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Keith Testa

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20140722_paddle1

20140722_paddle1

Tom Walton and Tim, two peas in a pod. Or one pea in a kayak and one pea on a paddleboard. 0

July 22, 2014
This is literally nature calling

The bathroom at Meineke is flush with beautiful decor and cleanliness

We like our stories kind of like Humpty likes his beats – funky (for the record, we also like our oatmeal lumpy). The quirkier, the better. That unique flavor has led to some rather curious pitches from readers in our inbox over the years. Like this email we received from Jim Taber a few weeks back. “I think you… 0

July 22, 2014
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20140722_bathroom4

If we had a table this nice, it would probably be used to display our Insiders (which doesn’t necessarily mean it wouldn’t be in our bathroom, too). 0

July 22, 2014
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20140722_bathroom3

hat’s just your standard summer-themed trinket trio. 0

July 22, 2014
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20140722_bathroom2

Perhaps the first ever photo of a toilet in the Insider, complete with framed flower art on the left and a cabinet nicer than most of the things we own on the back wall. Also, safety bars galore! 0

July 22, 2014
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20140722_bathroom

Grass nestled in wooden beds and an artful flower display – just your typical seasonal decoration in the bathroom. At an auto repair shop. 0

July 22, 2014

This Market Days preview is so good, you’ll want to kiss us

Memorial Day may be the unofficial kickoff to summer, but the season doesn’t hit full swing in Concord until everyone’s favorite summertime festival returns to Main Street. Well, it’s time – Market Days is back this Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. There’s something for everyone… 0

July 15, 2014

The ever-evolving face of Eagle Square

During one of our routine daily knowledge enrichment exercises (OK, we were wandering around and opening every drawer in the building trying to find a plastic fork), we stumbled upon two folders full of Monitor file photos and stories about the history of Eagle Square. And there was so much good stuff in there, we… 0

July 8, 2014
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EagleSquare-CI-070814

During one of our routine daily knowledge enrichment exercises (OK, we were wandering around and opening every drawer in the building trying to find a plastic fork), we stumbled upon two folders full of Monitor file photos and stories about the history of Eagle Square. And there was so much good stuff in there, we… 0

July 8, 2014
Putting the Big Mac before the horse

We'd say horses at the McDonald's drive thru count as classic photos

We asked for Classic Concord photos; we got horse-drawn wagons cruising through the McDonald’s drive thru. For the record, we consider that a major victory. Big thanks to reader Arolyn Sargent of Concord, who found these images while looking through a box of old photos. She believes the pictures are circa 1980 (back… 0

July 1, 2014