Come along with us on our second ‘Insider’ field trip to the fine town of Hooksett
Mar26

Come along with us on our second ‘Insider’ field trip to the fine town of Hooksett

Welcome to our first field trip of 2019. In fact, this issue marks the first true Insider field trip since Sept. 5, 2017, when we hit up Penacook, Boscawen and Canterbury in a 3-for-1 deal. That was back when there actually was a we in the Insider. Nowadays it’s a one-man show, and though it’s certainly harder to cover a lot of ground alone, I found a way to get out to Hooksett last week and discover some really cool places. You might...

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Parker Academy to host Empty Bowls fundraiser Wednesday
Mar26

Parker Academy to host Empty Bowls fundraiser Wednesday

Students at Parker Academy have been working really hard preparing for the school’s annual fundraiser, Empty Bowls, which is scheduled for Wednesday at 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the school, 2 Fisk Road. The event raises money for hunger relief efforts in the local area. Parker Academy students have created pottery bowls by hand, from rolling the clay, creating the 3D structures and custom painting them. The faculty, staff and families provide...

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City of Concord posts load limit signs this week
Mar26

City of Concord posts load limit signs this week

The city of Concord began posting “No Trucking – Load Limit 9 Tons” signs Monday to protect roads from heavy vehicles during the spring thaw. Weight restrictions are posted on roads to help minimize additional road damage from heavy vehicles on weakened road structures. Road structures are naturally weakened around this time of year from the frequent freezing and thawing cycles. The fluctuating temperatures can cause the ground to...

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Bulletin Board: Wild & Scenic Film Festival kicks off Friday
Mar26

Bulletin Board: Wild & Scenic Film Festival kicks off Friday

Toastmasters forum, free raffle Toastmasters is where distinguished leaders are made! The Concord area Toastmasters welcome you to a Public Speaking Forum and free raffle Tuesday (March 26) from 6 to 8 p.m. at New England College’s 62 N. Main St. location in Concord. These events will showcase great public speakers and impromptu speaking, along with tips about how to organize a speech, effectively move an audience, and to think on...

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Concord notes: Citizen’s Academy, dog license deadlines approaching
Mar26

Concord notes: Citizen’s Academy, dog license deadlines approaching

Apply for CPD Citizen’s Academy The deadline to apply to the Concord Police Department’s next Citizen’s Academy is April 1. The academy is a 10-week program taking place one night a week beginning April 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. Applicants who are accepted can expect an informative session examining all the duties of the Concord Police Department. The program will consist of classroom instruction, demonstration and trips to other...

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Book of the Week: ‘Mycroft Holmes’
Mar26

Book of the Week: ‘Mycroft Holmes’

Mycroft Holmes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse 2015, 323 pages Fiction   This is an exciting adventure story about Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock Holmes’s big brother. Mycroft is a 23-year-old English gentleman who has just finished at Cambridge, and has a responsible job working for the Secretary of State for War. He asks beautiful Georgiana Sutton for her hand in marriage, and she accepts. But Georgiana has a terrible secret that...

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