Concord trees are in danger, but work is being done to save them
Apr02

Concord trees are in danger, but work is being done to save them

Welcome to the Trees Issue. Kinda random, right? I know – how can someone make a whole newspaper issue about trees? What is there to report about trees, anyway? They probably make terrible interview subjects. Well, the truth is, there’s a lot of tree-related news in the city, and not all of it is good. While the Insider tends not to be a Debbie Downer type of publication, facts are facts, and the facts surrounding the capital city’s...

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Bring the family out to a couple tree-related Concord events in April
Apr02

Bring the family out to a couple tree-related Concord events in April

Now that we’ve gotten the scary stuff out of the way, it’s time to focus on some fun stuff related to trees. First up is a class called Learn From the Arborist: Tree Care for Homeowners. The class will be held April 11 at 6 p.m. at the City Wide Community Center auditorium. Community Forester Cory Keeffe will lead a discussion on how to properly plant and maintain a tree on your property, as well as where to plant it to get the most...

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Sustainable Street Tree Program shows Concord’s commitment to urban forestry
Apr02

Sustainable Street Tree Program shows Concord’s commitment to urban forestry

The Arbor Day Foundation has named Concord, New Hampshire a Tree City USA community in honor of the City of Concord’s dedication to forestry management. Concord General Services’ Sustainable Street Tree Program is one of many ways the City of Concord continues to invest in the community’s urban forestry. The Sustainable Street Tree Program is an initiative to benefit the community with better air quality, provide shade, increase...

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Cap Center’s new Bank of New Hampshire Stage aims to attract younger audience
Apr02

Cap Center’s new Bank of New Hampshire Stage aims to attract younger audience

There are numerous places to hear live music in Concord. Between the big venues such as the Capitol Center for the Arts and Concord City Auditorium and smaller places such as True Brew Barista, Penuche’s and NEC Concord – just to name a few – you can pretty much always find someone playing somewhere. But one more venue couldn’t hurt, right? Especially if that one more is a brand-new joint in the heart of downtown with a hip, young...

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Voting for the 2019 Cappies is now open!
Apr02

Voting for the 2019 Cappies is now open!

It’s that time of year again — time to vote for your favorite capital area businesses and decide who will take home the coveted Cappies awards this year. All you have to do is go to concordmonitor.com/cappies2019 (or click the link on the right side of the Insider home page) and fill in the blanks for each of the listed categories. This is open response, so just write in whoever you think is the most deserving. Voting is...

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Hop on over to the 4th annual Easter Eggstravaganza this weekend
Apr02

Hop on over to the 4th annual Easter Eggstravaganza this weekend

Hard to believe, but it’s almost time for ConcordTV’s 4th annual Easter Eggstravaganza! Last year’s event was bigger than ever, so nothing can stop us now. The three-day festival for family and friends takes place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Bektash Shrine Center (home of the holiday “Feztival of Trees” each year) on Pembroke Road. This year’s Eggstravaganza includes a spectacular feature raffle of more than 150 stunning...

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Making Good Health Simple: Paying attention – it’s easier said than done
Apr02

Making Good Health Simple: Paying attention – it’s easier said than done

Have you ever gotten a new car (or someone close to you did) and in the following week you seem to see that same exact make, model and color car practically everywhere you go? You’re scratching your head thinking, did 50 people in the surrounding towns purchase that same car this week? You know that can’t be possible, yet that is what you see – gunmetal gray GMC Yukons everywhere. Do you know why this occurs? It is not because there...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Beaver Meadow driving range is open, plus other fun stuff
Apr02

City Manager’s Newsletter: Beaver Meadow driving range is open, plus other fun stuff

Last Friday, the city’s public information officer, Stefanie Breton, sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter. There was too much to fit into this space, but you can see the full newsletter by going to concordnh.com and clicking on the Newsletter button on the home page. Beaver Meadow driving range open Happy spring! If you’ve been missing outdoor golf, we are happy to announce that the driving range at Beaver Meadow Golf Course is now...

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Entertainment: Concord Community Music School’s Community Music Fest highlights a musical week
Apr02

Entertainment: Concord Community Music School’s Community Music Fest highlights a musical week

We’ve got a pretty nice week of entertainment here in the first week of April. On the music side, Concord Community Music School holds its all-day Community Music Fest on Saturday, offering up all kinds of chances to both listen to and create sweet sounds. Then, later that evening, ’80s and ’90s legend Paul Reiser, star of Mad About You, among many other big-time Hollywood productions, will do a comedy show at the Capitol Center for...

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Gibson’s Bookstore to host Open Discussion Project on Monday
Apr02

Gibson’s Bookstore to host Open Discussion Project on Monday

Reasonable people of all political persuasions view the increased polarization of our politics with dismay. Too often, we’re only talking to people who agree with us. Anyone who doesn’t agree is an idiot, a troll or a monster. This “siloing” of ideas and experiences undercuts our nation’s ability to address urgent problems and take necessary actions. This isn’t just a left vs.right issue. It has corrupted the internal politics of both...

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Bulletin Board: Many happenings at NHTI, free workouts and more
Apr02

Bulletin Board: Many happenings at NHTI, free workouts and more

International student at NHTI NHTI has students from more than 50 foreign nations. Every April, Wings of Knowledge invites one of them to speak about their homeland, and their journey to America. On Tuesday, April 2 at 6 p.m., join us as Human Service student Chekeri Byimanikora shares the wonders and beauties of her homeland, Rwanda. Known as Igihugu cy’I misozi Igihumbi, or Land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda is rich in natural beauty....

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Take a trip to Eastern Europe with the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce
Apr02

Take a trip to Eastern Europe with the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce invites members, their family and friends, and interested community members to join them on an eight-day journey through Eastern Europe departing March 17, 2020. From the enchanting medieval towns of Eastern Europe to the vibrant and cultured cities of Prague and Vienna, this tour will provide guests with a close-up look at this part of the world. Regarded as Europe’s most beautiful travel...

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Blast From the Past: The true meaning of Concord
Apr02

Blast From the Past: The true meaning of Concord

It was in the year 1725 that our beloved town was granted by the Massachusetts Bay Colony as the town of Penacook Plantation. The good citizens were subjects of the crown and settled as they established themselves in the first years. There were chores at hand and buildings to be built while farms were established and a day of worship observed. Our ancestors certainly knew the value of hard work, and survival was of the utmost concern....

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Book of the Week: ‘The Wild Trees: A Story of Daring and Passion’
Apr02

Book of the Week: ‘The Wild Trees: A Story of Daring and Passion’

The Wild Trees: A Story of Daring and Passion Richard Preston 2007, 294 pages Nonfiction Richard Preston delivers a captivating story about some of the oldest living (some predating the fall of Rome) and largest organisms (in some instances over 350 feet high) on the planet. Described as “the dreadnaughts of trees, the blue whales of the plant kingdom,” the coastal redwood trees in Northern California harbor their own ecosystems in...

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This Week in Concord History
Apr02

This Week in Concord History

April 2, 1835: A second temperance society is formed in Concord. It calls itself the Concord Total Abstinence Society and will attract mainly middle-aged men. The city’s Temperance Society already has 262 members, including 92 women. April 2, 1851: Concord’s town meeting votes to end the tolling of bells at funerals. The practice, the resolution says, “is productive of no good, and may, in case of the illness of the living, result in...

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