Storrs Street scavenger hunt

Mar 09, 2010
12:00 AM
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A wedding without the hassle

Sure, weddings are fun and all, but when you factor in slim pickings on the registry, your wacky uncle and sitting in uncomfortable church pews for an hour-long ceremony, you’ll soon be wishing you were at another party. The clever folks at the musical group Performers Who Care came up with a fundraising idea that addresses these concerns. It’s called the Unwedding. Among other things,…

Mar 09, 2010
12:00 AM
The Recyclinator

A bold move

When I moved to Concord two and a half years ago, my frugal homing sense led me directly to Freihofer's Bakery Outlet. I was thrilled to get my bread at a discount, not to mention my bagels, English muffins, and other carbohydrate indulgences. My experience got even better when I saw the store promoting reusable bags. They offered their own for a reasonable price of 99 cents and, for a time, gave them away with a…

Mar 09, 2010
12:00 AM

Where the Insider goes, nobody knows

Marie Scott and Rusty Flagg brought The Insider with them to the Grand Strand at North Myrtle Beach, S.C. They went on the beach getaway to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. The couple was married on Nov. 1, 2008. Let us know where you take The Insider by sending a picture of you and our lovely little weekly to news@theconcordinsider.com. Just be sure to tell us where you are…

Mar 09, 2010
12:00 AM
Help kids with cancer

You'd look good with a shaved head

The Draft Sports Bar & Grill, 67 S. Main St., has teamed up with members of the Manchester and Hooksett fire departments for the third annual St. Baldrick's charity event. The Draft and these firemen have issued a lofty challenge to everyone who wants to help raise money to eliminate childhood cancer: Be a hero for kids with cancer by shaving your head in return for pledges of financial support from friends and family. Participants find that shaving their head in solidarity with the 160,000 children who are diagnosed with cancer each year is a small sacrifice in comparison to what these children…

Mar 09, 2010
12:00 AM
Volunteer corner

Share your skills with a new American

Refugees have traveled a long hard road to get to this country. Most have suffered religious or ethnic persecution, war and years of minimal shelter and sustenance. A single hope drives them - the opportunity to start again. Lutheran Social Services works to integrate refugee families into New Hampshire communities. We help these new arrivals to adjust to their surroundings and become productive members of their society. We are looking for volunteers to share their knowledge of everyday activities such as cooking, shopping and using public transportation. For more information, contact Abigail…

Mar 09, 2010
12:00 AM

Mystery photo

The automobile bottleneck on Centre Street and Loudon Road wasn't the first traffic jam in Concord, as this photo of electric streetcars operated by the Concord Street Railway reveals. This picture, from the collection of antiquarian Earl Burroughs, shows the streetcars at the intersection of Main and Pleasant streets in the 1890s. This might not even have been Concord's first traffic…