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National Night Out 2015

national night out


AUGUST 4, 2015

 ROLLINS PARK, 5:00- 8:30 PM

Everyone save the date!  The Concord Police Department will be hosting  National Night Out this year on Tuesday August 4, 2015 in Rollins Park from 5:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.

This event is for all ages and is being held across the country to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood and community police relationships and to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back on crime.

Don’t miss this year’s festivities which will include food, prizes, K9 demonstrations, the Touch-A-Truck Program, a zoo exhibit, and much more. Numerous businesses from around the community will also be there, and don’t forget our register your team and compete to become the 2015 Badge Ball Champions. Bring the whole family for a night of fun on Tuesday August 4, 2015.  Don’t miss it!  If you have any questions, you can contact, Officer Howe, by phone at 225-8600 x 3738, or via Email.

FMRGT Triathlon

4th Annual MRGT Triathlon

Sunday July 19, 2015


Register online at:

Experience farmland, trail, and the pristine Merrimack River – all across from the NH State House! 

Starting on the East side of the Merrimack River in downtown Concord, you will bike two loops around the cornfields. One side of the cornfield experiences seasonal flooding; expect to encounter some mud and corn. The next leg is two loops running among the giant silver spring maples that line the Merrimack River. Last, but not least, you will head upriver to Memorial Bridge around the pilings and to the buoys downstream where you’ll turn and repeat the loop. The finish line will be across the water, not far from the point you started; once the nose of your craft crosses it, you’re done!

9:30am Iron person start (one person does all three legs)
11:00am Relay team start


Pre-register by June 19th for a free Race Shirt*
*race shirts included with Adult Ironperson and Adult relay member registrations only, additional race shirts available for purchase.

Families Welcome!
Post-race refreshments and a free raffle
Free kids event

Race held rain or shine (no rain date)
Professionally timed by 3C Race Productions
Hammer Nutrition HEED® Sports Drink at transition and fueling stops

-Overall top male, female and team
-Top three male/female in each age group
-Top team in each division

Ironperson age groups (one person does all three legs)
under 18, 18-35, 36-49, 50+

Relay team divisions
Mens (all members must be male)
Womens (all members must be female)
Mixed (at least one member must be male and one female)
Youth (all members must be under age 18
Family (all members must be from the same immediate family)

Granite Ledges 5k


Granite Ledges 5K Run/Walk

Saturday August 29, 2015

Come out and support Granite Ledges and the Aging Well Alliance Fund by participating in a fun part road/part trail 5K run/walk course.  There will be rewards for the top male/female racers, as well as seven age group awards.  The race will be followed by a delicious post-race brunch buffet free to all participants.  To register visit

Winners of the Second Annual Well Done! Awards

The winners of the 2015 Well Done! Awards pose with Mayor Boulet, Johane Telgener, and Joe Kasper
The winners of the 2015 Well Done! Awards pose with Mayor Boulet, Johane Telgener, and Joe Kasper.

Wednesday the 13th marked the Capital Area Wellness Coalition’s second annual Well Done! Awards, which recognize and bring to the forefront wellness activities taking place at worksites, among community groups, and through the leadership of unsung wellness heroes. Ten nominations were submitted in the following three categories:

Well workplace:
 Sanel Auto Parts (Automotive Supply Associates)
 Trial Courts Call Center (Walking Wall Program)

Community Wellness Effort:
 Friends of the Merrimack River Greenway Trail (FMRGT)
 Riverbend Community Mental Health (InSHAPE Program)
 Mike Loomis (NH Department of Administrative Services)
 Henniker Lion’s Club

Wellness Hero:
 Robin Wirbal (City of Concord)
 Stacy Luke (Merrimack County Conservation District)
 Trieste Philbrook (Concord Family YMCA)
 Hannah Millon-Garvey (Delhaize America/Concord Hannaford)

And the winners are (drum roll please)!: Sanel Auto Parts, Friends of the Merrimack River Greenway Trail and Robin Wirbal!

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!  Their efforts are invaluable in improving the health and wellness of the Capital Area community.  And thanks, too, to the sponsors of the Award event: Dartmouth Hitchcock- Concord, The Duprey Companies, The Lawson Group, and host, Delta Dental.  The Granite Restaurant provided the delicious breakfast.

Well Done! Awards

Well Done Awards


Wednesday May 13th


Delta Dental, One Delta Drive, Concord


The Capital Area Wellness Coalition (CAWC) is pleased to announce the second annual Capital Area Well Done!Awards. These awards recognize and bring to the forefront wellness activities taking place at worksites, initiatives of community groups, and the leadership of unsung wellness heroes within our community who are making a difference.  The CAWC’s Capital Area Well Done!Awards shine a light on these efforts because they align with our mission to create a culture of healthy living for everyone in the Capital area.

