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...

Wine Time in N.H.: A listing of state wineries

The number of New Hampshire  winemakers continues to grow, each with their own niche. Here’s a full listing across the state. More details can be found at aroundconcord.com. Allen Brothers Cider: Dover Ancient Fire Mead & Cider:  Manchester, ancientfirewines.com...

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...

Cappies 2019: The best in Concord

Cappies 2019: The best in Concord

We all have our favorite spots in the city. Each spring, the “Concord Insider” asks the community to weigh in on the best Concord has to offer across a host of categories. Full list of winners at theconcordinsider.com FOOD Best Restaurant The Red Blazer 72 Manchester...

Time to Go Tiny

Time to Go Tiny

WHY SMALL HOUSES ON WHEELS ARE MOVING SLOW IN THE GRANITE STATE They are a secretive group. One woman lives in her daughter’s backyard, hiding in a kind of freestanding in-law apartment. A senior-citizen couple fled our cities for the woods outside Plymouth. They...

Entertainment on a Summer Evening

Entertainment on a Summer Evening

THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE THAN NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR SUMMER STOCK THEATRE Tucked away on country roads, in small villages, and off various beaten paths, summer stock theatres are not the easiest to stumble upon but are definitely worth the trouble of seeking out. For...

The 84th Problem

The 84th Problem

When the engine started to sputter halfway across Lake Neville, I should have worried. But instead, I gave the accelerator a kick and the boat jerked a bit then sped up, running smoothly again. The day was perfect. Overhead, an endless sky. On the water, light gleamed...

Blueberry Days

Blueberry Days

Out of the mouths of birds That’s what I’m thinking As I pick They fly into the trees at my approach And from their lofty seats They scold me anxiously Oh, not the biggest Not the best A golden doe and fawn Have bounded to the thicket At my step And Mother snorts at...

A Summer Hitch

A Summer Hitch

OF WHAT-IFS AND NO REGRETS This is a short story about summer things, like adventure, romance, hitchhiking, and a little bit of hope to connect them. It was late August in my 20th year. I was going to meet a girl in Rochester, New York, and together we were going to...

Laura Bryant: Creating Summer Fun

Laura Bryant: Creating Summer Fun

GROWING, DEVELOPING, CHALLENGING, AND MATURING 
AT CONCORD’S SUMMER DAY CAMP “We’re serious about fun” is the motto of Concord’s Parks and Recreation Department, and Assistant Director Laura Bryant aims to provide some serious fun for kids all summer long. The...

Respect Fresh Berries


Respect Fresh Berries


MAKE COLD FRUIT PIE For two summers I worked at a restaurant on Bass Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine. I worked six days a week, lived in a small unheated cabin, and loved every minute of it. I have so many wonderful memories, but the one that stands out best—and...

Stepping Out of Comfort

Stepping Out of Comfort

STEP INTO THE UNKNOWN TO BUILD RESILIENCE AND SELF-WORTH My heart was pounding in my chest and I thought it was going to burst. But I knew I still had to do it. And so, I stepped into the void. The world swirling dizzily 10,000 feet beneath me, what little I had in my...

A Health Care Revolution

A Health Care Revolution

Dr. Eric Kropp: Changing how we view the economics of health care one patient at a time Leading up to last year’s midterm elections, NBC News and the Wall Street Journal found health care to be the most important issue to voters. The opioid crisis, skyrocketing...

Molto Risotto

Molto Risotto

How Italian trattoria-style cooking found its way to my New Hampshire kitchen I’m so crazy about Italy and its cuisine that I’m willing to go out on a limb and boldly state that there is no such thing as bad food in Italy. Yes, Italian art and architecture are...

Summer 2019 Events Calendar

Summer 2019 Events Calendar

June 15 Herb & Garden Day Enjoy a full day of workshops for all levels of skill and interest, plant identification walks, and demonstrations. The Herbal Market and Plant Sale features a unique collection of local herbalists, farmers, crafters, gardeners, artists,...