These SPS Cyclists rode 3,835 miles in 47 days for Ride 2 Recovery

It’s probably safe to say we’ve all ridden a bike. Whether it be as a kid to the local park, in college to get around campus or merely as a form of exercise. Although most of us probably can’t and never will be able to raise our hands when the question of ‘have you ever ridden your bike across the United States?’ comes up. We find it hard to believe that group is very large. But after last Tuesday, you can add seven students from St....

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Rock On Fest is coming to White Park

White Park is a great place to hang out. With a basketball court, athletic fields and a pool, it’s been a popular summer destination for years. And you can’t forget about the skating pond and sledding hill in the winter. But this is about the warm months, and if you add in music, food and a high school basketball tournament, there won’t be a better place in the city to bring yourself on Aug. 15. Did we also mention there will be...

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Over the course of 47 days, seven students from St. Paul’s School biked 3,835 miles from Anacortes, Wash. to Portsmouth, raising close to $125,000 for Ride 2 Recovery.

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The Concord 250 party doesn’t end with next week’s celebration
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The Concord 250 party doesn’t end with next week’s celebration

As you will soon see, assuming that you keep reading this edition of the Insider (which we highly recommend), Concord 250 is stepping up it’s game starting Monday with a week-long celebration. While the group dedicated to keeping the birthday party going for New Hampshire’s state capital has been doing quite a job so far, this is by far the most work that will be put in. When you hit 250, it’s really got to be “go big or go home.” It...

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Rosemary Conroy sure does have a way of painting animals

The Jill C. Wilson Gallery at Kimball-Jenkins is home to an acrylic exhibit by Rosemary Conroy. You’ll find various species of wildlife captured by Conroy’s brush strokes that will surely appeal to the animal lover in you. The exhibit will run through Aug. 28, with gallery hours taking place Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Rosemary Conroy sure does have a way of painting animals

The Jill C. Wilson Gallery at Kimball-Jenkins is home to an acrylic exhibit by Rosemary Conroy. You’ll find various species of wildlife captured by Conroy’s brush strokes that will surely appeal to the animal lover in you. The exhibit will run through Aug. 28, with gallery hours taking place Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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These pictures from the St. Paul’s bikers are worth a thousand pedals

The St. Paul’s students who biked across the country to raise money for Ride 2 Recovery clearly didn’t enjoy themselves at all (**sarcasm**). Thankfully they blogged about the whole trip. Here are some photo highlights.

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The St. Paul’s students who biked across the country to raise money for Ride 2 Recovery clearly didn’t enjoy themselves at all (**sarcasm**). Thankfully they blogged about the whole trip. Here are some photo highlights.

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You might notice some familiar places in Peter Coe’s work

If you walk around the Carolyn Jenkins Gallery (also known as the Carriage House) at Kimball-Jenkins you’ll see that Peter Coe likes to paint things that you’ll see just about any day you take a drive around Concord. The exhibit is on display through Aug. 28.

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You might notice some familiar places in Peter Coe’s work

If you walk around the Carolyn Jenkins Gallery (also known as the Carriage House) at Kimball-Jenkins you’ll see that Peter Coe likes to paint things that you’ll see just about any day you take a drive around Concord. The exhibit is on display through Aug. 28.

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This Week In Concord History

Aug. 4, 2002: In their first-ever playoff appearance, the Concord Quarry Dogs’ eke out s 2-1 win in the bottom of the ninth over Mill City, the Monitor reports.Aug. 4, 1862: Gen. Oliver O. Howard of Maine and Col. Edward E. Cross of Lancaster, both wounded at the recent Battle of Fair Oaks, are among the speakers at a war recruiting meeting in Concord. The Patriot will report that the speeches were “able and eloquent” with the...

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City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell celebrates the birthday of the city memo by jamming 250 candles into it and lighting them all. He’s so winded from blowing them out that he passes out, but thankfully he mumbles the new memo in his stupor. Here it is!Are you ready for some . . . Bleachers? We hope soThe Doane Diamond press box at Memorial Field was completely renovated last spring, and now Concord General Services’ Public Properties...

