Poem: Covered Bridge
Dec24

Poem: Covered Bridge

Just an old covered bridge, spanning the brook, surrounded by vibrant foliage, the same bridge our ancestors took. Nestled in the deep forest, on the road near a farm, the bridge that pays tribute, to the people that pass without harm. A refuge to man and his horse, for many years past and more, when history was respected, in New England days of lore. This covered bridge made by craftsmen, so many admirers still take a look, just an...

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Book: Check out King biography
Dec24

Book: Check out King biography

Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King By Lisa Rogak (310 pages, nonfiction, 2008)   Ever wanted to know the man behind the horror? How does he get his ideas? These stories may be realer than you think to the renowned author Stephen King. Yes, even The Shining. This book goes over the makings of a world-famous author. His origin story. How he struggled to get noticed as an author, despite submitting his work to...

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Poem: The  Mansion
Dec24

Poem: The Mansion

The brick mansion, under the slate roof old, has sheltered many families, many Christmas stories told. New lives were started, where many lives did end, the brick house holds secrets well, just like a dear old friend. There were times of joy, but not always so, the old brick house on North Main, where so many young children did grow. Generations have passed, the memories this mansion does hold, the brick mansion, under the slate roof...

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Book: ‘Harry Potter’ for adults
Dec24

Book: ‘Harry Potter’ for adults

A Deadly Education By Naomi Novik (336, fiction, 2020)   After the second time he saved my life, I decided that Orion Lake needed to die.  He can keep his flashy heroics away from me; I don’t need help surviving the Scholomance like his fans do.  Forget the monsters, cursed artifacts and the deadly peril in this boarding school; I’m probably the most dangerous thing here.  Give me a chance and my spells can kill millions, even...

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Fun, festive activities for the whole family

Capitol Center adds more virtual shows On Friday, the Capitol Center for the Arts announced two more virtual shows to its partnership line-up. Celtic Thunder Christmas will air Thursday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. With the holidays just around the corner, and everyone begins to work on their holiday shopping list, what better way to make your holiday list complete than to include Celtic Thunder a part of your holiday cheer? Get in the spirit...

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Book: Sidekick moves to big league
Dec24

Book: Sidekick moves to big league

Hench By Natalie Zina Walschots (416 pages, fiction, 2020) Anna does boring things for terrible people because even supervillains need office help. As a data entry temp, she’s just a cog in the machine. But at her newest assignment, everything goes very wrong, and an encounter with the “ultimate superhero” leaves her badly injured. Compared to the other bodies strewn about, she’s the lucky one. So, of course, then she gets laid off....

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This week in Concord history
Dec24

This week in Concord history

Dec. 24, 2000: Several former Union Leader correspondents announce they’re starting up a free weekly competitor. HippoPress Manchester, scheduled to hit the streets in the new year, will focus on younger readers with a mix of reporting on restaurants, night clubs and the arts. Dec. 24, 1999: Wolfeboro Falls Postmaster Laura Cronin reports that her annual work as Santa’s secretary is going well. The job entails showing the letters to...

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