Poem: Memorial Day
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Poem: Memorial Day

There are times that we gather, moments when silence is our only friend,   we contemplate what once was, until those days did end.   We place a small flag on a grave, on a sunny day feeling quite alone,   this person that served, their heroism not known.   There are times we hold sacred, we do something just because,   we plant flowers and pray, for those thoughts once was.   People make their pilgrimage,...

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Bulletin board for May 26, 2022
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Bulletin board for May 26, 2022

Manse to open The Pierce Manse, the historic Concord home of New Hampshire’s only U.S. President, Franklin Pierce, will open for guided tours on May 26. The Manse will be open Thursday through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through October. Reservations are not required. Franklin Pierce was President of the United States from 1853 to 1857 and is the only New Hampshire resident to be elected to the country’s highest office. Visitors to...

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Book: Never, Not Ever!
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Book: Never, Not Ever!

Never, Not Ever! By Beatrice Alemagna (48 pages, children’s picture book, 2021) Beatrice Alemagna’s new children’s book Never, Not Ever! tells the story of an adorable, plucky little bat named Pascaline who might just be a little nervous about starting school. Pascaline is five and lives in a treehouse with her parents. She knows exactly what she likes, and more importantly, what she doesn’t like — namely, the idea of starting...

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City Manager’s Newsletter

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: City meetings City meetings are held in person in Council Chambers at 37 Green St. (unless otherwise specified on the City’s calendar). Upcoming meetings include: Finance Committee (FY 2023 Budget Review: General Government...

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Entertainment for the week of May 26, 2022

Live music May 26 Brian Booth at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Ali McGuirk at Bank of N.H. Stage at 7:30 p.m. May 27 Kilroy at Penuche’s Ale House The Senie Hunt Project at Area 23 at 8 p.m. Brian Walker at Over the Moon Farmstand May 28 John Franzosa at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Senie Hunt at Two Villages Art Society from noon to 2 p.m. Alex Cohen at Contoocook Cider Company from 5 to 8 p.m. The Senie Hunt Project at Penuche’s Ale House Ryan...

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This week in Concord history

May 26, 1857: U.S. Sen. James Bell of New Hampshire, elected the previous year, dies in office.   May 26, 1944: After several destructive incidents, the police join school officials in urging young people not to play with handmade grenades. The grenades are filled with carriage bolts and use match-heads for the explosive charge. Children have been reported making and throwing them throughout the city.   May 27, 1727: A...

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