Annual South Church garden tour June 27

South Church is pleased to announce this spring’s sixth annual garden tour, entitled “Beyond the Garden Gate, Tour of Special Gardens,” which will be held on Saturday, June 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (rain or shine). Special gardens in Concord and Bow will participate in the tour. Proceeds will support local Concord community organizations, particularly those that deal with the issues of hunger and homelessness, as well as...

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Brady teacher recognized
Jun02

Brady teacher recognized

The New Hampshire Society of Professional Engineers announced that Suzy Seagroves of Bishop Brady High School was awarded by the N.H. Joint Committee of Engineering Societies with the S.T.E.M. Excellence in Teaching Award at the High School level. The Joint Committee was comprised of NHSPE, ASCE-NH, SENH, ITE-NH, IEEE-NH, ACEC-NH, SWE-NH, as well as the University of New Hampshire College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, the N.H....

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Tim threw a couple shots at the speed bag and actually hit it
Jun02

Tim threw a couple shots at the speed bag and actually hit it

It looks easy enough. For years, before every major match-up we’ve seen boxers strike the speed bag with utter ease. It’s either one hand over and over again or a smooth rotation back and forth between left and right jabs. It can’t be that hard, can it? The bag is of adequate size and doesn’t have that much room to go very far. It shouldn’t be too difficult to find a rhythm and keep that little red bag moving with authority. Well, at...

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Concord Public Library Book of the Week

For more information about the Concord Public Library, visit concordpubliclibrary.net, visit us on Tumblr at reading-rumblr.tumblr.com and concordteens.tumblr.com, and also visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/ConcordPublicLibrary.How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian LifeRuth Goodman2014, 458 pagesNonfictionIn 1850, William Thackery coined the term “the great unwashed,” which quickly came to describe the Victorian...

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We bobbed and weaved through Title Boxing Club

Title Boxing Club opened its doors May 11, and you should walk through them – there’s a ton of awesome fitness opportunities in there.

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We bobbed and weaved through Title Boxing Club

No wonder it’s one of the coolest new fitness joints in town – we worked up a sweat just watching a class

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Get in on the N.H. Association for the Blind’s Walk For Sight action
Jun02

Get in on the N.H. Association for the Blind’s Walk For Sight action

If you and some of your friends want to take part in the N.H. Association for the Blind’s upcoming 3K Walk for Sight, it would actually be rather fitting – because the event began 12 years ago as more of a pursuit of buddies than moneys. “What we’ve said in the last couple of years is that it started off as a friendraiser, and it turned into a fundraiser,” said Mary Chase, event coordinator and development manager at the Association....

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This week in Concord history

June 2, 2002: The Concord Quarry Dogs are trickling into town, ready for a sophomore season organizers hope will capture as many hearts and mitts as did last year’s honeymoon, the Monitor reports. Last year, the city gave its Q-puppies unconditional love, even as the New England Collegiate Baseball League team slipped to the bottom of its pision. This summer, Concord Baseball Association members are trying to set up another summer...

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The only thing you’ll get hit with at Title Boxing Club is the fitness bug
Jun02

The only thing you’ll get hit with at Title Boxing Club is the fitness bug

It’s noon on a Wednesday, and the music is pumping inside the recently opened Title Boxing Club in the Capitol Shopping Plaza on Storrs Street. And when we say pumping, we mean the people trying to pick out shoes in Payless next door could probably hear the words loud and clear – along with the voice of head trainer Paul Gaffney. Gaffney is pushing his group of six kickboxers to push through the pain and tiredness that the non-stop 60...

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Aerospacefest June 13 at Discovery Center

On Saturday, June 13, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host Aerospacefest 2015, a fun festival filled with engaging science and engineering activities, film premiere, real astronauts, live animal shows and much more. The event will mark the 25th anniversary of the Discovery Center, founded as the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium. Special guest will be NASA Astronaut Rick Linnehan, who will speak on living and working in space...

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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 02 Jun 2015
Jun02

Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 02 Jun 2015

Who said you can’t teach an old dog new geneology research techniques? Someone who didn’t know stuff, that’s who. Because this is Lily, the Concord Public Library’s reading dog (she is part of the library’s Paws for Pages program as a therapy dog) brushing up a bit on her own geneology during a break at work. Thanks for the pic, @concordnhlibrary! Don’t forget to tag us when you post, readers – it’s #concordinsider. We’ll find the...

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Road Warrior Ride to make stop in Concord

The Road Warrior Foundation is hosting an event that will bring eight wounded veterans cross country on Can-Am Spyder Roadster RTs, from Valcourt, Canada to Key West, Fla. from June 5-12. The Road Warriors will be arriving in Concord with a welcome rally being planned for Friday, June 5, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Courtyard Concord. This epic 2,000-mile event, called the Road Warrior Ride, will take eight days to complete and serve as an...

