Watch people throw dodgeballs at each other at National Night Out

We’ve been trying to think of something better than watching members of the Concord police and fire departments chuck dodgeballs at each other. So far the only thing we’ve come up with is when you add members of local businesses and organizations to the mix, all while enjoying some affordable eats. And thousands of others doing the exact same thing. But the annual Badge Ball Tournament is just one of the great things you can expect to...

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Some summery homemade jam can help make winter more bearable
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Some summery homemade jam can help make winter more bearable

A few members of the local Philanthropic Educational Organization had themselves a great morning at Carter Hill Orchard’s blueberry field last week. As part of a PEO fundraiser, all the berries will be used for delicious jams the ladies will make to help raise money for their organization. We may or may not have sampled said jam, and it may or may not be ridiculously delicious (hint: we did, it is). The PEO is a philanthropic...

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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 28 Jul 2015
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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 28 Jul 2015

It looks to us as if Instagram user @starryeyedandrestless has captured the first ever cloud ultrasound. Hope that mama cloud is ready to be sleep deprived for the next 18 years or so! It might be time for a second job, too – cloud college ain’t cheap (or even a thing that exists!).

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If you think we take good pics, you should check out Liz Frantz’s

Take a look at just about any photo in the Insider and it usually looks pretty good. And more often than not the photos we previously mentioned have our names underneath them identifying that we, in fact, can take a photo. But we aren’t exactly ready to classify ourselves as photographers. We consider ourselves more as people who take pictures that appear in a newspaper. Although, we have to say, we do a pretty good job at it. But...

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Monitor photographer Liz Frantz hard at work.

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This Week In Concord History

July 28, 2003: A group of residents who have spent the last decade fighting a planned connector road between Concord’s Pleasant and Clinton streets file a lawsuit in Merrimack County Superior Court in an effort to stop the project for good. The lawsuit asks the court to revoke a wetlands permit that gives the city permission to build the Langley Parkway through about 3.5 acres of wetlands near White Farm. July 28, 2002: John Frisbee,...

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Heidi Pauer is ready to turn up the volume on creative learning
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Heidi Pauer is ready to turn up the volume on creative learning

We have to imagine that once summer vacation hits, most teachers are ready for a break. Let’s just say, for example, like for the next two and a half months. The students sure are ready to get away from tests and essays, books and homework. But even after almost two decades of teaching at Bow High School (she’s been there since it opened in 1997) and likely with the ability to prepare for the following school year with her eyes...

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He lost his notes, but not his sharp grammar skillz

The Grammarnator is unable to find his recent notes on possessive apostrophe use, but since this is the topic that most seems to need revisiting, he is sure that other examples will soon present themselves to his continually searching eye. In the meantime, here’s something from the Monitor of July 23. Officials in Haverhill have not yet released the name of police officers involved in a shooting more than two weeks ago. A Haverhill...

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City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell buys 20 wallet-sized school photos of the city memo so he can hand them out to his family. Look how cute it is all dressed up with a fresh haircut and presented for you here. Hangin’ with the fuzz Meet the po-lice The Concord Police Department will host its third “Coffee with a Cop” event July 31 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at McDonald’s at 111 Fisherville Road, Aspell writes. Proposed alternative name:...

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Entries sought for Audubon photo contest

The Massabesic Audubon Center is pleased to announce its 9th annual Wild New Hampshire Photo Contest and Auction. Enter your photos to win in any or all of the three categories: wildlife, wild plants and land/waterscapes. Up to five photos can be submitted by amateur photographers only. Youth (under 18) and adults (over 18) will be judged separately. All winning photos will be donated to the silent auction that will benefit the...

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Conservation grant applications due Sept. 25

The New Hampshire State Conservation Committee (SCC) has announced that the 2016 Conservation “Moose Plate” Grant applications are available. Applications are due by Sept. 25. Eligible applicants include municipalities, County Conservation Districts, qualified nonprofit organizations engaged in conservation programs, public and private schools (K-12), County Cooperative Extension natural resource programs and scout groups....

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NAMI N.H. kickoff lunch scheduled for Aug. 6

Gov. Maggie Hassan is scheduled to join volunteers, advocates, team captains, family members and inpiduals living with mental illness at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) N.H. Kick Off Lunch for the 13th Annual NAMIWalks N.H. Community members are invited to join Gov. Hassan at the Kick Off Lunch on Thursday, Aug. 6 at Red River Theatres, 11 S. Main St., Concord. “The Walk Kick Off Lunch is a great blend of fun, food and...

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Annual Pork Fest Aug. 16 at Grace Episcopal

On Sunday, Aug. 16, from noon to 2:30 p.m., bring your family and friends to this year’s sixth annual East Concord Pork Festival at Grace Episcopal Church/Merrill Park in East Concord. Enjoy a homemade meal of roast pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, jambalaya, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, brownies and ice cream. Lots of family fun including touch-a-truck, a bounce house and live music by Balladeer Jim Barnes, plus a variety of...

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Green Street Community Center got a facelift

Concord General Services would like to thank everyone who attended the Green Street Community Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, July 13. General Services Director Chip Chesley was the Master of Ceremonies and summarized all of the completed work during the recent renovations facilitated and accomplished by Concord General Services’ Public Properties Division. Over $600,000 worth of renovations were completed at the Green...

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Bill Whitman is in the business of taking interesting photos

Bill Whitman is one of those people who just has an eye for what makes an interesting photograph. And it’s a good thing because the Concord resident is a photographer after all. He’s shown at places like Kimball-Jenkins before and if you hurry, you can still catch some of his stuff at the Works through the end of the month. But if you can’t find time out of your busy schedule, here’s a selection of Whitman’s work to enjoy, some of...

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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 andconcordteens.tumblr.com), Facebook facebook.com/ConcordPublicLibrary), and Instagram. The Red Notebook Antoine Laurain 2015, 159 pages Fiction As this book opens, we see Laure Valadier being mugged. A few pages later, Laurent  Latellier, owner of Le Cahier Rouge (The Red Notebook) bookstore, notices...

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Bill Whitman is one of those people who just has an eye for what makes an interesting photograph. And it’s a good thing because the Concord resident is a photographer after all. He’s shown at places like Kimball-Jenkins before and if you hurry, you can still catch some of his stuff at the Works through the end of the month. But if you can’t find time out of your busy schedule, here’s a selection of Whitman’s work to enjoy, some of...

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Meet Occasional Piracy, the band that was born at Parker Academy
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Meet Occasional Piracy, the band that was born at Parker Academy

Ron Noyes saw something special in a small group of students in his Parker Academy music classes last year. “They just had the most focus on music and the greatest desire to do something,” Noyes said of the eight students he picked out of the school’s ensemble. He had them stay after school a couple days a week to practice and they were soon playing open mic nights and getting their own gigs. The group is made up of just five...

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Nylora Bruleigh is all about bellies and babies

Spending time with babies and pregnant women is just what Nylora Bruleigh does most days. No, she’s not a baby doctor or a maternity nurse and doesn’t even have a medical background. Instead, Bruleigh is just in the business of photographing the little bundles of joy, either already in the world or still in mom’s belly. About 12 years ago, pregnant with her second child and an aspiring photographer in her free time, Bruleigh got a...

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Nylora Bruleigh loves taking photos of babies, both inside and outside of the belly.

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