A new exhibit at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests opens with a reception on Friday, Aug. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit features nature photography by Godfrey Sluder of Kingston. The collection includes photos from the Swett Mountain Forest easement in Gilford, the McCabe Forest in Antrim, the Freedom Town Forest, Dudley Pond in Deering and other New Hampshire properties.
Sailfish swimmers bring home the glorySubmitted by The Concord Insider on August 13, 2007 - 8:34pm.
Congratulations to all the Concord YMCA Sailfish swimmers who swam last weekend at GSSA champs, Aug. 4 and 5, held at the Jenny Thompson Pool in Dover. Our 9-10 boys' 200 free relay and 200 medley relay placed first in our division. Both relays included Ben Tetreault, Noah Shortlidge, Logan Lamb and Alan Sietz.
Logan Lamb placed first in all three of his individual events: the 8-and-under 50 freestyle (36.11), 25 breastroke (24.77), and 25 backstroke (21.18).
The Concord Police Department and Girls Inc again teamed up: Fifteen girls from the Girls Inc program came to the PD on Tuesday and lent a helping hand. Eleven of the girls washed department vehicles and four of the girls stuffed envelopes. The girls were able to wash eleven department vehicles and stuffed 200 envelopes in 2 hours of work. The girls were treated to a pizza lunch and in turn treated the training class to an ice cream social. We will have our third car wash and ice cream social on Aug 14!
Kimball-Jenkins Gallery Artist Peter GranucciSubmitted by The Concord Insider on July 30, 2007 - 3:09pm.
This week's Insider calendar features a painting by artist Ruth Riley, whose work is featured at Kimball-Jenkins through August 10. You can also see works by artist Peter Granucci in the carriage house. This painting is called "Peter the Bull." Below, Peter talks about the exhibit:
I started this series in 1974 with the idea of merging modern and traditional ideas and techniques of painting. It uses a hyper realistic method while creating an abstract over all idea with the depth of realism and the surface of abstract.
Winners, for now (DUN DUN DUN)Submitted by The Concord Insider on July 18, 2007 - 10:01pm.
From the Concord Rec Department
Marissa Colby, Stacey Kinnier and Leanna D'Italia are counselors at Kids Camp for children entering grades 1st and 2nd.
Based on random spot check, these counselors are currently winning the 2007 Summer Staff Point Challenge. The random checks are tallied by a point system, a possible 110 points can be awarded each visit.
Picture and text sent by Jen Kennedy at the Blue Ocean Society.
Rye, NH - Whale watchers got more than they hoped for during a whale-watching excursion aboard the Atlantic Queen on Saturday, July 14. It was a beautiful day, perfect for watching the whales that come up to Jeffreys Ledge, about 20 miles off the NH coast, to feed during the summer. The passengers had already seen several minke whales and had gotten great looks at a finback whale, one of the largest species on Earth.
Above: Nasol Niyonsaba plays guitar. Photographer: Johanna Young
Despite the challenging chill and wind on the evening of June 23, the atmosphere was warm at the annual
Multicultural Festival, hosted by the Greater Concord Area Task Force Against Racism and Intolerance and held on the State House Lawn and Capitol Street.
By the time Nasol Niyonsaba, a Burundian client of Lutheran Social Services (LSS), was invited to the stage to share a few songs in his native tongue, Kirundi, the sun had come out and the wind had died down a bit. Niyonsaba arrived just three weeks ago from a refugee camp in Tanzania where he was part of a team of musicians supported by the U.N. to encourage repatriation to Burundi. With backup up from other Burundian refugees, and a borrowed guitar (courtesy of Nancy Jo Chabot, event organizer) he sang several songs about his hopes for a congenial life in America. LSS case worker Forkpah Sumo translated with the help of one of the refugees: "God in not black or white, but One, He is not hatred - all the mothers and fathers - come to God," he sang in one song. In another, he sang: "Education paths the way and is the way ... we are new here and just learning English in time we will perfect our English and I (Nasol) will pursue my arts."
Severus Snape: Loyal supporter or pond scum?Submitted by The Concord Insider on June 28, 2007 - 8:57pm.
If you're age 14 or under and have an opinion on the potions professor at Hogwart's School of Magic, now's your chance to put your thoughts on paper.
Gibson's Bookstore is looking for essays (about 500 words) on whether Snape is good or evil - is he loyal to Dumbledore or a dark wizard and a traitor?
Author J.K. Rowling will undoubtedly be covering this topic in the last installment of the Harry Potter Series, due out July 21.
The winner of the essay contest will be announced at the store's Harry Potter party July 20 and will receive a copy of the deluxe edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, valued at $65. (Just to give you some numbers, Scholastic, publisher of the Harry Potter series, is printing 12 million copies of the seventh installment but only 100,000 copies of the deluxe edition.)