Gift wrap

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…

Dec 22, 2009
12:00 AM
Trot this way

Wowza, that's mighty impressive!

Five-year-old Amy Cohen, a kindergarten student at the Walker School and resident of Concord, was recognized by the New Hampshire Hunter Jumper Association as the Walk-Trot Champion of 2009 at a recent banquet held at the Center of New Hampshire in Manchester. Amy received the ribbon and trophy for the division and was also awarded the Chester Perpetual Memorial Trophy. The engraved…

Dec 22, 2009
12:00 AM
Is your best friend into wildlife or maybe fish?

The Fish and Game Department wants to know excellent people

Time is running out to recognize an individual or organization for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission Award of Excellence. These awards recognize outstanding accomplishments in furthering the department's mission. Nomination forms can be found at wildnh.com, Fish and Game offices or by calling 271-3511. Mail your nomination postmarked no later than Dec. 31 to: Commission Awards Program, N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301. The award categories are: 1. Ellis R. Hatch Jr. Commission Award of Excellence: An individual, group, organization, club, foundation or…

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…