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...
Events Spring 2020

Events Spring 2020

April 10Shred is DeadProgressive instrumental and vocal performances of The Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band, led by guitarist Marcus Rezak with an all-star group of musicians, including Vinnie Amico of MOE, Chris DeAngelis of The Breakfast and Kung Fu and Scott...

‘Ghosts’

Tall grass and ancient forests Hide their origins and endings. Rulers of the Earth, Suddenly swallowed. Dust to dust.Transformed in deep graves By a universe that wastes nothing, They rose again, Born to be eaten By their replacements.New creatures that breathe...

Concord history: Our train economy derailed

Concord history: Our train economy derailed

For the 120 years after the railroad reached Concord in 1842, Concord was a true railroad town. The grand brick depot symbolized the center of commerce, travel, and political power for the entire state, well into the first half of the twentieth century.The Boston...

Poetry: ‘Snow’ by Glenn Currie

Poetry: ‘Snow’ by Glenn Currie

The thing about snow,It seduces you.For a brief time,It beguiles.In its virginal world,You can start over.Making loveTo its innocence.A canvas for angels,Clay for the sculptor,Body to explore.Ammunition for schoolboys.But its charms grow old.An affair gone bad.Beauty...

Taking their sweet time at Crust & Crumb

Taking their sweet time at Crust & Crumb

Long before the sun rises in Concord, Alison Ladman pops in a 1980s mix tape and heads to the custom coffee maker. The work is about to get started at Crust and Crumb, her popular North Main Street bakery.Greg Rebelo and Sam Jiran, meanwhile, move in silence and begin...

Fast Faves: Things to love about Concord, by Rebecca Kinhan

Art on Main StreetWe’re lucky to have a downtown that’s alive with public art. Outdoor sculptures by local and national artists have added color and curiosity to Main Street (thank you, Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce!)Gibson’s BookstoreSimply the best bookstore...

Old ski areas are lost, but they’re not forgotten

Old ski areas are lost, but they’re not forgotten

BOX; 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, which were killed off by costs for insurance and snowmaking.Here’s a NELSAP list of areas that existed in...

The Library Trail: Time to hit the books

The Library Trail: Time to hit the books

By ANN SANOKGilmantonGilmanton is home to Grace Metalious, the famed author of Peyton Place. Her controversial book, which was made into a movie in the 1950s, is replete with affairs, incest and murder – all rumored to be based on the lives of Gilmanton town folks....

The Most Haunted Place In Concord?

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.: Coffin Cellars in Webster

Wine Time in N.H.: Coffin Cellars in Webster

By LEAH WILLINGHAMJamie Austin remembers spending summer afternoons as a child at his family home in Webster with his brother and sister stomping on blackberries in a 40-gallon bucket, his father watching with a careful eye nearby.Austin’s father, Peter Coffin Austin,...

Jeanne Gerulskis has her eye in the sky

Jeanne Gerulskis has her eye in the sky

There’s a whooshing sensation to entering the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center – the darkened entranceway, the solemn, close-quarter hallway, and then, all at once, the massive bright atrium with aircraft and space artifacts aplenty. The effect is not unlike taking...

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

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...