Tim got pregnant for 24 hours last week
Apr17

Tim got pregnant for 24 hours last week

For those of you who don’t know, my wife, Mary, is pregnant. We’re really excited – and so is our 3 ½ year old daughter, Sophie – to welcome a new addition to the Goodwin clan. Our little bundle of joy is due next month – May 8 to be exact – but that’s just an educated guess. She’ll come whenever she’s good and ready. And yes, we’re having another girl. So at this point, we’re not far from becoming a family of four – or seven if you...

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Looking for  knowledge before baby comes?
Apr17

Looking for knowledge before baby comes?

When it comes to having a child or caring for a newborn, you will probably have a lot of questions that you’d like answered. And you’re not alone – trust us, we’re parents too. So we poked around and found a ton of great resources you can use when the questions or concerns come up. Concord Hospital The Family Place is the spot within the hospital group for classes new parents will need. There are a lot of options for parents to get...

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The Family Place welcomes babies every day
Apr17

The Family Place welcomes babies every day

If you ever go to The Family Place at Concord Hospital to either have a baby or visit someone who just did, every so often you’ll hear this chime sound throughout the fourth floor. That’s what happens when the hospital’s birthing unit welcomes another life into the world. On average, The Family Place sees almost four babies born in a 24-hour cycle with that totaling in the neighborhood of around 1,250 births per year. “Some days we...

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The Concord Birth Center provides options
Apr17

The Concord Birth Center provides options

Kate Hartwell has seen a little bit of everything in her career as a midwife. Since opening the Concord Birth Center at the Smokestack Center in 2006, Hartwell, a licensed midwife, has been part of close to 600 births – and plenty of unique ones. There was one mom who didn’t want to go any further and delivered her baby in the center’s lobby. One time she pulled up to meet a laboring couple at 4 a.m. and the husband was about to...

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Documentary ‘Vegas Baby’ to be shown at Red River Theatres
Apr17

Documentary ‘Vegas Baby’ to be shown at Red River Theatres

Did you know that about 1 in 8 couples struggle with infertility issues? Maybe you did know that, but did you also know that there’s an annual contest in Las Vegas in which one lucky couple can win a free round of in vitro fertilization? Whether you know all about it or have a hard time believing such a thing exists, you should make a point of getting to Red River Theatres next Tuesday (April 24) to see the one-day-only presentation...

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Bring the family and get wild at Discover WILD NH Day
Apr17

Bring the family and get wild at Discover WILD NH Day

Bring the family to New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s biggest community event of the year and one of the region’s biggest free one-day events – Discover WILD New Hampshire Day. The Fish and Game Department’s most popular event of the year is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive. Discover WILD New Hampshire Day is a fun way for the whole family to explore New...

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There are so many options for spring vacation activities in Concord you won’t know what to do with yourself
Apr17

There are so many options for spring vacation activities in Concord you won’t know what to do with yourself

Spring break for Concord schools is next week, and many parents are probably about to hear the famous phrase: “I’m bored.” Now you parents out there can counter with, “Oh yeah?” before whipping out this copy of the Insider and showing those apathetic teens that there’s plenty to do right here in the capital city. Since it is a little bit on short notice, there aren’t a ton of week-long special programs available at this time, but...

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Concord Mom Prom to return May 4
Apr17

Concord Mom Prom to return May 4

Ladies, it’s that time of year again to get glammed up and dance the night away, all for a great cause – the 6th annual Concord Mom Prom, which will take place on May 4 at the Grappone Conference Center. Concord Mom Prom is an exciting, nationwide “ladies night out” event started in 2006 by Betsy Crapps that benefits a local charity. Hearts for Kindness was named the beneficiary for this year’s event. Organizer Michelle Myler wanted a...

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Lace up your shoes for the 14th NHTI 5K
Apr17

Lace up your shoes for the 14th NHTI 5K

For the 14th 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 about 500 runners typically participate. This year’s race takes place on Friday at 6 p.m. on the school’s campus, which is adjacent to Delta Dental’s headquarters. There is...

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Bulletin Board: Community supper, spring fair and beer
Apr17

Bulletin Board: Community supper, spring fair and beer

NHTI Film society to host screening The NHTI Film Society proudly presents An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power 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. Steve Ambra   Scholarships, trout sale with MCCD Want to participate in the biggest catch of a fundraiser? Spring is...

