The Beekeeping issue

May 10, 2011
12:00 AM

All abuzz about beekeeping

Have you heard the buzz? There's a new craze taking the Concord area by storm - or should it be by swarm?The age-old practice of beekeeping is on the rise around Concord, as evidenced by the recently formed Capital Area Beekeepers Association. Association President Randy Harris said that he noticed an influx of Concord-area attendees at the Candia beekeepers club meetings. Just like…

May 10, 2011
12:00 AM

Biker babes of Concord

With S & W Sports' 3rd annual bike swap coming up on May 14-15, and Commute Green New Hampshire (May 16-20) hot on its tail, the Insider rounded up Concord's coolest biker babes and asked them what it's like to cruise around town on their fancy rides. After all, Concord is currently the only city in America rated as a "Bicycle-Friendly Community" by the League…

May 10, 2011
12:00 AM

Listen up, you scavengers!

Two weeks ago, we put your Loudon Road knowledge to the test and asked you to find ten hard-to-spot places on Concord's most traffic-ridden strip.Dozens of fearless Insider readers ditched their automobiles and trekked down the busy road to participate in our latest scavenger hunt, which we coined "Back with a Sca-vengence."We're here now to tell you the answers to the hunt, as well as name a winner.…

May 10, 2011
12:00 AM

The truth is out there

A friendly middle-aged man tells me to take my shoes off. He speaks in a hushed voice."You're new?" he asks.I nod.He shows me where to put my coat and directs me to a large, open room that smells like incense. A petite woman with long brown hair is sitting on a blanket, cross-legged, with her eyes closed.I know this serene women must be Margaret Fletcher. She's here to lead me in finding the "truth of what I am." At least that's what the White Mountain Sangha website tells me.Let me back up a bit.White Mountain Sangha is an organization composed of two teachers (Fletcher…

May 10, 2011
12:00 AM

This Week in Concord History

May 10, 1847: Residents of Concord gather to honor Franklin Pierce after he is commissioned brigadier general for the war with Mexico. The ladies of the town present Pierce with a sword. The men have purchased a fine horse for him. When the horse suddenly dies, William Walker, proprietor of the Eagle Hotel, sells the men his black horse, which is given to Pierce.May 10, 1944: Pinched by the labor shortage, the Brezner Tannery in Penacook has put up cash prizes for the best slogan aimed at a convincing women to take jobs. The results are in. Contestants had to complete the sentence: "I shall help…

May 10, 2011
12:00 AM
Bulletin Board

Stamp collectors

Merrimack County Stamp Collectors regular monthly meeting will be held at Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, on May 17 at 1:30 p.m. All people interested in stamp collecting are invited to attend. For further information, contact Dan Day at 228-1154.

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