The Water Sports Issue

Jul 22, 2014
3:12 PM
Aqua Man

Tim takes to the paddle board like a fish to water, and doesn’t fall in

For most of my 33 years, I’ve been able to stand. At first I was a little wobbly, and there were likely plenty of falls along the way. I say that because there aren’t a whole lot of memories from that early part of my life. As I grew up, my ability to be on two feet came more naturally, and the same can be said about my experience last Thursday. No, I didn’t go back in time to…

Jul 22, 2014
3:18 PM
Quick, name a kayak place in Concord

Quickwater will send you and the family dog down the Merrimack

When you look up quickwater in the dictionary, the first definition that pops up is “the part of a stream that has a strong current.” And for those canoers and kayakers out there, that’s music to their ears when it comes to navigating a river. It requires a lot less energy in the paddling department and can make for one crazy ride. It’s also kind of like when we bust out our…

Jul 22, 2014
3:06 PM
This is literally nature calling

The bathroom at Meineke is flush with beautiful decor and cleanliness

We like our stories kind of like Humpty likes his beats – funky (for the record, we also like our oatmeal lumpy). The quirkier, the better. That unique flavor has led to some rather curious pitches from readers in our inbox over the years. Like this email we received from Jim Taber a few weeks back. “I think you should document the best garage restroom in Concord – framed art,…

Jul 22, 2014
11:19 AM
Bonus Bonner

We had too many trophy pics for one issue

Sometimes the realities of tight space and newspaper layout mean you have to leave good pictures on the cutting room floor. Unless you just decided to pick them up off the cutting room floor and use them one week later. Also, does anyone have an actual cutting room? We’ve just been using the laundry room. Anyway, as you can imagine, we had tons – probably somewhere in the bajillions – of great pictures from…

Jul 22, 2014
11:59 AM
Row, row, row a boat

Concord Crew wants to make a rower out of you – so sign up today

Are you in high school or middle school? Do you enjoy spending time on the water in a long, skinny boat with others? And finally, can you use both arms in a rhythmic pattern to row that boat? If you answered yes to one or all three of the above questions then the people at Concord Crew would like to meet you. That’s because the group of rowing enthusiasts is gearing up for its fall…

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