Spring Guide 2014

Mar 11, 2014
10:55 AM
The path less traveled

Drastic career change leads Jim Readey to a life of empowerment

It’s not a career path you hear about all that often. Lawyer-turned-yoga teacher is about as natural as the Insiders opening a vineyard. Not exactly the transition you’d expect. But for Jim Readey, the owner of the Yoga Center on South Main Street for the last decade, it was the right one. Between Boston College Law School, a year clerkship with then New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice…

Mar 11, 2014
10:41 AM

Capturing scenes from everyday life to create works of art

Photographs by Concord’s William Whitman are on display in the Carolyn Jenkins Gallery at the Kimball-Jenkins School of Art through March 17.

Mar 11, 2014
9:58 AM
Make like a tree and become a sweet bear sculpture

Bears and chainsaws can both be scary, but not in this Penacook tree

Previously, the bear species we were most able to remain calm around were Berenstain and Teddy Graham. Well, add this tree-dwelling dude in Penacook to the list. We had to visit Google to verify that it was true bears can climb trees – it is – but we didn’t think they could grow out of them! Turns out they can’t. This is the handywork of Clayton George of Webster, who came to the rescue when a Penacook family…

Mar 11, 2014
11:00 AM
Who’s the new guy?

Tim stretches his horizons – and some parts that are hard to stretch

I’ll admit, I walked into my first-ever yoga class on Wednesday a little bit nervous. Like most guys, I want to be good at everything – even the first time when I have no clue what I’m doing. For years, my wife has been trying to get me to attend a yoga class with her. I never really thought it was for me. But for a story, I’ll try just about anything. Just about. Luckily she’s…

Mar 11, 2014
10:46 AM
The Grammarnator

Cate Blanchett loses the grammar awards

The Grammarnator has not written in a while, and people he meets around town are asking him about it. So it’s time to use a whopper of a public mistake to get back into it. At the Oscars last week, Cate Blanchett grabbed her second statuette from Daniel-Day Lewis and immediately said that receiving it from his hands exacerbates the honor. Sorry, Ms. Blanchett, but that Latinate word (from acer = sharp) means to…

Mar 11, 2014
11:16 AM

City briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell thinks it’s spring. But he’s wrong. Each week. It’s still winter. When will it stop being winter? Does a bridge make a sound?But there’s a hearingFinal design and permitting to replace the Sewalls Falls Bridge began in late 2013 and included the development of a bridge type, size and location study, Aspell writes. Eye color and favorite pizza topping were not included in the study.The study, developed by McFarland- Johnson, Inc., evaluated several bridge replacement alternatives to replace the existing Sewalls Falls Bridge –…


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