Sewer crew jazzes up manhole cover in honor of good ole’ Snookie
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Sewer crew jazzes up manhole cover in honor of good ole’ Snookie

Wentworth “Snookie” Emmons worked for the city of Concord’s sewer crew for 45 years. He was the Sewer Systems Supervisor for a majority of those years until he retired in 1998. E.J. Prescott, a supplier of sewer pipe materials, donated a manhole cover to the city of Concord in honor of Snookie’s service. In 1997, Concord General Services’ sewer crew dedicated the cover to Snookie and placed it on the northbound lane of Main Street at...

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School’s always in for summer at St. Paul’s
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School’s always in for summer at St. Paul’s

Generally, it’s frowned upon to use your cell phone during class. You have to be pretty sneaky these days to get away with checking out a Snapchat, updating your Facebook status or sending that “I’m so excited about learning” text to your BFF. And if you get caught you better quickly prepare for public embarrassment, loss of your phone for the rest of the day and a not-so-endearing look from your teacher. But there’s one class in the...

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

According to Instagram user @boudreaujr, “Mrs. Cardinal was not too happy about sharing the feeder with a Rose Breasted Grosbeak,” which is really just an excuse for us to get the phrase “rose breasted grosbreak” in the newspaper (outside of Missed Connections, we mean). Mission accomplished!

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Nothing like getting ready for Christmas with a little sewing in July

The Capital Quilters Guild celebrated Christmas a little early last Friday – at least sort of. Members of the guild gathered at Havenwood to kick off their annual Christmas stocking community service project. Armed with sewing machines, plenty of Christmas fabric and some delicious looking snacks, 16 quilters got together to sew and stitch 18 stockings that will be filled with personal care items and things like puzzle books and...

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Summers at Parker Academy helps keep the focus on the students
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Summers at Parker Academy helps keep the focus on the students

If you didn’t know, Parker Academy is a little different than your typical school. This is the place where students who, for one reason or another, aren’t getting the most out of the public middle or high school in which they are supposed to attend, go to get an education. Sure Parker Academy follows a similar school calendar from September to June and has a somewhat normal school day schedule of 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., but the...

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Nothing like getting ready for Christmas with a little sewing in July

The Capital Quilters Guild celebrated Christmas a little early last Friday – at least sort of. Members of the guild gathered at Havenwood to kick off their annual Christmas stocking community service project. Armed with sewing machines, plenty of Christmas fabric and some delicious looking snacks, 16 quilters got together to sew and stitch 18 stockings that will be filled with personal care items and things like puzzle books and...

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In case you haven’t been a faithful reader of the ‘Insider,’ you may have missed our feature last year on Robin Lamson and her work as an artist. Well, Lamson has been busy creating more colorful art and is now back in the news. For the month of July, Lamson’s paintings will be hanging in Dos Amigos, giving you something bright and cheery to look at while eating your weekly or daily taco, burrito or salad. Although we are big fans of...

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Robin Lamson brought her colorful work to the walls of Dos

In case you haven’t been a faithful reader of the ‘Insider,’ you may have missed our feature last year on Robin Lamson and her work as an artist. Well, Lamson has been busy creating more colorful art and is now back in the news. For the month of July, Lamson’s paintings will be hanging in Dos Amigos, giving you something bright and cheery to look at while eating your weekly or daily taco, burrito or salad. Although we are big fans of...

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Throw your hands in the air – Tue, 14 Jul 2015
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Throw your hands in the air – Tue, 14 Jul 2015

This appears to be Congresswoman Annie Kuster waving ‘em like she just don’t care during a visit to kick off the 2015 season at Camp Spaulding on June 30.

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This Week In Concord History

July 14, 2002: A fire destroys a Maple Street home in Concord. Nobody is hurt. July 15, 2002: House lawmakers lose a last-ditch chance to re-draw their election districts themselves, clearing the way for the state Supreme Court to take over. July 15, 2000: Concord’s Bob Mielcarz wins his ninth State Amateur Golf Championship, the most anyone has ever won. July 15, 1863: Aware that draft riots have occurred in New York and Boston, the...

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Construction project pulls the old switcheroo on Main Street traffic
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Construction project pulls the old switcheroo on Main Street traffic

Flipping traffic and construction on North Main can really only mean one thing . . . we’re done working on the east side! Want to see for yourself? Check out the live webcam at concordmainstreetproject.com. Beginning yesterday morning at 7 a.m., traffic flipped to its new configuration, which will last through the completion of work on North Main Street in mid-November. Motorists can expect that there will be one-way, northbound...

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Join the Merrimack County Conservation District to fight hunger
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Join the Merrimack County Conservation District to fight hunger

A paradox is among us – one in nine people struggle with hunger in New Hampshire, while around 1/3 of the food supply goes uneaten and wasted annually in the United States. Creative solutions are constantly being put to action, and gleaning is one way Merrimack County Conservation District is working to solve the problem. As part of the N.H. Gleans network, run by the N.H. Farm to School program, MCCD collects excess or slightly...

