Welcome to the 2016 Insider Summer Olympics
Aug02

Welcome to the 2016 Insider Summer Olympics

With the Summer Olympics set to kick off Friday with the opening ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro, we thought it would be a great idea to take part. No, we’re not taking an all-expenses-paid trip to provide weekly updates in the Insider for the XXXI Olympiad, and it’s safe to say that we didn’t qualify for any of the events because that kind of info would have been plastered all over these pages for weeks. Instead, like we did way back in...

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Just imagine all that gold hanging around Tim’s neck
Aug02

Just imagine all that gold hanging around Tim’s neck

Sure, we could have done a pentathlon or a decathlon to decide the inaugural winner of the Insider Summer Olympics, but that wouldn’t really fit with our style. So we battled our way through a septathlon (that’s seven events) to declare the grand champion of meaningless games around here. While we expected it to be close – or at least much closer – it turned out to be a bit of a one-sided affair. But don’t worry, Jon will have a...

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We tagged along for a Pokémon Go session
Aug02

We tagged along for a Pokémon Go session

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a – Pikachu? If you have a smart phone – or even know anybody who does – chances are you’ve uttered or heard this very phrase hundreds of times already, caught up in the international frenzy known as Pokémon Go. Pokémon Go is an app-based game that launched less than a month ago and has taken a firm grip on modern society. It’s based off the uber-popular video and card game from the late 1990s/early...

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We sent Megan to summer camp for a day
Aug02
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Go Try It: Mix a cool six pack at Barb’s Beer Emporium
Aug02

Go Try It: Mix a cool six pack at Barb’s Beer Emporium

Concord definitely isn’t short on places to buy beer. Whether you’re looking to sit down and enjoy one at an establishment or pick something up to take home, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for somewhere in the city. But for the real brew afficionados out there, maybe the selection at 7-Eleven or Market Basket just isn’t sufficient. Maybe you’re looking for more variety than traditional stores like that have to offer. If...

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Photography show gives best of both worlds
Aug02
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Tasty Brews: Lithermans Simply Red Ale
Aug02

Tasty Brews: Lithermans Simply Red Ale

The last time we checked out a Lithermans Limited brew, the Concord brewery was just opening its tap room and beers for public consumption and of course we went. But things have changed over the last few months and now Lithermans is not only still serving up tasters at its 126 Hall St. location, but it has branched out to sell in a few select Concord locations, like Cimo’s South End Deli, the Concord Food Co-op and Barb’s Beer...

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Scholarships handed out
Aug02

Scholarships handed out

Sixteen 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 June 29. Sara Akramy, Nicholas Angelone, Amber Caplette, Shania Clark, Rachel Demers, Jaret Foote, Kyle Haas, Jillian Kilar, Sandrine Ndetah, Emily Stevens, Madisyn Winters and Kiersten Wulff received nursing scholarships. In addition, four allied health...

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Butterfly update: Eggs have arrived
Aug02

Butterfly update: Eggs have arrived

The circle of life is in full swing over at Cole Gardens. A few weeks ago, we went over there to check out the little butterfly sanctuary they had just installed – there’s a tent out in front of the building with 12 monarch butterflies inside. The goal was to have these bugs mate and produce hundreds more of the important pollinators. After a little mishap with the first batch of butterflies, things are finally going according to...

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Plenty of live music to be heard this week
Aug02

Plenty of live music to be heard this week

Another week, another full slate of good, live music in Concord. As usual, we’re here to give you the rundown so you don’t have to get your hands dirty digging up this info yourselves. You can thank us later.   Tuesday For those of you lucky enough to secure this fine publication on Tuesday (sorry to everyone who has to wait an extra day), you’ll also be lucky enough to attend the Nevers Band’s performance at Presidential Oaks at...

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Get ready to laugh at this new  class and show
Aug02

Get ready to laugh at this new class and show

Knock knock. (Now you say, “Who’s there?”) A new stand-up comedy class, that’s who. See how we skipped the setup to the punchline there? If you take this class, you’ll never find yourself in the same terrible, tomato-throwing-inducing predicament. That’s because New Hampshire comedian Greg Boggis and ConcordTV Executive Director Doris Ballard have teamed up to bring laughter to the masses at a fairly tense point in time in America....

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Lace up for the first Discover Downtown Art Walk
Aug02

Lace up for the first Discover Downtown Art Walk

Intown Concord invites artists and performers to participate in the first Discover Downtown Art Walk on Aug. 19-20 along North and South Main Street. The art walk is in conjunction with Intown Concord’s 2nd annual Discover Downtown Summer Sidewalk Sale promotion. The invitation to apply is open to visual and performing artists who would like to share, show, demonstrate or promote their art on Main Street. Participation is by...

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Bulletin Board

VNA hosting sleep presentation Concord Regional VNA is offering a free presentation “Good Night, Sleep Tight” on Aug. 9 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Pleasant View Retirement, 227 Pleasant St. Sleep is essential to your physical and emotional well-being. The way you feel during the day is dependent on how well you sleep at night. Discover how much sleep we really need, suggestions for a quality night’s sleep and strategies on speaking with your...

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We sure take fun vacations
Aug02
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Look who’s trying to find love on craigslist
Aug02

Look who’s trying to find love on craigslist

We took to craigslist last week to see who had been posting on the missed connections pages in our neck of the woods during the month of July. And lo and behold, we found all these great entries to share. So here’s a sampling of what we found and could print, unedited, of course.   Concord fed ex – m4w (ft. eddy rd) – July 29 I came in twice today. You were funny and so very helpful. But you have the most amazing eyes and...

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Tell us about your fantasy
Aug02

Tell us about your fantasy

If you’re like us, fantasy football is kind of a big deal when fall rolls around. It’s actually a surprise that we get any work done once the calendar switches to September with constant watching of the waiver wire, injury updates and trade requests. But we like to pride ourselves on our ability to multitask. Anyway, fantasy football is a fun way to talk trash with friends, gain bragging rights and make things a little more...

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This Week in Concord History
Aug02

This Week in Concord History

Aug. 2, 1830: The Rev. Roger C. Hatch rides from Hopkinton to Concord to make the first deposit in the New Hampshire Savings Bank. The amount is $100. The bank’s quarters at 214 N. Main St. are now the offices of the Gallagher, Callahan and Gartrell law firm.   Aug. 2, 1927: Granite cutters from Concord join others from throughout New England in appealing for a five-day week with a $9-a-day wage. They currently work 5½ days a...

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Book of the Week: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice
Aug02

Book of the Week: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice: On the Segregation of the Queen Laurie R. King 1994, 356 pages Mystery   A young woman named Mary Russell meets Sherlock Holmes while out reading and walking on the Sussex Downs. She thinks she is alone, and almost steps on him. They surprise each other, and this strange meeting is the beginning of a friendship that neither could have imagined. Mary Russell is highly intelligent, independent, an orphan, and...

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