The snowbanks of Concord scavenger hunt

It snowed a little this winter. OK, it snowed a lot. But we figure you’ve got to have some fun if you’re going to survive the season with your sanity intact, so we put together this snowbank scavenger hunt. We found some of the most mountainous snowbanks in the city, and now you have to find them – for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to a Concord business of your choice. Email your answers to news@theconcordinsider.com and...

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The snowbanks of Concord scavenger hunt

It snowed a little this winter. OK, it snowed a lot. But we figure you’ve got to have some fun if you’re going to survive the season with your sanity intact, so we put together this snowbank scavenger hunt. We found some of the most mountainous snowbanks in the city, and now you have to find them – for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to a Concord business of your choice. Email your answers to <a...

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Rania the cat came all the way from Spain to her loving forever home

Listening to the scratching of paws against cat litter isn’t typically music to one’s ears. But to Cory MacEachern Ghelli and Matt Ghelli one night in November, it probably sounded like a Beethoven symphony. That’s no knock on Ludwig’s catalog of work, by the way. It’s just the Concord couple was awestruck when Rania, the tiny kitten they’d adopted, the kitten that had just flown from Spain and been driven from New York to Concord,...

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Rania the cat came all the way from Spain to her loving forever home

The cute little thing is a true survivor

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Red River won the Oscars with these Neil Patrick Harris cupcakes
Mar03

Red River won the Oscars with these Neil Patrick Harris cupcakes

Red River Theatres held their annual red carpet viewing party fundraiser during the Academy Awards last Sunday, and it was fabulous, mostly because of these tiny Neil Patrick Harrises that adorned the cupcakes on hand (each NPH meticulously cut out by former Monitor ad all-star and current Red River all-star Angie Lane).

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John Bonner turns everyday life into art in this McGowan exhibit

Wondering what this colorful exhibition hanging on the walls at McGowan Fine Art is? Well, we can help with that: It’s “Crowd Source,” a collection of recent paintings by John Bonner. The show will be up until March 27 at McGowan, which you can find at 10 Hills Ave.

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Wondering what this colorful exhibition hanging on the walls at McGowan Fine Art is? Well, we can help with that: It’s “Crowd Source,” a collection of recent paintings by John Bonner. The show will be up until March 27 at McGowan, which you can find at 10 Hills Ave.

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Raise a pinky at these fairy tea parties at the Kimby-Jenks mansion
Mar03

Raise a pinky at these fairy tea parties at the Kimby-Jenks mansion

Despite cold weather and mountainous snow, more than 20 little girls, dressed as fairies or princesses, gathered at the historic Kimball Jenkins mansion for the first ever fairy tea party last Sunday. This was the first of a series of four, leading to a final event, a Fairy Festival, scheduled for June 14, inspired by author and illustrator Tracy Kane’s award-winning Fairy House Series, which will involve building fairy houses, and a...

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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 03 Mar 2015
Mar03

Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 03 Mar 2015

Turns out Concord in winter from 6,500 feet in the air looks an awful lot like Concord in winter from right in front of your face: white. Thanks to Instagram user @watty1143 for snapping the cool photo (hopefully not while flying the airplane!) If you want your Instagram pics in the paper, just tag us with #concordinsider when you post.

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We’re starting to experience an avalanche of icicle photos
Mar03

We’re starting to experience an avalanche of icicle photos

It may have taken a couple of gentle prods from us (thankfully for you not with real icicles) but you guys are totally coming through with some sweet pictures of frozen stuff. We’ve included the shot above, which came to us anonymously from a reader, but there’s plenty more where that came from. We’ll put together a photo gallery in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, if you are so inspired and want to contribute, feel free to send...

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This Week In Concord History

March 3, 1993: The new $36.5 million federal courthouse in Concord makes the list of “pork projects” named by a citizens’ group that is a member of a coalition headed by Sen. Bob Smith. “Sen. Smith doesn’t necessarily agree with all the projects on the list,” says Smith’s spokeswoman.March 3, 1863:  To the ringing of bells, the firing of cannon and the music of bands, the Second New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Regiment is feted in...

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We asked for gingerbread destruction ideas, and boy did we get ’em
Mar03

We asked for gingerbread destruction ideas, and boy did we get ’em

We weren’t sure exactly what we were getting ourselves into when we asked you, our beloved readers, for ideas on how we could destroy our three-month-old gingerbread house (not suggested: a gentle breeze, which would probably do the trick on its brittle foundation at this point).Turns out what we’re into is a world of primitive and modern weapons of destruction.We received one suggestion that we use a trebuchet, which is a medieval...

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Missed Connections: Dunkin’ Donuts poetry and bloody prints

We at the Insider like to scour Craigslist’s Missed Connections to see if anyone in Concord wants to build an igloo for two is finding true love online. Here, presented unedited as always, are some of the best recent entries.Tall secretary – m4w – 64 (Concord)I ended up in the hospital a few weeks ago, and it was a life changing experience to say the least. I was sitting there in the ER and lord behold the view I had!...

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City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell digs a tiny cube out of the snowbank in his yard to create a safe for his valuables. But snow-based combination locks aren’t as secure as he thought, it turns out, so all his stuff gets stolen. Thankfully he forgot to lock up the city memo, so it’s still here!Students check themselvesStudents rec themselvesSports Management students from NHTI recently visited the Parks & Recreation Department...

