It’s a Keith farewell scavenger hunt

As a sendoff to our beloved editor Keith, we thought we’d do a scavenger hunt of some of his favorite places in Concord. Is it the hardest hunt ever? Mmm, no. Is it the easiest? Probably. But it’s definitely the Keithest. Email your answers to news@theconcordinsider.com and the person who gets the most correct receives a $20 gift certificate to the Concord business of their...

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Bring your primary photos to Gibson’s for an Aug. 23 scanning sesh
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Bring your primary photos to Gibson’s for an Aug. 23 scanning sesh

Having the first primary in the nation is a source of great pride for New Hampshire, but it’s also a source of great, and often humorous or off-beat, photos. And we’re no dummies – we know you’ve been hoarding some of the best ones out there.Well, we want to see ’em. And so does everyone else. The Concord Monitor is looking for any and all interesting photos featuring candidates on the campaign trail in our great state. And since we...

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Join us in bidding a fond farewell to Keith, who (::sniff::) is leaving us

We hope you’re sitting down for this. Standing can get pretty tiring, that’s all. Anyway, the Insider’s fearless leader is leaving (note: fearlessness approximate). That’s right, Keith accepted a job with the UNH School of Law, and this issue is his last hurrah after almost two years as editor, and almost four years with the newspaper. He’s had some adventures, as evidenced by the photos on this page showing him as a zombie (photo...

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We hope you’re sitting down for this. Standing can get pretty tiring, that’s all. Anyway, the Insider’s fearless leader is leaving (note: fearlessness approximate). That’s right, Keith accepted a job with the UNH School of Law, and this issue is his last hurrah after almost two years as editor, and almost four years with the newspaper. He’s had some adventures, as evidenced by the photos on this page showing him as a zombie (photo...

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Concord grad Clara Symmes takes in Germany – and most of Europe

Sit down with Clara Symmes and ask about the last year of her life. Although before posing the open-ended question, you might want to make sure your schedule is clear for the next few hours, because it might just be one of the most exciting years a recent high school graduate could have. Luckily for us, she agreed to do our interview in English. While the summer after your senior year in high school is usually spent working to save...

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Here's a look at some of the fun stuff Concord Grad Clara Symmes had during her year exchange in Germany and beyond.

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This Week In Concord History

Aug. 18, 2003: Premium Vending wins its second straight Sunset League title, 7-6 over Craigue and Sons at Doane Diamond in Concord.Aug. 18, 1999: The Executive Council denies a pardon hearing request from a convicted murderer who says, after 23 years in prison, he is a changed and repentant man. Gary Farrow, 43, is serving a life sentence for the 1976 murder of 19-year-old Michael Stitt of Laconia, whose body was found lying behind a...

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The Friends Program golf tournament is celebrating its 18th birthday

You’d think the opportunity to golf at perhaps the city’s fanciest venue in the Concord Country Club would be a major part of the appeal of the Friends Program’s upcoming 18th annual Youth Mentoring Golf Tourney. For instance, we don’t get to golf there regularly (what, our free the nipple demonstration there wasn’t received as well as we’d hoped it would be), so it’d be a good chance for us to squeeze in a round. But no, helping the...

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Here’s photographic proof that the sun shines directly on those who take part in the Friends Program. Wait, it shines on everyone? This changes everything!

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Eagle Square went all #tbt on us with an appearance by 60s Invasion

Eagle Square took a trip back in time with the ultimate throwback Thursday last week to see a performance by Sixties Invasion, a show band that performs a wide variety of music from the 1960s. With sing-alongs and a “guest appearance” from the one and only Roy Orbison, the crowd returned to 2015 having seen an impressive tribute. Band members include lead singer Dave Dunham, lead guitarist Bob Clearly, bass player Jack Little and...

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Eagle Square took a trip back in time with the ultimate throwback Thursday last week to see a performance by Sixties Invasion, a show band that performs a wide variety of music from the 1960s. With sing-alongs and a “guest appearance” from the one and only Roy Orbison, the crowd returned to 2015 having seen an impressive tribute. Band members include lead singer Dave Dunham, lead guitarist Bob Clearly, bass player Jack Little and...

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City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell locks himself in his office and weeps openly while penning a loving farewell letter to Keith. The tears end up making all the ink run, though, so he just sends him a city memo instead. Keith was nice enough to reprint it here.Log inBridge stuff happeningLast week’s construction activities at the Sewalls Falls Bridge included clearing of land within the project limits and the installation of erosion...

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Frank Monahan 5K at Rollins Park Thursday

The Frank Monahan Foundation and Concord Pediatric Dentistry will host the Frank Monahan Foundation 5K on Thursday, Aug. 20 at Rollins Park. The race begins at 6 p.m., with a kids fun run to follow around 7 p.m. Cost is $25 for those who sign up online prior to the day of the event. There are sign ups the day of the event beginning at 4:30 p.m. and the cost is $30. The kids fun run is free. For more information, visit...

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Volunteers sought for United Way Day of Caring

Granite United Way will host its annual Day of Caring events this September. Granite United Way works with community members and the corporate community to support the work of many nonprofit agencies throughout the state. During these day-long, participating nonprofit organizations are matched with volunteers from local business and community groups. This day also serves as the “kickoff” to the annual United Way workplace campaigns....

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‘A Matter of Balance’ program starts Sept. 14

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association is offering an eight-week falls prevention program “A Matter of Balance” that helps adults view falls and the fear of falling as controllable, change the environment to reduce fall risk factors and exercise to increase strength and balance. The program takes place on Mondays beginning Sept. 14, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at Centennial Senior Center, GoodLife Programs & Activities, 254 N....

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Hang out with Anna and Elsa from 'Frozen'

Chill Out with Anna and Elsa of Frozen on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at the Concord Library at 10:30 a.m.Enjoy stories, activities and summer treats as we celebrate all things frozen.

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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.A Touch of StardustKate Alcott2015, 296 pagesFictionIt’s 1938, and college-graduate Julie has just landed her first important job in Hollywood – not as a screenwriter, but as an assistant to Carole Lombard, who...

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10th annual multicultural festival returns Sept. 26

Ten years ago the Concord Area Task Force Against Racism and Intolerance held the first Concord Multicultural Festival on the State House Plaza. It was the fruition of years of discussion that finally came together thanks to a group of volunteers to create an opportunity for Concord residents to welcome their newest neighbors – the refugees and immigrants who were making Concord their new home. Each year, the festival grew in numbers...

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It was man vs. bacon at Area 23, all in the name of ‘Insider’ science
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It was man vs. bacon at Area 23, all in the name of ‘Insider’ science

I pulled up to Concord’s new nanobrewery, Area 23, not knowing what to expect. All I had heard was that I could get half a pound of bacon for five bucks and that they had a good selection of local craft beer on tap. They had me at the bacon.Now I’m not one of those bacon junkies who would die without bacon. I appreciate it, I occasionally like it on a burger or I’ll have a couple of pieces if it looks decent in the dining hall at my...

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