Capitol Center for the Arts hits 25-year mark
Nov06

Capitol Center for the Arts hits 25-year mark

The Capitol Center for the Arts opened Nov. 9, 1995, to much fanfare after a multi-million dollar fundraising campaign and renovation. The celebration of its 25th anniversary is subdued this year, but a notable milestone for one of the city’s artistic landmarks. Like everything, the coronavirus pandemic has limited gatherings, with arts organization particularly hard-hit. The Capitol Center is offering a few socially-distanced shows...

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Epic author, poet to hold virtual talks

Gibson’s Bookstore welcomes back Terry Brooks online Nov. 6 at 7 p.m., as he presents The Last Druid, the conclusion to his Shannara series, an epic event 40 years in the making . Brooks !will be in-conversation with a moderator.Hope blooms anew for the Four Lands in this riveting conclusion, not only to the Fall of Shannara series but to the entire Shannara saga.Since he first began the Shannara saga in 1977, Brooks has had a clear...

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New housing complex, arena reopening
Nov06

New housing complex, arena reopening

The city manager’s office sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The full newsletter can be found by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the “Newsletter” button. Here are some highlights:Penacook LandingThe City of Concord and The Caleb Group, a non-profit affordable housing organization based in Swampscott, Mass., are pleased to announce the completion and opening of Penacook Landing, Phase I at 33 Canal Street,...

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Partners create arts corridor up Route 3
Nov06

Partners create arts corridor up Route 3

The Route 3 Art Trail is a new collaborative partnership designed to encourage people to participate in and enjoy local art, artists and creative events along the Route 3 corridor between Concord, Penacook and Boscawen. The idea was conceived by local artist and Twiggs Gallery owner Adele Sanborn who pitched the idea of creating an arts corridor along Route 3 connecting Kimball Jenkins in Concord, Making Matters N.H. in Penacook and...

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This week in Concord history

Nov. 5, 1940: Arthur Smart of Tilton wins a seat in the state Senate at 29, despite the requirement that senators be 30 years old. When a Monitor reporter discovers the discrepancy, Smart will be ousted.   Nov. 5, 1967: At the Bedford home of Sylvia Chaplain, a group of New Hampshire Democrats gathers to hear the ideas of activist Allard Lowenstein. Lowenstein’s agenda: to draft Sen. Eugene McCarthy to run for president as a...

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Book of the Week: Beating the Lunch Box Blues
Nov06

Book of the Week: Beating the Lunch Box Blues

Beating the Lunch Box Blues By J.M. Hirsch (198 pages, nonfiction, 2013)   Tired of taking the same food to work all the time? This book has lots of yummy pictures to show you how to spice up your meals. It gives you ideas for new things to try with your old beloved foods. It also gives you ideas for new foods to try. You don’t have to be bored with the same old same old. And it shows you quick recipes to make that are great for...

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Book of the Week: Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe
Nov06

Book of the Week: Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe

Midnight at the Blackbird Café By Heather Webber (333 pages, fiction, 2019)   Anna Kate travels to the small town of Wicklow, Alabama, to settle her beloved Grandmother Zee’s estate and close up Zee’s thriving Blackbird Café. There’s a mystery about the Blackbird Café. It is said that if you eat the blackbird pie (fruit and a secret ingredient) then you may get a message from a departed loved one in your dreams. Some people in...

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