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Lots happening around the city these days
Apr17

Lots happening around the city these days

The weekly City Newsletter put out by City Manager Tom Aspell typically has some valuable information. Last week’s was chock full of stuff you should probably know about, so we decided to share what we figured you’d want to read. Water mains Warren Street, from Liberty Street to North Fruit Street, and the section of Westbourne Road adjacent to Concord High School, will be closed through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the...

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Would you like to rappel the Smile Building?
Apr17

Would you like to rappel the Smile Building?

For the number of times we’ve walked into, by or out of the Smile Building, we’ve never wondered what it would be like to navigate a rope from the top of it to the bottom. But we do now, thanks to Riverbend Community Mental Health’s Dare to Care challenge. And so will you. Riverbend is on a quest to raise $120,000 in its latest fundraising campaign and using the opportunity to rappel down the Smile Building as a way to do it. The...

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Entertainment: A symphony of music to be heard in Concord this week
Apr17

Entertainment: A symphony of music to be heard in Concord this week

We had quite a few theatrical performances on the entertainment docket last week. This week, there happens to be a boatload of music and not so many theater shows. It just goes to show that you never know what you’re gonna get around the capital city, but you know it will always be good. Here’s what’s up this week: Music Tuesday Kid Pinky at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Joel Cage at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Ivory &...

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NHTI Stage Lynx to perform ‘Hot L Baltimore’
Apr17

NHTI Stage Lynx to perform ‘Hot L Baltimore’

Fans of racy comedies on stage should take notice – NHTI’s Stage Lynx drama club is going to put one on this weekend, and you won’t want to miss it. The troupe will perform The Hot L Baltimore, a comedy by Lanford Wilson, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the school’s Sweeney Auditorium. The show revolves around the residents of a decaying hotel who face eviction when the property is condemned. (The title refers to the hotel’s neon...

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Songweavers gives women a chance to sing
Apr17

Songweavers gives women a chance to sing

British poet T.S. Eliot once wrote, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” And last week, during the second straight day of rehearsals as the Songweavers prepared for the first of two spring concerts, the all-women’s chorus director Peggo Horstmann Hodes reminded members of the quote. Because it really embodies what she’s trying to preach to the 100-plus member group; you’ll never know...

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The Arts: New exhibit now open at McGowan Fine Art
Apr17

The Arts: New exhibit now open at McGowan Fine Art

It’s time for your weekly look at art around the city. 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 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m....

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On Display: McGowan’s ‘Impressed’ is all about the prints
Apr17

On Display: McGowan’s ‘Impressed’ is all about the prints

Monitor staff If you head over to McGowan Fine Art’s newest exhibit, you just might learn something new. “Impressed” is a display of 28 pieces of contemporary printmaking in a variety of styles. An opening reception will be held Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. “We just thought it would be fun to feature prints,” said McGowan owner Sarah Chaffee. “We haven’t done a print show in a while. People frequently have questions about how they are...

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Three authors coming to Gibson’s Bookstore this week
Apr17

Three authors coming to Gibson’s Bookstore this week

Gibson’s Bookstore has two author events featuring a total of three authors on the agenda for the following week. As usual, the events are free and open to the public. For more information, go to gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562. Elisabeth Hyde will return to Concord to share her newest novel, Go Ask Fannie!, at Gibson’s on Friday at 5:30 p.m. When Murray Blaire invites his three grown children to his New Hampshire farm for a few...

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Book of the Week: ‘Book of Dust’
Apr17

Book of the Week: ‘Book of Dust’

The Book of Dust – Volume 1: La Belle Sauvage Phillip Pullman 2018, 449 pages Fiction   This chronological prequel to the Golden Compass is a must-read, regardless of whether or not you are already familiar with the His Dark Materials Trilogy. Learn about Lyra’s beginnings through the eyes of the brave souls who protected and transported this future heroine as an infant through harrowing perils and plights. This dark adventure story...

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This Week in Concord History
Apr17

This Week in Concord History

April 17, 1885: Thomas Samon, who killed a woman in Laconia, stuffed her body in a trunk and wheeled it away, is the first man executed at the new state prison. A prison historian describes Samon as a dull man who spoke with a nasal tone and had one blue eye and one brown eye. April 17, 1945: Endorsing Concord Mayor Charles McKee’s request, the ministers’ council agrees that all church bells will toll at the hour of victory in Europe....

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