Garden center issue

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM
Concord Public Library

Book of the week

Odd and the Frost Giants Neil Gaiman 2009, 117 pages Juvenile Fiction (grades 3-6) On a cold March morning in Norway, a long time ago, 12-year-old Odd (yes, that is his name) ran, or rather, hobbled away from home. The name “Odd” was supposed to be a lucky name. But fatherless at the age of ten, crippled in an accident that same year, now living with a cruel stepfather and even meaner step-brothers and sisters,…

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM

Garden center guide

You may not know this after the weekend we just had (was that snow on our windshield?) but apparently it's spring. No matter how damp it is outside, we still find comfort knowing that with April showers come - yup, you guessed it - May flowers. Some of you have already seen buds popping up, and others aren't interested in floral gardens but are more into the veggie variety. Wherever…

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM
Soooooo romantic!

Missed Connections

Just in case you didn’t get your fill last week, here’s even more Craigslist Missed Connections. We sorted through them (it’s a tough job, trust us) and came up with Concord’s finest. To get the full effect, we left them in all their unedited glory. most beautiful lady - m4w - 47 (concord nh) it happened on friday morning at cumberland farms on manchetser street in concord. i was in a blue jeep wrnagler getting gas. you were the nmost beatiful layd ive ver seen and i told you this. you smiled and said thank u. you were driving a vehicle with some kind of suv type vehilce with a shepard…

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM

Movie Review

Chris Dell'Isola is a student at Concord High School who loves movie. Because he's really nice, he agreed to write movie reviews. This is a very hard film to describe. I walked in having no idea what it was about and afterwards I'm still not sure. "The Secret of Kells" is an animated film from Ireland. It was recently nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars. In a nutshell, the village of Kells is going…

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM
April 27

Tips on communicating with aging parents

The public is invited to "Meeting in the Middle: Handling Difficult Conversations with your Parents" on April 27, 4:30 p.m., at The Birches at Concord, 300 Pleasant St. When someone you love is aging, it can be difficult to find the right thing to say especially when talking about their needs. Nancy Euchner of AgeQuest Elder Care Strategies will discuss the 10 most frequent avoided conversations and how to get them started. Guests will discover why what you're asking can be heard differently and how to communicate with more successful. Topics covered will be: - Tips for conversation. - How to respond…

Apr 20, 2010
12:00 AM
School notes

An update from Trinity

Boy, did we luck out this week. The Monitor newsroom was kind enough to loan us Allie Ginwala, an uber-awesome intern who's been filing copy for the community news pages all year. Allie is a senior at Trinity Christian School, and we sent her on an investigative assignment. What, we wondered, is this small, private school on Clinton Street really about? She filed this dispatch, entitled "What makes it tick? Inside the halls of Trinity Christian School." "Trinity Christian School is an institution fashioned under the principles of Trinity Baptist Church. "It's designed for a specific reason: to…