Making Strides: All the info you need for Sunday’s festivities
Oct10

Making Strides: All the info you need for Sunday’s festivities

Sunday, Oct. 15 Memorial Field 70 S. Fruit St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PARKING: The entire Governor Hugh Gallen State Office Park is available for your parking needs. Please enter the parkway off Pleasant Street or Clinton Street. Please avoid using Fruit Street. There will be parking signs and attendants to assist you. Shuttle buses will be available from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to shuttle participants from the parking area to the field....

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Making Strides: The Concord walk has quite the history to it
Oct10

Making Strides: The Concord walk has quite the history to it

It all began back in 1993. Twenty-five years ago, 29 people gathered to walk in unison to bring awareness and much-needed fundraising to the fight against breast cancer. It was the first year of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, an initiative brought forth by the American Cancer Society. Concord was one of two walks – the other in Boston – and it brought in a grand total of $3,000. The very next year, that total grew to $8,000,...

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Making Strides: Everyone has a story behind why they walk
Oct10

Making Strides: Everyone has a story behind why they walk

Shelby Smith Individual Walker Why do I make strides? I make strides to make a difference! I have been making strides for 10 years and will continue to make strides for the next 10 years and more until a cure is found. I make strides to honor survivors and to remember those who have been lost. I make strides so that one day we can all join together in a sea of pink once more to celebrate a cure!   Angie Cummings Team: Hakuna Ma...

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Making Strides is a difference-maker in fight
Oct10

Making Strides is a difference-maker in fight

With stubborn hope and relentless energy I am a proud, 22-year volunteer for the American Cancer Society, a three-year breast cancer survivor and the volunteer event chairwoman of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2017 in Concord. I am grateful for the quality, early detection that caught my cancer early on a routine mammogram. I am grateful for the technology that allowed me to be treated effectively, with a good prognosis. I am...

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Making Strides: The American Cancer Society does a lot
Oct10

Making Strides: The American Cancer Society does a lot

The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Here are some examples of the work we are doing to help save lives from breast cancer:   Finding breast cancer’s causes and cures $62 million currently invested in breast cancer grants as of August 2016 Additionally, 235 grants relating to all cancers are currently being funded.   Helping all cancer patients...

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Making Strides: Lots of ways to volunteer if you want to help
Oct10

Making Strides: Lots of ways to volunteer if you want to help

The American Cancer Society is the largest volunteer health organization in the world, with more than 2 million volunteers. If you have some time, talent and the desire to make an impact, here are ways you can help.   Volunteer for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Concord Planning Committee. This is nearly a year-round effort. Help is needed in every aspect of the event. Contact a volunteer director to have a conversation...

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Making Strides: These guys are wearing pink to support the cause
Oct10

Making Strides: These guys are wearing pink to support the cause

Breast cancer doesn’t just affect women. Thousands of men are diagnosed with the disease in the U.S. every year. And so are more than 240,000 of their daughters, wives, mothers, sisters and friends. That’s why since 2016, men have been recruited to fight breast cancer through Real Men Wear Pink. This distinguished group of community leaders raises awareness and money to support the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer initiatives –...

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Making Strides: Let’s Hear it for the Girls fundraises with creativity, passion
Oct10

Making Strides: Let’s Hear it for the Girls fundraises with creativity, passion

On Sunday, the team of Let’s Hear it for the Girls will mark its ninth year of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The team is captained by Pat Powers and Paula Roberge of Thornton. Over the course of eight years, the team has raised over $200,000 for the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research and programs. The secret to their fundraising success is that they keep changing things up. The FUN-raising efforts have included...

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Making Strides: This is one extraordinary day for survivors
Oct10

Making Strides: This is one extraordinary day for survivors

If you are someone who has heard the words “you have breast cancer,” you are a survivor and you are invited to experience the powerful spirit of a most extraordinary day at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on Sunday at Memorial Field. Survivors of all ages and all stages, male or female, are Making Strides’s “Guests of Honor” for the day. Whether a survivor decides to relax with a cup of tea while enjoying the camaraderie at...

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Making Strides: Insist on 3-D breast imaging for your next mammogram
Oct10

Making Strides: Insist on 3-D breast imaging for your next mammogram

The facts are available on the American Cancer Society’s website: 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime; 8 out of 9 women diagnosed with breast cancer will have no family history. In 2017 alone, it is estimated that over 255,000 new cases of primary breast cancer will be discovered in the United States. Breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in women, is expected to cause more than 41,000 deaths in...

