Hope Resource Center: A place of angels
May19

Hope Resource Center: A place of angels

Hope Resource Center at the Payson Center for Cancer was, and still is, the kind of support I need to get me through the hardest time of my life. Diagnosed with Her2+ breast cancer in January 2018 did not seem real. Fear, anxiety, confusion and despair, left me in a daze. The thought of chemotherapy, surgery and medications was overwhelming. I was determined to have some control and go as natural as possible while getting the...

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Bulletin Board
May19

Bulletin Board

Farmers market The Penacook Community Market will run starting in June on Mondays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on the front lawn of 88 Village St., Concord, the Making Matters makerspace. After shopping from the farmers market, you can take an open house tour of the makerspace. Author event New Hampshire historian Glenn Knoblock visits Gibson’s Bookstore virtually on May 26 at 7 p.m. to present Hidden History of Lake Winnipesaukee. From the...

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Rock ‘N Race returns with modifications
May19

Rock ‘N Race returns with modifications

COVID -19 canceled last year’s live Rock ‘N Race, but didn’t stop our community from participating virtually and supporting the Payson Center for Cancer Care/HOPE Resource Center. The Race will also look different this year. It will start and end at Memorial Field on May 22, with runners and walkers participating throughout the day. Music and food will be more limited than in years past. But Rock ‘N Race, presented by Merrimack County...

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City news: Football clinic with the Patriots
May19

City news: Football clinic with the Patriots

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: Upcoming meetings Finance Committee: May 20, 5:30 p.m., city manager’s fiscal year 2022 budget presentation; May 24, 5:30 p.m., fiscal year 2022 budget review: General Government (Administration), Public Safety, General Services; May 27,...

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Hope Matters: Why Changing the Way We Think Is Critical to Solving the Environmental Crisis
May19

Hope Matters: Why Changing the Way We Think Is Critical to Solving the Environmental Crisis

By Elin Kelsey (229 pages, nonfiction, 2020)   This is an interesting book, with a bit of a different take on environmentalism. Elin Kelsey’s purpose is not to make the case that the natural world is in a state of crisis; she takes this as a given, citing evidence from scientists, governments, and NGOs relating to issues such as climate change, mass extinction, and air and water pollution. Instead, the aim of this book is to...

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This week in Concord history

May 20, 1775: Meeting in Exeter a month and a day after the battle of Lexington, New Hampshire’s Provincial Congress resolves to raise 2,000 men in three regiments. It also passes a tax of 3,000 pounds to pay the soldiers.   May 20, 1727: A charter is granted to the town of Chichester.   May 21, 2001: Senior Jake Zielinski pitches a six-inning perfect game as Pembroke defeats Coe-Brown, 10-0.   May 21, 1913: The...

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