Fun for your valentines
Feb13

Fun for your valentines

Sweetheart shuffle GoodLife Programs and Activities will be hosting a dance on Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. In addition to dancing to music by Bill Parker, there will be goodies and raffles. And if you’re a wallflower, that’s fine too, just come to watch and spend time with friends. Cost $5. For more information, call 228-6630 or email info@goodlightnh.org. Have to say “I love you” in a song Concord Coachmen will again offer singing...

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Stand-up show ready for Valentine’s Day
Feb13

Stand-up show ready for Valentine’s Day

The next monthly comedy showcase at Tandy’s is one they hope you’ll love. “For the Love of Laughter: A Valentine Standup Comedy Show” will be held Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Laughta in New Hampsha, a project of Nodo Productions, has assembled a performance by five New England comedians hosted by Rick Gauthier. The comedians are Chad Blodgett of Claremont, Stephanie Elliot of Massachusetts, Chris Justice,...

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Entertainment: Take your honey to comedy or concert
Feb13

Entertainment: Take your honey to comedy or concert

Live Music Wednesday Dean Harlem at Concord Craft Brewing from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Kid Pinky at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night to fundraise for weather-proof guitar for Kevin Clark at Area 23 at 7:30 p.m. Irish Music with David Levine and Roger Duhaime at Area 23 at 5:30 p.m. Thursday April Cushman at Cheers from 5 to 8 p.m. Mike Morris at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Bach’s Lunch Lecture at Concord Community Music School at 12:10 p.m....

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Community Players perform rom-com
Feb13

Community Players perform rom-com

Opening Valentine’s Day, the Community Players of Concord present Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple – The Female Version. This is Simon’s own 1985 adaptation of his fabulously popular play about two friends who really shouldn’t live together but decide to give it a try. Here, it’s Olive Madison who is the easy going, sloppy divorcee who agrees to take in Florence Unger, her high strung, ultra fastidious friend, after Florence’s husband...

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CYPN: Emily Sullivan has a thirst for sustainability
Feb13

CYPN: Emily Sullivan has a thirst for sustainability

Emily Sullivan How old are you? I am 24 years old. Where do you live? I live in Canterbury. I am originally from Hanson, Massachusetts, but knew I had to relocate for college. I miss being so close to the ocean, but I consider New Hampshire my home now! Where do you currently work? I work for Southern New Hampshire University as an Academic Advisor for graduate STEM students. What’s your favorite part of your workday? I enjoy first...

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This week in history
Feb13

This week in history

Feb. 11, 2000: A Massachusetts development company is considering building a large shopping center anchored by a supermarket on land in the South End, the Monitor reports. Working through a local real estate agent, the company has approached at least 10 different property owners in a triangular-shaped area between Hall and South Main streets near Exit 13 off Interstate 93. Feb. 11, 1941: President Franklin D. Roosevelt appoints John...

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Legion Auxiliary, students send support
Feb13

Legion Auxiliary, students send support

American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 21, of Concord participated in a statewide project, Holiday Card Challenge, to provide holiday cards to active duty servicemembers. Chairwoman Kyme Locke, a member of Unit 21, and her mother, Barbara Locke, contacted local schools to involve children in this project in memory of her cousin, George Phillip Desmarais Jr., who was a Marine who died in service to his country. The elementary and middle...

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Is wealth waiting for you in fastlane?
Feb13

Is wealth waiting for you in fastlane?

Millionaire Fastlane By M. J. DeMarco 322 pages nonfiction   We’ve been taught to be employees, not millionaires. It’s not our fault, but DeMarco explains how we can correct the road we are on. By saying goodbye to the Slowlane, we can speed into the Fastlane where wealth is waiting for us. It’s really about having your own business, but not just any business. One that meets the commandments of Control, Entry, Need, Time, and...

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City Newsletter: Lots of things happening with the library
Feb13

City Newsletter: Lots of things happening with the library

The city manager’s office sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The full newsletter can be found by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the “Newsletter” button. Here are some highlights: Concord NEXT zoning update public meetings The Phase 1 Draft of the new Zoning Code will be presented in a series of public presentations and stakeholder meetings on Feb. 18 and 19. Come to a small group stakeholder session to learn...

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Bulletin Board: Meetings and gatherings
Feb13

Bulletin Board: Meetings and gatherings

Governor to present at chamber forum The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce invites members and the public to its annual State of the State forum featuring New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Ave., Concord. Sununu will share what economic challenges and opportunities are priorities for the state in 2020. Attendees will gain insight into initiatives and...

