The healthy issue

Mar 23, 2010
12:00 AM

School Notes

Songs for spring March is “music in our schools” month, and Karen Riess, the Concord School District’s webmaster, wants everyone to know how the city is celebrating. The district has been hosting concerts for the last few weeks, and has two more planned before month’s end. Tonight at 7 p.m., choruses from Concord High School and Rundlett Middle School take the stage at the Capital…

Mar 23, 2010
12:00 AM

Concord is one healthy microcity!

Is it something in the water? All those hiking trails? A fondness for vegetables? Whatever it is, Concord residents are among the healthiest in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The 2007 study was part of an annual health survey quizzing residents on whether their health is good or better or fair or poor. Concord topped the charts for micropolitans, which is…

Mar 23, 2010
12:00 AM

The adventures of Hamlet and Yorick

David Baril Jr. sent in this photo of his friends Hamlet (left) and Yorick taking a winter walk around Concord. Their stops included White Park and the old trolley stop on Centre Street. Hamlet writes about their adventures around the state (and soon the country!) at www.bb-hamlet.blogspot.com. There are fun photos of the duo and a plethora of interesting tidbits about their travels.…

Mar 23, 2010
12:00 AM
Pre-easter baked goods sale

Before you fill up on chocolate bunnies . . .

A pre-Easter baked goods sale will be held on March 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 30 Eastman St. You'll find holiday specialties like braided breads, buns, pies, cupcakes, colored eggs and decorated cakes. Pick up your favorites to enjoy at Easter or to take along to family gatherings. We'll have it all ready for you. For more information call 228-0073.

Mar 23, 2010
12:00 AM
Join the blind awareness walk

Nonprofits, are you up for a challenge?

Back for an encore is the New Hampshire Association for the Blind's nonprofit challenge. Several nonprofits have already accepted the challenge to participate in the Blind Awareness walk-a-thon on June 5. While raising money to support programs for the blind, nonprofits raising a minimum of $1,000 will get half back to benefit their own organization. For more information, contact Mary Chase at mchase@sightcenter.org or 224-4039, ext. 324. Additional walk-a-thon information can be found at sightcenter.org.

Mar 23, 2010
12:00 AM
Save the date

Eat and drink with the animals at the SPCA's annual dinner

The Concord-Merrimack County SPCA's annual "Dinner with the Animals" will be held on April 16 at 6 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center. Highlighting the evening will be a presentation by keynote speaker Michael Hingson, a survivor of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center because his guide dog, Roselle, led him down 78 floors of the north tower. The event includes a social hour and silent auction beginning at 6 p.m. with shelter animals mingling with guests. Dinner begins at 7:15 p.m. followed by the feature presentation. Tickets are $50 for members of the SPCA and $60 for non-members.…