Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 10 Sep 2013
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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 10 Sep 2013

Soak it in, folks – from here on out, we don’t expect to see many tree photos that are almost entirely green! @heart2heartonline hooked us up with this fall foliage-free shot from the grounds (and waters) of St. Paul’s School. Tag us in your Concord Instagram pics – @concordinsider.

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Ducks say quack

The Weekend on the Water celebration provided the perfect opportunity for the Rotary Club of Concord to unveil the 1st annual Duck Race at Kiwanis Riverside Park on Sunday afternoon, filling the river with little rubber duckies in a heated competition.So how many ducks competed in the battle? Brace yourselves – More than 6,400! Pictured above is the Insider’s entry, posed with a trophy that unfortunately did not foreshadow success,...

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What to do when the leaves turn, turn, turn

We asked our Facebook fans what they are looking forward to this year.Apple picking. We’ve been going to Apple Hill Farm in Concord the last couple of years.Jennifer D’EntremontPumpkin carving, apple picking, hayrides, football.Michael MercierMy annual Oktoberfest –  this year Oct. 13! Combo fall festival, Oktoberfest and Halloween large gathering to celebrate my favorite season of the year!Donna Marie RobieBaking apple pies and the...

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The most fantastic game snacks for your fall football feast

Panko jalapeno poppersIngredients:∎ 12 fresh jalapeno peppers∎ 6 ounces cream cheese∎ 1 1/2 cups grated pepper jack cheese∎ 1/2 teaspoon cumin∎ 1/2 teaspoon cayenne∎ 2 eggs∎ 2 tablespoons milk∎ 1 cup panko crumbs∎ 1/2 cup flourDirections:Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet.Mix the cream cheese, shredded cheese, cumin and cayenne in a bowl or food processor.Beat the eggs and milk in a bowl.Halve the peppers...

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The rewards of living with a blind dog

There’s bubble wrap in just about every downstairs room at Karl and Terry Wiegelman’s house, but they aren’t moving. Or enthusiastic fans of loud noises. Instead it’s one of the precautions necessary in their current role as “seeing-eye people,” as Karl described it.A fly on the wall in the Wiegelman home on any given evening would likely see a pair of dogs playing together, or chomping on dog bones, or snuggling with their owners....

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This week in Concord history

Sept. 10, 1861: Fire destroys the railroad storage barns and many cars of the Concord and Northern railroads.Sept. 11, 1866: Kearsarge beats Portsmouth 32-19 in one of the first reported games of “base ball” in Concord. Judge Ira Eastman, however, remembers seeing the game (or its forerunner, rounders) played in the city 50 years before.Sept. 12, 1841: In an unscheduled lecture, Stephen S. Foster, a Canterbury abolitionist, holds...

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Andrew Pinard is literally magic

If the most magical moment of your typical Wednesday evening is the instant you queue up the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reruns you have stashed on your DVR, it’s time for something different. And Andrew Pinard has plenty of tricks up his sleeve, in the most literal sense, to help you break that cycle.Pinard has teamed with Red River Theatres to bring his show, Discovering Magic, to Concord on four Wednesdays this fall. Pinard’s unique...

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Missed Connections: ‘Should have followed you’

We at the Insider like to scour the pages of Craigslist’s Missed Connections section to see if anyone in Concord wants us to be the drummer in their dragon boat is finding true love online. Here, presented unedited as always, are some of the latest entries.Panera – m4w (Concord)Shortly before noon today, you were the cute blonde in a skirt sitting outside with an older woman. We made repeated eye contact as I was walking up the side...

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We have a chat with Mary Cowan, house hunter extraordinaire

Name: Mary CowanCowan and ZellersHow long have you been in the real estate business? What made you get started in the field? I’ve been doing it a little more than 25 years. I decided to get into it because a broker, Roger Turcotte, asked me to be in the business. I was in the mental health field and I loved it, but we were in the process of buying our house and Roger said, “I think you’d be good at this,” because I was that difficult...

