This week in Concord history

 April 29, 1948: The New Hampshire Christian Civic League, formerly known as the New Hampshire Anti-Saloon League, faces the prospect of disbanding after 50 years of fighting for prohibition. Donations have fallen off, and the organization cannot pay its bills. Nowadays, on the issue of reducing the number of people who drink alcoholic beverages, “even some of the church groups are easy-going,” laments league official...

Read More
Bulletin board
Apr28

Bulletin board

Poetry night Poet Jennifer Militello will visit Gibson’s Bookstore virtually on April 29 at 7 p.m. to share her newest volume of verse, The Pact. In this, her newest collection, award-winning poet and memoirist Militello confronts obsession, intimacy, and abuse. Through love poems inspired by such disparate spaces as a British art museum and the reptile house of a local zoo, poems comparing a romantic affair to the religious cult at...

Read More
Book: Darkness creeping
Apr28

Book: Darkness creeping

Darkness Creeping By Neal Shusterman (291, youth fiction, 2007) Love a good scare, but tired of the same old stories? Appropriately named, Darkness Creeping will keep you up at night. The best part is it’s a collection of short stories, so you can read it in between the dullness of your life and choose how much thrill you want. It will make you say, “Glad I’m not them,” as their stories eat at your mind. There’s something unsettling...

Read More
Book: Beginner’s Icelandic
Apr28

Book: Beginner’s Icelandic

Beginner’s Icelandic By Helga Hilmisdóttir & Jacek Kozlowski (221 pages, nonfiction, 2009) The possibility of seeing the northern lights this December — followed by subsequent disappointment — made travel restriction realities hit differently. Remember when Icelandic airline companies plastered images of the aurora borealis and crystal blue hot springs on seemingly every vertical surface in Boston? Since the dud light display in...

Read More
City newsletter: Washington St. bridge work begins Monday
Apr28

City newsletter: Washington St. bridge work begins Monday

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: Upcoming meetings Zoning Board of Adjustment: May 5, 7 p.m. City Council: May 10, 7 p.m. These meetings are being held virtually via Zoom and are also live streamed via the City of Concord’s YouTube channel. Agendas and access...

Read More
Entertainment April 29-May 5
Apr28

Entertainment April 29-May 5

April 29 Brian Booth at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Caamp 5 Year Anniversary (online live) via the Capitol Center for the Arts at 9 p.m.   April 30 OBB at Penuche’s Ale House at 8 p.m. Mr. Aaron at Kimball Jenkins Estate at 10 a.m.   May 1 Talent Show to benefit the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness at the Bank of N.H. Stage at 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.) Andrew North and the Rangers at Area 23 at 7:30 p.m. Mr....

Read More

Our Newspaper Family Includes:

Copyright 2020 The Concord Insider - Privacy Policy - Copyright