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...

Fusing food dreams into reality

Fusing food dreams into reality

While most of us were hunkered down at home, Miriam Kovacs decided to take a leap of faith and open her dream business, the Broken Spoon in Franklin. The restaurant was born from Kovacs’ Hungarian, Jewish and Sri Lankan roots, which have inspired all of the flavors on...

Facing surgery, making a promise

Facing surgery, making a promise

The following excerpt is from “Jeremy Woodward’s Story of Heart Failure to Victory,” a book recently released by the Concord native and fitness trainer. This chapter picks up in 2007 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston as Jeremy, then 25, prepares for open-heart...

Best Friends Forever

Best Friends Forever

Good friends once told us“When you move,It’s over.” Like watching ice cream meltWhen you carry itToo far. I thought it harsh.But they faded away,Leaving empty cones. Friendships are different now.Digital hugsWith alligator arms. Everyone is a BFF.“Forever” becoming A...

A fresh look at our roots

A fresh look at our roots

Concord has never been known as a large center for fruit and vegetable farming, but these crops have always been an important part of the agricultural economy. Farmers usually located orchards on the hillside, where the air moves freely and warm air pockets protect...

The Pinnacle of Concord

The Pinnacle of Concord

Local businesses and leaders recognized with annual awards The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Pinnacle Awards Ceremony looked a bit different in 2020 but the significance of the event has not diminished. The contributions of this year’s honorees during a year...

The word ‘Silver’

The word silver reachesbeyond simple shimmering past predictable fingersof moon reflected on darkriver, to a place where everythingis unexpected and nothing is whatI had hoped for myself, or for youor for the bright color itself, or for anyonewho ever...