Celebrate culture, learn about art and stuff your face at Mill Brook
Sep01

Celebrate culture, learn about art and stuff your face at Mill Brook

Can you think of a better way to spend the second Wednesday evening of every month than by learning a little something about art while enjoying a nice snack? We didn’t think so. And you can do it right here in Concord when you get off the couch and check out Wednesday’s Wisdom Pot Luck at the Mill Brook Gallery, co-sponsored by the Kimball-Jenkins Community Art School. The program entails a guest (usually someone related to art in...

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It’s back to school time, yo
Sep01

It’s back to school time, yo

The start of another school year is probably not exactly the time of year that most kids look forward to. Don’t get us wrong, education is an important part of growing up, but we can all remember the sadness that resulted as we watched summer drift away and classes once again consume a good chunk of our awake time. And it can be even more challenging and anxiety provoking when you’re either moving from elementary to middle school or...

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Ready to Learn Fair gives students the tools for a successful start
Sep01

Ready to Learn Fair gives students the tools for a successful start

Back-to-school season is officially in full swing. Parents and students have no doubt been busy shopping for notebooks, pens, pencils, backpacks, three-ring binders and sweet Lisa Frank folders, as well as getting stylish haircuts and routine checkups. But for some families, going back to school means, well, just going back to school. No shopping. No haircuts. No checkups. Caroline Keane, a paraprofessional at Concord High School,...

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Summer is going away soon, but these outdoor markets sure aren’t
Sep01

Summer is going away soon, but these outdoor markets sure aren’t

We stopped by the Concord Farmers and Concord Arts markets this weekend right before the calendar flipped to September.

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We stopped by the Ready to Learn Fair at Rundlett Middle School last week.

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We stopped by the Concord Farmers and Concord Arts markets this weekend right before the calendar flipped to September.

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This Week In Concord History
Sep01

This Week In Concord History

Sept. 1, 1782: The Rev. Timothy Walker, who has served as Concord’s Puritan minister from around the time of its settlement in 1730, collapses while preparing for a service and dies. He is 77 years old. Sept. 1, 1939: Germany attacks Poland. The Concord Monitor’s lead editorial says: “We feel certain that try as hard as we may, we cannot stay out of the war if it is at all prolonged.” Sept. 1, 2000: The high school football season...

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After a slight hiatus, we’ve decided to make a grand return
Sep01

After a slight hiatus, we’ve decided to make a grand return

We know that every Tuesday is kind of a big deal for you. Not just because of $2 tacos, although we do really love our pork and chicken creations quite a bit, but because it’s when the latest edition of the Insider is ready for public consumption. And we now realize that excludes some of you because if you aren’t a subscriber to the Monitor in Concord or until very recently, Bow, you won’t be able to get it till Wednesday. But you...

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City Briefly
Sep01

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell rushes out to get the latest and greatest school supplies to ensure he’s ready for yet another school year. But before using his pens and notebooks for actual school work, he practices his penmanship on the city memo. Get filing The elections are coming The city’s next municipal election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3.  Those wishing to file for municipal office may do so at the City Clerk’s Office...

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New hours at Discovery Center starting this week
Sep01

New hours at Discovery Center starting this week

Beginning Sept. 1, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., plus the first Friday of every month from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Special September events include: a Super Stellar Friday Teen night at 7 p.m. and public talk at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4 by Science Educator Dave McDonald on the mysterious dwarf planet Pluto; a new exhibit opening on Saturday, Sept. 12, “Riding...

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High Strung Strummers to perform at library
Sep01

High Strung Strummers to perform at library

On Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m., in the Concord Public Library auditorium, The High Strung Strummers will entertain audiences of all ages. This high energy duo specializes in old-time dance music and ballads. Lead vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Sarah Jane Nelson has been playing in folk festivals, contra dances and regional events for more than a decade. Cathy Mason is a highly accomplished fiddler and music...

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General Services gives Memorial Field a face-lift
Sep01

General Services gives Memorial Field a face-lift

Concord General Services’ Public Properties Division has completed their recent renovation project at Memorial Field. Last spring, Public Properties staff completely renovated the Warren H. Doane Diamond baseball stadium press box. This year, staff focused on upgrades to the football stadium. Approximately 1,200 pieces of lumber were removed from the bleachers and replaced with new Southern Yellow Pine boards. The bleachers were in...

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‘Love Your Neighbor’ event at Keach Park
Sep01

‘Love Your Neighbor’ event at Keach Park

New American Africans would like to invite you to a community celebration. The “Love Your Neighbor” event will be held Sept. 5 at Keach Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is a great event that we use to welcome newcomers to the Concord area. Not only does this foster a sense of community and support for recently resettled refugees, but this event is an opportunity to engage in cross-cultural exchange and community conversation. For more...

