The Concord TV issue

Mar 30, 2010
1:45 PM
Calling all green thumbs

Join the ‘Split and Swap’ committee

The Perennial Exchange will fill the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., parking lot on May 8 from 8 a.m. to noon, with the 10th annual “Split and Swap” event. The Split and Swap gathers hundreds of area gardeners to share plants and know-how. Affordable annuals and Mothers Day mugs will also be on sale. If you’d like to be part of the committee, contact Karon Devoid at 228-2737 or kdevoid@concordnh.gov

Mar 30, 2010
1:46 PM

5 fast facts: Concord Boys & Girls Club

We attended a recent open house at the Concord Boys & Girls Club, 55 Bradley St., and not only had a great time (they gave us cookies!) but learned quite a bit about the club. Here are five things we didn’t know prior to our visit: - The club was founded in 1944 by the Concord Police Department as a way to keep boys out of trouble. - The club has three locations: Concord, Allenstown and Hopkinton. An average of 225 kids walk through the clubs’ doors on a daily basis. - Club members at all three locations include boys and girls, ages 6-18, from over 20 towns in Merrimack County. - The Concord…

Mar 30, 2010
1:47 PM

Earth Day is coming up

Tired of seeing all of those kitchen leftovers from preparing meals and snacks get thrown out in the trash or eaten by critters in your makeshift composting bin in the backyard? Here’s your chance to turn those scraps into a rich soil amendment. As part of Earth Day 2010 celebrations, the Merrimack County Conservation District is participating in a statewide backyard composting bin sale. Through April 2, a home compost bin and how-to guide with a combined retail value of $100 can be purchased for $47. The bin is black, has a 10-year warranty, and is made of 100 percent recycled plastic. It’s…

Mar 30, 2010
1:49 PM
The Revelator

Silk production in Concord

Have you ever wondered where Silk Farm Road got its name? You probably know this road best as being home to the New Hampshire Audubon’s McLane Center. It stretches from Dunbarton Road to the Bow line, where it turns into Albin Road. It boasts a few state forests, Turkey Pond and plenty of trails. By all accounts, it should be called “State Forest Road” or “Wildlife Way.” Or…

Mar 30, 2010
1:51 PM
Wine of the week

Zinfandel, anyone?

File this in the category of why being an Insider is so much fun. Last Friday, we ducked out of our cubicle early to stop by the New Hampshire Liquor and Wine Outlet on Storrs Street to sample wine. Best of all, we didn’t get into any trouble for it. We were there to try the Inscription Limited Edition Old Vine Zinfandel and Petite Sirah – two varieties blended exclusively for New Hampshire by well-known vintner…

Mar 30, 2010
1:53 PM

Who are these cuties?

We have a mystery for you to solve, readers: Who are these cute kids posing in front of a fire truck (and modeling fire gear)? The photo was taken in the ’60s or ’70s, if that helps narrow it down. If you can help identify these kiddos, e-mail news@theconcordinsider.com or call 369-3378.