Help keep Concord beautiful on Earth Day
Apr18

Help keep Concord beautiful on Earth Day

Saturday is kind of an important day for Mother Nature. When you get around to looking at the ol’ calendar, you’ll see that Saturday is April 22 – otherwise known as Earth Day. If you didn’t know, the first Earth Day was organized in 1970, and in the 47 years that have passed, yearly events have been held to better the planet that we all share. While we believe that every day is an opportunity to better the environment and do our part...

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Go Try It: Clean up some trash around the capital city
Apr18

Go Try It: Clean up some trash around the capital city

In honor of the impending Earth Day, we decided to do something related to helping the planet for this installment of Go Try It. We wanted to stop global warming, save the polar bears, restore the coral reefs and clean up the oceans, but we kind of ran out of time toward the end of the week. Instead, we grabbed a grocery bag and headed over to Kiwanis Riverfront Park, better known as the grassy walking and seating area along the river...

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Plenty going on during April vacation week
Apr18

Plenty going on during April vacation week

We’ve reached mid-April, which means school vacation is right around the corner – next week, in fact. If you’re like us, you never really plan anything more than a few days in advance, which could mean some unhappy campers at home during vacation. But fear not, because, once again, we’ve done the legwork for you. We hit up all of our family-fun sources to find out what’s going on around here during vacation week. All days of the week...

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NHTI, Delta Dental are hosting a road race Friday
Apr18

NHTI, Delta Dental are hosting a road race Friday

For the 13th consecutive year, NHTI and Northeast Delta Dental are prepping for their annual 5K road race. The NHTI/Delta Dental 5K is part of the Concord Area Race Series (CARS), and has become a Concord area “hallmark” event. The race is open to the public, and around 500 runners typically participate. This year’s race takes place at 6 p.m. on Friday on the school’s campus, which is adjacent to the company’s headquarters. There is...

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VNA is hosting a game night at True Brew
Apr18

VNA is hosting a game night at True Brew

On a daily basis, members of the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association team talk about all aspects of living and dying with those they serve. But in most settings, those kinds of discussions don’t just come up. The topics aren’t exactly what we like to call conversation starters. “In our society, these conversations are hard for people to have,” said Keliane Totten, the VNA’s VP of Community Engagement. “So we’re trying to...

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An award to be proud of
Apr18

An award to be proud of

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has awarded Concord General Services’ Wastewater Treatment Division with the 2017 Outstanding Public Outreach Award. The award recognizes efforts to educate the public about wastewater. The Wastewater Treatment Division has demonstrated public outreach through facility tours, brochures, website updates, social media, news releases and participation at community events. Additional...

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Hear some music, learn about trademark law with The Slants at True Brew
Apr18

Hear some music, learn about trademark law with The Slants at True Brew

Fans of dance-rock music – and trademark and intellectual property law – will want to check out this unusual and brain-exercising event at True Brew Barista next Monday afternoon. At 4:30 p.m., the band The Slants will both play some music and lead a discussion about trademarks, constitutional law, appellate litigation and other legalese. And it’s not because they’re all secretly lawyers trying to bring in new clients via the classic...

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NHTI’s Wings of Knowledge to feature Everest climber Jake St. Pierre
Apr18

NHTI’s Wings of Knowledge to feature Everest climber Jake St. Pierre

How many times have you been to Mount Everest, or even Nepal? Neither have we. But Jake St. Pierre has been there four times, and he’ll be the featured guest at next Tuesday’s installment of Wings of Knowledge at NHTI (April 25), where he’ll tell you all about it. St. Pierre, a former Bow police officer, was part of the American Climber Science Program’s 2014 expedition to the world’s highest peak. Before he made it to the top, a...

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Tasty Brews: Fat Tire from Tandy’s
Apr18

Tasty Brews: Fat Tire from Tandy’s

Last Monday was the first “nice” day around here since about early February. The sun was out, the ground was dry and snow/mud were at a minimal. That’s why we decided to keep the good vibes going by grabbing a beer at Tandy’s (we were hoping to sit outside but settled for a seat at the subterranean, indoor bar instead). Most of the options on tap, sadly, we had already tried – except for one: Fat Tire from New Belgium. Apparently this...

