Book: Cursed child has special abilities
Aug23

Book: Cursed child has special abilities

The Young Elites By Marie Lu (355, young adult adult fiction, 2014) If you like X-Men, you’ll love The Young Elites. Adelina isn’t like everyone else. She survived the blood fever, but sometimes surviving can be worse. Marked by the fever, she is ostracized as an abomination. A malfetto. A curse her father reminds her of daily. One that is hunted by the royal guard. But sometimes curses fight back. Those who survived were also given...

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Book: Fantasy  page-turner
Aug23

Book: Fantasy page-turner

Halfway to the Grave By Jeaniene Frost (384 pages, fiction, 2009) If you’re a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you’ll love Halfway to the Grave. One spunky, sarcastic heroine plus one brooding, suave vampire equals a push and pull romance that will leave you wanting more. Cat, a half vampire-half human, is dead set on killing every last vampire to atone for the crime against her mother that caused her abomination. But Bones, a British...

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Theatre show has three in one
Aug23

Theatre show has three in one

An evening of “Loose Connections” offers playgoers escape from reality, altered reality, and re-sets of reality for characters grappling with challenges forced on them by the unavoidable, the unexpected, and the inexplicable. Come get your reality checks at Hatbox Theatre’s production of three original one-acts by local playwrights Jane (“J.J.”) Hunt, Alan Lindsay and Doug Schwarz from Friday, Aug. 21, through Sunday, Aug. 30....

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Gibson’s has more author meet, greets
Aug23

Gibson’s has more author meet, greets

Gibson’s Bookstore continues to host author events virtually. Rick Tyler Rick Tyler visits Gibson’s Bookstore virtually on Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. to discuss how caring for your fellow man and environment are not exclusive from being politically conservative, with his book Still Right. A leading political analyst navigates an unfamiliar terrain of what it means to be a conservative in the Trump Era in Still Right. Since 2016, “conservative”...

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City News: Concord Transit provides bus services

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: Everett Arena reopening After being closed since March due to COVID-19, the Douglas N. Everett Arena will be reopening this weekend. Once other businesses in New Hampshire started to reopen, the Everett Arena also started planning to...

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Everett Arena to reopen next weekend; ice rink to return in September
Aug23

Everett Arena to reopen next weekend; ice rink to return in September

The Everett Arena will reopen next weekend after a four-month shutdown due to COVID-19, at half capacity and with masks required. Another change is that the front entrance will be closed to control traffic flow. Only the side door will be used to enter and exit. Ice rink operations are slated to return in early September. The first trade show will be the Little Giant Comics “Old School” Comic Show on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to...

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Poem: Moses Malone
Aug23

Poem: Moses Malone

There was a young man, named Moses Malone, he was born in our town, we considered him our own. Moses was orphaned young, lived here and a little there, people watched him grow, a fine young man, people did care. For fifty dollars he signed on the line, the army recruiter promised much, heard he was at Gettysburg, but locals say he fell out of touch. The train arrived at the depot, on a very foggy Sunday morn, a flagged draped coffin...

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This week in Concord history

Aug. 20, 1948: Lifeguards for Manchester’s municipal swimming pools go on strike, forcing the city to close two pools and leave others unsupervised. The workers are seeking a $5 pay raise from $28 to $33 per week, and have rejected the city’s offer of $2. Aug. 20, 1853: Jefferson Davis, U.S. secretary of war, arrives in Concord. He dines at the Phenix Hotel, takes a ride through town and talks to residents at the Eagle Hotel. Those...

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Looking back: Discovering family history in the attic
Aug23

Looking back: Discovering family history in the attic

There are times in life when we simply place things somewhere to keep them safe. We might cherish the item and protect it from damage or theft. These special items in need of a special place might be connected to your family in some way and the memory is preserved for another day. For my family that place was the attic of my childhood home. I would venture into the attic as a young boy to explore each and every cardboard box. There...

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