The Voice of N.H.

Laura Knoy first considered leaving The Exchange in 2020, shortly after wrapping up her election coverage of the New Hampshire primary. She thought the show’s coverage of the tumultuous election was well-received and leaving at the 25-year mark would be a nice, round...
With appreciation, adventures await – From the editor

With appreciation, adventures await – From the editor

It feels good to break the shackles of a global pandemic and get back to a bona fide New Hampshire summer. Finally, we can feel the wind whip through our hair while we speed across the water, shouting to our friends over the whir of the boat engine, “This is...

A farewell to fleeting moments

A farewell to fleeting moments

Here, at Around Concord magazine, we like to look ahead to tell you about all the adventures and options that await. Sometimes, though, we have to look back, even if it’s only to reflect on the meaningful moments. We ran into this photograph taken in the middle of...

Destination  Disc Golf

Destination  Disc Golf

What took root decades ago as a college cult sport has slowly made its way into the mainstream as a competitive pursuit for serious players or a fun weekend outing for first-timers. Disc golf has always formed the basis of its sports around the rigid rules found on...

Your Summer Takes Shape – Events

Your Summer Takes Shape – Events

June 11 to 27 Hampton Beach  Sand Sculpture Festival Two hundred tons of sand will be imported to the beach and invited sculptors will compete for $25,000 in prizes. Judging and people’s choice awards will be distributed on June 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. with an award...

Game On

Game On

Last summer there were virtual road races, limited capacity events and socially distanced activities. Not every restriction has been lifted, but this summer marks a return to the action when it comes to sports to play and watch around Concord. Running The always...

Fast Faves with Dan Andrus 

Fast Faves with Dan Andrus 

While driving through Concord 15 years ago, Dan Andrus said to his wife, Cheryl, “This is it. This is where I would like to be more than any place.” Two years later, that dream came true. As the former fire chief for the city of Concord and now the director of...

Q/A with Jessica Martin – The Sit Down

Q/A with Jessica Martin – The Sit Down

It’s been a whirlwind past few months for Jessica Martin, who took over as the new executive director of InTown Concord in December, months into a pandemic and at a time when climbing infection rates and the uncertainty of the vaccine rollout made even the optimists...

From the shelf to the beach – Summer Reads

From the shelf to the beach – Summer Reads

As spring turns to summer and the hours of sunshine grow, take some time to slow down and relax. One way to unwind is to pick up one of the lastest titles by New Hampshire authors. Here’s a few to check out: The Hummingbirds’ Gift New Hampshire naturalist and author...

The Tuft of Flowers

The Tuft of Flowers

I went to turn the grass once after one Who mowed it in the dew before the sun. The dew was gone that made his blade so keen Before I came to view the levelled scene. I looked for him behind an isle of trees; I listened for his whetstone on the breeze. But he had gone...

A downtown reimagined

A downtown reimagined

Concord’s government and Chamber of Commerce continued to discuss the shortcomings of Main Street. The early 1970s, marked by the proliferation of strip malls and suburbanization, were a dark time for downtowns. Martin L. Gross, city councilor from 1970 to 1982 and...

Blooming gardeners

Blooming gardeners

Longer days are here and spring is due to arrive this month. Are you thinking about perhaps starting a garden of your own this year? If you are, then you are among many others who have decided to try their hand at gardening as of late.Start with a “small” garden. This...

Growing the right fit

Growing the right fit

By JULIA STINNEFORDAs unbelievable as it may seem in a New England climate, spring is on the horizon. Vegetable gardening is something both amateurs and experts put their minds to this time of year, but some first-time gardeners may feel daunted by the prospect of...

Space for creativity

Space for creativity

Last February, Making Matters NH opened its doors in Concord, aiming to be a makerspace “for the community, by the community,” according to its president Jared Reynolds.The coronavirus pandemic set them back somewhat; barely a month after opening, the makerspace had...