There are plenty of ways to stay cool in Concord this summer
Jul23

There are plenty of ways to stay cool in Concord this summer

How did everyone enjoy that brutal, oppressive heat wave last week? Nothing says “hot town, summer in the city” like a stretch of days approaching 100 degrees with humidity so high it feels like a wall of warm water hits you as soon as you open the door and step outside. And this is in a state that borders Canada. If you’re reading this, it means you survived last week’s heat wave – but don’t count your chickens yet, because we’re not...

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Making Good Health Simple: Staying out of the heat does a lot more than just keep you cool
Jul23

Making Good Health Simple: Staying out of the heat does a lot more than just keep you cool

No one in New Hampshire is ever happy with the current weather we have. It’s too hot, too cold, too windy, too rainy, too humid, too not what they wanted. Bottom line, people, is that we live in New England and, more specifically, the heart of New Hampshire. These drastic temperature, weather and seasonal changes are precisely why living in the good ol’ Granite State keeps us on our toes. Don’t you love having a walk-off welcome mat...

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Adventure Shopping: Summer fun edition
Jul23

Adventure Shopping: Summer fun edition

Since we’re in the dog days of summer, we decided to head over to Ocean State Job Lot for a little summer fun edition of Adventure Shopping. As usual, we found all kinds of cool, interesting and ultimately weird stuff that’s sure to improve your summer – and your life, really.

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A different kind of rail trail opens in Concord
Jul23

A different kind of rail trail opens in Concord

Monitor staff A different type of rail trail has opened up in Concord. Scenic RailRiders opened July 12 off Sewalls Falls Road in Concord along an abandoned stretch of Pan Am Railways track that stretches from above the state prison to Commercial Street in Boscawen. This isn’t a rail trail in the traditional sense – a flattened path with the tracks removed. This trail still has its rails, which are ridden on by a mountain coaster-like...

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Entertainment: Outdoor concerts galore, plus other fun stuff
Jul23

Entertainment: Outdoor concerts galore, plus other fun stuff

Music Tuesday Dann Brothers Blues Band at Hemanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Nevers’ Second Regiment Band at Keach Park at 7 p.m. East Bay Jazz at Presidential Oaks at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Paul Heckel at Hemanos at 6:30 p.m. Open mic at Area 23 at 6 p.m. Country Mile outside Concord Public Library at 6 p.m. Ryan Williamson at Courtyard by Marriott at 6 p.m. Dwayne Haggins at Concord Craft Brewing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday Mike Morris at...

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Bulletin Board: New educational film series, free music, etc.
Jul23

Bulletin Board: New educational film series, free music, etc.

Special screening at Red River Schoolhouse Players, in collaboration with ConcordTV, is presenting a new film, Sing Away Pain, exploring how the expressive arts can relieve chronic pain. The first in a series of medical educational films, writer Brenda Wilbert approaches the material in an original new format, rather than as a standard educational documentary. A one-act play is first presented in the film in the form of a professional...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Several construction updates, upcoming events and more
Jul23

City Manager’s Newsletter: Several construction updates, upcoming events and more

On Friday, Stefanie Breton, the city’s public information officer, sent out the weekly City Manager’s Newsletter. You can read the full newsletter by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the Newsletter button on the home page. Here are some of the highlights: Road construction projects The State of New Hampshire will be installing new steam lines on Green Street and Park Street until November. Work for this week includes the following:...

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Grappone Conference Center to host outdoor farm-to-table dinner
Jul23

Grappone Conference Center to host outdoor farm-to-table dinner

If you’re all about high-end, locally produced, delicious food – paired with fine wine and beautiful music, not to mention a nice view – you certainly won’t want to miss out on a special evening the Grappone Conference Center has planned. On Aug. 8, the conference center will host its first farm-to-table dinner, in which all the food will be sourced from eight local farms, all within an hour of Concord. To set the mood, guitar...

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Gibson’s Bookstore to host author David Mahood
Jul23

Gibson’s Bookstore to host author David Mahood

On Wednesday at 6 p.m., author David Mahood will be at Gibson’s Bookstore to present One Green Deed Spawns Another: Tales of Inspiration on the Quest for Sustainability, as he details the unusual path he followed to become environmentally active. His quest for sustainability led him on a wide-ranging and introspective journey that included encounters with a diverse group of people. From turtle rescuers to hemp designers, from...

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The Yogi: There are mirrors everywhere in life, from Snow White to the yoga studio
Jul23

The Yogi: There are mirrors everywhere in life, from Snow White to the yoga studio

“Magic mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” Sound familiar? With all the drama that Disney could muster up in 1937, the face in the mirror says: “Famed is thy beauty, Majesty. But hold, a lovely maid I see. … Alas, she is more fair than thee.” You probably know the story of Snow White. The Queen looks in this enchanted mirror and sees something else besides her own reflection. There are flames, smoke and a little...

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On the Road: The ‘Insider’ visits Mount Rushmore
Jul23

On the Road: The ‘Insider’ visits Mount Rushmore

Members of GoodLife Programs & Activities and friends took the Insider to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota in June. While it’s disappointing they haven’t added any Insider legends to the monument yet, it still makes for a cool photo. Thank you to Barbara Clark for sending in the photo! Are you going anywhere exotic, exciting or just plain cool? If so, bring a copy of your favorite Insider issue along with you and have a picture...

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Food Snob: A gluten-free, vegan North East burger from Willows Plant-Based Eatery
Jul23

Food Snob: A gluten-free, vegan North East burger from Willows Plant-Based Eatery

The Food Snob is quite a stranger to vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dining. Typically, we’re out there pounding tacos, pizza, fried chicken, crab cakes, pulled pork sandwiches and anything else that seems like it will get us full enough to need a nap after. But a reader reached out last week, recommending a gluten-free installment of the Food Snob, and not being afraid of any consumable, we decided to take her up on that idea. For...

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On Display: Lakes Region Art Association work at NHTI
Jul23

On Display: Lakes Region Art Association work at NHTI

Assorted works by members of the Lakes Region Art Association are on display at the NHTI library gallery until about mid-August. The exhibit features a mix of paintings and photographs, and the pieces are all for sale. 

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Book of the Week: ‘The Well’
Jul23

Book of the Week: ‘The Well’

The Well Catherine Chanter 2016, 400 pages Literary Fiction/Suspense Thriller   Set in Great Britain on a small farm that is the only place to have regular rainfall in a country experiencing a multi-year drought, Ruth and her husband Mark find themselves the unintentional and unwilling focus of a nation in search of answers. But Ruth has questions of her own, and she is driving herself mad trying to get to the truth. The couple...

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This Week in Concord History
Jul23

This Week in Concord History

July 23, 1927: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, who is scheduled to arrive in Concord two days from now on his triumphant tour around the country, lands at Concord airport. The reason: the airport in Portland, Maine, his scheduled stop, is fogged in. July 24, 2002: An 11-run second inning and sparkling defense propels Concord National to the Junior League Softball Championship, with a 13-2 victory over the host Bedford team. July 24, 2003:...

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