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High stakes and crime drama at the Pierce Law Library

New students at Franklin Pierce Law Center have enough to worry about, what with figuring out where everything is on campus, buying books and getting familiar with the metropolis that is Concord. That’s why the folks at the Franklin Pierce Law Library decided to get creative with their library orientation. Initially, they intended to create a video as a way of replacing the time-intensive library tour, but James Broutzos had other ideas. James went to Keene State to study film, so this project was right up his alley. Unfortunately, the drab subject matter was not.

One band, six drums

As is usually the case around here, if we ask, we shall receive. In this case, we asked you for information on the photo to the left, which we received from an anonymous donor (anonymous in that we forgot to take note of who they were, but that’s neither here nor there).
Petty Fessette told us the photo was from the Rundlett Junior High School Scroll, the school newspaper, taken in 1957. The people in the photo were, as you may have guessed, in the junior high band. Clearly that was less of a social stigma in the ’50s.

Penacook residents: Who made this sign?

Intrepid investigators found three Penacook Village signs tucked away in the basement of Larry and Ellen Langlaises' Penacook Pharmacy on Village Street.
Groundwork Concord is looking for the craftsperson as part of a "Gateways to Penacook" landscaping project with Concord 20/20, the city of Concord and the fledgling Penacook neighborhood association.
Rumor has it they were made at a Merrimack Valley High School shop class 15 years ago. (Wow, that's at least one marriage, several babies and one dog later.)

Concord is full of winners. Seventy of them just happen to be dancers.

A group of 8- to 9-year-old girls on the Concord Dance Academy petite dance team took home first-place honors out of 1,074 routines at a national competition in Virginia Beach, Va. Let's be clear about this: These girls beat out several age divisions, including juniors, teens and seniors. For their effort, the girls took home "a trophy taller than anyone on the team," according to the press release announcing their win.

The St. Paul's Sentinel

Here’s the down low on the new school year at St. Paul’s, from Rector Bill Matthews:

Is there anything new or different, physically, at the school this fall?

Speaking of NH Trail's....

Here is a picture I took on the Morono Park Trail here in Concord.
Looking over the pond over to the Prison Field.

N.H. trails + camera = photo exhibit

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 glory

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).

You go, girls!

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 Granucci

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)

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.

Don't hurt the whales!

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.