Maple Weekend 2019: Everything you need to know to have the stickiest time of your life
Mar19

Maple Weekend 2019: Everything you need to know to have the stickiest time of your life

New Hampshire Maple Month 2019 is in full swing, with dozens of sugarhouses across the state opening their doors for tours, demonstrations, samples and sales. While the official Maple Weekend is this Saturday and Sunday only, many operations offer special experiences every weekend of March – some even open up every day. Here is a roundup of sugarhouses in Concord and the general surrounding area that have events planned for Maple...

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Don’t feel like traveling for Maple Weekend? You don’t have to
Mar19

Don’t feel like traveling for Maple Weekend? You don’t have to

Hardcore New Englanders and pancake lovers have longed to hear it – maple season is finally here. Hosted by the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association, March is Maple Sugaring Month, and this upcoming weekend is Maple Weekend, when dozens upon dozens of maple operations all over the Granite State – from commercial size to hobby size – open up their sugar shacks to let visitors in and check out the process. This is always a...

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Injustice for Brawl 2 to provide family-friendly fun for a good cause
Mar19

Injustice for Brawl 2 to provide family-friendly fun for a good cause

The Undertaker. Stone Cold Steve Austin. Randy “Macho Man” Savage. Hulk Hogan. The Rock. These names are all legendary in the pro wrestling world now, but they all started off somewhere else, likely bars and local sporting arenas. On March 31, Everett Arena will become one of those venues, as Injustice for Brawl 2 brings pro wrestling to Concord for the first time in about 30 years. The best part is that proceeds from the show will go...

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Album Review: Andrew North’s ‘Lost City’ a piano-lover’s dream
Mar19

Album Review: Andrew North’s ‘Lost City’ a piano-lover’s dream

If you’re a regular reader of the Insider or a regular fan of the local music scene, you’ve probably seen the name – and probably the person, too – Andrew North. Maybe you’ve seen it as Andrew of the North, or you’ve seen the full-band version called Andrew North and the Rangers. The point is, it’s all the same guy (with sometimes different accompanying members), Andrew Grosvenor of Concord, and he has a new solo album out. Following...

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Making Good Health Simple: Crock-Potting 101: Rules to live by
Mar19

Making Good Health Simple: Crock-Potting 101: Rules to live by

Crock-Potting – a verb. To some, a sport. For me, it’s a time-saver. In the late 1930s, Irving Naxon (one of my heroes) applied for a patent for a portable cooking device that would be able to cook evenly and replace hours of someone miserably and inefficiently standing over a stove stirring. The two-part appliance contained the crock housed inside a casing that contained the heating element. Can we say genius? I have attempted to...

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Entertainment: Loaded music schedules at Area 23, Hermanos, plus lots of laughs coming to Hatbox
Mar19

Entertainment: Loaded music schedules at Area 23, Hermanos, plus lots of laughs coming to Hatbox

It’s a pretty good week ahead – if you’re into music, comedy and movies, that is. There’s tons to check out, so stop reading this intro and go be entertained! Music Tuesday Kid Pinky at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Andrew Merzi at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Open mic at Area 23 at 7 p.m., sign-ups start at 6. New Black Eagle Jazz Band at Concord City Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Richard Gardzina at Hermanos at 6:30...

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CASL: These students have bright futures ahead
Mar19

CASL: These students have bright futures ahead

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce welcomed 24 students selected to take part in Capital Area Student Leadership (CASL) 2019 during a reception on Feb. 20, also attended by parents, guardians, CASL committee members and Chamber staff program liaisons. The students assembled again last Wednesday at the City Wide Community Center for CASL Communication Day, during which students interviewed each other for this Insider feature, gave...

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Bulletin Board: Acting workshop, jazz show at Audi and more
Mar19

Bulletin Board: Acting workshop, jazz show at Audi and more

Poetry Out Loud champ named The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts announces that Rachel Budd from Bow High School is the winner of New Hampshire’s 2019 Poetry Out Loud High School Championship, which took place at the State House’s Representatives Hall on March 15. Alana Ervin from Oyster River High School was selected as alternate champion. As state champion, Budd receives $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip with an adult...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: World Water Day, wastewater treatment facility open house and more
Mar19

City Manager’s Newsletter: World Water Day, wastewater treatment facility open house and more

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. Fix a Leak Week and contest Join Concord General Services in celebrating EPA WaterSense’s “Fix a Leak Week,” March 18 to 24! Leaks can waste a lot of water and can lead...

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Fill your bellies while helping the homeless at the 10th annual SouperFest
Mar19

Fill your bellies while helping the homeless at the 10th annual SouperFest

The 10th Annual SouperFest, a benefit for the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness, will be held Saturday, March 30, at Rundlett Middle School in Concord. This anniversary event will be the first with an international flavor, celebrating the diversity that makes Concord such a wonderful, welcoming community. The event begins at 2 p.m. with FunFest, sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Concord. The gymnasium will be...

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Delusive Relics address gender equality in their home country with latest project at Hatbox Theatre
Mar19

Delusive Relics address gender equality in their home country with latest project at Hatbox Theatre

Delusive Relics, a new electronic music project in the style of Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails, will perform music from its debut album at Hatbox Theatre on Friday. Delusive Relics is the side project of Farhood Ghadiri, member of the Iranian progressive rock band Mavara, and his wife, Anis Oveisi. Ghadiri, who performs under the pseudonym Frank Nik and grew up with music from Depeche Mode, Gary Newman and other ’80s and early ’90s...

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Book of the Week: ‘The Ravenmaster’
Mar19

Book of the Week: ‘The Ravenmaster’

The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London Christopher Skaife 2018, 241 pages Nonfiction Legend has it that if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London then the tower “will crumble into dust and great harm will befall the kingdom.” But Yeoman Warder Christopher Skaife is there to make sure that this doesn’t happen. Skaife has been the Ravenmaster at the Tower of London since 2011. He tells us about his daily life...

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This Week in Concord History
Mar19

This Week in Concord History

March 19, 1967: The calendar says spring is about to start, but few believe it. The low temperature in Concord falls to 16 below zero, tying the record for the coldest March day in the 20th century. This follows a reading of 13 below the day before and 10 below the day before that. March 19, 2000: On its way to the NCAA championship game, fifth-seeded Florida cruises past fourth-seeded Illinois in the second round of the men’s...

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