Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Coastal Dog Apparel: Chafing your troubles away, and donating the proceeds to charity.
Stephanie Magee, like millions of mothers before her, was stumped. Her son was uncomfortable in his swimsuit, at age 8, and was old enough to let her know it. "Every year, every vacation, every summer it would come up," said Magee. "It didn't matter if it was the beach or the pool, he was chafing and it was a problem for all of us." And like millions of mothers, Magee tried every quick fix she could dream up: Various styles of suits, snipping out the lining, underwear under the bathing suit; you name it, she tried it. And then she tried something else -- designing a suit of her own. The resulting design -- a suit with a longer interior liner made of a soft nylon blend that fits almost like athletic compression shorts -- has become the …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
When a 400-pound wheel of crucolo gets delivered to the Concord Cheese Shop, proprietor Peter Lovis rolls out the red carpet. Literally.
Whet your appetite with this video of Crucolo Day held Thursday, Dec. 6 at The Concord Cheese Shop and check back on Patch tomorrow for more photos and additional coverage of the event.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
In this quick video, we show you how to claim listings in Patch Places to better promote your business through Concord Patch.
When Concord Patch launched, editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses to collect information for our directory. Now, Patch Places is a spot where users can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and much more for spots around town. All users can add events taking place at local spots, can rate the business on a scale of one to five stars, and can add a review. But owners of local businesses get extra bonuses when they claim a listing. Owners or managers should search for their business listing and select "claim you listing" in order to make updates to the page. A form will pop up asking for your name, contact information, and proof of ownership. Within a few days, someone from Patch should contact you to verify your…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
West Concord got a little love from Chronicle earlier this week, and featured businesses include Slow Pokes, Merlin’s Silver Star Studio, Hammersmith Studios and 1-on-1 Self Indulgence.
The first stop was SlowPokes, where Chronicle pointed out how zoning restrictions prevent the biz from advertising, so word of the bodacious barbeque must pass word-of-mouth. And Hilary Taylor of Merlin’s Silver Star Studio shared her story, before Chronicle made its way to Hammersmith Studios and then on to 1 on 1 Self Indulgence. In case you missed it, check out WCVB's Chronicle segment here.
Winstanley Enterprises, LLC. of Concord, and Surrey Equities, LLC. of New York, have acquired the historic 450,000 square-foot Warwick, RI, mall for $38 million. The seller was GLL Real Estate Partners from Orlando.
Friday, March 23, 2012
The fitness studio at 50 Beharrell St., in West Concord was the top pick in this week's Best of Patch Readers' Choice poll.
This week’s Best of Patch Reader’s Choice poll asked readers to identify their favorite gym or workout space in Concord, and one place simply outpaced the rest of the field. Pedal and Pose, located at 50 Beharrell in West Concord tallied 110 of 146 total votes – despite not being added as an option until Wednesday afternoon. Pedal and Pose also won the comment section, where it earned six of the eight reader-generated comments. “Absolutely, Pedal and Pose in West Concord,” wrote Patch reader Yonina Goorno. “By far the best workout experience I've ever had. They offer the most original, unique and varied classes around. The owner is extremely skilled and talented and creative! Best of Concord hands down.” The varied programs and “awesome” …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Owner/therapist Susan Feist returns to Concord.
The following was submitted to Concord Patch. Concord Sports and Therapeutic Massage, recently announced their opening at 97 Lowell Road, next door to the newly opened Trails End Café. Susan JW Feist, Licensed Massage Therapist, and owner/therapist, is excited to be “back” in Concord. No stranger to Concord, Ms. Feist has spent much time at the North Bridge as a Revolutionary War reenactor and member of His Majesty’s Tenth Regiment of Foot, and can trace her family history back to the 1600’s in Concord, Lincoln and Sudbury. “Being in this area,” says Ms. Feist, who grew up in New Jersey, “really is ‘coming home!’" Ms. Feist, a graduate of Mt…
Monday, March 12, 2012
Find out the lowest price in town.
It’s Monday and it’s time to head back to work. Concord Patch has compiled the latest gas prices at nearby stations for your commute today. The following prices for regular grade gas are courtesy of Mapquest. Concord Convenience: $3.83 Cumberland Farms: $3.70 Concord Sunoco: $3.79 Mobil on the Run: $3.79 Nine Acres Service: $3.87
Let us know your input this week for our newest Best Of poll.
It's that time of year many of the Irish residents in Massachusetts wait for - Saint Patrick's Day. As such, we're using our Best Of Readers Chioce poll this week to hone in on your favorite places to spend the renowned Irish holiday. Here are some of our favorite places in and around Concord, but if we're leaving one off of the list, please let us know in the comments and we'll add it: Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. Ties will be broken by whichever business has the most positive comments in the section below. We will announce the winner at noon Friday. So tell us what your favorite spot to spend time on St. Patrick's Day! And don't forget to tell us in the comments below why you think it's the best place in town. …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Voters named Kevin's Automotive their favorite.
After tallying the votes and comments, the winner for this week's Best of Patch Readers' Choice is in, and Kevin's Automotive Service has won for best auto mechanic in Concord. A Concord fixture for over 30 years, Kevin’s garnered 40 percent of the vote in our poll. The shop specializes in all forms of repair, including tires, heating and cooling, inspections and brakes. Coming in second place with 26 percent of the vote was Nine Acre Auto Service. Patch reader Craig First commented that the Fitchburg Turnpike establishment offered reliable and honest service. Also receiving votes were Concord Mobil and E&S Mobil Service. Of E&S, Anne Fortier wrote, “This service station is by far the best in town!” Dianne Weiss, meanwhile, wrote that E&…