Concord Crush youth travel lacrosse league celebrates 10 years
Feb19

Concord Crush youth travel lacrosse league celebrates 10 years

Sports are a valuable and important resource for kids. Being part of a team teaches cooperation, determination, working for those around you, and how to deal with both victory and defeat. Plus, sports provide a healthy way to release some energy and get some exercise, not to mention make some friends.For Concord Crush, the youth travel lacrosse league, this tradition has been running for 10 years now. “That sort of snuck up on us,”...

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New master plan for Terrill Park calls for artificial turf field
Feb19

New master plan for Terrill Park calls for artificial turf field

Have you ever hung out at Terrill Park? That’s that “park” off Manchester Street, right across from Carlson’s Motor Sales. Yes, that big, unkempt, vacant dirt lot is actually part of a park, though you’d probably never know it from looking at it. If you’ve ever been to this park at all, it’s probably been with your dog – Terrill Park is home to the city’s only official dog park. Apart from that, though, there’s not much in the way of...

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Making Good Health Simple: Running – it’s not quite as straightforward as you might think
Feb19

Making Good Health Simple: Running – it’s not quite as straightforward as you might think

I remember the feeling of running effortlessly and carefree with my sisters and neighborhood kids – playing tag, relay races and even the dreaded mile test in PE class. Most of us have been running our entire childhood. The bizarre part is no one ever taught us how to run. Learning to run? Seems second nature to most. A random combination of crawling, some stumbling, a little walking, and eventually running. As adults we would never...

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Artists invited to submit entries for outdoor sculpture installation in downtown Concord
Feb19

Artists invited to submit entries for outdoor sculpture installation in downtown Concord

The city of Concord and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce invite professional sculptors to submit entries for Art on Main, a public art exhibit in the city’s historic downtown.Concord’s Second Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is open to professional sculptors 18 years or older, preferably from New England. Artists may submit up to two works for consideration; each must be the property of the artist. Art on Main is a...

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All-Beethoven concert coming to Concord City Auditorium on Sunday
Feb19

All-Beethoven concert coming to Concord City Auditorium on Sunday

A major contributor to the arts and cultural tiara we put on our heads is the performance on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium of the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra – All Beethoven, directed by Filippo Ciabatti, an Italian maestro and the most approachable orchestral conductor you’ll ever meet. The 60-member orchestra includes Dartmouth’s top music students and members of the area’s professional musician community. The...

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Bulletin Board: ‘Monitor’ to host domestic violence seminar
Feb19

Bulletin Board: ‘Monitor’ to host domestic violence seminar

‘Monitor,’ Woman’s Club to host talk The Concord Monitor and Woman’s Club of Concord will host a community discussion Tuesday (Feb. 19) about domestic violence in New Hampshire, its impact on families, and possible solutions. One aspect of the discussion will examine the newspaper’s role in publishing the stories; another will feature a moderated conversation with a panel of experts. Panelists will include: Scott Hampton, clinical...

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Hearts for Kindness group honors local Kindness Heroes
Feb19

Hearts for Kindness group honors local Kindness Heroes

Hearts for Kindness was brought to life in 2014 by local Realtor Brenda Perkins. The nonprofit organization’s mission is to promote community and hope through community-driven acts of kindness and financial assistance to local community members in need. For several holiday seasons, Perkins has opened her home to 10-plus volunteers to make scarves and assemble care packages for the homeless. When there is a need in the community for a...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Concord PD taking applications for next Citizen’s Academy
Feb19

City Manager’s Newsletter: Concord PD taking applications for next Citizen’s Academy

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. Police accepting applications for Citizen’s Academy The Concord Police Department is now accepeting applications for the next Citizen’s Academy, which will begin...

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Blast From the Past: Recalling the city’s first Arbor Day celebration
Feb19

Blast From the Past: Recalling the city’s first Arbor Day celebration

As citizens of Concord, we have always loved our serene habitat and the many trees that surround us, especially as they begin to flourish each spring. With the upcoming Arbor Day celebration arriving in this spring, I was inspired to share a little piece of “tree history” with each of you, the true meaning behind the many beautiful trees in Concord. The term “memorial tree” was quite common at the start of the 1900s and gained...

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Entertainment: Get ready to laugh all over Concord all week long
Feb19

Entertainment: Get ready to laugh all over Concord all week long

It’s a pretty good week ahead on the entertainment front around here, with the strange exception of Friday night, which apparently has just two shows. Something tells me venues and/or performers have slacked off in their postings this past week. At least there’s all kinds of comedy coming to the city, plus jam band superheroes moe. are coming to the Cap Center on Thursday, so who needs Friday anyway?   Music Tuesday Kid Pinky at...

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Tasty Brews: Elysian Space Dust IPA from Area 23
Feb19

Tasty Brews: Elysian Space Dust IPA from Area 23

For this installment of Tasty Brews, I took a ride over to the Smokestack Center to check out what was on tap at Area 23. The bar is always changing things up and I hadn’t been there in a while, so I was curious to check out the selection. Most of the options were beers I’d already had, but there was one that caught my eye – Elysian Space Dust IPA. I’d seen this beer in stores many times and always wanted to try it – the label is...

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Food Snob: Ginger chicken with string beans from Chen Yang Li
Feb19

Food Snob: Ginger chicken with string beans from Chen Yang Li

There was news in the Monitor last week that keno revenue has come in below projections. That got me to thinking about the time I played the game at Chen Yang Li in Bow. Nothing was eaten during that trip, so I figured it was time to go there for the food.I dropped in about 1 p.m. last Tuesday and was in the mood for something spicy, so I ordered Ginger Chicken with String Beans off the lunch specials menu. This came with a bowl of...

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Gibson’s Bookstore to host trio of events this week
Feb19

Gibson’s Bookstore to host trio of events this week

On Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., the Poetry Society of New Hampshire will meet at Gibson’s Bookstore for a poetry performance and an open mic. The headliners this month are the husband and wife team of Maggie Dietz and Todd Hearon, with guitar accompaniment. An open mic follows their performance.The Poetry Society meetings are free and open to the public. All are welcome, and newcomers are encouraged. Come to listen, or come to...

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Book of the Week: ‘Dear Committee Members: A Novel’
Feb19

Book of the Week: ‘Dear Committee Members: A Novel’

Dear Committee Members: A NovelJulie Schumacher2014, 180 pagesAdult Fiction (Comedy) Jason R. Fitger, professor of creative writing and English at Payne University, somewhere in the Midwest, claims to have written over 1,300 LORs, or letters of recommendation. He has written them for good students, bad students, teaching assistants, graduates, fellow faculty members, ex-wives, girlfriends and – on one occasion – an extremely...

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This Week in Concord History
Feb19

This Week in Concord History

Feb. 19, 2000: Concord wins the Class L wrestling title – but has to share the crown with Timberlane and Salem. A pin in the final match of the day should have given the Crimson Tide the title outright, but the team is penalized one point for premature celebration, and that leaves all three teams with the same score. Feb. 19, 2002: The Diocese of Manchester holds a lunch meeting in Concord for all the Catholic priests in the state....

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