Thursday, November 29, 2012
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know today in Concord.
1. Drainage Work Along Barretts Mill Road: According to the town website, some drainage work is scheduled across Barretts Mill Road in the vicinity of the Farm House for today, Nov. 29. One lane will be open to alternating traffic with police details, but the town is suggesting motorists seek alternate routes if possible. 2. A Taste of Turkmenistan: From 2:20 to 4 p.m. today at the CCHS Learning Commons, Turkmen exchange student Guychgeldi Sytdykov will present about his home country. This is the fifth year of Concord-Carlisle's sister-school relationship with a high school in Turkmenistan, an emerging democratic state in Central Asia. For more information, contact email@example.com. 3. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town…
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Yesterday was Purple Day, in recognition of November, Alzheimer's Awareness Month.
November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, and the folks at Concord Park Assisted Living Community were decked out in their finest purple threads yesterday to promote awareness of the disease. "Did you know every 71 seconds someone is the U.S. develops Alzheimer's?" said Meg Gaudet of Concord Park. "In the United States an estimated 5.4 million people are living with Alzheimer's," Gaudet said. "By the year 2050 as many as 16 million people will have Alzheimer's" Gaudet shared these photos of the men and women of Concord Park raising awareness.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Crazy costumes and spooky hats were the highlights of yesterday's party.
The folks at Concord Park Assisted Living Community celebrated Halloween yesterday with their annual consume party — this time with the addition of a witch's hat contest. Residents and guests were dressed in wide array of costumes, including a Big Bad Wolf chasing Three Little Pigs, Frankenstein's monster and his bride, a gaggle of witches, and many, many more. In addition to the costumes, all of the submissions to Concord Park's witch's hat decorating contest were on display as well. Prizes for the hat contest in the adult categories included gift certificates to Firefly's Gift shop, Concord Flower Shop, and Vincenzo's Ristorante. Youth prizes include gift certificates to Dabblers Hobbies and Cafe, 5&10, and Reasons to be Cheerful. Take …
Sunday, October 16, 2011
A look back at this past week's top headlines.
As usual, it was a busy week here in Concord. Here's a look back at this week's top stories. On Monday, we heard about the Legislative Breakfast, during which Minuteman Career and Technical High School and its plan for reconstruction was a topic of dissuasion for both state and local officials. As Minuteman works on a new regional agreement with their 16 member towns in order to move forward with their reconstruction plans, officials said changing the school to replicate modern work environments is essential to its success. They also said a reconstruction would be necessary to attract students to the school. The Concord Health Department issued an alert this week, notifying residents of a test batch of mosquitoes in Sudbury, near the …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Concord Conservatory hosts an open house.
I’ve been spending a chunk of my time lately cleaning out my grandmother’s apartment — she’s 98, and moving herself into a health care facility. I am so lucky to still have her, and thought I knew everything about her, until I started this project. You really get a fuller picture of a person when you see what treasures they tuck into the corners of their bureau drawers and linen closets. As much as I hate the process — I really don’t like sorting, organizing and packing — I’m really grateful for the chance to get to know this fascinating woman even better. My friend Jim Coutre had a similar opportunity, when he recently did a photography project for Concord Park. See, Concord Park, the independent and assisted living facility behind the …