Gift wrap issue

Dec 23, 2008
11:06 AM
Our German Correspondent

A place where candy lands in your smelly shoes

The holiday season in Germany is rather different from the one I’ve experienced for the past 18 years. There are definitely a few things I miss about Concord this time of year, but a lot of stuff here is new and intriguing, and I’m having a total blast during German Christmastime. That’s probably one of the biggest differences, that December is Christmastime and not much else.…

Dec 23, 2008
3:40 PM

Solemn High Mass on Christmas Eve

If you miss the beauty of the Christmas of your youth – candles, beautiful music with traditional hymns, elegant liturgy – join the parish of All Saints Anglican Church in celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ at the Solemn High Mass on Christmas Eve at 10 p.m., or the simpler mass on Christmas day, 8 a.m., at the church. The musical offering will be enhanced by Jane Cormier of The Lakes Region Opera Company. Jane is an internationally recognized opera professional, and she hosts a local radio program on WKXL 1450 originating here in Concord. The parish worships at 211 N. Main St. in Concord,…

Dec 23, 2008
11:13 AM

Pesos in your pocket

We're all a little bit strapped for cash these days, so we decided to cobble together a new column, "Pesos in Your Pocket." (We love alliteration.) In this space, readers, you can share your own money-saving tips with others. Together, we'll get out of this financial rut and start spending money like there's no tomorrow, because apparently that's how you save the economy. Three cheers for fiscal irresponsibility! But…

Dec 23, 2008
3:41 PM

Important trash and recycling news!!!

Christmas, if nothing else, generates tons of trash and excellent opportunities to recycle. Please note that during Christmas week, the trash and recycling schedule has changed. Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s routes will be collected as usual, however, there will be no collection on Thursday. (Hey, trash collectors deserve a day off, too!) No need to fret though, Thursday’s route will be picked up on Friday and Friday’s route will be picked up on Saturday. We just thought you should know.

Dec 23, 2008
11:18 AM

City Briefly

Love your generator? Listen up! Each week, we bring you the finest in wisdom from our saintly city manager, Tom Aspell. This week is no exception. Aspell doesn't waste time making nice in his latest column, but that's because, like any superhero, he's got lives to save. In a serious tone, he tell us that due to the loss of power suffered by many in our community recently, generator use has been at an all-time high. "The Code Administration Office cautions that, while tremendously helpful, generators can pose serious life safety risks," Aspell says, shaking his index finger back and forth. "One…

Dec 23, 2008
11:22 AM

Concord Police Log

December 15 The pillow toss Officers Christopher Gallagher and Scott Fanjoy were sent to a Bluffs Drive residence for a report of a 911 call that sounded "really heated," according to Fanjoy's report. When the officers arrived, a woman was standing at the front door, Fanjoy wrote. She said that Terri L. Gazaway Bernart, 50, of Concord, had her massage table and would not give it back. "At this time," Fanjoy wrote, "Gazaway answered the door in her normal heated manner by yelling and screaming at us (police officers). Gazaway then directed her screaming at Officer Gallagher while he was trying to…