New Year's issue

Dec 29, 2009
12:00 AM
Concord Public Library

Book of the week

Here’s a New Year’s resolution to add to your list (not that we don’t think you’re already perfect) – read more books! The Concord Public Library is happy to help you keep that one. For more information about the library, visit concordpubliclibrary.net. Homer & Langley E.L. Doctorow 2009, 208 pages Setting: New York City, 1900-1940s Drawing inspiration from the unusual story of the reclusive Collyer…

Dec 29, 2009
12:00 AM

Mystery photo answer

President Dwight D. Eisenhower (left) appointed James M. Langley (right) ambassador to Pakistan in 1957. Langley, 1894-1968, served as editor and publisher of the Concord Monitor. His 1952 editorials boosted Ike's presidential primary campaign in 1952 and were influential in the novice politician's victory. In a long career, Langley introduced civic planning to Concord and helped create…

Dec 29, 2009
12:00 AM
The Opinionator

Our first Christmas

The Opinionator (moi) is no stranger to divulging personal details. Over the past two years, I've shared the problems inherent in being a newly dating couple around Valentine's Day and forced the same boyfriend (Ed, now my husband) to carve a turkey for a Thanksgiving cooking attempt and made him pose for the feature photo. In that vein, I write about my first Christmas as a married woman. Before Ed and I even tied…

Dec 29, 2009
12:00 AM
Party time, excellent!

Eight things to do on Dec. 31

Now that the holidays are over, we grownups need an excuse to let loose. We don’t know this for certain, but we’re pretty sure that’s why New Year’s Eve was invented. We rounded up eight shindigs to help you ring in the New Year. Since we want to limit late-night driving, all events are within an hour from Concord. And this should go without saying (because we’re grownups…

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…