Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 14 Apr 2015
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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 14 Apr 2015

This awesome dude was photographed by Instagram user @starryeyedandrestless outside of Castro’s Back Room, where he stands watch over Depot Street. We salute you and your weird wooden chest, Indian guy!

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We destroyed the gingerbread house again – this time as Peeps
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We destroyed the gingerbread house again – this time as Peeps

You know us, we never pass up the opportunity to try something new. So when we heard the library was hosting a Peeps diorama contest, we had to be a part of it. Well, we at least had to build a diorama for ourselves to help decorate the office, especially after blowing up the gingerbread house with a cannon. And since the library wanted to see a recreated scene from your favorite movie or book, we had to use the cannon shoot. It is,...

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Concord sure is doing the whole green thing

Efficiency abounds in our fair city, and we learned about some of the coolest components of local buildings

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Concord sure is doing the whole green thing

Efficiency abounds in our fair city, and we learned about some of the coolest components of local buildings

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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 14 Apr 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 14 Apr 2015

Concord is celebrating a pretty important birthday this year, so we figured we’d give it a present – a picture from when it was way younger. Seriously, who among us wouldn’t like to look 50 years younger? Definitely not that lady in the back of the Concord Coach on this poster from the city’s Bicentennial celebration. She could use a lesson or two in packing light (that’s a lot of stuff to have bouncing around on the roof) and looking...

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Kari Moe Zwick is pretty crafty – just look at her work for proof

If you’ve ever gone into Dos Amigos for a burrito, a taco or to get the autograph of Will Richmond, who was once dubbed our Amigo of the Week, then you’ve probably seen some funky collections of art hanging on the Main Street restaurant’s walls. Well, this Kari Moe Zwick exhibit definitely falls into that category. Zwick’s mission (found clearly printed on her business card) is to help convert folks to leading a crafty life and help...

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Kari Moe Zwick is pretty crafty – just look at her work for proof

If you’ve ever gone into Dos Amigos for a burrito, a taco or to get the autograph of Will Richmond, who was once dubbed our Amigo of the Week, then you’ve probably seen some funky collections of art hanging on the Main Street restaurant’s walls. Well, this Kari Moe Zwick exhibit definitely falls into that category. Zwick’s mission (found clearly printed on her business card) is to help convert folks to leading a crafty life and help...

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These St. Paul’s students are about to bike across the entire country
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These St. Paul’s students are about to bike across the entire country

When the calendar hits June, most high school students can’t wait for a break. You know the whole “no more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks” kind of thing. Summer vacations are supposed to mean trips to the beach, sleeping late and maybe, if necessary, working a part-time job to make just enough money so you don’t have to hit up mom and dad for spending cash. Oh, the good old days. But apparently somebody forgot...

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A teacher and a teen are tearing up the blues scene

Not exactly sure where or when Erik “Fingers” Ray (also known as Mr. Gustafson to his students at Bishop Brady) and Concord High School senior, Delanie Pickering, met. May have been at an open mic night in Bow or Boscawen. Probably Concord. But when they met, well, something was immediate. The connection was undeniable. Couple years back, the quiet kid had been dipping into a bunch of old blues records left around the house by someone...

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It’s spring in N.H. and that means one thing – pothole season
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It’s spring in N.H. and that means one thing – pothole season

There are just certain things that make you think of spring around these parts. Warmer temperatures, the disappearance of snow piles and brown lawns. But we can’t forget about the constant reminder every time we drive down the road. Yes, we’re talking about potholes, and it seems like every year there’s more and more of those shock killing, alignment changing buggers popping up – or technically down, now that we think of it. With 220...

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Every woman’s dream prom – one without men – returns to Concord
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Every woman’s dream prom – one without men – returns to Concord

Ladies! Here’s your chance to get all glammed up and dance the night away – all for a great cause. After an online vote, Friends Youth Mentoring was named the beneficiary of the 3rd Annual Concord Mom Prom, which will take place May 15 at the Holiday Inn. Tickets are $40 and available at OutFITters on South Main Street or online at concordmomprom.com. What’s quickly becoming the Capital Region’s premiere girls’ night out, the Concord...

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Meet a few of the Concord groups at the head of the efficiency pack
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Meet a few of the Concord groups at the head of the efficiency pack

You don’t even have to set foot inside the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests building on Portsmouth Street to come face to face with the organization’s approach to efficiency and environmental awareness. There’s a bike rack hanging on the exterior wall of one building wing, and even though the day we visited featured measurable snow in April (we’re collecting money to relocate everyone in Concord to Key West, if you...

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This Week In Concord History

April 14, 2003: Concord High School’s boys’ and girls’ tennis teams both win their season openers. The girls easily down Spaulding, 8-1. The boys have just as easy a time, beating the Red Raiders, 9-0.April 14, 1865: At 5 p.m., Congressman Edward H. Rollins, a Concord Republican, stops by the White House to seek a pass for a constituent to visit his wounded son in an army hospital. President Lincoln comes downstairs to oblige Rollins,...

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Allow us to introduce you to Digger, the Main Street Project mascot
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Allow us to introduce you to Digger, the Main Street Project mascot

In case you’ve heard reports of a tiger on the loose downtown, it’s just Digger, the official mascot of the Concord Main Street Project. He’s also the first tiger we’ve ever interviewed in print! Read on to get acquainted.What kind of formal construction training did you have prior to coming to Concord?The Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium are all great examples of projects I had no hand in....

