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Memories of the Mohican Market (and the bakery next door)

We got a huge response to the Mohican Market photo we printed last week. In fact, calls were still coming in on Monday when we were putting this week's Insider together! (Sorry to the three people I didn't call back). Below are the responses we were able to compile.


As you went in (the market), on the left, there was a dairy counter where you told the clerk what you wanted. They wrapped it up and you paid them. Further down on the same side was the meat counter where you also told the clerk what you wanted. He weighed it, wrapped it, and you paid him. My dad worked there part time at the end of the week on the meat counter. After the war and butter was scarce, someone would come and tell us Mohican’s got butter and we were allowed to go get our 2 pounds, the limit. It sure made my mother happy. She refused to eat margarine, the white stuff you made yellow by stirring the color into it. As a teenager I worked at W.T. Grant’s, a few stores to the right of Moghican’s.
The S&H green stamp store was several stores to the left of Mohican’s by later in time, my son redeemed my stamps for a baseball glove.
-Beatrice Cummings

Do some good deeds Part II

From Concord Hospital:

Ocean National Rock 'N Race Volunteers Needed

The 5th Annual Ocean National Rock 'N Race will be held on May 16, 2007 benefitting Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care. Over 100 volunteers are needed!!
Volunteer activities included:
Giveaway Bag Stuffers
Place: Concord Hospital Office of Philanthropy
Time: May 7th and 8th 11:30 am-1:30 pm or 1:30 -3:30 pm
Place: Grappone Conference Center
Time: May 14 and 15 10 am – 6 pm
Race Day
Time: May 16 4 - 10 pm
Duties may included:Pre-registration, post registration, food servers, line holders, band buddies, course staff, chip corral, clean up.

Do some good deeds

Catch Some Great Volunteer Opportunities with CATCH

CATCH Neighborhood Housing, the award-winning, community-based, non-profit organization that offers a full-spectrum of housing services to low and moderate income individuals and families in Merrimack County, is looking for dedicated and talented individuals to fill the following volunteer positions:

Photo contest!

Above: The 2006 first-place winner.

From Guy Giunta:

The Governor’s Lilac and Wildflower Commission announces the 2007 Lilac Photo Contest is underway, with this year’s winning prizes ranging from a fishing excursion to train tickets to Crawford Notch on the Conway Scenic Railroad.

NHDOT landscape specialist supervisor Guy Giunta, who says the goal of the annual lilac photo contest, is to develop public appreciation of New Hampshire’s official state flower, is chairman of the Governor’s Lilac and Wildflower Commission.

The contest is open to amateur photographers, who may submit up to three 4 x 6 inch or 3-1/2 by 5 inch color photographs or up to three digital photo’s on a CD (submit photo files in high resolution JPEG Format only) of lilacs taken in a New Hampshire setting during the 2007 lilac season. A specific description of the photographic location, the variety of lilac pictured (if known) and the negatives or CD’s, must accompany photos. The postmark deadline for the contest is June 30, 2007. Required are entry forms which can be obtained at any New Hampshire Welcome Center and Rest Area locations, Blue Seal and Agway stores, most McDonalds, Concord Camera, Cameron’s Sod Farm, Canobie Lake Park, The Common Man Restaurants, The Black Swan Inn at Tilton, Conway Scenic Railroad, and Funspot.

Recognize a business or business leader

From the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce:

Summer Music Series at Lake Shore Farm in Northwood

On May 6 , Second Wind, one of New England’s top bluegrass bands, will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. in the barn at beautiful Lake Shore Farm on the shores of Jenness Pond off route107 north in Northwood, NH.

This will be the first concert of the spring/summer season which will feature bluegrass music on Sunday nights and folk and other acoustic music on Thursday nights.

The cost is $10 at the door, which includes food (light fare). A cash bar and soft drinks will be available.

For more information, call 942-5921.


From New Hampshire Peace Action:

On Wednesday, when Senator John McCain rolls into New Hampshire for official campaign kick-off rallies in Portsmouth and Manchester with out-of-state supporters in tow, New Hampshire residents will greet the Senator with a clear and simple message about his support for the Iraq War: “IRAQ WAR – WRONG WAY.”  New Hampshire residents, including members of New Hampshire Peace Action and the New Hampshire Citizens Alliance, are calling on McCain to stop his support for President Bush’s failed policy of open-ended war in Iraq, and to instead show real support for American troops by fighting to bring them home and bring the war to an end.
 McCain is apparently concerned about a poor showing at the New Hampshire kick-off events.  The Boston Globe’s James Pindell reported last Wednesday that the McCain campaign sent an e-mail to supporters in Massachusetts offering to provide round-trip bus transportation to New Hampshire for the events.  Opposition to President Bush’s open-ended Iraq policy continues to grow in New Hampshire as lawmakers and the public conclude that the current strategy is a failure, taking a terrible toll on the troops, their families, the Iraqi people and America’s national security.
WHO: New Hampshire residents, including members of New Hampshire Peace Action and the New Hampshire Citizens Alliance, and others concerned about the failed policy in Iraq.
WHAT:  A “welcoming committee” will greet Senator McCain at his campaign announcement with a clear expression of New Hampshire’s opposition to his continued support for President Bush’s failed policy of open-ended war in Iraq.
WHEN/WHERE:  Manchester:
“Welcoming committee” will meet at 4:30pm at corner of Elm and Merrimack
Rally begins at 5pm at Veterans Park, 737 Elm Streetb (rain site: SNHU Field House, 2500 N. River Road)

Fire in the cemetery

This picture was submitted by Peter Stohrer of Concord, along with this description:

These are pictures of the fire at Blossom Hill Cemetery Saturday afternoon. The fire was spotted by my son and I as we were flying over the area. We contacted Concord Aviation via radio and they phoned the fire department. We orbited over the area in our airplane until the Fire Department arrived.

YMCA raises over $25,000 for scholarships

Above: Fran Canning, assistant dean for student affairs at Franklin Pierce Law Center, with Susan Sokul, development associate, at the Concord Family YMCA.


From the Y: On April 12, amid a very wet and wild April snow storm, over 200 supporters of the Concord Family YMCA attended the YMCA’s third Annual Spring Charitable Event to support the YMCA Kids Campaign scholarship fund.

Dampened spirits, brought on by the late season storm, were quickly warmed and brightened when greeted by a room rich in color, beautiful music by harpist Katie Lyon-Pingree and a rousing welcome by Mike Norklun, executive director of the YMCA. This was a sold-out event where the guests enjoyed over 40 varieties of wines sponsored by Shaw’s Fort Eddy and Horizon Beverage, an bountiful array of hot and cold hors d oeuvres with a Mediterranean flavor prepared and served by John Hanna of the Washington Street Café; and an exciting evening of high bidding for over 49 items and packages.

Good times for grown-ups

From the Concord Public LIbrary:

Jane Austen Book Discussion Series – “Persuasion”

Tuesday, April 24 – 7:00 p.m. – Library Auditorium

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