You’re invited to a snowshoe party on the Greenway Trail

Trail lovers are invited to make tracks on Saturday at a snowshoe party in Concord on the future Merrimack River Greenway Trail. The Feb. 22 free event will bring trail lovers together along the Merrimack River bank on the site of the future Greenway Trail in downtown Concord. The event is hosted by the Friends of the Merrimack River Greenway Trail and will start at 9 a.m. at the kiosk off Gully Hill Road behind Bed, Bath &...

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The ‘Insider’ takes you to church

It’s time for the latest wildly-enthralling ‘Insider’ scavenger hunt! We snapped pictures of a handful of our city’s churches, and now it’s on you to find them all. Email your answers to news@theconcordinsider.com and we’ll reward the person who gets the most correct with a $20 gift certificate to the Concord business of their choice. Time’s a-wastin,’ so get...

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The ‘Insider’ takes you to church

It’s time for the latest wildly-enthralling ‘Insider’ scavenger hunt! We snapped pictures of a handful of our city’s churches, and now it’s on you to find them all. Email your answers to <a href="mailto:news@theconcordinsider.com">news@theconcordinsider.com</a> and we’ll reward the person who gets the most correct with a $20 gift certificate to the Concord business of their choice. Time’s a-wastin,’ so get...

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Chad Beane prescribes the perfect remedy for ‘Insider’ withdrawal
Feb18

Chad Beane prescribes the perfect remedy for ‘Insider’ withdrawal

Name: Chad BeaneOwner of Granite State Pharmacy, formerly Modern Pharmacy, at 5 Clinton St. Beane and his family took over the business last summer and remodeled the store. How long have you worked in pharmaceuticals? How did you get started in the business? Fifteen years. And that’s a question that I have always had a hard time answering. I’m really not sure. The closest pharmacist that I knew growing up was John Richards (a friend...

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Meet the Concord High Granite State Challenge team

Keith and Tim test their knowledge against the professionalsConcord High School was recently eliminated by Portsmouth Christian Academy, 360-165, in the round of 16. But do they know more than Keith and Tim? Um, yeah. Team members and Keith and Tim – buzzers in hand – were asked 16 questions straight from the Super Sunday quiz. So how many did the ‘Insider’ staff answer correctly before team members? Zero. Turns out the students have...

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Meet the Concord High Granite State Challenge team

This brainy group made it all the way to the round of 16, but are they smarter than Keith and Tim? (hint: yup!)

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Concord educators go international to aid Dubai reading center staff
Feb18

Concord educators go international to aid Dubai reading center staff

It was a request Cheri McManus and Dianne Melim never expected. The co-owners and directors of Learn To Read Tutoring Associates in Concord have worked with school districts all over New Hampshire, New England and down the eastern seaboard. So it’s safe to say they don’t mind traveling around. Yet this contract would require the longest commute of their 10 years on the job – 14 hours, to be exact. And that’s by plane. The Lexicon...

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Dos Amigos isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel – just the taco
Feb18

Dos Amigos isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel – just the taco

Dos Amigos changed the taco game forever when it introduced $2 Taco Tuesday, perhaps the singles greatest advancement in human face-stuffing during the current century. And guess what? Those mad Dos scientists are at it again (Does that mean there are only two scientists? Now we’ve gone and confused ourselves.) Dos has changed it’s tacos, from the previous burrito-type offering that was wrapped at the bottom to the more traditional...

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Capital Region Food Program enters fourth decade of fighting hunger
Feb18

Capital Region Food Program enters fourth decade of fighting hunger

It’s been 40 years since Maria Manus Painchaud’s father started the Holiday Food Basket Program. Mark Manus saw a need to help the capital region’s hungry, so he began collecting food donations to hand out around the holidays. Since that first year in 1974, the holiday program has grown by leaps and bounds, shelling out tons upon tons every year. But soon the realization came that it wasn’t just around the holidays when there was a...

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Join the Co-op for a tasty journey around the world

The Concord Food Co-op’s award-winning Celery Stick Café hot bar will set sail on a tour of the world’s cuisine, and everyone is invited. For 13 consecutive Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Feb. 20 until May 15, the chefs will showcase a different region’s food on the hot bar. Sweet tooths be glad: The pastry chefs are in on the trip, too. You’ll have the chance to try unusual treats like sticky toffee pudding from the UK and...

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This week in Concord History

Feb. 18, 2000: New Hampshire native Laurence Craigie will be among four air and space pioneers inducted this year into the National Aviation Hall of Fame, the Monitor reports. Born in Concord, Craigie earned his Army Air Service wings in 1924 and went on to hold key positions in aircraft testing and development. He saw combat duty in World War II and retired from a NATO command in 1955 as a lieutenant general. He died in 1994.Feb. 18,...

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Neck tats, dork glasses and stylist chatter

We at the Insider like to scour Craigslist’s Missed Connections to see if anyone in Concord likes our chiseled car-brushing muscles is finding true love online. Here, presented unedited as always, are some of the best recent entries.Market Basket Ft Eddy 1/31 – w4m – 38 (Concord)We were in the “express” checkout..You had gorgeous blue eyes, tat on your neck & was wearing a beanie. Perhaps I’m wrong but we made eye...

