Making Good Health Simple: Keep your body and brain active on break
Feb05

Making Good Health Simple: Keep your body and brain active on break

Mother nature has been so unpredictable, it is almost impossible to be able to clear the clutter from the doorway. My entryway is overflowing with winter boots, rain boots, sneakers, turf shoes, cheer shoes and slippers. The coat hooks are jam-packed with snowboarding jackets, fleece pullovers, Sherpa zip-ups and windbreakers and a few umbrellas. My plans have been changed due to weather so many times this past month I can’t remember...

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Book of the Week: Mystery rife with twists
Feb05

Book of the Week: Mystery rife with twists

A Borrowing of Bones By Paula Munier 342 pages, 2018, fiction/mystery Mercy Carr, a military police officer, was shot during her last deployment in Afghanistan. Her fiancé, officer Martinez, was killed. His last words to Mercy were for her to take care of “his partner,” a bomb-sniffing Malinois dog named Elvis. Mercy retired and bought a remote cabin in Northshire, Vt., her hometown. She and Elvis have been healing and taking long...

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City Newsletter: A new way to pay to park
Feb05

City Newsletter: A new way to pay to park

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: Pay by phone with app Soon, you can pay for on-street and garage locations with the PayByPhone app. It’s the easiest way to pay, and requires just your mobile phone. Why park with PayByPhone? Never risk a parking ticket: Receive text...

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Celebrating Winter Carnival
Feb05

Celebrating Winter Carnival

Back in the old days, Concord celebrated its annual Winter Carnival in a most extravagant fashion. It was quite the entertainment and arrived at a time of year when people searched for a distraction from the long winter months. There were parades through the downtown, like one full of pomp in 1893. In 1895, there were many creative planners. The children of Concord, always the competitive students, formed a study group to attempt to...

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The Yogi: A Marine learns Savasana
Feb05

The Yogi: A Marine learns Savasana

Once upon a time, there was a Marine. This particular Marine had a long, distinguished career in the military, from the jungles of Vietnam to the Pentagon. He was steadfast in his beliefs and worked his body hard. He lived all over the United States, and in several places abroad. When it came time to retire, he chose Concord and decided to try new things. It wasn’t easy for the former Marine to do this, as his organized, regimented...

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Entertainment: A bit of this and a bit of that
Feb05

Entertainment: A bit of this and a bit of that

Live music Today Ryan Williamson at Concord Craft Brewing from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Paul Donahue at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Irish music with David Levine, Roger Duhaime and friends at Area 23 at 5:32 p.m. Thursday Dwayne Haggins at Cheers from 5 to 8 p.m. Brian Booth at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Bosey at Penuche’s at 9 p.m. Kate and Logan Live at Penuche’s at 10 p.m. Open mic at True Brew at 8 p.m. Bach Lunch Lecture on “Jazz Lives On and On!”...

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Bulletin Board: Donate your change, get support for health

Caregiver Café Concord Regional VNA and The Birches at Concord are offering a Caregiver Café on Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at The Birches at Concord, 300 Pleasant St. in Concord. The Caregiver Café is held on the first Thursday of each month at the same time. Caregiving is a crucial role that at times can be challenging. To support and honor those who are giving care to loved ones, we offer a monthly Caregiver Café. Join us to...

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This week in Concord History

Feb. 5, 2003: A coalition of wealthy towns releases its plan to revive a version of the school aid system abandoned five years ago because of its unconstitutional reliance on widely varying local property taxes. The Coalition Communities want to eliminate the state property tax that anchors the replacement funding system and target the remaining aid – about $416 million from other state taxes – based on need.   Feb. 5, 2002: The...

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February Vacation Kid Camps
Feb05

February Vacation Kid Camps

The calendar has flipped to February which means students everywhere are turning their thoughts to February vacation. On the other hand, there are parents who won’t be able to drop their kids off at school for a week and will have to find something else to occupy the youngsters’ time. Well, the Insider is here to help. We poked around to find some of the February vacation camps offered in the capital area. Theatre Camp The Community...

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Workout center complete
Feb05

Workout center complete

After months of construction Concord’s Planet Fitness plaza is completed on Fort Eddy Road. The workout center expanded to encompass the entire building, which used to be home to Cornerstone Design before it moved downtown. Planet Fitness Real Estate Company purchased the building and the adjacent shopping plaza a little more than a year ago for about $4.5 million.

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Finding community in return to region
Feb05

Finding community in return to region

We were sitting on stools, bobbing to the string strokes and lyrics at “Celtic Night,” a monthly performance that celebrates English and Celtic tradition through live music, hosted by award-winning fiddlers Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki and Liz Faiella. The rows of chairs in front of us were nearly full and we found out (by a raise of hands) that most of the attendees were not here for their first time. I was taken aback by this growing...

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