Multicultural Festival set for next week
Sep09

Multicultural Festival set for next week

The countdown to Concord’s annual Multicultural Festival is on. The annual event is in a new location this year and will be held at Keach Park on Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Welcoming Week will run Sept. 10 to 19, concluding with the festival. It offers an opportunity for organizations and communities to bring together immigrants, refugees, and long-time residents to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming...

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Entertainment week of Sept. 9
Sep09

Entertainment week of Sept. 9

Live Music Sept. 9 State Street Combo at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Drum Circle at Area 23 at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 R&B Dignity at Area 23 at 8 p.m. Odd Project at Penuche’s. $5 cover, 21+ Brad Myrick at SHARA Vineyards at 6 p.m. Carbon Leaf at Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. $25+ Sept. 11 Gerry Beaudoin at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Blues Bros. Tribute at Area 23 at 8 p.m. Jam at Area 23 from 2 to 5 p.m. Kyle Klose at Penuche’s. $5 cover, 21+...

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The Unkindness of Ravens
Sep09

The Unkindness of Ravens

The Unkindness of Ravens By M. E. Hilliard (329 pages, mystery, 2021) Greer Hogan is a librarian working in the village of Raven Hill, New York. The Public Library there is in an interesting old manor house, complete with a “Raven Room” as the kids call it – Horatio Ravenscroft’s study, with beautiful, leather-bound books and a huge stuffed raven. Greer left a high-paying job in New York City after the tragic death of her young...

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Bulletin board

Gasholder discussion The Concord Historical Society will be hosting a special presentation about Concord’s Historic Gasholder on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. The program will include a brief history of the Gasholder by Historic Preservationist Elizabeth Hengen and an overview of the Gasholder’s current status and future plans by Jennifer Goodman, Director of the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance. There will be ample time for questions from...

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The Bear Who Shared
Sep09

The Bear Who Shared

The Bear Who Shared By Catherine Rayner (children’s fiction, 2011) Norris is a wise bear. He is waiting for the last ripe fruit, a plorringe, to fall. But lively Tulip and Violet are waiting, too. The fruit “smells of honey and sunny days.” It looks and smells delicious. Who will get to taste it when it falls? This is a charming picture book about sharing (even when you are the biggest and strongest, and don’t have to), and making new...

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City news: New pollinator garden in White Park
Sep09

City news: New pollinator garden in White Park

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: Pollinator garden A huge shout out and thank you to the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law students who volunteered to help with our second pollinator garden in White Park. Parks employees David and Chris were on hand to help. We love our...

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The Night Hawks: A Ruth Galloway Mystery
Sep09

The Night Hawks: A Ruth Galloway Mystery

The Night Hawks: A Ruth Galloway Mystery By Elly Griffiths (350 pages, mystery, 2021) The Night Hawks are a group of amateur archaeologists who scour the coastal land and beaches of Norfolk with metal detectors, looking for treasure. They like to go out at night because there are fewer people around. But Ruth Galloway, now head of the Archaeology Department at North Norfolk University, dislikes them because they don’t know how to...

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