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Train coming 'round the bend

Tom Smith's new downtown business, Depot Antique & Toys, will be a success if the majority of local shoppers are anything like him. And he suspects most people who browse the "eclectic mix" of collectibles will be.After all, he can't be the only person who goes antique shopping with specific items… 0

September 18, 2012
orchard keepers of the week

Put down your iPhones and go pick a real apple!

Chuck and Diane SoutherOwners, Apple Hill FarmHow long have you operated the orchard? How did you get involved in the business?Chuck: We started the business in 1978 as a wholesale deal, and it kind of morphed into retail starting about 1990, and we built the farm stand in 1994. And I'd worked in orchards in high… 0

September 11, 2012
nh scots

Local group celebrates heritage with Highland Games

You won't find any cabers being tossed around the NH Scot office on Green Street. Nobody serenades you on the bagpipes as you march through the door, and the yard is curiously devoid of sheep or other livestock.Loon Mountain is where you'll find all of that from Sept. 21 to 23 during the annual New Hampshire… 0

September 11, 2012
retired jack-of-all-trades of the week

Ron Knee's done a little bit of everything

Perhaps it was a telling sign when Ron Knee found steady work during the Depression.He held a job essentially every day thereafter until he retired. And he tried just about all of them.Knee spent the Depression helping to repair train tracks, a job he secured through a friend, and performing various other odd jobs,… 0

September 11, 2012
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Rwanda project

The Clinton Foundation was asked by the government of Rwanda to assist in building a world class sustainable health care educational system. Our own Dr. Nick Perencevich was selected to participate as faculty and to train medical staff where he is now, in Kigali, Rwanda. He will be back in New Hampshire for a week and will be speaking Sept. 18 at the Concord Woman's… 0

September 11, 2012
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Two programs ahead

The Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association and its community partners are celebrating National Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Sept. 21 at Horseshoe Pond Place Senior Resource Center at 26 Commercial St. The program is from 10 a.m. to noon.Falls are among the most frequent and preventable causes of injury. Join the group to learn what causes falls and discover resources available… 0

September 11, 2012
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Meeting Sept. 18

The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors' regular monthly meeting will be held Sept. 18 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

September 11, 2012
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Member plant sale

The Hopkinton-Contoocook Gardeners will meet at 10 a.m. Sept 17 at the home of Sue Drescher for the member plant sale. Please label and price all plants and bring any books, pots or tools to sell. New members are welcome. Call 746-5119 for info. 0

September 11, 2012

This Week in Concord History

Sept. 11, 1866: Kearsarge beats Portsmouth 32-19 in one of the first reported games of "base ball" in Concord. Judge Ira Eastman, however, remembers seeing the game (or its forerunner, rounders) played in the city 50 years before.Sept. 11, 2002: Hundreds of people stand silent under umbrellas at the State House Plaza during a Sept. 11 commemoration ceremony.Sept. 12, 1841:… 0

September 11, 2012
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SNOB returns in November

The 2012 SNOB (Somewhat North Of Boston) Film Festival will return to Red River Theatres for four days of independent films, beginning in the evening Nov. 8 with an opening reception, a special tie-in film, and a sneak peak at the weekend films. Friday will be a full day of greatfilms on two screens. In the evening, we will bring back SNOB's Twisted Tales and SNOB's Xtreme… 0

September 11, 2012