QA – Even amid all the uncertainty, Mark Ciborowski continues to move ahead with his vision for Concord

Mark Ciborowski and his family were the subjects of one of the first articles in the premiere issue of Around Concord magazine in the winter of 2007-2008. His family has been developing real estate in the Concord area since the mid-1960s. As part of our 50th Issue...
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...

Where you shop, where you live

When my wife and I were deciding where to live in Concord, we had two main criteria – we wanted to be near the schools and within walking distance to downtown. The school part of the equation was simple preservation. We didn’t want to shuffle our kids back and forth...

After the storm, new paths emerge

After the storm, new paths emerge

This photo may stand as a stark reminder of the looming cold, and the potential economic challenge ahead for  Concord, its downtown and many of the small economic hubs that dot New Hampshire’s landscape. But these streets will once again fill with dog walkers, outdoor...

Destination OFF MAIN

Destination OFF MAIN

Shopping in crowds can be a holiday downer, and avoiding throngs of people is even more important this year.Buying online is one way to miss the masses, but if you want the in-person shopping experience that’s off the beaten path, there are more than a few places to...

Destination DOWNTOWN

Destination DOWNTOWN

Downtown Concord pulls off the trick of being both timeless and timely. Main Street mixes the nostalgia of old facades and familiar landmarks with glowing neon from new theaters and aromas from boutique coffee shops.Shopping on Concord’s central thoroughfare offers a...

Full Moon

Full Moon

A full moon,this hallowed eve night, sleep is elusive,not a soul in sight. This year is very different,life is not like it used to be, not just the silent streets,but many other things you see. The world, it is changing,thoughts once common now gone, perhaps a...

Steady path toward change

Steady path toward change

Concord’s history of charitable and philanthropic organizations can be traced to the colonial period. By the beginning of the twentieth century, causes ranged from creating parks and libraries to ensuring that the intellectual, physical and artistic needs of the city...

Once idyllic, now divided

Once idyllic, now divided

How the small town of Grafton became a Libertarian strongholdThe ultimate goal of the Free Towners is described in Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged, in which a hidden valley of industrialists form Galt’s Gulch, a rogue society ruled by a pure free market. Their...