McKenna Dance Center Campers – Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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McKenna Dance Center Campers – Tue, 31 Jul 2012

Campers at the McKenna Dance Center in Concord have a blast this summer with Miss Casey Nameche and Miss Audrey McFadden.

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Our mascots are back! – Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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Our mascots are back! – Tue, 31 Jul 2012

Look who we found while we were digging through the Insider archives – it’s our tiny mascots, Svetlana and Gomez! Apparently, they’d been trapped under some back issues for months. Now they’re out and ready to hit the town! Look for pictures of Svetlana and Gomez around Concord in upcoming issues. Identify where they are to win cool Insider prizes!

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Surf's up – Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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Surf's up – Tue, 31 Jul 2012

The Guimont family recently took the Insider with them to Myrtle Beach, S.C. Pictured are Claire Guimont (left) and Renee Guimont. Send your travel pictures with the Insider to news@theconcordinsider.com and we may run them in an upcoming issue.

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Classic Concord photos – Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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Classic Concord photos – Tue, 31 Jul 2012

Last week’s classic Concord photo was of the American house, located at the corner of North Main and Park Streets. Reader Earl Burroughs tells us the house was built in only six weeks back in 1834, with workers working ’round the clock – three eight-hour shifts per day. The building burned down in 1867. A lot of readers wrote in to guess that the photo was of Carleen’s Cafe, which was located at the corner of Center and North Main...

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Concord Public Library 'Book of the week'

For more information about the Concord Public Library, visit concordpubliclibrary.net. The Thinking Life Pier Massimo Forni 2011, 175 pages Nonfiction Have you ever made a decision and afterward wondered to yourself “What was I thinking?” In the age of Facebook and Twitter, sometimes things are out of our mouth before we know it. One thing to do before is stop and ask yourself “Do I really need to say or do...

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In love with a 'souless' ginger

Here at the Concord Insider, we often find ourselves scouring the annals of Craigslist's Missed Connections to try to find a lasting love connection see what the heck is going on in Concord. Here, we present some of the entries, unedited of course. Love is in the air! girl working at F.Y.E. concord – m4w – 23 im to shy to ask for your number or give you mine but i hope you see this and message me. . . you have cute...

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Can't have a brown-bag lunch without some trees
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Can't have a brown-bag lunch without some trees

Trees were the topic of a recent brown-bag lunch sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The event was held at OLLI's new 25 Hall St. location. Dave Anderson talked about the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, which has been a driving force in protecting over a million acres of New Hampshire forests since 1901. “Our mission in the next quarter century is to protect an additional one million...

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Reaching for that brass ring – actually, we'd prefer gold
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Reaching for that brass ring – actually, we'd prefer gold

Name: Stephen St. Laurent Stephen's family owns Cash For Gold, and Stephen mans the Manchester Street location. How did you get into the gold business? My family has been involved for more than 33 years, and everyone in the family has done things previously like work in a bank or a restaurant or with cars, so we've all dealt with customers and people. We all have experience and know how to connect with people. We all just...

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Seniors and teens team up for garden project
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Seniors and teens team up for garden project

In this day and age, with dispensers pumping out hand sanitizer on any available wall and children more likely to associate a stream with Netflix than nature, it's good to know there's an organization that still thinks its fun to get outside and play in the dirt. A handful of youngsters from Girls Inc. recently rolled up their sleeves and planted more than two dozen daylilies at the West Street Ward House, kicking off a garden...

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Ducati club rides in Concord
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Ducati club rides in Concord

Ducati Motorcycling enthusiasts from around New England – and as far away from New York – came to Concord for a motorcycle rally last week to celebrate what they feel is the artistic superiority of their machines. Held at the Sunoco station on Loudon Road, dozens of Ducati owners came to eat, socialize and brag about their bikes in preparation for riding the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Ted Gooch of Northwood,...

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Star Party on Aug. 11

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center's Star Party takes place from 8 p.m. to midnight Aug. 11. The Perseid meteor shower is the most prominent one of the summer. Visitors will learn about Perseus and where it lies in the night sky. Discovery Center educators will explain the phenomenon of meteor showers in general and the Perseids in particular. Real meteorites will be available to look at and to touch. For your comfort, we...

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Smashing success

The Capital Region Food Program partnered with local media outlets for a food drive during the annual Market Days festival. Nearly 450 pounds of food were collected on Friday and Saturday. More than 245 pounds of food and $140 in cash donations were collected at the 105.5 JYY / 93.3 The Wolf booth and Concord Community TV collected 200 pounds of food. “The Capital Region FoodProgram is grateful for our community's ongoing...

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Wellness classes

The Concord Food Co-op is offering free wellness classes throughout the month of August. Aug. 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. will be “Menopause: Symptoms and Solutions” with Dr. Tobi Sheiker at Casey Family Services, 11 S. Main St. The event is free. Call 225-6840, sign up at the store, or email classes@concordfoodcoop.coop to register. Aug. 14 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. will be “Keep Fit While You Sit – Spinal Stretches...

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Live music Aug. 8

Music at the Mill Brook Gallery featuring Bradford Bog People will be held Aug. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and have a picnic, rain or shine. Beth Eldridge and Woody Pringle offer historic music from the Appalachian Mountains, with banjo, fiddle tunes and ballads. $5 donation. The Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden is located at 236 Hopkinton Road. Call 226-2046 or visit themillbrookgallery.com.

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This Week in Concord History

July 31, 1947: The Monitor is inundated with letters to the editor urging the city to build a swimming pool. One resident, Hazel M. Stiles, writes: “Oh yes, we have Bear Brook if you have a car and someone to take you over. Most parents are working daytimes and cannot take the children. Yes, we have a bus at the cost of 35 cents each way, making 70 cents and an admission fee when you get there. How many times can a child afford...

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City briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell faxes us a detailed map with a big X on it. We follow the map, dig on the X and find a treasure chest full of the most valuable substance on Earth – city memos! Assessing the situation It's a Golden Age The assessing office announced the promotion of Susan Golden to deputy assessor, Aspell writes. Golden joined the city's assessing office in 1988 as administration technician II –...

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We get some comfort at the Corner View Restaurant
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We get some comfort at the Corner View Restaurant

There's nothing like a hearty meal on a damp, drizzly day to bolster one's spirits; so says the Food Snob. So one overcast afternoon last week, we headed down to the Corner View Restaurant to partake in some comfort food. We had heard that the restaurant catered to an older crowd, and while seeing the license plate “6GRNKDS” in the parking lot did little to sway us otherwise, once we got inside, we saw that Corner...

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The Insider hunts for buried treasure

There's gold in the streets of Concord, just waiting for someone to come and scoop it up. That was our thinking last week when we went out in search of buried treasure. Thanks to Taylor Rental, we were able to get our hands on a metal detector to aid us in our search. We were surprised at how often we actually found objects with the metal detector; it seemed to buzz every few steps we took! We didn't dig up everything that got...

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