Volunteers shop for seniors, load on bus
May06

Volunteers shop for seniors, load on bus

For Concord Senior Transit and Rural Transportation Services going with the flow these days means transporting groceries instead of seniors. Cindy Yanski, the regional mobility manager, she it reminds her of the scene near the end of the Lord Of The Rings when Sam has to carry Frodo. “I can’t carry it for you, Mr. Frodo, but I can carry you!” he says. Well, the bus can’t carry its seniors but it can carry their shopping lists and...

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Entertainment
May06

Entertainment

The Screen Red River Theatres is working with Magnolia Pictures so filmgoers can watch independent movies at home. Here’s a look at the current offerings. Ticket prices average about $12. Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (R) The Whistlers (Not Rated) Extra Ordinary (R) Best of CatVideoFest: Creature Comforts Edition (Not Rated) Sorry We Missed You (Not Rated) The Booksellers (Not Rated) Saint Frances (Not Rated) The...

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Neighborhood scavenger hunt
May06

Neighborhood scavenger hunt

Staying at home and social distancing is a good time to look for those things we often see, but don’t always observe. So, while you’re out in your neighborhood taking a walk to enjoy the spring sunshine, here’s something of a scavenger hunt. What can you find close to home? Give it a good study and have a little fun. A tree that grows fruit A blue truck A four-leaf clover A basketball hoop A birding singing out A flower that is...

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City newsletter: Parking garages get cleaned-up
May06

City newsletter: Parking garages get cleaned-up

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: Parking garage updates Beginning earlier this week, the city’s contractor will begin demolition of the concrete plaza located near Warren Street and the South Stair Tower. The work will take approximately five to seven business days to...

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This week in Concord history
May06

This week in Concord history

May 6, 2003: Gov. Craig Benson appoints a 12-person task force to determine whether the Old Man of the Mountain should be reborn as a plaster of Paris, rubber or granite version of its former self. Benson says the Old Man of the Mountain Revitalization Task Force will explore what should be done to best memorialize the New Hampshire icon, which fell from its Franconia Notch perch sometime last weekend.   May 6, 2003: An elderly...

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Did N.H. soldier acquire Confederate gold?
May06

Did N.H. soldier acquire Confederate gold?

The winter snow was melting, the cold water flowing freely along in the brook. After a long winter the spring of 1865 finally arrived and the conflicts between the Union and Confederate soldiers seemed to be concluding. Some of the last Confederate soldiers left were scouring the cities for valuables as others were simply pleased to quietly leave the north and return to what might be left of their homes in the south. A detail of...

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Book of the week: Fantasy novel deals with real emotions of teens
May06

Book of the week: Fantasy novel deals with real emotions of teens

Princess Academy By Shannon Hale (Fantasy, age 10 and up/ 314 pages/2005)   Miri is a 14-year-old girl who lives in the remote quarry community of Mount Eskel. Everyone is shocked when a messenger from the king arrives to tell the village the crown prince’s future bride will come from their small village. Due to Mount Eskel’s low status, a princess academy is formed to train each potential bride. All the girls must now deal with...

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Book review: Is relationship worth the work to repair?
May06

Book review: Is relationship worth the work to repair?

Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay: A Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Stay in or Get Out of Your Relationship By Mira Kirshenbaum (nonfiction/308 pages/1997)   Wondering if you should stay in your relationship or leave? Things just aren’t what they used to be, and you don’t know if working on it will help. Maybe you’ve been trying to work on it, but things just haven’t changed. This book...

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