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Sue Chandler demonstrates cake decorating techniques at her business Chandler's Cake & Candy Supplies in Concord on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Get creative with local cake and cookie decorating classes

Sunday, August 30, 2015

When Sue Chandler stepped into her first cake decorating class at Eaton’s Cake and Candy Supplies in Hooksett in 1989, she didn’t have the slightest idea it would lead to a second career. A woman who had worked in food service since her teenage years, Chandler took the class only so she could share the lessons with her cafeteria colleagues …

Announcements: Ride the waves of history

Saturday, August 29, 2015

CONCORD New exhibit “Riding the Waves of History,” a special exhibit by guest curator Danielle Blanchette on the adventures of the Granite State’s John Cooperider, administrative assistant to four secretaries of the U.S. Navy during NASA’s creation, opens at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center on Sept. 12 with a 2 p.m. reception. Visitors will be able to meet Cooperider and Blanchette and view images …

Concord’s Buzz Gagne has few peers in the javelin world

Saturday, August 29, 2015

For many, sports are seen as an outlet for their adolescence when they don’t have to worry about being bed-ridden a day or two after going to the gym. A lucky few are able to extend their careers into their college years, and even fewer are lucky enough to play past that at …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Basketball champions The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Concord recently held its men’s summer league championship games. In the A Division championship game, East Concord Grass Roots (pictured, left) completed an undefeated season defeating New Heights Roofing, …

Ray Duckler: Rape trial forces boarding schools to look in the mirror

Saturday, August 29, 2015

During the Watergate investigation 41 years ago, Sen. Howard Baker of Tennessee, wondering about Richard Nixon’s role in the scandal, asked, “What did the president know and when did he know it?” Baker’s succinctly worded curiosity has resonated …

Concord 250 Watch: Commemorative Collectables

Saturday, August 29, 2015

In addition to the year-long series of events for Concord’s 250th, the anniversary is being celebrated with many commemorative items. Medal The beautiful medals featuring the Concord 250 logo and Concord Coach are available at the Greater Concord …

Concord Crier for Aug. 30, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

PENACOOK It’s not too early for the Christmas Craft Fair ∎ United Church of Penacook will open its doors Nov. 14 for the annual Christmas Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair has raised money in support of United Church missions such as the food pantry …

Letter: Lots to do in Concord

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A recent Insider article jokingly suggested that there was “nothing to do” in Concord. Huh? That observation is just amazing to me, because nothing could be further from the truth. Concord has an inventory of historic and cultural amenities that rival any other community in this state. Couple …

Letter: An offensive suggestion

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Regarding “Waiting on a Muslim Francis” (Sunday Monitor Forum, Aug. 23): I would be outraged if I were a Muslim at the suggestion (and its implication) that somehow because the Muslim faith is lacking its own Christ-on-Earth figure in Pope Francis, it had better run out and get …

Convict in 1971 murder wants to appeal latest trial ruling

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A man convicted of killing an 18-year-old woman more than four decades ago wants to appeal a recent court decision denying him a new trial. Robert Breest, 77, denies beating Susan Randall to death and tossing her partially …

As public funds shrink, legal aid programs increasingly looking to private donations

Saturday, August 29, 2015

As the amount of public money to New Hampshire legal aid programs shrinks, lawyers are increasingly looking towards local businesses and community stakeholders for financial assistance. The 15th annual N.H. Campaign for Legal Services is kicking off to raise $350,000 for New Hampshire Legal Assistance as well as …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, August 29, 2015

T.J. Hennessey, Belmont boys’ soccer, 4 goals in 5-2 win Jayson Cleveland, Coe-Brown boys’ soccer, 2 goals in 3-2 overtime win Pano Galatas, H-D boys’ soccer, 2 goals in a 4-1 win Ellie Pope, Concord girls’ soccer, 2 goals and an assist in 4-2 win Heather Sefton, Merrimack …

Concord boys’ soccer team off to strong start, beats Winnacunnet in opener, 5-0

Saturday, August 29, 2015

They had a near miss within seconds. They scored in the 10th minute. They had a comfortable two-goal lead at halftime. And by the end, the Concord boys had amassed 15 shots on goal without allowing any to …