Turns out toe jam isn’t all that bad for you, especially in band form

The Toe Jam Puppet Band brought their grooving tunes to the Concord Library last week, complete with a bubble machine, dirty laundry and hula hoops for all.

Read More

Turns out toe jam isn’t all that bad for you, especially in band form

The Toe Jam Puppet Band brought their grooving tunes to the Concord Library last week, complete with a bubble machine, dirty laundry and hula hoops for all.

Read More
Skye Reese dines on Cornell grub and Skype’s her friend’s boyfriend
Aug19

Skye Reese dines on Cornell grub and Skype’s her friend’s boyfriend

Concord High School junior Skye Reese spent part of her summer at the Curie Academy of Engineering at Cornell University in Ithica, N.Y., which we thought was awesome, so we caught up with Skye via email now that she’s back in the 603. How did you get connected with the Marie Curie program? My mom actually got me connected to the program. I knew I wanted to do some sort of engineering camp this summer, so my mom went online and...

Read More

We like to think of Johann Busch as the local master of reflections

Johann (Hanz) Busch is the latest artist to fill the walls of the NHTI library, displaying a mixture of his digital art and photography. Busch’s work is something that needs to be seen firsthand to truly appreciate, and you’re in luck because the exhibit will be up through Aug. 29.

Read More

Adventure shopping

Read More

We like to think of Johann Busch as the local master of reflections

Johann (Hanz) Busch is the latest artist to fill the walls of the NHTI library, displaying a mixture of his digital art and photography. Busch’s work is something that needs to be seen firsthand to truly appreciate, and you’re in luck because the exhibit will be up through Aug. 29.

Read More
Corey Mitchell is building a salsa empire right under your noses
Aug19

Corey Mitchell is building a salsa empire right under your noses

If you can read (which we assume all of you can), it won’t be hard to figure out what Corey Mitchell puts in his homemade salsas and dips. He puts the ingredients right on the labels. But Mitchell spent years perfecting his recipes and knows it won’t be easy to replicate his line of Mitchell’s Fresh products. “Anybody can try and copy it, they just won’t have our special touch,” Mitchell said. With a product line that features eight...

Read More

We did your back to school shopping for you

Well, we didn’t actually buy you anything. But we did spend the afternoon downtown to prove that you can get just about anything you need from local merchants on Main Street so you can avoid rabid seas of big box shoppers

Read More

We did your back to school shopping for you

Well, we didn’t actually buy you anything. But we did spend the afternoon downtown to prove that you can get just about anything you need from local merchants on Main Street so you can avoid rabid seas of big box shoppers

Read More
Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 19 Aug 2014
Aug19

Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 19 Aug 2014

Instagram user @unbelievabilly claims he was just riding by Horseshoe Pond when he captured this shot of a magical sunset, but we think that’s just what the aliens who came down on that impossibly straight beam of light programmed him to say after they took him up in their spaceship for awhile. We know you take awesome Instagram photos, too, and we want to see ‘em – just tag us with #concordinsider when you post.

Read More
You didn’t think we’d duck the ALS ice bucket challenge, did you?
Aug19

You didn’t think we’d duck the ALS ice bucket challenge, did you?

We love a good challenge. Whether it has to do with eating large quantities of food in a short amount of time, playing an NBA legend in H or trying to recreate a semi-famous painting, we’re always down to try something new. So when our phones fell silent last week (since none of you called), we decided to issue the ALS ice bucket challenge to ourselves.  Because let’s be completely honest here folks, how can you say no to getting...

Read More
There’s only one flo and one rida – Tue, 19 Aug 2014
Aug19
Read More

Missed Connections: Seeking a lil’ hispanic guy with tats, and a classy lady

We at the Insider like to scour Craigslist’s Missed Connections to see if anyone in Concord saw us protesting in only our Market Basket apron is finding true love online. Here, presented unedited as always, are some of the best recent entries. Jewelers Workbench – m4m – 46 (Concord) You fixed my watches and put batteries in them. Damn you are really a cutie. Hope you see this and we could go have a coffee or something. You...

Read More

This Week In Concord History

Aug. 19, 1863: With the Union armies in need of more soldiers, Concord takes part in the draft. Of 924 names placed in a turning wheel, the city’s quota of 277 is drawn. The city will pay each man a bonus of $300. Aug. 19, 1875: Birth of H. Maitland Barnes, who will grow up to be choirmaster and organist at St. Paul’s Church in Concord. He will also start the custom of singing Christmas carols to prison inmates and hospital patients...

Read More

For Joe Ossoff, spending the summer in the N-Y-C was as easy as 1-2-3

When school gets out for summer break, most kids run fast and away, dreading the return to mind-numbing science and math classes. They go to the beach, seek gainful employment or spend time with their friends. You also probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that they spend their time binge watching Netflix. But, you might be surprised to learn that some students actually stay in school. No, we don’t mean “I failed freshman biology”...

Read More
Mary Chagnon crosses ‘operate heavy machinery’ off her bucket list
Aug19

Mary Chagnon crosses ‘operate heavy machinery’ off her bucket list

Most people’s bucket list doesn’t include an actual bucket. Not so for Mary Chagnon, a resident at Havenwood Heritage Heights who at 86 years young jumped into an excavator and dumped a couple bucket loads of dirt on the ground Friday morning. Chagnon was playing bridge with a friend not too long ago when she overheard the construction taking place as part of the community’s expansion project, and it lit something of a fire under her....

