The forest issue

Mar 06, 2012
12:00 AM

Walking the walk

On a clear day, you can see the shimmering golden dome of the state capitol building from the deck at the office of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. Some employees make the roughly 4-mile trek from that downtown landmark via bicycle, navigating one of several leafy pathways cut through the landscape.It's not unusual to have the workday briefly interrupted by a call across the intercom,…

Mar 06, 2012
12:00 AM
Grow something!

Hey Concord: How does your garden grow?

Imagine working in the perfect organic vegetable garden. The weather is gorgeous, and the garden is bursting with perfectly ripened, healthy produce. It rained the night before, so there is no need to water and there is nothing to weed. All you need to do is harvest food for your dinner, then you can relax in a nearby lawn chair to sip a cool beverage and enjoy the rest of your day.Impossible? Maybe, but you can…

Mar 06, 2012
12:00 AM
Nature 101

The mysterious balsam fir thief strikes again

During each of the past six Decembers, a balsam fir tree has been cut and taken from our patch of woods. This past December was no exception. This time, the thief climbed 12 feet up a balsam fir to cut off the top part, which he no doubt used for his Christmas tree. Even though we kept a careful vigil, we did not see the thief in action.The balsam fir is one of the most important…

Mar 06, 2012
12:00 AM
Girls inc. Girl of the Month

What are you up to, Ella Mulari?

Avid Insider readers will remember that we ran an article about Girls Inc., a fun afterschool group for local girls ("Girls Inc. brings out the smart, strong and bold in local little ladies," Nov. 11). Well, it just so happens that each month, the girls and staff choose a "Girl of the Month" who exemplifies their motto: "Strong. Smart. Bold."This month, that girl is Ella Mulari. We caught…

Mar 06, 2012
12:00 AM

Missed Connections

Here at the Insider, we like to scour the pages of Craigslist's Missed Connections looking for love the best entries from Concord. Then we post them here with little-to-no editing. Enjoy! Beautiful girl in Concord, Sat - m4w - 30Pink scaf, white shirt, jeans , flat shoes, long hair , use hp laptop, has bracelet and watch on left hand. . . i am at front seat. Tuesday Hannaford's…

Mar 06, 2012
12:00 AM

This Week in Concord History

March 6, 2000: Officials investigating the death of the 73-year-old Concord man known as "Cigar Bob" issue a warrant for the arrest of his former roommate. Dwayne Thompson, 46, who has not been seen since Robert Provencher's body was found, is charged with second-degree murder.March 6, 2001: A true blizzard sends New Hampshire residents to check the record books. The official tally in Concord is 18.1 inches. That's a lot for one storm, but it's considerably short of the 28 inches that fell in December 1969. Other parts of the state (Nottingham is tops with 40 inches) get hit…

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