The Most Haunted Place In Concord?

By ERNESTO BURDENThe Concord Public Library may be the most haunted building in the city.“Personally, I don’t like to be in this building alone late at night after we close,” Concord Public Library Director Todd Fabian told a tour group last year. “I feel like at 7...

Jeanne Gerulskis has her eye in the sky

There’s a whooshing sensation to entering the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center – the darkened entranceway, the solemn, close-quarter hallway, and then, all at once, the massive bright atrium with aircraft and space artifacts aplenty. The effect is not unlike taking...

Wine Time in N.H.: Coffin Cellars in Webster

By LEAH WILLINGHAM Jamie Austin remembers spending summer afternoons as a child at his family home in Webster with his brother and sister stomping on blackberries in a 40-gallon bucket, his father watching with a careful eye nearby. Austin’s father, Peter Austin...

Wine Time in N.H.: Contoocook Cider Company

Wine Time in N.H.: Contoocook Cider Company

By JONATHAN VAN FLEETThe effort to preserve Gould Hill orchard in Hopkinton is now served in a bottle, keg or can.High up on the hill with views of nearby Mount Kearsarge and the White Mountains beyond, one of the newest offerings at the orchard is hard cider.Rows of...

FOODBest RestaurantThe Red Blazer72 Manchester St., Concordtheredblazer.comBest BreakfastTucker’s80 South St., Concordtuckersnh.com Best LunchBeefside106 Manchester St., Concordbeefsidenh.comBest Fine DiningThe Granite Restaurant96 Pleasant St.,...

Wine Time in N.H.: Mermaid Hill in Concord

Wine Time in N.H.: Mermaid Hill in Concord

By CAITLIN ANDREWSThe road to Mermaid Hill Vineyard winds off Currier Road in Concord like a vine up a trellis.Your first payoff for making the trek is visual. The driveway rolls past thousands of vines marching up the hill veiled in protective netting like it’s their...

It’s pumpkin season: Take your pick

It’s pumpkin season: Take your pick

This is prime season for the pickiest among us. Around these parts, apples usually dominate the calendar, and for good reason. But as the season turns, there will be all types of gourds awaiting your discerning eye. A sampling:Applecrest Farm Orchards: 133 Exeter...

History Lane: Lindbergh’s landing

History Lane: Lindbergh’s landing

The Lone Eagle was lost – again.It was the afternoon of July 25, 1927, and Charles A. Lindbergh was in the air somewhere over Concord. On his history-making flight from New York to Paris in May of 1927, some mariners say they saw his Spirit of St. Louis overhead and...

Fast Faves with Luke Bonner

Fast Faves with Luke Bonner

Luke Bonner is hard to miss. At about 7 feet tall, he’s easily spotted wandering the streets of Concord. Sometimes, he’s out grabbing lunch, other times it may be a coffee. And once a year, he’s running the show downtown at the Rock On Fest, which combines his love of...

In Style: A fall fashion show

In Style: A fall fashion show

The Cesarini family – Caitlin, Tony and Stella, 11 months – helped us display Concord-themed outfits during a recent photoshoot in Bicentennial Square.Clothing came from Gondwana, L.L. Bean, Joe King’s, Simply Birkenstock, Bona Fide Green Goods, Fabulous Looks...

Fall Reading List: It’s off the shelf

Fall Reading List: It’s off the shelf

School is back in session and leaves are losing their green hues for bright reds, oranges and yellows. And while the weather is telling migrating birds to head south, it also indicates it’s time to wrap up those summer beach reads. If you’re looking to restock that...

Calendar

Calendar

SEPT. 1 – OCT. 6Vineyard Tours  and TastingsStaff will show visitors the process and host tastings. During harvest season, you might also be able to pick some grapes off the vine. Mermaid Hill Vineyard, 1 - 4 p.m.mermaidhillvineyard.comSEPT. 5The Ballroom ThievesBank...

I want to visit the old abandoned farm,stand where my grandfather stoodwhen he viewed the surrounding hills through optimistic blue eyes.I want to feel his first taste of freedom in a new land,breathe the sweet aroma of fresh-cut hay.I want to know he found peacewith...