Walker Lecture Series announce fall line-up
Sep17

Walker Lecture Series announce fall line-up

Since 1896, the Walker Lecture Series has brought stimulating speakers and musicians to Concord. COVID forced a change from live performances to virtual ones, but now the series is back in the Concord City Auditorium for the fall 2021 season. “We plan to be in the Audi for the year,” said Walker trustee Jon Kelly. “If things change, we will adjust.” Travelogues have long been a staple of the Walker Lecture Series and fall 2021...

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Entertainment for week of Sept. 16
Sep17

Entertainment for week of Sept. 16

Live music Sept. 16 Ken Clark at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Drum Circle at Area 23 at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 Blue Light Rain at Bank of NH Stage at 8 p.m. $15+ MVP Band at Area 23 at 8 p.m. Decatur Creak at SHARA Vineyards from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18 Chris Peters at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Jam at Area 23 from 2 to 5 p.m. Kilroy and Crooked Cash at Area 23 at 8 p.m. North River Duo at Contoocook Farmer Market from 9 a.m. to noon Kimayo at Gould Hill...

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New Hampshire native returns for concert
Sep17

New Hampshire native returns for concert

Blaggards, the South Irish Rock Band from Houston, Texas, will perform Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. at the Bank of New Hampshire Stage. The band is comprised of drummer Eric Hughes, who grew up in Colebrook and attended Plymouth State College; guitarist/vocalist Patrick Devlin, and bassist/vocalist Chad Smalley. Blaggards formed July 2004 in Houston, Texas, and plays a blend of traditional Irish music mixed with rock n’ roll, informed by...

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Bulletin board
Sep17

Bulletin board

Duo presents family history Gibson’s Bookstore is pleased to join Books & Books in Florida and indie bookstores across America on Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. to virtually present Anderson Cooper as he shares his new book, Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty. New York Times bestselling author and journalist Anderson Cooper teams with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the...

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This week in Concord history

Sept. 16, 1845: Benjamin O. Bartlett, 57, of Pembroke dies. “He has left his surviving friends the rich consolation of believing that their loss is his gain,” the New Hampshire Courier reports in his obituary.   Sept. 16, 1973: Three Roman Catholic laymen announce plans to open a new liberal arts institution, Magdalen College, for 300 students, saying American universities have lost their intellectual and moral vigor. Years...

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Book: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
Sep17

Book: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories

A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories By Lucia Berlin (399 pages, short stories: fiction and memoir, 2015) Lucia Berlin was truly the definition of a literary diamond in the rough. Born in Juneau, Alaska, in 1936, she lived a colorful and varied life right from the beginning. Her father was a mining engineer, and his work brought the family all over the country and into Mexico and South America. While various pieces of her...

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Book: The Paris Library
Sep17

Book: The Paris Library

The Paris Library By Janet Skeslien Charles (353 pages, fiction, 2021) On a February day in 1939 in Paris, young Frenchwoman Odile Souchet goes for an interview at the American Library in Paris. She has memorized the Dewey Decimal System, and reviews it on her way. She ends up being late for the interview because she stops to read a book. “Reading is dangerous,” says Miss Reeder, the Directress. She understands. Odile is awarded the...

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City news: Housing and Development head retires
Sep17

City news: Housing and Development head retires

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: Hoyt announces retirement Concord Housing and Redevelopment Executive Director John Hoyt has announced his decision to retire after nearly two decades of serving the housing needs of the greater Concord area and leading the charge in the...

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