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 – , fine handcrafts & gifts, , Concord Firefly and 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 always has it in stock! I’m a little sad to see 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 . 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.

Do you have something you would like to share? Contact Stefanie at stefanieAC@comcast.net or me at mcb23@comcast.net and we will be happy to help spread the word. And follow us on Twitter: Stefanie is @stefanie3131 and I am @cosmo1162.

Stefanie Cloutier June 26, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Hey, that's a very cool website! And I'll second your feelings about the 5&10: if you can't find it there, you obviously don't need it :) Thanks for getting the news out about this!
Janet Beyer June 26, 2012 at 03:42 PM
This is indeed a good website. Lots going on in W. Concord Village.
x June 26, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Nice website for West Concord. Dabblers deserves special credit as a store with toys and projects for all ages. Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III


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