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Nov 13, 2012
12:00 AM

Miriam Hill has hobnobbed with presidents, popes and penguins

 Miriam Hill has never passed up an opportunity for adventure. Consider that a trip to Antarctica to celebrate her 90th birthday in 2007 barely touches the tip (pun alert) of the iceberg in terms of remarkable things she’s seen and done. “It’s always been my theory to go anywhere that you have the chance to go,” Hill said. She certainly has. She…

Nov 13, 2012
11:44 AM
Bartender of the week

John Steiner wants to pick Benjamin Franklin’s brain on brews

 Name: Jon SteinerBartender, Penuche’s How long have you been a bartender?I’ve been here for about 14 years at the end of this month. I worked in special ed before that. How did you get into the profession?I’ve always been more of a night person than a day person. A 9-to-5 in a cube never really interested me at all. Bartending is kind of like being at…

Nov 13, 2012
12:00 AM

We volunteered at the Concord Homeless Resource Center – and loved it!

 The thermometer read just above freezing. Chilling rain and snow fell diagonally, buffeted by heavy winds. On days like these, I always try to spend as little time as possible in the unforgiving out-of-doors. Think for a moment, however, about that slice of Concord’s population that has access to little respite from stormy, frigid weather – our city’s homeless. Many of those who stay outside are just like anyone else: they’d prefer not to get chilled to the bone, but there’s a huge difference between bundling up by the fire and huddling in a Hyundai or a wind-battered…

Nov 13, 2012
12:00 AM

Meet the Concord Public Library’s resident puppet master

 Name: Pam StauffacherLibrarian, Concord Public Library How long have you been a librarian? How did you get started in the field?I’ve been working in libraries for about 15 years. In a different state I used to work in a toy and children’s book store. I got really interested in the field and that led to librarianship. (Ed. note: You learn a new word every day…

Nov 13, 2012
12:00 AM

‘Short short story’ film festival is coming to Concord

 The Short Short Story Film Festival is coming to NHTI on Nov. 16-17. We screened some of the films on the schedule to give you a little taste of what to expect. Taboule: A man’s gotta have a code. This Spanish-language film from director Richard Garcia is about two men eating lunch on a rooftop and discussing the level of trust in their relationship by sharing ATM PIN…

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