Scavenger Hunt: How well do you know Concord’s parks?
Jan08

Scavenger Hunt: How well do you know Concord’s parks?

It’s a new year, and with that, we decided to create a new mission for all of you: Figure out which city parks are pictured here. Some clues may be a bit obvious while others might be tricky. It’s up to you to use the pictures and the clues to figure out which parks we hit up last week. The first person to correctly identify every park pictured (send responses to news@theconcordinsider.com) will win a $25 gift card to a Concord...

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Making Good Health Simple: Food selection, preparation is the most important job
Jan08

Making Good Health Simple: Food selection, preparation is the most important job

Let’s pretend your boss walked into your office and told you that your new job would be to: 1. Complete a repetitive task a minimum of three times every single day. 2. For maximum effectiveness the task should take less than 20 minutes each time. 3. Multiple poor choices could cause irreparable damage. 4. A human life would depend on your execution. Gulp! Insert deep breath. Sweat starts to bead on your forehead. You look at your...

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CYPN: Michelle Simmons loves albatrosses and Ferraris
Jan08

CYPN: Michelle Simmons loves albatrosses and Ferraris

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Concord Young Professionals Network introduces you to our “Young Professional of the Month,” Michelle Simmons. Each month the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better. Where do you live? A hobbit-hole in Concord. All I’m missing is the round door. Where do you currently work? Daystar, a managed-services IT...

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Entertainment: Tons of live music everywhere, plus an original play at Hatbox
Jan08

Entertainment: Tons of live music everywhere, plus an original play at Hatbox

It’s a fairly busy week around here on the entertainment front, especially Saturday, with nine separate music shows plus the original new play Fade at Hatbox Theatre, among other things. There’s plenty of other stuff going on, too. See for yourself: Music Tuesday Michael Loughlin at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Dan Walker at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Paul Hubert at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Dan Walker at Cheers at...

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Bulletin Board: Space camp scholarships, stamp collectors, etc.
Jan08

Bulletin Board: Space camp scholarships, stamp collectors, etc.

Apply for space camp scholarships Applications for the 2019 round of Alex Higgins Memorial Space Camp Scholarships are now available on the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center’s website, starhop.com, and at the Discovery Center Reception Desk; applications are due to the Discovery Center by March 4. This competitive program is open to all New Hampshire residents ages 9-18, and covers full tuition and room and board at the U.S. Space...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Special election notice, Rundlett food drive and more
Jan08

City Manager’s Newsletter: Special election notice, Rundlett food drive and more

The city of Concord’s public information officer, Stefanie Breton, sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The newsletter contained too much information for us to fit into this spot, so we’re just printing some highlights here. For the full newsletter, go to concordnh.gov and click the “Newsletter” button on the home page. Special election notice A special election to fill current City Council vacancies will be held in...

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This Week in Concord History
Jan08

This Week in Concord History

Jan. 8, 1878: A temperature of 35 below zero is recorded in Concord, an all-time record cold reading for the city that will stand for more than 65 years. Jan. 8, 1895: The Supreme Court and State Library buildings are dedicated in Concord. Jan. 8, 1988: During a visit to Pleasant View retirement community in Concord, GOP presidential candidate Alexander Haig impresses resident Millicent Sawyer. “He’s even better-looking in person than...

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Book of the Week: ‘The Amulet of Samarkand’
Jan08

Book of the Week: ‘The Amulet of Samarkand’

The Amulet of Samarkand Jonathan Stroud 2003, 462 pages Middle-school fantasy It is wonderful and surprising to find that a book is narrated by a supernatural creature, in this case, a Djinni – immeasurably old, shape-shifting, wily, and a congenial and very funny narrator. His brain is so busy on so many levels that he thinks in footnotes while also describing his ongoing task of stealing a precious amulet from one of the most...

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