Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 21 Apr 2015
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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 21 Apr 2015

Try as it might, winter didn’t croak us, so our reward is these crocuses, photographed by our friends @concordnhlibrary. Worst pun ever? We’re sure we’ve created worse. Either way, maybe instead of making fun of our ugly humor you should just take in these lovely flowers.

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Party like it’s 1855 – Tue, 21 Apr 2015
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Party like it’s 1855 – Tue, 21 Apr 2015

The Concord Public Library celebrated 160 years of existence last week with a little party during National Library Week. There was a delicious cake (we had a piece), as well as other snacks and drinks. We sure do hope we hang around long enough to see our big 160 one day – purely for the chance to eat a cake that size.

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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 21 Apr 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 21 Apr 2015

This vehicle made in the Abbott & Downing yard for Concord Steam Laundry represents the era when car makers figured it would totally be safe to not put any sort of anything on either side of the driver or some kind of shield in front of him. If the driver were a football player, this car would be his leather helmet. Thankfully they’ve made tremendous strides in safety standards since then – unless you’re a UPS driver. Then you...

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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 14 Apr 2015
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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 14 Apr 2015

This awesome dude was photographed by Instagram user @starryeyedandrestless outside of Castro’s Back Room, where he stands watch over Depot Street. We salute you and your weird wooden chest, Indian guy!

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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 14 Apr 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 14 Apr 2015

Concord is celebrating a pretty important birthday this year, so we figured we’d give it a present – a picture from when it was way younger. Seriously, who among us wouldn’t like to look 50 years younger? Definitely not that lady in the back of the Concord Coach on this poster from the city’s Bicentennial celebration. She could use a lesson or two in packing light (that’s a lot of stuff to have bouncing around on the roof) and looking...

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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 07 Apr 2015
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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 07 Apr 2015

This isn’t a photo from that time we woke up at a wildlife preserve after a particularly crazy Saturday night and just hung out there for a couple of weeks. Is it? That’s all a little foggy. We’re pretty sure this is a picture from Instagram user @boudreaujr, who said he pulled over to capture this barred owl on Hutchins Street right here in our fair city. Great snap, @boudreaujr!

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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 07 Apr 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 07 Apr 2015

We’re reporing live from the first ever Concordiapolis 500, where horses and buggies are pitted against trolley cars in a furious race down Main Street! Place your bets! Of course, the smart money is on us having made the whole thing up. Thanks to reader Earl Burroughs for this picture, which was actually taken near Pleasant Street, looking north. We’re not entirely sure of the time frame, but it’s fair to say “not...

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Finding a forever home – Tue, 31 Mar 2015
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Finding a forever home – Tue, 31 Mar 2015

Eleanor Broussard made this sweet painting for Intown Concord’s recent Locally Famous Art Auction, featuring Zoe & Co. Professional Bra Fitters (where she works) in a place of prominence. And guess what? Zoe & Co. bought the painting at the auction, and it’s now hanging in the store. We just love happy endings ::sniff::

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This cake is for the birds – Tue, 31 Mar 2015
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This cake is for the birds – Tue, 31 Mar 2015

The Audubon held a Spring on the Wing event last weekend, complete with a cake baking contest, which we believe should be part of every local event (also, we’re available as taste testers/judges. Like, whenever.) Anyway, Conor Fitzgerald, son of “Monitor” advertising celebrity Candace Fitzgerald, entered this bad boy and came home with second place in the Family category. The nest is made of Chinese Lo Mein noodles with melted...

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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 31 Mar 2015
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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 31 Mar 2015

The driver of this car was nice enough to roll the window down a little so this dog could be safe (take notes, everyone. That’s how it’s done). And the dog was nice enough to roll the window down a little more so everyone could peep his super puppy swag. Nothing in Concord is more chill than this dog right now. We can say that with utmost confidence. Thanks to @drewgrosvenor for posting the photo! We want to find your pictures, too –...

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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 31 Mar 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 31 Mar 2015

We’re all for bringing train travel back to Concord, but only if that stuff works. Looks like this go-round in August 1890 wasn’t so hot. This photo of a train wreck near Ferry Street crossing comes to us from reader Earl Burroughs, and features several bystanders looking not particularly surprised or worried that anything went wrong. And also looking super dapper in vests and coats and awesome hats.

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Hoppy birthday – Tue, 31 Mar 2015
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Hoppy birthday – Tue, 31 Mar 2015

Ruth “Bunny” Dodge turned 96 years young Friday afternoon, and celebrated like anyone else would – by dressing up like a bunny in the dining room at Havenwood. We met Bunny and her husband, Ralph “Cap” Dodge, a few years ago while learning about their shared wedding ceremony with Bunny’s sister. Here, Havenwood staffers Wendy Hardy, Cassey Greene and Sandy May share a moment with the birthday girl. 

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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 24 Mar 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 24 Mar 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 24 Mar 2015

Around 1900, Concord’s famous Abbott and Downing Company liked to have all of its employees stand outside the South Main Street plant for a group photo. White it brought productivity to s screeching halt, at least we have this pic to show for it. Thanks to reader Earl Burroughs for sending it in.

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Hey look, that thing! – Tue, 17 Mar 2015
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Hey look, that thing! – Tue, 17 Mar 2015

We were going to include this in our snowbank scavenger hunt a few weeks ago, but never got around to it. Still, that’s a pretty cool whatever that is. We’d have hopped up there to take a ride around Concord, old-school style, but there’s never a team of oxen around when you need it.

