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Just a Taste of the Food Snob

For a Concord foodie, there isn't a day more anticipated than the annual Taste of Concord. When most of Concord's restaurants get together in one room and hand out samples of their finest fare, the Food Snob won't be far behind.Usually, this event gives us a chance to try a little bit of everything. However,… 0

October 16, 2012
Nature 101

Delivering a eulogy for the American chestnut tree

When I was on a hike through the Hutchins Forest of Canterbury in early October, guide Kenneth Stern pointed out a clump of branches growing from the roots of an old stump that was once a stately American chestnut tree. Sadly, Stern did not offer much hope that the thin saplings could become mature trees. He forecast… 0

October 16, 2012
Grow something!

Putting your garden to bed for the long winter

We've reached the time in the growing season when the majority of our vegetables have been harvested. The only vegetables remaining in the garden are the hardiest, which actually improve in taste after a few frosts. Examples include Brussels sprouts, kale and broccoli; continue to harvest them through Thanksgiving.… 0

October 16, 2012

Making Strides

"The next big step in the fight against cancer is the one we take together."That's the tagline for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement, and it's a fitting one. This annual fundraising walk, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is all about coming together with the community for… 0

October 9, 2012
pizza guy of the week

Woo hah! Got you all in Check(mate)(Pizza)

Name: Jamie RoyOwner, Checkmate PizzaHow did you get into the business? How long have you been doing it?I started working in pizza restaurants when I was in high school at 17 years old, and I've been doing it ever since. I opened Checkmate in April 2002.What is the secret to the perfect pizza?Good cheese. And good… 0

October 9, 2012
playin' in the band

Influx of musicians leaves CHS short on uniforms

When Concord High School senior Kaitlyn Kelleher dons her band uniform every week, it doesn't carry the same thrill it used to.In fact, by her own admission, it's a little pathetic.Concord saw a monstrous growth in band this year, with nearly 40 new members. That's good. What's not so good is that the… 0

October 9, 2012
nature 101

On the hunt for 'shrooms with an expert mycologist

Want to go hunting for wild mushrooms to eat? Here is some good advice: Have adequate knowledge to correctly identify edible mushrooms, or go mushrooming with someone who does. In early September, I went on a mushroom foray sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Concord with our guide, Reta MacGregor,… 0

October 9, 2012
Bulletin Board

Backpack giveaway

The Concord Public Library is offering a free backpack to any Concord kindergartners who register for a library card. The backpacks include a book, a coloring book and crayons. In order to be eligible for a library card, the kindergartner must live in Concord and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We ask that those adults please bring in a photo ID and something with the… 0

October 9, 2012
Bulletin Board

Monthly meeting

The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors' regular monthly meeting will be held Oct. 16 at 1:30 p.m. at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow. Anyone interested in stamp collecting is invited to attend. For more information, call Dan Day at 228-1154. 0

October 9, 2012
Bulletin Board

Community luncheon

Kathrine Switzer, best known as the woman who challenged the all-male tradition of the Boston Marathon and became the first woman to officially enter and run the event in 1967, will deliver the keynote address at the annual Women Building Community Luncheon on Oct. 10 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester.The Women Building Community Luncheon is presented by the Women's Fund of New… 0

October 9, 2012