Add edible flowers to your cooking
Jun09

Add edible flowers to your cooking

What is not only pretty in your flower gardens or containers but tasty as well? How about nasturtiums, pansies and daylilies for “starters”? Edible flowers have a long culinary history, having been used for centuries in countries all over the world to add color, aroma and flavor to food dishes. And many have health benefits as well. Flower cookery has been traced back to Roman times and to the Chinese, Middle Eastern and Indian...

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City newsletter: Buildings reopen, pools to stay closed
Jun09

City newsletter: Buildings reopen, pools to stay closed

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: Reopening of city buildings The City of Concord is taking a phased approach to reopen facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic with guidelines in place for the health and safety of staff and the public. As of Monday, June 8, several City...

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This week in history

June 11, 1776: Dr. Josiah Bartlett and William Whipple, representing New Hampshire in the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, write to the colony’s president, Meshech Weare, that a committee has been appointed to draft a declaration of independence. “As this is a Subject of the greatest importance,” they write, “we beg we may be furnish’d with the Sentiments of our Constituents as we wish to Act agreeable to them let our own be what...

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Kindness Challenge: Make someone happy today
Jun09

Kindness Challenge: Make someone happy today

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late” Ralph Waldo Emerson   Everyone can agree that there are many things that have been really awful about quarantine. Among the positives has been the extra time I have had to spend with my sister. Usually we are both so busy that we don’t always have the time to appreciate each other or even realize how much fun it is to be together. All the extra...

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Book of the Week: Cold Hard Truth: On Men, Women, and Money
Jun09

Book of the Week: Cold Hard Truth: On Men, Women, and Money

Cold Hard Truth: On Men, Women, and Money By Kevin O’Leary (Nonfiction, 272 pages, 2013)   You know him as Mr. Wonderful on ABC’s Shark Tank. Now hear what his thoughts really are on his one true love, money. How does one of the well-known millionaires actually live and spend his beloved dollars? This book has reader participation. Mr. Wonderful himself has you fill out an income and expenses list to get your true financial...

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Making good health simple: Perfect your push ups
Jun09

Making good health simple: Perfect your push ups

With gyms recently opened 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. Looking for a quick, get it done efficient whole body exercise that will...

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Poem: Old North Cemetery
Jun09

Poem: Old North Cemetery

There is a place I go, quiet, sacred and full of lore, to spend time with history, men and women that made it more. Nature surrounding, I walked this dew-covered morn, with a coachmaker, a slave, two governors and a president torn. People that once walked our town, now entombed and heaven sent, lives lived so differently, though equal in the present. Each story now suppressed, their words remain to this day, for each life lived, had...

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