CRVNA launches online auction

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, the largest home health and hospice provider in New Hampshire, reimagined its annual Passion for Caring event to a continuous, two-week, virtual campaign due to the ongoing pandemic. The campaign features Concord Regional VNA’s first-ever online auction, which launched on  Aug. 20, and is live through Sept. 4. The auction includes 15 unique items and experiences valued at more than $3,700....

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Parks and Rec prepares for fall
Aug31

Parks and Rec prepares for fall

Concord Parks & Recreation is excited to move forward with fall programming after scaling back on activities this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Summer camps were very successful with protocols in place to keep campers and staff safe. Despite COVID-19 changing the way we typically do things, children were able to enjoy many different activities. We will be putting similar guidelines into place as we look ahead to fall...

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Book: A tough time gets tougher
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Book: A tough time gets tougher

A Long Time Coming By Aaron Elkins (255 pages, mystery, 2018) Valentino (Val) Caruso is a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. He’s feeling down in the dumps. His promotion just fell through, and his marriage has just ended. His ex-wife is a divorce attorney so he didn’t fare well in the divorce; she got the house. So now he must find a new place to live, and he just turned forty. He has a trip to Milan planned...

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This week in history

Aug. 28, 1728: John Stark is born in a cabin in Londonderry. He will grow up to fight with Rogers’ Rangers in the French and Indian War, become the hero of Bennington during the American Revolution and, in an 1809 letter greeting veterans of Bennington, pen the words “Live Free or Die.”   Aug. 28, 1988: New Hampshire Republican Sen. Gordon Humphrey and Rep. Bob Smith ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review last year’s $12,100...

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City news: Resources available for voting information
Aug31

City news: Resources available for voting information

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: Election information The New Hampshire Secretary of State has a new website with everything you need to know about voting during COVID-19. Visit their website at sos.nh.gov/ or utilize the following links: Voting during COVID-19:...

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Book: Supernatural visitors
Aug31

Book: Supernatural visitors

Long Way Down By Jason Reynolds (306 pages, young adult fiction, 2017) Your brother was murdered. What do you do? A: Get revenge. B: Try to move on knowing that killing someone else will only perpetuate the cycle. Or C: Talk to yourself in an elevator going back and forth between A an B. C is what Will ended up doing, though it wasn’t his intention. Can the ghosts in his mind save him before it’s too late? Armed with a gun, Will is...

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Poem: Before Morn
Aug31

Poem: Before Morn

The distant thunder crept toward me, in the middle of night before morn, awakening me startling, at a time when thoughts are forlorn. Consuming the gentle evening, with lightning and so much noise, the dead of night can be deceiving, with more time for thoughts to poise. The humid breeze was replaced, by slight chill and misty air, a welcome relief from the heat wave, sacrificing my slumber, I did despair. Thoughts can be our friend,...

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Poem: Words
Aug31

Poem: Words

If yesterday was all we had, and tomorrow was just another day, would you reflect on a life well lived, or change what you think and say? For once the words are spoken, regardless if they are loving or sad, you carry them within your heart, for each day you ever had. Think before you speak, each word spoken you should weigh, if yesterday was all we had, and tomorrow was just another...

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