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City briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell builds a slopestyle course between his house and his office in hopes of making a more Olympic entrance. Without practice, though, he takes a spill and breaks both arms and legs. Thankfully, there’s room on the casts to write out a city memo.Building bridgesWell, at least one bridgeThe city’s fiscal year 2014 Capital Improvement Program includes the replacement of the Sewalls Falls Bridge, Aspell...

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Smile building historical gallery is a (South) Main attraction
Feb18

Smile building historical gallery is a (South) Main attraction

We checked out the sweet historical photo gallery, South Main Below the Crook, in the Smile Building lobby (the crook refers to the bend at Fayette Street), featuring photos chronicling the road’s evolving appearance.

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No If, And, Or, But; Your Health Starts In Your Gut

In a day of pharmaceuticals and hundreds of specialists for your body, it would be hard to know that your health starts in your gut. I mean why would a headache start in your gut? Or arthritis, acne, eczema, allergies, or any other chronic conditions? Eighty percent of your immune system is in your gut. Your immune system is responsible for keeping bad bacteria, viruses, and foreign substances out of our bodies. In order to do its job...

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Eat because you’re hungry, not because you’re having a tough week

Are you an emotional eater? Do you have a pretty good idea of what you should be eating, but you just have trouble doing it? Do you feel guilty when you eat certain “forbidden” foods? Do you eat when you’re in the car, while you’re working, watching TV, or reading? Do you eat because you’re stressed or bored or lonely? Do you sometimes feel you just don’t have the willpower to say no to certain foods? If you’re like most people, you...

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Book of the week

For more information about the Concord Public Library, visit concordpubliclibrary.net. This Is Paradise
 Kristiana Kahakauwhila 
2013, 235 pages 
Fiction In these six short stories, we are invited to see Hawaii from the lives of ordinary people. In the first story we see the tension that exists between the locals and the tourists. A young girl is warned by the locals that the man she is with has been in prison and is probably...

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Parenting the Second Time Around workshop

Parenting the Second Time Around, a free seven-week workshop series for grandparents, relatives and others who are parenting again begins March 5. The workshop will be held on Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. at Riverbend Children’s Intervention Program, 105 Loudon Rd., Building 3. For more information or to register, call Judy Stowell at 228-0547, ext. 4110.

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ConcordTV hosting workshop for nonprofits

ConcordTV is holding a workshop on Feb. 27, “Marketing on a Slim to None Budget” It’s a workshop designed for nonprofits with small to no budgets for marketing and PR. The workshop, held at the Concord Community Center, 14 Canterbury Rd., begins at 3 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to arrive by 2:45 p.m. Cost is $20 per person Registrations can be made online through Concord’s Parks and Recreation website concordnh.gov/recreation....

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Wings of Knowledge continues with local food

On Tuesday March 4 at 7 p.m. in the Library Living Room, NHTI’s Wings of Knowledge lecture series presents “The Local Food Movement in New Hampshire: The perspective of the New Hampshire Farm to Restaurant Connection – Why it matters! “ The presenters are Charlie Burke, president of the Farm to Restaurant Connection, and Rachelle Lyons, Agriculture & Environment coordinator, Center for Rural Partnerships, Plymouth State...

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“Keys to the Kitchen” part of Big Library Read

Concord Public Library is taking part in the Big Library Read program. Library card holders are now able to borrow and enjoy the cooking eBook “Keys to the Kitchen” by Food Network star Aida Mollenkamp through the morning of March 5th by visiting nh.lib.overdrive.com. Patrons can select a lending period of one, two, or three weeks, which begins at the date of checkout. Big Library Read is an international program that gives libraries...

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Granite United Way event tonight at Capitol Center

Granite United Way’s Merrimack County Region will host its Annual Celebration today at the Capitol Center for the Arts from 5 to 7 p.m. In addition to highlighting the success of this year’s fundraising campaign, the organization will also be recognizing supporters who have been contributing for 10 years, their Loyal Contributors. “Our loyal contributors are essential supporters that have a passion for the power of giving,” said...

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Chicken pot pie on the menu for Feb. supper

The Grace Episcopal Church will hold its free monthly supper on Friday at 5 p.m. The church is located at 30 Eastman St. The menu for February includes chicken pot pie, cranberry sauce, bean salad and dessert. So come, bring your family and friends and take the night off from cooking. There is no charge, but donations are welcomed and support our Take-A-Tote Ministry which helps to feed Concord’s hungry school children. For more...

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Concord AARP to hold meeting Thursday

The Concord Chapter of AARP will meet on Thursday at Horseshoe Pond Place, 26 Commercial St., in the Community Room at 1 p.m. Speaker for the day will be Susan Jutras from the Community Action Program for Seniors. Her topic will be transportation available for senior citizens. The public is invited to come and hear about transportation resources available. For more information you may call president Olie LaFond at...

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