Garden center issue

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM
Volunteer corner

How to help with this year's food drive

With the arrival of spring, the annual food drive - sponsored by United Way of Merrimack County, the Letter Carriers of Greater Concord and the Capital Region Food Program - is fast approaching. More than 49 million Americans are at risk of hunger, and the food drive is more important than ever for our neighbors in need. This year's drive will take place on May 8. You can help in two important ways: -Place non-perishable food donations in a bag and leave them at your mailbox on May 8 for pick-up by your letter carrier. -Sign up to volunteer at the drive. The day will be divided into three shifts…

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM
Movie classics

A BIG event you won't want to miss

The Community Players and Red River Theatres are going to have a BIG week April 24-May 1. Red River will be showing "Big," the 1988 movie starring Tom Hanks in matinees all though school vacation week. The Players will be presenting "Big the Musical" at the Concord City Auditorium on April 30 and May 1 at 8 p.m. and May 2 at 2 p.m. "Big Week" will kick off on Sunday, April 25, with a special 7 p.m. showing of "Big" the movie at Red River, followed by a discussion led by The Players on how the musical was created from the movie. Both the movie and the musical focus on happier times and retell…

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM
Nature 101

The exciting outdoor world

Dear Paul, What are your credentials and qualifications to answer questions about nature? A Facebook Friend Dear Facebook Friend, I was born with a silver maple spoon in my mouth, burdock burrs in my hair and thorn bush scratches on my legs. As a life-long nature detective, I have followed my curiosity over many unexpected paths while I ferreted out the most intriguing details of a whodunit mystery in the drama…

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM
Monitors taking up space in the basement?

Electronics recycling day at NHTI

NHTI's Environmental Action Club is sponsoring an Electronics Recycling Day on Wednesday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a great opportunity to safely and responsibly dispose of your old electronics - computers, monitors, TVs, etc. Other household electronics will also be accepted (like entertainment equipment and kitchen appliances). A truck will be stationed at NHTI's Parking Lot B to collect your equipment. All electronics will be disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner. Working electronics will be donated to schools and organizations that partner with the CRT Recycling,…

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM
Pet corner

Puppy or adult from a rescue?

I get asked whether it is better to rescue a puppy or an adult dog several times a month. There is no easy answer, but there are a few things to remember. Before you decide on a puppy or adult, assess your rescue and decide if they have a behavior evaluation policy that is to your liking. Some shelters and rescues have behavior evaluation protocols in place that identify your prospective new pooch's pluses and minuses.…

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM

Where the Insider goes, nobody knows

A free weekly can get no better compliment that being dragged across the country in a suitcase. The photo is just the icing on the cake. Posing in front of Big Ben with an issue of the Insider is Sally Freeman, 12, a sixth grader at Rundlett Middle School. Sally visited London over February vacation this year. Don't forget to pack an Insider when you go on vacation. Send us the photographic…