Entertainment

April 22 Crag Fahey at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Mariacha Divas (online) via the Capitol Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. April 23 Mariacha Divas (online) via the Capitol Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Queen City Improv at the Hatbox Theatre at 7:30 p.m. BYOB Masceo Williams at Penuche’s Ale House at 8 p.m. Reverend Mike and Crazy Steve at Area 23 at 7:20 p.m. April 24 Comedy Out of the Box at the Hatbox Theatre at 7:30 p.m....

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Bulletin board: Community programs and events
Apr23

Bulletin board: Community programs and events

Middle reader author talk Author Dayna Lorentz visits Gibson’s Bookstore virtually April 22 at 7 p.m. to present “Of a Feather!” In the vein of Barbara O’Connor’s “Wish,” a moving, poignant story told in alternating perspectives about a down-on-her-luck girl who rescues a baby owl, and how the two set each other free. Dayna is joined in conversation by her friend and fellow author Alex London (“Black Wings Beating”). Great horned owl...

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Looking back: School constructed on historic lot
Apr23

Looking back: School constructed on historic lot

In the year 1910 the Walker School building that we all know from our childhoods was constructed. The deep history of this location dates back many years before the construction of this beautiful building, the Old North Church and meeting house graced the lot as our ancestors arrived and many decisions were concluded here. Religious services attended, political agendas addressed and a fine institute of learning established. In the...

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City newsletter: Lifeguards sought for city pools
Apr23

City newsletter: Lifeguards sought for city pools

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: Face covering ordinance Though Governor Sununu announced that New Hampshire’s mask mandate ends on April 16, the City of Concord face coverings ordinance will remain in effect through June 1 (vote by City Council at their January 2021...

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Book: Inspector of the Dead
Apr23

Book: Inspector of the Dead

Inspector of the Dead By David Morrell (342, historical fiction/thriller, 2015)   I’ve been on a Victorian murder-mystery kick lately, and this book was a great selection to continue fulfilling those literary cravings. Inspector of the Dead is the second installment in David Morrell’s Thomas De Quincey Mystery series, but I found it to be a perfectly suitable stand-alone read, even without having read Book 1, Murder as a...

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Poetry: Feelings
Apr23

Poetry: Feelings

We no longer shake hands, we don’t embrace, people have become anonymous, behind that mask on their face. We no longer see a smile, or hear a whisper behind the mask, feelings are not expressed, because expressions are now a task. In our most secret state, we still have feelings to share, it is only human nature, even in darkness we still care. People will once again feel love, the days in the shadows will end, the old days will be...

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Book: Indo-European Cognate Dictionary
Apr23

Book: Indo-European Cognate Dictionary

Indo-European Cognate Dictionary By Fiona McPherson (539 pages, nonfiction, 2018) Forget harrowing tales of sold-out yeast and sourdough starter gone awry—give your Quarantine Skill staying power for the (eventual) party small-talk: read (or just flip through) this cognate dictionary. It is brimming with fun facts ready for you to whip out and amaze party goers. What do you call a male sibling, in English? “Brother.” And in German?...

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This week in Concord history

April 22, 1943: Denis Parker is born in Manchester. He will be named director of the State Employees Association, the union representing New Hampshire’s 10,000 state workers, in 1972.   April 22, 1965: State Senator Bill Johnson of Hanover testifies in favor of a bill making jury duty a service for women as well as men. Before the bill, the law allowed women to serve on juries if they wanted to, but it wasn’t required.  ...

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