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This Week In Concord History

Feb. 10, 1942: Robert Leon Harris, a 15-year-old student, agrees to leave Rundlett Junior High School “so as not to cause any trouble.” He is the second Jehovah’s Witness in the city to refuse on religious grounds to pledge allegiance to flag and country. Feb. 10, 1927: The Schoonmaker Chair Co. signs a seven-year contract to use New Hampshire state prison… 0

February 10, 2015

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell straps his entire stuffed animal collection into the front of his Iditarod sled and heads out for a training run, finding the going extremely snuggly and adorable, if a little slow. He spends most of his time encouraging his team with cutesy baby talk, which translates into the city memo!  Get trashy for freePurple bags up for grabsConcord… 0

February 10, 2015

This Week In Concord History

Feb. 3, 2003: Concord High School running phenom Rachel Umberger accepts a full scholarship offer to Duke University, according to running coach Barbara Higgins. Feb. 3, 1968: In Concord, Richard Nixon opens his presidential campaign with a speech in which he says America is a country with a torn soul, a country that needs a new leader who recognizes its “crisis of the… 0

February 3, 2015

Hit up health care enrollment day Feb. 7 to beat the deadline

We know all about deadlines here at the Insider (if you’re reading this, it means we successfully met another one!), so who better to tell you about the upcoming deadline to enroll in healthcare this year? Actually, there is someone way better: the Merrimack County Health Insurance Assister Alliance. The fine people… 0

February 3, 2015

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell lights a couple hundred candles in his office and puts on the recording of the Valentine we had the Concord Chorale sing him last year. While dancing around the room, he tips over one of the candles and lights the building on fire. But the trail of fire extinguisher foam spells out a city memo! That’s a wrapZamboni looks purtyThe Zamboni… 0

February 3, 2015
Bulletin Board

Project: Fashion Camp is hosting workshop

Project: Fashion Camp is hosting its February workshop at Kimball-Jenkins Estate on Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get Cozy, open to ages 7 to 12, will have campers create a cozy blanket and other fun room accessories. Learn how to create a pattern, sew and customize your very own blanket using different embroidery techniques, fabric paint and more. Don’t forget about accessorizing… 0

February 3, 2015

This Week In Concord History

Jan. 27, 2003: The Concord City Council votes to take the historic Rolfe barn through eminent domain, stopping Ken Epworth, the barn’s owner, from dismantling the building and selling the parts to an unnamed client. The Penacook Historical Society asked the city to step in so it can use the barn as a museum and community center. Jan. 27, 1942: Speaking at the swearing-in… 0

January 27, 2015
Keep it to football

Here’s some stuff to stay away from at your party

When it comes to Super Bowl Sunday, you can usually count on being huddled around the old flat screen with a bunch of people you may or may not know while eating lots of food that you’ll probably regret on Monday. And in these parts, with the Patriots going for the fourth title in team history, you better believe that 99 percent of the New England population will be watching… 0

January 27, 2015

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell folds up a couple of paper footballs for some tabletop action at the office, but during the first game he flicks one right off the fire alarm, setting off screeching sirens and the sprinkler system. Thankfully the water spells out a city memo in the carpet. Class is in sessionIt’s the Concord internetsConcord General Services has published… 0

January 27, 2015

Super Bowl Adventure shopping

We hit up Ocean State Job Lots to find all the essentials to make your Super Bowl party the best on the block. All we’re waiting for now is our invitation. 0

January 26, 2015