So much Saturday sound
Jan07

So much Saturday sound

Live music Wednesday Scott Solsky at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Justin Cohn at Concord Craft Brewing from 5:30 to 7:20 p.m. Thursday Ryan Williamson at Cheers from 5 to 8 p.m. Bach Lunch Lecture with Peggy Senter on “Music of Mozart, Beethoven and Bridge” at 12:10 p.m. at the Concord Community Music School. Zoo Crew at Penuche’s at 9 p.m. Friday Mark Bartram at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Mikey G. at Chen Yang Li in Bow from 8 to 11 p.m. Alan...

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Some wintery announcements in Concord
Jan07

Some wintery announcements in Concord

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: Tree collection Christmas tree collection began Monday and will continue for two weeks in coordination with residential curbside trash and recycling collection.  Residents can place Christmas trees curbside for disposal on their regular...

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Bulletin board
Jan07

Bulletin board

H20 helping heal with others H20 helping heal with others, a bereavement program for children (ages 6 to 18) and their families, is Saturday, Jan. 11, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Concord, 55 Bradley St., in Concord. H20 is held on the second Saturday of each month at the same time. Grief is difficult. Connecting with others who have had a similar experience, in a safe and caring environment, often...

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Unexpected yoga lesson from Disney movie
Jan07

Unexpected yoga lesson from Disney movie

Over the holidays, my family and I went to see Frozen 2. I was prepared to enjoy it. I was prepared to laugh, to cry and to tap my feet to the music. I was prepared to be immersed in the Disney story machine for a couple of hours. I wasn’t prepared for a yoga lesson that would remind me of my father. It’s not my intention to review the movie here. I wouldn’t be very good at it, since the last movie I saw in the theater was Finding...

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Read Local: ‘From The Midway’ by Leaf Seligman
Jan07

Read Local: ‘From The Midway’ by Leaf Seligman

‘From the Midway: Unfolding Stories of Redemption and Belonging is out now and available at Gibson’s  Bookstore or through Bauhan Publishing in  Peterborough. How do we know ourselves? How can we be seen for who we truly are? How do we find redemption in a world that conspires to separate us? Leaf Seligman explores these and other questions in a collection of linked stories from the midway of a carnival traveling through the Jim Crow...

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Book of the Week: Experimental form explores violence
Jan07

Book of the Week: Experimental form explores violence

In the Dream House Carmen Maria Machado 2019/272 pages / memoir In The Dream House is a haunting look at psychological abuse and the ways in which it often goes unrecognized, particularly in queer communities. The book focuses on Machado’s own harrowing experience with intimate partner violence and points out how rarely abuse in same-sex relationships is acknowledged and discussed. In The Dream House represents Machado’s effort to...

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This week in Concord History
Jan07

This week in Concord History

Jan. 7, 2002: Concord’s new mayor, Mike Donovan, welcomes the new city council and outlines his priorities for the city. It is Donovan’s first city council meeting as the mayor, as well as six new councilors’ first times at the table. Jan. 7, 2001: Two months – and $2.4 million – after losing the governor’s election, Gordon Humphrey says he’ll probably try again in 2002, the Monitor reports. Jan. 7, 2000: A day after pledging “tax...

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