Tattoo Q&A: Arrows and Embers’ Sean Ambrose
Jan29

Tattoo Q&A: Arrows and Embers’ Sean Ambrose

What is your background experience as a tattoo artist? Bikers and devil worship. (Just kidding.) I apprenticed here in New Hampshire and traveled up and down the east coast tattooing and learning until I opened Arrows and Embers 10 years ago this April! How did you decide to pursue this profession? When I found tattooing, it was kismet. I was always drawing even as a child and as soon as I learned what a tattoo artist was, I knew....

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Bring some jazz to your January
Jan29

Bring some jazz to your January

Wrap up a musical month with the popular annual “Jazz in January,” on Friday, at 7:30 p.m., at Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall St. in downtown Concord. A stellar lineup of jazz artists from the Music School faculty present a perennially popular evening of jazz, including Latin, New Orleans, swing, and band originals, with plenty of musical surprises. Since 2002, Hermanos has served a buffet, included in the cost. The Musicians...

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This week in Concord history
Jan29

This week in Concord history

Jan. 29, 2003: State Commissioner of Education Nick Donohue encourages Franklin to continue pursuing a charter school, but he says it must benefit all students, not just the at-risk kids it’s intended for. “I don’t think you are on the road toward ruining your public system,” Donohue tells charter advocates of their preliminary plan for an alternative to the high school. “But I urge you to keep a close eye on that.”   Jan. 29,...

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The yogi: Floor mats, a broken flashlight and Job Lots

I met Doris on an ordinary day at Ocean State Job Lot. Moments after our meeting, an ordinary day turned extraordinary. I was running a few errands up on the Heights after morning classes at the yoga studio. One of those errands was to buy new floor mats for our entryway, so I rolled into Ocean State Job Lot on what seemed like an ordinary Tuesday afternoon. I found a pile of heavy floor mats in gray, blue and black. The pile was as...

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Entertainment listings

Live Music Wednesday  Nihco Gallo at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Chad Verbeck at Concord Craft Brewing from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. David Levine, Roger Duhaime and friends play Irish music at Area 23 at 5:30 p.m. Thursday Richard Gardzina at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. April Cushman at Cheers from 5 to 8 p.m. Fruition with opener Caleb Elliot at the Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. Bar opens at 6 p.m. Tickets $20 general, $30 balcony, plus $2 at the door...

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Tattoo Q&A: Eternal Alchemy’s Heather Smith

What is your background experience as a tattoo artist? I have a masters degree in sculpture and drawing from the University of Iowa and have been both internationally published for my work in sculpture as well as yattoo art. I apprenticed under Jerry Schwartz at Acupuncture Tattoo in Newport, RI, for a year. Then, I went on to open my own studio in Massachusetts where I worked for 15 years before deciding to strike out as a solo...

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City newsletter: Primary nears, plus some trainings
Jan29

City newsletter: Primary nears, plus some trainings

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: Ward Two helpers needed Ward Two residents, the city clerk’s office is looking for residents that live within Ward Two in the city of Concord to work at the polls on Election Day on Tuesday, Feb. 110. If you’re interested, please contact...

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Tattoo Q&A: Buzz Ink’s John Easter

  What is your background experience as a tattoo artist?  I started my apprenticeship at Buzz Ink in 2015. I received my tattoo license in 2017, and have been here since. How did you decide to pursue this profession? I have always loved most forms of art, and I was obsessed with tattoos from the first time I saw one as a kid. What is the process for the customer? Can they walk in off the street or do they have to meet with you...

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Tattoo Q&A: Capital City’s Scott Flanders
Jan29

Tattoo Q&A: Capital City’s Scott Flanders

What is your background experience as a tattoo artist? I’ve been a licensed tattoo artist here in N.H. for over 6 years. My company Capital City Tattoo has been a growing successful company in the downtown area on Main St. How did you decide to pursue this profession? I have been a artist since I was a child. I was told by a friend one day I should try tattooing. I disagreed with him. A few years later, I started out to chase the...

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Capital region tattoo shops
Jan29

Capital region tattoo shops

Here are some of the places in the greater Concord area that can help you get that tattoo you’ve been dreaming of. On the next pages, you can learn more about a few of them. Arrows and Embers Manchester St., Concord 988-6067 arrowsandemberstattoo.com arrowsandembers@gmail.com Artists: Sean Ambrose, Jason Dasaro, Amy Borch, Will Self   Blood Oath Tattoo 15 Pleasant St., Concord 227-6912 steve.cummings344@yahoo.com Artists: Steve...

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Seven Horses latest shop to open in region
Jan29

Seven Horses latest shop to open in region

Seven Horses Tattoo is new to the capital city, but not new to tattooing. The shop opened October after the owners, Angel and Randy Burham, moved from Epping. “I’ve been tattooing for 20 years,” Angel Burham said. “I opened my first studio in Manchester in 2008; that was called Bittersweet Tattoo.” She started solo, and her husband joined the business seven years ago. They moved to Epping at a shop more upscale vibe but were only...

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Bulletin board: Taking a look ahead in Legislature
Jan29

Bulletin board: Taking a look ahead in Legislature

Immunization clinic Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association offers a monthly Walk-In Immunization Clinic for children and adults who are uninsured, underserved, and who have no access to these needed services in order to lead a healthy lifestyle. The next will be Monday from 1 to 4 p.m. Immunization Clinics are at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Outreach Center, 21 Centre St. in Concord. A fee of $10 is requested per person. Children...

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Echo from  the Past
Jan29

Echo from  the Past

The hoofs over the cobblestone, such rhythm in time, a thought from yesteryear, sadly, just not mine. The trolley on Main street, with our ancestors about town, must have been a joyous sight, a memory when we were not around. Tranquil evenings under the moon, before the electric light, not known today, but it must have been a sight. A simple life, with people very content, not a life known today, but we know what they meant. Thoughts...

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Tattoo Q&A: Derma Designs’ Butch Evans

What is your background experience as a tattoo artist?  More than 60 years as an artist and more than 20 years as a tattoo artist. How did you decide to pursue this profession? It looked interesting and fun. What is the process for the customer? Can they walk in off the street or do they have to meet with you before? We do take walk-ins, but if it’s a larger piece, an appointment is better. Do you institute a waiting period if...

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Breaking free through books
Jan29

Breaking free through books

The Giver of Stars By Jojo Moyes 2019/390 pages/ fiction   Englishwoman Alice Wright meets and marries American Bennet Van Cleve in a whirlwind romance. They travel by ocean liner back to America, and Bennet and his father take her to their home in Kentucky. It is far from what Alice had imagined. Her father-in-law is demanding and domineering, her husband Bennet is suddenly cold, and the townspeople mock Alice’s ways and accent....

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