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Merlin is ready to rule the city with an iron paw

You know that weird feeling you've been feeling around Concord recently? The one that feels like a sea change of epic proportions has taken place, but you just can't put your finger on it? Well, it probably stems from the changing of the guard in the canine mayor's office. Victoria and Nelson are out and… 0

October 2, 2012
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Charity basketball

Enjoy family fun for a good cause featuring The Harlem Wizards, Oct. 19 in the Bow High School gym beginning at 7 p.m.The Wizards will face off against "The Fighting Falcons," a.k.a. BHS staff members and local celebrities. Proceeds will go to the Stephen Cmar Memorial Scholarship Fund. Advance tickets are on sale for $12 (general admission) and $10 (students and… 0

October 2, 2012
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Golf classic

This year marks Bishop Brady's 13th annual Golf Classic, which will kick off the 2012 homecoming weekend. The event is scheduled for Oct. 12 at Canterbury Woods Country Club. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.The golf classic raises money for tuition assistance for Bishop Brady students who might not otherwise be able to attend and is open to the… 0

October 2, 2012
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Art show reception

The Woman's Club of Concord opens its doors to the public Oct. 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for an invitational art show reception. "Empowering Women Of All Ages" is an inclusive show featuring the work of women across generations. The exhibit opens Oct. 5 and will remain in place until Oct. 31. It is open to the public on the 5th and open upon request and during special… 0

October 2, 2012
not-so-stay-at-home

MOMS Club of Concord offers fun activities for mothers

This group of stay-at-home moms doesn't do a whole lot of staying at home.The MOMS Club of Concord, a local chapter of an international organization - MOMS stands for "Moms Offering Moms Support" - boasts a membership of almost 50 mothers and a calendar busier than most corporate executives.There can… 1

October 2, 2012
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Tickets to Audi shows

Spurred by the spirit of its founders - three music teachers in Concord public schools - the Concord Community Concert Association announces a new outreach to area students, offering free tickets to the four concerts planned in the 2012-13 season. Starting its 82nd year of presenting top performers from the world of music, the association formed in 1930 when the teachers worried… 0

October 2, 2012
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Short film festival

The Manhattan Short Film Festival will be presented at New Hampshire Technical Institute's Sweeney Auditorium on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 6 at 2 and 7 p.m. Consisting of 10 films culled from 520 entries from 49 countries, the festival is being shown in more than 300 cities in six continents during one week. Audiences are encouraged to vote for the film they believe is the best.… 0

October 2, 2012
Nature 101

That lugubrious loon call? It's just Paul Basham

Seven pairs of loons disappeared from Squam Lake between autumn of 2004 and the spring of 2005. This decline from 16 to nine pairs of loons represents a 44 percent decrease in the Squam Lake's loon population, a drop not seen on any other New Hampshire Lake.In August, with naturalist Tiffany Grade as our guide,… 0

October 2, 2012
City Hall reporter of the week

Laura McCrystal knows what's going down downtown

Monitor reporter Ben Leubsdorf moved on from the City Hall beat to the State House, and who better to fill his stylish but sensible shoes than Laura McCrystal? She's taking over City Hall duties - and the Downtown column - and we've got the inside scoop! Learn all about your new favorite reporter right here.What's… 0

October 2, 2012
Attorney of the week

Charles Holoubek helps us patent our signature snark

Name: Charles HoloubekPatent attorney, Davis & BujoldHow does one become a patent lawyer specifically? What drew you to that area of the law?To become a patent lawyer you need to first be a lawyer - go to law school and sit for and pass a state bar exam. And second you need to be patent-bar eligible - have a science… 0

October 2, 2012