Tandy’s wants your cool old pictures of Concord
Apr28

Tandy’s wants your cool old pictures of Concord

Usually if a picture you own ends up on the wall of a bar, you either own it or you spend way too much time there. But this time it could just be because you’re a generous soul. Tandy’s in Eagle Square is doing some remodeling, and is making an entire wall in black and white photos of Concord. If you’ve got a cool one you want immortalized, swing it on down to Tandy’s, but do it soon – construction has already begun and time is short....

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We hope you’ll appreciate this info about MVHS’s appreciation event
Apr28

We hope you’ll appreciate this info about MVHS’s appreciation event

Merrimack Valley High School honored local work sites that provided opportunities this school year for students in transition, in a ceremony April 22. These area businesses make it possible for Transition Services students at MVHS and MVMS to learn valuable job skills, some specific and others relevant to all employment. Students participate in realistic job experiences and gain self-confidence and greater independence,while becoming...

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Havenwood staffers get silly for Spirit Week with a fun variety show

Residents at Havenwood Heritage Heights got to enjoy Spirit Week last week, complete with a staff variety show Thursday.

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Havenwood staffers get silly for Spirit Week with a fun variety show

Residents at Havenwood Heritage Heights got to enjoy Spirit Week last week, complete with a staff variety show Thursday.

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Why do we love pancakes so much? The maple syrup, of course

For just one second, imagine life without maple syrup. What would you put on your fluffy pancakes, Belgian waffles and cinnamon dipped French toast? Jam or jelly wouldn’t cut it. Peanut butter or butter just doesn’t do it for us either. And what about all the other things that maple syrup makes taste better, like barbecue sauce, candy and – one of our favorites – pulled pork? Well, it’s a good thing we’ve got a place like Mapletree...

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Scenes from Mapletree Farm, owned by Dean and Meg Wilber.

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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 28 Apr 2015
Apr28

Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 28 Apr 2015

This may be the coolest Instagram photo we’ve ever used. It’s definitely the fireballiest. Thanks to Instagram user @ronabramson for posting, and @sydney_the_zebra for taking the photo.

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Jeremy Woodward ran a marathon last week and still had time for us
Apr28

Jeremy Woodward ran a marathon last week and still had time for us

Jeremy Woodward, owner of Jeremy’s Boot Camp, ran the Boston Marathon last week for Tedy’s Team – you know, the one put together by New England Patriots legend Tedy Bruschi – and finished with a time of 4:56:31. He raised about $13,000 toward the team total of almost $500,000. Now, finishing Boston is an accomplishment in itself, but Woodward did it after twice having surgery to replace a congenital heart defect. Now that’s...

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Arnie’s showed us how to make ice cream

What happens when the ‘Insider’ gets an invite to see how ice cream is made? We learn a lot and leave thankful we’re not lactose intolerant. Tom Arnold gave us a behind-the-scenes look at how Arnie’s Place makes our favorite frozen dessert and now you get to see what we found out.

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Arnie’s showed us how to make ice cream

What happens when the ‘Insider’ gets an invite to see how ice cream is made? We learn a lot and leave thankful we’re not lactose intolerant. Tom Arnold gave us a behind-the-scenes look at how Arnie’s Place makes our favorite frozen dessert and now you get to see what we found out

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Concord arts market opens May 16

Spring was slow to start, but Concord Arts Market is getting an early start on summer. The market season starts May 16 this year, with arts, crafts, fine art, factory alternatives and creative placemaking, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The market season will continue weekly Saturdays through the beginning of October this year, with a final market date of October 3. The market venue, Bicentennial Square, is free, open to the public and...

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Making homemade ice cream is a way of life at Arnie’s Place
Apr28

Making homemade ice cream is a way of life at Arnie’s Place

When it comes to ice cream, there are really no rules. If you want a fruity taste or even fruit mixed in, there’s plenty of flavors to choose from. Chocolate chips, nuts, cookies and candy also make nice additions to the frozen treat. But if you want the classics – vanilla, chocolate and strawberry – that’s fine, as well. You might be called boring, but at least you’ll have dessert to ease the pain. Really, it all comes down to what...

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City’s spring leaf collection has begun

The city of Concord’s spring leaf collection began April 27, and will continue through June 5, (excluding weekends). Concord residents with curbside trash and recycling collection can place an unlimited amount of leaves and grass clippings curbside by 7 a.m. on their collection day for disposal. Residents participating in the spring leaf collection must use biodegradable yard waste bags or labeled rigid containers (no plastic bags)....

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This Week In Concord History

April 28, 2003: People from across New Hampshire come to two two-hour public hearings in Concord to register their dissatisfaction with the $2.7 billion House budget proposal. The sessions are dominated by talk of cuts to social services: adult care programs, mental health treatment programs and Medicaid, among others. April 28, 2001: A Concord doctor has been charged with sexually assaulting a patient in her bed at the state’s...

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Perennial exchange at City Auditorium May 9

The 15th annual Perennial Exchange opens Concord’s gardening season Saturday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Concord City Auditorium. It’s free and open to all. Here’s how the exchange works: Perennial plants are ambitious, persistent and wandering. You’ve got a flock of phlox, a host of hosta, a diorama of daisies. Dig some up, split them, put them in cans or boxes and bring them down to the Audi to swap for new varieties. And, if...

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Keith somehow tricked the Grange into giving him a media award
Apr28

Keith somehow tricked the Grange into giving him a media award

Concord Grange Master/President Dick Patten has for 44 years coordinated the annual awards honoring a variety of people in the capital city, with the latest event taking place last Monday night.  The following awards were presented by Dick Patten: State Police, Sgt. Ronald Taylor, Troop D; Police Officer of the Year, Brian Cregg, Concord Police Department; Christopher Doloff, Firefighter of the year, Concord Fire Department;...

