Spring into Birding!

One of the sure signs that spring has finally reached New Hampshire is the return of migratory birds. Bird migration actually starts in late February up here, with the first northbound waterfowl and blackbirds. The peak, however, occurs from mid-April to the end of...
New Life in an Old Church

New Life in an Old Church

When people find out where we live, they often ask, “What’s it like living in a church?”The answer is, “It’s great.”It wasn’t planned this way. We had only two criteria when we moved a few years ago: we wanted to be walking distance to downtown Concord and to live in...

An exquisite journey for the palate

An exquisite journey for the palate

Traditional Confit de CanardIf you find yourself in possession of some duck legs, it’s not too difficult to reproduce that classic French dish: Confit de Canard (duck confit) at home. Despite the large amounts of rendered fat used in the preparation and storage, there...

Winter 2019-2020

Winter 2019-2020

Check out the winter issue of Around Concord for: A tour of NH's lost ski areas, and other slopes old and new A Canterbury cheese operation that's aging well Five of the region's iconic covered bridges Behind-the-scenes photo tour of Crust and Crumb and...

Winter 2019-2020

Winter 2019-2020

Check out the winter issue of Around Concord for: A tour of NH's lost ski areas, and other slopes old and new A Canterbury cheese operation that's aging well Five of the region's iconic covered bridges Behind-the-scenes photo tour of Crust and Crumb and...

For the love of cheese at Brookford Farm in Canterbury

For the love of cheese at Brookford Farm in Canterbury

This semi-hard cheese teases the palate with the sweet taste of gouda but its smooth and creamy texture takes it up a notch. Just when it feels familiar, recognizable even, this favorite Brookford Farm cheese surprises with a balanced yet sharp finish. “Dudley’s...

Remember when: Old ski areas that once dotted our landscape

New England Lost Ski Areas Project lists 172 ski areas that used to operate in New Hampshire, most of them tiny one-hill operations featuring tow-ropes. Many of these ski areas of old were killed off by the high costs for insurance and snowmaking. Here’s the NELSAP...

The face of Concord: Work of Tom Devaney looms over downtown

The face of Concord: Work of Tom Devaney looms over downtown

The visual exhibit on the top floor, glowing with life each night at the corner of Pleasant and Main streets, says a lot about artist Tom Devaney.“The Face of Concord” – Devaney’s replacement last year for that giant eye we all got to know so well – opens a door into...

Q&A with Red River Theatre’s Angie Lane

Q&A with Red River Theatre’s Angie Lane

Angie Lane is the executive director of Red River Theatres, a nonprofit independent cinema in downtown Concord. She’s active in city and regional organizations, including having chaired the Concord Young Professionals Network throughout October 2019. Around Concord...

A downhill skiing tradition at Franklin park

A downhill skiing tradition at Franklin park

Anyone who thinks Veterans Memorial Recreation Ski Area in Franklin doesn’t have a lot to offer, with only 220 vertical feet of elevation, is missing the point.This little ski area offers free skiing thanks to sponsorships from local businesses that pay for the lift...

Decade on ice: Black Ice hockey tournament in photos

Decade on ice: Black Ice hockey tournament in photos

White Park will once again be turned into a pond hockey paradise on Jan. 23-26 for the 10th annual 1883 Black Ice Pond Hockey Championships.The event celebrates the rich hockey history in Concord, which began in 1883 when St. Paul’s School hosted the first organized...

And, action – A listing of winter theater shows

And, action – A listing of winter theater shows

Dec. 6-15 Dickens’ A Christmas Carol In this original adaption of the holiday classic by Jill Pinard, Hatbox Theatre focuses on how the dream-like qualities of the ghost story aspect of Dickens’ work can bring about redemption. Hatbox Theatre, Thursdays, Fridays and...

Love old bridges? We’ve got you covered

Love old bridges? We’ve got you covered

Nature, without any help at all from people, does a pretty thorough job of selling New Hampshire to visitors and reminding residents why they’re here. The mountains, lakes, forests, rivers, fields and coastline are a marketer’s dream. It’s all much more than enough,...

Mark your calendars for the big events of winter

Mark your calendars for the big events of winter

Nov. 23-Dec. 1 Feztival of Trees A display of Christmas trees and wreaths decorated with a theme that will be judged and given away.Bektash Shrine Center, Nov. 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3...