Read More
Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 19 Aug 2014
Aug19

Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 19 Aug 2014

We’re going back to school and old school at the same time with this photo. Hopefully that doesn’t mean we have twice as much homework! Reader Earl Burroughs tells us this is Cogswell Kindergarten, which has since been replaced at the same location by the fire station at the corner of Broadway and West Street. We don’t know exactly how old the photo is, but it’s definitely older than the coffee stain in the corner.

Read More

City briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell paints his Hot Wheels yellow and black and cruises through the neighborhood asking kids if they want to get on his school bus. We lined up all the restraining orders he got, and they spell out a city memo! What, no my space? Get free stuff online Concord General Services is now on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+, Aspell writes. Unfortunately, the department is not on Tinder yet, as far as we...

Read More
You should be mindful of this Capital Area Wellness Coalition column
Aug19

You should be mindful of this Capital Area Wellness Coalition column

Those of us of a certain age grew up with the short story of Walter Mitty as eighth grade required reading. Do you remember? He was that hapless dreamer in James Thurber’s short story who spent most of his time escaping into fantasies of glory and adventure. Every now and then, something would snap him out of his mental travels, bringing him back to the there-and-then of his 1930s life. For those of you who never watched Father Knows...

Read More

Pedaling for Payson slated for Sept. 13

On Sept. 13, join cycling enthusiasts from around the state at the 9th annual Pedaling for Payson fundraising event to raise funds to support the Gene Gillis Fund at Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care. The fund supports Payson Center patients in need with any out-of-pocket expenses associated with their treatment in hopes of improving their quality of life and perhaps eliminating one of the many uncertainties they face....

Read More

Old Home Day Saturday in Pembroke/Allenstown

Pembroke and Allenstown Old Home Day is slated for Aug. 23, beginning at 9 a.m. with the Amoskeag Strummers in downtown Suncook. The parade starts in Allenstown at 10 a.m. and continues down Main Street to Broadway and Pleasant Streets, ending at Memorial Field in Pembroke. All day activities include a 9-hole mini golf course, kids games, arts and crafts area, raffles, hay rides, a bouncy house and slide, live entertainment on two...

Read More

Living fully with chronic illness program Aug. 27

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association is offering a free presentation “Quality Counts – Living Fully With Chronic Illness” on Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to noon at Concord Recreation Senior Program, 14 Canterbury Road. If you or someone you care for is living with chronic illness, you know the day to day realities of managing the disease and balancing your life can be challenging. Discover both physical and emotional approaches to...

Read More

YMCA to host 17th annual triathlon Sept. 7

Are you tough enough to Tri Clough? Join the Concord Family YMCA on Sept. 7 for the 17th annual Tough at Clough Triathlon. This family-friendly event will feature both an adult pision (swim .5-mile, bike 14 miles, run 3 miles), as well as a youth pision (swim 125 yards, bike 2 miles, run .5 mile). Welcoming to beginners and youth/junior triathletes, but still challenging enough to experienced triathletes, the course is a calm,...

Read More

Grant awarded for hospital arts program

Concord Hospital Therapeutic Arts and Activities Services (TAAS) has been awarded a grant of $3,765 for an innovative program entitled, “Using the Arts to Support Families During Cancer Treatment.” The grant was awarded by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. The funded project includes: Art With Heart, a monthly expressive art support group for children of cancer patients; Infuse It with Music, live therapeutic music provided...

Read More

Ready to Learn fair at Rundlett Middle School

Rundlett Middle School is hosting its Ready to Learn fair for students Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school. The fair will be on a first come first serve basis and will include free haircuts, backpacks, school supplies, immunizations, toiletries, snacks and gently used clothing, as well as information from saving people smiles and N.H. healthy families.

Read More

Small business and nonprofit workshops

Small businesses and nonprofits seem to be experiencing much of the same confusion and frustration in using social media to market their companies or organizations. How can such platforms be used to catch the attention of customers and supporters to get their message or products out to the public? What strategies can be used to build loyalty? One answer just might be the use of video. Imagine posting video clips on your website and on...

Read More

Spots open for Girls Inc. after school program

Enrollment for Girls Inc. Concord’s After School Program is now open. Girls Inc. is located at the Green Street Community Center at 39 Green St. and is open to girls ages 6 and up. Girls are picked up by buses every day after school and brought to the centers where they are free to engage in a variety of different classes, learn to take leadership roles, improve their health and fitness, further their education and have the...

Read More

CRVNA to offer Walk-In Wednesday on Aug. 27

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association offers Walk-In Wednesday Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at Concord Recreation Senior Program, 14 Canterbury Road. Walk-In Wednesday is held on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the same time. Walk-In Wednesday is an opportunity to get your questions answered. A Concord Regional VNA team member is available to meet with people inpidually regarding their specific concerns. Whether it is...

Read More

Farm energy efficiency workshop at Carter Hill

Looking for ways to save energy on the farm? Interested in programs that may assist you in making your operation more energy efficient? Come see what farms in Merrimack County have done. Merrimack County Conservation District will sponsor four workshops in August showcasing farm energy efficiency practices. Energy auditors will be available to discuss their recommendations. Producers will be available to discuss the pros and cons of...

Read More

Concord Public Library Book of the week

For more information about the Concord Public Library, visit concord publiclibrary.net. Mirror Sight Kristen Britain 2014, 784 pages Fiction Finding a book that you really enjoy is wonderful, but finding a series is even better, as it allows you to see characters grow and follow their adventures through many plot twists and turns. The Green Rider fantasy series is one such series, and Mirror Sight is the fifth installment of this...

Read More

Our Newspaper Family Includes:

Copyright 2018 The Concord Insider - Privacy Policy - Copyright