Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The library starts this year’s Thursday Author Series, and the local craft store hosts a craft fair.
Good morning and welcome to a brand-new week! I’m happy to be here, are you? I spent every spare minute this weekend reading the biography of Steve Jobs for my book group – fascinating history, especially as I have been a Macintosh fan for, well, longer than I’d like to admit. And since I lived through the whole evolution of Apple, it’s really interesting to now view the story through the lens of history. Very eye opening, indeed. I’m a big reader, but I have to admit I haven’t read the books written by this month’s presenter at the Concord Library’s Thursday Author’s Series, happening at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday night, Sept.27. Each month from September to May, the library hosts an author on a Thursday evening, and this month it’s …
Monday, September 17, 2012
There are lots of opportunities to keep kids busy and out of trouble this fall.
Good morning, and welcome to a brand-new week! I know, it’s Monday, and everyone’s a little grumpy and wishing it were still the weekend, pulling the covers over our heads when the alarm goes off and desperately hoping for a few more minutes of sleep. Or maybe that’s just me. But ready or not, the week will start anyway, so better just to up and greet the day! I’ve got some great activities for kids to share with you, so grab your coffee and dig in. Study time A new week means a new week of school, which of course means homework. And sometimes the middle school set can use a little nudging, or just the right atmosphere, to get the inspiration to get down to work. Lucky us: Both branches of our library offer the space, quiet, and …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Annual ceremony highlights local businesses.
The Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce held its 2012 Awards at a Gala event and several West Concord businesses were among those honored. In the S.O.A.R.R. Awards section of the gala, Concord Firefly was awarded for Creative Visual Display. Dabblers hobbies + café, meanwhile, was given the Innovative Marketing Concepts award. In the Business Achievement Award category, 1 on 1 Self Indulgence Spa was named Business of the Year. Also awarded during the gala were Kathleen and Jake Zagetta. The duo picked up the Community Service Award for their work with the Concord Military Family Support Group.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Here's everything you need to know this Martin Luther King Day.
"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. Today should be clear with increasing clouds as the day progresses, with a high of 32˚ according to the National Weather Service. Tonight there is a chance of rain/snow with a low of 31˚. 2. Today is Martin Luther King Day, so all municipal offices are closed, and will reopen at regular hours tomorrow. 3. Trash and recycling schedules will not be affected by the Monday holiday, so subscribers to the town's pickup program should have their refuse out to the curb by 7 a.m. on their regular trash day. 4. Dabblers Hobbies and Cafe's first anniversary celebration continues today with demonstrations, contests and …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Here's the lowdown on some great weekend activities here in Concord.
It's Thursday, so as always, here's a look at some great activities happening in Concord this weekend. 1. Dabblers' First Anniversary Celebration When/Where: Saturday, Jan. 14 - Monday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., at Dabblers Hobbies and Cafe. Why Go: Celebrate the shop's first anniversary with demonstrations, contests and samples from the cafe. Pricing: Free 2. Open House: Get in Shape For Women When/Where: Saturday, Jan. 14, 1 p.m. at Get in Shape For Women on Main Street. Why Go: Meet staff, check out the facility, and learn about the programs offered. Pricing: Free to visit, service prices vary. 3. Waltz Night at 51 Walden When/Where: Saturday, Jan. 14, 8 p.m., at the Friends of The Performing Arts in Concord. Why Go: Enjoy an …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Some end of year thoughts, craft plans, and a cabaret night.
Good morning and welcome to Thursday! We’re more than halfway through that weird week between holidays, recovering from the gluttony of sweets and presents while we gird up to welcome in the New Year. I’m sure all your holiday wrapping paper is put away, any visiting relatives have safely been shooed off to visit yet another local landmark, and you’re making your list of resolutions for the coming year even as we speak. Or, if you’re like me, you’re wondering how it got to be Thursday and the opened presents are still under the tree and you can’t account for how the time has passed. Good thing there are still several days left before the week runs out, January begins, and we all have to get down to business. I personally think there’s …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Get creative this Halloween season with Concord Park's Witch's Hat Decorating Contest.
Who says Halloween is just for kids? Concord Park Assisted Living is hosting a witch's hat decorating contest open to everyone on the community. "Anybody can decorate a hat and bring it in," said Meg Gaudet of Concord Park. "There's prizes — we'll have some judges coming in and the winners will get gift certificates." Submissions will be judged at Concord Park's annual Halloween party on Monday, Oct. 31. "We usually have a costume contest every Halloween," Gaudet said. "It's a lot of fun, but this time we added the element of the hat." The Halloween festivities are a big hit at Concord Park, Gaudet said. "The seniors get to see something that's a little bit more fun and out of the ordinary." Hats will be separated into adult and youth (…
Sunday, August 14, 2011
A look back at this week's stories.
Here's a recap of what happened in Concord this week. Dabblers Hobbies and Cafe held a dollhouse building project, during which volunteers of all ages donated their time and talent to crafting a dollhouse all week. The finished product will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for the Emerson Hospital Pediatric Unit. At different points throughout the week, Betsy Yamron of Dabblers shared photos with us of the creation in progress. The Board of Selectmen set a tentative schedule for a Special Town Meeting this fall and the corresponding Special Town Election needed for the Concord-Carlisle High School building project. The meeting will be held either Monday, Nov. 7 or Tuesday, Nov. 8 — whichever best accommodates Carlisle's Town Meeting. The …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Production is moving along swiftly at Dabblers.
On Monday, Betsy Yamron of Dabblers Hobbies and Cafe shared some photos highlighting the start of construction on a week-long community dollhouse project. The dollhouse, built by volunteers from around town, will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for the Emerson Hospital Pediatric Unit. Today, Betsy shared some more pictures showing the progress of the project — and the fun volunteers are having working on it. "Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who are helping to make this Centennial Ball auction item a masterpiece," Yamron said. Volunteers seen here are Theo, Ivy, Shilpa, Kavya, Gert, Bruce, Alice and Carolyn assisting Dabblers project manager, Randy Hartnett.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Selectmen to meet; baseball sign-ups; and doll house building.
"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. The National Weather Service is calling for a gloomy day today, with a 50-percent chance of showers, and thunderstorms expected in the afternoon. 2. The Board of Selectmen is meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in the Selectmen's Room of the Town House. Click here to review the agenda for tonight's meeting. 3. Online registration for the Concord Carlisle Youth Baseball league is now open for kids 9 and up. Players can sign up via the CCYB website. 4. Today kicks off construction week for Dabblers Hobbies' dollhouse project to benefit the Emerson Hospital pediatric unit. To volunteer for a 2-hour shift today through Aug. 13, …