Bulletin board: Virtual performances

Online performances The Capitol Center for the Arts and Bank of N.H. Stage both remain closed but continue to offer virtual programming. Upcoming shows and concerts, which can be found at ccanh.com, include: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Multiple dates, times. This enchanting new British musical explores the extraordinary world of a sorcerer and his rebellious daughter, as she discovers the explosive possibilities of her newfound magical...

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Poem: Moments
Apr16

Poem: Moments

Perhaps we were brought here, this special time and place my friend, to look back at the moments, enjoy this day until the end. Life has been amazing, each day another chapter in my book, It has lasted for many years, enjoying every day that it took. Years do pass slowly, each day passes too fast, look back over the years, from the first ones to the last. Love is not complicated, moments together we did spend, we walked the earth in...

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Apr16

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: Everett Arena The Douglas N. Everett Arena has ended its ice season and has returned to concrete flooring for upcoming spring and summer events. Some shows are lined up to take place at the arena over the next few months and roller...

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Looking back: Concord Dairy Company
Apr16

Looking back: Concord Dairy Company

  This photograph portrays the original Concord Dairy Company that became a co-op in 1921. The first Concord Dairy was located at 84 Washington Street in Concord, near the present-day University of New Hampshire Law School. Concord Dairy was located on the site of the current UNH Law School parking lot where the building pictured was located. The Concord Dairy purchased the 84 Washington Street property, then known as the...

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Blind Search
Apr16

Blind Search

Blind Search By Paula Munier (340 pages, mystery, 2019) Mercy Carr was an MP in Afghanistan and her dog, Elvis, was also there, trained to search for guns and bombs.  Now both have left the military and live in rural Vermont.  Mercy has a cabin and they are trying to live a quiet life, enjoying the beauty of Vermont in October.  But Mercy and Elvis find a lost nine-year-old boy named Henry in the woods.  They also find a woman, shot...

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The Secret Lives of Church Ladies
Apr16

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies By Deesha Philyaw (179 pages, fiction, 2020) This book is spectacular; I devoured it in one sitting and was immediately hungry for more. It consists of several short stories, each featuring a Black girl or woman grappling with something of an existential crisis. As the characters struggle with finding a sense of self, they also must navigate their relationships with others. These relationships may be...

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This week in Concord History

April 15, 1861: Three days after the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, the first call for troops reaches Concord by telegraph from Washington, D.C., at 8 a.m. Friends rush across to the Phenix Hotel to awaken Edward E. Sturtevant, a popular police officer and former printer. Sturtevant rushes to the State House and, fulfilling his fondest wish, becomes New Hampshire’s first Civil War volunteer.   April 15, 1928: Augusta...

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