Make sure to hit up Everett Arena to skate
Feb21

Make sure to hit up Everett Arena to skate

We know that it’s winter and most people associate ice skating with the great outdoors. And Concord is home to some great locations to lace up the ol’ skates, like White Park, Beaver Meadow Golf Course, Merrill Park and Rollins Park. But some people prefer the comforts of the indoors, where they don’t have to deal with the elements. Although you better hurry up if you want to enjoy it, because there’s not a lot of time in the Everett...

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Check out memoirist Melanie Brooks at Gibson’s
Feb21

Check out memoirist Melanie Brooks at Gibson’s

In her attempt to write a memoir about her father’s death from a secret AIDS infection in 1985, Melanie Brooks was left with some painful questions: What does it take to write an honest memoir? And what happens to us when we embark on that journey? Would she manage it? Brooks sought guidance from the memoirists who most moved her, including Andre Dubus III, Joan Wickersham, Mark Doty, Marianne Leone, Richard Hoffman, Edwidge Danticat,...

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We went to our first CYPN networking event
Feb21

We went to our first CYPN networking event

The Monitor and Insider are members of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, meaning any of the employees are entitled to certain benefits that come with membership, including monthly networking events put on by the Chamber’s Concord Young Professionals Network. Despite this fact, neither of us had ever been to one of these events before, and since we’ve been in the mood for first-evers lately, we decided to give it a shot. The...

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Check out this cool wintry shot we found on Instagram
Feb21

Check out this cool wintry shot we found on Instagram

There were a lot of great Instagram shots of winter scenes and sunsets over the past few weeks, but this one, by user @Putnam18, seemed to best capture both in one photo. Nice shootin’! If you’ve taken a cool photo in Concord, post it to Instagram using the hashtag #concordnh to put it on our radar. If you absolutely want us to see it, throw #concordinsider in there, too.

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Rundlett Middle School students made little Strandbeests
Feb21

Rundlett Middle School students made little Strandbeests

Do you remember any of your class projects from middle school? Maybe you made rockets using soda bottles, baking soda and vinegar. Maybe you built a bridge out of popsicle sticks. Or perhaps you remember making paper mache sculptures of your own head, or something of the sort. Well, the kids of today are up to a whole lot more than that, as evidenced by a quick visit to a pair of eighth-grade art classrooms at Rundlett Middle School...

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Check out some Oscar-nominated shorts at Red River
Feb21

Check out some Oscar-nominated shorts at Red River

Sure, you’ve probably heard about some of the big-name films up for Academy Awards this year – The likes of Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, La La Land, Lion and Manchester by the Sea, to name a few. Whether you’ve seen them or not, odds are you’ve heard someone at the office talking about them or caught a preview on TV. Over the last month or so, you’ve even seen us review a few of the nominees in Manchester By the Sea (Best...

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