We found a way have a little summer fun and still enjoy the AC

It’s warm, sunny and colorful outside these days (in case you hadn’t left your house in a while) and McGowan Fine Art wanted to bring the excitement inside with an exhibit dedicated to Summer Fun. The show runs through Aug. 8 and gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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We found a way have a little summer fun and still enjoy the AC

It’s warm, sunny and colorful outside these days (in case you hadn’t left your house in a while) and McGowan Fine Art wanted to bring the excitement inside with an exhibit dedicated to Summer Fun. The show runs through Aug. 8 and gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Piccola Opera is ready to turn all of you into pretty big fans
Jul21

Piccola Opera is ready to turn all of you into pretty big fans

If you don’t have plans this weekend, Jane Cormier would like to see you at the Audi. It could be Friday night or Saturday night, it doesn’t matter to her, as long as you etch out a couple hours to sit in one of the 900-plus seats. ‘Cause as Cormier put it, ‘if they sit in the seats, we’ve got them.’ Cormier, the artistic director and founder of Piccola Opera, has been preparing a long time for these two nights and wants everyone to...

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Quality Cash Market’s Tony Heath has been cutting meat for 50 years
Jul21

Quality Cash Market’s Tony Heath has been cutting meat for 50 years

We’re willing to bet Tony Heath has been cutting meat longer than you’ve been doing just about anything. After all, he’s been at it for 50 years now (not consecutively, of course. He does go home to sleep sometimes.) Heath is the owner of Quality Cash Market on Eastman Street, and the market is celebrating its annual Customer Appreciation Day tomorrow (July 22). What Heath doesn’t know – unless he’s reading this right now – is that...

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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 21 Jul 2015
Jul21

Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 21 Jul 2015

Eagle-eyed Instagram user @hayleymcintire spotted this all-American housing arrangement and snapped a picture just before July 4, noting that “there’s nothing more American than the view these patriotic New England homes have of the field.” Couldn’t agree more, @hayleymcintire. Well, unless there was apple pie. There should always be apple pie.

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We asked Fish and Game for the lowdown on becoming an angler
Jul21

We asked Fish and Game for the lowdown on becoming an angler

It’s safe to say that if you’re looking to learn how to fish, you don’t want to ask us. We have almost no experience outside of a couple unsuccessful attempts with friends as young lads and one deep sea excursion that resulted in a new T-shirt for the worst fisherman. But luckily we aren’t about to supply you with a bunch of mumbo jumbo that makes us sound like we know what we’re talking about, that in reality would probably result in...

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This Week In Concord History

July 21, 2003: Wayne and Ruth Ross, the owners of Rossview Farm in Concord, have struck a deal with the Trust for Public Land to conserve their 510 acres of forest, wetland and hill on District Five Road, the Monitor reports. Provided they can secure the funding, the Trust for Public Land can buy the land for $2.4 million. July 21, 1873: Meeting at city hall, the Congregationalist society of Concord votes to rebuild its church at...

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Ask for the Grammarnator and ye shall receive advice

The Grammarnator is, as a section of A Tale of Two Cities puts it, “recalled to life” by a letter to the Insider from reader Mark: “I like the Grammarnator column and would like you to ask him a question: July 4th issue of Concord Monitor front page contains a title, “Bills’ fates hang on Hassan” . . . Is this proper grammar? Strikes me as poorly worded.  Is it really plural and possessive?” A most interesting question, Mark, and I...

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There are plenty of spots in Concord to catch a fish for your wall

Take a drive over to Turtletown Pond and odds are you’ll find someone with a line in the water. They’ll either be fishing from the pier, at the edge of the boat ramp or a few yards from shore looking for a bite. If you gaze out across the body of water there might be some angler sitting in a canoe enjoying the relaxation that comes with a day of fishing. And Turtletown Pond is just one of many spots within the city limits where fish...

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There are plenty of spots in Concord to catch a fish for your wall.

