If tennis is your sport, then you should really go to this website
May12

If tennis is your sport, then you should really go to this website

There are just some sports that make more sense with a partner, or better yet, require one. And tennis is definitely one of them. Sure you could find one of those weird half courts with a wall and hit balls against it, but that really isn’t tennis. It doesn’t even have a net. But at the same time, it can be a challenge to find someone who wants to meet up for a little back and forth volleying or a three game set at one of the many...

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We traveled the world and never had to leave Rundlett Middle School

Rundlett Middle School and 21C hosted the Around The World Multicultural Day on Friday afternoon, celebrating cultures from all over the globe. There was a ton of food, a huge crowd and perfect weather.

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We traveled the world and never had to leave Rundlett Middle School

Rundlett Middle School and 21C hosted the Around The World Multicultural Day on Friday afternoon, celebrating cultures from all over the globe. There was a ton of food, a huge crowd and perfect weather.

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The East Concord Garden Club is holding a plant sale

So if you haven’t noticed, it’s pretty nice outside these days. And for many that means it’s time to get those garden beds ready for planting. You may have already thrown on those old dingy clothes and gotten your hands all dirty, or you might be smack dab in the middle of it as we speak. It all depends on your motivation, how much you did last fall and where you rank on a scale of 1-10 as a perfectionist. Nevertheless, once you’ve...

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It’s no wonder NHTI was named the top value-added school in the U.S.
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It’s no wonder NHTI was named the top value-added school in the U.S.

A report from the Brookings Institution recently had NHTI ranked as the No. 1 “value-added” school in the country, which is great news for all the dedicated students currently getting an education at the Tech. The Brookings Institution is a national think tank, which is the coolest non-military kind of tank to be, barely ahead of shark and way ahead of drunk. Since you probably don’t have access to the full Brookings report itself, we...

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Celebrate the artists of McGowan by checking out this show

McGowan Fine Art is turning 35 this year, so what better way to celebrate than with a show highlighting a bunch of the gallery’s artists. Over 70 artists have graced the walls over the years, but this isn’t a trip down memory lane; all the work is new. The exhibit runs till May 29.

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We sure do like milestones, and McGowan Fine art is having one
May12

We sure do like milestones, and McGowan Fine art is having one

Walk into McGowan Fine Art and it’s hard not to feel comfortable. The big windows in the front let in plenty of light for a warm and inviting feel, the staff is super friendly and the carpet makes it so you don’t have to tiptoe around in order to look at the collection of art that hangs on just about every wall of the gallery to avoid making a huge racket. And there’s a method to how owner Sarah Chaffee strategically places things on...

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Celebrate the artists of McGowan by checking out this show

McGowan Fine Art is turning 35 this year, so what better way to celebrate than with a show highlighting a bunch of the gallery’s artists. Over 70 artists have graced the walls over the years, but this isn’t a trip down memory lane; all the work is new. The exhibit runs till May 29.

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Rides, games and food is what you’ll find at the Kiwanis Spring Fair

If you like Ferris wheels, fried dough and ladies crashing into each other on roller skates as much as we do, then you might want to clear your calendar for this weekend. That’s because the Kiwanis Club of Concord Spring Fair returns for another year and will take over the Everett Arena grounds for four days. But this isn’t just any year – this just so happens to be the 60th year of the event. Beginning Thursday, there will be...

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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 12 May 2015
May12

Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 12 May 2015

Here we see the Goldus Domeus plant, which is native to Concord and sprouts beautiful golden domes, but only after interminable winters. Thanks to Instagram user @mr_puppet_edenwald for tagging us! You should do the same when you post – just tag us with #concordinsider and we’ll find it.

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Suncook Valley Chorale to perform this weekend

The Suncook Valley Chorale presents “Reflections on Water,” a concert of water-themed works from perse genres including classical, gospel, popular hits and Broadway favorites, Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 at 7 p.m., at the Pembroke Congregational Church at 301 Pembroke St. (Rt. 3). Our program this spring has something for everyone, and we hope you’ll join us for a wonderful evening of choral music. Tickets are $15 for adults...

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YMCA hosting family block party Friday

Join us Friday, May 15, from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. for the YMCA’s Fun Family Friday Block Party. We’re closing down the street for a night of food, inflatable slides, carnival games for the kids and more. (But don’t worry – if it rains we’ll move the fun indoors!) We expect a big crowd so please register by Thursday, May 14, at noon so that we make sure we have enough food for everyone. You do not need to be a member of the Y to take part...

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We traveled to Barb’s to check out these summery Traveler brews
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We traveled to Barb’s to check out these summery Traveler brews

Barb’s Beer Emporium held a beer tasting Thursday afternoon to introduce some summery offerings from the Traveler series, all of which include some pretty awesome mustaches on the bottles. The choices were grapefruit ale, apple ale and a lemon shandy, and while we were snapping photos the favorite among the handful of curious tasters was the grapefruit. Swing by on your own sometime and give them a try. The best part is, at your own...

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Make sure you cruise down to S&W Sports for the annual bike swap
May12

Make sure you cruise down to S&W Sports for the annual bike swap

The seventh annual Concord Area Bike Swap is set for May 16 and 17, and the people at the Central New Hampshire Bicycling Coalition are so excited about it, they’re quoting JFK. These famous John F. Kennedy words – “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike” – are part of the Facebook event page for the weekend sale. JFK would definitely have been a fan of this event, and you should be, too. You can find a ton of funky,...

