Finding a forever home – Tue, 31 Mar 2015
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Finding a forever home – Tue, 31 Mar 2015

Eleanor Broussard made this sweet painting for Intown Concord’s recent Locally Famous Art Auction, featuring Zoe & Co. Professional Bra Fitters (where she works) in a place of prominence. And guess what? Zoe & Co. bought the painting at the auction, and it’s now hanging in the store. We just love happy endings ::sniff::

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This cake is for the birds – Tue, 31 Mar 2015
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This cake is for the birds – Tue, 31 Mar 2015

The Audubon held a Spring on the Wing event last weekend, complete with a cake baking contest, which we believe should be part of every local event (also, we’re available as taste testers/judges. Like, whenever.) Anyway, Conor Fitzgerald, son of “Monitor” advertising celebrity Candace Fitzgerald, entered this bad boy and came home with second place in the Family category. The nest is made of Chinese Lo Mein noodles with melted...

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We’ve got the scoop on Forest Society staffers picking up dog poop
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We’ve got the scoop on Forest Society staffers picking up dog poop

The Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests held a Poop Pickers Unite workday Friday morning, walking the Merrimack River floodplain trails and scooping up all the pup waste people chose not to pick up themselves during the winter. This would seem a good time for a friendly reminder that you should pick up your dog’s poop when you’re walking (it’s a health hazard when left behind, and can even get into the nearby water!). The...

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The Snob checks out Cat ’n Fiddle classics at Barous’ Family Restaurant
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The Snob checks out Cat ’n Fiddle classics at Barous’ Family Restaurant

When the Cat ’n Fiddle restaurant on Manchester Street closed in 2009, it marked the end of an important era in Concord history – no more would restaurant names tout the instrumental genius of household pets. Turns out it wasn’t the ultimate end of the restaurant’s era, though, at least not entirely – John Barous, son of former Cat ’n Fiddle owner Nick Barous, recently opened a new establishment, Barous’ Family Restaurant, on Fort...

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The Insider’s guide to Spring in New Hampshire

April April 1 Learn to flyfish Discover this unique pastime! Members of Trout Unlimited will be our instructors, teaching us about fly fishing equipment, fly-tying, strategies and techniques, where fish live and how to read the water. For Beginner and Intermediate, four consecutive Wednesday sessions.  $5 per person. Ages 9 and up. Advance registration with payment required. 6 p.m. 4 Fletcher St., Manchester. 626-3474,...

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Talk Concord’s 250th at the library this Thursday

As Concord prepares to celebrate its 250th birthday this year, check out “There and Back Again: a Concord 250 chat about CPL,” at the Concord Public Library on April 2 at 6 p.m. Talk about Concord Public Library’s role in preserving Concord’s history, look back at library service through the decades and into the future at this event in the library auditorium. For more information, check out the library’s website at...

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Catch a little Spring Fever with the latest League exhibit

Right about now is when you hear people talking about spring fever. But they might not all be referring to the warmer temperatures and longer days ’cause the League of N.H. Craftsmen just happened to open its new exhibit last week, appropriately titled Spring Fever. It’s a multi-media exhibition celebrating the upcoming season, something we all could use a little bit of after that winter we just had. The exhibit will be on display...

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Right about now is when you hear people talking about spring fever. But they might not all be referring to the warmer temperatures and longer days ’cause the League of N.H. Craftsmen just happened to open its new exhibit last week, appropriately titled Spring Fever. It’s a multi-media exhibition celebrating the upcoming season, something we all could use a little bit of after that winter we just had. The exhibit will be on display...

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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 31 Mar 2015
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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 31 Mar 2015

The driver of this car was nice enough to roll the window down a little so this dog could be safe (take notes, everyone. That’s how it’s done). And the dog was nice enough to roll the window down a little more so everyone could peep his super puppy swag. Nothing in Concord is more chill than this dog right now. We can say that with utmost confidence. Thanks to @drewgrosvenor for posting the photo! We want to find your pictures, too –...

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We know there’s still snow, but it’s time to think about your yard
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We know there’s still snow, but it’s time to think about your yard

While it may not seem like it now, under all that snow outside your house is your yard. Just trust us. And soon, if the temperatures continue to rise, you’ll be able to see what we’re talking about. But unfortunately, what’s underneath that fading sign of a winter we all would like to forget is not the lush green grass you fondly remember. The winter, especially like the mega one we just had, can do some serious damage to the grass...

