The co-canine mayors have some parting words
Sep04

The co-canine mayors have some parting words

Concord’s first ever canine mayors were elected last year. Alas, their terms are coming to an end, but we’ve got the exclusive exit interviews with both of them! First up, basset hound Victoria.What was it like being the first canine mayor of Concord? Being the first co-canine mayor of Concord has been an amazing experience. I’ve met many wonderful people, who believe in the betterment of the lives of all canines, and, of course, the...

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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 04 Sep 2012
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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 04 Sep 2012

This shot of a Concord trolley was posted on Instagram by @kdav1216. Want your photo to be our Instagram photo of the week? Just tag us! We’re @concordinsider. Don’t forget to follow us, too. Thanks!

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Three out of four ain't bad – Tue, 04 Sep 2012
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Three out of four ain't bad – Tue, 04 Sep 2012

Neal Jorgensen and Maureen Dastous took the Insider with them on a recent trip to the Four Corners. Looks like he’s in Colorado, Utah and Arizona – come on, slide that toe into New Mexico! He’s probably scared of Heisenberg.

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Classic Concord photo – Tue, 04 Sep 2012
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Classic Concord photo – Tue, 04 Sep 2012

Last week’s Classic Concord photo was a tough one, and we’re not surprised that no one got it right. It was the old wooden bridge that used to span the Merrimack River as part of Loudon Road. This week’s photo, again sent to us by reader Earl Burroughs, is of another Concord street being rebuilt all the way back in 1922. Need a hint? Well, all those horse-drawn wagons lining the side of the road in this picture have been replaced by...

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Check out what's hanging at the Kimball-Jenkins Estate galleries

The Kimball-Jenkins Estate is located at 266 N. Main St. Its hours are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit kimballjenkins.com or call 225-2932. For information about its “Paint the Town Red” fundraising art auction, which takes place on Sept. 14, visit biddingforgood.com/paintthetown.

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Jeremy Woodward is an Iron Man and a young professional
Sep04

Jeremy Woodward is an Iron Man and a young professional

Each month, the Concord Young Professionals Network spotlights one of its up-and-comers. This month, we catch up with Jeremy Woodward.How old are you? What town do you live in? Where do you work?I'm 34 years old and live in Concord. Currently, I own Jeremy's Bootcamp and Ironheart Jeremy Events.How did you find out about CYPN and how has it benefited your business or you personally?I was invited by Jessica Fogg to a CYPN...

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Paul's headed to the untamed wilderness of the Jersey Shore
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Paul's headed to the untamed wilderness of the Jersey Shore

In mid-October, my wife and I will be moving to a retirement community in Marlton, N.J., which is in the south-central part of the Garden State. During the past four and a half years, it has been a privilege and a delight for me to share with you my Nature 101 stories. I enjoyed working with a succession of Insider editors, Katie MacKenzie Hunter, Amy Augustine Grappone and now Ben Conant. Each of them helped me to nudge open the door...

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Seeking volunteers for the annual Day of Caring

Granite United Way will hold its annual day-long service event, Day of Caring, on Sept. 11. In Merrimack County, this will be the 21st annual Day of Caring.Granite United Way works with community members and the corporate community to support the work of many nonprofit agencies throughout the state. On this day, participating nonprofit organizations are matched with volunteers from local business and community groups. This day also...

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Elizabeth Hall listens to her Nana
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Elizabeth Hall listens to her Nana

It's another installment of our Girl Scout of the Week, in which we profile some local Girl Scouts to find out just what being a scout is all about. This week, we've got 15-year-old Elizabeth Hall. Tell us a little about yourself, Elizabeth.How long have you been a Girl Scout?Since fourth grade. I moved to a new town, and my mom was a Girl Scout as a kid, so she thought it would be a great way for me to make new friends...

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Animals take their humans for a walk
Sep04

Animals take their humans for a walk

Though it's nestled off the beaten path in a sleepy corner of Penacook, the Concord-Merrimack County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is hardly a quiet place, what with the daily soundtrack of dog barks and cat meows and the bustle of other assorted critters.(Never mind the high-octave baby-speak from prospective owners to pets. Don't snicker, we know you do it, too).Over the last few months, though, even the...

