Girl Scout Cookie Weekend proclaimed
Feb26

Girl Scout Cookie Weekend proclaimed

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is Feb. 28 to March 1. It will now also be Girl Scout Cookie Weekend in New Hampshire, following a proclamation made by Gov. Chris Sununu on Feb. 19. Five Girl Scouts along with representatives of Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, the council serving New Hampshire and Vermont, presented the governor with a box of the full variety of Girl Scout Cookies, which were enjoyed right away by the...

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View in a different light
Feb26

View in a different light

Two New Hampshire Art Association members will have their artwork on display from March 24 through June 18 at 2 Pillsbury St., Concord. The title of this exhibit is “New England in a Different Light,” featuring the works of painter Nicole Ellis and photographer Mark Giuliucci. It celebrates the artists’ visions of New England’s unique colors, textures, and iconic scenery. Drawing from an early age, Ellis spent youthful seasons...

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From deep space to deep sea
Feb26

From deep space to deep sea

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is open from 10:30 a.m. to  4 p.m. every day for February vacation, through Sunday, March 1. Each day, visitors will be able to choose from five different planetarium shows, explore science galleries, engage in science and engineering activities – and just in time for February vacation, the Discovery Center has opened a new exhibition, Virtual Fish Tank. The Virtual Fish Tank is a gift from the...

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City Newsletter: Recap meetings via videos
Feb26

City Newsletter: Recap meetings via videos

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: Parks and Rec Concord Parks & Rec’s Spring Brochure is available now. View it online at esuite.concordnh.gov/recreation/flipbook/index.html. There are offerings for children, adults, and seniors. Many adult programs begin the...

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A new class of student leaders
Feb26

A new class of student leaders

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce welcomed 25 students selected to take part in Capital Area Student Leadership 2020 during a reception held at the Chamber’s 49 S. Main St. office in Concord on Feb. 19, also attended by parents, guardians, CASL committee members and Chamber staff program liaisons. CASL is New Hampshire’s only regional student leadership and civics program. It is offered annually by the Chamber for high school...

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See 1900s style magic show and dream big at Audi

Concord City Auditorium welcomes the community to a Sunday afternoon celebration of theatrical magic, historical and hysterical, all taking place in the sunlit reception lobby on March 1. At 1 p.m., travel back in time with award-winning performer Andrew Pinard as he transforms, in costume and character, into Boston-born magician Jonathan Harrington. “Harrington – Feats of Legerdemain” presents mysteries and wonders from the 19th...

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Book of the Week: Add happiness to your life
Feb26

Book of the Week: Add happiness to your life

The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living By Meik Wiking (355 pages, 2017, nonfiction) You may have heard that the Danes are very happy people. But have you heard of “hygge”? It’s pronounced “hoo-ga,” but how you do it is more important than how you say it! Hygge is many things, but it is mainly about comfort and spending time with family and friends. Oh, and cake and candy, candles and staying in with a good book when...

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Andrew North records single
Feb26

Andrew North records single

Andrew North is back at it again with a new single, “Desolation West.” Like his previous songs, “Desolation West,” features his excellent skills on the keyboard and vocals. He told the Insider that he wrote the new song over email with a high school classmate. The song is available on Spotify, Apple Music and several streaming platforms as well as andrewnorth.bandcamp.com. Andrew North is the performance name of Andrew Grosvenor,...

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The Yogi: You may have to travel far to get close
Feb26

The Yogi: You may have to travel far to get close

In my mind, I’m quite the solo traveler. I pack light, go with the flow and don’t sweat the small stuff. In reality, I’m better off staying at home. My pack weighs too much, I hold up the line at airport security and I freak out a little when I show up at the wrong Days Inn for my one night stay. I’d rather be at home. I prefer sleeping in my own bed. I like my morning routine. And as much as I like the view of Phoenix from 40,000...

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Poem: The Same Roads
Feb26

Poem: The Same Roads

They traveled the same roads, and sidewalks too, passed the same buildings, with similar thoughts like you. Though the sun high above, shone on another time, when life was still simple, unlike yours or mine. There are times, you have to look back too, for life to move forward, learn from what people do. Always remember, from your past mistakes few, they traveled the same roads, and sidewalks too. James W....

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This week in history
Feb26

This week in history

Feb. 26, 2000: Donna Sytek, the first female speaker of the New Hampshire House, informs her colleagues by letter that she will not run for a third term as speaker this fall. She cites her belief in voluntary term limits for legislators and her own health troubles as reasons for stepping down.   Feb. 26, 1942: The H.J. Heinz Co. runs a large ad in the Monitor telling readers: “Blame Hitler, Hirohito, and Benito! … Don’t...

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Bulletin Board: Caregiver care programs and more

CRVNA clinic, support group and other programs Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association offers a monthly Walk-In Immunization Clinic for children and adults who are uninsured, underserved, and who have no access to these needed services in order to lead a healthy lifestyle. The next will be Monday, March 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Outreach Center, 21 Centre St. in Concord. A fee of $10 is requested per...

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Entertainment: Leap Day packed with music, shows
Feb26

Entertainment: Leap Day packed with music, shows

Live music Today Mikey G at Concord Craft Brewing from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tim Wildman at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Irish Music with David Levine and Roger Duhaime at Area 23 at 5:30 p.m. Thursday April Cushman at Cheers from 5 to 8 p.m. Richard Gardzina at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Blue Light Rain at Penuche’s Ale House at 9 p.m. Friday Nicole Knox Murphy at Makris Lobster and Steak House at 6 p.m. The Rhythm Upstairs and Scott Solsky at True...

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