Expand your horizons with these cool spring events
Apr10

Expand your horizons with these cool spring events

For the most part, we stick within the Concord city limits when it comes to informing you about upcoming happenings. But from time to time, we’re allowed to stray outside the confines of the capital to share information about some fun things that just don’t happen to be here. And yes, this is one of those times. Thanks to our annual Spring Guide, we get to look at all the cool events and get togethers around the state over the next...

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There’s plenty of spring fun ahead in Concord
Apr10

There’s plenty of spring fun ahead in Concord

As we look ahead to all things spring in the capital area and beyond, it’s important that we don’t overlook the capital itself. After all, let’s face it – there’s plenty of good stuff happening right here. That’s why we put together this guide for you. We rounded up as many big spring events in the city as we could find. Since we’re pretty early for a lot of these events, some details are still minimal at this point. However, in every...

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Get your bike all tuned up and ready to go for spring at Goodale’s Bike Shop
Apr10

Get your bike all tuned up and ready to go for spring at Goodale’s Bike Shop

It sure has been taking its sweet time, but spring has officially been here for a couple weeks now. Whether it feels like it yet is another story, but facts are facts – we’re in spring. This means, if you haven’t already, it’s time to pull the ol’ bike out of the garage, shed, basement or, at worst, the puddle of mud in your backyard from when you forgot to put the bike inside last November. If your cycle has been sitting for the past...

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Break out your date book for this spring fun
Apr10

Break out your date book for this spring fun

With spring officially here, we took the liberty of searching high and low for all kinds of great events happening over the next few months – until the next season comes along. There’s a lot to do and see over the next four pages, but there’s probably even more that we didn’t come across, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for even more New Hampshire spring fun.  April 13 Mamma Mia! A daughter. Her mother. And three possible dads....

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Attention all gardeners – events sprouting up everywhere
Apr10

Attention all gardeners – events sprouting up everywhere

Since this is the Spring Guide, we thought it was the perfect time to inform you of some gardening-related events coming up over the next few months. After all, gardening is kind of a big deal when the weather finally allows for it. So break out the old calendar and make sure to mark down some of these dates – you’ll thank us later.   Concord Garden Club On Thursday, nationally acclaimed speaker Kerry Ann Mendez will offer...

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A gardener’s work is never completely over
Apr10

A gardener’s work is never completely over

January Make a plan. Cold winter days are perfect for reflecting on the successes and possibly shortcomings of last year’s garden. Hopefully you took some notes! Do you have some perennials that need to be moved to a sunnier – or shadier location? Do you have some “overcrowding”? Sketch out where you might want to add – or move plants, taking into consideration what you already have planted in that area in terms of height and color....

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Concord High drama club advances to New England finals
Apr10

Concord High drama club advances to New England finals

The Concord High School drama club has been doing a bit of double duty lately. While preparing for its annual spring musical, Les Miserables, the group has also been continuing to rehearse its one-act, Nora’s Lost. That’s because the club kept advancing in the New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild’s festival circuit. First, they were one of two schools to advance through their regionals (which they hosted) to states. And then, this...

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Tasty Brews: Hoppy Kolsch – Idaho 7 at Concord Craft Brewing Co.
Apr10

Tasty Brews: Hoppy Kolsch – Idaho 7 at Concord Craft Brewing Co.

If you’re the type of beer drinker who loves trying exotic, rare, hard-to-find libations, you’ll want to head over to Concord Craft Brewing Co. as soon as humanly possible. Why? Because they have something new on tap that you’ve probably never had before, and if you don’t get there soon, you probably never will. They call it Hoppy Kolsch – Idaho 7, and as its name implies, it’s a hoppier version of a Kolsch, made with Idaho 7 hops...

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See robots doing robot things at Rundlett Middle School on April 18
Apr10

See robots doing robot things at Rundlett Middle School on April 18

If you’re interested in robots and the kids that build them, then Rundlett Middle School is the place for you. On April 18 (that’s next Wednesday), the Concord School District is hosting a Bring Your Own Robot showcase in order to give the students participating in the Capital City 21st Century Community Learning Centers (also known as 21C) robotics program a chance to wow parents, teachers and possibly you with what they’ve been able...

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Jason Seavey is once again the Iron Chef of Concord
Apr10

Jason Seavey is once again the Iron Chef of Concord

Walking into last week’s fourth annual Iron Chef Competition, hosted by GoodLife Programs & Activities, Havenwood Executive Chef Jason Seavey wanted to simplify things. After all, last year was the first time he didn’t leave with the winners trophy. But simple didn’t mean his meal wasn’t going to be delicious. It was so tasty in fact, Seavey was once again crowned the Iron Chef of Concord, bettering the likes of Chris Normandeau,...

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We finally gave the Friendly Kitchen a check
Apr10

We finally gave the Friendly Kitchen a check

Thanks to the more than 100 people who attended the inaugural Pizza Pie Showdown, the Concord Monitor/Concord Insider was able to make a sizeable donation to the Friendly Kitchen. Last week, we took a very normal sized check – we were vetoed on the idea for one of those cool giant checks – and gave it to Friendly Kitchen Director Tricia Foisey in the amount of $858.14. But that didn’t prevent us from setting up a picture that made it...

