Friday, February 22, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on Feb. 22 in Concord.
1. A Teddy Bear Tea at the Concord Museum: Looking to make the last day of February vacation a special outing? Try sipping cocoa or tea in the Concord Museum’s Brooke Hall while enjoying sweet treats. Bring a favorite teddy or stuffed animal to join you and decorate a tiny tea cup for your teddy to take home for your own tea parties. Seatings are at 1:30 and 3 p.m. by advance reservation only. Costs $20/person for non-members. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Local Option Local Income Tax Committee at 8 a.m. and the Concord Retirement Board at 8:30 a.m. 3. A Musical Tribute To Rock Guitar Heroes: At 8 p.m. tonight at the Colonial Inn, the Workingman's Band performs a …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Music, meetings, social media and more today in Concord.
1. Concert on the Library Lawn: The Concord Free Public Library's Music on the Lawn Series will feature Annalivia at 7 p.m. this evening on the Main Library's front lawn. 2. More Music: Jimmy Mazzy & the Last Minute Men are scheduled to perform from 8 to 11 p.m. tonight at the Village Forge Tavern at Concord's Colonial Inn. There is no cover charge. 3. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Public Celebrations and Ceremonies Committee at 6 p.m. and the West Concord Advisory Committee at 7:30 p.m. 4. Like Us on Facebook: For even more information and engagement, like Concord Patch on Facebook. Over there, we'll be asking questions, looking for feedback and continuing the …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Our Best of Patch Readers’ Choice winners.
If you’re looking to treat your mother, mom or mommy this Mother’s Day, you have at least four great options right here in Concord, according to our readers. Concord’s Colonial Inn and Serafina Ristorante tied in this week’s poll, making them co-winners of our Best of Patch Readers’ Choice contest for best place to go for Mother’s Day brunch. You can compare the winners’ brunch menus by clicking on the following links: Concord’s Colonial Inn and Serafina Ristorante. Burlington’s Cafe Escadrille and Lexington’s Lexx also received multiple votes. Be sure to review the brunch options yourself on our Patch Places page. We're doing a poll on the Best Staycations in and around Concord next week. Want to nominate a place that should be included …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Voters named Main Streets Market as their favorite.
In another close contest, readers named Main Streets Market and Café the best place to spend St. Patrick’s Day in Concord. With polls closing today at 9 a.m., Main Streets Market inched out the Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub in West Concord by one vote. A recent favorite of locals on St. Paddy’s Day, Main Streets Market will feature a live performance from folk/rock group Bare Hill on Saturday night. Also receiving votes in our poll were Concord’s Colonial Inn and Waxy O’Connors in Lexington. Of Waxy’s, reader Kerry Fogler wrote, “Great food and drinks, waitstaff is great! Local Irish pub--what more can you want!" Review Main Streets Market yourself on our Patch Places page. Check back Monday for the next Best of Patch Readers' Choice …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Blood drive, solar power, artist reception, and more.
Good morning and welcome to the day we close out January. I have a lot on tap today so I hope you have a few minutes to spare. This first thing on is the Blood Drive in support of Beede Swim & Fitness Center employee Tyler Berry. The drive is sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital, where Tyler, 29, is being treated for germ cell cancer. The drive runs today from 8:30 a.m., to 2 p.m. with a break for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The process takes about 40 minutes a person, and is coordinated in a Bloodmobile parked outside the Beede Center. As of this writing, there were still a few slots available. Even if there aren’t, history shows that not everyone who signs up is a suitable candidate to donate blood, so walk-ins are …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
It's a holiday weekend and there's a lot going on in Concord.
This weekend is going to be a busy one for many people, but if you find yourself looking for something to do, here are great events going on right here in town. 1. Glass Onion Performs the Songs of the Beatles When/Where: Friday, Dec. 23, Main Streets Market and Cafe, 8:30 p.m. Why Go: Relive the British Invasion with this popular tribute band. Pricing: Free 2. Music of the Woodstock Generation When/Where: Friday, Dec. 23, Concord's Colonial Inn, 8 p.m. Why Go: Hear all of your favorites from the generation of peace, love, and rock and roll. Pricing: Free 3. Meet Global Santa When/Where: Saturday, Dec. 24, Barefoot Books, 3 p.m. Why Go: While his reindeer have a grassy snack at Emerson field, children can hear Santa tell tales from …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Get your air conditioners out.
Get Your Air Conditioners Out Summer is officially over weather-wise and calendar-wise, but I’m fine with that. While I love all the New England seasons, for some reason, I have always loved autumn the most. Perhaps it’s because I was born in autumn, on a Friday, no less, but enough about me… Every change of season requires a bit of adjustment. One of the most challenging for me, and others, is to remove those cumbersome window air conditioners. The Council on Aging can help with this unsafe task. If you are a Concord resident who has seen at least 60 birthdays come and go, call 978-318-3020 and they will schedule someone to come to your home and remove the air conditioner from your window. The cost is $10, very reasonable, huh? You can’t …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Potential good news for sushi fans.
Sushi May Come to Concord No doubt there will be many people happy to read this next post. (Shout-outs to Enid K., Linda Z., Ken B., Charlie A., George L., and all you other sushi fanatics.) The town’s Planning Review staff has been meeting with petitioners, who wish to open a sushi bar at 9 Independence Court. The location is one of those quaint little alleyways in the heart of Concord Center. Many things need to be hashed out, including easements, licensing, sewage, blah, blah, blah, and all sorts of other behind-the-scenes stuff that goes into the successful opening of a dining establishment. Stay tuned. I am not a sushi-kind-of-gal, but many near and dear to me are, and if the sushi bar opens, they have assured me that they will …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Rock this weekend, Stone Soup next weekend./Support your neighbors, buy local.
Hello everyone! End-of-the-week, school’s in, rain’s out. Good opportunity to stay home and do something constructive around the house. Here are a few ideas. Miniature Fashion When I was a child, my mother would help me convert fabric from her old drapes into a stunning — in my 6-year-old opinion, anyway — wardrobe for Malibu (now Melanoma?) Barbie and Francie and all their friends. I’m sure it would have put the Von Trapp kids’ playclothes to shame, although I must give credit to Maria for her lederhosen, as Mom and I did not think to include that in our fashion line. Poor Live-Action Ken was yet again neglected. Who knew we weren’t the only ones cutting into Mattel’s profits. Barbara Lewis also was honing her skills on miniature …
Saturday, July 2, 2011
The week that was on Concord Patch's Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Here at Concord Patch, social media is a big deal. Social media is one way we interact with you, answer your questions and get to see what's on your mind. Social Media Saturday is a new weekly feature where we highlight your questions and thoughts you've shared on Facebook and other media throughout the past week. We'll also point you to some new and interesting pages you may not have known about before. Overheard Through Social Media Here is a sampling of comments and happenings on our Facebook page and the social media world from the past week: Social Media Page of the Week Your Town on Facebook