Always in the rough: Trying out a little disc golf
Aug13

Always in the rough: Trying out a little disc golf

If you’re not familiar with disc golf yet, I won’t hold it against you. All I ask is, at the very least, do yourself a favor and get acquainted with one of the fastest-growing sports in the state sometime this year before the weather turns for the worse. I promise you won’t regret it. “What I see here is they start playing in the fall, they get all winter to think about disc golf and they come back in the spring/summer,” said Marty...

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Making strides, making beer with Lithermans Limited
Aug13

Making strides, making beer with Lithermans Limited

American Cancer Society Community Development Manager Michelle Audet and Lithermans Limited teamed up to brew Whole Lotta Rosé, a hibiscus and pink guava rosé ale crafted to raise awareness for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Concord. Whole Lotta Rosé will be released to the public on Aug. 25 at the brewery at 126 Hall St., Unit B, Concord. The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. The American Cancer Society will be onsite with...

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Food Snob: Nina’s Bistro offers classics and foreign fare
Aug13

Food Snob: Nina’s Bistro offers classics and foreign fare

There’s a new bistro in town, and you know as foodies, we had to stop in last week to survey the city’s newest breakfast and lunch option.Nina’s Bistro and Sandwiches has moved into the former Sandwich Depot at 49 Hall St., and although the menu has changed, customers are still welcomed to the same close-knit community feel when stopping by for a quick bite.The woman greeting us behind the counter spoke as if we had been regulars for...

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Making Good Health Simple: What research tells us about good habits
Aug13

Making Good Health Simple: What research tells us about good habits

Since birth we have been told over and over again the same four things: Eat. Sleep. Exercise. Use your brain. These fundamentals of becoming more healthful have stood the test of time. Let’s be real. We have to accomplish all of these tasks on a daily basis, so shouldn’t we in fact be experts at these skills? Some days I am crushing it and firing on all cylinders at 100%, while other days I can barely seem to use my brain and feed...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Extended pool season, construction updates and more
Aug13

City Manager’s Newsletter: Extended pool season, construction updates and more

Here’s the Concord city newsletter for the week of Aug. 11! Pool season extended Concord Parks & Recreation is keeping the following three pools open until next Friday: Rollins, Rolfe and Heights Pools. The pool hours will be as follows: Saturday and Sunday 12:30-4:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday 12:30-4:30 p.m. & 5:30-7:30 p.m., and Friday August 16 from 12:30-4 p.m. White, Merrill, Kimball, and Garrison will close for the season...

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Bulletin Board: Health clinics, Audi events and more
Aug13

Bulletin Board: Health clinics, Audi events and more

Concord Regional VNA announces August senior health clinics Concord Regional VNA is holding the following senior health clinics in August in and around Concord. All clinic services are provided for a suggested donation of $10, however, services are provided regardless of a person’s ability to pay.  Services offered include foot care, blood pressure screening, B-12 injections, medication education and nutritional education. Call (603)...

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Penacook resident marks 104 years with dinner and a concert
Aug13

Penacook resident marks 104 years with dinner and a concert

Presidential Oaks Retirement Community welcomed a special guest during a recent Summer Concert as Penacook resident Bessy Jones kicked off her birthday celebrations by enjoying dinner and a performance by the Nevers Band.But this wasn’t just any birthday: Bessy just turned 104.Joined by her son, Jerry, and his wife, Diane, the trio enjoyed a turkey dinner and strawberry shortcake in the Big Oak Café before making their way outdoors...

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The Yogi: Tom Waits, yoga and the car salesman
Aug13

The Yogi: Tom Waits, yoga and the car salesman

“How you do anything is how you do everything.” Ever heard that one before? I always attributed it to the great Tom Waits, the eclectic singer-songwriter, carnival barker and modern-day troubadour. The quote has been used, re-used and tossed around so much that I’m not sure where it originated. Since I’m a musician, and fond of Tom Waits, I’ll let the phrase linger with him. It’s been used by authors, accountants, coaches and...

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Local nurse practitioner fights cancer with modified triathlon
Aug13

Local nurse practitioner fights cancer with modified triathlon

Monitor staffCancer takes many different shapes, and Renee Plodzik is fighting back the same way.Three years ago, Plodzik started hosting Fit4acause bootcamp, “as a way to engage the community in a donation-only workout to raise money for patients with cancer,” she said. Last year, she began the Fit4acause Triple Challenge, a family-friendly, non-competitive modified triathlon, as another way to generate funds to fight cancer. The...

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This Week in Concord History
Aug13

This Week in Concord History

Aug. 13, 1852: The tallest flagpole in New Hampshire history is erected in the State House yard, put up to celebrate Franklin Pierce’s nomination by the Democrats to be president. It is 143 feet tall, higher than the State House dome. First flown is an emblem with pictures of Pierce and Sen. Rufus de Vane King of Alabama, his running mate. Aug. 13, 1979: At the official opening of his presidential campaign headquarters in Concord,...

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Book of the Week: ‘The Farmer’s Son’
Aug13

Book of the Week: ‘The Farmer’s Son’

The Farmer’s Son:Calving Season on a Family FarmJohn Connell2018, 243 pagesNonfiction John’s family has been in farming in Ireland for generations. But as a young man John left the farming life to pursue a writing career. He lived in Australia and Canada and wrote articles and books. But things went wrong, and John came home to Ireland to work on the farm. John became depressed, and writes honestly about how it affected him. A variety...

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