City newsletter: Golf returns, survey for businesses
May14

City newsletter: Golf returns, survey for businesses

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: Beaver Meadow reopens Beaver Meadow Golf Course is reopened on Monday, May 11, with guidelines in place to provide a safe and enjoyable experience to guests. Please see their website for more information bmgc.golf. Other updates will be...

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Author event: Before and after society falters
May14

Author event: Before and after society falters

Two New Hampshire authors visit Gibson’s Bookstore virtually to discuss their new spring books on Thursday, May 14, at 6 p.m. Anthony Caplan presents Yet Today, a novel about normal people pushed to the brink while society functions, and Sam Kench, presenting The Fall of Polite, about New Hampshire families and characters struggling in lawlessness after society falls. Gibson’s will be hosting Caplan and Kench via Zoom...

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It’s time to get scoopin’
May14

It’s time to get scoopin’

It’s finally getting to that time of year when more days are warm than cold (despite what Saturday’s snowfall would have you believe). With temperatures on the rise, that can only mean one thing: ice cream season. Greater Concord area scoopers are opening their windows to all those in search of a delicious cone or sundae. Just a reminder: Like most everything these days, hours and availability are subject to change, be sure to call in...

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Children’s book: A bit o’ fun from DePaola
May14

Children’s book: A bit o’ fun from DePaola

Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato Written and illustrated by Tomie DePaola (32 pages, 1992, children’s fiction) There is nothing like a tale told by Tomie DePaola with its distinct illustrations and lively tone. You’ll find yourself speaking with an Irish brogue as you read this fun tale aloud about “Jamie O’Rourke the laziest man in all of Ireland.”  Now Jamie’s poor overworked wife is in bed and can’t get up, so it is up to Jamie to...

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Book review: Get swept away by great storytelling
May14

Book review: Get swept away by great storytelling

The Name of the Wind By Patrick Rothfuss (Fantasty, 722 pages, 2008) Currently on Libby as e-book     As the roads become dangerous and foreign threats turn soldiers to mercenaries, a new menace stumbles upon the sleepy village of Newarre. But was it perhaps drawn there, seeking out a kingkiller in hiding? A bloodless, powerful man who has fought with angels? Quiet innkeeper Kvothe may be more than he appears to the village...

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Book review: A WWII tale
May14

Book review: A WWII tale

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir By Jennifer Ryan (Fiction, 371 pages, 2017)   It is March 1940 during World War II in the English countryside, and the vicar has closed the choir because the men in the choir have gone to war. But the women start up the Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, led by the free-spirited Miss Prim. This story is told through different characters’ letters and journals. Mrs. Tilling’s son has gone to fight and she must give...

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This week in Concord history
May14

This week in Concord history

May 13, 2003: In a bold move, the Senate Judiciary Committee strips the parental notification provision from the House parental notification bill and instead passes an amended bill that outlines the required counseling a minor must receive before she can have an abortion.   May 13, 2000: Although mourning the death of Adam Petty the day before, drivers and race officials at New Hampshire International Speedway make clear the show...

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Book of the Week: A modern fable
May14

Book of the Week: A modern fable

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse By Charlie Mackesy (Fable, 128 pages, 2019)     In a world today that is full of uncertainty and confusion it is welcoming to read a book about friendship and love. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is a well written short story to help us escape reality even if it’s just for a short period of time. This book follows the lives of four not so typical friends who spend time on a...

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