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The United Way of Merrimack County raised lots of dough in '09

Through the generosity of the community, the United Way of Merrimack County raised $2.12 million during the 2009 campaign. The announcement was made at the United Way's annual meeting. The annual campaign depends on the caring power of hundreds of volunteers and staff. However, it is the vision, determination and leadership of the campaign chair that guides that team to success.… 0

July 6, 2010

Where The Insider goes, nobody knows!

In April, we let Insider ad rep Sherri Cote and ad designer Brenda Larson out of the office to cruise it up. We're not insanely jealous or anything. Here's a picture of the ladies (and friends) rubbing it in that we weren't there. From left: Denise Bickford, Jerry Cote, Sherri, Dale Lafond, Brenda, Madison Cote and… 0

July 6, 2010
Pet corner

Taking poochie to the dog park

A dog park is a great place to let your dog mingle, play and have some safe off-leash time, especially if it doesn't have a yard to play in. There are many great things about Concord's dog park, but there are a few things owners should keep in mind when visiting. Here are a few tips to help you enjoy your trip! Make… 0

June 29, 2010
This week in Concord history

Let there be light . . . on Main Street

June 29, 1873 - The North Church burns. It will be rebuilt on the same spot - North Main and Chapel streets - and open for worship less than three years later. June 29, 1775 - Dr. Josiah Bartlett, a New Hampshire colonial leader, writes to his wife: "We are reduced to choosing between submission to tyranny of irritated ministers, or resistance by force. The latter is our choice." June… 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

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

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
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

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 Put "Bulletin Board"… 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 We'll publish your submissions and cook the best (read: our favorite) for one lucky winner. 0

June 29, 2010