Author events

Rom com rompIt’s a rom-com party event! Meredith Tate and Cameron Lund visit Gibson’s Bookstore virtually on May 20 at 7 p.m. to present their new young adult novels, Shipped, and Heartbreakers and Faker. It’s enemies to lovers and faking dating tropes all the way through tonight. Tate grew up in Concord, where she fell in love with her two passions: writing and traveling. She earned her master’s degree in social work from the...

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City newsletter: Be cautious with water usage
May12

City newsletter: Be cautious with water usage

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:Drought conditionsAs of May 6, recent rain made minor drought improvements to southern areas of the state. All of New Hampshire continues to experience drought conditions, with 67.12% being abnormally dry and 32.88% being in a moderate...

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Pierce Manse opens for summer season
May12

Pierce Manse opens for summer season

The Pierce Manse, the historic Concord home of New Hampshire’s only U.S. President, Franklin Pierce, will re-open for guided tours on May 27. The Manse will be open Thursday through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through October. Visitors and tour guides alike are required to wear a face covering and to follow social distancing guidelines during the tour.Franklin Pierce was President of the United States from 1853 to 1857 and is the only...

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This week in Concord history

May 13, 1726: A group of Massachusetts colonists with a royal land grant arrive to settle Penny Cook. They find Judge Sewall, the first white settler, living on his 500-acre tract on the east side of the Merrimack. May 13, 1774: The New Hampshire Gazette of Portsmouth reports that the king has closed the port of Boston. May 13, 1974: Gov. Mel Thomson advises all secretaries in his office to cease use of the title “Ms.” in official...

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A WWII cooking contest
May12

A WWII cooking contest

The Kitchen FrontBy Jennifer Ryan(416 pages, fiction, 2021)The year is 1942 in England and the country is reeling from Germany’s attacks. The Blitz is going on in London, and people there and in the countryside are constantly on the lookout for enemy bombers. Losses of men – husbands, fathers, brothers and sons – are terrible, and hardships mount. Many foods are rationed. Some examples: each person is limited to four ounces of bacon,...

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