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The Insiders: National Night Out is back; go or get a lump of coal

  • Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

    Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa

    (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

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  • Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)
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You have got to get up, get out and do something – you can’t spend all your time reading this column! Head down to Rollins Park tonight for National Night Out, the yearly event that promotes cooperation between the community and the police department. It’s sure to be a good time! There will be vendors and displays of all sorts, plenty of kids activities and contests and, of course, the Badge Ball championships. Our fine men and women in uniform chuckin’ dodgeballs at each other? Count us in! We were on hand last year, and it was a great time. Best of all, it’s free admission. It’s free fun for the whole family. National Night Out runs from 5 to 8:30 tonight. Visit concordnh.gov.

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Elsewhere, the documentary Coal Country screens at Red River Theatres tonight for one night only. The film takes a look at America’s dependence on coal energy (which provides more than half of the country’s electricity), what it’s doing to the Appalachian ecosystems from which the coal is mined and what it means to New Hampshire, America and the world. The showing is presented – for free, no less – by the New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association. The film starts at 5:30 p.m.; get there on time, as seating is first come, first served. For more information, visit redrivertheatres.org.

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Finally, it’s time for some corrections to mistakes we made in last week’s columns. First of all, we incorrectly reported that the lab-grown hamburger that just debuted in London was made of stem cells cloned from the royal baby. It was actually cultured beef. Second, we incorrectly reported that New York Yankees “slugger” Alex Rodriguez was facing a suspension for his involvement in a Genesis cover band; it was actually for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. Lassie, we’ve just now realized that our computer has been auto-correcting “lastly” to “Lassie” for the past few weeks; for that, we apologize. We’ll try to do better next time.

(Email the Insiders at
theinsiders@cmonitor.com.)

ITS FREE - Yippee ....oops........ your taxes paid for it

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