The rock climbing issue

Jan 08, 2013
11:04 AM

Searching for a foothold

Hilary Harris is well aware of the fact that her windy path to founding Northern New England’s largest rock climbing gym is littered with boulder-sized metaphors. It was a rocky path, to be sure – getting laid off as an architect at the depthof the recession in 2008 and spending more than three years seeing the project through to fruition. There were cliffs, fiscal and…

Jan 08, 2013
11:11 AM

The Insider hits the wall

 My moderate fear of heights has always lingered just below the surface, not troubling enough to bother me on a daily basis but taunting enough to remind me every once in awhile that I feel much more comfortable on terra firma. One would think in choosing journalism as a profession I wouldn’t have to tackle such a phobia at work. One, apparently, would be wrong. In welcoming Evolution Rock…

Jan 08, 2013
11:15 AM
What's the frequency?

WNHN brings Concord content to the airwaves - are you listening?

 It was less than two years ago that Fred Richards encountered Arnie Arnesen at his front door. Now he’s helping bring her to yours every weekday morning. Before you start peering through the blinds, tune your FM dial to WNHN 94.7, where you’ll find Arnesen and a host of other local personalities taking over the airwaves as a new hyperlocal radio station blends…

Jan 08, 2013
11:28 AM

Adventure shopping

Ocean State Job Lots' slogan is 'adventure shopping.' We headed down to find the most adventurous items in the store.

Jan 08, 2013
11:11 AM

This week in Concord history

 Jan. 8, 1895: The Supreme Court and State Library buildings are dedicated in Concord. Jan. 8, 1968: With the impeachment of Mayor J. Herbert Quinn behind it, the newly formed Concord city government takes its place. Seven new members of the city council are sworn in, and the newly hired city manager – John E. Henchey of Presque Isle, Maine – is on the scene. Jan. 9, 1944: Miss Grace Blanchard, Concord’s retired librarian of 40 years, dies. In her will, she leaves $40,000 in public bequests, including $25,000 to the library. Jan. 10, 2002: The House votes 234-120…

Jan 08, 2013
11:00 AM

Have you seen this Sasquatch?

Reader Deb LaValley sent us these mysterious pictures of a possible Bigfoot sighting in Penacook. First, the creature approaches a backyard game camera before it takes a quick breather to pose for a photo. What a well-behaved sasquatch! (Full disclosure: the Bigfoot may just have been LaValley’s cousin playing a prank on the family). If you spot this or any of the wonders of cryptozoology,…


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