A celebration of art and hard work

The first five oil paintings were created by Megan Goodnoe. They are a series of portraits depicting people she interacts with on a day-to-day basis. “I have tried to capture not only their personalities,” wrote Goodnoe, “but also moments when they have shared with me happiness, shyness, silliness and anger.” The sculptures are the work of Daniel Noonan. “The focus of my work,” wrote Noonan, “is to demonstrate that realism in...

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NHTI visual arts senior exhibit

Students show off what they've learned and achieved.

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Giving back at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen

The latest exhibit showcases artists who have received scholarships from the organization over the past five years

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Jillian Zube thinks we need to buckle up those dogs!
May08

Jillian Zube thinks we need to buckle up those dogs!

Avid Insider readers will remember our recent article about Girls Inc., a fun afterschool group for local girls (“Girls Inc. brings out the smart, strong and bold in local little ladies,” Nov. 11). Well, each month, the girls and staff choose a “Girl of the Month” who exemplifies their motto: “Strong. Smart. Bold.”This month, that girl is Jillian Zube. We caught up with her and asked her some...

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Mourning the endangered Karner blue butterfly
May08

Mourning the endangered Karner blue butterfly

The mourning cloak butterfly and the Karner blue butterfly have very different life stories and represent the wide variety of species in the family of butterflies.The mourning cloak butterfly is one of the very first butterflies to appear in the spring, even when patches of snow are still on the ground. Its secret? It spends the winter as an adult hibernating under the loose bark of old trees or other sheltered spots. As soon as the...

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Rhubarb – a neighborly plant perfect for pies
May08

Rhubarb – a neighborly plant perfect for pies

Rhubarb does not emerge softly from the soil in the spring. It explodes out of the ground, punching through the dirt with its pink-green fists. Those fists are tightly wrapped leaf buds, crinkly and small at the start. Upon discovering sunlight, the leaves rise into the air on their sturdy stalks, unfurling as they go.When I was a kid, we had a giant rhubarb plant at the corner of our rock garden. It looked like a jungle plant to me...

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Get ready for arts

When Concord Arts Market started back in 2008, the focus was finding out if the capital city would embrace a fun, outdoor arts market. Here in 2012, Concord Arts Market opens its fifth anniversary season as an established and eagerly-anticipated event. Opening day is June 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bicentennial Square. The weekly, juried outdoor art and artisan-goods market will also welcome the Shaker Road School jazz and rock bands,...

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Bike swap approaches

The bike swap is coming! Maybe you're tired of seeing all those bikes that you never ride lying around in the basement, garage, attic and backyard. Maybe you're ready to upgrade to nicer bike and aren't going to need your old one. Maybe you'd just like to support a really great organization by donating an old bike. Whatever the category you fit into, it's time to pull that old bone-shaker out of the shed and...

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Need a lift to Montreal? Chip Marshall is your man
May08

Need a lift to Montreal? Chip Marshall is your man

Name: Chip MarshallCo-owner, Concord Cab Co.How long have you worked for the cab service?Almost 10 years. And I've been a part-owner for about five.Are you on-call 24/7 or are there times when people can't get a cab?No, we're open 24/7. We're down in the city the whole time, and there's usually two cars on right up through the evening. You'd be surprised how many people are out at 2, 3 in the morning, all...

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This Week in Concord History

May 8, 1900: Having made several battery-powered cars at his American Manufacturing Co. in Penacook, Adrian Hoyt secures a 10-year local tax exemption for his auto-making concern. He hopes to employ 150-250 men and make three cars a day. A few days later he will drive one of his cars through downtown Concord to show how efficiently a car can deliver the mail. The car business never takes off, but Hoyt Electric does.May 9, 2001: The...

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City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell gets out his easel, slaps a canvas on it and gets to work painting. He works day and night, obsessing over each detail, sleeping only when he passes out from exhaustion. Finally, his work of art is completed and he delivers it to us at the Insider. This week, like every week before, it's a handpainted city memo. We don't think your minds could process the beauty, so we transcribed it here in...

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Rory Scott Thurston threw everything but the kitchen sink into his music
May08

Rory Scott Thurston threw everything but the kitchen sink into his music

Country singer Rory Scott Thurston's road to the big stage reads like a country song. When he found out he qualified for the North American Country Music Association's national competition, he sold his family's kitchen stove to finance the trip, strapped on his lucky snakeskin boots and hit the road to Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Thurston had been performing locally at New Hampshire Country Music Association events, eventually...

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Luthier Paul Languedoc speaks at St. Paul's School
May08

Luthier Paul Languedoc speaks at St. Paul's School

Master luthier Paul Languedoc spoke at St. Paul's School Friday. Languedoc told the crowds the story of his “mostly accidental” journey through the the music business, from working in a Burlington, Vt., guitar shop to designing and crafting the guitar and basses for the band Phish. He served as their soundman for the majority of the band's career, touring with them for almost 20 years before retiring from the road...

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Drunk men fighting in jungles?

The Concord Police Department was kind enough to give us access to some recently unearthed police logbooks. We think it's a fascinating look into the way life used to be in Concord, so we've pulled out some interesting entries for you. Check it out!Sept. 7, 1927: Mrs. E.W. Holden on the Contoocook River complains of a young man about 19 or 20 years of age coming into her camp and took $7 and some change. He asked her if she...

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Giving back at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen

The latest exhibit showcases artists who have received scholarships from the organization over the past five years

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