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McGowan Fine Art to host legal issues series
Sep01

McGowan Fine Art to host legal issues series

McGowan Fine Art announces a series of informal seminars for artists focusing on legal issues. Kimberly Peaslee, intellectual property lawyer at Upton & Hatfield, will be presenting. These will be held the third Tuesday of each month, except December, from September through April. We encourage attendance to all seminars because sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know. These are free and open to the public, but seating is...

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Want to know why Bow is so beautiful? Meet the Bow Garden Club
Sep01

Want to know why Bow is so beautiful? Meet the Bow Garden Club

If you’ve ever taken a leisurely drive through the town of Bow, there’s a good chance you’ve seen some of the Bow Garden Club’s handiwork.  At the gazebo, they’ve planted pink roses and yellow daylilies in memory of founding member, Tempie Dahlgren, and keep the flower boxes looking bright and beautiful. Rotary Park is another one of their stomping grounds that gets weekly attention during the spring/summer. They also help out at the...

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Concord Public Library Book of the Week
Sep01

Concord Public Library Book of the Week

For more information about the Concord Public Library, visit concordpubliclibrary.net. We’re also on Tumblr (reading-rumblr.tumblr.com and concordteens.tumblr.com), Facebook (facebook.com/ConcordPublicLibrary), and Instagram. Etta and Otto and Russell and James Emma Hooper 2015, 305 pages Fiction Etta, Otto and Russell grow up on the prairie in Saskatchewan. Russell is an only child whose father dies during the Great Depression. His...

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Bow Elementary School sure does put on a good open house
Sep01

Bow Elementary School sure does put on a good open house

With the school year set to begin and the “Insider” just getting to know the ins and outs of Bow, we decided it might be a good idea to check out the school we’d most likely fit into, Bow Elementary School. What? We may write at a professionalish level, but our math and science skills are hovering around a second- to third-grade level. So with less than a week before the start of another school year, BES held an open house for parents...

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With the school year set to begin and the “Insider” just getting to know the ins and outs of Bow, we decided it might be a good idea to check out the school we’d most likely fit into, Bow Elementary School. What? We may write at a professionalish level, but our math and science skills are hovering around a second- to third-grade level. So with less than a week before the start of another school year, BES held an open house for parents...

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When everyone pitches in, the Audi comes out looking like new
Sep01

When everyone pitches in, the Audi comes out looking like new

Each seat in the Concord City Auditorium, all 850 of them, was cleaned last week. The windows were washed, as were the floors, and the dressing rooms are now free of cobwebs and dust. Some stood on ladders with rags, while others got down on their hands and knees with a bucket of soapy water. And it was all done to help spruce up the Audi for another season – the 111th to be exact. Every year for three days, volunteers pick a shift...

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Scenes from the 25th annual Audi Pitch In.

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Bow Elementary School sure does put on a good open house
Sep01

Bow Elementary School sure does put on a good open house

If you had the chance to go back to school, what kinds of things would you do different? We would likely pay more attention, invent Twitter and probably push for more naps and longer recess!

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Want to know why Bow is so beautiful? Meet the Bow Garden Club
Sep01

Want to know why Bow is so beautiful? Meet the Bow Garden Club

If you’ve ever taken a leisurely drive through the town of Bow, there’s a good chance you’ve seen some of the Bow Garden Club’s handiwork. At the gazebo, they’ve planted pink roses and yellow daylilies in memory of founding member, Tempie Dahlgren, and keep the flower boxes looking bright and beautiful. Rotary Park is another one of their stomping grounds that gets weekly attention during the spring/summer. They also help out at the...

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When everyone pitches in, the Audi comes out looking like new
Sep01

When everyone pitches in, the Audi comes out looking like new

Each seat in the Concord City Auditorium, all 850 of them, was cleaned last week. The windows were washed, as were the floors, and the dressing rooms are now free of cobwebs and dust. Some stood on ladders with rags, while others got down on their hands and knees with a bucket of soapy water. And it was all done to help spruce up the Audi for another season – the 111th to be exact. Every year for three days, volunteers pick a shift...

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Ready to Learn Fair gives students the tools for a successful start
Sep01

Ready to Learn Fair gives students the tools for a successful start

Back-to-school season is officially in full swing. Parents and students have no doubt been busy shopping for notebooks, pens, pencils, backpacks, three-ring binders and sweet Lisa Frank folders, as well as getting stylish haircuts and routine checkups. But for some families, going back to school means, well, just going back to school. No shopping. No haircuts. No checkups. Caroline Keane, a paraprofessional at Concord High School,...

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