Thousands join in annual breast cancer walk
Oct24

Thousands join in annual breast cancer walk

On Sunday, Concord joined more than 200 other cities this year for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. For the city’s 27th time holding the walk, more than 5,000 people completed a 5K loop from Memorial Field. Over the years, millions have been raised to fund research and support patient services.

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Making Good Health Simple: Looking for a cure for boredom? Here’s a tip: Don’t
Oct24

Making Good Health Simple: Looking for a cure for boredom? Here’s a tip: Don’t

Crystal Reynolds For the Insider   Before the madness of the “holiday season” starts, take a minute. Pause, and do nothing. Yes. Do absolutely nothing. Simply be bored. While our lifestyles keep getting busier, our down time keeps getting shorter. Contrary to popular belief, there are actual benefits of boredom. Dr. Andreas Elpidorou, a professor of philosophy, tells us that boredom acts as a regulatory state that keeps you in...

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Puppets to invade Hatbox Theatre this weekend
Oct24

Puppets to invade Hatbox Theatre this weekend

Come find out what happens when puppeteers take over The Hatbox Theater for a weekend! Three days of unique performances with shows that cater to all tastes. Friday evening starts the foray with Madison J. Cripps bringing the strange in “A Slice of Crazy Pie in 7 to 11 Acts” (18+ show, no maturity required). Saturday welcomes Cactushead Puppets and their “Magnificent Monster Circus” with a workshop immediately following where you can...

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14th annual Taste of NH was an epic, all-you-can-eat smorgasbord
Oct24

14th annual Taste of NH was an epic, all-you-can-eat smorgasbord

When you get an opportunity to attend an all-you-can-eat event featuring more than 30 restaurants serving up some of their best dishes, you take that opportunity every time. That’s exactly what this Insider did last week when the 14th annual Taste of New Hampshire came to the Grappone Conference Center on Thursday. Formerly known as Taste of Concord, the Taste of New Hampshire is a showcase of dozens of local restaurants serving small...

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Put on your running shoes – and costumes – for the Wicked FIT Run
Oct24

Put on your running shoes – and costumes – for the Wicked FIT Run

How often do you get to see Captain America, a skeleton, multiple princesses, Abe Lincoln and three blind mice race each other through city parks and streets? Well, once a year, actually, and this year that opportunity will come Saturday. It’s not a joke – we’re talking about Families in Transition’s 8th annual Wicked FIT Run. The Wicked FIT Run is one of the greatest spectacles to behold in the city each year, when hundreds of...

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Entertainment: Concerts and Halloween events abound in Concord this week
Oct24

Entertainment: Concerts and Halloween events abound in Concord this week

Music Tuesday Mike Walsh at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Open mic with Mikey G at Tandy’s at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Gerry Beaudoin at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Kimayo at Concord Craft Brewing Co. at 5:30 p.m. The Song of the Earth live opera at Concord City Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Free. Open mic at Area 23 at 7 p.m. Thursday Richard Gardzina at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Dan Walker at Cheers at 5 p.m. Trade and Lamont Smooth at Bank of...

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Discovery Center to host late-night, 21-plus Halloween event
Oct24

Discovery Center to host late-night, 21-plus Halloween event

Have you ever gotten the urge to learn about space and aeronautics while wearing a Dracula costume and sipping on a craft brew? I know – who hasn’t? Well, you can finally scratch that itch next week when the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center hosts its first “Spooky Space Night” on Oct. 30, during which the museum will be open late for Halloween activities for young adults. While the Discovery Center is always a popular destination...

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Blast From the Past: Back in the autumn of ‘67, at a house in Concord, a memory was born
Oct24

Blast From the Past: Back in the autumn of ‘67, at a house in Concord, a memory was born

When Bill Hardiman contacted me regarding the old house that was located on the corner of Rumford and Penacook streets many years ago, some fond old memories returned to me. Those memories date back over 50 years to a cold autumn afternoon in Concord – October 1967, to be exact. I was still quite young, enjoying the day with friends at White Park. My brother Richard asked me if I wanted to go see a fire – of course, what 8-year-old...

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Claudia Walker named Chamber’s 2019 Citizen of the Year
Oct24

Claudia Walker named Chamber’s 2019 Citizen of the Year

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce announces Claudia Walker as its 2019 Citizen of the Year. The Chamber will honor the Concord businesswoman and civic leader with an award ceremony at its 100th Annual Meeting and Citizen of the Year award celebration presented by Merrimack County Savings Bank on Nov. 6 at the Grappone Conference Center. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. “This award represents the highest honor...

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This Week in Concord History
Oct24

This Week in Concord History

Oct. 22, 1938: Martin Gross is born. He will become a popular Concord mayor (1976-82) and serve as legal counsel to Gov. Walter Peterson and as special counsel to Gov. Hugh Gallen. Oct. 22, 1965: J. Herbert Quinn, candidate for mayor of Concord, insists that he is a man of the people. “Contrary to the many rumors which have been circulating throughout the city, I have no millionaires or near-millionaires, either in or out of the city,...

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