Entertainment for week of Oct. 7

Live music Oct. 7 Craig Fahey at Hermanos from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 8 Dan Bauer, Becca Myari, Gardner Berry, Jack Bopp, and Sam McKenna at Area 23 at 8 p.m. Rap Night at Penuche’s at 9 p.m. Grain Thief with Green Heron at the Bank of NH Stage at 8 p.m. Chris Palermo at the Pittsfield Moonlight Meadery from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9 Rhythm Upstairs album release at Area 23 at 8 p.m. Trade at Penuche’s at 9 p.m. Andre North at Concord Craft...

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Book: Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am
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Book: Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am

Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am By Julia Cooke (266 pages, nonfiction history, 2021) Come Fly the World is a new book about what it was like to work as a stewardess (the bygone term for “flight attendant”) for Pan American Airways in the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. In ways that feel reminiscent of the TV show Mad Men, this story is at once thought-provoking, aspirational, infuriating, and immensely...

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Bulletin board: Author event at Gibsons

Mansfield to present book Howard Mansfield returns to Gibson’s Bookstore to present his newest book, Chasing Eden: A Book of Seekers on Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Chasing Eden is about the seekers all around us, about Americans seeking their Promised Land, their utopia out on the horizon – which by definition, is ever receding before us. In Chasing Eden we meet a gathering of Americans – the Shakers in the twilight of their utopia; the...

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Book: Circe
Oct06

Book: Circe

Circe By Madeline Miller (385 pages, fantasy, 2018) Madeline Miller’s stunning second novel opens with the line “When I was born, the name for what I was did not exist.” So begins the never-ending quest of Circe, the much-beleaguered, secondary antagonist from the famous tale of Odysseus we all remember from literature.  Traditionally, Circe is only featured in a few pages in the Greek myth of Odysseus, where she is portrayed as a...

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This week in Concord history

Oct. 8, 2001: Concord area cancer patients and their families win a prolonged and sometimes agonizing battle, when a state board approves Concord Hospital’s plan to bring radiation treatments closer to home. The decision clears the way for the hospital to install a $7.8 million radiation device in its new cancer treatment center. Oct. 8, 1856: A show called Price’s Ethiopian Minstrels opens at Concord’s Phenix Hall. The show,...

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City man steps up to restore gate
Oct06

City man steps up to restore gate

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: Resident restores Old North Cemetery gate Concord resident Doug Wyman painted the gate at Old North Cemetery to give it a beautiful, refreshed look. He intends to continue painting a section at a time going forward. Thank you to Doug for...

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