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1923
Feb13

1923

It was the summer, of nineteen twenty-three, Martin and Emily, came to be.   A touch of a hand, a walk in the dark, a moment on the bridge, deep in the park.   A view of the fountain, a moon so bright, that first kiss, on this special night.   James W. Spain

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The meaning of different flowers
Feb13

The meaning of different flowers

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, giving flowers often comes into mind – actually the statistics show that Valentine’s Day is the most important day of the year for florists. Over the past several centuries books on the “language” a.k.a. “meaning” of flowers have been published, many accompanied by pastel drawings of the flowers and their perceived meanings. Today, there is a wonderful array of books available filled with...

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Making Good Health Simple: Keep your body and brain active on break
Feb05

Making Good Health Simple: Keep your body and brain active on break

Mother nature has been so unpredictable, it is almost impossible to be able to clear the clutter from the doorway. My entryway is overflowing with winter boots, rain boots, sneakers, turf shoes, cheer shoes and slippers. The coat hooks are jam-packed with snowboarding jackets, fleece pullovers, Sherpa zip-ups and windbreakers and a few umbrellas. My plans have been changed due to weather so many times this past month I can’t remember...

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Book of the Week: Mystery rife with twists
Feb05

Book of the Week: Mystery rife with twists

A Borrowing of Bones By Paula Munier 342 pages, 2018, fiction/mystery Mercy Carr, a military police officer, was shot during her last deployment in Afghanistan. Her fiancé, officer Martinez, was killed. His last words to Mercy were for her to take care of “his partner,” a bomb-sniffing Malinois dog named Elvis. Mercy retired and bought a remote cabin in Northshire, Vt., her hometown. She and Elvis have been healing and taking long...

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City Newsletter: A new way to pay to park
Feb05

City Newsletter: A new way to pay to park

The city manager’s office sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The full newsletter can be found by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the “Newsletter” button. Here are some highlights: Pay by phone with app Soon, you can pay for on-street and garage locations with the PayByPhone app. It’s the easiest way to pay, and requires just your mobile phone. Why park with PayByPhone? Never risk a parking ticket: Receive text...

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Celebrating Winter Carnival
Feb05

Celebrating Winter Carnival

Back in the old days, Concord celebrated its annual Winter Carnival in a most extravagant fashion. It was quite the entertainment and arrived at a time of year when people searched for a distraction from the long winter months. There were parades through the downtown, like one full of pomp in 1893. In 1895, there were many creative planners. The children of Concord, always the competitive students, formed a study group to attempt to...

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The Yogi: A Marine learns Savasana
Feb05

The Yogi: A Marine learns Savasana

Once upon a time, there was a Marine. This particular Marine had a long, distinguished career in the military, from the jungles of Vietnam to the Pentagon. He was steadfast in his beliefs and worked his body hard. He lived all over the United States, and in several places abroad. When it came time to retire, he chose Concord and decided to try new things. It wasn’t easy for the former Marine to do this, as his organized, regimented...

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Entertainment: A bit of this and a bit of that
Feb05

Entertainment: A bit of this and a bit of that

Live music Today Ryan Williamson at Concord Craft Brewing from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Paul Donahue at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Irish music with David Levine, Roger Duhaime and friends at Area 23 at 5:32 p.m. Thursday Dwayne Haggins at Cheers from 5 to 8 p.m. Brian Booth at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Bosey at Penuche’s at 9 p.m. Kate and Logan Live at Penuche’s at 10 p.m. Open mic at True Brew at 8 p.m. Bach Lunch Lecture on “Jazz Lives On and On!”...

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This week in Concord History

Feb. 5, 2003: A coalition of wealthy towns releases its plan to revive a version of the school aid system abandoned five years ago because of its unconstitutional reliance on widely varying local property taxes. The Coalition Communities want to eliminate the state property tax that anchors the replacement funding system and target the remaining aid – about $416 million from other state taxes – based on need.   Feb. 5, 2002: The...

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Bulletin Board: Donate your change, get support for health

Caregiver Café Concord Regional VNA and The Birches at Concord are offering a Caregiver Café on Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at The Birches at Concord, 300 Pleasant St. in Concord. The Caregiver Café is held on the first Thursday of each month at the same time. Caregiving is a crucial role that at times can be challenging. To support and honor those who are giving care to loved ones, we offer a monthly Caregiver Café. Join us to...

