The crew issue

Apr 17, 2012
12:00 AM

Rowing in the deep

Even as the roster ballooned to more than 60 students and the skill level began to rise appreciably, the members of Concord Crew couldn't shake the feeling that they were, well, sort of homeless.Though they wore the Concord colors with pride, they were schlepping off to Hooksett every day, sometimes as early as 6 a.m., and sharing a boathouse with an archrival even though there was…

Apr 17, 2012
12:00 AM
Grow something!

Plant and plot with your neighbors in the community garden

Maybe, like me, you have a long history of backyard gardening. Maybe you've dabbled with a few tomato plants or lovingly planted your marigolds and geraniums in the (hopefully warm enough) earth over Memorial Day weekend. Perhaps you've planted trees and ornamental shrubs and even successfully tended a full-fledged vegetable garden for years, wrestling that cranky old Rototiller…

Apr 17, 2012
12:00 AM
Nature 101

Paul discovers the rookery of a great blue heron

This past winter while I was hiking through the woods northeast of Concord, I discovered a remote beaver pond with several large nests high in some dead trees in the middle of the pond. I later mentioned this to Kevin Wall, director of Nature Education for the New Hampshire Audubon Society, and he said, "That sounds like the site of a great blue heron rookery." He added, "Let's…

Apr 17, 2012
12:00 AM
Granite State Independent Living

Wheelchair tourney shoots to raise awareness

Granite State Independent Living had barely completed the announcement of an April 21 wheelchair basketball tournament to raise both money and awareness when USI, an insurance company and one of the group's partners, pledged its commitment to entering a team.That wasn't all they wanted to offer, though.USI, which also partners with the Boston Celtics, asked if the group would…

Apr 17, 2012
12:00 AM
retro police log

Cut out the fancy stuff, Concord!

The Concord Police Department was kind enough to give us access to some recently unearthed police logbooks. We think it's a fascinating look into the way life used to be in Concord, so we've pulled out some interesting entries for you. Check it out!May 27, 1935: Dee Burbank of Elm St. 17 years old. Holding his bicycle for a day or two until he learns to ride it the way it should be rode and cut out the fancy stuff. Very nearly had two accidents tonight.Feb. 11, 1927: Mrs. McKenna, River Hill, telephoned here saying there was a man hanging around her house and that he just went down the…

Apr 17, 2012
12:00 AM

Help us continue the story!

You may remember "The Great Story Experiment" feature that we ran last year. Not familiar? We got a reader-submitted "story-starter," basically an open-ended beginning to a story. Then, we asked our readers to send in installments that would continue the story until it reached a logical conclusion. It was pretty cool. Well, we're doing it again! Fifteen-year-old Brayden Harriman, who helped us with our last story experiment, sent us in another story-starter. Check it out:I arise to a brutal awakening! I get up from my bed and go downstairs to find my family nowhere to be…

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