New Year's issue

Dec 29, 2009
12:00 AM
Horoscopes

Look into our crystal ball

Who knows what 2010 holds – money? Fame? Ponies? Famous ponies? Although we’re by no means a credible astrological source (we just play one on TV), we took a stab at 2010’s horoscopes. You may be surprised at just how accurate they are. More likely, you’ll be surprised that we get paid to make this stuff up. We know we are. Aries (March 21 to April 20): Being the first astrological sign in the Zodiac hasn’t…

Dec 29, 2009
12:00 AM
Bach's lunch series

Times ain't like they used to be

The Bach's Lunch Series, running from November through June, offers free, informal lunch-hour lectures the first Thursday of every month and a related concert the following Thursday in the Concord Community Music School's recital hall, 23 Wall St. On Jan. 7 David Surette, folk department chair, will present a lecture entitled "Times Ain't Like They Used to Be: The Evolution of Old-time Music." The following Thursday, Jan. 14, David will be joined in concert with fiddler Isa Burke for "Fine Times at Our House: Old-time Music with David Surette and Isa Burke." Both the lecture and concert begin at…

Dec 29, 2009
12:00 AM
Save the date!

Have a laugh or two with the Capitol Steps

The 16th Annual CATCH Comedy Night, featuring the Capitol Steps, will take place Jan. 9 at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St. The show starts at 8 p.m., and the fun begins at 5:30 p.m. at the pre-show reception and silent auction. Tickets are $12.50 to $43. Purchase your tickets through the Capitol Center for the Arts box office at 225-1111 or ccanh.com. Mention or enter code "CATCH" when you buy your tickets for the best seats in the house! RSVP for the reception by calling 369-6555 or e-mailing cmurphy@catchhousing.org.

Dec 29, 2009
12:00 AM
From the red cross

Stay safe in the cold

The American Red Cross would like to remind people to remember the following safety tips in cold weather: Dressing: Most of your body heat is lost through your head, so wear a hat and dress in layers. Wear waterproof and insulated boots. Mittens provide more warmth than gloves. Get out of wet clothes immediately, and warm the core body temperature with a blanket or warm fluids like hot cider or soup. Avoid drinking caffeine or alcohol if you expect you have hypothermia or frostbite. Recognize the symptoms of hypothermia: confusion, dizziness, exhaustion and severe shivering. Recognize frostbite…

Dec 29, 2009
12:00 AM
Holy alliteration!

A super successful snowflake soiree

The Concord community gathered on Dec. 5 for the Concord Family YMCA's 21st annual Snowflake Ball to support the 2009-10 Kids Campaign fund. Our guests enjoyed dancing under a starlit canopy to the music of Club Soda, delicious hors d'oeuevres and dinner provided by Chef Scott Ouelette of the Magic Foods and Restaurant Group. All guests received a complimentary photo provided by Concord…

Dec 29, 2009
12:00 AM
Free

A fishy podcast

Check out New Hampshire Fish and Game's free podcast to get in the mood for some serious ice fishing. Fisheries biologist Ben Nugent and Fish and Game's rules and legislative coordinator Sandy Falicon talk about their passion for ice fishing with host Judy Stokes. Nugent shares some information about big trout that have been stocked recently in select waterbodies. Saltwater anglers won't want to miss the second feature of the podcast, in which marine division chief Doug Grout explains the new National Saltwater Registry that will take effect on Jan. 1 and why it is critical that you register at…