Danke for your patience – Tue, 21 Apr 2015
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Danke for your patience – Tue, 21 Apr 2015

Here we have Maralyn Doyle with the ‘Insider’ at Regensburg Cathedral in Germany during a trip last December. We’ve obviously been moving as slow as that stone bishop guy since it took us four months to throw the picture in the paper. Also, pretty sure he’s napping.

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What could you do with 1.6 million gallons of water? Keep reading
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What could you do with 1.6 million gallons of water? Keep reading

You may have noticed there was a little bit of water covering Main Street last Tuesday. Our first thought was the powers that be finally listened to our suggestion to add a rooftop pool as part of the Main Street redesign and it went horribly long, but sadly it was just the result of a water main break due to a construction error. Oops. And when the total water loss came in, it was kind of a lot – like 1.6 million gallons. Think about...

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Millbrook Gallery starts season with North Country Studio exhibit

It’s been a long winter, but a true sign of spring is that Millbrook Gallery & Sculpture Garden has a new exhibit to show off. It features new works inspired by advanced level, hands-on North Country Studio Workshops. The exhibit is on display through May 27, with an artists reception May 3.

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Millbrook Gallery starts season with North Country Studio exhibit

It’s been a long winter, but a true sign of spring is that Millbrook Gallery & Sculpture Garden has a new exhibit to show off. It features new works inspired by advanced level, hands-on North Country Studio Workshops. The exhibit is on display through May 27, with an artists reception May 3.

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The Concord library held a birthday party for itself last week and celebrated by putting up a bunch of old pictures to show just how far it’s come. And as you can see, it’s been quite the journey from when everything was in black and white to now, when we have the ability to see pictures in color.

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The library’s turning 160, so here are some pics of the early years

The Concord library held a birthday party for itself last week and celebrated by putting up a bunch of old pictures to show just how far it’s come. And as you can see, it’s been quite the journey from when everything was in black and white to now, when we have the ability to see pictures in color.

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Take a peak at these Peeps dioramas we found at the library

The Concord Library held a Take a “Peep” at Your Favorite Book contest, where patrons could recreate a scene from a movie or book – and of course it had to be made with Peeps.

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The Concord Library held a Take a “Peep” at Your Favorite Book contest, where patrons could recreate a scene from a movie or book – and of course it had to be made with Peeps.

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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 21 Apr 2015
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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 21 Apr 2015

Try as it might, winter didn’t croak us, so our reward is these crocuses, photographed by our friends @concordnhlibrary. Worst pun ever? We’re sure we’ve created worse. Either way, maybe instead of making fun of our ugly humor you should just take in these lovely flowers.

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Party like it’s 1855 – Tue, 21 Apr 2015
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Party like it’s 1855 – Tue, 21 Apr 2015

The Concord Public Library celebrated 160 years of existence last week with a little party during National Library Week. There was a delicious cake (we had a piece), as well as other snacks and drinks. We sure do hope we hang around long enough to see our big 160 one day – purely for the chance to eat a cake that size.

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Gardening greatness is within your reach with Home Gardening 101
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Gardening greatness is within your reach with Home Gardening 101

My gardening experience has been spending time outside enjoying nature learning from my parents (Bob and Cheryl Rossman), local farmers and myself. Each year we learn something new, and as a gardening family we adjust our techniques to improve our harvest. My parents and I spend our time together planting and harvesting in the garden, making healthy meals and storing healthy food to last throughout the year. Gardening is truly...

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This Week In Concord History

April 21, 1861: Capt. Edward E. Sturtevant, Concord’s night constable and now the state’s first volunteer for service in the Union army, marches a squad of volunteers into South Congregational Church for Sunday services. April 21, 1881: At 6 p.m., a small closed car drawn by a horse leaves Abbot & Downing shops for Fosterville. The ride ushers in the era of trolleys in Concord. The cars, made by Abbot & Downing, will carry...

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NHTI’s Stage Lynx to perform Wilder comedy

NHTI’s “Stage Lynx” drama club will present Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth, the Pulitzer-prize-winning, three-part comic allegory about the history of mankind and its constant struggle to overcome adversity.  The show, which will run April 24-26, chronicles the lives of the mythical Antrobus family, whose inpidual members somehow persist throughout the ages of man – from a prehistoric Ice Age, through a quasi-Biblical flood...

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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 21 Apr 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 21 Apr 2015

This vehicle made in the Abbott & Downing yard for Concord Steam Laundry represents the era when car makers figured it would totally be safe to not put any sort of anything on either side of the driver or some kind of shield in front of him. If the driver were a football player, this car would be his leather helmet. Thankfully they’ve made tremendous strides in safety standards since then – unless you’re a UPS driver. Then you...

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Transformational breath workshop this Sunday

Learn how to breathe more deeply and more fully for optimal health at an Introductory Transformational Breath Workshop with Lorna Tobin on Sunday, April 26. Release stress and quiet your mind. As we breathe so shall we live. Come learn how breathing effects your health and well being and what you can do to breathe more deeply and more fully. The workshop is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and is presented by Living Yoga, 120A N. Main...

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City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell heads to the SPCA to find a guard dog to keep the riff raff out of his office, but he comes back with a ferret instead. But when the ferret sees Aspell wearing his standard issue city manager fur coat, he rips it to shreds – shreds that spell out a city memo! Our sediments exactly Spring hydrant cleaning  The General Services Department’s Highway and Utilities Division began flushing hydrants...

