Two-time survivor benefited from center
Jun02

Two-time survivor benefited from center

Cancer treatment left Sara Johnson with the inability to taste or swallow. She met with Payson Center Oncology Dietician Megan Ryder, who suggested healthy alternatives for food or drinks that would work before, after and during cancer treatment. Megan worked with Sara’s insurance company and the nutrition company for food deliveries that helped keep her body strong while she was using a feeding tube.Sara also utilized HOPE Resource...

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Skatepark, courts open to small groups
Jun02

Skatepark, courts open to small groups

The city manager’s office sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The full newsletter can be found by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the “Newsletter” button. Here are some highlights:CPL ZineThe staff at Concord Public Library are thinking of you. We made this zine to reflect the strength of our community in challenging times. You can view it here: http://www.flipsnack.com/CPLNH/cpl-quarantine-zine-final.html. It...

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Master of mystery

How the Light Gets InBy Louise Penny(Mystery, 404 pages, 2013)When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is summoned to the tiny village of Three Pines, he has no idea of the magnitude of the events that are about to unfold. With his homicide department in the Surete of Quebec falling apart, he looks forward to some time away in this idyllic setting. But before long, he starts to realize that a missing person in Three Pines, a woman who...

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Go the (social) distance
Jun02

Go the (social) distance

COVID-19 put a stop to Rock ‘N Race in its usual format, but it didn’t stop or slow down the need for cancer services. Throughout March and April, Payson Center saw between 40 and 60 patients each day for treatment and care.Rock ‘N Race provides 50% of annual funding for programs and services of the Concord Hospital’s Payson Center for Cancer Care HOPE Resource Center.  That’s cancer-fighting support for more than 1,000 people a...

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Spinal stretches
Jun02

Spinal stretches

For the Insider With gyms closed and at least some social distancing precautions expected to continue through the summer, it might be hard to keep up the routines you are used to doing. However, it is still important to stay active for a healthy body and mind. Instructors from 43 Degrees North will be sharing quick exercises with the Insider that you can do at home. Cat/Cow Spinal flexion and extension How: Start with a deep...

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Catching turtles from the pond
Jun02

Catching turtles from the pond

For the InsiderWhen I was a young child growing up in Concord during the early 1960s life was simple and the people kind. There was compassion and understanding and the complexities of adulthood still allowed adults to speak to their children. Conversations were good, stories were told and life was enjoyed by both the young and old.At the age of seven I became friends with my next-door neighbor. His name was Donald and we seemed to...

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