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VNA to hold ‘Remembering Our Mothers’ on May 7

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association is offering “Remembering Our Mothers” on Thursday, May 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Concord Regional VNA Hospice House, 240 Pleasant St. in Concord. As Mothers Day approaches, join us to support and encourage one another. Connect with others who are facing Mothers Day without their mothers and learn ways of coping with your loss. We encourage you to bring along a photo of your mother, as we set...

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Concord’s spring leaf collection to be delayed

Spring leaf collection for the city of Concord was originally scheduled to begin Monday, April 20, however, the start date for the program has been delayed due to weather conditions. A new date has not yet been determined, but residents with curbside trash and recycling collection that participate in the spring leaf collection are encouraged to sign up on the city’s website for Notify Me at concordnh.gov/notifyme to be alerted of the...

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Improve your backyard habitat for wildlife

Interested in improving the wildlife habitat in your backyard? Do you have space on your land that could benefit wildlife but you’re not sure what to plant? The New Hampshire County Conservation Districts have partnered with the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation to offer a special wildlife habitat improvement plant package. This plant package contains trees and shrubs which offer wildlife food during the critical winter months when...

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Parenting workshop at Riverbend begins May 5

Parenting the Second Time Around, a free workshop series for grandparents, relatives and others who are parenting again, begins Tuesday, May 5. Held each Tuesday for eight weeks, the workshop will be held at Riverbend Children’s Intervention Program, 105 Loudon Road, Bldg. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information or to register, call Kathleen Egan at 228-0547, ext. 4041.

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Songweavers spring concert on Saturday

Songweavers a cappella women’s chorus at the Concord Community Music School will present its annual spring concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the South Congregational Church, 27 Pleasant St. in Concord.The theme for this year’s concert is “How Can I Keep From Singing?” The chorus will perform with the Songweavers Drummers, led by Grace and Lindsey Schust.“It’s our human birthright to sing,” said Songweavers director Peggo...

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April supper to feature roast pork, applesauce

Grace Episcopal Church/Merrill Park (30 Eastman St.) will host its monthly supper Friday, April 17, from 5 to 6 p.m. The April supper features roast pork with applesauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and homemade chocolate pudding 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...

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Memory cafe at Granite Ledges on Wednesday

The Capital Area Memory Cafe for memory-impaired inpiduals and their family members is Wednesday, April 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Granite Ledges of Concord, 151 Langley Parkway in Concord. The Memory Cafe is held the third Wednesday of every month at the same time. The Capital Area Memory Cafe is a collaboration of Concord Hospital, Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord and Granite Ledges of Concord....

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Stamp collectors to hold meeting on April 21

The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors’ regular monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, April 21, 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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Human Resources Assoc. meeting on Thursday

The members of the Human Resources Association of Greater Concord (HRAGC) will hold their monthly meeting at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 16, in the Maine Room at 2 Delta Drive in Concord. The program for this meeting, entitled “How to Prepare for – and Win – a Workers’ Compensation Hearing,” will provide participants with a unique and interactive program on preparing for a hearing from both the Human Resources and Legal points of...

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Bishop Brady to present Sound of Music Jr.

The Bishop Brady High School is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Sound of Music by presenting the “Jr. Version” of the most popular musical ever known. The show will be presented Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 18, at 2 and 7 p.m. at the school, 25 Columbus Ave.The show, directed by Nancy Barry, with choreography by Rose Marie Marinace, will feature Bishop Brady students Madison Smith as Maria, Rachel Bitman as...

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Geocaching hike with Five Rivers on Saturday

On Saturday, April 18, from 4 to 6 p.m., David Ross and Fred Mullen will help us find hidden geocaches and teach us more about the fun hobby of geocaching. We will enjoy the scenic view from Jerry Hill in the Marjory Swope Park and appreciate the awakening spring woods. This hike is great for any age. It may be muddy so please wear appropriate footwear. Check out the event’s Facebook page, facebook.com/events/1024941357536026, for...

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Ham and bean supper at East Congregational

A classic New England ham and bean supper will be held at East Congregational Church, 51 Mountain Road, on Saturday, April 18, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The menu will feature baked ham, two kinds of made-from-scratch baked beans, homemade brown bread, rolls, assorted casseroles, coleslaw and a dessert buffet. Takeout is available. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12 and children 5 and under are free. A handcrafted raffle quilt...

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City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell Duct Tapes the entire perimeter of his office door to keep the draft out, only to realize he’s trapped himself inside. Panicked, he tries to break the door down by ramming it with his shoulder, but all he produces are loud whimpers of pain. Which translate perfectly into a city memo! Leaf it up to usCollections delayed a bitThe city’s Spring Leaf Collection Program, which was scheduled to begin April...

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Looking for that perfect prom gown? Bravo has lots to choose from
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Looking for that perfect prom gown? Bravo has lots to choose from

It’s the second full week in April, and if you’re a young lady in high school getting ready for the prom, you should probably start thinking about finding a dress. And not just any dress. Ladies, this is your prom, so you might want to make sure this is the perfect dress. After all, the boy you go with may be long gone, but that picture will be around forever. We understand it can be a little overwhelming and normally we’d tell you...

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Concord Public Library Book of the Week

For more information about the Concord Public Library, visit concordpubliclibrary.net and and visit us on Tumblr (reading-rumblr.tumblr.com and concordteens.tumblr.com) and Facebook (facebook.com/ConcordPublicLibrary).My Brilliant FriendElena Ferrante2012, 331 pagesFictionIn 2011, celebrated Italian novelist Elena Ferrante – author of The Days of Abandonment and The Lost Daughter – published this stark and stunning tale of life in an...

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