Gift wrap issue

Dec 23, 2008
3:18 PM

Calendar of events: Dec. 23-Jan. 9

Tuesday, Dec. 23 Paul Silverman, Hermanos Cocina Mexicana, 11 Hills Ave. 224-5669, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Service, United Church of Penacook, 21 Merrimack St. Penacook, A family service of candles is held at 7 p.m., and a service of candles and communion begins at 11:30 p.m. All are welcome. 753-4072. 7 p.m and 11:30 p.m. Solemn High Mass, All Saints Anglican Church, 211 N. Main St. Take part in traditional hymns, liturgy and music by Jane Cormier of the Lakes Region Opera Company. A simpler mass is also offered at 8 a.m. on Christmas day. 545-9079,…

Dec 23, 2008
3:24 PM

Do-gooders donate food

On Dec. 15, employees of Granite State Independent Living donated 2,581 pounds of food to the N.H. Food Bank. This donation was the result of an employee food drive and the equivalent of 1,985 meals for individuals across the state. Not only do we give GSIL kudos for being a bunch of do-gooders, but we’re also digging the Rudolph nose, Santa hat, holiday sweaters and reindeer antlers.…

Dec 23, 2008
3:25 PM

Hooray for people like Bob and Sharon Cholette!

Bob and Sharon Cholette of Laconia were recently recognized for their volunteer service supporting the New Hampshire Association for the Blind. The Cholettes received the “Doug and Stella Scamman Award” prior to the Sunday evening performance of “José Feliciano” at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. Joyce Meisel, board chair of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, praised…

Dec 23, 2008
3:27 PM

The Snowflake Ball update you all have been waiting for

The greater Concord community had a unique opportunity to "Return to the roaring '20s" at the Concord Family YMCA's largest and most celebrated fundraiser - the 20th annual Snowflake Ball, which was held on Saturday, Dec. 6. This was the 2008-2009 kick- off fundraiser for the Kids Campaign fund. It raised approximately $30,000. All proceeds from the ball will directly enable the Concord…

Dec 23, 2008
3:28 PM

A special friend stopped by to wish you a happy holiday!

Last month, Jim Taber of Granite State Independent Living and past Bulletin Board fame, snapped this photo of a male hooded merganser, whom we took the liberty of naming “Ducky.” Ducky may have stopped by last month, but he requested we save him for our Christmas issue. (Or we just didn’t have space for Ducky in weeks past.) Either way, if Ducky were here right now, this is what…

Dec 23, 2008
3:29 PM

A free Christmas meal for all!

The Concord Community Outreach holiday meal is scheduled for Christmas Day. We are excited about the support received by local organizations and want to thank all who made it possible through their collective feedback and suggestions to provide meals to those in need this holiday season! The meal will be held at the Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Ave., on Christmas Day. Dinner will be served between 1:30-3:30 p.m. Leaflet flyers will be available for distribution to inform folks in need of the details regarding this meal, and are available by contacting Bethany Reed. Public transportation…