Military issue

Feb 16, 2010
11:45 AM

Helicopter of the week

Driving by the New Hampshire National Guard headquarters on Regional Drive, you may have noticed the aptly named “helicopter on a stick,” or so the folks at the Guard facility jokingly call it. It’s actually a real-deal helicopter, one of the Hueys that are best known for their use in the Vietnam War. “It was a lifeline during the Vietnam War,” writes Staff Sgt. Ginger Dempsey…

Feb 16, 2010
11:47 AM

Help identify these barns

We recently received an e-mail from Liz Hengen who is looking for some help identifying farms in an old photo: “I recently came across the enclosed group of photos of Concord farms, taken in 1947 for the city’s Annual Report. I’m wondering whether your readers might be able to identify them. At this point, I can locate only two of them.” Those two are 174 Little Pond Road (top…

Feb 16, 2010
12:00 AM

Where The Insider goes, nobody knows!

Doug and Sharon Savoy of Bow spent their holiday in Singapore visiting family and posing with The Insider in front of the baby Merlion statue at Merlion Park. "I bet you never thought The Insider would make it half way around the world, but it did!" Sharon wrote. She added that if the couple posed next to the original, 28.22-foot Merlion, we wouldn't have been able to see The Insider.…

Feb 16, 2010
12:00 AM
Classes

An excuse to get out of the house

Trinity School of the Arts offers your family the opportunity to develop or discover interests in a wide variety of arts, crafts and practical skills. We serve students of all ages - from preschoolers to senior citizens. You may try a two-, three-, or six-week course. Classes usually meet once a week. Register for classes at least one week in advance. For more information, contact us at 410-4138, ext. 171, tsa@tbcnh.org or visit our website at tbcnh.org. The following classes begin the week of March 1. Monday, March 1: - Drawing for Teens, 8 weeks, 3:15-4:30 p.m. , $36. - Family Fun Archery, 6…

Feb 16, 2010
12:00 AM
Exhibit

Digital oil paintings

Eddie Durrett's "Painted New England: Digital Brushes" exhibit will be on display from Feb. 17 through April 16 at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests' Conservation Center. Created from original photographs, these digital oil paintings capture the essence of scenic New Hampshire and New England as if oil paintings on board and canvas. The exhibit is open for viewing Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. As the facility is used for meetings, please call 224-9945 before visiting to confirm that the room is open.

Feb 16, 2010
12:00 AM
Concord Public Library

Book of the week

For more information about the Concord Public Library, visit concordpubliclibrary.net. Baking Cakes in Kigali Gaile Parkin 2009, 308 pages Fiction; Setting: Modern-day Kigali, Rwanda Angel Tungaraza is an unusual woman. She is from Tanzania and has her own cake-making business in Kigali, Rwanda. Angel makes beautiful cakes in all sorts of shapes with vibrant colors and decorations. The cakes are delicious, and some…