A delicious breakfast will be provided by The Centennial Inn free of charge to Coalition members.  If you are planning to attend, please register with The Center for Health Promotion at 230-7300 by Friday May 8th.  Come out and support those individuals and organizations making a difference in our community!

Community screening of the Hungry Heart

Hungry Heart

Women on Wellness 2015

Women on Wellness 2015

March 14th, 9-4

Center for Health Promotion

49 S Main St, Concord, NH

The Center for Health Promotion presents its second annual Women on Wellness symposium to inspire you to be your best self!  The day will be filled with presenters passionate about building a community of women supporting women.  Workshop titles include:

  • Lifestyle Change-Food is Medicine
  • Relax and Thrive with Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
  • Reaching Your Full Potential
  • Build your Muscles of Positivity and Resilience
  • Breaking Down the Barriers: Overcoming the 3 Main Obstacles to Weight Loss
  • The Power of the Pause
  • A Woman’s Voice – Wise & Empowered
  • The Art of Connection
  • Breast Health Now – Recommendations for Breast Cancer Prevention
  • Ancient Secrets for Modern Times
  • The Wired and Tired Superwoman: The Delicate Relationship between Stress, Hormones, Sleep and Weight
  • Tips and Tricks for Applying Your Makeup Like a Pro
  • Applying Yoga Wisdom in Today’s World: An Exploration of Heartful Ethics

Registration is $50 prior to February 15th and $65 after February 15th. Proceeds of this event support REACH Higher Fund.  Click here to register.

Community Souperfest 2015

Community SouperFest 2015

Saturday, March 28th

Rundlett Middle School,

Concord, NH

Senator Sylvia Larsen, Honorary Chair

James F. (“Mr. Jim”) Kinhan, Chairman

1:00-4:00 “FunFest”

Continuous entertainment for kids of all ages throughout our community– carnival & other games, music, great snacks & drinks and more!

4:15-5:15 “MusicFest”

An hour of live music by David Shore’s “Trunk o’ Funk” band to lift the spirits of young and old alike

5:30-7:30 “SoupFest”

Fellowship with friends old and new over luscious home-made soups, artisan breads and delectable desserts, with live music

Supporting the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness

6B South State Street, P.O. Box 3933, Concord, NH 03302-3933

(603) 290-3375

MGRT Snowshoe Event

Merrimack River Greenway Trail

2015 Snowshoe Event

Saturday, February 14th

9:00 AM

6 Loudon Road, Concord 

Join Merrimack River Greenway Trail (MGRT) volunteers for their annual snowshoe event.  The group will meet at the MGRT kiosk at the cornfields at 6 Loudon Rd (Bed Bath and Beyond parking lot) and head out for a 2-mile snowshoe/xc-ski trek on the future MGRT  site.  Folks can go as far as they feel comfortable, and it’s all free, including concessions (bagels and coffee) provided by a local vendor at the finish line.  Dogs and children are welcome.

mgrt trailgoers mgrt snowtreats mgrt enjoying the view

NOFA Annual Winter Conference



NOFA Annual Winter Conference

January 31st, Rundlett Middle School


The Northeast Organic Farming Association of NH’s 13th Annual Winter Conference will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 in Concord, NH. The conference will be jam-packed with over 35 workshops, farmer intensive programs, and a keynote address by Janisse Ray. It will also include the NOFA-NH Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony, ample opportunities for networking local farmers and consumers, and a robust Green Market Fair. The day’s lineup includes workshops on organic certification, legal issues for vegetable and fruit producers, balancing farming and family, scale-appropriate farm equipment, wild edibles, cultivating and landscaping with mushrooms, sheet-mulching, cultivating healthy soils, writing winning Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG), working with land trusts, seed farming, agricultural policy, selling to cooperatives, developing school gardens, gleaning, launching a value-added product, and much more! Join nearly 500 supporters of the local, organic movement as we welcome Janisse Ray whose keynote address will focus on one of farming’s most valuable crops: seed.

Conference registration includes excellent organic and locally-sourced meals and snacks catered by The Crust and Crumb Baking Company.

For details go to:


Location:  Rundlett Middle School, 144 South St., Concord, NH 03301

Tickets:  $68 for NOFA/MOFGA, $85 for non-members, $35 for children


NOFA-NH’s Mission: We actively promote regenerative, ecologically sound gardening, farming and land care practices for healthy communities. We help people build local, sustainable, healthy food systems

Serving the capital area of New Hampshire, including Concord and surrounding communities.