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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 03 Mar 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 03 Mar 2015

From the era of sweet trophies and sweet overcoats comes this photo from Jim Boyle of Tommy Hardiman, coach Bill Haller and Billy Quirk after the New England Catholic Interscholastic Schoolboy basketball tourney. 

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Documentary screening at True Brew March 23

N.H. Burning man presents a documentary film, Confessions of a Burning Man, at True Brew Barista (3 Bicentennial Square) on Monday, March 23. The film will be screened from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and cost of admission is a $5 donation. After the movie, there will be a Q and A about the annual burn in Nevada and events in N.H. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

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Annual meeting, dinner for conservation district

The Merrimack County Conservation District invites you to its annual meeting and dinner on Thursday, March 19, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Cole Gardens in Concord, featuring Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss: Traditions of Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls. The night begins with social time before enjoying a true New England meal of baked ham, scalloped potatoes and baked beans, just to highlight some of the menu. Come...

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Super Stellar Friday this week at Discovery Center

There’s fun for the whole family on Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m. for Super Stellar Friday at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, when Dave McDonald, M.Ed., science educator, former Discovery Center education director and host of Concord Community TV’s popular astronomy show, “The Sky This Month,” leads March’s Super Stellar Friday. McDonald’s 7 p.m. workshop for teens focuses on some of the universe’s more strange and unusual...

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Trust scholarship fund seeking applications

Concord Hospital Trust, the philanthropic arm of Concord Hospital, announces the Concord Hospital Trust Scholarship Fund for nursing and allied health students. The fund, part of the trust’s endowments, was made possible by the generosity of Concord Hospital’s many benefactors, both past and present. Their vision was to inspire and enable students to pursue careers in the nursing and allied healthcare professions to enrich their...

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VNA to host ‘Talk Early, Talk Often’ March 18

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association is offering a free presentation “Talk Early, Talk Often” on Wednesday, March 18, from 5 to 6 p.m. at TLC Medical Day Care for Adults, 211 Loudon Road in Concord. Advance care planning is a gift you give yourself and your family. It is about doing what you can to ensure your wishes are followed if you are unable to speak for yourself or make your own decisions. While we do not like to think...

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Mandolin festival concert at music school Saturday

The 13th Annual March Mandolin Festival will take place March 6-8, at the Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall St. in Concord. This three-day event offers group lessons, jam sessions and workshops on a variety of topics, and presents two concerts, including one on the Seacoast and one in Concord. All lessons, workshops and jam sessions are sold out, but you can still go to the concerts. This year, the festival features nationally...

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Quilters guild to host March meeting Friday

Capital Quilters Guild will meet at Havenwood, 33 Christian Ave., on Friday March 13 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. All quilters and friends are welcome to attend. Adele Scott, well-known quilter and teacher, who specializes in mastery of quilting and sewing techniques, will be presenting a lecture, My Favorite Products, Tips & Techniques. Saturday Adele’s workshop “On the Edge” will demonstrate these techniques. Cost for the workshop is...

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Six-week parenting class of teens at Riverbend

Active Parenting of Teens is a free six-week workshop series at Riverbend Children’s Intervention Program at 105 Loudon Rd. Bldg. 3 in Concord. The workshop will be held Wednesday evenings, beginning March 18, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Turn the challenges of raising a teenager into opportunities for growth. Learn about teen brain development; methods for respectful discipline; skills for clear, honest communication; concrete strategies to...

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Stamp collectors to meet March 17 in Bow

The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors’ regular monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, March 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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Chamber ski day at Gunstock this Friday

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce invites members, their families and friends and the public to its annual Chamber Ski Day at Gunstock Mountain in Gilford, on Friday, March 6. The ski day starts when the lifts open at 9 a.m. and concludes with an “Après Ski” party at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $42 and can be purchased in advance on the chamber’s website. Your ticket includes skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, a...

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New arts market starts Saturday at True Brew

This year, winter’s cold has many New Hampshire residents eagerly awaiting spring. The artisans of Concord Arts Market are prepared to deliver, with an indoor, spring market featuring handmade artisan crafts and art. March marché makes its debut on March 7 and will take place on each Saturday in March at True Brew Barista in Concord. The roster of makers evolves each week, featuring some Concord Arts Market favorites as well as new...

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Concord Public Library Book of the Week

For more information about the Concord Public Library, visit concordpubliclibrary.net and visit us on Tumblr (reading-rumblr.tumblr.com and concordteens.tumblr.com) andFacebook (facebook.com/ConcordPublicLibrary).Castles in the Air: The Restoration Adventures of Two Young Optimists and a Crumbling Old MansionJudy Corbett2004, 308 pagesNonfictionIn 1995, Judy Corbett and her fiancée, Peter were looking for an old house to restore in...

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This student gallery is one you don’t want to miss

The national celebration of young artists, titled Youth Art Month, held annually during the month of March, has happened upon the city of Concord once again. Starting March 5 and continuing through April 15 the Concord School District will showcase student work from the elementary to the high school level at the Steeplegate Mall. There will be an opening reception March 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring the whole family to view the...

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