Explore maple sugaring
Mar20

Explore maple sugaring

Maple Weekend and Month festivities might have been damped by social distancing, but sugar houses continue to operate for as long the sap flows and there is syrup to sell. Contact sugar sellers to see if you can stop by or see if online ordering is available to get that sugar rush. Here’s a sampling of where you can find maple syrup in the capital area: Concord Mapletree Farm 105 Oak Hill Road. 224-0820, mapletreefarmnh.com. Carter...

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Celebrating Maple Weekend from home
Mar20

Celebrating Maple Weekend from home

The annual celebration of the state’s maple syrup industry, featuring events and open houses at scores of sugar houses throughout the state, was scheduled for this coming Saturday and Sunday. The New Hampshire Maple Producers Association’s board of directors announced Monday that “with heavy hearts” it is being canceled, along with the rest of New Hampshire Maple Month events. Sugar makers still have maple syrup and maple products...

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City newsletter: Parking updates, building closures
Mar20

City newsletter: Parking updates, building closures

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: Boat registrations Boat renewals are sent from the state in January and can be mailed in to the state or processed at the City Collections Office. (There are additional fees when processing at the Collections Office). The City of Concord...

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Sing it out like the rockin’ robin
Mar20

Sing it out like the rockin’ robin

The robin is the punk rock singer of the songbird world. In a world that includes the voices of Aretha Franklin and Freddie Mercury, Patsie Cline and Pavarotti, the American Robin is the Patti Smith, the Lou Reed, the Johnny Rotten of songbirds. In a state that includes the Wood Thrush and Common Loon, the American Robin doesn’t really care how good its song is. It just opens the old beak and lets it fly. The robin has something to...

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Visit the library virtually

Libraries now offer a wide variety of digital services in addition to traditional physical materials. From electronic books, movies and music, to online classes and study tools, your library has something for everyone. All of the digital services mentioned in this article can be used with a valid Concord Public Library card that is in good standing. Speak to a librarian by phone or appointment to learn how to get started, or watch...

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Book of the Week: Improve connections
Mar20

Book of the Week: Improve connections

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts By Gary Chapman (203 pages, 2015, nonfiction)   We all receive love differently. How we receive love may not be how our partner receives love, which can cause miscommunications. There are five different love languages: words of affirmation, actions, gifts, quality time, and physical touch. This book goes over each love language and even has a quiz, so you can find out your and...

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This week in history

March 18, 2002: At least a dozen top state officials earn retirement benefits meant for police officers and firefighters with hazardous jobs, even those administrators rarely – and in some cases, never – get called into the line of fire, the Monitor reports. Lawmakers recently extended the benefits to additional administrative positions within the Department of Safety. But legislators, saying they have to draw the line somewhere,...

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Meet  the Capital Area Student Leaders (part 1)
Mar20

Meet the Capital Area Student Leaders (part 1)

The Chamber’s Capital Area Student Leadership program encourages students to become active, effective participants and leaders in their schools and community. The goals of CASL are: To recruit sophomores from area high schools who show leadership potential and young adults likely to assume greater community responsibilities. The CASL program has graduated over 675 students over the last two decades. To inspire students to develop,...

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Embrace springtime gardening without back pain
Mar20

Embrace springtime gardening without back pain

Spring will soon be here, and if you are at all like me, you are more than ready to enjoy the outdoors and start growing things! In my opinion, there is nothing more gratifying than watching something you planted become a beautiful flower or mature into a delicious tomato or cucumber. But all that planting, hoeing, digging and watering – as enjoyable and satisfying as it is – can be a workout for the body, especially as we “mature”...

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Poem: The Politician
Mar20

Poem: The Politician

The politicians did gather, on our Main Street they did stand, regardless of political party, they came from across the land.   Many sets of opinions, luncheons were all the rage, they canvased the town together, speaking of turning a new page.   Each door was knocked, each bell rung most forlorn, they have now departed, only to return next November morn. James W....

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