We asked the ‘Monitor’ to show us their pets, and boy did they deliver
Sep29

We asked the ‘Monitor’ to show us their pets, and boy did they deliver

Who would have known that “Monitor” employees had such a diverse array of animals living under their roofs?

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Want to adopt a new pet? The SPCA can help you with that
Sep29

Want to adopt a new pet? The SPCA can help you with that

We dare you to walk through the Pope Memorial SPCA and not make a new addition to your family. Whether you already have a dog, two cats or the equivalent of a small farm’s worth of animals at home, there’s no way you’re seeing all those adorable faces and saying no to giving them a great new life. Just not going to happen. So you might as well go into your visit with the assumption you’ll be filling out an adoption form and eventually...

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Tired of that boring, natural color of your dog? Bark Now! has a cure
Sep29

Tired of that boring, natural color of your dog? Bark Now! has a cure

In today’s dog-eat-dog world, you really have to stand out from the crowd to get ahead in life. Blending in means you just get lost in the shuffle. And we’re not just talking about you – we’re talking about your furry friend, too. If your pooch is one of those run-of-the-mill, everyday white breeds who just can’t seem to make his or her presence known, head over to Bark Now! and check out some of their funky coloring services. Kris...

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It’s time to buy your Connolly Tough T-shirts and go for a walk
Sep29

It’s time to buy your Connolly Tough T-shirts and go for a walk

So far, Concord High School Principal Gene Connolly has been able to continue doing what he loves – educating today’s youth. Things have changed some since his ALS diagnosis a year and a half ago. He now has long flowing white locks that he wears in a ponytail each day thanks to his wife and a preference to use his iPad program to speak for him. But for the most part, so far, so good. Although at some point in time, Connolly is going...

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If there was a doggy day care for humans, we’d definitely go
Sep29

If there was a doggy day care for humans, we’d definitely go

Since this is the pets issue, we decided to take a trip over the border into Bow for a visit to Central Bark Station for a little rest and relaxation at doggy day care. What we found were a bunch of excitable pups ready for food, ball throwing and lots of running around. Central Bark Station isn’t your typical day care for your favorite four legged friend. As owner Kim Duclos puts it, “We’re kind of a doggy day care 101.” What does...

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Don’t do yourself a disservice – let Zoe & Co. find you the perfect fit
Sep29

Don’t do yourself a disservice – let Zoe & Co. find you the perfect fit

If you’ve never been into Zoe & Co. Professional Bra Fitters, you’ve been missing out on some top-notch customer service. Don’t ask us, just pick up a copy of The Best of Intima magazine and see for yourself. Can’t find your copy? That’s okay, here’s the gist: The trade magazine gave the lingerie boutique in the heart of downtown Concord (which also has another location in Rhode Island) a special award for customer service at its...

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Put on those pretty high heels and Walk A Mile in Her Shoes
Sep29

Put on those pretty high heels and Walk A Mile in Her Shoes

There is an old saying: “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” Walk a Mile in Her Shoes asks men to literally walk 1-mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. It’s not easy walking in these shoes, but it’s fun and it gets the community to talk about something that’s really difficult to talk about: domestic and sexual violence. This event is not just for men and boys. Everyone is...

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NHTI is turning 50, so help celebrate
Sep29

NHTI is turning 50, so help celebrate

In 1965, the New Hampshire Technical Institute was founded with just a handful of buildings and around 250 students, all concentrating in one of the three majors offered at that time. When the surviving founders return on Oct. 3 to help celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary, they will scarcely recognize the place they left behind. Now the sixth-largest college in New Hampshire, NHTI boasts a beautiful, 240-acre campus, and over 100...

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Patricia Sweet-MacDonald sure can paint a beautiful scene
Sep29

Patricia Sweet-MacDonald sure can paint a beautiful scene

So we can only assume that you’ve noticed that all of these wonderful paintings by Patricia Sweet-MacDonald are in black and white. We know it’s unfortunate, but we just couldn’t carve out a large enough color spot to give this spread the prominent spot. But the good news is that if you head over to the N.H. Audubon McLane Center (or check out our revamped website one day this week if you haven’t already), you’ll be able to see all...

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Bulletin Board

Dan Zanes to play benefit concert Oct. 3 Dan Zanes, the Grammy-winning musician whose songs are favorites of children and adults alike, will play two benefit concerts for The Friendly Kitchen on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Concord High School. The morning concert will be at 11 a.m., and the afternoon concert at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available online at brownpapertickets.com/event/1978560. Proceeds will benefit The Friendly Kitchen,...

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More resources for your beloved pets

We know there are tons of places around Concord to bring your pet – whether for day care, grooming, food, checkups or any other reason. Sadly, space constraints meant we couldn’t write full stories about every joint in town and what they have to offer, so the least we could do was compile a pretty decent list of places we found on the interwebs. This might not feature every single shop in Concord or Bow that caters to the furry,...

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Book of the Week: “The New Health Rules”
Sep29

Book of the Week: “The New Health Rules”

The New Health Rules Frank Lipman and Danielle Claro 2014, 233 pages Nonfiction This is a “just the facts book” for simple changes to achieve whole-body wellness. There are tips for eating, moving, boosting, healing and living life optimally. You don’t need to make the changes all at once, but you can check any page of this book and decide to change one thing or attempt something new like meditation, yoga or acupuncture. Fill the...

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Instagram photo of the week
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City Briefly
Sep29

City Briefly

Every week, City Manager Tom Aspell stares through the windows of the SPCA looking for just the right pet to fit into his corner office. Unfortunately, pets aren’t allowed at City Hall, so he uses the application to spell out his city memo. Upgrades Who wants to swim? The Public Properties Division of the General Services Department has begun scheduled renovations at Rolfe Park. The renovations will improve safety and accessibility of...

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This Week in Concord History

Sept. 29, 1954: Vice President Richard Nixon warns a crowd of 900 state Republicans at Concord’s city auditorium that Sen. Styles Bridges “is one of those targets chosen by left-wing groups” in the coming election. Opinions may differ over a move in Congress to censure Sen. Joseph McCarthy, he says, but there is “no difference of opinion” in the Eisenhower administration’s objective to destroy communism. Sept. 29, 1965: New Hampshire...

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