We stopped by the Ready to Learn Fair at Rundlett Middle School last week.
We stopped by the Concord Farmers and Concord Arts markets this weekend right before the calendar flipped to September.
With the school year set to begin and the “Insider” just getting to know the ins and outs of Bow, we decided it might be a good idea to check out the school we’d most likely fit into, Bow Elementary School. What? We may write at a professionalish level, but our math and science skills are hovering around a second- to third-grade level. So with less than a week before the start of another school year, BES held an open house for parents...
On Aug. 14, people who looked pretty important gathered in front of the N.H. State Library for the unveiling of a sign at the site of the future John Gilbert Winant Memorial, Winant was a decorated pilot during WWI, elected to the N.H. House and Senate, and served three terms as governor. He was the first head of the Social Security Administration – which is why New Hampshire-issued Social Security numbers begin with 000, 001 and 002...
It was “Frozen” day at the Concord Public Library last Wednesday, but you would have never guessed it with the temperature index hovering well above the freezing point. But a large crowd (too high for even us to count) came out to meet the princesses of the hit film.
New Insider Jon Bodell checked out the new Cork and Canvas on North Main Street.
When covering a new area, you always want to take a little time and check out the sights. So last week, we cruised all around Bow to see what this little town was all about.
We hope you’re sitting down for this. Standing can get pretty tiring, that’s all. Anyway, the Insider’s fearless leader is leaving (note: fearlessness approximate). That’s right, Keith accepted a job with the UNH School of Law, and this issue is his last hurrah after almost two years as editor, and almost four years with the newspaper. He’s had some adventures, as evidenced by the photos on this page showing him as a zombie (photo...
Here's a look at some of the fun stuff Concord Grad Clara Symmes had during her year exchange in Germany and beyond.
Here’s photographic proof that the sun shines directly on those who take part in the Friends Program. Wait, it shines on everyone? This changes everything!
Eagle Square took a trip back in time with the ultimate throwback Thursday last week to see a performance by Sixties Invasion, a show band that performs a wide variety of music from the 1960s. With sing-alongs and a “guest appearance” from the one and only Roy Orbison, the crowd returned to 2015 having seen an impressive tribute. Band members include lead singer Dave Dunham, lead guitarist Bob Clearly, bass player Jack Little and...
Here’s a gander at some of the funky stuff on display at the Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Mill Brook Gallery. The pieces will be on display until Oct. 18.
After a brief hiatus, Camp Spaulding in Concord is back, and it’s sort of brand new this year thanks to a creative partnership between Child and Family Services of N.H., the Concord Family YMCA and the YMCA of Greater Nashua (the only such collaboration of its kind in the country, according to Kat Strange of Child and Family Services). The new setup features a day camp as well as the traditional residential camp, and if our visit is...
Over the course of 47 days, seven students from St. Paul’s School biked 3,835 miles from Anacortes, Wash. to Portsmouth, raising close to $125,000 for Ride 2 Recovery.
The Jill C. Wilson Gallery at Kimball-Jenkins is home to an acrylic exhibit by Rosemary Conroy. You’ll find various species of wildlife captured by Conroy’s brush strokes that will surely appeal to the animal lover in you. The exhibit will run through Aug. 28, with gallery hours taking place Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The St. Paul’s students who biked across the country to raise money for Ride 2 Recovery clearly didn’t enjoy themselves at all (**sarcasm**). Thankfully they blogged about the whole trip. Here are some photo highlights.
If you walk around the Carolyn Jenkins Gallery (also known as the Carriage House) at Kimball-Jenkins you’ll see that Peter Coe likes to paint things that you’ll see just about any day you take a drive around Concord. The exhibit is on display through Aug. 28.
Bill Whitman is one of those people who just has an eye for what makes an interesting photograph. And it’s a good thing because the Concord resident is a photographer after all. He’s shown at places like Kimball-Jenkins before and if you hurry, you can still catch some of his stuff at the Works through the end of the month. But if you can’t find time out of your busy schedule, here’s a selection of Whitman’s work to enjoy, some of...
Nylora Bruleigh loves taking photos of babies, both inside and outside of the belly.
It’s warm, sunny and colorful outside these days (in case you hadn’t left your house in a while) and McGowan Fine Art wanted to bring the excitement inside with an exhibit dedicated to Summer Fun. The show runs through Aug. 8 and gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There are plenty of spots in Concord to catch a fish for your wall.
The Capital Quilters Guild celebrated Christmas a little early last Friday – at least sort of. Members of the guild gathered at Havenwood to kick off their annual Christmas stocking community service project. Armed with sewing machines, plenty of Christmas fabric and some delicious looking snacks, 16 quilters got together to sew and stitch 18 stockings that will be filled with personal care items and things like puzzle books and...
In case you haven’t been a faithful reader of the ‘Insider,’ you may have missed our feature last year on Robin Lamson and her work as an artist. Well, Lamson has been busy creating more colorful art and is now back in the news. For the month of July, Lamson’s paintings will be hanging in Dos Amigos, giving you something bright and cheery to look at while eating your weekly or daily taco, burrito or salad. Although we are big fans of...
We stopped by the 5th annual Concord Regional Technical Center summer camp last week and let’s just say there was a lot of fun being had. Middle school students from nine districts took part in the week long camp and depending on what class you were a part of, campers got to make mixed berry turnovers, rebuild engines and construct a tree house. And that’s only a quick sample of what was happening.
With half of Main Street about half done (do the math, try to keep up), here’s the best stuff we’ve found down there
Gerry Williams was New Hampshire’s first artist laureate and his influence in the art world is undeniable when you check out the tribute show currently on display at the League of N.H. Craftsmen. Thanks to the family of the late potter, a collection of Williams’ work is also at the gallery and here’s just a sampling of what you might see. The exhibit runs through Sept. 18.
The N.H. Potters Guild is paying tribute to the late Gerry Williams in the best way they know how – by creating pieces of art. The exhibit, entitled “Friends and Fellow Travelers” runs through Sept. 18 at the League of N.H. Craftsmen.
We stopped by the NBA veteran’s basketball camp last week to see how good he is at coaching