Check out these  Easter egg hunts and events
Apr11

Check out these Easter egg hunts and events

Are you feeling that itch yet? (Hopefully you didn’t just answer “yes” without knowing where we were going with that.) We’re talking about the Easter egg hunting itch, and it’s going around like the plague right now.Believe it or not, it’s already just about time to celebrate that fateful day in history when a gigantic bunny hopped into every home on Earth, depositing eggs, plastic grass and pastel-colored candy all over the place –...

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Here’s what we  want in our  Easter basket
Apr11

Here’s what we want in our Easter basket

This year, we decided to give the Easter Bunny the day off for the big holiday. Instead, we went and did some shopping for ourselves. After all, if you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself. Here’s a little sampling of some of the Easter basket items we picked out for ourselves.

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When you play Bean Boozled, nobody wins
Apr11

When you play Bean Boozled, nobody wins

As we’ve said many times before, we’ll do just about anything for a story.That includes taking part in things we know we’ll never succeed at – or on rare occasions, actually enjoy. With this being the Easter Issue, we thought it would be fun to try something to match the theme.We couldn’t go sit on the Easter Bunny’s lap because that would fall somewhere on the scale between creepy and weird, and we’re a little old for the local...

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Candy Snob: Who wouldn’t want to eat Easter candy early?
Apr11

Candy Snob: Who wouldn’t want to eat Easter candy early?

We’ve tasted tested all kinds of food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Dishes that are simple and others you may find a little too outside the box.And we’ve written about desserts as options around certain holidays, and even incorporated a few into our meal features.But to the best of our knowledge, there’s never been an exclusive story about candy, and more importantly, tasting it.Since Easter is one of the biggest candy...

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The Easter Eggstravaganza was quite a hit
Apr11

The Easter Eggstravaganza was quite a hit

As far as we’re concerned, last weekend’s second annual Easter Eggstravaganza was the unofficial kickoff to the Easter festivities in Concord. The ConcordTV fundraiser had more Easter baskets than we’ve ever seen in one place, a great lineup of live music and, of course, direct access to the Easter Bunny.

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These fine folks are getting ready for the Boston Marathon
Apr11

These fine folks are getting ready for the Boston Marathon

If you didn’t know, we’re not exactly the kind of guys who would (or could) run 26.2 miles – let alone do all the training to actually complete a marathon. That’s why we choose to write about people who make a conscious decision to put themselves through what we can only imagine is a considerable amount of pain and sacrifice. But kudos to all the runners who make that kind of commitment, especially when they do it for a good cause....

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From the Crowd: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is live-action magic
Apr11

From the Crowd: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is live-action magic

We were looking at box office numbers last week – something we routinely do, of course – and saw that the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast had already raked in more than $900 million worldwide in a little more than three weeks, according to Box Office Mojo, which tracks that kind of stuff.Assuming an average ticket price of $10 (Box Office Mojo puts the average ticket price at $8.65 in the U.S., but we haven’t seen prices...

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Concord Reads is coming to a close
Apr11

Concord Reads is coming to a close

Now in its 15th year, Concord Reads is a pretty big deal. It was started by a group of residents – who partnered with the Concord Public Library – to encourage citizens of all ages and backgrounds to read and discuss the themes and ideas in the same book. Since early February, the library has been hosting movie screenings, discussions and even a trivia night that all have a connection with this year’s book of choice, Adrift: 76 Days...

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From the Crowd: What happens when the robots take over?
Apr11

From the Crowd: What happens when the robots take over?

Imagine a life where robots did all the work.No longer did humans have to man the factories, serve as secretaries or really do just about anything.Thanks to the isolated island factory of Rossum’s Universal Robots, the world is being populated with thousands of new robots by the day. With robots leading the workforce at a productivity rate of 2 times that of a human, there isn’t much need for humans in the workforce. And, in turn, the...

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Around Town: We never know what we’ll find when out and about
Apr11

Around Town: We never know what we’ll find when out and about

We always thought a hood was an important piece of an automobile – you know, to keep safe all those vital parts that make a car drive. But apparently that’s not the case – at least for this Geo Prizm we saw on a rainy day last week. Maybe you see cars without hoods quite often, but this might be the first one we’ve seen – outside of the movies.

