Thousands join in annual breast cancer walk
Oct24

Thousands join in annual breast cancer walk

On Sunday, Concord joined more than 200 other cities this year for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. For the city’s 27th time holding the walk, more than 5,000 people completed a 5K loop from Memorial Field. Over the years, millions have been raised to fund research and support patient services.

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Making Good Health Simple: Looking for a cure for boredom? Here’s a tip: Don’t
Oct24

Making Good Health Simple: Looking for a cure for boredom? Here’s a tip: Don’t

Crystal Reynolds For the Insider   Before the madness of the “holiday season” starts, take a minute. Pause, and do nothing. Yes. Do absolutely nothing. Simply be bored. While our lifestyles keep getting busier, our down time keeps getting shorter. Contrary to popular belief, there are actual benefits of boredom. Dr. Andreas Elpidorou, a professor of philosophy, tells us that boredom acts as a regulatory state that keeps you in...

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Puppets to invade Hatbox Theatre this weekend
Oct24

Puppets to invade Hatbox Theatre this weekend

Come find out what happens when puppeteers take over The Hatbox Theater for a weekend! Three days of unique performances with shows that cater to all tastes. Friday evening starts the foray with Madison J. Cripps bringing the strange in “A Slice of Crazy Pie in 7 to 11 Acts” (18+ show, no maturity required). Saturday welcomes Cactushead Puppets and their “Magnificent Monster Circus” with a workshop immediately following where you can...

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Entertainment: Concerts and Halloween events abound in Concord this week
Oct24

Entertainment: Concerts and Halloween events abound in Concord this week

Music Tuesday Mike Walsh at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Open mic with Mikey G at Tandy’s at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Gerry Beaudoin at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Kimayo at Concord Craft Brewing Co. at 5:30 p.m. The Song of the Earth live opera at Concord City Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Free. Open mic at Area 23 at 7 p.m. Thursday Richard Gardzina at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Dan Walker at Cheers at 5 p.m. Trade and Lamont Smooth at Bank of...

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Blast From the Past: Back in the autumn of ‘67, at a house in Concord, a memory was born
Oct24

Blast From the Past: Back in the autumn of ‘67, at a house in Concord, a memory was born

When Bill Hardiman contacted me regarding the old house that was located on the corner of Rumford and Penacook streets many years ago, some fond old memories returned to me. Those memories date back over 50 years to a cold autumn afternoon in Concord – October 1967, to be exact. I was still quite young, enjoying the day with friends at White Park. My brother Richard asked me if I wanted to go see a fire – of course, what 8-year-old...

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Claudia Walker named Chamber’s 2019 Citizen of the Year
Oct24

Claudia Walker named Chamber’s 2019 Citizen of the Year

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce announces Claudia Walker as its 2019 Citizen of the Year. The Chamber will honor the Concord businesswoman and civic leader with an award ceremony at its 100th Annual Meeting and Citizen of the Year award celebration presented by Merrimack County Savings Bank on Nov. 6 at the Grappone Conference Center. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. “This award represents the highest honor...

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This Week in Concord History
Oct24

This Week in Concord History

Oct. 22, 1938: Martin Gross is born. He will become a popular Concord mayor (1976-82) and serve as legal counsel to Gov. Walter Peterson and as special counsel to Gov. Hugh Gallen. Oct. 22, 1965: J. Herbert Quinn, candidate for mayor of Concord, insists that he is a man of the people. “Contrary to the many rumors which have been circulating throughout the city, I have no millionaires or near-millionaires, either in or out of the city,...

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Book of the Week: ‘My Italian Bulldozer’
Oct23

Book of the Week: ‘My Italian Bulldozer’

My Italian Bulldozer Alexander McCall Smith 2016, 232 pages Fiction Paul Stuart is a well-known food writer, living in Scotland. He is stunned when his girlfriend of four years, Becky, leaves him for a personal trainer. His editor Gloria realizes that he needs a change. She tells him that he should go to Tuscany and get material for a new book. Paul agrees, but when he arrives there has been a mistake and there isn’t a rental car...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Fall leaf collection, election reminders and more
Oct22

City Manager’s Newsletter: Fall leaf collection, election reminders and more

On Friday, Stefanie Breton, the city’s public information officer, sent out the weekly City Manager’s Newsletter. You can read the full newsletter by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the Newsletter button on the home page. Here are some highlights from last week’s letter: Fall leaf collection Concord Fall Leaf Collection is returning with bulk collection starting on Monday and continuing as weather permits through Dec. 6. Bulk leaf...

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Have some free family fun at Intown Concord’s Halloween Howl
Oct22

Have some free family fun at Intown Concord’s Halloween Howl

Are you a hardcore Halloween fan but just can’t wait until Oct. 31 to get into your costume? Fear not, because Intown Concord’s Halloween Howl will give you exactly that opportunity. On Friday, downtown Concord will come alive with ghosts, ghouls and goblins for the annual Halloween Howl celebration. Think of it as a big outdoor Halloween party, and everything is free. During Halloween Howl, downtown merchants stay open late and hand...

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Bulletin Board: Free concerts, kudos to Concord Hospital, etc.
Oct22

Bulletin Board: Free concerts, kudos to Concord Hospital, etc.

Imagine a Day Without Water Wednesday, Oct. 23 is “Imagine a Day Without Water.” This annual campaign is hosted by the Value of Water Campaign to raise awareness about the importance of water in our daily lives and imagining what even a single day without access to water would mean for a community. The public is invited to participate in this campaign by joining Concord General Services for an open house of their water facilities....

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Concord filmmaker’s documentary ‘Intelligent Lives’ set for national debut next week 
Oct21

Concord filmmaker’s documentary ‘Intelligent Lives’ set for national debut next week 

Concord filmmaker Dan Habib’s film, Intelligent Lives, will be making its national television debut this Tuesday. The film, which follows three young Americans working to change misconceptions about people living with intellectual disabilities, will be screened on New Hampshire PBS and WGBH on Oct. 22 at 8 p.m as part of the America ReFramed series. Narrated and executive produced by Academy Award-winning actor Chris Cooper, the...

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