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City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell puts his glasses on the bridge of his nose, grabs a ruler and some chalk and rings the bell. The course? City Memo 101. Today’s assignment is to read this memo! Getting their learn on A degree on the streets The city of Concord participates in the N.H. Technology Transfer Center’s Roads Scholar Program to meet educational and training requirements for municipal highway practitioners, Aspell writes....

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Missed Connections: Romantically discussing watermelon prices

We at the Insider like to scour Craigslist’s Missed Connections to see if anyone in Concord wants to get one cup of froyo with two spoons is finding true love online. Here, presented unedited as always, are some of the best recent entries Robert (Concord/Bow) Damn it Robert. Tell me to go to hell, that you’re neck deep in the swamp, or so in love that you cannot think of anything else, but please, let me know that you are ok. I really...

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Summer camp gives a sneak peek at the CRTC and all it has to offer

When we were in middle school, we had no idea what we wanted to do for a career. A lot of you can probably relate. Heck, we probably had a hard enough time picking out what kind of ice cream to eat, let alone the thing we’d be doing for the majority of our adult lives. We sure wish there was something like the Concord Regional Technical Center summer camp back then, where students from nine districts can sign up for a one-week crash...

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We stopped by the 5th annual Concord Regional Technical Center summer camp last week and let’s just say there was a lot of fun being had. Middle school students from nine districts took part in the week long camp and depending on what class you were a part of, campers got to make mixed berry turnovers, rebuild engines and construct a tree house. And that’s only a quick sample of what was happening.

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

Here we have Elm House, presumably named after Reinhorn Elm (note: not a real guy), which once stood at the corner of North Main and Pleasant Street extension and also stood next to a store that sold flour, corn, meal, feed and oats – it must have been a “food items with absolutely no flavor” store. We know those were big back in the day. Thanks to reader Earl Burroughs for the photo. 

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Historical society names new library director

Bill Dunlap, president of the New Hampshire Historical Society, is pleased to announce that Sarah Galligan, a member of the society’s staff since October 2013, has been promoted to the position of library director. Since joining the society’s staff as projects archivist, Galligan has been responsible for cataloging archival collections, assisting with the development of digital resources and leading the process to update and expand...

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Better Choices, Better Health starts Aug. 5

Concord Regional VNA is offering Better Choices, Better Health in Concord, a six-week self-management program to help adults living with ongoing health conditions feel better, regain control of their health and start doing the things they want to do. The program is on Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 5, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Heights Community Center, 14 Canterbury Road. Ongoing health conditions include but are not limited to back pain,...

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Freshen up your skills with former Patriots

The Concord Parks and Recreation Department is offering a pre-season three-day football clinic with former New England Patriot players Patrick Pass and Harold Shaw. These three-day clinics will be held Friday, July 24 to Sunday, July 26 at Memorial Field in Concord. There will be two separate clinics. Ages 7 to 14 runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., while the clinic for players ages 15 to 18 runs 3 to 6 p.m. These are non-contact clinics and...

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NHTI to host summer open house July 29

See yourself on a new pathway at NHTI. Whether it’s directly into a career, or continuing at a four-year college or university, envision the future you want – at NHTI. Explore NHTI at our summer open house, Wednesday, July 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Wellness Center Gym. Learn about our 70-plus academic programs, tour our 240-acre campus and find out about campus life at NHTI. Meet current and former students, academic department...

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Wizard of Oz with live music at Capitol Center

Catch the original 1939 Wizard of Oz film on the big screen backed by the live New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra July 26 at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts.  Come dressed as your best Dorothy, clad in red sparkly shoes, covered in straw as the Scarecrow, or as the green-faced Wicked Witch of the West. It’s fun for the whole family. Tickets range from $28 to $50 with a special offer for four or more tickets. For more...

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Monthly supper Friday at Grace Episcopal Church

Grace Episcopal Church/Merrill Park, located at 30 Eastman St. in East Concord will host it’s monthly supper on Friday, July 17, from 5 to 6 p.m. Our July Friday supper features oven roasted chicken, potato salad, corn bread and strawberry shortcake 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...

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Library to host paddling info session July 21

The Concord Public Library is hosting an information session about paddling in Concord and northern New England on July 21 at 6 p.m. in the library auditorium. Learn about paddling in and near Concord. Paul Berry of AMC-NH will show you places to kayak, canoe and paddle board. The presentation will include calm places like Turkey Pond and whitewater sections, too. Information will be available about equipment, rentals and...

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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 at reading-rumblr.tumblr.com and concordteens.tumblr.com, and also visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/ConcordPublicLibrary. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands Chris Bohjalian 2014, 7 CDs Fiction Emily Shepard, 16 years of age, lives in Vermont in the shadow of a nuclear power plant where her father is in charge and her mother works...

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