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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 17 Mar 2015
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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 17 Mar 2015

These are the kinds of photos you wind up with when we’re stuck in sprinter, that weird void in the meterorological world where it’s kind of still winter but almost sort of spring. Also known as “when animals say hibernation shmibernation (in their cute little animal voices) and just start walking on snow. Either way, this little guy sure knows how to work the camera. Thankfully Instagram user @tkc2000 was there to catch the...

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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 17 Mar 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 17 Mar 2015

This photo gives us all a glimpse into the museum that honors Concord’s most famous residents that never had body parts from the shoulders down. It’s a select group, sure, but an accomplished one. We wouldn’t blame you if you thought it was the upper corridor in the New Hampshire Historical Building, though . . . they kind of look alike. Thanks to reader Earl Burroughs for the pic!

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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 10 Mar 2015
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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 10 Mar 2015

This picture from Instagram user @hayleymccartire is a pretty solid illustration of a simple economics lesson: Supply has clearly surpassed demand for the snow shopping demographic. So much so that entire carts are being abandoned, mid-quest!

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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 10 Mar 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 10 Mar 2015

If you were thinking to yourself, you know, those barrels outside the building look like the kind we had in 1864, you’d be absolutely right! This is the corner of North Main and Pleasant streets, circa ’64, outside of Hardy & Hoit, dealers in “goods and groceries,” according to the caption on this photo from reader Earl Burroughs, which included flour, corn, pork and lard – hot commodities all back in the day. That’s probably how...

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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 03 Mar 2015
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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 03 Mar 2015

Turns out Concord in winter from 6,500 feet in the air looks an awful lot like Concord in winter from right in front of your face: white. Thanks to Instagram user @watty1143 for snapping the cool photo (hopefully not while flying the airplane!) If you want your Instagram pics in the paper, just tag us with #concordinsider when you post.

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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 03 Mar 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 03 Mar 2015

From the era of sweet trophies and sweet overcoats comes this photo from Jim Boyle of Tommy Hardiman, coach Bill Haller and Billy Quirk after the New England Catholic Interscholastic Schoolboy basketball tourney. 

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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 24 Feb 2015
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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 24 Feb 2015

At least all this snow is good for SOMETHING. Instagram user @girldogbike was whipping up Belgian white and needed a place to cool the wort. Boom – cooled. As a bonus, beer has been proven to make repeated snowstorms every two or three days exponentially more survivable. Have one for us, ladies!

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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 17 Feb 2015
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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 17 Feb 2015

The competition to see what’s taller by the end of winter, the State House dome or the piles of snow, is officially on. Word of warning, though – if the snow piles win, we’re jumping off the dome. Thanks to Instagram user @a_bacher15 for the photo! Tag us with #concordinsider when you post, and we’ll find the best stuff.

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Winterislamecicles – Tue, 17 Feb 2015
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Classic Concord photo – Tue, 17 Feb 2015
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Classic Concord photo – Tue, 17 Feb 2015

This picture of the New Hampshire Highway Hotel comes to us from Randy John Cummings, and appears to showcase the largest hotel pool we’ve ever seen. Of course, room access via boat only may have been an unsustainable business model. And the lifeguard budget must have been insane!

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Connect Four – Tue, 10 Feb 2015
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Connect Four – Tue, 10 Feb 2015

The owner of this truck managed to pull off the difficult and rare jerk driver quadruple in one simple act – parking in parts of four different parking spaces at NHTI. It’s enough to earn a gesture in which four of said gesture maker’s fingers remain down. At least the owner cleaned all the snow out of the back of the truck before pulling in.

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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 10 Feb 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 10 Feb 2015

We swiped this awesome photo of downtown Concord from Rich Woodfin on Facebook. Discussion in the comment thread seems to date it somewhere in the early 1950s. The celebrated Puritan Restaurant is visible in the background, in the building labeled Concord Commercial College, which is where we assume students went to learn about advertising. The Back to the Futurey vibe of the photo was overwhelming enough we spent 10 minutes searching...

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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 10 Feb 2015
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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 10 Feb 2015

Instagram user @chellsearobbin said she loves “the contrast of brick buildings with snow,” which is a good thing, because we’d say it’s gonna be pretty contrasty for the next six or eight months or so. Us? We prefer the contrast of our pasty feet and miles of blue ocean water. Which, technically, we could still get pictures of at this time of year, as long as frostbite isn’t a thing we’re worried about (note: we’re worried about it)....

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World Champs – Tue, 03 Feb 2015
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World Champs – Tue, 03 Feb 2015

Turns out Sophie, Tim’s daughter, was the good luck charm the Patriots needed to win another Super Bowl. While it took her dad over 20 years to see the Pats win, Sophie only had to wait 4 months.

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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 03 Feb 2015
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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 03 Feb 2015

No matter how snuggled up you were during the big snowstorm last week, it should be clear from this photo you weren’t nearly as warm and snuggly as Instagram user @courtneymurabito. This is her and her feline friend enjoying the first snow day in 75 years at New Hampshire Federal Credit Union, which kept her from having to drive to Concord for work. The comfortable overload in this photo is making us want to take a nap! (or maybe it...

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