charter

Mar 22, 2011
12:00 AM

A different kind of learning

Step into the CSI Charter School in Penacook and you're not likely to find a bell buzzing between classes, teachers standing at the front of classrooms lecturing pupils on math and history, or students standing around gossiping in the hallways.Things are done a little differently at CSI. For starters, the school doesn't have teachers, it has coaches. There isn't structured…

Mar 22, 2011
12:00 AM
Ball & Chain

Girlfriend's Danes are a pain

Dear Casper and Bill,I recently met a girl who's fine and dandy. She's fun, smart and funny, but - as you probably guessed - there's a problem: She has three enormous Great Danes (all males) who scare the crap out of me. They don't like men, and one of them even sleeps in her bed. Going over to her house isn't fun because I fear being mauled. Any suggestions on how to cope?Dear Danish Dandy,We…

Mar 22, 2011
12:00 AM
Downtown at dawn

Funding future leaders

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce's "Leadership Greater Concord" program is trying to raise $20,000 to endow a scholarship for the program. The fundraiser is centered on artist and program member Rebecca Kinhan's painting "Downtown at Dawn, Concord, New Hampshire." The painting will auctioned off at the chamber's annual Richard G. Warner Scholarship…

Mar 22, 2011
12:00 AM
the grammarnator

We're green with envy

Cooking.com presented "Top 10 Corned Beef Recipes for St. Patty's Day" last week, and at least one Concord restaurant also implied that the day of green beer was intended to honor St. Patricia. They should have been advertising St. Paddy's Day, from Padraig, a form of the name familiar to sports fans in recent years due to the ascent of one Padraig Harrington to the top ranks of golfers.Joyceans…

Mar 22, 2011
12:00 AM

This Week in Concord History

March 22, 1851: Former New Hampshire governor and U.S. senator Isaac Hill dies at the age of 63. Hill was once editor of Concord's New Hampshire Patriot and served in President Andrew Jackson's "Kitchen Cabinet."March 22, 1965: The Monitor reports growing disapproval of a bill to impose a $5,000 minimum pay law for teachers. Towns would have to foot the bill and leaders say it would infringe on local control. The bill will be defeated.March 23, 1867: Forty-two years after becoming Concord's Congregationalist minister, the Rev. Nathaniel Bouton resigns. During his tenure, Bouton…

Mar 22, 2011
12:00 AM
Bulletin Board

Literature festival

The Granite State Reading Council of the International Reading Association will be celebrating New Hampshire's second official Literacy Day on April 9 by conducting a Festival of Literacy at the Merrimack-Valley Middle and High Schools in Penacook. This free event will involve parents, children, authors, illustrators, teachers, and other professionals involved in promoting literacy. The celebration will take place between 9 a.m. and noon.Because of generous donations from businesses, organizations, and community volunteers, families throughout the state are invited to attend this free event. The…

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