Make More Time for You

It can be hard to find time to cook a decent meal or maintain a calendar amidst the pressures of everyday life. But renewal isn’t limited to your body and mind. It can also be applied to your house and time. If you have the ability to do so, having someone else take...

Renewing Mind & Body

After a long and cold winter, spring can be a time when people look for ways to regroup, refresh, and renew themselves to achieve a more balanced and healthy life. As nature blooms, communities have more locally sourced and fresh food options available. Spring is also...

The Last Sugar Bucket

The Last Sugar Bucket

I walked the same hundred acres that my grandfather did so many decades ago. A slight fog was burning off as I crested the hill at the center of the property and looked out over the hundreds of New Hampshire sugar maples. A family tradition at first and then a very...

The Inexorable 
March of Spring

The Inexorable 
March of Spring

AND WITH IT LET NEW THOUGHTS, NEW FREEDOMS EMERGE The term mud season as a synonym for spring never resonated with me. Though it is somewhat descriptive of the season, it obscures other more inviting possibilities. It is the reveal of nature that draws me into spring....

Strolling Through a Warming Tide of Music

Strolling Through a Warming Tide of Music

THE CONCORD COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL OFFERS A PROFOUND MUSICAL EXPERIENCE Until I met Peggy Senter, founder and president of the Concord Community Music School, I thought a music school offered only instrument lessons such as piano, violin, and guitar. But the...

Your Local Pied-à-Terre

Your Local Pied-à-Terre

THE HOTEL CONCORD OFFERS A RELAXING ESCAPE FOR AN EVENING OR OVERNIGHT Arrange a babysitter for the kids and head downtown for drinks, dinner, a show, and then, if further escape is desired, a quiet night in a beautiful room. The next morning enjoy breakfast and pop...

Making a Splash

Making a Splash

AN ODE TO EARLY SPRING PUDDLE STOMPING It’s too bad I don’t have a lab coat, a monocle, or cartoonish Einstein hair because I began class on Tuesday morning with a mysterious experiment. One student tells me, “You’re like a mad scientist running tests on us.” Without...

A Wooded Path 
to Opioid Recovery

A Wooded Path 
to Opioid Recovery

HOW LIVE-EDGE FURNITURE IS HELPING PEOPLE RECOVER FROM ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION Remember the Shel Silverstein story The Giving Tree? It’s about a tree who loves a boy. Through the years, the tree gives the boy everything she has so that he can make a new life for...

Love— Don’t Fight — Your Body

Love— Don’t Fight — Your Body

NEGATIVE EMOTIONS LIKE GUILT AND SHAME DON’T LEAD TO CHANGE AND APPRECIATION When you look in a full-length mirror, what do you see? Are you inspired, encouraged, and appreciative, even if your reflection doesn’t match your desired state? Maybe you smile and...

Bringing Home Charcuterie

Bringing Home Charcuterie

SOMETIMES THE BEST MEAL IS THE SIMPLEST TO PREPARE The increasing popularity of charcuterie boards comes as no surprise to anyone who grew up in a home where meals consisting of smoked and cured meats with cheese were de rigueur. My father, who hails from Lithuania,...

Editor’s Note Spring 2019

Spring is a time of mystery for folks who live in snow country. We know that each day’s weather report is a mere suggestion of possibilities and the weather will be what it will be. We remember the spring where warmth crept in as we received the just-right amount of...

Ubuhle: 
The Art of Independence

Ubuhle: 
The Art of Independence

THE LIGHT, COLOR, AND ART OF SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN AT THE CURRIER Before Ntombephi Ntobela inspired a new tradition of South African art, she was making and selling beaded jewelry to supplement the income of her husband, a migrant sugarcane cutter working on a...

Spring 2019 Calendar

Spring 2019 Calendar

Spring Calendar April 9, 10 Wild Kratts 2.0 Dive into another classic adventure with the Kratt brothers as they combine live action and animation. Capitol Center for the Arts, 6pm ccanh.com   April 10 Camerata New England Audi, 7:30pm www.concordcityauditorium.org  ...