It’s that time of year: Get out there and pick some apples in Concord
Sep25

It’s that time of year: Get out there and pick some apples in Concord

If you grew up in New England, you know what this time of year is all about – apple picking. As the air develops a crisp chill and the leaves start to change from green to red and gold, the apples trees are ready for people to come and pick their fruits right off the branches. We’re fortunate enough to live in a city where there are two places to do such a thing – Carter Hill Orchard and Apple Hill Farm. The two farms are similar in...

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Ocean State Job Lot Adventure Shopping: Apples edition
Sep25

Ocean State Job Lot Adventure Shopping: Apples edition

Since this is the Apples Issue, we decided to hit up Ocean State Job Lot for a little Adventure Shopping to see if we could find any apples-related items. Sure enough, there was plenty of oddly interesting stuff that fit right into the theme. Who knew you could get a rubber lid for a cooking pot in the shape of an apple?

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Food Snob: Fresh apple turnovers – straight out of the oven – from Apple Hill Farm
Sep25

Food Snob: Fresh apple turnovers – straight out of the oven – from Apple Hill Farm

For this Apples Issue, I obviously couldn’t just sit around all week and not try something made with apple. After much consternation and hand-wringing, the hard decision was made to go to Apple Hill Farm, right around the corner from Insider headquarters, and try the tastiest treat I could find. As luck would have it, right as I arrived – unannounced, by the way – owner Diane Souther saw me and asked whether I’d like to try some fresh...

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Raise awareness for mental illness at NAMIWalks NH on Sunday
Sep25

Raise awareness for mental illness at NAMIWalks NH on Sunday

Mental illness is a pretty serious issue that touches millions of lives all over the world every year. Last year, in New Hampshire alone, the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s New Hampshire chapter provided education, support and advocacy for more than 21,000 individuals affected by mental illness – that’s a lot for a state with a population just a little over a million. That’s why NAMIWalks NH, taking place this Sunday, is such...

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Strap on those stilettos, fellas, for the 5th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event
Sep25

Strap on those stilettos, fellas, for the 5th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event

If you’re out in downtown Concord next Wednesday (Oct. 3), you might look around and think Halloween came early this year, as you’re likely to see hundreds of grown men strutting around in lavish high heels, many also donning skirts and dresses. It won’t be an early Halloween, and it won’t be a run-of-the-mill drag show, either. Instead, what you’ll be looking at is the 2018 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. Back for a fifth year in...

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Check out some fine craftsmanship at the Capital Arts Festival on South Main Street
Sep25

Check out some fine craftsmanship at the Capital Arts Festival on South Main Street

The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen will “take it to the streets” with the Capital Arts Festival this Friday through Sunday. The weekend-long event will showcase dozens of artisans, musicians and food vendors in front of League headquarters and the Capitol Center for the Arts on South Main Street in Concord. Partnering with the City of Concord, the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s “Creative Concord Committee,” the Capitol...

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Get a relaxing workout while sipping some suds at Blooming Tree Yoga’s beer yoga event
Sep25

Get a relaxing workout while sipping some suds at Blooming Tree Yoga’s beer yoga event

You know how the old saying goes: Beer and yoga – you can’t have one without the other. Okay, so maybe nobody has ever said that before, but they should, because what could possibly go wrong when combining physical fitness with alcohol consumption? You can find out the answer if you go to Blooming Tree Yoga’s beer yoga event Friday night. The event will be exactly what it sounds like – doing yoga while drinking a beer (or two). “I’ve...

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Entertainment: Lots of laughs on the agenda this week
Sep25

Entertainment: Lots of laughs on the agenda this week

After a couple of relatively light weeks on the entertainment front, everything is back in full swing this week. There are three separate comedy events on the agenda, plus the usual plethora of live music, so it should be a pretty good one. Check it out:   Music Tuesday Mike Walsh at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Comedy at Area 23 at 9 p.m. Sign-ups start at 8:30. Wednesday Andrew Merzi at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m....

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Road paving updates, renovated pro shop at Everett Arena and more
Sep25

City Manager’s Newsletter: Road paving updates, renovated pro shop at Everett Arena and more

The city of Concord’s public information officer, Stefanie Breton, sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The newsletter contained too much information for us to fit into this spot, so we’re just printing some highlights here. For the full newsletter, go to concordnh.gov and click the “Newsletter” button on the home page. Fall drop-ins at City Wide Community Center Looking to get in some fall sports or some exercise? Drop...

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Five ConcordTV videos to be awarded at upcoming ACM-NE Video Festival
Sep25

Five ConcordTV videos to be awarded at upcoming ACM-NE Video Festival

Last week was a big week for ConcordTV – it was announced that five ConcordTV videos won first or second place in the upcoming ACM-NE (Alliance for Community Media – Northeast Region) Video Festival, to be held in October in New York. “This is a really big deal for our staff,” said Doris Ballard, executive director of ConcordTV. “Thanks to their hard work in 2017, their outstanding videos are getting the recognition they deserve. That...

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Bulletin Board: Online career expo, Audubon concert ahead
Sep25

Bulletin Board: Online career expo, Audubon concert ahead

VNA offers Walk-In Wednesday Concord Regional VNA will offer Walk-In Wednesday this Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at Horseshoe Pond Place Senior Resource Center, 26 Commercial St. Walk-In Wednesday is held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the same time. Walk-In Wednesday is an opportunity to get your questions answered. A Concord Regional VNA team member is available to meet with people individually regarding their specific...

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Book of the Week: ‘Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them’
Sep25

Book of the Week: ‘Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them’

Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them Jennifer Wright 2017, 310 pages Nonfiction Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them, is a surprisingly funny book, despite its grim subject matter. Structured in chronological order, the book covers some of the most dreaded epidemics endured by mankind, from the Antonine Plague, which crippled the Roman Empire, to the HIV/AIDS epidemic...

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This Week in Concord History
Sep25

This Week in Concord History

Sept. 25, 2003: In Concord, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announces that New Hampshire will build a new emergency management center, thanks to a $9.1 million grant. Sept. 26, 1845: The New Hampshire Courier of Concord tells readers it’s willing to take payment in forms other than cash: “Those of our subscribers who are in arrears to us for the Courier and wish to pay in wood are reminded that cold weather is at hand and...

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