Lace ‘em up for a good cause and hit up the 2019 Rock ‘N Race
May14

Lace ‘em up for a good cause and hit up the 2019 Rock ‘N Race

It’s that time of year again. Birds are chirping, days are getting longer, the air is (very) slowly but surely getting warmer, outdoor patio sets are occupying sidewalk space – it can only mean one thing. Yes, it’s time for the 2019 Rock ‘N Race. The road race is one of the biggest community events in Concord, and for good reason – Rock ‘N Race is a big fundraiser for the Payson Center for Cancer Care at Concord Hospital. In the 16...

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HOPE Resource Center at Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care is there to lend a hand
May14

HOPE Resource Center at Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care is there to lend a hand

The Payson Center for Cancer Care provides traditional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation; however, in tandem with the HOPE Resource Center, they truly offer so much more. The HOPE Resource Center at Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care is there to lend a hand while treating cancer and providing complementary services for the patient, family members and loved ones. These services were important to cancer...

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The Yogi: Let yoga save you from your technology addiction
May14

The Yogi: Let yoga save you from your technology addiction

A couple of years ago, I was watching the TV show Family Feud with a group of friends and family. I had grown up watching Richard Dawson on the original show, and our group was having a good old time yelling out answers to the survey questions. Then came this one: “Things you do first thing in the morning.” The No. 1 response was “check phone.” We had a good laugh at that one. “No way,” I remember saying. “That can’t be right.” I...

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Have you seen this protected spotted turtle that was stolen from Audubon McLane Center?
May14

Have you seen this protected spotted turtle that was stolen from Audubon McLane Center?

As a general rule, the Insider stays away from crime stories. However, after receiving an email last week from Stephanie Parkinson, a volunteer at the Audubon’s McLane Center in Concord, about a missing spotted turtle, we couldn’t sit back and do nothing. Apparently, the spotted turtle is a threatened species in New Hampshire, and one was removed from the Audubon’s reptile room, where it has lived for several years. The story has been...

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Food Snob: Pulled Pork Sliders from Federal’s Cafe
May14

Food Snob: Pulled Pork Sliders from Federal’s Cafe

We got a tip that a new café across from the federal courthouse downtown was open, so we did some investigating and discovered the rumor to be true. The new place is called Federal’s Café (62 Pleasant St.), and the little eatery does breakfast and lunch and serves gourmet Italian coffee. We stopped in on a sunny day last week to check out the lunch options. Before even entering the café, a sign out front listing specials caught our...

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Bulletin Board: Big trees, yoga and wine, meetings and more
May14

Bulletin Board: Big trees, yoga and wine, meetings and more

Music school to host seminars During May, Mental Health Awareness Month, Concord Community Music School is partnering with Riverbend Community Mental Health with a choral concert, panel discussion and weekly presentations that highlight the use of music in mental and behavioral health treatment. The music school will host free weekly “Good Vibes: Music & Mental Health” presentations by licensed expressive arts therapists and...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Beaver Meadow in full swing, public works celebration and more
May14

City Manager’s Newsletter: Beaver Meadow in full swing, public works celebration 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: Beaver Meadow in full swing The driving range and the course at Beaver Meadow Golf Course are open, as well as the patio. Get out and enjoy some golf! A reminder that our 2019 Chet Wheeler Red, White & Blue Golf Tournament is coming up May 25 to 27. A unique tradition with this event is...

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Entertainment: John Cusack comes to the Cap Center for ‘Say Anything’ screening
May14

Entertainment: John Cusack comes to the Cap Center for ‘Say Anything’ screening

Music Tuesday Michael Loughlin at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Dave Gerard at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Open mic at Area 23 at 7 p.m. Sign-ups start at 6 p.m. Thursday Paul Hubert at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Klose Shave at Penuche’s at 9 p.m. Walker Smith at Cheers at 5 p.m. Friday Audio Jam at Pit Road Lounge at 8 p.m. Change 5 at Makris Lobster & Steak House at 8 p.m. These Trees at True Brew Barista at 8 p.m....

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Making Good Health Simple: Have trouble getting yourself to the gym? Get a workout buddy
May14

Making Good Health Simple: Have trouble getting yourself to the gym? Get a workout buddy

Exercise: “Yeah!” for some, and “Ugh” for others. The dichotomy among people’s attitudes toward exercise is clear. From the obsessive, early-morning rooster crowd (that arrive to the gym several minutes before the doors are open), to the people whose friends have to lure them to the gym with promises of post-workout nachos and margaritas, motivation seems to be the issue. To help us answer this age-old question of “How do I get myself...

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CYPN: State employee Noah Hodgetts is the Young Professional of the Month
May14

CYPN: State employee Noah Hodgetts is the Young Professional of the Month

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Concord Young Professionals Network introduces you to our Young Professional of the Month, Noah Hodgetts. Each month the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better. How old are you? 31. Where do you live? Concord. Where do you currently work? I am an Assistant Planner in the Planning Division at the New...

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Poet Deborah Brown to present ‘The Human Half’ at Gibson’s Bookstore
May14

Poet Deborah Brown to present ‘The Human Half’ at Gibson’s Bookstore

Poet Deborah Brown will visit Gibson’s Bookstore on Wednesday at 6 p.m. to share the intimate poems from her new volume of verse, The Human Half. Threaded with echoes of familial trauma – a sister’s battle with cancer, a brother’s struggles with depression – the lyric poems in The Human Half reveal an open-hearted speaker who finds solace in the beauties of celestial navigation, the flowers along the railroad tracks, and the brushwork...

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Book of the Week: ‘Unto Us a Son is Given’
May14

Book of the Week: ‘Unto Us a Son is Given’

Donna Leon 2019, 259 pages Mystery Detective Guido Brunetti is asked by his father-in-law, Count Falier, to look into something for him. One of the Count’s oldest friends, Gonzalo, a wealthy man, wants to adopt a good-looking and much younger man as his son. If he is adopted, this man would inherit Gonzalo’s entire fortune, which greatly concerns his friends. Count Falier is very concerned about this and hopes that Guido can help him....

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This Week in Concord History
May14

This Week in Concord History

May 14, 1726: Having made camp near the Merrimack River the night before, a surveying party of 34 men from Haverhill, Mass., fans out in the fields and woods of what will one day be Concord. May 14, 1846: The New Hampshire Patriot advises Concord that the United States has declared war on Mexico. New Hampshire will enlist a battalion of 389 men, including Concord’s Fire Engine Co. No. 2 and three Patriot printers. May 14, 1977: Two...

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