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Concord artists featured in NHTI library
Apr18
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NHTI’s Stage Lynx to perform ‘Anne Frank’
Apr18

NHTI’s Stage Lynx to perform ‘Anne Frank’

There are many factors that go into choosing a show for NHTI’s Stage Lynx Productions. The powers that be sit down with a collection of scripts (this time the number was eight for the spring show), read them over and start to figure out what will be the best fit. They look for a certain number of character roles needed to put the play on, and then go through the known list of actors available in the club and the school’s acting...

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Another season of roller derby is upon us
Apr18

Another season of roller derby is upon us

Now that spring is officially here, it’s time for another season of Granite State Roller Derby. With every trace of ice removed from Everett Arena, those circle-skating ladies can finally take to the track – and try to knock each other down in the process. And since the roller derby season is just getting going, there’s a lot of stuff that the organization is doing to get you excited about it. If you’re a woman and enjoy skating, then...

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Get out there and find some hidden treasures
Apr18

Get out there and find some hidden treasures

Looking for some outdoor fun this spring? Grab your sneakers and head out for a treasure hunt. Hidden among our local parks and trails are small containers, holding within them logbooks, stamps and other tiny treasures. These treasures or “geocaches” are placed by fellow hikers, participating in geocaching or letterboxing. A brief internet search reveals dozens of hidden treasures in the greater Concord area. What is letterboxing?...

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Songweavers are putting on a spring concert
Apr18

Songweavers are putting on a spring concert

Peggo Horstmann Hodes believes everyone can sing. And that’s the great thing about the Songweavers women’s community chorus. No matter what level of experience you have flexing the old vocal chords, you’re welcome to join the group, and well, sing. There’s about 120 members in all – with all levels of singing ability – and about 100 will be on stage this Saturday for the annual Songweavers spring concert. “Songweavers is an...

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CASL: These students will be great leaders one day
Apr18

CASL: These students will be great leaders one day

The Capital Area Student Leadership program encourages students to become active, effective participants and leaders in their schools and community. This year’s group of 25 was announced in January, and last month the CASL students took part in a communications day, where they each answered a few questions from program organizers. (The answers from the 13 other student leaders appeared in the April 11 Insider.) During the course of...

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It has all come full circle for Nate Giffard
Apr18

It has all come full circle for Nate Giffard

For the Insider As an 8-year-old, Concord native Nate Giffard loved making paper airplanes. In fact when he was matched with a Friends Youth Mentoring Program mentor, he taught his mentor to make paper airplanes and they flew them from the balcony of the St. Paul’s School library. It was his mentor’s first paper airplane experience, but in turn his mentor put Giffard on new pathways that would change his life. “(I remember) pretty...

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Check out this photo we found on Instagram
Apr18

Check out this photo we found on Instagram

It was certainly a weird winter around here – there was no snow, then it was in the 60s, then there were a few blizzards, and the next thing you know it’s 89 degrees and spring. This shot by Instagram user @woodmanmaynard, taken on Beacon Street, perfectly captures all of that New Hampshirey craziness in a single image. Nice shot! Have you taken a cool shot around Concord? Put it on Instagram with the hashtag #concordnh, and if we...

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Bulletin Board
Apr18

Bulletin Board

Film screening, discussion April 25 The World Affairs Council of N.H. is holding its fifth annual Crossroads International Film & Discussion Series at Red River Theatres this spring. On April 25 at 7 p.m., join us to watch a first-hand account of the perilous journey made by a group of Syrian refugees to Europe in The Crossing. A post-film discussion will feature Bill Gillett, chairman of the International Institute of New...

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This Week in Concord History
Apr18

This Week in Concord History

April 18, 1809: Isaac Hill, 21, publishes the first issue of the New Hampshire Patriot. He bought the American Patriot from William Hoit earlier in the year and changed its name. Hill’s Patriot will become a mighty organ for Andrew Jackson and the Democratic Party, propelling Hill to the U.S. Senate and New Hampshire’s corner office.   April 18, 1861: During a week of cries for non-partisanship and a rush to volunteer for...

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Book of the Week: ‘Darktown’
Apr18

Book of the Week: ‘Darktown’

Darktown By Thomas Mullen, narrated by Andre Holland 2016 10-CD audiobook Fiction   In 1948, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers. War veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith eagerly apply, but within six months are disgusted and ready to quit. The new policemen can’t arrest white suspects, drive squad cards or set foot into police headquarters. White cops, including the brutal Dunlow and the newcomer...

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