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Piccola Opera to host auditions May 9

In a time when many arts communities seem to be shrinking, Piccola Opera is working to promote a musical renaissance in downtown Concord. With a new studio and office on North Main Street, the organizations’ directors Carlos Martinez and Jane Cormier are hard at work preparing for the upcoming summer season. Piccola Opera will hold open auditions for community members desiring to perform in The Magic Flute which will be fully staged...

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You can fit a lot of treasure in Sharon Cuddemi’s Gooney Bags
Apr28

You can fit a lot of treasure in Sharon Cuddemi’s Gooney Bags

Sharon Cuddemi’s late husband Carl used to call her gooney. Don’t ask Cuddemi why, but that was her nickname. So when she started sewing bags and selling them, Cuddemi needed a name for her product line – something for people to identify her by. A friend suggested using her nickname, and soon Gooney Bags was born. “As goofy as it is, people remember me,” she said. Now if you’re not the kind of person who spends weekends at craft...

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New spring hours for the Concord Public Library

Concord Public Library’s spring hours will take place from May 1 to June 30. The hours will be Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and closed Sunday.

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City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell patiently hunts down all the ingredients for a signature city memo and whips it up right there at his desk. Turns out all it takes is some words! Here are said words. Adopt-a-something Wanna own some dirt? For those civic-minded citizens who are looking to help improve the appearance of our city, there is a program in place where you can provide labor and minimal supplies to help keep the city...

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Sign up for summer camp at music school

From yoga to jam bands to artistic exploration, this year’s summer camps at the Concord Community Music School offer something for kids of all ages. Registration is now open for three camps this summer, led by the music school’s faculty members and special guests. All camps take place at the Music School, 23 Wall St., in downtown Concord. At Summer Jam Camp, campers are invited to come together for a week of jamming in many styles,...

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Intown Concord need Market Days volunteers

Do you want to be part of the largest free community event in Central New Hampshire? Well, now is the time! Intown Concord is calling all lovers of Market Days and downtown to volunteer for the 41st annual Market Days Festival to be held Thursday through Saturday, June 25-27. We guarantee that as an Intown Concord Market Days volunteer you will have fun and at the same time help to make your city, community and Main Street a place...

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Cat show at Everett Arena this weekend

Seacoast Cat Club, an affiliate club of The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA), is holding its annual show at the Everett Arena in Concord on May 2-3. The show will run Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Herding cats? May not be possible. Persuading cats to run through an obstacle course of tunnels, steps, hoops and then weave their way through a line of poles? This can be done. CFA Ringmaster...

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Free Comic Book Day at Double Midnight May 2

Double Midnight Comics of Manchester and Concord are joining thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form Saturday, May 2. On Free Comic Book Day, over 4 million comic books will be given away by participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books! “The wide array of comic books being published today ensures that readers of all ages – children, teens and...

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Tall Granite Big Band to play Sunday show

On Sunday, May 3, at 3 p.m., at Concord’s South Congregational Church, the 18-member Tall Granite Big Band will perform a fundraiser swing jazz concert benefiting New Hampshire Kids For Peace. This is a local interfaith organization, with roots in Jerusalem, that last year brought 18 sixth-grade N.H. kids to a summer camp for 10 days to learn to respect each other’s religion, culture and background. The N.H. organization is co-led by...

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Concord Public Library Book of the Week

For more information about the Concord Public Library, visit concordpubliclibrary.net and visit us on Tumblr at reading-rumblr.tumblr.com and concordteens.tumblr.com, and also visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/ConcordPublicLibrary. By Book or By Crook: A Lighthouse Library Mystery Eva Gates 2015, 339 pages Fiction In this cozy mystery, the Austen Collection is the sun around which the people of the Bodie Lighthouse rotate. For a...

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Dogs were on the loose for some Bark in the Park fun at Rollins Park

The much anticipated Bark in the Park event at Rollins Park was a smashing success Sunday, drawing large crowds of two- and four-legged participants to help raise money for the potential restoration of a K-9 unit to the Concord Police Department somewhere down the line.

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This picture from Brady is really wide, but we still squeezed it in – Tue, 28 Apr 2015
Apr28

This picture from Brady is really wide, but we still squeezed it in – Tue, 28 Apr 2015

Sometimes stuff is just worth celebrating in a five-column format, like Bishop Brady’s participation in community service earlier this month. Bishop Brady students and faculty participated in their second annual community service day, providing 900 hours of service to more than 20 local non-profit organizations. The community day is in addition to the more than 8,600 service hours that the students provide each year. That’s a lot of...

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Keith spent part of his Saturday with his arm in a police dog’s mouth
Apr28

Keith spent part of his Saturday with his arm in a police dog’s mouth

Believe it or not, I wasn’t nervous about donning the bite suit and getting attacked by a trained police dog during Bark in the Park until I got to Rollins Park on Saturday afternoon. That’s when I was told it wasn’t Fanto, the 9-year old dog I’d met before, that was going to bite me, but rather a 2-year old pup named Ace from Manchester who was described as “kind of crazy,” with a “crazy eye.” Oh. Turns out there was nothing to worry...

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The much anticipated Bark in the Park event at Rollins Park was a smashing success Sunday, drawing large crowds of two- and four-legged participants to help raise money for the potential restoration of a K-9 unit to the Concord Police Department somewhere down the line.

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