Gone hog wild

Bacon is their business, and their business tastes good You know people like what you’re selling when your sign needs to have only one word. “At farmers markets, our tent literally just says ‘Bacon’ on it. That’s all it needs,” said George “Rocky” Burpee of Loudon,...
Taste and style

Taste and style

With its bright pink facade and its commitment to equity and inclusion, Teatotaller Cafe is standing strong in downtown Concord In downtown Concord, the beautiful red brick buildings and granite-lined streets tell the history of a centuries-old New Hampshire city....

Beer is near

Beer is near

Concord now has three microbreweries, each with its own flavor Not so long ago, Concord was devoid of any New England-style double IPAs made right here in the city. Extra-hoppy lagers and fruity sour ales were exotic drinks made in far-away breweries that only arrived...

A net gain

A net gain

One of the signs of spring in New Hampshire is the hundreds of thousands of brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout that get placed into lakes, streams and ponds all over the state. The fish are raised in six state-owned fish hatcheries until they reach a certain...

The need for seeds

The need for seeds

When spring comes, gardeners itch to get plants into the soil. The same goes for foresters. Tree lovers are descending on the Concord area every year to pick up their annual allotment of bare-root seedlings from the State Forest Nursery, which began by providing baby...

History: A not-so-rough past

History: A not-so-rough past

“In the Fall of 1896, Mabel Hill, Harriet Huntress and Paul Holden could be seen hitting golf balls into the fields opposite the West Concord Cemetery,” reads an entry in The Village of West Concord. “The following Spring, with the added help of Adam Holden, they...

Poetry: The Daffodil

Poetry: The Daffodil

I wish I could be as strong as the daffodil.   This herald of spring never permits winter’s   dangerous plan to scar her heart,   nor does she hold winter against itself.   She accepts its nature, while I sulk like   Schopenhauer when a friend...

A Thousand Words: Making a summer splash

A Thousand Words: Making a summer splash

Hanging around the city pools has been a rite of passage for many of Concord’s youth. It’s also where many learned their first doggy-paddle many years ago. The city of Concord has seven pools, and in recent years it’s been a challenge to find the staffing to keep them...

A tribute to Katie

A tribute to Katie

For this dad, only lilacs can capture his daughter’s beauty The idea hit John Bentley at the West Salisbury Cemetery. A horticultural geek since childhood, Bentley always loved lilacs best. His daughter, Katie, buried in the cemetery, always loved purple best. And the...