Making Strides in Concord

Thousands of area residents will join together on Sunday, Oct. 14, at Memorial Field for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk to fight breast cancer and provide hope to all people facing the disease.
This noncompetitive event will unite the entire community to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate women about the importance of early detection and prevention and raise money to fund lifesaving research and support programs to further the progress against this disease.

Eat your veggies, support local farms

Though many farmers markets are finishing up their season, locally grown organic produce will continue to be available to residents and workers in Concord through Local Harvest CSA.
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, a food-subscription service in which the consumer takes a pro-active role in sustaining local farms by pre-purchasing a share of the farm’s harvest. A fall mini-plan that goes for only five weeks is now available to the public.

Robots are taking over Concord Hospital

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Concord Chamber of Commerce brings its Business After Hours event to Concord Hospital. Attendees will get the chance to see some of the high-tech equipment being used at the hospital. The two big draws will be the Da Vinici S high-definition robotic surgical system and Stan the human patient simulator.

Who's up for a cemetery tour?

“Teaching Local History with Cemetery Walks” will be presented on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tuck Library. The program is presented by the Claremont Historical Society, which was awarded a mini-grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council to offer the workshop for teachers and historians.

Man's best friend gets a whole month to itself

The Concord-Merrimack County SPCA will be observing Adopt-A-Dog month with a special discount of $10 on all dog adoptions during the month of October.
Adopters will also receive a free bag of dog food, a free vet visit and a great “doggie bag” with toys, coupons and other goodies sure to please you and your new friend. Stop by to meet some of the dogs of all breeds and sizes waiting for loving families.
For people who already enjoy the daily rewards of dog companionship, the shelter encourages all dog owners to celebrate Adopt-A-Dog month in other ways, such as:

Food, the safe way

The New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association (NHLRA) will hold ServSafe class certification on Oct. 18 at the Barley House Restaurant from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
The ServSafe course includes the latest state and federal requirements. Participants who pass the exam will be awarded the ServSafe food safety certificate. A certified food protection employee will assure that your establishment is in compliance with He-P 2300.

Hoops at the YMCA

We are now accepting registrations for all of the basketball leagues at the Concord Family YMCA, both in-house and travel. A new girls’ team will be forming for fifth and sixth grade. Contact Deb Acres, fitness/sports director, at 228-9622, ext. 122, for more information or visit
Financial assistance is available. We are also looking for volunteer coaches for both in-house and travel leagues.
Concord Family YMCA

Yoga for a more peaceful planet

Sun salutations on the State House lawn, coordinated by Maureen Miller of Living Yoga. These deep breathers gathered recently to celebrate Global Mala Weekend, a celebration for International World Peace Day.

Sputnik Revisited

On Oct. 4, 1957, at 3:28:34 p.m., the world was forever changed by the launch of Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite. It was an event that marked the beginning of a new era for humankind and started the space race. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of that event, the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium presents its newest theater show, “Dawn of the Space Age.”

Are you hip enough to attend a smoker?

So this batch of distinguished alums and friends of the old St. John’s High School got together at the school activity center recently to smoke some old sports stories. Not literally, mind you, but that’s what John Cassidy, who was there, told us to call it – a St. John’s smoker. (A smoker, he says, is a get-together; to smoke means to talk over. We’re going to trust him on this one.)
Anyway, now you’re wondering who’s who.

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