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Book of the week

For more information about the Concord Public Library, visit concordpubliclibrary.net.Birds of a Lesser ParadiseMegan Mayhew Bergman2012, 224 pagesShort story collectionTen of these 12 stories were previously published in prestigious literary journals, including one which appeared in the 2011 Best American Short Stories. All are heartfelt, humorous tales featuring vulnerable yet self-assured, unconventional female characters who have...

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Belly dancing class

Wonder Made will be hosting a handful of upcoming community events, including an open mic night Sept. 7 and sacred belly dancing classes during three weeks in September.”After the Green Martini burned down, there was a hole left in the downtown community for open mics, and we have been proud to take over that need and create our own open mic community,” Laura Loci of Wonder Made said. “We transform the store into a...

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Canine, feline election

Last year's Concord Arts Market Pet Day featured the inaugural canine mayor of Concord rlection. After hundreds of votes, Victoria the Bassett Hound with a Cause and Nelson the Great Dane were named co-canine mayors for 2011. The citizens of Concord and the visitors to Pet Day must elect the next canine mayor of Concord on Sept. 15. Last year, there was an outcry from feline fanciers, who demanded that they be allowed their own...

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Harvest Festival

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Dimond Hill Farm on Sept. 8 to enjoy homegrown food and music at the Harvest Festival. Concert-goers can go on an herb walk on the farm at 3 p.m. before settling down for the festivities, which run from 4 to 9:30 p.m. The festival will go on, rain or shine, with a tent in case of rain.Enjoy delicious bites from The Celery Stick Cafe, The Works, Cafe Indigo, and New Hampshire Distributors. Vegan...

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Practice your monkey business elsewhere, folks
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Practice your monkey business elsewhere, folks

Name: Helen NichollsOwner, No Monkey Business Dog Training.Nichols will be making a presentation as part of the SPCA's Walk for the Animals on Sept. 16.How long have you been a dog trainer? How did you get started in the field?I started over eight years ago professionally. But it really started in high school. I painted pet portraits for extra money, and so to get the dogs to sit and stay still, I had to teach them to stay. So, I...

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This Week in Concord History

Sept. 4, 1929: Two men are arrested on slot machine charges at the Bradford Fair a day after a visit from Willoughby Slattery, the county solicitor. The fair is in danger of being closed because of excessive gambling on the midway, a move the Monitor would not oppose. “The Bradford fair this year really isn't a fair in any way, certainly not an agricultural fair,” the paper says. “There are no exhibits with the...

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Upcoming Concord Public Library events

Concord Reads 2012This year's title is Weight of Water by Anita Shreve. Here's a quick overview of programs to be held at the library. For more details, and for information on Concord Reads programs being held at other locations (including an author visit by Anita Shreve!), call 225-8670 or visit Concord Reads 2012 on Facebook.Local Author ShowcaseSept. 11 at 7 p.m. Paul Brogan, Terry Tibbetts, and Lynn Durham talk about their...

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Homegrown tomatoes: the essence of summer
Sep04

Homegrown tomatoes: the essence of summer

“There's a green one and a pink one and a blue one and a yellow one. . .” Okay, maybe not a blue one as in the 1960s satirical tune “Little Boxes,” made famous by Pete Seeger. Certainly, though, they exist in a multitude of colors, stripes, shapes, sizes and textures. What am I talking about? Tomatoes!No self-respecting gardener's litany of produce is complete without at least one variety of tomato. New...

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City Briefly

Every week, City Manager Tom Aspell puts on his furry dog costume, heads down to Rollins Park and demands to be walked. We scold him with a rolled-up Insider – when we unroll it, the city memo is printed inside! Wow!like CHIPS, but betterBe 'On the Beat'ConcordTV will be airing the next episode of “On the Beat” with the Concord Police Department Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. on channel 17, Aspell writes. Neither Ponch...

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Check out what’s hanging at the Kimball-Jenkins Estate galleries

The Kimball-Jenkins Estate is located at 266 N. Main St. Its hours are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit kimballjenkins.com or call 225-2932. For information about its “Paint the Town Red” fundraising art auction, which takes place on Sept. 14, visit biddingforgood.com/paintthetown.

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