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Girls iguana have fun – Tue, 02 Jun 2015
Jun02

Girls iguana have fun – Tue, 02 Jun 2015

Super cute kids wearing identical shirts alert! Leah and Sarah Burke of Bedford get hugs from Lil’ Iguana outside Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt before last Thursday’s Rock n’ Race in Concord. Based in Nashua, Lil’ Iguana’s Children’s Safety Foundation is a non-profit organization that uses prevention programs to keep children safe from abduction, sexual abuse, child predators and serious accidental injuries in an effort to have children...

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VNA’s ‘Spirituality and Faith’ program Monday

Concord Regional VNA is offering a free presentation “Spirituality & Faith at End of Life” Monday, June 8, from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at United Church of Penacook, Penacook Community Center Senior Program, 21 Merrimack St. When someone we loved dies, it is inevitable that questions of faith and spirituality arise. For some faith is challenged, for some it is dashed, for some it is a comfort, and for some it is a new exploration. Join...

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Ken Harvey uses his camera to capture some breathtaking views

The Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests (54 Portsmouth St.) is currently home to an exhibit of Merrimack photographer Ken Harvey’s work from his many travels. The selection of 21 photographs will be up through June 26.

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Ken Harvey uses his camera to capture some breathtaking views

The Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests (54 Portsmouth St.) is currently home to an exhibit of Merrimack photographer Ken Harvey’s work from his many travels. The selection of 21 photographs will be up through June 26.

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If you’re looking for a motivating workout, meet Paul Gaffney
Jun02

If you’re looking for a motivating workout, meet Paul Gaffney

Paul Gaffney is the head trainer at the recently opened Title Boxing Club in the Capitol Shopping Plaza, and also just so happens to moonlight as a mixed martial arts fighter. So last week, we sat down with Gaffney (where no ring was in walking distance in case he had the inclinations to show off some moves) to ask him a few questions about his role as a trainer and the life of a MMA fighter.What made you want to become an MMA...

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When we heard tiger was on the golf course, we didn’t expect Digger
Jun02

When we heard tiger was on the golf course, we didn’t expect Digger

Digger may be a tiger, but he’s no Tiger Woods. Actually, he kind of is – they’ve both won the same amount of important golf tournaments in the last seven years or so. Maybe Mr. Woods should try rocking a neon vest when he’s on the course; it seemed to work for Digger, who performed well –”under par, obviously,” according to Alex McIntire of Louis Karno & Co. He was there to promote the Red, White and Blue tournament over...

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Did reader Jane Miner find proof in Concord that we’re not alone?
Jun02

Did reader Jane Miner find proof in Concord that we’re not alone?

Jane Miner and company were birding at Horseshoe Pond recently when they stumbled upon this scene, which is pretty clearly evidence of alien life, if you ask us. She agreed. Well, maybe. Either that or the circus was in town when nobody was looking. “What do you think it is?” Miner asked via email. “Our theories are: an alien space vehicle or a really, really big elephant. I think an investigation by the Insiders is in order.” If by...

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Copoco is a hidden gem in Concord, but not after you read this

Psst, we’ve got a little secret for you. Actually, some people call it one of the best-kept secrets in Concord, but it won’t be for long once you keep reading. Anyway, if you’ve ever been driving along Little Pond Road, say between Thackeray and Fisk roads, and either not paying attention to the road (which is extremely frowned upon), or just daydreaming in the passenger seat, you’ve probably caught a quick glimpse of what looks like...

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Copoco is a hidden gem in Concord, but not after you read this

It’s got a pool, tennis courts and tether ball

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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 02 Jun 2015
Jun02

Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 02 Jun 2015

This photo depicts Concord when it was originally constructed using only those tiny Monopoly houses as models for buildings. It’s actually a shot of the Abbot and Downing grounds, circa 1920. Thanks to reader Earl Burroughs for the photo and to Monopoly for that awesome dude with the cane and sweet, sweet mustache.

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City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell makes the city memo chase chickens through the backyard, drink raw eggs and run up the steps of the State House to the sound of motivational music. When it gets to the top, it jumps up and down and shouts out in excitement. Turns out it’s yelling this week’s memo!You down with opp?Nope, just our ownThe Public Properties Division of the General Services Department has been very busy maintaining the...

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Concord Area Transit joining ‘Dump the Pump’

With the continued fluctuation of gas prices, Concord Area Transit (CAT) announced that it will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the 10th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 18 and offer free rides. The slogan of this year’s National Dump the Pump Day is “Dump the Pump. Ride Public Transit.” Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2015 National...

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VNA’s ‘Remembering Our Fathers’ program June 16

Concord Regional VNA is offering “Remembering Our Fathers” on Tuesday, June 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Concord Regional VNA Hospice House, 240 Pleasant St. in Concord. As Father’s Day approaches, join us to support and encourage one another. Connect with others who are facing Father’s Day without their fathers and learn ways of coping with your loss. We encourage you to bring along a photo of your father, as we set aside time to honor...

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