Concord road race preview: Check out all the different races you can take part in this summer and fall
Jun04

Concord road race preview: Check out all the different races you can take part in this summer and fall

Spring has finally arrived, and now, before you know it, summer will be here. That means we’re in prime running season, and wouldn’t you know it – Concord just so happens to have plethora of road races coming up between now and late fall. Since Concord is home to a large and passionate running community, we figured we’d pull together information about as many road races as we could find to set you up for the rest of the season. And...

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Making Good Health Simple: Making a training plan – and sticking to it – is key for any runner
Jun04

Making Good Health Simple: Making a training plan – and sticking to it – is key for any runner

What separates runners from non-runners? The willingness to follow a training plan. “Running is nothing more than a series of arguments between the part of your brain that wants to stop and the part that wants to keep going.” I am a firm believer in this. The body is capable of amazing things. Most of you reading this right now could run a half marathon today if you had to. You may not be able to walk the next day, but you could do...

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Album Review: ‘These Tracks’ by These Trees a light-rocking, heartfelt debut album
Jun04

Album Review: ‘These Tracks’ by These Trees a light-rocking, heartfelt debut album

I was lucky enough to snag an early copy of These Tracks, the debut EP from Concord-based These Trees, and give it a listen last week. The band consists of Benjamin Harris (lead guitar, backing vocals), Jacob Gines (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ethan Archer (bass) and Chris Laliotis (drums). The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Rocking Horse Studio in Pittsfield, and all of the songs were written by Gines and Harris. It was...

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The Yogi: Sage advice from a wise old man named Dave Matthews
Jun04

The Yogi: Sage advice from a wise old man named Dave Matthews

This week, we’ll start with the words of an ancient sage. We’ll start with the wisdom of the great yogi, Dave Matthews: “The space between the tears we cry is the laughter that keeps us coming back for more The space between the wicked lies is the hope to keep us safe from the pain.” Okay. Dave’s are not exactly ancient words, though the period when the Dave Matthew Band recorded the album Everyday sometimes feels like an ancient...

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Bulletin Board: PBS to join McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery center; Cog Railway comes to Concord
Jun04

Bulletin Board: PBS to join McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery center; Cog Railway comes to Concord

Newly bereaved discussion group Concord Regional VNA is offering a Newly Bereaved Discussion Group on Tuesday, June 4 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. 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 call 224-4093 or...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Ward 4 special election, roller skating at Everett Arena and more
Jun04

City Manager’s Newsletter: Ward 4 special election, roller skating at Everett Arena and more

On Friday, Stefanie Breton, the city’s public information officer, sent out the weekly City Manager’s Newsletter. Here are some of the highlights: Special election A special election to fill a vacant city council seat in Ward 4 will be held Tuesday, June 4, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The candidates are John Cook, Edith Chiasson and Meredith A. Hatfield. Should you have any questions about the upcoming election, please contact the City...

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Entertainment: Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys comes to the Cap Center
Jun04

Entertainment: Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys comes to the Cap Center

Music Tuesday Dan Weiner at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Joel Cage at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Will Hatch at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Senie Hunt at Cheers at 5 p.m. Friday Living Deads at Makris Lobster & Steak House at 7:30 p.m. Hometown Eulogy at Area 23 at 8 p.m. Mill Brook School Fundraiser with Queen City Soul and Lucas Gallo at The 19th Hole at Beaver Meadow Golf Course at 7 p.m. 21-plus. Suggested...

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On Display: Last chance to see photographer Bill Whitman’s work at Kimball Jenkins
Jun04

On Display: Last chance to see photographer Bill Whitman’s work at Kimball Jenkins

A photo exhibit featuring the work of local photographer Bill Whitman is on display at the Kimball Jenkins mansion until Monday (June 10). Whitman likes to seek out the strange and interesting, and he has a unique perspective, which is evident in his photos. Make sure you get to Kimball Jenkins this week before the show is gone. Up next will be the Spring Student Exhibition, which opens June 13 with an artists reception at...

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Food Snob: Crab cake breakfast from The Post
Jun04

Food Snob: Crab cake breakfast from The Post

It’s been a nice couple months for the Concord food scene – and therefore, for the Food Snob. In April, Federal’s Café opened up across the street from the federal courthouse on Pleasant Street. Now, in the heart of downtown, there’s a new place with a familiar name: The Post. Taking over the space formerly occupied by Gyro House at 58 N. Main St., The Post is a “sister” restaurant to The Newell Post on Fisherville Road (is that...

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Missed Connections: Looking for love in Concord through Craigslist 
Jun04

Missed Connections: Looking for love in Concord through Craigslist 

Where does the time go? It’s been a good six months since the last installment of Missed Connections, and we know you’ve all been anxiously awaiting the next batch. In order to keep the masses happy, we compiled the following items that have been posted to the Craigslist Missed Connections section in Concord or Bow over the past month or so. As always, these are printed completely unedited, just the way they appear on Craigslist in...

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On the Road: The ‘Insider’ tags along on a Girl Scout trip to London
Jun04

On the Road: The ‘Insider’ tags along on a Girl Scout trip to London

Concord Girl Scout Troop 20507 took a trip to London at the end of April. Here they are at Pax Lodge, which is one of the five Girl Scout World Centers and the only one in England. The others are in Mexico, India, Switzerland and Africa. Thanks for bringing us along, ladies! We’re sure you represented Concord to the fullest in your trip across the pond – after all, you did bring a copy of the Insider, and it doesn’t get more Concordy...

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Book of the Week: ‘The Travelling Cat Chronicles’
Jun04

Book of the Week: ‘The Travelling Cat Chronicles’

The Travelling Cat Chronicles Hiro Arikawa 2018, 277 pages Fiction   Satoru Miyawaki adopts an injured stray cat and calls it Nana. He names him Nana because his tail is crooked into the shape of a seven – and seven is a lucky number. Satoru and Nana set off on a journey in his silver van to visit Satoru’s childhood friends, who all live in other parts of Japan. The story is told by Nana, the cat. Nana’s voice can be no-nonsense,...

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This Week in Concord History
Jun04

This Week in Concord History

June 4, 1819: A great parade of Concord citizens, soldiers, musicians and legislators escorts new Gov. Samuel Bell, on horseback, from Boscawen to the new State House. The procession is greeted with “bells, the thunder of artillery, and the gratulations of the thousands,” the Patriot reports. “The day was remarkably fine.” June 4, 1973: Gov. Mel Thomson establishes a box at the Concord post office where residents are asked to report...

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