Book of the week: Teen mediates with ghosts
Jul17

Book of the week: Teen mediates with ghosts

Shadowland By Meg Chabot (304 pages, young adult fiction, 2004)   Do you like ghosts? Susannah doesn’t. Even though she can see them. They are just so needy. Like always having unfinished business. Or worse getting her expelled from school. Her parents don’t know about her ability. No one does. Except the priest at her new school. He guides her through being a mediator, a link between the dead and the living, but not without...

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City Newsletter: Protect yourself from mosquito-borne illness

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: Mosquitoes A case of mosquito borne illness (Jamestown Canyon virus) has been confirmed in Loudon. For this reason, anyone living in Concord and surrounding towns should take precautions to help avoid mosquito bites. Included is some...

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This week in history

July 18, 1945: The state liquor commission bans jukeboxes from hotel grills and says women may not work as bartenders.   July 18, 1945: In an effort to stop petty thievery on his Stone Porch Lodge poultry farm in Boscawen, Walter Marshall says he and all available men will sleep in tents with guns. Marshall promises they will use their weapons if necessary. He also wants to bring in a pack of dogs, “all good barkers.” Marshall...

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Menu of Concord restaurants
Jul17

Menu of Concord restaurants

If you’re familiar with the Insider at all, you’ll know one of our favorite things about Concord is all the great places there are to get food in the city limits. From juicy burgers and pizzas in every style to artfully-plated fine dining, there’s something for every taste bud. Despite the closures and cancellations, restaurants have been hustling to keep the doors open. Now in the peak of summertime, there are options for all comfort...

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Book of the Week: An admirable heroine in a magical world
Jul17

Book of the Week: An admirable heroine in a magical world

Sabriel By Garth Nix (292 pages, young adult fantasy, 1995)   Poised on the cusp between multiple worlds, Sabriel must leave boarding school to take up the family business: that of ensuring that the dead stay dead. Inheriting the necromantic bells of her father recently trapped in the gates of death, Sabriel must figure out how to free him. Along the way she is aided by a powerful free-magic creature with dubious intentions as...

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Outdoor dining: Opportunity for outward expansion
Jul17

Outdoor dining: Opportunity for outward expansion

For months, the coronavirus forced us to become our own personal chefs. For many of us, the idea of going out to a restaurant and having your order taken instead of making it yourself turned into a distant dream. But now that the hotter months are upon us, local eateries are expanding into outdoor dining options – many for the first time – that make it safe to enjoy eating out at some of your favorite spots in Concord. Some...

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