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You’re invited to Concord’s 250th birthday party
Aug04

You’re invited to Concord’s 250th birthday party

In case you missed the memo, along with all the cool events happening since the start of 2015, we’re here to let you in on a little secret.Concord is in the midst of celebrating its 250th year, and while that may be pretty old in human years, it’s just what happens to a city. The people come and go, but the buildings, roads and history just keep plugging along.And even though it’s customary to give gifts when celebrating a birthday,...

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Fundraising sought for John Winant statue

Fundraising has begun for a statue and plaza to memorialize John Gilbert Winant, whose many roles included governor of New Hampshire and ambassador to England during World War II. The memorial, a bronze statue of Winant with his coat over his arm and hat in hand, inviting passersby to sit on a park bench and spend some time with him, will be located in front of the New Hampshire State Library at 20 Park St. Prior to serving as N.H....

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O’Neil named director of resource development

Granite United Way is pleased to announce that Rachel O’Neil has joined the organization as Director of Resource Development. She will focus her efforts on strengthening the Merrimack County region of Granite United Way. She will lead Granite United Way’s fundraising efforts in Merrimack County. Last year the Merrimack County campaign raised a record breaking $2.2 million. O’Neil will also play a key role in the administering the New...

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Express Admissions Day at NHTI Aug. 12

On Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in Sweeney Hall, NHTI will offer its annual midsummer Express Admissions Day. On this day, prospective students will have the opportunity to complete their entire admissions process in a single day. The college’s normal $20 application fee will also be waived. Students will start by filling out an application, and then meet with an admissions counselor and/or academic advisor to develop a...

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Building Wells in Africa presentation in Bow

On Saturday, Aug. 8, there will be a presentation entitled, Building Wells in Africa, with Paul Adams at Bow Mills UMC, 505 South St., Bow. Adams resigned as a Department Director at the University of Illinois in order to do social work, primarily in Africa. He is sponsored by the Marian Medical Mission, a mission project of the Marian (Illinois) United Methodist Church. This mission has built over 10,000 pure water wells, each for a...

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Discover Downtown sidewalk sale Aug. 8

Summer vacation may be coming to a close, but not summer fun! On Saturday, Aug. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., join family, friends and fellow shoppers in downtown Concord, and enjoy more than a mile of savings with the Discover Downtown Happy Birthday Sidewalk Sale. The downtown-wide sidewalk sale will help kick off Concord’s 250th birthday celebration week. Shoppers will find a fun and festive shopping day throughout downtown Concord,...

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Whit Symmes Trio to play music on the lawn

Live Music on the Lawn series at the Concord Public Library closes out it’s season Aug. 11 with a lively evening of jazz with the Whit Symmes Trio. This year we’re closing Prince Street and bringing local food vendors for a festive block party atmosphere! Bring the whole family for free entertainment, affordable and tasty treats and all the library has to offer, too. Bring your own chair or blanket!

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Concord Public Library Book of the Week

For more information about the Concord Public Library, visit concordpubliclibrary.net. We’re also on Tumblr (reading-rumblr.tumblr.com and concordteens.tumblr.com), Facebook (facebook.com/ConcordPublicLibrary) and Instagram.Still Life: A Three Pines MysteryDirector, Peter Moss2014, 88-minute DVDFictionAre you a fan of Canadian author Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Armand Gamache? Did you know that the first Three Pines mystery, Still...

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There’s a Janet Ulbrich original bib chilling over in Cambridge now
Aug04

There’s a Janet Ulbrich original bib chilling over in Cambridge now

There’s a little piece of Concord that could be collecting royal drool at this very moment, thanks to Janet Ulbrich. The resourceful Ulbrich crafted a bib for Princesse Charlotte and mailed it all the way to the Royal Family in England this spring, and she recently received an official response – a delightful thank you. This isn’t Ulbrich’s first royal bib rodeo, though. And she’s learned from past missteps. She sent a similar bib...

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