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Making Strides: Senses of Making Strides bring on strong memories
Oct10

Making Strides: Senses of Making Strides bring on strong memories

At age 9, I renamed “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” to “Making Slaves” Against Breast Cancer because of all the hard work and time required to make it successful. I initially became a volunteer for the American Cancer Society because a close family friend, Trish, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 29. When she first received the diagnosis, I was too young to do much to help her. However, for the past 12 years,...

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Making Strides: Pregnant women get breast cancer
Oct10

Making Strides: Pregnant women get breast cancer

I am a three-year survivor. This is my first year as team leader for Team “Surviving for Two.” Our team was named as a tribute to my family’s journey through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. In July 2014, I found a lump in my right breast, I was 17 weeks pregnant at the time. I couldn’t ignore it, “something” in me said this is not normal. Thankfully my midwife listened, and ordered an ultrasound. In the same week an ultrasound...

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Music school to host fiddle festival, concert
Oct10

Music school to host fiddle festival, concert

Calling all fiddle players and fiddle music fans. The Concord Community Music School will host its second annual Fall Fiddle Festival next weekend, and it’s something you won’t want to miss, because it really appeals to anyone who enjoys the fiddle. Next Saturday (Oct. 21) will be a jam-packed day of workshops and jam sessions, followed by an evening concert. The workshops are open to teens and adults, as well as children ages 9 to...

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Bring your appetite to the 12th annual Taste of New Hampshire (formerly Taste of Concord)
Oct10

Bring your appetite to the 12th annual Taste of New Hampshire (formerly Taste of Concord)

There are dozens of great places in Concord where you can go to grab a bite to eat. Whether you’re looking for classic American fare, Chinese, Mediterranean or Mexican, there are more than enough options to satisfy everyone. But what about the people who love it all, and don’t feel like schlepping all over town to try everything? For them, there’s the Taste of New Hampshire, which is coming up on Oct. 19 at the Grappone Conference...

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Community Players of Concord to present ‘The Wizard of Oz’
Oct10

Community Players of Concord to present ‘The Wizard of Oz’

We all know the famous saying: “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.” But this Friday and Saturday, there will be no place like the Concord City Auditorium. That’s because the Community Players of Concord will open its 90th season with the timeless classic The Wizard of Oz, a production of the group’s award-winning Children’s Theatre Project. More than 45 actors ages 8 to 17 will present...

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Roundup of music, movie and theater listings
Oct10

Roundup of music, movie and theater listings

It’s another busy week in the world of entertainment in Concord. We have a legendary band from the ‘60s, some local regulars on the music scene, a new show at Hatbox Theatre and a film about New Hampshire’s own J.D. Salinger at Red River Theatres. Not a bad week.   Music Wednesday Joel Cage will play jazz over dinner at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. No cover. Open jam will take place at Area 23 at 7 p.m. All you have to...

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Three fun Halloween events coming up next week
Oct10

Three fun Halloween events coming up next week

Don’t look now, but Halloween is already right around the corner. While the actual holiday isn’t until Oct. 31, there are a few Halloween events in Concord that can’t wait that long and will be held next week. The events really run the gamut – there are things going on outside and inside, for kids and adults, scary and not scary. Basically, if you’re looking for anything to do around Halloween, there are plenty of options. Enchanted...

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Free wellness festival on Saturday
Oct10

Free wellness festival on Saturday

There’s a free family wellness festival this Saturday where families can not only let loose and have a little fun, but also learn all about some healthy habits and ways to stay safe. It’s being put on by the Capital Area Wellness Coalition at Grappone (the Toyota dealership, not the conference center) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. When it comes to getting your kids to eat the right way, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Don’t worry, though,...

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Concord On Air returns this Sunday
Oct10

Concord On Air returns this Sunday

ConcordTV’s 6th Annual Concord On Air Live Telecast returns to your technology of choice’s screen this Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. on Concord cable channels 6, 17 and 22 and streamed live on yourconcordtv.org. Concord’s four Most Fascinating Individuals for 2017, Steve Martin, Brooke Mills, Joe Kasper and Betty Hoadley, will be featured throughout the day. New this year is ConcordTV’s “Concord Originals,” featuring local artists,...

