Gift wrap

Dec 22, 2009
12:00 AM

Book of the week

Santa says reading is cool – and considering the time of year, you don’t want to get on his bad list. Be sure to pick up a book at the Concord Public Library. For more information, visit concordpubliclibrary.net. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry Kathleen Flinn 2008, 290 pages Nonfiction When she loses her executive job at a software company, Kathleen Flinn takes a leap of faith and decides to pursue her…

Dec 22, 2009
12:00 AM

Free holiday meal

Do you need a meal this holiday? A free holiday meal will be served by volunteers at the Grappone Conference Center on Dec. 25 from 2-4 p.m. Bus transportation to and from the dinner is available beginning at 1:15 p.m. at the following stops: Bus 1: Heights Alton Woods Salisbury Green Morning Star Christian Ave./Eastside Dr. Havenwood Ormond St./Christian Ave. Thomas St. (Dunkin Donuts) Ft. Eddy Road NHTI Delta Dental Bus 2: Downtown State House Pleasant St./Main St. South Street Perley Street District Court Memorial Field Pine Street Federal Building Main St./Pleasant St. Eagle Square Pitman…

Dec 22, 2009
12:00 AM

Ask the Tweens: Playing in the snow

Dear Tweens, Are you too old to play in the snow, or can you still make the occasional snow angel here and there? Matt Dube I say there is no age limit. Some kids like to go outside and make snow angels. Some kids do not want to. They don’t want to go outside. They don’t want to get cold and wet and, worse, have the bitter cold biting their face and skin. But for the ones who do not mind it, I say, go outside and enjoy yourself! Ben Heifetz No way! I love playing in the snow with my friends and sledding down a snowy, icy hill at top speed. It always feels great to play outside for a few hours…

Dec 22, 2009
12:00 AM
Not so off-beat gift guide

Primer on last-minute gifts

By this time, if you haven’t finished your shopping yet, we’re sure you’re waking up in the middle of the night panicked and in a cold sweat. We feel for you, but may we point out that Christmas is always the same date, year after year? We know people say it “sneaks up on them,” but c’mon! Okay, we’re done being judgmental and are ready to help. We’ve compiled a list…

Dec 22, 2009
12:00 AM

Holiday store hours

In the days leading up to Christmas and the subsequent family gatherings, it’s inevitable that you’ll need to run out to the store at some point, whether it’s because you forgot the cranberry sauce or that coworker you hardly know got you a gift and now you need to reciprocate, fast. Lucky for you, we’ve got a list of holiday hours for grocery stores, drugstores, big box stores and even where you get your…

Dec 22, 2009
12:00 AM

School vacation activities

Keep the kiddos busy with these camps and activities happening over the next two weeks! N.H. Audubon Celebrate the end of 2009 by joining us for Winter Solstice Camp! We’ll keep your child active with educational games, outdoor adventures, live animals, crafts and stories. We’ll explore the winter world, find out who is still out and about, look for evidence of animal activity and share good times. Join in the…