City briefly

The SNOB Film Festival got us thinking – will there ever be an independent flick made about City Manager Tom Aspell? Would it be the type of movie to make you laugh? Perhaps it would make you weep openly in public and not give a darn who sees you.

In honor of the epic film that does not exist yet, we bring you the highlights from Tom’s weekly memo:

Don’t monkey around

The Friends of White Park will hold their annual meeting at the UNH School of Law, 2 White St., on Nov. 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Featured speaker Chris Brown of New Hampshire Distributors will talk about the first annual Black Ice Hockey Championship. The event will be held in the park this January.
The Friends of White park will also discuss the planned replacement of the Monkey Around Playground. The playground is currently scheduled to be replaced in 2015.

If you’re passionate about hockey and jungle gyms (and who isn’t?!?), feel free to swing by. The meeting is open to the public.

Lace up those skates

In related news, the Black Ice Pond Hockey Committee donated some dough to bring back ice skating to Rollins Park this winter.

“This new skating area is consistent with the park’s master plan, and it has been more than two decades since we have had skating in the park,” Tom wrote.

That’s funny. The last time we went ice skating was around two decades ago. Don’t judge us too much when we fall on the ice . . . repeatedly.

Sean Brown is the fire officer of the year

If you couldn’t tell from the headline, Concord Fire Lt. Sean Brown was given the Peter J. Carver Fire Officer of the Year award at the annual New Hampshire Fire Officers and Instructors Association’s awards ceremony.

According to Tom’s memo, Lt. Brown is a 15 year veteran of the fire department and is currently assigned to the Broadway Fire Station. In addition to his work in Concord, he is a member of the Massachusetts Task Force of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Urban Search and Rescue program.

Kudos to you, Lt. Brown. We tip our imaginary fire helmets to you.

Cozy quilts donated

Taking a break from telling us where we can and cannot drive, Tom had even more good news in this week’s memo.

“The Capital Quilters Guild generously donated 15 beautifully crafted quilts to Concord Human Services this week,” Tom wrote. “The families that received thse warm and colorful quilts were delighted and thankful.”

“Our appreciation for the hard work that goes into the creation of each quilt, as well as our thanks for this generous donation, goes out to all of the members of The Capital Quilters Guild who made this possible,” Tom added, wiping away tears.

Another award given!

On Nov. 13 the Concord Public Library Foundation presented the 2010 Elizabeth Yates Award to Jane Merrow.

Merrow has served the children of Concord for 23 years. She has been a teacher at Beaver Meadow School, a language arts teacher at Rundlett Middle School and currently serves as a Title 1 reading teacher. “In her various positions, she has worked both with her colleagues and directly with students to motivate children to read,” Tom wrote.

Cassie Pappathan

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