Pizza Slice Showdown: Who has the best slice game in Concord?
Mar05

Pizza Slice Showdown: Who has the best slice game in Concord?

Welcome to the Pizza Issue, 2019 edition. If you’re a hardcore reader – which all of you surely are – you might remember that we put out a “For the Love of Pizza” issue on Jan. 30 of last year. In that issue, back when the Insider had a hearty two-man staff, my esteemed colleague and I hit the streets hard to learn as much about pizza as we possibly could.For this issue, working in the new reality of this being a one-man show, there...

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Making Good Health Simple: Yoga: You already have everything you need to do it
Mar05

Making Good Health Simple: Yoga: You already have everything you need to do it

“I’m not flexible.” “I am too old.” “I have a trick hip.” Just a few of the reasons people give for not practicing yoga. The truth is, you already possess all of the necessary equipment required to start practicing yoga – a body and the willingness to try. The term yoga itself means union. It is all about creating a connection between the brain, the body and the breath. One of the many great things about yoga is that there is a...

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CHS student blends high school, college, internship, industry job at CRTC+
Mar05

CHS student blends high school, college, internship, industry job at CRTC+

Max Lambert is 18, he’s taking two Concord High School classes and five on-campus courses at Manchester Community College, he’s working an entry-level job at Grappone Auto Group and he spends part of his week interning with a master automotive technician at Grappone. In other words, he’s not your typical high school senior. Lambert is an automotive technology student at the Concord Regional Technical Center, a high school career and...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Tree removal, special election and more
Mar05

City Manager’s Newsletter: Tree removal, special election and more

Last Friday, the city’s public information officer, Stefanie Breton, sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter. The letter was too long to print in its entirety here, but you can access the full version at concordnh.gov by clicking the “Newsletter” button on the homepage. Special election is March 5 Residents will vote for one at-large city councilor position and one Ward 10 councilor position on Tuesday, March 5. Polls will be open from...

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Entertainment: Symphony NH coming to town to perform some Mozart
Mar05

Entertainment: Symphony NH coming to town to perform some Mozart

We’ve got a pretty eventful week ahead of us on the entertainment front, as Symphony New Hampshire comes to the Audi to play some Mozart and, on the other end of the spectrum, Area 23 hosts what it calls “the worst karaoke experience you’ll ever love.”Enjoy!MusicTuesdayKrimson Krewe at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m.Catfish-Howl at Area 23 at 8 p.m.WednesdayPaul Donahue at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m.Storytellers, open mic at Area 23...

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Bulletin Board: Milestones, performances and other items
Mar05

Bulletin Board: Milestones, performances and other items

Local Baskit to celebrate birthday Local Baskit is celebrating its second anniversary with a open house event on Tuesday, March 5, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Stop in to this free event to learn more and toast to the anniversary. New Hampshire’s local take on the recipe kit concept is thriving and expanding as national meal kit brands report declining subscribers. “We have found a special niche of providing the convenient recipe kit...

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Blast From the Past: A gravestone at Blossom Hill tells a story of 11 forgotten men
Mar05

Blast From the Past: A gravestone at Blossom Hill tells a story of 11 forgotten men

As I walk the Blossom Hill Cemetery this brisk March day, I stop to reflect on those less fortunate. My thoughts are with those who have perished tragically in a time of war, just 11 young men, no different from our very own brothers, sons and fathers. Just 11 young men who enlisted with a passion to defend our country and speak for those less fortunate and oppressed. It is a very special monument where I somberly reflect today, for...

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St. Paul’s School rectory chef to compete in NH Food Bank Steel Chef Challenge
Mar05

St. Paul’s School rectory chef to compete in NH Food Bank Steel Chef Challenge

St. Paul’s School Certified Executive Chef Bradley Labarre is one of four Granite State chefs who will compete in the New Hampshire Food Bank Steel Chef Challenge in Manchester on March 11. Labarre will join culinary talent from across the state in this celebrated cook-off for charity. A native of Manchester, Labarre began working in kitchens at the age of 13. While working on his childhood paper route, the aspiring gastronome talked...

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On Display: N.H. Potter’s Guild’s ‘Once Upon the Earth’ exhibit at Kimball Jenkins
Mar05

On Display: N.H. Potter’s Guild’s ‘Once Upon the Earth’ exhibit at Kimball Jenkins

From March through April, Kimball Jenkins will be displaying the exhibit “Once Upon the Earth,” featuring works by the New Hampshire Potters Guild. The exhibit is on display in the mansion gallery, and an artists’ reception will be held Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. (snow date is Friday).

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On Display II: Paintings by Patty Fazio at the NHTI library for the month of March
Mar05

On Display II: Paintings by Patty Fazio at the NHTI library for the month of March

The work of Patty Fazio is on display at the NHTI library throughout the month of March.Fazio is a life-long artist and an emerging painter, primarily working in oils. With a bold palette, she represents still life pieces and her subjects are often familiar or found objects with lively color or curious form.  She is a life-long learner who has trained in art through coursework, workshops and self-study.Originally from the North Shore...

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Mary Allquist, Bow’s oldest resident, presented with Boston Post Cane
Mar05

Mary Allquist, Bow’s oldest resident, presented with Boston Post Cane

On Jan. 22, the Bow Board of Selectmen presented the Boston Post Cane to Mary (May) Allquist, the town of Bow’s oldest resident. Allquist recently celebrated her 97th birthday, and she has been a resident of Bow for 40 years.The town has presented the Boston Post Cane to the town’s most senior resident since 1909. At that time, the now-defunct Boston Post newspaper presented canes to communities in New Hampshire for this purpose. Bow...

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Book of the Week: ‘A Dog’s Way Home’
Mar05

Book of the Week: ‘A Dog’s Way Home’

A Dog’s Way HomeW. Bruce Cameron2018, 332 pagesFiction Lucas finds a puppy living with a mother cat and her kittens under an abandoned building. Lucas has been feeding the stray cats that are living there. It is love at first sight for both the puppy and Lucas. He names her Bella. Bella wants nothing more than to be with Lucas. Bella becomes part of the family, and helps calm Lucas’s mother, who has seizures. Lucas sneaks her into the...

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This Week in Concord History
Mar05

This Week in Concord History

March 5, 1740: After years of disputes over Massachusetts claims on New Hampshire, King George II approves the boundary between the two colonies. The decision increases New Hampshire’s size by 3,500 square miles and costs Massachusetts 28 chartered towns, including Suncook, Bow, Concord, Penacook, Webster, Salisbury, Dunbarton, Weare, Hopkinton, Warner and Bradford. March 6, 1991: With five seconds left in the state Class I semifinal...

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