Oil paintings by Fred Nold at the Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is located at 49 S. Main St. For more information, visit concordnhchamber.com or noldgallery.com.

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Oil paintings by Fred Nold at the Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is located at 49 S. Main St. For more information, visit concordnhchamber.com or noldgallery.com.

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The Concord Family YMCA parades around downtown

The Concord Family YMCA held a Fourth of July parade downtown last week.

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The Concord Family YMCA parades around downtown

The Concord Family YMCA held a Fourth of July parade downtown last week.

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Mark Beaudoin wants to hang with Warren Buffett and Ben Franklin

Our latest young professional of the week is Mark Beaudoin. Read all about him!How old are you? 34Where do you live? Currently, the great city of Concord. However, my wife and I plan to move into our new home in Hopkinton this fall.Where do you currently work? I’m an attorney at Cleveland, Waters and Bass, PA.Where did you go to school? Hopkinton High School; Hobart and William Smith Colleges; University College, Oxford (Residency);...

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Houston, we have an Insider – Tue, 09 Jul 2013
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Houston, we have an Insider – Tue, 09 Jul 2013

Dennis and Catherine Fitzgerald recently stopped in downtown Houston while visiting their son, and look at that – they stopped with the architecture issue in front of some official Texas architecture. Well done! If you have a travel photo with the Insider, send it to news@theconcordinsider.com, and you might just find it on these pages.

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Concord’s Paul Mitchell produces this summer’s can’t miss trailer

When most people get the urge to go camping, they grab a sleeping bag and a tent and head out to the woods. When Concord’s Paul Mitchell got the urge, he did something slightly more enterprising. He built a teardrop camper from scratch. A late-night TV show on the Travel Channel was the spark that ignited a 10-month project that has seen Mitchell – who had no previous woodworking experience – construct a 4-by-8-foot camper...

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You could star in Pete Mamos’s show at the Concord Public Library

Hypnotist, magician and Concord High School graduate (how many people can lay claim to all three of those distinctions??!!) Pete Mamos is visiting the Concord Public Library on July 11 for a show that begins at 5 p.m.Tickets are free, but required. You can pick yours up at the service desk at the library or by calling 225-8670, option 2. The show is part of the library’s Teen Summer Reading Program.We caught up to Mamos to ask a few...

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All the fixin's – Tue, 09 Jul 2013
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All the fixin's – Tue, 09 Jul 2013

Dave Casic knows how to dress a burger! He was at the new Centennial Senior Center barbecue social last week, which was held in partnership with the Penacook Community Center Senior Program.

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Talking tonics, syrups and not-so-guilty pleasures with Sarah Adams

Name: Sarah AdamsOwner, Veriditas Herbal ShoppeHow did you get into the field? I started studying plant medicine when I was 17 years old, and really it started through coming across common ailments, dealing with colds, dealing with injuries and finding simple remedies that I could make at home or on the go. The more that I learned about it, the more fascinating it became. It opened up this whole other world that I didn’t realize was...

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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 09 Jul 2013
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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 09 Jul 2013

This picture was taken by Instagram user @unbelievabilly. If you want to see your Instagram photo here, tag us! We’re @concordinsider.

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Bulletin board: VNA offering walk-in Wednesday clinic

The Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association offers walk-in Wednesday on July 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Concord Recreation Senior Program (formerly Dame School), 14 Canterbury Road. The event is held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the same time and is an opportunity to get your questions answered by a VNA team member. This free program is first-come, first-served. For more, call 224-4093 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5815 or...

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Sun shines on walk to benefit homeless center

Despite a massive downpour lasting most of the day, participants showed up June 26 for a late-afternoon Walk in Their Shoes fundraising event organized by the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness. Within minutes of starting the walk, the rain stopped and the sun broke through, making the walk at lot easier than it might have been. Participants walked along parts of the routes traveled by the homeless on a daily basis. The walk began...

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Bulletin board: Audi finishes season with meeting, pot luck

Concord City Auditorium wraps up the 2012-13 season with annual meetings wrapped around a true pot luck supper July 14, in the Audi’s Reception Lobby, and everyone is welcome to attend. At 4 p.m. the Concord Community Concert Association meets to celebrate a turnaround year and its exciting klezmer-jazz-gospel-piano-brass schedule for 2013-14. At 5:30 p.m., The Friends of the Audi set the tables for the 23rd annual true pot luck...

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Oh, those Shermans!

Cy and Gordon Sherman were named New Hampshire’s 2013 Outstanding Senior Volunteers as part of the Salute to Senior Service program, receiving the award at a ceremony June 28. The award is sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care. The Shermans were honored for their volunteer work at the Concord Homeless Resource Center, as well as at Havenwood Heritage Heights, a local soup kitchen and their church. “The Shermans are so entwined with...

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Bulletin board: SPCA joins forces with Centennial Senior Center

Centennial Senior Center visitors and man’s best friend and other animals will get to know each other quite well over the next few months, thanks to a new project announced recently. Senior Center participants recently had a chance to enjoy “Coffee with the Critters,” as they were matched with pets brought in by the Concord-Merrimack County SPCA. This new initiative allows those who are unable to have their own animals the opportunity...

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Bulletin board: East Congregational to hold yard and bake sale

East Congregational Church, 51 Mountain Road, will hold a huge indoor/outdoor yard and bake sale July 20 from 8 a.m. until noon. The sale will be held rain or shine. Household items, furniture, toys, books, collectibles and more will be featured. The famous “bag sale” will start at 11 a.m. Lots of great sale items and fresh baked goods will be ready for purchase. For questions or directions, call 224-9242 or visit...

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City briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell grabs a bucket of balls and his clubs and heads to the driving range to crank a few. When he’s finished, he hijacks the nearest cart and retrieves the balls himself, dodging the chasing course attendant. And wouldn’t you know it? The tire marks from the cart spell out the city memo.Dear Liza, there’s a holeIn the bridge, not the bucketA hole in the approach deck to the Sewalls Falls Bridge was...

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The Grammarnatrix: Marcia composes a column comprising words

Today the Grammarnatrix responds to a reader who wants clarification between the words comprise and compose. A worthy question considering most people usually use comprise and don’t even know the two words are different. This answer will excite you to start using these words correctly whenever you can. Comprise means “to contain,” as in “the office comprises 10 chairs.” In other words the office has, or contains 10 chairs. Great. If...

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This week in Concord history

July 9, 2000: The new owner of the May King restaurant on Concord’s Loudon Road plans a total makeover, the Monitor reports. The renovated restaurant, to be called Ginger Garden, will offer Chinese and Japanese cuisine, including the capital city’s first sushi bar.July 10, 1879: John B. Buzzell is hanged at the state prison. Buzzell broke off his engagement with a young woman. She sued him for breach of promise, and he hired a young...

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Letters to the Insider: Harrison grammarnates the Grammarnator

One of the dangers of being a Grammarnator is that your column becomes an invitation to everyone else to find fault with it. Take Robert Pingree’s July 2 column, for instance, where he confuses e.g. with i.e.. Mr. Pingree writes “before doing something else – i.e. putting in the casserole or the roast . . .” But “i.e.,” id est, or that is, limits the discussion to what follows, putting in the oven the casserole or the roast or the...

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