For the love of cheese at Brookford Farm in Canterbury

This semi-hard cheese teases the palate with the sweet taste of gouda but its smooth and creamy texture takes it up a notch. Just when it feels familiar, recognizable even, this favorite Brookford Farm cheese surprises with a balanced yet sharp finish. “Dudley’s...

Take a ride, win a watch!

Find four wheels of a Concord Coach Hidden in the winter 2019 issue and be entered into a drawing to win a New Hampshire Watch Company wristwatch valued at up to $400.

The face of Concord: Work of Tom Devaney looms over downtown

The visual exhibit on the top floor, glowing with life each night at the corner of Pleasant and Main streets, says a lot about artist Tom Devaney.“The Face of Concord” – Devaney’s replacement last year for that giant eye we all got to know so well – opens a door into...

Remember when: Old ski areas that once dotted our landscape

New England Lost Ski Areas Project lists 172 ski areas that used to operate in New Hampshire, most of them tiny one-hill operations featuring tow-ropes. Many of these ski areas of old were killed off by the high costs for insurance and snowmaking. Here’s the NELSAP...

Q&A with Red River Theatre’s Angie Lane

Q&A with Red River Theatre’s Angie Lane

Angie Lane is the executive director of Red River Theatres, a nonprofit independent cinema in downtown Concord. She’s active in city and regional organizations, including having chaired the Concord Young Professionals Network throughout October 2019. Around Concord...

A downhill skiing tradition at Franklin park

A downhill skiing tradition at Franklin park

Anyone who thinks Veterans Memorial Recreation Ski Area in Franklin doesn’t have a lot to offer, with only 220 vertical feet of elevation, is missing the point.This little ski area offers free skiing thanks to sponsorships from local businesses that pay for the lift...

Decade on ice: Black Ice hockey tournament in photos

Decade on ice: Black Ice hockey tournament in photos

White Park will once again be turned into a pond hockey paradise on Jan. 23-26 for the 10th annual 1883 Black Ice Pond Hockey Championships.The event celebrates the rich hockey history in Concord, which began in 1883 when St. Paul’s School hosted the first organized...

And, action – A listing of winter theater shows

And, action – A listing of winter theater shows

Dec. 6-15 Dickens’ A Christmas Carol In this original adaption of the holiday classic by Jill Pinard, Hatbox Theatre focuses on how the dream-like qualities of the ghost story aspect of Dickens’ work can bring about redemption. Hatbox Theatre, Thursdays, Fridays and...

Love old bridges? We’ve got you covered

Love old bridges? We’ve got you covered

Nature, without any help at all from people, does a pretty thorough job of selling New Hampshire to visitors and reminding residents why they’re here. The mountains, lakes, forests, rivers, fields and coastline are a marketer’s dream. It’s all much more than enough,...

Mark your calendars for the big events of winter

Mark your calendars for the big events of winter

Nov. 23-Dec. 1 Feztival of Trees A display of Christmas trees and wreaths decorated with a theme that will be judged and given away.Bektash Shrine Center, Nov. 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3...

Concord history: Our train economy derailed

Concord history: Our train economy derailed

For the 120 years after the railroad reached Concord in 1842, Concord was a true railroad town. The grand brick depot symbolized the center of commerce, travel, and political power for the entire state, well into the first half of the twentieth century.The Boston...

Poetry: ‘Snow’ by Glenn Currie

Poetry: ‘Snow’ by Glenn Currie

The thing about snow,It seduces you.For a brief time,It beguiles.In its virginal world,You can start over.Making loveTo its innocence.A canvas for angels,Clay for the sculptor,Body to explore.Ammunition for schoolboys.But its charms grow old.An affair gone bad.Beauty...

Taking their sweet time at Crust & Crumb

Taking their sweet time at Crust & Crumb

Long before the sun rises in Concord, Alison Ladman pops in a 1980s mix tape and heads to the custom coffee maker. The work is about to get started at Crust and Crumb, her popular North Main Street bakery.Greg Rebelo and Sam Jiran, meanwhile, move in silence and begin...

Fast Faves: Things to love about Concord, by Rebecca Kinhan

Art on Main StreetWe’re lucky to have a downtown that’s alive with public art. Outdoor sculptures by local and national artists have added color and curiosity to Main Street (thank you, Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce!)Gibson’s BookstoreSimply the best bookstore...

Old ski areas are lost, but they’re not forgotten

Old ski areas are lost, but they’re not forgotten

BOX; New England Lost Ski Areas Project lists 172 ski areas that used to operate in New Hampshire, most of them tiny one-hill operations featuring tow ropes, which were killed off by costs for insurance and snowmaking.Here’s a NELSAP list of areas that existed in...

The Library Trail: Time to hit the books

The Library Trail: Time to hit the books

By ANN SANOKGilmantonGilmanton is home to Grace Metalious, the famed author of Peyton Place. Her controversial book, which was made into a movie in the 1950s, is replete with affairs, incest and murder – all rumored to be based on the lives of Gilmanton town folks....