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This Week In Concord History

March 31, 2002: A Concord man found dead in his Hall Street apartment was murdered, the police announce. Tobby Publicover, a 28-year-old described as a “gentle giant” by his mother, died of a gunshot wound. March 31, 1731: Four years after Concord’s settlement begins, townspeople appropriate 10 pounds “for the instruction of the children in reading, etc.” The first teacher is Hannah Abbot, 30. The following year, the town will order...

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The Concord High School Film Society wants to see your movie
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The Concord High School Film Society wants to see your movie

There’s no shame in wanting to be a big shot movie director. Unfortunately, not everybody can make it to the bright lights of Hollywood, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create a masterpiece right here in New Hampshire. There’s plenty of great scenery; all you need is a minimal amount of equipment, and finding actors willing to be in a film that may be seen by an audience one day would just be too good of an opportunity to turn down....

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It’s time to start planning for your garden, just hold off on digging
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It’s time to start planning for your garden, just hold off on digging

It’s hard not to think spring when the temperatures start to rise, the snow begins to melt and the calendar finally flips to a month you don’t typically associate with the effects of winter. All you want to do is go outside, get some sunshine and dig in the dirt a little bit. We get it, but the key is patience, which is easier said than done after enduring the last few months that we’d all like to forget – at least for a while. But...

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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 31 Mar 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 31 Mar 2015

We’re all for bringing train travel back to Concord, but only if that stuff works. Looks like this go-round in August 1890 wasn’t so hot. This photo of a train wreck near Ferry Street crossing comes to us from reader Earl Burroughs, and features several bystanders looking not particularly surprised or worried that anything went wrong. And also looking super dapper in vests and coats and awesome hats.

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Nice nugget on your finger, and great trees

We at the Insider like to scour Craigslist’s Missed Connections to see if anyone in Concord wants to pet our Meerkat is finding true love online. Here, presented unedited as always, are some of the best recent entries. You Cut My Hair Yesterday – m4w (Concord) You gave me a haircut yesterday. We had a great conversation, and some laughs that really made my day. You are an incredibly beautiful blonde with a great personality, and...

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City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell hops on his tandem bike with his cardboard cutouts of the Insider staff on the back and makes his way toward the community garden. But the bike sinks in the mud from all the melting snow, and though he pedals as hard as he can, all he does is splatter mud all over our beautiful cardboard faces. But wouldn’t you know it, the splotches spell out a city memo! We’re loaded With another loader The Public...

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Concord Christian Academy unveils the first dessert extravaganza
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Concord Christian Academy unveils the first dessert extravaganza

Concord Christian Academy held its annual auction March 20 at Concord’s National Guard Armory. A great evening was had by all with more than 250 silent auction items to bid for and an exciting live auction led by our very own auctioneer, Freddy Rivera, better known as our sports coach. Many of the auction items were very kindly donated by our local Concord and New Hampshire businesses, who have supported our annual fundraisers over...

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We blew up our gingerbread house with a small cannon

Turns out about three months is long enough for a gingerbread house to sit in a place of business, so we asked for suggestions on how to destroy Tim’s creation. The winner? A tiny cannon! And boy did the cannon do its job. We found pieces of gingerbread shrapnel a good 50 feet from the blast site. Wish you could have seen it happen? You can – we took video, and posted it to our Facebook page. Go check it out!

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Turns out about three months is long enough for a gingerbread house to sit in a place of business, so we asked for suggestions on how to destroy Tim’s creation. The winner? A tiny cannon! And boy did the cannon do its job. We found pieces of gingerbread shrapnel a good 50 feet from the blast site. Wish you could have seen it happen? You can – we took video, and posted it to our Facebook page. Go check it out!

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Historical society to host course on John Winant

The New Hampshire Historical Society is offering a five-part history course, “John Gilbert Winant: Citizen of Concord, Citizen of the World.” Classes will be held at the Society, 30 Park St., on Thursdays from April 23 through May 21, at 5 p.m. Winant was a state, national and international leader during the 1930s and 40s and one of the most interesting figures to emerge from New Hampshire. Lynne Olson’s book, Citizens of London, has...

