Spring is here, so it’s time to get outside and start cleaning up
Apr16

Spring is here, so it’s time to get outside and start cleaning up

We’re into late April now, and the snow and frost are hopefully gone for good – or at least until about October or so. That means there are no excuses left to avoid doing that essential spring yard work. While it might still be a little mucky out there in some spots, the spring thaw has been underway for some time now, and you’re probably already seeing some buds peek up through the soil. And, if you’re like me, you probably still...

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Making Good Health Simple: 3 tips for taking a laissez-faire approach to gardening
Apr16

Making Good Health Simple: 3 tips for taking a laissez-faire approach to gardening

April in New England is fickle. Freezing rain, snow squalls, wind storms and heat waves are just a few of the surprises Mother Nature has in store for us. From branches crushed by the weight of icicles, to green buds ready to pop up through the Earth, being a plant is confusing. Truthfully, humans don’t really know what to do either. Should I turn the heat on? Sleep in? Hit the slopes? Go for a jog? We have sneakers, rain boots and...

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The ‘Insider’ gets a rare interview with World Series hero David Ortiz
Apr16

The ‘Insider’ gets a rare interview with World Series hero David Ortiz

It isn’t too often that the Insider gets the chance to interview a world champion. Sure, two-time NBA champion and Concord native Matt Bonner of the San Antonio Spurs famously hung out with the previous Insider regime in 2014, hitting up some of the basketball star’s favorite local spots with the championship trophy in tow. Bonner also invited the Insider to hang out with him in July 2015 during his youth basketball camp at Rundlett...

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Concord musician Brad Myrick has a new album out, and an event coming up
Apr16

Concord musician Brad Myrick has a new album out, and an event coming up

Concord musician Brad Myrick lives a pretty busy life. When he isn’t managing operations at Strings & Things Music, he’s booking and promoting shows through his venture New Hampshire Music Collective. When he’s not doing that, he’s usually touring – here in the Granite State, in Italy, in India, in Chile. In between all that musical activity, he has also found time to hit the studio with his playing partner Nicola Cirpriani to...

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Rob Azevedo to release book ‘Notes From the Last Breath Farm’ at NEC Concord
Apr16

Rob Azevedo to release book ‘Notes From the Last Breath Farm’ at NEC Concord

Fans and members of the local music scene are probably pretty familiar with Rob Azevedo. The Manchester resident does quite a bit – he hosts the Granite State of Mind radio show on WKXL, as well as the Listening Room Music Series at NEC Concord. He has also written music-themed columns for papers such as the Monitor, and he’s written six short films, including Muddy, winner of the Best of the Festival award at the 2011 SNOB Film...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Beaver Meadow opens, hydrant flushing and more
Apr16

City Manager’s Newsletter: Beaver Meadow opens, hydrant flushing and more

Last Friday, the city’s public information officer, Stefanie Breton, sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter. There was too much to fit into this space, but you can see the full newsletter by going to concordnh.com and clicking on the Newsletter button on the home page. Beaver Meadow Golf Course opens Last Tuesday night’s snowfall scuttled plans to open Wednesday, but Beaver Meadow Golf Course staff spent Thursday finishing...

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Entertainment: A ton of live music to be heard in Concord this Easter week
Apr16

Entertainment: A ton of live music to be heard in Concord this Easter week

From now on, there will be no intro to these entertainment listings. That’s all! Music Tuesday Kid Pinky 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. Voice department recital at Concord Community Music School at 7 p.m. Don White at Concord City Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Richard Gardzina at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Karen Grenier at Cheers at 5 p.m. Zooo Crew...

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The Yogi: There’s a lot more to yoga than just stretching and holding poses
Apr16

The Yogi: There’s a lot more to yoga than just stretching and holding poses

Mindful? Or Mind Full? Last week in this column, I wrote about yoga as movement, and the importance of moving your body in a modern life that has us stuck in a chair, slumped on a couch and staring at a screen. When asked, “What is yoga?” you might think about stretching, or holding a familiar yoga posture, or bending into an uncomfortable position – moving your body in ways or positions you may not think of as natural. As I wrote...

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Bulletin Board: Spring leaf collection, Discover Wild NH Day and more
Apr16

Bulletin Board: Spring leaf collection, Discover Wild NH Day and more

Discover WILD N.H. Day is Saturday Discover WILD New Hampshire Day, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s most popular free community event of the year, is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Fish and Game Department at 11 Hazen Drive in Concord. Discover WILD New Hampshire Day is a fun way for the whole family to explore New Hampshire’s wildlife resources and legacy of outdoor traditions. Browse...

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High school poets to be featured at Gibson’s Bookstore event
Apr16

High school poets to be featured at Gibson’s Bookstore event

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire returns to Gibson’s Bookstore! This month, National Poetry Month, their meeting casts a spotlight on high school and middle school poets reading their work. Any middle/high-schooler is invited to come to Gibson’s on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and read poems of their own choice – memorized poems, poems that they have written or poems that they like. (Please note, this open mic is for students to perform...

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Book of the Week: Not a book review, but a review of RB Digital, an app for reading magazines
Apr16

Book of the Week: Not a book review, but a review of RB Digital, an app for reading magazines

RB Digital app Online magazine reader Available for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire With 60-plus popular magazines to choose from, Concord Publi Library’s electronic magazine service through RB Digital has something for everyone. Some examples include Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Food Network, Highlights, National Geographic, ESPN and Cosmo. The magazines are always available, so no waiting in line, and there is no limit to the number of...

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CYPN: Tabitha Dunn is the Young Professional of the Month
Apr16

CYPN: Tabitha Dunn 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, Tabitha Dunn. 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? Tilton. Where do you currently work? Girls Inc. of NH. We are an after-school and summer camp facility, where we inspire girls to...

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This Week in Concord History
Apr16

This Week in Concord History

April 16, 1965: After a major organizing and fundraising effort by, among others, Dudley Orr, Russell Martin, Malcolm McLane and figure-skating Police Chief Walter Carlson, construction begins on the ice hockey rink that will become Everett Arena. April 16, 1967: The governor and Executive Council approve the state’s acquisition of 224.5 acres of marshland off Hoit Road in East Concord for a fish and wildlife preserve. April 17,...

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