Youth Art Month show is a must-see for all
Mar14

Youth Art Month show is a must-see for all

There are more than 1,000 pieces included in this year’s Concord School District Youth Art Month show, so if you like what you see here, there’s plenty more to pique your interest at Steeplegate Mall through March 29.

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Tim went back to school to make a clay bowl
Mar14

Tim went back to school to make a clay bowl

Since it’s Youth Art Month (in case you didn’t get the memo), and you might consider us childlike from time to time – as well as art enthusiasts – we figured it would be a great time to learn a new creative skill.And what better place to do so than a middle school art class? It just so happens that students in Kristi Nyhan’s eighth-grade art class at Rundlett Middle School were starting the process of making bowls to be sold at...

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There are plenty of places for kids to be artsy
Mar14

There are plenty of places for kids to be artsy

As we all know, kids love arts and crafts. And if there’s one hobby that requires lots of supplies, its art (and crafting, which really is an art form in itself).Since it’s Youth Art Month, we figured we’d better do something to highlight some of the artistic endeavors the youth of our community can get into around here.We checked in with a bunch of places that either have supplies for sale – so you can stock up and turn your home...

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Tim got a crash course in how to play squash
Mar14

Tim got a crash course in how to play squash

Squash is one of those sports that people try to compare to another. And it’s usually because people have no idea what it really is or what the rules are. Is it similar to racquetball? How does it compare to tennis? Well, to be fair, you do use a racquet when playing squash, but that’s pretty much where the similarities end. “It gets lumped in with tennis and racquetball because it’s a racquet sport, but it can’t be any more different...

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How do they pick all that art for the show?
Mar14

How do they pick all that art for the show?

The sheer amount of work in the Concord School District’s annual Youth Art Month exhibit at Steeplegate Mall is staggering.When you walk into the previously vacant location, it’s hard to decide how to see it all. Do you start by walking along the outside and scanning all the work on the walls? Do you scope out the partitions first and then hit up the walls? What about zig-zagging your way through it all with no rhyme or reason? And do...

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From the Crowd: ‘The Learning Man’ an educational experience
Mar14

From the Crowd: ‘The Learning Man’ an educational experience

When did you learn how to color? Do you remember when you first learned how to walk? What about forming sentences? When did you learn to do that?For most people, the answer to these questions is something like, “I don’t know, when I was a little kid I guess.” But for some people, people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, the answers might be something like, “Just a few months ago,” or, “I’m still working on it,” if that...

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Food Snob: Trying the Adopted Luke burger from b.good
Mar14

Food Snob: Trying the Adopted Luke burger from b.good

Whenever a new restaurant opens up in town, we try to make a point of checking it out as soon as possible. B.good has been open for more than a month now, so it was about time we stopped by to see what they were all about. The fast-casual eatery on Fort Eddy Road occupies the space formerly held by Boloco, and it offers wholesome, natural and tasty meals for people on the go.We checked in with b.good a few weeks ago for the Burgers...

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SouperFest is bigger and better than ever
Mar14

SouperFest is bigger and better than ever

SouperFest is one of those community events that just keeps growing year after year.When it began eight years ago, it was just a small fundraiser for South Church’s senior programming that raised about $1,000 in each of the first few years. Fast-forward to last year and more than 600 people showed up and raised about $34,000 for the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness.“I’m hoping we have 1,000 guests or more this year,” said Greg...

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Go Try It: Color a picture for Eggstravaganza contest
Mar14

Go Try It: Color a picture for Eggstravaganza contest

One of the best things about being a kid is the large amount of time you can spend coloring.Just think about it: any time you want, you can pick up some crayons, colored pencils or markers and create an amazing picture that will be hung with pride on the family fridge for all to see.The world of adult coloring has kind of exploded in the last few years, and has opened up a world of possibilities for many, but sitting at your desk at...

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Christy Day to share her travel story at Gibson’s Bookstore
Mar14

Christy Day to share her travel story at Gibson’s Bookstore

If you have a case of wanderlust, or if you just like to hear about people who have traveled the world, you’ll want to stop by Gibson’s Bookstore next Tuesday (March 21) at 5:30 p.m. to hear about the journey of Christy Day.Day will be on hand to present the travelogue of her 500-mile pilgrimage across northern Spain, making the Pilgrimage of Saint James (el Camino de Santiago). Presented in conjunction with the Harvard Club of New...

