QA – Even amid all the uncertainty, Mark Ciborowski continues to move ahead with his vision for Concord

Mark Ciborowski and his family were the subjects of one of the first articles in the premiere issue of Around Concord magazine in the winter of 2007-2008. His family has been developing real estate in the Concord area since the mid-1960s. As part of our 50th Issue...
After the storm, new paths emerge

After the storm, new paths emerge

This photo may stand as a stark reminder of the looming cold, and the potential economic challenge ahead for  Concord, its downtown and many of the small economic hubs that dot New Hampshire’s landscape. But these streets will once again fill with dog walkers, outdoor...

Destination OFF MAIN

Destination OFF MAIN

Shopping in crowds can be a holiday downer, and avoiding throngs of people is even more important this year.Buying online is one way to miss the masses, but if you want the in-person shopping experience that’s off the beaten path, there are more than a few places to...

BACK  on the GREEN

BACK  on the GREEN

Bob White was born in Vermont in 1955, but that same year his parents, Stan and Ruth, moved to Hopkinton after they bought Duston Country Club from Ruth’s cousin, Artie Duston.“My first memories are probably being on the putting green,” White said, “and I can remember...

Spring into Birding!

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...

Editor’s Note – Spring 2020

I love New Hampshire winters, I swear. That may be a bit strong, but I do like them, really.Oh, fine. I tolerate November through March. I scrape by, from one frozen windshield to the next, waiting patiently for the calls of spring. Not so much because I’m enthralled...

When Mr. Aaron quacked, the class was listening

Mr. Aaron, a wiry, professional musician with disheveled hair and a disarming smile, tried to pull a fast one on his young students the other day.He strummed his acoustic guitar in front of a class of about 20 kids. He sang a song, one we all know, called “Wheels on...

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...

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...

The life of the land

From its early days, Concord’s motto had been “The Wilderness Was Glad for Them.” By the early days of the 20th century, the wilderness was more likely to be rearranged to suit the needs and whims of humans. The natural landscape had been subjected to change from...

This hike is for the birds

This hike is for the birds

Come fall, you’ve probably roamed Carter Hill Orchard to fill up on pick-your-own apples and blueberries, or maybe you’ve stopped in for cider doughnuts and pies. The expansive farm in west Concord is worth visiting other times of the year, too. There, in addition to...

Sacred Hearth

Sacred Hearth

From the outside, the sandstone Gothic structure stands as a looming testament to both faith and to the French Canadian immigrants who built their beloved church in 1934 at the height of the Great Depression. While the drive-by view has been pre- served to pay homage...