She’s taken many types of trips; now it’s your turn 

Go ahead. Try to rattle Kathi Russ. Try to bring her down. It won’t work. Not after her younger brother was hit by a car and died. Not after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. And now this: Russ opened a travel agency last January, only to see it face an enormous...

Three days downtown

In recent years held in June, Market Days has been pushed to late AugustUsually landing on the first weekend following the local high school graduation, Market Days has marked the kickoff of the summer season in Concord. This year, though, the COVID-19 pandemic has...

A pandemic leaves a legacy

World War I and the great influenza pandemic were inextricably bound together. The war was nearly over when the first cases were reported to Camp Devens (later Fort Devens) in August 1918. Sixty-five people died in 24 hours with 5,000 to 6,000 cases under treatment.By...

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...

The Race is On

The Race is On

With the roads (mostly) clear of winter debris, it’s time for road race season.Here are a few suggestions to get you warmed up, and in the running spirit.The 16th Annual NHTI/Northeast Delta Dental 5K will be held on April 17 in Concord at NHTI. The registration is...

Off the shelf – Spring Reading List

Off the shelf – Spring Reading List

Spring has arrived, bringing new blooms to the earth and new books to shelves. Here are some titles to look out for. These authors have visited or plan to visit Concord through Gibson’s Bookstore with their missives so you can learn more about them there.Sarah...

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...