The Insider got a chance to drive a Nascar stock car around the N.H. Motor Speedway track
Sep03

The Insider got a chance to drive a Nascar stock car around the N.H. Motor Speedway track

How many times have you heard someone say, “Racing? That’s not a sport. All you do is drive and make left-hand turns all day.” The next time you hear that, you stop that person in their tracks, because after getting a little, tiny taste of what professional race drivers do, I can definitively and enthusiastically say that racing is absolutely a sport – it might be the toughest sport there is. I was fortunate enough to get an invite to...

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Get a glimpse of New England racing history at North East Motor Sports Museum
Sep03

Get a glimpse of New England racing history at North East Motor Sports Museum

If you’re a racing fan, a car nut or just someone who appreciates history, the North East Motor Sports Museum has to be on your list of places you need to check out. Opened in 2017, the museum is a visually stunning and information-rich collection of items from New England racing history. From cars to racing equipment to photographs to trophies to books and magazines, you could easily spend a whole day here just poking around and...

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While you’re in Loudon for Full Throttle Fall Weekend, try something exotic at the Hungry Buffalo
Sep03

While you’re in Loudon for Full Throttle Fall Weekend, try something exotic at the Hungry Buffalo

September is a busy month for New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Although the Nascar Cup Series race is over, there’s still a whole lot of high-octane action coming to the track in the very near future, punctuated by the second annual Full Throttle Fall Weekend coming Sept. 20 and 21. Full Throttle Fall Weekend consists of Canada’s Nascar Pinty’s Series in the Visit New Hampshire 100, which is only the second race outside of Canada for the...

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Entertainment: Heavy load of concerts at Bank of NH Stage
Sep03

Entertainment: Heavy load of concerts at Bank of NH Stage

Music Wednesday Steven Chagnon at Courtyard by Marriott at 6 p.m. Bear Brook Podcast: Stories From the Stage at Bank of NH Stage at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 plus fees at ccanh.com. Open mic at Area 23 at 6 p.m. Thursday The Brian Booth Jazz Quartet at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Charlie Chronopoulos at Cheers at 5 p.m. The Ballroom Thieves with Gentle Temper at Bank of NH Stage at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20-$30 plus fees at ccanh.com. Eric...

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Bulletin Board: Thrift shop sales, film fest, comedy and more
Sep03

Bulletin Board: Thrift shop sales, film fest, comedy and more

Thrift shop for St. Paul’s Church The Chapter Two thrift shop of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church announces the following sales of clothing, shoes and household goods for infants, children, women and men: Everything in the shop is half price from Tuesday (Sept. 3) to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plus, a $5 fill-a-bag sale will be held from Sunday to Sept. 12 and Sept. 16-19. Fall merchandise starts on Sept. 23. Enter from 21 Centre St....

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Library card sign-ups, cooking demo and more
Sep03

City Manager’s Newsletter: Library card sign-ups, cooking demo and more

On Friday, Stefanie Breton, the city’s public information officer, sent out the weekly City Manager’s Newsletter. You can read the full newsletter by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the Newsletter button on the home page. Here are some of the highlights: File to run for municipal office The city’s next municipal election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Anyone wishing to file for municipal office may do so at the City Clerk’s...

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Making Good Health Simple: An apple a day – does it really make a difference?
Sep03

Making Good Health Simple: An apple a day – does it really make a difference?

An apple a day? A little overzealous – daunting even. What about an apple every other day? Possibly once a week? Definitely more doable. In New England we have a crazy fixation with apples. For as long as I can remember, apple season was a thing. Going to the apple orchard as a child was a huge event. We all had our marching orders, which included selecting very specific apples for very specific purposes. Certain apples for...

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Get your tickets for Intown Concord’s Upstairs/Downtown Walking Tour
Sep03

Get your tickets for Intown Concord’s Upstairs/Downtown Walking Tour

Tickets are on sale for the upcoming Upstairs/Downtown Walking Tour, to be held next Thursday, Sept. 12. View historic downtown Concord as we trek up staircases and climb through windows to take in the wonderous and beautiful skyscape of downtown Concord. The tour will start at the Atrium in Eagle Square located at 7 Eagle Square and continue to each point of interest around the city. A few of the buildings we’ll be visiting: The...

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Making Strides, American Cancer Society host Light Up the Capitol at State House
Sep03

Making Strides, American Cancer Society host Light Up the Capitol at State House

Community members gathered at the State House on Aug. 23 for Light Up the Capitol, a small-scale version of the Lights of HOPE event held in Washington, D.C., each year in September where Lights of Hope Bags line the Lincoln Memorial to honor those touched by cancer. The event, hosted by Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, featured food trucks, live music, lawn games and...

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Vintage Views: Our ancestor’s Labor Day
Sep03

Vintage Views: Our ancestor’s Labor Day

For the Insider Our ancestors celebrated many “firsts” in the year 1882 here in Concord as well as across the nation. The very first United States Ski Club was formed in Berlin, N.H., and the very first demonstration of pancake making was held at a department store in New York City. The famous P.T. Barnum purchased his first world famous elephant named Jumbo and America was captivated by the infamous bank robber Jesse James,...

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NHTI Staff Photo Contest is in full swing – go vote for your favorite
Sep03

NHTI Staff Photo Contest is in full swing – go vote for your favorite

The annual – and hotly contested – NHTI Staff Photo Contest is in full swing in the college’s library. Ten photos, each taken by a different member of the NHTI library staff, are on display in the lobby art gallery, simply numbered 1 through 10. There are no titles, captions or, most importantly, credits. All you have to do is go in, look at the photos and fill out a paper ballot indicating your top three choices, ranked 1 through 3. ...

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Kiwanis Club of Concord to hold 34th annual car show at NHTI on Saturday
Sep03

Kiwanis Club of Concord to hold 34th annual car show at NHTI on Saturday

Gear-heads, petrol-heads, motor-heads, car enthusiasts – there are a lot of names for people who love cars, but there’s only one event – the Kiwanis Club of Concord’s Antique & Classic Car Show. The car show will return for a 34th year this Saturday, when hundreds of classic, rare and just stunning automobiles roll into NHTI from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This all-day event is fun for the whole family, and you’re bound to see something...

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This Week in Concord History
Sep03

This Week in Concord History

Sept. 3, 1861: Thirty-one train cars carry the Third New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Regiment out of the Concord station. Sept. 3, 1914: Richard F. Upton is born in Bow. He will become a prominent Concord lawyer and speaker of the New Hampshire House. In 1949, concerned with light voter turnout in previous New Hampshire presidential primaries, he will initiate legislation to make the process more meaningful. Long before his death in...

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Book of the Week: ‘American Sutra’
Sep03

Book of the Week: ‘American Sutra’

American Sutra: A story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War Duncan Ryuken Williams 2019, 258 pages text; 136 pages notes and end materials Adult non-fiction   American Sutra begins with the traditional opening words of Buddhist religious texts, or sutras: “Thus have I heard.” This opening dates from the time when these texts were passed down as an oral tradition. Duncan Ryuken Williams passes down to us the story of what...

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