Popular CRVNA groups, classes now virtual

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, the largest home health and hospice provider in New Hampshire, has reimagined several of its popular wellness programs and support groups for a virtual setting as Granite Staters continue to practice social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. “After nearly a full year adhering to physical distancing guidelines, the isolation is taking a toll on some, especially older adults,...

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Author event Maine author Susan Conley (Elsey Come Home) visits Gibson’s virtually on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. to present her new novel, Landslide, a touching family novel about a family surviving one hit after another. Susan will be joined in conversation by fellow Maine author Kerri Arsenault (Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains). After a fishing accident leaves her husband hospitalized across the border in Canada, Jill is left to look...

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Concord golf course improvements underway
Feb04

Concord golf course improvements underway

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: Merrimack Lodge The Merrimack Lodge at White Park will be open this Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Due to COVID-19, occupancy in the building will be limited. Skate rentals will be available for $5. Outdoor skating All outdoor...

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This week in Concord history

Feb. 4, 1908: In Concord, the St. Paul’s School ice hockey team defeats the Harvard freshmen 9-1. Captain Hobey Baker “played a wonderful game,” scoring three goals, the Monitor reports. Baker will later become a college hockey star, and the trophy awarded to the nation’s best male collegiate player each year will one day bear his name.   Feb. 4, 1932: Skating on an outside rink in a preliminary match at the Olympic Games in Lake...

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Poetry: Once
Feb04

Poetry: Once

For the Monitor   There was once an old barn, on the road near my home,   boards weathered by past storms, overgrown fields where horses did roam.   The rusted tin roof atop, sheltering from the floor to the loft,   protecting all the farmer owned, the memory of the hay so soft.   The years finally claimed the barn, slowly over many winters’ past,   where there once was, some things just don’t last....

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Series continues
Feb04

Series continues

How to Raise an Elephant By Alexander McCall Smith (242 pages, mystery, 2020) Precious Ramotswe, owner of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, loves her little white van, even though it is old and doesn’t go very fast. It gets her to where she needs to go and is like an old friend. When her assistant Charlie asks her for the loan of her van, she lends it willingly. But Charlie is evasive about what he needs the van for. He says that he...

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