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CYPN: Meet April’s Young Professional of the Month
Apr11

CYPN: Meet April’s Young Professional of the Month

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Concord Young Professionals Network introduces you to another Young Professional of the Month, Heidi Schmidt. How old are you? 29. Where do you live? Manchester. Where do you work? NHTI – Concord’s Community College. Where did you go to school? SNHU and NHTI. What do you like to do for fun? I enjoy shopping and going to the beach in the summertime. Favorite places to be? The ocean.Last book...

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Get ready to laugh at comedian Jimmy Dunn at NHTI on Friday
Apr11

Get ready to laugh at comedian Jimmy Dunn at NHTI on Friday

NHTI’s Campus Activities Board’s annual Spring Comedy Show is bringing Jimmy Dunn to campus on Friday with opener Kelly MacFarland.Dunn is an actor and stand-up comedian from Boston, who recently co-starred on the CBS comedy The McCarthys as Sean McCarthy. He got his start in the comedy world telling jokes at a bar in Gloucester, Mass., where he was paid in beer and fried clams (not a bad gig, if you ask us). Since then, Dunn has gone...

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Concord, Bow libraries have spruced things up
Apr11

Concord, Bow libraries have spruced things up

The public libraries in Concord and Bow are never happy to sit back and rest on their laurels. We know these public institutions are constantly looking for new and exciting ways to provide the most and best services for their respective (and often overlapping) communities. Usually this means adding or expanding programming or items in the library.But in this case, Concord Public Library and Baker Free Library in Bow have gone the...

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Concord Little League is holding a photo contest
Apr11

Concord Little League is holding a photo contest

Despite the snow to start the month and rainy weather last week, baseball season in Concord is right around the corner. We promise. The high school team was slated to take the field for the opener this week, while Concord Little League has its opening day on the schedule for April 29, after moving it back a week. And one way Concord Little League is trying to get its 300 or so players excited about the upcoming year is by holding a...

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On Display: Kimball Jenkins has a cool new bike exhibit
Apr11

On Display: Kimball Jenkins has a cool new bike exhibit

With the Big Bicycle Project set to debut all around Concord on May 6, Kimball Jenkins Estate is hosting an exhibit which – as you can see – is all about bikes. The exhibit, which will be on display through April, features antique bikes dating as far back as the 1880s, along with a variety of bicycle advertisements and pictures that all have to do with bikes. So to get yourself ready for the influx of bicycle art, it might be a good...

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CASL: These students will be great leaders one day
Apr11

CASL: These students will be great leaders one day

The Capital Area Student Leadership program encourages students to become active, effective participants and leaders in their schools and community. This year’s group of 25 was announced in January, and last month the CASL students took part in a communications day, where they each answered a few questions from program organizers. During the course of this year’s program, students enjoyed quality interaction with the likes of Gov....

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Book of the Week: ‘The Undoing Project’
Apr11

Book of the Week: ‘The Undoing Project’

The Undoing Project Michael Lewis 2016, 259 pages Genre: Memoir Michael Lewis’s most recent work, The Undoing Project, is an exploration of the human decision-making process through the research and lives of two remarkable psychologists, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky.Kahneman and Tversky had very different personalities, but the unlikely duo collaborated to make groundbreaking discoveries in their field. Their insightful research...

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Bulletin Board

Homebuying class at NHFCU Saturday New Hampshire Federal Credit Union is hosting a free Homebuying 101 class on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon. Thinking about buying a home? Join us for this class to review the pros and cons of homeownership, better understand the mortgage process and discuss the long term costs and considerations when shopping for your home and home loan. For more info, visit nhfcu.org/interior.php/ pid/13/eid/219 or...

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This Week in Concord History
Apr11

This Week in Concord History

April 11, 1793: A tragedy called The Revenge plays at the Town House, on the current site of the Merrimack County Courthouse. It is the first play to be staged in Concord. The city’s Mirrour called it “a virtuous, sentimental and rational amusement to the respectable inhabitants of the town.”   April 11, 1984: Fire ravages the 125-year-old St. Paul’s church in Concord, leaving only the walls, bell tower and half the roof intact....

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