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February Vacation Kid Camps
Feb05

February Vacation Kid Camps

The calendar has flipped to February which means students everywhere are turning their thoughts to February vacation. On the other hand, there are parents who won’t be able to drop their kids off at school for a week and will have to find something else to occupy the youngsters’ time. Well, the Insider is here to help. We poked around to find some of the February vacation camps offered in the capital area. Theatre Camp The Community...

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Workout center complete
Feb05

Workout center complete

After months of construction Concord’s Planet Fitness plaza is completed on Fort Eddy Road. The workout center expanded to encompass the entire building, which used to be home to Cornerstone Design before it moved downtown. Planet Fitness Real Estate Company purchased the building and the adjacent shopping plaza a little more than a year ago for about $4.5 million.

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Finding community in return to region
Feb05

Finding community in return to region

We were sitting on stools, bobbing to the string strokes and lyrics at “Celtic Night,” a monthly performance that celebrates English and Celtic tradition through live music, hosted by award-winning fiddlers Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki and Liz Faiella. The rows of chairs in front of us were nearly full and we found out (by a raise of hands) that most of the attendees were not here for their first time. I was taken aback by this growing...

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Tattoo Q&A: Arrows and Embers’ Sean Ambrose
Jan29

Tattoo Q&A: Arrows and Embers’ Sean Ambrose

What is your background experience as a tattoo artist? Bikers and devil worship. (Just kidding.) I apprenticed here in New Hampshire and traveled up and down the east coast tattooing and learning until I opened Arrows and Embers 10 years ago this April! How did you decide to pursue this profession? When I found tattooing, it was kismet. I was always drawing even as a child and as soon as I learned what a tattoo artist was, I knew....

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Bring some jazz to your January
Jan29

Bring some jazz to your January

Wrap up a musical month with the popular annual “Jazz in January,” on Friday, at 7:30 p.m., at Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall St. in downtown Concord. A stellar lineup of jazz artists from the Music School faculty present a perennially popular evening of jazz, including Latin, New Orleans, swing, and band originals, with plenty of musical surprises. Since 2002, Hermanos has served a buffet, included in the cost. The Musicians...

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This week in Concord history
Jan29

This week in Concord history

Jan. 29, 2003: State Commissioner of Education Nick Donohue encourages Franklin to continue pursuing a charter school, but he says it must benefit all students, not just the at-risk kids it’s intended for. “I don’t think you are on the road toward ruining your public system,” Donohue tells charter advocates of their preliminary plan for an alternative to the high school. “But I urge you to keep a close eye on that.”   Jan. 29,...

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The yogi: Floor mats, a broken flashlight and Job Lots

I met Doris on an ordinary day at Ocean State Job Lot. Moments after our meeting, an ordinary day turned extraordinary. I was running a few errands up on the Heights after morning classes at the yoga studio. One of those errands was to buy new floor mats for our entryway, so I rolled into Ocean State Job Lot on what seemed like an ordinary Tuesday afternoon. I found a pile of heavy floor mats in gray, blue and black. The pile was as...

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Entertainment listings

Live Music Wednesday  Nihco Gallo at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Chad Verbeck at Concord Craft Brewing from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. David Levine, Roger Duhaime and friends play Irish music at Area 23 at 5:30 p.m. Thursday Richard Gardzina at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. April Cushman at Cheers from 5 to 8 p.m. Fruition with opener Caleb Elliot at the Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. Bar opens at 6 p.m. Tickets $20 general, $30 balcony, plus $2 at the door...

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Tattoo Q&A: Eternal Alchemy’s Heather Smith

What is your background experience as a tattoo artist? I have a masters degree in sculpture and drawing from the University of Iowa and have been both internationally published for my work in sculpture as well as yattoo art. I apprenticed under Jerry Schwartz at Acupuncture Tattoo in Newport, RI, for a year. Then, I went on to open my own studio in Massachusetts where I worked for 15 years before deciding to strike out as a solo...

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City newsletter: Primary nears, plus some trainings
Jan29

City newsletter: Primary nears, plus some trainings

The city manager’s office sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The full newsletter can be found by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the “Newsletter” button. Here are some highlights: Ward Two helpers needed Ward Two residents, the city clerk’s office is looking for residents that live within Ward Two in the city of Concord to work at the polls on Election Day on Tuesday, Feb. 110. If you’re interested, please contact...

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