Protect the Concord Indies
Good morning and welcome to the Monday that is only 16 days from Hanukkah and 20 days from Christmas. Have you done your holiday shopping yet? Remember to do as much of your holiday shopping right here in Concord and preserve our local retailers.
The Concord Indies has a top-10 list of reasons we should shop with them. Starting today, I will list a reason each post for the next 10 posts. Here is reason No. 1:
Preserve Local Character and Prosperity
Concord’s rich history and culture of innovation is a solid road map for its future. And independents have been an integral part of the town forever.
Concord Indies understand the value of heritage. It’s part of their business plan.
A Home for the Holidays
Shopping aside, this truly is the season for giving. For more than 20 holiday seasons Barrett & Company Real Estate raffles a high-quality doll house as a means of raising money for a charity. The charity this year is the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, a cause close to many of our hearts.
Professionals donate their time and expertise to create a to-die for dollhouse that is so well crafted, its only flaw is that none of us is small enough to live in it. This year’s design features three floors, a fireplace, wrap-around porch (haven’t you always wanted one of those?), a media room and a host of other high-end amenities. The home comes not only furnished, but is professionally decorated as well. Even better news, whoever wins this house does not have to pay a dime in property taxes on it. It also promises years of enjoyment to the lucky homeowner. It could easily be an heirloom.
This beautiful home is on display in Barrett & Company’s Concord Center location at 33 Walden St. You may purchase raffle tickets there, or at Barrett’s two other locations, 152 Lincoln St., in Lincoln, and 115 Lowell Road in Carlisle. You may also purchase your chances over the phone by calling 978-369-6453. Chances cost $2 apiece or three for $5 and 10 for $10. The drawing will be Dec. 22, so the winner may take delivery by Christmas Eve.
Even if you don’t purchase the lucky ticket, you are still helping a worthy cause.
Preserve Our Rivers
Yes, the Concord Indies are vital to our image, but so are our natural resources. We need to protect them as well. You can learn how tomorrow, Dec. 6, the SuAsCo Watershed Community Council will host the Concord Conservation Coffee at 7:30 a.m., at the Planning & Land Management Building, First Floor Meeting Room, 141 Keyes Road. For more information, please call the Concord Division of Natural Resources at 978-318-3285. The SuAsCo Watershed Council is a nonprofit organization that aims to clean and protect the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord rivers.
Before signing off, a huge congratulations to the CCHS Patriots! Go Pats!
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