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 cafes, sidewalk sales, musicians, kids on bikes and folks about their daily business. We can’t wait until the next iteration of Market Days and the Concord Multicultural Festival, two events that always draw hoards downtown. In the meantime, please support your local businesses, your local  institutions and your neighbors. Thanks to all for reading and for continuing to support Around Concord magazine.

. Photo by Geoff Forester.