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‘The Bremen Town Musicians’ are coming
Mar14

‘The Bremen Town Musicians’ are coming

It’s a week before opening night, and the cast is back for another night of rehearsal.But once on stage, they realize the seats are packed and the audience is there for the show. So, of course, they give the people what they want – and perform.That’s the opening scene of The Bremen Town Musicians, a fun, interactive play that will be put on by the Junior Service League of Concord this Friday and Saturday at St. Paul’s School’s...

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The Rotary is hosting a 4-way speech contest
Mar14

The Rotary is hosting a 4-way speech contest

If you were asked to give a speech on any topic, what would you choose? That’s the million-dollar question heading into the Rotary Club of Concord’s 4-Way Test Speech Contest next week. The contest includes students in grades nine through 12 in all the high schools in the Rotary Club’s area, so we’re talking about Concord High, Bishop Brady, Merrimack Valley, Pembroke Academy and so on. Home-schooled students were also included. Now...

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Wallners receive Rumford  Award from United Way
Mar14

Wallners receive Rumford Award from United Way

Granite United Way presented Concord residents Nick and Mary Jane Wallner with the Rumford Leadership Award at their annual Merrimack County Leadership event held at the Red Blazer last week. The award is presented to individuals who have shown tremendous dedication to the Merrimack County community. Mary Jane is  serving her 19th term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and has been the executive director of Merrimack...

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Parks and Recreation has moved its offices
Mar14

Parks and Recreation has moved its offices

To celebrate the start of spring and daylight saving time, the Concord Parks and Recreation Department has decided to roll the clocks back a few years. By that we mean the department has moved its headquarters to the building at White Park it used to be based out of about four years ago. The move was necessary because the building where it most recently operated out of, the Heights Community Center, is about to get a major makeover....

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Police and fire are skating for a good cause
Mar14

Police and fire are skating for a good cause

This Sunday, police and fire personnel from around the state will lace up the old skates and take the ice at SNHU Arena in Manchester for a great cause.The 10th annual Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship will feature blue versus red in a fun, yet competitive game, in support of children who receive care at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD).And it just so happens that four local public servants will take part.Tom...

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Get in on this writing contest
Mar14

Get in on this writing contest

Students who like to write poetry will have another chance for statewide recognition this year. The Poetry Society of New Hampshire, in partnership with the New Hampshire Council of Teachers of English, is holding its annual poetry contest this spring. The Junior Division is open to all young writers, in grades 1-8, and the Senior Division is for writers in grades 9-12. The winning poems from each division will be published in The...

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Intown Concord is hosting a party
Mar14

Intown Concord is hosting a party

Everyone loves a good party. And Intown Concord is throwing a good one. Instead of the annual meeting, which has been the past format to show off what the nonprofit has been up to the last year, the new team at Intown decided instead to host a little celebration at Phenix Hall. “It’s a fun way to highlight the past year of Intown Concord,” said Kate Fleming, events and outreach coordinator for Intown. And all of you are invited. The...

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CYPN: Meredith Astles is a fan of Red River Theatres
Mar14

CYPN: Meredith Astles is a fan of Red River Theatres

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Concord Young Professionals Network introduces you to another “Young Professional of the Month,” Meredith Astles.How old are you? 29.Where do you live? Hopkinton.Where do you currently work? Owner of KnockKnock Social, a social media marketing, website and graphics firm.Where did you go to school? Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, Vt.What do you like to do for fun? I love all things...

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This Week in Concord History
Mar14

This Week in Concord History

March 14, 1939: The Monitor reports that the task of renaming city streets has been turned over to the city planning board by an aldermanic committee that has had the job for nine months and renamed just one street.   March 14, 1947: The Monitor editorializes in favor of the construction of a city swimming pool – and a plan to charge swimmers a fee: “It is no more unreasonable to expect swimmers to pay something for this...

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Bulletin Board

Dr. Seuss birthday party on Saturday Join Gibson’s Bookstore on Saturday at 11 a.m. for a party in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America! We’ll have storytime, crafts, and we’ll decorate a birthday card to present to our special guest: The Cat in the Hat himself! Parents, don’t forget to bring your cameras to have your child’s photo taken with The Cat in the Hat! For more info, visit...

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Book of the Week: ‘The Snow Rabbit’
Mar14

Book of the Week: ‘The Snow Rabbit’

The Snow Rabbit Camille Garoche 2015, unpaged Children’s The Snow Rabbit is a picture book about a young girl who makes a rabbit out of snow. She brings it inside to show another young girl, a girl who could be her twin? But the snow rabbit begins to melt. She takes the rabbit outside and it magically comes to life! The two girls go on an adventure with the snow rabbit.This book doesn’t have a single word in it – and it doesn’t need...

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