Gift wrap issue

Dec 23, 2008
11:35 AM

Ask the Elders: The dating scene

Dear Elders, I lost my spouse a couple of years ago. I am entertaining the idea of dating. As it has been many years since I last went on a date, I'd like some advice on how to approach the dating scene of today. Signed, Cautious Casper Kranenburg Dear Cautious, Did I read "a couple of years ago"? Get on with your life and start dating immediately, you deserve it! Pick yourself up and…

Dec 23, 2008
11:48 AM

Holiday vacation guide

Your kids are home during winter break, and you have no clue how to keep them busy. No worries. The Insider is here to save the day (or week), once again. We've got the scoop on what local businesses and organizations are offering to take your kids off your hands during their time off. Perhaps next year we will create an Insider vacation-camp, where your kids can do the Insiders' jobs…

Dec 23, 2008
12:05 PM
Your letters

We got mail!!!!

re signs: you came to Concord too late for the big sign on the St. Paul's School property which read (more or less) "No trespassing without permission." It's been changed. P. Gow, Concord What's with the Recyclinator? She doesn't reuse Xmas wrapping paper? Roll or fold it up and wrap with it next year! Worn sections can be covered with tags or that paper can be downsized. There is some wrapping paper I recognize from several years. Recycling is a poor substitute for reuse. Roy Schweiker P.S. - Katie, "upsot" is meant to be the past tense of "upset" or overturned as in "upset the apple cart." Dear…

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, hermanosmexican.com. 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, allsaintsnh.com.…

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…