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Holiday Craft Fairs
Source:  Carriage Towne News
Thursday, 01 December 2022 09:00

It is time to get started on your holiday shopping! Check out the following upcoming Craft and Vendor Fairs.

Science on Tap - Solid Waste Management
Source:  Carriage Towne News
Thursday, 01 December 2022 09:00

MANCHESTER —The SEE Science Center will present a Science on Tap discussion on the strategies that are evolving to manage our solid waste efficiently on Tues., December 6. Science on Tap events are informal discussions with local scientists and experts…

‘American Civil War: Crucible of American Christmas’
Source:  Carriage Towne News
Thursday, 01 December 2022 09:00

KINGSTON —Join the Friends of the Kingston Historical Museum in welcoming Bill Hallett to the Kingston Community Library on Wed., December 14 at 7 p.m. where he will discuss the connection between the American Civil War and our current Christmas…

Help Feed the Hungry
Source:  Carriage Towne News
Thursday, 01 December 2022 09:00

The Atkinson Lions Club will host its annual Holiday Community Food Drive on Sat., December 3, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main Street. The center is located across from the Atkinson Post Office…

Free Christmas Concert at P.A.C.
Source:  Carriage Towne News
Thursday, 01 December 2022 09:00

PLAISTOW — Just a week before Santa arrives, the air will be filled with the musical sounds of the Christmas season, thanks to the talents and generosity of the Timberlane Performing Arts Center, Greenough Road, Plaistow. This year’s annual free…

East Kingston Powwow Riverbank Fundraiser
Source:  Carriage Towne News
Thursday, 01 December 2022 09:00

EAST KINGSTON — East Kingston residents can take a stroll at the end of Troll Way to find a pathway through the woods, leading to a town-owned parcel on the Powwow River. The parcel, commonly known as “the rope swingâ€�…

Toys for Tots at Walier Chevrolet
Thursday, 01 December 2022 00:00

Stop by Walier Chevrolet, located on Winchester Street in Keene, and donate your new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots today… or join Dan Mitchell & Wally Reny LIVE on Tuesday morning, Dec 13th from 6am-10am as he broadcasts live at Walier Chevrolet!

  • A visit from Santa Claus during 8am hour
  • Enjoy LIVE music from the Keene Pops Choir! (at 9:10am)

Let’s pack that showroom again with toys for the kids in the area! 

We will offer curb-side drop off, if needed, that morning. 

Thurs, Dec 1
Source:  The New Hampshire Gazette
Thursday, 01 December 2022 00:00

2017—One-time Trump National Security Advisor and ex-general Michael Flynn does the perp walk. 2007—Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, at Federal Cigar in Portsmouth, refuses to autograph a New Hampshire Gazette for counterman Dave McNicholas, but agrees to sign a photo of himself—which he takes with him when he leaves. 2003—Howard Dean, leading the pack in polling, tells Chris Matthews he’ll...


This week in Concord history
Source:  The Concord Insider
Wednesday, 30 November 2022 13:24

Dec. 2, 2000: Shortly before 2 p.m. Canterbury Country Store owner Bob Summers rings up his final sale and then shuts the place down. The store will reopen nearly a year later, after members of the community invest several hundred thousand dollars to buy it.

Dec. 2, 1774: New Hampshire’s committee of correspondence, formed the previous year to stay in touch with other colonies about acts of the British Parliament, sends a warrant to all towns urging the adoption of a continental association. The association’s purpose is to establish a boycott on the import and consumption of British goods. Although Portsmouth and Exeter will quickly approve the warrant, itinerant merchants working further inland will make the boycott difficult to enforce.

Dec. 2, 1962: Deposits of thorium are discovered in the White Mountains.

Dec. 3, 2001: Manchester inventor Dean Kamen unveils the Segway Human Transporter on ABC’s Good Morning America. Formerly known as Ginger or IT, the one-person, battery-powered scooter averages a speed of 8 mph, but can travel up to 17 or 18 mph.

Dec. 3, 1991: John Sununu, who left New Hampshire’s corner office three years earlier to become President Bush’s most powerful adviser on domestic politics, resigns as White House chief of staff. Sununu writes that he did not want to become a “political negative” for the president and a “drag” on his reelection chances.

Dec. 4, 2000: Salisbury residents who helped douse a backyard fire say a ball of flames fell from the sky and theorize it was a meteorite. Although the cause of the mysterious fire will continue to be debated, experts will throw cold water on the meteorite theory.

Dec. 4, 1900: In raids, 16 police officers from Manchester and Suncook bust 20 people under the state’s prohibition statute. Since bootleggers are still active, “there will be plenty to drink,” a Suncook villager says.

Dec. 5, 1908: Fire Chief William Green sets out for the movies at Phenix Hall, but even though the same show played at the nearby Opera House for more than a year, the Phenix is filled. There are plans to convert yet another building in the Durgin block into a theater. “Verily, the people are moving picture mad,� Mayor Charles Corning writes in his diary.

Dec. 5, 1999: A fire breaks out at South Congregational Church in Concord 45 minutes before a scheduled performance of Handel’s Messiah. After about 80 singers and musicians in formal attire gather on Pleasant Street, they head for nearby St. Paul’s Church, where about 200 people are treated to an impromptu rendition of the oratorio’s most famous section.

Dec. 6, 2001: The New Hampshire Technical Institute has been accredited as a two-year community college by the New England Association of Schools and College’s Commission on Institutions of Higher Learning, the same group that assesses the University of New Hampshire and the state colleges in Keene and Plymouth, the Monitor reports. “This is one of the most significant moments in the history of NHTI,â€� said President Bill Simonton. “It will probably set the stage for the next 40 years of college.â€�

Dec. 7, 1972: New Hampshire officials announce that elderly skiers will get reduced rates at two state-owned ski areas. Those 65 and older will get a discount at Cannon and Sunapee. Those over 70 will ski free.

Dec. 7, 1965: Concord’s new Douglas N. Everett Ice Arena on Loudon Road is dedicated.

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Until the clock strikes midnight
Source:  The Concord Insider
Wednesday, 30 November 2022 13:24

Maybe you trekked out among the throngs of mall shoppers for a day – or night – of browsing on Black Friday. And you’ve likely had packages dropped off on your front porch after some late-night cyber hunting on Amazon. Now, complete the trifecta by coming to downtown Concord to see what your local merchants have to offer.

Concord’s annual Midnight Merriment is returning to downtown Concord for a night of shopping, deals, food and activities Friday, Dec. 2, from 5 p.m. to midnight.

There’s a lot in store, and you can get a lay of the land on Pages 8 and 9 with a map that includes where to get a bite to eat, where to pick up the free trolley and what activities to check out.

Among the activities on Friday:

Start things early with a Santa and Nazzy Dance Party from 5 to 8 p.m.

Check out the Concord Arts Market Giftopolis from 6 to 11 p.m.

You have your choice of sweets with a S’Mores Party from 5 to 10 p.m., and a Hot Cocoa station.

Marvel in the local artistry with the Gingerbread Showdown.

And put a special bow on all your new finds at the free gift wrapping station.

For more details about  the event, visit


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