Gift wrap

Dec 22, 2009
12:00 AM
The food snob

The eggnog challenge

With the holidays come special food and drink that you only see this time of year. One of my favorites is eggnog. Why do I love eggnog so much? Is it the creaminess? Perhaps the piles of sugar per glass? Or maybe – just maybe – I love the way it goes so nicely with rum. I don’t know – I just know I like it. Still, I’m glad it’s only available once a year. I don’t think…

Dec 22, 2009
11:38 AM

Christmas in Washington

Debbie Butler and her son, Ben Savard, a senior at Concord High School, scored an invitation to a recent White House Christmas party. Other Concord attendees included Jim Demers and Ned and Sally Helms. Ben took photos for his photojournalism class and, at the behest of his mom, shared them with us. Thanks, Debbie and Ben! Click on a photo to read the caption.

Dec 22, 2009
12:00 AM
The Recyclinator

Real green tree

'Twas almost the night before Christmas, and that green sign of the season in your living room is looking a little droopy. You added the packet of tree food, you mixed sugar into the water, but it's shedding more than Fido and Fluffy combined. You've said it before, but this time you really mean it: The day after Christmas, you're making a beeline for the nearest sale on artificial trees. Well, before you swear…

Dec 22, 2009
12:00 AM
Karaoke contest at pit road lounge

A little friendly competition never hurt anyone

Can't wait until January to watch "American Idol"? Thanks to the Pit Road Lounge, 388 Loudon Road, you don't have to! Okay, so Simon and Randy aren't exactly hanging out in Concord, but there is a karaoke contest going on at the Loudon Road lounge, Wednesday nights at 9. Much like "American Idol," contestants have to pick a song each week from the genre the DJ specifies. Then, three…

Dec 22, 2009
12:00 AM

Old photo of the week

This mystery Concord leader, in bowtie at right, received a high public office from President Dwight D. Eisenhower, at left. At the same time, one could observe that the mystery man helped Ike get the job he held in 1957, when this picture was taken by a White House photographer. The mystery man is one of many lives remembered in "Crosscurrents of Change," the history of Concord in the…

Dec 22, 2009
12:00 AM
Thanks a bunch

To all those who helped Carrie's kids

I would like to thank those who participated in the Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run on Dec. 5. This year's race was dedicated to Carrie Cates, a long-time Epsom/Pittsfield resident. Carrie, a single mother of five, was killed in October by a hit-and-run driver while running. She had been planning to participate in the Jingle Bell Run again this year. Carrie's children, ages 10 to 20, had just weeks before moved to Florida to be near family. The children are being cared for by their grandparents. While participating in the Jingle Bell Run, those on a team called "For Carrie's Kids" wore special…