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Book of the week

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand Helen Simonson 2010, 358 pages Setting: Village of Edgecombe St. Mary, present day When he hears of his brother's sudden death, Major Pettigrew is helped by Mrs. Ali, the Pakistani village shopkeeper who happened to come to his door that morning on an errand. Major Pettigrew is a widower,… 0

July 6, 2010

Eat your vegetables!

Kids from the Head 2 Toe Learning Center in Concord show off the fruits of their labor. The children planted the vegetable garden from seeds and are learning how to care for it. 0

July 6, 2010
This summer:

Kiddos eat for free

The Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties in cooperation with Concord School District, Concord Boys and Girls Club and Girls Inc. is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. Children enrolled in the program 18 years old or younger are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch. The schedule is as follows: - Dame Elementary ESL,… 0

June 29, 2010
Kudos to you, Concord Hospital

The Rock 'N Race rocks and wins best community running event

Concord Hospital's annual Rock 'N Race was selected by the editors of New Hampshire Magazine as the "Best Community Running Event of 2010" in the magazine's annual Best of New Hampshire contest. This year's race was held on May 19 in downtown Concord. The event drew nearly 6,000 participants and raised more than $350,000 for the hospital's Payson Center for Cancer Care. Since the… 0

June 29, 2010

Lettuce cook for you!

With so many delicious local veggies in season, we're stumped on what to do with all of them! That's where you come in: Send your best veggie recipes tonews@theconcordinsider.com. We'll publish your submissions and cook the best (read: our favorite) for one lucky winner. 0

June 29, 2010

You really like your pets and we do, too

Mandi and Eric Kirsch sent in this photo of Truman the cat and Chloe the pug. "Chloe and Truman are best friends. They love to cuddle together, and play all day," the proud parents wrote. Let us know what makes your four-legged friend special and send your pet photos to news@theconcordinsider.com. Put "Bulletin Board"… 0

June 29, 2010
The truth is out there

Readers (sort of) to the rescue: We get a step closer to The Grut

Dear Insiders, Sorry - I don't know the meaning of The Grut (the mysterious graffiti on a sign off Westbourne Street we recently wrote about) - but I can tell you that in the early 1960s this path through the woods was referred to as the pucker-brush. At that time, the Concord High cross-country course started and finished in back of the high school on North Fruit Street. The… 0

June 29, 2010

Main attraction

Reader Barbara Wilson was going through old family slides and stumbled upon this shot of Main Street in 1957. The real question: How much did it cost to park back then? 0

June 29, 2010
Opinionator

Dear Concord, you missed a pretty cool event

It was a sticky, humid Thursday evening, but I didn’t mind. I was surrounded by art, velvety chocolate cake, crisp shortbread cookies, music, wine and ice-cold pitchers of lemonade. I was at an Art Concord event. You know, that thing last week you didn’t bother showing up to. Art Concord is an initiative of the… 0

June 29, 2010
Ball & Chain

Help! My in-laws are unbearable!

The men behind ball & chain If these faces look familiar, it’s because they are: For three years, Casper Kranenburg and Bill Twibill (along with three other wise souls) gave us advice in The Insider’s “Ask The Elders” panel. One thing you might not have known about Bill and Casper is that they’ve been… 0

June 29, 2010