New Year's issue

Dec 29, 2009
12:00 AM

Missed Connections

Just in case your New Year’s resolution was to read more Craigslist Missed Connections, we’ve included some of Concord’s finest entries here. If one of your resolutions was to learn proper grammar, you may want to turn the page because we’ve left these connections in all their unedited glory. Re: cute girl gold's Gym concord - m4w - 35 (concord) working out in the gym. Saw you there doing legss. I looked a few times. Hit me back... I am........and totally tongue tied. a beast came along. Merry Christmas beautiful. wine teasting home depot - m4w - 44 (concord) i was in home depot and we…

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…