Natural scenes on exhibit at chamber gallery
Dec16

Natural scenes on exhibit at chamber gallery

New Hampshire Art Association pastel artist Chris Reid will have her work on display in an exhibit titled, “The View Through My Eyes,” at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center beginning Dec. 22. “My work is a conversation with nature,” Reid said. “My paintings are more than simple depictions of place. Rather, they invite a choreographed dance of the eyes, where the viewer is invited to look deep into the depths of...

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Photos: A season all aglow
Dec16

Photos: A season all aglow

The holiday season is upon us and across the city families have decked the halls in anticipation. While some homes have had astounding displays for years, many more are all dressed up as more people stay home. Here are just a few of the outdoor lighting displays you can see: Borough Road 9 Peterson Circle 90 Primrose Lane 29 Winterberry Lane 45 Jackson Street Alice Drive and Kyle Street Elm Street Email news@theconcordinsider.com if...

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Book of the Week: Expert guide on crafting a tale
Dec16

Book of the Week: Expert guide on crafting a tale

On Writing and Worldbuilding By Timothy Hickson (233 pages, nonfiction, 2019)   If you’re looking to up your writing game, this book is great for learning more advanced techniques. You may know how to craft character and plot already, but find out how your characters affect plot and vice versa. Learn how to use exposition in a way that will make your writing look like the pros. Explore the link between your characters and...

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At nightfall, the lamplighter makes rounds
Dec16

At nightfall, the lamplighter makes rounds

Main Street in Concord is pictured here on a dark night, back on July 25, 1953. This photograph was taken shortly after Concord Electric installed new electric street lights on Main Street. Main Street wasn’t always so bright, light was indeed a luxury not easily afforded to our ancestors. In the 1880s, the Concord lamplighter still walked the old cobbled streets of downtown Concord. A lonely, solitary man fortunate to have a job...

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City news: Winter has arrived for the capital city
Dec16

City news: Winter has arrived for the capital city

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: Holiday closings and reminders City offices will be closing at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. City offices will be closing at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, through Friday,...

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Concluding the year with virtual activities

Jazz Sanctuary continues virtually This Sunday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m., “Holiday Music and the Jazz of Connection (While Apart)” will air virtually as a YouTube premier. During the pandemic, Jazz Sanctuary has launched a monthly themed “Conversation and Tunes,” and this month’s production samples album cuts from 11 consecutive years of holiday “friends and family” CDs shared annually by WildVine Jazz (Tim Wildman and Jock Irvine). Pastor...

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This week in Concord history

Dec. 17, 1979: New Hampshire’s multi-million dollar ski industry, already plagued by high fuel prices, is getting nervous about the winter. With just five days until the start of Christmas vacation, only six of the state’s 35 ski areas are open. Not only has there been a shortage of natural snow, but warm weather has hindered artificial snowmaking operations. Ski area operators are praying for a heavy snowfall before Christmas to bail...

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