Entertainment listings: July 15-22
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Entertainment listings: July 15-22

Live music July 15 Michael Walsh at Hermanos from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Kid Pinky at Eagle Square at 7 p.m. Bass Drop with DJ Lance at Area 23 at 7 p.m. July 16 Scott Solsky Album Release at Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. Tickets $15; $10 livestream (plus fees) Veggie Burger with Bacon at Area 23 at 8 p.m. River Sister at SHARA Vineyards from 6 to 8 p.m. July 17 Ken Clark at Hermanos from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Seth Glier at Fletcher-Murphy Park...

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Clear your schedule for homemade ice cream
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Clear your schedule for homemade ice cream

  If you’re in the mood for ice cream now, stop reading this and go look at capital area ice cream stands (page 8). If you want ice cream and are willing to invest a fair bit of time into making it yourself, carry on. Aside from the time component, making ice cream isn’t too challenging. Over the weekend I tried two recipes: a traditional Vanilla Ice Cream from the Betty Crocker cookbook and a vegan Vanilla ice cream recipe by...

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City news: Drought conditions continue despite rain
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City news: Drought conditions continue despite rain

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: Use water wisely As of July 8, drought conditions have not changed much from last week despite receiving heavy amounts of rain. Currently, 3.93% of the state is in a severe drought, 53.14% is in a moderate drought, 32.54% (including...

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This week in Concord history

July 15, 1605: Samuel de Champlain, a French explorer, sails into Piscataqua Bay.   July 15, 1822: The hail that falls in Concord today is “of a sufficient size to break glass and cut down the corn,” according to a local history.   July 15, 1832: Six convicts escape from the state prison in Concord by splitting a stone in the roofing of their cell and letting themselves down the wall by their blankets. Four are captured in...

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Book: The Rough Patch
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Book: The Rough Patch

By Brian Lies (Children’s picture book, fiction, 2018 ) Lush illustrations and tender storytelling make this children’s book about loss, grief, and healing one of the more beautiful picture books I’ve read recently. Evan is a fox who does everything with his pet dog, who is his best friend and trusted companion. Their favorite activity is tending Evan’s garden. Then “one day, the unthinkable happened.” The dog dies, apparently...

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Scoop spots you won’t want to miss
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Scoop spots you won’t want to miss

Sunday is the day for sundaes this week. July 18 is recognized as National Ice Cream Day. Luckily for those in the Concord area, there are plenty of places that serve up scoops of creamy deliciousness. We at the Insider know that making a decision of this caliber can be a challenge, so we called around to see what ice cream flavors are worth a try. Here are the responses. Arnie’s Place 164 Loudon Road, Concord (603) 228-3225,...

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