Monday, May 16, 2011
Answer this week's question, and we'll list your top five answers on Thursday in Patch Picks!
Each week, Concord Patch will highlight editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more in our Thursday feature called Patch Picks. We've looked at great places to watch sporting events, romantic restaurants and non-profits. This week, we want to know from you—Who are the top chefs in Concord? Tell us where you go out to eat when you want a special meal. Which restaurant has the best, most high quality food and the most interesting and tasteful choices? Even if you don't know the name of the chef behind the meal, let us know your favorite place for a great dinner. Provide your answers in the comments section below today or by e-mail at GregA@Patch.com and on …
This year’s brunch was based around a Franklin Roosevelt speech.
Democrats in the senatorial district represented by Susan Fargo held the Third Middlesex Area Democrats (3rd MAD) brunch on Saturday honoring, among others, Concord’s Annabelle Shepherd. Shepherd, as well as Carlisle’s Ken Deitch, were recognized for their efforts to ensure rights and security for all people. The honorees are chosen by their town Democratic committees and do not have to be members of the committee to be honored. The theme of this year's breakfast based around Franklin Roosevelt's 1936 acceptance speech in which he said, “We seek not merely to make government a mechanical implement, but to give it the vibrant personal character that is the very embodiment of human charity.” Those recognized from each of the nine …
Sunday, May 15, 2011
A look back at the week’s most notable stories.
This past week saw a change within the Board of Selectmen. Board chair Jeffrey Wieand transferred his role over to new chair Elise Woodward. Selectman Carmin Reiss remains the board’s clerk. During the same meeting, selectmen approved the proper permits to allow the Drinking Gourd the authority to move the Caesar Robbins House in a special event on May 21. Over at the Cheese Shop, registration is currently open for classes that will help interested parties better identify various cheeses. Learn more about the class at this link. We learned this week that Selectman Greg Howes is officially running for Sen. Susan Fargo’s seat. “People have encouraged me for a long time to do something beyond Concord,” said Howes, who is running as a …
Thoreau and friends continue the walk through Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
Continuing our walk, we've now climbed the steep path to the world famous Authors Ridge. The first plot on our right is that of the Thoreau family. [Photo 1] Henry David Thoreau's gravestone [Photo 2], in the left rear corner of the plot, appears a bit brighter than the other stones, as it is the replacement for one stolen by a felonious fan some years ago. Note that corners of the "new" stone have been chipped away by more recent vandals. Much more appropriate tokens of remembrance are the stones, coins, and pine cones left at the stone by some of Henry's law abiding fans. Often tributes are left here in the form of notes, letters, or poems (some laminated in plastic) thanking Henry for the salutary effects he has had on their lives and …
Saturday, May 14, 2011
C-C baseball loses close-fought, 10-inning contest, while the softball team defeats Newton South.
The baseball teams of Concord-Carlisle High School and Newton South High School couldn’t quite decide a winner in their game on Thursday. In fact, it took 10 innings before the Lions pushed the winning run across the plate and ended the hard-fought matchup. Concord-Carlisle’s Adam Koski plated teammate Brendan Canavan in the bottom of the seventh inning to force extra innings. The C-C softball team didn’t have quite so much trouble with Newton South’s softball team on Thursday. The Patriots’ 6-1 victory was fueled by its versatile bench, which picked up four pinch hits in breaking the game open in the sixth and seventh innings. On Wednesday, Patch took a look back at the week that was for Concord-Carlisle Youth Baseball and Softball. There…
Patriots' lineup runs deep to down the Lions, 6-1.
It’s nearly impossible to peg a single position, or spot in the batting order, for that matter, on any member of the Concord-Carlisle High School softball team. The Patriots’ game at Newton South High School on Thursday afternoon seemed like an endless parade to and from the dugout. Players that entered as courtesy runners or replacements on defense later returned to the bench, only to be sent up to the plate to pinch hit the next inning. In fact, coach Lisa McGloin shuffled her lineup so much so that it prompted the home-plate umpire to declare his pleasuring at not working another C-C game for the rest of the season. To her credit, the strategy worked against Newton South, much as it has all year. C-C (10-1) broke open a close game in …
Friday, May 13, 2011
A collection of incidents from the Concord Police reports.
The following incidents were reported to the Concord Police Department. Stolen Cleats A party called police at 8:53 a.m. on May 5 to report that 9 pairs of lacrosse/baseball had been stolen from Concord Academy. The shoes were reportedly taken from the boy’s locker room on multiple occasions between April 19 and May 2. Police are investigating. iPhone Theft A student at Concord Carlisle reported her iPhone stolen on May 5 at 3:59 p.m. The student said that the item was taken from the girl’s locker room after school the day before. Warrant Arrest Police conducted a motor vehicle stop at 480 Commonwealth Ave. at 11:25 p.m. on May 5. While conducting the stop, officers placed the driver, 33-year-old Bradford Safran, under arrest on a warrant.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Our list of best picnic locations.
Welcome to Concord Patch's weekly feature called Patch Picks. This column highlights editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off and more. This week, we look at great places you can picnic in the area. Our list is compiled of suggestions from Patch fans on Facebook, as well as recommendations from our friends in town. Please feel free to share your own locations in the comment section below. Patch Picks: Five Great Spots to Host a Picnic
A sampling of homes sold in the area within the last week.
Click on the photo at right to look at a photo gallery of homes that sold in Concord and surrounding communities from May 5 through May 12. The same information without photos is available below in an easy-to-scan list. In the market for a new home? Be sure to check out our House Hunt column on Fridays for open houses in your area. List Price: $575,000 Sale Price:$560,000 Sq. Feet: 2,377 Style: Colonial, Antique Garage: 0 Parking: 6 Rooms: 9 Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3 Listed By: Team Member of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty Sold By: Jay Bradley of RE/MAX Leading Edge - Arlington List Price: $429,000 Sold Price: $420,000 Sold Date: May 10, 2011 Living Area: 1,704 sq. ft. Rooms: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 List Price: $475,000 Sold …
Galileo, plants and poetry are a few of the offerings in Concord this weekend.
It’s Thursday, the weekend is right around the corner. Patch has your back with a few fun things to do. Check our picks for the activities to hit and some places to explore. Here's what's happening in and around your town. Plant Sale--Garden Club of Concord Fowler Library's Grand Opening Event Weekend Poetry Reading with Tony Hoagland The Starry Messenger - Galileo Visits Dabblers Youth pro Musica in Concord Concert