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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) and Facebook (facebook.com/ConcordPublicLibrary). Confessions Kanae Minato 2014, 240 pages Fiction Due to the death of her 4-year-old daughter, middle school teacher Yuko Moriguchi has resigned her position. But before she leaves her students for the last time, she has one...

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Volunteers sought for library projects

Concord Public Library is accepting applications for volunteers interested in hosting and videoing programs and hanging publicity posters for library events in area businesses. Applications are available at the library or on our website, onconcord.com/library. The deadline to apply is May 21 at noon.

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Spring Fling at United Church of Penacook

United Church of Penacook will hold their indoor/outdoor Spring Fling on May 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Twenty-three crafters and vendors will offer handmade crafts, attic treasures and gently used items, and baked goods. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds support the food pantry and the Open Door Community Kitchen. Visit ucpnh.org for directions.

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‘It’ screening at Red River with live music

A film that helped define an era returns to the big screen in May at Red River Theatres. It (1927), a romantic comedy that came to epitomize the jazz age of the 1920s, will be screened with live music Friday, May 15, at 7 p.m. at Red River Theatres, 11 S. Main St. It tells the story of a shop girl who sets her sights on the handsome and wealthy boss of the department store where she works. The two are from completely different parts...

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Stamp collectors to meet May 19 in Bow

The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors’ regular monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, May 19, 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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This Week In Concord History

May 12, 2003: The Concord City Council continues its green-tinged track record when it approves a plan to conserve 28 acres of land near Walker State Forest. The decision comes two weeks after a lengthy debate over whether the city should encourage housing developments or preservation projects deadlocked the council and left a group of tree-loving neighbors wondering what to do next. May 12, 2002: Democratic gubernatorial candidates...

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Open house for Camp Mowkawogan May 23

The Concord Family YMCA is hosting an open house for prospective campers to Camp Mowkawogan, the Y’s day camp in its new location at Camp Spaulding in Penacook. Parents and campers can come to the open house Saturday, May 23, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Camp Spaulding, located at 210 Bog Road in Penacook. Register by emailing Sonia Wilks at swilks@concordymca.org or visit the Y’s website, concordymca.org, to downlaod a full brochure and...

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Bach’s Lunch to feature music school faculty

On May 14, three Concord Community Music School faculty members will present a concert of music by 20th-century composers whose work showcased the beauty of reed instruments in the latest Bach’s Lunch Series. Stefani Burk, Stephanie Ratté Jenkins and Maria Isaak will collaborate to perform music for oboe, clarinet and bassoon. The program will include the by turns contemplative and playful Suite pour Trio d’Anches by Polish-born...

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Stuffed peppers, apple crisp highlight dinner

Grace Episcopal Church/Merrill Park, located at 30 Eastman St., is hosting its monthly supper Friday, May 15, from 5 to 6 p.m. Our May Friday supper features stuffed peppers, corn, rolls and apple crisp for 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. Contact...

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Mother, Daughter and Friends banquet May 19

The Bow Mills United Methodist Women, 505 South St., Bow, will hold its annual Mother, Daughter and Friends banquet on May 19. Beginning at 6 p.m., the entertainment will feature The Electric Praise Band from Wesley UMC, followed by a tribute to Mothers, Daughters, Friends. Following the evening’s program, everyone will have the opportunity to enjoy a scrumptious dinner and dessert hosted by the United Methodist Men. Cost is $8, $4...

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Wisdom potluck at Mill Brook Gallery Wednesday

Wednesday’s Wisdom Pot Luck will be held May 13 at 6 p.m. at Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden at 236 Hopkinton Road. All are welcome to listen to speakers Lisa Gray, Sarah Heimann and Ann Saunderson. The three artists from the North Country Studio Workshops will give a short talk and demonstration about their artwork. Wednesday’s Wisdom Pot Luck is sponsored by Kimball Jenkins Community Art School and Mill Brook Gallery...

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Celebrate Preservation Month by sharing images

To help celebrate May as Preservation Month, the N.H. Division of Historical Resources is asking Granite Staters to share images of their favorite New Hampshire historical places online. “My New Hampshire” will include images of historic buildings and structures, residential neighborhoods, downtowns, historic or rural landscapes and archaeological sites. In addition to the images, photographers are asked to provide the photo’s...

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Applications open for teacher business grants

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce announces that applications for this year’s Chamber Business Grants for Teachers are now being accepted. Through the Business Grants for Teachers program, the chamber gives grants to teachers who have developed innovative teaching programs in capital-area schools. Recipients must demonstrate to the committee that their projects fit a specific educational need, are unique to their respective...

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City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell puts on his red, white and blue headband and ’80s basketball shorts and blares the Rocky theme before sitting down to write the city memo as fast as he possibly can. We could barey keep up! Santa is totally real! And he won a thing Michael Santa, code administrator for the city of Concord, was named the Conference Honoree at the Eastern States Building Officials Federation’s annual educational...

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‘Mindful Grieving’ to be offered by Concord VNA

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association is offering a bereavement program “Mindful Grieving” Wednesdays, May 27, June 3 and June 10 at the Heights Community Center, 14 Canterbury Road in Concord. All sessions are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. These sessions teach mindfulness as a path that honors, transforms and helps to heal grief. They are open to anyone who is living with grief following the loss of a loved one. Pre-registration is...

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