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On the Job: Nothing like filling potholes to start the day
Apr10

On the Job: Nothing like filling potholes to start the day

The dictionary defines a pothole as “a deep natural underground cavity formed by the erosion of rock, especially by the action of water.” It also lists “a depression or hollow in a road surface caused by wear or subsidence.” But around these parts they’re more known as an annoyance, a nuisance and an unfortunate part of the early spring freeze/thaw cycle. How can the same process that allows trees to produce sap that is then turned...

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On Display: These were drawn by students – in Ukraine
Apr10

On Display: These were drawn by students – in Ukraine

The Concord Public Library is home to a new exhibit that features drawings from art students. It just so happens the students are from the S. Vasylkivskyi Children’s Art School – in Ukraine. “The Peace in the World” exhibit was brought to Concord as part of the 10th anniversary of the Fermata Arts Foundation, and it’s making its way around New England throughout the remainder of the year. There are 16 drawings in total with...

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Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire turns 40
Apr10

Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire turns 40

Join the Crisis Center of Central N.H. on Thursday at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, 2 Institute Drive, from 6 to 9 p.m. for our 40th celebration. We will welcome Lissa Curtis, a survivor and dancer, to speak at this event. There will be performances by the Jazz Dogs and Claire Taylor, appetizers, a cash bar, whisky tasting, photo booth fun, wine pull, live auction, star gazing (weather permitting) and Building on Hope...

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Author David Elliott to present ‘In the Past’ at Gibson’s Bookstore
Apr10

Author David Elliott to present ‘In the Past’ at Gibson’s Bookstore

Join Gibson’s Bookstore on Friday at 6 p.m. for a poetic, prehistoric journey through time as David Elliott presents the newest addition to his acclaimed library of poetry picture books, In the Past: From Trilobites to Dinosaurs to Mammoths in More Than 500 Million Years – a perfect way to celebrate Poetry Month. Return to the prehistoric era and discover a host of creatures both novel and familiar, from the mysterious trilobite to...

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This Week in Concord History
Apr10

This Week in Concord History

April 10, 1829: While addressing a Merrimack County jury in Concord, the spellbinding lawyer Ezekiel Webster, brother of Daniel, drops dead. “He had spoken nearly a half hour, in full and unaltering voice, when the hand of death arrested his earthly course,” writes Judge Charles Corning. April 10, 1865: A huge celebration in Concord marks the end of the Civil War. Mayor Moses Humphrey orders the city’s fire engines decorated and ready...

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Instagram: The eye closes on downtown for good
Apr10

Instagram: The eye closes on downtown for good

We have to admit – it’s getting harder and harder to find what we would consider “legit” photos on Instagram with the #concordnh tag. What we see an absolute abundance of is commercial posts – business owners taking pictures of their products or services and using Instagram as free advertising. This is all fine and good, but these types of shots aren’t generally that visually stunning or interesting enough to run in a newspaper....

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Bulletin Board: Grange awards, State of the City and stamps
Apr10

Bulletin Board: Grange awards, State of the City and stamps

Concord Grange to host awards night The Concord Grange #322 will celebrate Grange Month with their 42nd annual Community Awards Night on Monday at 7 p.m. at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Hall, 48 Airport Road. The Grange will honor the police officer, firefighter, citizen and educator of the year, along with awards for public service, community spirit, state police officer and lifetime achievement awards. In...

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Missed Connections: Eye contact, a compliment and former loves
Apr10

Missed Connections: Eye contact, a compliment and former loves

You may have heard that Craigslist recently shut down its personals section in response to the passing of H.R.1865, an anti-online sex trafficking bill. As you can imagine, we were rather concerned that this would put a real damper – or rather end – to this here monthly Missed Connections report as we all know and love it. But much to our surprise, the Missed Connections listings were not included in that personals-section dump and...

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Book of the Week: ‘Three Pennies’
Apr10

Book of the Week: ‘Three Pennies’

Three Pennies Melanie Crowder 2017, 181 pages Children’s Fiction (Ages 8-12)   Marin has been bounced from foster home to foster home ever since her birth mother left seven years ago. She only has a pocket-size edition of the I Ching, a ceramic piggy bank and some fuzzy memories to remember her by. If only Marin could find her mother, they would be a family again. But the foster care system has other plans. Marin is now available for...

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The Arts: There’s a full slate of exhibits to see this week
Apr10

The Arts: There’s a full slate of exhibits to see this week

As you can see, there are a lot of art shows going on right now. You should go see one. League of N.H. Craftsmen Fairy Tales and Fantasies Through: June 15 The Grodin Collection Through: Ongoing Location: 49 S. Main St., Suite 100 Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kimball Jenkins Robert Dorr Through: April 30 N.H. Weavers Guild Through: May 16 Location: 266 N. Main St. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4:30...

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Concord Young Professionals Network: Lacie Smith is climbing all the 4,000-footers
Apr10

Concord Young Professionals Network: Lacie Smith is climbing all the 4,000-footers

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) introduces you to our “Young Professional of the Month,” Lacie Smith. Each month the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks Concord Insider readers would enjoy getting to know better. How old are you? 29 Where do you live? Concord. Where do you currently work? I’m currently working as a tax senior accountant...

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Entertainment: Plenty of laughs and magic in the capital city this week
Apr10

Entertainment: Plenty of laughs and magic in the capital city this week

In a slight departure from the norm, the entertainment schedule in Concord is a little more theater- and comedy-heavy than usual this week. The Cap Center will play host to much of this stage work, so make sure you check out their website to check on tickets. Music Tuesday Poor Howard at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Paul Heckel at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Will Hatch at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Bach’s Lunch...

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