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Vintage Views: Our beloved May Day with dancing, horn blowing

04-28-2024 7:00 AM

The cold winter was easing the strong grip it held on Concord all winter long. As the deep snow melted and prompted dreams of warmer days, thoughts turned to planting crops, tapping a maple tree or two for sap to boil into a sweet amber. A celebration...

Homeyer: Tips for planning a successful garden

04-27-2024 12:00 PM

Despite late snow storms that dumped deep snow over much of New England, spring is right around the corner. Let’s take a look at some keys to a successful year in the vegetable garden.Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Yes, I grow about 40 tomato...

From the farm: The Cow Spa is open

04-27-2024 8:00 AM

Clipping cows means warm weather is near. Cow clipping is an annual ritual at Miles Smith Farm. Scottish Highland and Belted Galloway cattle grow thick, rich coats of hair to protect them from frigid winter weather. The lanolin in their hair repels...

Celebrate agriculture, education, and community at the NH Farm, Forest, and Garden Expo

04-26-2024 8:00 AM

Deerfield, NH — The New Hampshire Farm, Forest, and Garden Expo returns this spring, promising an exciting blend of agriculture, education, and family fun.Scheduledfor Friday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 4, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Expo...

Community Players of Concord present newest adaptation of Pride and Prejudice

04-24-2024 6:00 AM

“Not Your Grandmother’s Jane Austen…”Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this Pride and Prejudice for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life.The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to...

Spring activities at The Fells

04-23-2024 1:12 PM

First Thursday Hike with Dave AndersonThursday, May 2, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; rain-date of May 9Dave Anderson, Senior Director of Education at the Society for the Protection of NH Forests, will lead a 1.5-mile hike along the John Hay Forest Ecology Trail,...

Concord Monitor editor Mike Pride’s final book explores the lives, works of Northern New England poets

04-23-2024 1:10 PM

The distinguished Concord Monitor editor Mike Pride’s final book, Northern Voices, an exploration of the lives and works of a remarkable generation of Northern New England poets, will be the focus of a kickoff event at the Baker Free Library in Bow on...

Two new microgalleries added to New London gallery stroll in May

04-23-2024 1:05 PM

Center for the Arts (CFA) is pleased to announce this year’s May Gallery Stroll will include two new locations: Whipple Hall and Grounds Coffee. There are now a total of six locations during this First Friday Gallery Stroll’s Artist’s Reception...

Call for fantastical art for ‘When Pigs Fly’ exhibit in Boscawen

04-23-2024 12:56 PM

Twiggs Gallery in Boscawen invites New Hampshire artists to enter artwork inspired by the impossible, the surreal, and the fantastical for their summer juried exhibition “When Pigs Fly.”Inspired by the idiom suggesting that something is utterly...

Active Aging: ​​​​​​Be careful choosing an executor or trustee

04-22-2024 9:29 AM


If you’ve made a will or created a revocable trust to organize your affairs, I applaud you. You’re ahead of about 50% of your fellow citizens. Still, keep in mind that some of the most important but often poorly considered estate planning decisions...

Active Aging: Benefits of enrichment learning

04-22-2024 9:28 AM


OLLI at the University of New Hampshire (OLLI at UNH) stands as an engaging, member-driven educational initiative tailored for individuals aged 50 and over, fostering a spirit of “learning for the fun of it.” Rooted in volunteerism, this lifelong...

Active Aging: Addressing ageism in the workplace

04-22-2024 9:26 AM


For context: Institutional ageism refers to a culture perpetuating ageism through its actions and policies. Interpersonal ageism refers to social interactions. Internalized ageism is when people have ageist beliefs that are applied to...

Active Aging: Documents can provide protection for the living

04-22-2024 9:22 AM


It is incredibly important to have proper estate planning documents in place to protect yourself and your assets in the event of your incapacity, and so you can control what happens to your assets after you die.But equally important is having the...

Active Aging: Hop on the Bus with Terrapin Tours

04-22-2024 9:21 AM


Are you looking ahead and making travel plans for this fall or next year? Planning a trip and trying to decide where to go and what to do? Are you ready to pack your bags and set out on new adventures this year? It’s a new age! If 40 is the new 30, 70...

Active Aging: John Burke of Peterborough celebrated his 81st birthday with 81 hikes up Pack Monadnock

04-22-2024 9:07 AM


On March 29, John Burke of Peterborough marked his 82nd birthday.Now, he will have to come up with a way to top last year, when he challenged himself to celebrate his 81st birthday by hiking up Pack Monadnock in Peterborough every day for 81 days...

Active Aging: Cris Blackstone – The importance of staying calm

04-22-2024 9:05 AM

Be calm, to stay active.This might sound confusing or even like a contradiction, but let’s dig into what it means as we age, to be healthy and able to be active.When we’re calm, we are in a healthy frame of mind, which is also ideal for our bodies to...

Vintage Views: From darkness to light

04-20-2024 2:00 PM


Our ancestors embraced darkness during the early years in our little town. When the first people arrived in Concord and gathered on cold New England nights in the Pennycook garrisons’ people would sit in front of the fireplace in search of warmth and...

From the farm: Spring brings calves, beautiful calves

04-20-2024 7:00 AM

It’s finally spring, and on Miles Smith Farm, that means baby calves. Spring calves result from careful planning, not by the cows, but by me, the farmer.Since cow gestation is nine months, Ferdie, the Scottish Highland bull, got to schmooze with the...

NHTI celebrates poetry with NH Literary Award finalist Jessica Purdy

04-17-2024 5:13 PM

NHTI’s 23rd annual Celebration of Poetry will be held this Thursday, April 18, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Commons Library (31 College Drive, Concord).It will feature NH Literary Award Finalist Jessica Purdy, who will be reading and discussing...

‘The magic of the music’: Kearsarge Chorale to present spring performance

04-17-2024 12:00 PM

“If you haven’t been following the Kearsarge Chorale, you’ve been missing out - missing out on 15 years of the magic of their music,” according to long-time audience member Linda Barnes of Salisbury.In this fifteenth anniversary year, concerts are to...

Your Daily Puzzles


An approachable redesign to a classic. Explore our "hints."


A quick daily flip. Finally, someone cracked the code on digital jigsaw puzzles.

Really Bad Chess

Chess but with chaos: Every day is a unique, wacky board.


Word search but as a strategy game. Clearing the board feels really good.


Align the letters in just the right way to spell a word. And then more words.

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