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City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell grabs his floppy hat and khakiest ensemble before jumping in the canoe to go fishing for city memos. Luckily they were biting this week – hurry up and read though, Tom’s a catch-and-release kind of guy. It’s just a phase Super water awesomeness The Water Treatment Division of the General Services Department has joined the American Water Works Association Partnership for Safe Water to enhance its...

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Getting your fitness on literally means wearing cool new stuff now

I was at the park last Sunday, and witnessed dozens of busy, health-conscious Americans walking, jogging, and biking in the area. Most of them were looking at what I thought was their watches.  Then it hit me . . . it’s a Sunday, a leisure day for most. What could be so urgent on this day of rest that would have these folks so pressed for time? Most of them weren’t actually looking at their watch; rather, they were peering into the...

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YMCA receives grant from Lincoln Financial

The Concord Family YMCA recently received a $10,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation for the Y’s Child Development Center’s financial assistance program. This grant helps serve the 200 kids in the Y’s program, ages 9 months to six years, 45 percent of which receive some sort of financial assistance. It removes barriers for low- and middle-income families in Merrimack County, enabling them to have access to affordable,...

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Scholarships given by hospital trust fund

Thirteen deserving students seeking a career in health care received scholarships through the Concord Hospital Trust Scholarship Fund at an awards luncheon at Concord Hospital on Tuesday, June 30. The following recipients received nursing scholarships: Amber Caplette, Rachel Demers, Ashley Godbout, Jeanne Guay, Bethany Labrecque, Sandrine Ndetah, Leandra Rumfelt, Susan Storey, Benton Taylor, Dominique Vaillancourt, and Lindsay Young....

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Order bulbs from county conservation district

Bored of the same old bulbs you see bloom every spring in your perennial beds? A new color or texture will easily enhance your existing garden! The Merrimack County Conservation District’s fall bulb sale is just the place to find those beautiful bulbs to add a fresh look to your landscape. This year we’re offering an assortment of daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, iris, alliums and specialty bulbs. All bulbs have a low hardiness zone to...

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N.H. Ukeladies to play music on the lawn series

The Concord Library’s Live Music on the Lawn series continues on July 29 at 6 p.m. with the N.H. Ukeladies. Funded by the Concord Public Library Foundation, this year we’re closing Prince Street and bringing local food vendors for a festive block party atmosphere! Bring the whole family for free entertainment, affordable and tasty treats from Arnie’s, Puppy Love and Constantly Pizza, and all the library has to offer, too. Bring your...

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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. Enter Pale Death Barbara Cleverly 2014, 358 pages Fiction Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands is sent to the Truelove’s country estate to investigate an accident – or is it a suspicious death? Lady...

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Volunteers needed for annual Craftsmen Fair

The League of N.H. Craftsmen are looking for volunteers for the 82nd annual Craftsmen Fair at Mt. Sunapee Resort in Newbury. Volunteer for a half-day from 10:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. or from 1:30 to 4:15 p.m.; or for a full day from 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. as either a tent volunteer or a demo/workshop volunteer. Tent volunteers booth sit while artists run to get coffee or lunch, and demonstration and workshop volunteers assist...

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Dying to Talk cafe at True Brew Wednesday

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association is offering the “Dying to Talk” Cafe that gives people the opportunity to breathe life into conversations about dying on Wednesday, July 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at True Brew Barista in Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St. Join us for conversations on matters about living and dying. Each cafe is offered by Concord Regional VNA Hospice program staff. Cafes are free and no registration is...

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Audubon to host four day birding and nature tour

New Hampshire Audubon is hosting a four-day North Country Birding and Nature Tour for outdoor enthusiasts and avid birdwatchers alike. Participants will explore some of the state’s most fascinating landscapes with experienced guides who will highlight ecology and geography of northern New Hampshire. The excursion will depart from the McLane Audubon Center in Concord at 8 a.m. on Aug. 22 and return the evening of Aug. 25. Tour guides...

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