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Author Joyce Maynard to present memoir ‘The Best of Us’ at Gibson’s Bookstore
Oct10

Author Joyce Maynard to present memoir ‘The Best of Us’ at Gibson’s Bookstore

You may remember author Joyce Maynard from her popular “Domestic Affairs” column or her early novel To Die For. Now she’s coming back to her native New Hampshire, with several New York Times bestsellers under her belt, to share her new memoir, The Best of Us: A Memoir. At the age of 59, Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. She married Jim Barringer on a New Hampshire hillside with friends and children gathered,...

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Corina Willette’s art is in the NHTI Library
Oct10

Corina Willette’s art is in the NHTI Library

The NHTI Library is currently home to the work of Corina Willette. Her art will be hanging through Halloween, and if you’re free this Thursday, Willette will be at the gallery for an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. 

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Red River Theatres is just about 10 years old
Oct10

Red River Theatres is just about 10 years old

Do you remember what you were doing on Oct. 19, 2007? Well, if you lived in Concord and had been hoping beyond hope for the New Hampshire state capital to add an independent cinema, there’s a good chance you went to opening night at Red River Theatres. Outside of a special ribbon cutting ceremony and open house two days prior, it was the first time Red River opened its doors for outsiders to see just what an indie movie house looked...

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Jim Palmquist is part of the triple-digit club
Oct10

Jim Palmquist is part of the triple-digit club

Let’s be honest, every birthday is a big deal. After all, it only happens once a year and it’s a day to celebrate you, so why not live it up? But last week’s birthday shindig for Jim Palmquist at Havenwood had even more of a reason to let loose – he was turning 100. Born on Oct. 3, 1917, Palmquist has lived through a lot. We’re talking the Great Depression, both world wars – having served as a navigator for a bombardier during World...

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Share your best Concord eatery
Oct10

Share your best Concord eatery

We all know that Concord is home to some pretty great places to grab a bite to eat. The list is too lengthy to spell out here, but we can only imagine that a bunch of local spots are streaming through your brain right about now – and that’s a good thing. Because on Nov. 1, the Food Network’s Alton Brown is coming to the Capitol Center for the Arts during his latest tour, Eat Your Science, and he’s looking for suggestions of where to...

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We found some hairy, high-heeled legs on Instagram
Oct10

We found some hairy, high-heeled legs on Instagram

No, this isn’t some couple’s private photo that was never meant to get out on the internet, despite how it may look. It’s actually a shot taken at the Concord Family YMCA right before last week’s Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event in downtown Concord, posted to Instagram by user @corkandcronin. Last Wednesday’s event, which featured men donning high heels and other women’s footwear, helped promote awareness and prevention of domestic and...

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Concord is happening place for exhibitions
Oct10

Concord is happening place for exhibitions

Concord is home to lots of great artists and art galleries. So each week, we are putting together a list of current exhibits (and ones that will soon open), so you can have a handy guide to all the art world happenings. That way, when you’re looking to scope out some cool art, you don’t have to look too far. Just think of it as our little gift to you. If you know of an exhibit not listed, send us details via email at...

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This Week in Concord History
Oct10

This Week in Concord History

Oct. 10, 1774: Reacting to the Intolerable Acts and Britain’s closing of Boston Harbor, a special town meeting in Portsmouth votes to send 200 pounds to Boston for poor relief. The amount is four times Portsmouth’s annual province tax. Other New Hampshire towns, including Concord, will soon follow Portsmouth’s example and send money to Boston.   Oct. 11, 1854: In a closed-door meeting at Concord’s Eagle Hotel, former New...

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Book of the Week: ‘The Secret of Goldenrod’
Oct10

Book of the Week: ‘The Secret of Goldenrod’

The Secret of Goldenrod Jane O’Reilly 2016, 370 pages Children’s fiction – chapter book Fifth-grader Trina is constantly moving with her dad as he restores old houses. She’s never lived long enough in one place to call it “home.” But she likes to help her dad with his work. They are a good team. She and her dad move to rural Iowa to restore an old mansion named Goldenrod. Trina has trouble fitting in at school, and Goldenrod seems to...

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Bulletin Board

NHTI Film Society to screen ‘KEDI’ The NHTI Film Society will screen KEDI (Not Rated, 2016) on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Sweeney Auditorium. Admission is by donation ($5 suggested); free with an NHTI student ID. For more information, contact Steve Ambra at 271-6484, ext. 4101 or sambra@ccsnh.edu. Doug Schwarz   Quilters guild to hold meeting The Capital Quilters Guild will hold its next meeting on Friday at the United Baptist...

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