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The Insider’s guide to summer in New Hampshire

JUNEJune 19Food and Thought Pot Luck at Walpole Valley FarmsCome down to the farm for a family potluck dinner and local food discussion on the grounds of Walpole Valley Farms. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings while engaging in thoughtful discussion. Topics are spontaneous but focus on local food and health. Bring a… 0

June 18, 2013
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Sampson Raine, right, motions for his daughter Hadley, 2, to jump into the water during swimming lessons at Garrison Park, July 13, 2011. 0

June 18, 2013
Read To Feed

This charitable cause is a real page-turner

“A pig and goat!” “No, a water buffalo and bees!” Shouts came from all around the Rundlett Middle School seventh-grade classroom. The lively but unlikely debate was sparked by the Read To Feed Program, which raises money to buy farm animals for families in impoverished countries. Eighth-grader… 0

June 18, 2013
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The Rundlett seventh-graders (and 8th-grader Brooke Mills, center) who participated in Read To Feed. 0

June 18, 2013
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Brooke Mills hands out a snap bracelet to Samuel Habib. The bracelet was a prize for participating in the Read To Feed program. 0

June 18, 2013

This week in Concord history

June 18, 1812: Congress declares war on Great Britain. Siding with the Federalist opposition, New Hampshireman Daniel Webster calls the declaration of war “premature and inexpedient” and accuses the Republicans of having entered an alliance against England with the “papists, the infidels (and the) atheists” of France. June 18, 1853: A group of Concord… 0

June 18, 2013
The Food Snob

Frozen yogurt? Well, you only live once!

Concord’s going to be three times as cool this summer. We know that sounds impossible – but it’s true! The chill factor is going up exponentially as Concord’s three new frozen yogurt stores open one by one. Dips on Main Street was the first to open, so it is the first to get the Food Snob’s… 0

June 18, 2013
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A bowlful of cappucino and cookies and cream frozen yogurt from Dips, topped with Oreos, Kit Kat, Heath bar, sprinkles and cherries. 0

June 18, 2013

Missed Connections: Spicy drunk goggles and hangovers

We at the Insider like to scour Craigslist’s Missed Connections section to see if anyone in Concord saw us out tanning by the side of the road by Sewalls Falls is finding true love online. Here, presented unedited as always, are some of the best entries. For more, visit nh.craigslist.org. It’s me,… 0

June 18, 2013

City briefly

Each week, Tom Aspell listens for the sounds of the ice cream man, grabs his allowance and rushes to the sidewalk, purchasing every last popsicle. As he feverishly races to lick them all, the melty drips spell out the city memo. Cannonball!Things going swimminglyThe city’s seven community swimming pools opened for the season Sunday, Aspell writes. The city’s seven… 0

June 18, 2013