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City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell rushes to each of Concord’s orchards, furiously stuffing apples into all of his pockets. They don’t all fit, though, and the ones that tumble out spell out the city memo! Here it is, transcribed.Supervise that checklistWanna run for office?Residents are reminded that the city’s next municipal election will be held Nov. 5, Aspell writes. It’s never too early to start practicing coloring in those tiny...

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Book of the week: Ghost Moth

Ghost MothMichele Forbes2013, 240 pagesFictionGhost Moth by Michele Forbes is the story of Katherine, a mother in Belfast on the cusp of The Troubles in 1969, whose frightening experience swimming in the sea triggers memories of incidents which remain below the surface of her marriage. Sounds simple, but Forbes’s prose is like a masterful painting – you may respond to its beauty at first, but the longer you look the more you...

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Weekend on the Water

The weekend festival, featuring the first Dragon Boat races in New Hampshire, made its debut this weekend.

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Weekend on the Water

The weekend festival, featuring the first Dragon Boat races in New Hampshire, made its debut this weekend.

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Bulletin Board: Concord Regional VNA offering flu shot clinics

The Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association is holding seasonal flu clinics in September. Specially trained nurses administer seasonal flu shots to people age 3 and over. The fee is $25 per immunization (cash or check) or Medicare B, Medicaid, Healthy Kids, Harvard Pilgrim, or Anthem (NHN, NHP, YGG, EHH, R, or Federal) will be accepted. Clients with insurance ID cards at the clinics do not have to pay a fee. Clinics will be held...

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Bulletin Board: Join NHTI for a journey to Eastern Europe

Venture east and meet some of Europe’s jeweled characters in Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany. Budapest seduces with its Parliament and Fisherman’s Bastion – and then wins you over for good with an evening cruise down the Danube River. Prague enthralls, with medieval gems like the pedestrian-only Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. Explore the effects of World War II in Krakow and Auschwitz, and finish your journey in one...

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Bulletin Board: Walker Lectures Series kicks off 117th season

 The Walker Fund and Walker Lecture Series opens its 117th season Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. with the cast of singers and dancers from Manchester’s Majestic Theatre in By George: The Music of George Gershwin. Walker Lecture Fund events are performed at the Concord City Auditorium, are free, and open to all. No tickets, no reservations, first come first seated and features an intermission reception. Doors open at 7 p.m, shows begin at 7:30...

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Bulletin Board: Suncook Valley Chorale to hold open sing nights

 The Suncook Valley Chorale will host an open sing night in the Concord High School music room Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. Anyone wishing to join the chorale, or just considering it, is invited to join us as we explore our next season’s program.The Suncook Valley Chorale is a non-auditioned community chorus based in Concord, with more than 60 active members of all ages and backgrounds. Our motto is “Sing for Joy,” and we joyfully perform a...

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Bulletin Board: Stamp Collectors set to hold September meeting

 The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors’ regular monthly meeting will be held Sept. 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow. Anyone interested in stamp collecting is invited to attend. For more information, call Dan Day at 228-1154.

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Bulletin Board: Registration open for Poetry Out Loud event

Registration is open for New Hampshire high schools wishing to participate in the 2013-14 New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud program.Poetry Out Loud is a nationwide contest sponsored by the National Endowment of the Arts in partnership with the Poetry Foundation. The program encourages youth to learn about the beauty and power of language through memorization and performance of great poems. Participation in the program helps students...

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Bulletin Board: Concord Public Library seeking volunteers

Concord Public Library is recruiting for several volunteer positions for one to three hours per week:  homework helper for teens, program volunteer, data entry volunteer and building volunteer.  Descriptions of our volunteer positions and the applications are available on the library’s website at concordpubliclibrary.net, or at the library’s service desk.  An interview and background check (at the library’s expense) are required for...

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Bulletin Board: Starters program debuts as a hit at NHTI this fall

This fall, NHTI brought 60 new and returning student athletes to the school a few days early for its first ever Starters Leadership program – a two-day training intensive designed to encourage leadership qualities and also help the new students prepare for college life.  Twenty-five NHTI faculty and staff mentors also volunteered to be part of the program.  Each student-athlete was assigned a mentor, and mentors will continue to have...

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