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Hoppy birthday – Tue, 31 Mar 2015
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Hoppy birthday – Tue, 31 Mar 2015

Ruth “Bunny” Dodge turned 96 years young Friday afternoon, and celebrated like anyone else would – by dressing up like a bunny in the dining room at Havenwood. We met Bunny and her husband, Ralph “Cap” Dodge, a few years ago while learning about their shared wedding ceremony with Bunny’s sister. Here, Havenwood staffers Wendy Hardy, Cassey Greene and Sandy May share a moment with the birthday girl. 

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Grange to hold annual awards night April 20

The Concord Grange is getting ready for the 38th annual Community & Grange Membership Awards Night, to be held Monday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at the IBEW Hall, 48 Airport Road. Grange Master Dick Patten has been organizing this annual event for 44 years. The Grange will honor the Outstanding Citizen, Police Officer, Firefighter, State Police, Legislator, Veterans (active duty and retired), Community Spirit, Youth, Media, Educator...

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NHTI/Delta Dental 5K set for April 17 at 6 p.m.

For the 11th consecutive year, NHTI and Northeast Delta Dental are prepping for their annual 5K road race. The NHTI/Delta Dental 5K is part of the Concord Area Race Series (CARS). This year’s race takes place at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 17 on the NHTI campus. There’s also a children’s “Fun Run” at 6:45 p.m. Registration and pre-race events start at 3 p.m., with a post-race BBQ and general celebration continuing until 8 p.m. More...

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See Joey from Full House at NHTI’s comedy show

NHTI’s Spring Comedy Show was designed as a way to bring together the college and the community for a night of entertainment before the school year comes to a close. The artists have changed over the years, but the idea remains the same. From previous names such as Bob Marley, Bo Burnham, Bill Burr, Ralphie May and Stephen Lynch, to this year’s performer Dave Coulier, the spring show on April 24 in the Wellness Center Gym is...

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Bob Quinn can help you learn a lot about birds

If you don’t know the difference between a tufted titmouse and a white-breasted nuthatch, then N.H. Audubon and master birder Bob Quinn may be able to help. Learn to distinguish between the two popular Granite State bird species, along with more than 100 other birds native to the state, at a six-week bird identification workshop that begins at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14. The classes will primarily focus on field exploration around...

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Hospice memorial service set for April 14

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association’s Hospice Memorial Service takes place on Tuesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. at Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St. in Bow. For information, call 224-4093, ext. 2828 or email carmella.dow@crvna.org.

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NHTI to host celebration of poetry April 6

On Monday, April 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Library Living Room, NHTI presents its 14th annual Celebration of Poetry, featuring Massachusetts Poet Jeffrey Harrison. There will be a reception and open mic reading following his presentation. Members of the college and the community are invited to listen and participate. Admission is free. For more information, contact Alan Lindsay at 271-6484, ext. 4242 or...

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R.P. Hale to portray Sir William Herschel

Come witness living history at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center on Super Stellar Friday, April 3, with a visit with Sir William Herschel (1738-1822), as portrayed by historian, archaeo-astronomer and musician R.P. Hale as he recounts Herschel’s life and performs some of his compositions on the harpsichord. Teens will get a chance to hang out with Herschel at 7 p.m., followed by pizza and soda, Cost is $9 per teen, free for...

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Student art exhibit now showing at St. Paul’s

On view through April 17 at the Hargate Art Center at St. Paul’s School, is the annual Student Art Exhibition, featuring the work of St. Paul’s School students. Artwork will include drawings, paintings, photographs, sculpture, pottery and more. Admission is free. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery will be open select Saturdays through noon. Please call 229-4644 or email lbolduc@sps.edu ahead to...

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Youth and government comes to State House

On April 10-11, more than 300 New Hampshire teens from 30 schools will take over the state capital as the YMCA’s 67th annual Youth and Government program comes to the State House in Concord for a Model Legislature Day. Gov. Maggie Hassan will welcome delegates as part of the opening ceremonies. During the two-day event, delegates will discuss and debate some of the more than 110 bills they’ve prepared as part of the program. Youth and...

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