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Swim classes at YMCA during vacation week

April Vacation week swim classes are now being offered from April 27-30 (for a total of four lessons) at the Concord Family YMCA. Your kids can get ready for summer by registering now. Members and nonmembers (ages 3-13) are welcome to join us in the pool. Each class is grouped by age and skill. Just stop by the Y’s Welcome Center or sign up online at concordymca.org. You can also call 228-9622 for more details.

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Where’s Wonka?

A top chef competition in which every dish had to be prepared with chocolate? Um, yup, that’s the greatest thing ever. Concord’s first Iron Chef Competition, sponsored by GoodLife Programs & Activities, was held April 1.

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City hydrant flushing begins this week

The Highway and Utilities Division of Concord General Services began flushing hydrants throughout Concord this week. For the next few weeks, there will be three crews going out to scheduled areas to flush hydrants to remove any sediment from water distribution pipes. This process will help to maintain Concord’s water quality and also check water pressure. Residents should avoid doing laundry when hydrant flushing is occurring in their...

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A top chef competition in which every dish had to be prepared with chocolate? Um, yup, that’s the greatest thing ever. Concord’s first Iron Chef Competition, sponsored by GoodLife Programs & Activities, was held April 1.

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Shred-a-thon at Bank of New Hampshire Saturday

Every day, millions of Americans lose their hard-earned money to identity theft and other types of scams. Last year alone, 12.6 million Americans were struck by identity theft. Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft. That is why AARP New Hampshire and Bank of New Hampshire have teamed up to offer “shred-a-thons” at four locations in the Granite State – including one right here in Concord! On...

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Wings of Knowledge welcomes Kevin Gardner

On Tuesday, April 28, at 6 p.m. in the Library Living Room, NHTI will present the final event in its series of free public Wings of Knowledge lectures for the 2014-15 season: “Discovering Stone Walls,” with Kevin Gardner.   Gardner will speak on a few of the main topics of his book about New England stone walls, The Granite Kiss (Countryman Press), touching on history, technique, stylistic development and aesthetics. He explains how...

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Join the YMCA for April school vacation camp

Join us this April vacation (April 27-May 1) at the Concord Family YMCA’s camp. Come for the whole week or pick your days – your schedule is up to you. Open to all children in grades K-6. Each day will include activities such as archery, rock wall climbing, swimming, field trips and so much more. Camp is held at the Concord Family YMCA. For more information, contact Sonia Wilks at 228-9622 or go online at...

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Celebrate 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

On Saturday, April 25, from 8 to 10 p.m., St. Paul’s School will host a celebration, marking 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope. The event at the Hawley Observatory on the grounds of St. Paul’s School is free and open to the public. The evening will feature fun for all ages, including crafts, games, videos and the opportunity to view the stars and planets through the largest telescope in New England.

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Concord Chorale to perform spring concert

The Concord Chorale performs their spring concert, “Expecting the Main Things From You,” on Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 3, at 3 p.m., both at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 21 Centre St., Concord. The Chorale also performs Saturday, May 2, at 2 p.m., at Christ Church, 43 Pine St., Exeter. The program includes a musical ensemble of organ, strings, percussion and harpsichord, focusing on new music of Nico Muhly (2005), plus...

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Celebrate Arbor Day by planting some trees

On Friday, April 24, the city of Concord together with Modern Woodmen of America will officially recognize Arbor Day by planting two trees at Thompson Play Lot, 37 N. Spring St. at 10 a.m. Please join us to celebrate this annual event.

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Bishop Brady helps prove that dodgeball in schools is a thing again
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Bishop Brady helps prove that dodgeball in schools is a thing again

Somehow dodgeball got a pretty bad rap in schools for a few years, and not just for playing a role in jokes about fat kids. It was part of what we like to call the everyone-gets-a-trophy movement among the over-sensitive adults out there. Well, Families in Transition and the New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness changed all that, and Bishop Brady took part. FIT and the NHCEH recently hosted the 2nd Annual Dodging Homelessness...

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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 (reading-rumblr.tumblr.com and concordteens.tumblr.com) and Facebook (facebook.com/ConcordPublicLibrary). Mr. Mac and Me Esther Freud 2015, 296 pages Fiction In 1914 in the small village of Dunwich on the Suffolk coast of England, 12-year-old Thomas Maggs is intrigued by two new arrivals, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife....

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Bark in the Park makes a triumphant return
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Bark in the Park makes a triumphant return

So just between us, it was a little disappointing Keith wasn’t wrestled to the ground by a police dog last April. Don’t judge; you were probably thinking the same thing. Now we’re not saying Keith did anything illegal (at least that we know of) that would have warranted being tracked down by a four-legged member of a local police department. He didn’t have to. Keith actually agreed to put on one of those heavily padded, and from what...

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New England School of Barbering keeping old-school tradition alive

Forget the cliché “this ain’t your grandfather’s barber shop,” because the New England School of Barbering in Penacook is exactly where gramps would go for a cut and shave. Barbering students, both young and old, learn to keep one of the oldest practices in the world alive, in the way it should be taught: without changing the original techniques. Instructed by David and Cynthia Caron, who have been barbering for 18 and eight years,...

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