New Site Lets You Surf West Concord
Season finale of the Thursday Author Series was another success.
Did you know that West Concord has a new website - and logo, check out that “W C,” very clever - devoted entirely to the independent businesses in the Village? Carol Spach of Concord Marketing Partners recently launched westconcordvillage.org.
West Concord, as we know, is a vibrant community of independent retailers, eateries, caterers, artists, designers, health, wellness & fitness centers, service organizations, a spa and so much more. Several new businesses have opened here in the past few years – noa jewelry, fine handcrafts & gifts, Dabblers hobbies+café, Concord Firefly and Reasons To Be Cheerful to name a few.
The mission of westconcordvillage.org is to provide a one-stop source of information about special events, sales and other happenings in West Concord. “Our goal” says Spach, “is to encourage people to support the independent businesses in our neighborhood and to make West Concord a destination spot for families.”
I love the variety of West Concord. I stop in every few weeks, especially if I’m looking for a hard-to-find item, that Concord 5 & 10 always has it in stock! I’m a little sad to see Quilter’s Way prepare to move to larger quarters in Acton. Needing more space is always good for business and this particular move speaks favorably to the surge of interest in fiber arts.
f you haven’t visited West Concord in a while, come spend an hour or two and be sure to LIKE them on Facebook. I did.
Author Series Final 2012 Chapter
The season finale of the Thursday Author Series was another success, many thanks to our guest speaker Wendy Swart Grossman. Wendy’s book “Behind the Wheel: A Mother's journal of a Year on the Road,” chronicles her family of four’s journey around the United States in an R.V.
Wendy, who has appeared on NPR and other media and prestigious literary locales, cracked us up with humorous stories about their adventures from visiting former President Bill Clinton’s boyhood home in Hope, Arkansas to photographing polar bears in the Arctic Circle.
We were especially thrilled that , though not a Concordian, -Wendy opened her book and talk with a quote from one of our favorite native sons:
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
- Henry David Thoreau
Excellent touch, Wendy! If you missed the June 14 event, try and catch Wendy elsewhere on the speaking circuit. Definitely pick up her book, which is experiencing brisk sales at The Concord Book Shop. Many thanks again to Concordian Cristina Blau for suggesting her dear friend as an author for the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library’s monthly series. The program starts up again Sept . 27 with Concordian and economy professor Catherine Mann.
Well, that’s it for another installment of About Town. I’ll let you all get back to making July 4 plans.
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