Artistic endeavors join forces
Sep29

Artistic endeavors join forces

Insider staffTwo Concord-based crafters have teamed up to organize the Capital City Craft Bazaar to be held Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, at Rollins Park. Christa Zuber, organizer of the Concord Arts Market, and Alison Murphy, owner of Concord Handmade, have brought together many of the artists who sell through their organizations for a new opportunity to connect with customers during a year that has hit artists...

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Exercise while fundraising
Sep29

Exercise while fundraising

A family favorite in Concord, the Wicked FIT 5k is a Halloween costume-themed virtual 5k run/walk that will benefit programs for families and individuals experiencing homelessness in New Hampshire.Families in Transition-New Horizons will host their 9th annual Wicked FIT Run on Oct. 31. The Halloween-themed event is being held as a virtual 5k. People from all around the country can participate by sporting costumes and walking or...

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Making Good Health Simple: Keeping active through the years
Sep29

Making Good Health Simple: Keeping active through the years

For the InsiderImportant: Make sure you consult your health care provider before taking on a new exercise or health and wellness plan. Talk to your doctor if you plan to start something new or more vigorous, especially if you haven’t been active recently. Once a medical professional gives you clearance, try some of the ideas below:Being active is important at any age, however as we get older some of the day-to-day tasks that helped us...

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This week in Concord history

Oct. 1, 1814: Birth of Isaac D. Merrill in Hopkinton. He will grow up to be a clothier, town treasurer, postmaster and state representative. But his biggest claim to fame, according to his obituary, is this: “being the heaviest taxpayer in the town of Hopkinton.”   Oct. 2, 2002: Franklin School District’s dropout rate has dropped from 16 to 10.1 percent, according to numbers released. School officials credit the improvement to...

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City news: Recreational programs, classes open now
Sep29

City news: Recreational programs, classes open now

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:Absentee ballots for electionThe City Clerk’s Office expects to receive absentee ballots for the upcoming Nov. 3, 2020, Election in early October.  Upon receipt of those ballots, from the Secretary of State’s Office, staff will begin...

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Poem: Postage Due
Sep29

Poem: Postage Due

There was once a young mailman,walked our streets a century ago, took his time roaming house to house,perhaps just a little too slow. He was gifted with charisma,the young lad was full of charm, had a sweet disposition with the ladies,a gentle soul who would not harm. As the mail arrived each day,he sorted and sorted his mail marked post, the pretty young ladies would gather,for they were certainly entertained the most. As the years...

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Book of the Week: Inspector Gamache back on the case
Sep29

Book of the Week: Inspector Gamache back on the case

All the Devils are Here By Louise Penny (439 pages, mystery, 2020) Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté and his wife Reine-Marie travel from their small village of Three Pines in Canada to Paris to visit family. Their daughter Annie is just about to give birth and they want to be there to greet their new granddaughter. Annie’s husband is Jean-Guy Beauvoir, who was Armand’s second in command for years. Armand and Reine-Marie...

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