Annual Monarch Festival joins streaming list
Sep11

Annual Monarch Festival joins streaming list

Every September since 2013, Petals in the Pines in Canterbury has looked forward to the Monarch Festival, which attracts hundreds of people from around New Hampshire. This year, because of COVID-19, they are going to do this event online. They are excited about this opportunity because now it doesn’t matter where you live, you’ll be able to take part in the festival. Starting at 9 a.m. on Sept. 12, they will broadcast to you from the...

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City newsletter: Mask mandate in effect
Sep11

City newsletter: Mask mandate in effect

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: Face mask ordinance On Monday, Aug. 31, the Concord City Council passed a face-covering ordinance during a special public hearing. The ordinance is effective immediately and will remain in effect through Jan. 2, 2021, unless otherwise...

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Bulletin Board: Authors share books virtually

Hall presents novel virtually Meredith Hall (Without A Map) visits Gibson’s Bookstore virtually on Sept. 14 at 7:15 p.m. to share her radiant debut novel, Beneficence, a study of love – both its gifts and its obligations – that will stay with readers long after the last page. With a rare tenderness and compassion, Beneficence illuminates the heart’s enduring covenants and compromises. Meredith will be joined in conversation by Wesley...

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Book: Game takes on life of its own
Sep11

Book: Game takes on life of its own

Ender’s Game By Orson Scott Card (380 pages, young adult science fiction, 1985) It’s just a game. A game that means life or death for the planet. Our fate lies in the hands of children. They’re the only ones who can try the daring maneuvers necessary to defeat the aliens, the Buggers, without being hindered by an adult conscience. But what will the war do to the children? Ender starts to see things. The game starts taking on a life of...

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This week in Concord History

Sept. 10, 2001: A Barnstead police officer who had been suspended without pay is arrested for allegedly destroying paperwork after arresting a drunken driver. The officer a charged with tampering with public records, a misdemeanor.   Sept. 10, 2000: NBC’s The West Wing wins a record-tying eight Emmy Awards, putting the show about a president from New Hampshire in the elite company of ER and Hill Street Blues – the only...

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Book of the Week: Mysteries pile up
Sep11

Book of the Week: Mysteries pile up

The Old Success By Martha Grimes (243 pages, mystery, 2019) Brian Macalvie of the Devon-Cornwall police is called when the body of a woman is found by two young girls, washed up on Hell’s Bay, on an island off the Cornish coast. Around the same time, Richard Jury from Scotland Yard is at Land’s End, in The Old Success pub talking to Tom Brownell. Brownell is a legend in the London Metropolitan Police for solving nearly all of his...

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Looking back: Concord Lumber Company
Sep11

Looking back: Concord Lumber Company

Concord Lumber Company was established by Arthur G. Stevens in 1904 here in Concord. The founder’s son, Arthur W. Stevens, became part owner of Concord Lumber Company in 1915 and managed the company until his passing in October, 1962. Gallup Lumber Company of Plainfield, Conn., purchased Concord Lumber Company in 1964 appointing John Saturley of Pembroke the manager of the Concord operation. James Spain

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