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Nov 25, 2014
10:28 AM
Truth in advertising

Concord Handmade is back and full of awesome things made by hands

Concord Handmade, the holiday pop-up shop that has, um, popped up in different spots on Main Street over the last few holiday seasons is back, and in the former Gibson’s Bookstore building (27 S. Main St.) Store owner Alison Murphy has tons of awesome hand-crafted stuff made by artists from all over New England, but a lot of the pieces were created even closer to home. Like, right…

Nov 25, 2014
9:07 AM
Making stuff

Do you know how to do a split stitch? Bob Dorr can teach you

You’ve probably seen Bob Dorr walking around town. He’s the guy with the bright green hair and beard to match. It’s been over a year since Dorr changed his hair color so he could go to a Celtics game or St. Patrick’s Day parade at any moment and fit right in. And he doesn’t mind the touch-ups it takes every three or four days to keep it looking fresh. “I realized I liked how people looked with green hair,”…

Nov 25, 2014
10:55 AM

Windmill Restaurant continues tradition of serving free meals on Thanksgiving

One of Concord’s longest standing Thanksgiving traditions will continue this year, as the Smirnioudis family will again serve a free Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their Windmill Restaurant on Loudon Road. The meals have been going on for more than 20 years, with a free dinner – described by Michael Smirnioudis as “the whole kit and kaboodle” – offered up to anyone who wants to attend. The tradition was started by Louie Smirnioudis, who passed away in 2013, and has been carried on by his sons and the rest of the family. “It’s one thing we guaranteed when everything happened…

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