Welcome to your official Summer Guide, 2019 edition
Jul02

Welcome to your official Summer Guide, 2019 edition

From the “better late than never” department, the Insider is proud to bring you the official Summer Guide for 2019. While we’re about a week late in getting this to you, there’s still a ton of summer left, and a ton of summer fun to be had. We scoured the depths of the interwebs to find every fun activity taking place in the Granite State between now and the beginning of fall. We tried to find a wide array of events to satisfy every...

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Bring the family to Memorial Field for the 4th of July fireworks spectacle
Jul02

Bring the family to Memorial Field for the 4th of July fireworks spectacle

It’s hard to believe, but the nation’s greatest holiday – Independence Day – is already upon us. That snuck up quick! While many of you probably have made plans to go somewhere far away, there’s plenty of reason to stay right here in Concord for the 4th of July this year. As usual, the city will put on a magnificent fireworks display at Memorial Field to celebrate the holiday. Food vendors will start selling at 6 p.m. At 7:45, the...

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Making Good Health Simple: Your only directive this summer: Go outside
Jul02

Making Good Health Simple: Your only directive this summer: Go outside

For the Insider Why does outside get such a bad rap sometimes? Growing up, that was the only directive from our mom every non-school day.“Go outside.” That’s it. Not another word, and we knew that we were not to return prematurely unless we were bleeding (I am not talking scraped elbow or knee, I am talking trickling blood that you couldn’t stop by applying pressure from a nearby leaf). As a child I loved everything about outside....

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Entertainment: Some outdoor concerts to enjoy this week
Jul02

Entertainment: Some outdoor concerts to enjoy this week

Music Tuesday Michael Laughlin at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Hopkinton Town Band at Presidential Oaks at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Paul Lovely at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Open mic at Area 23 at 6 p.m. Thursday Nevers Band at Memorial Field at 6 p.m. Friday The Atomic Tones at Area 23 at 7 p.m. Senie Hunt at True Brew Barista at 8 p.m. Saturday Paul Lovely at Hermanos at 7:30 p.m. Mikey G at Chen Yang Li in Bow at 8 p.m. Saturday...

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Bulletin Board: New concert series, meetings and more
Jul02

Bulletin Board: New concert series, meetings and more

Newly bereaved discussion group Concord Regional VNA is offering a Newly Bereaved Discussion Group on Tuesday, July 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Concord Regional VNA Hospice House, 240 Pleasant St. Groups are held on the first Tuesday of each month at the same time. This session provides grief education and support for those who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one. Registration is not required. For more information, please...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Updates on Penacook Landing, parking garage projects
Jul02

City Manager’s Newsletter: Updates on Penacook Landing, parking garage projects

On Friday, Stefanie Breton, the city’s public information officer, sent out the weekly City Manager’s Newsletter. Here are some of the highlights: Penacook Landing project The Penacook Landing project is moving forward. The city has engaged Jeremy Hiltz Excavating in the amount of $401,667 to demolish remaining buildings at the property, as well as to install a new sewer pump station and make other site improvements to support the...

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Book of the Week: ‘The Stone Circle’
Jul02

Book of the Week: ‘The Stone Circle’

The Stone CircleElly Griffiths2019, 364 pagesMystery DCI Harry Nelson is receiving threatening letters again. They refer to a missing girl, Scarlet, a child whom Nelson couldn’t save. And the letters write about another young girl who has been missing for 30 years. Harry is told to look for a child in a stone circle. Ruth, a forensic archeologist, is also receiving letters that sound like they are from her mentor Erik. But Erik is...

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This Week in Concord History
Jul02

This Week in Concord History

July 2, 1976: Gov. Mel Thomson announces precautions are being taken to guard the State House and Bridges House because of reports of recent dynamite thefts from construction sites in Bow and Manchester. July 2, 1976: Gov. Mel Thomson orders a full investigation into what happened to 1,500 pounds of chicken that never made it to a state worker picnic at New Hampshire Hospital. The birds, worth $780, were contaminated and disposed of....

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