Storrs Street scavenger hunt

Mar 09, 2010
12:00 AM
Volunteer corner

Share your skills with a new American

Refugees have traveled a long hard road to get to this country. Most have suffered religious or ethnic persecution, war and years of minimal shelter and sustenance. A single hope drives them - the opportunity to start again. Lutheran Social Services works to integrate refugee families into New Hampshire communities. We help these new arrivals to adjust to their surroundings and become productive members of their society. We are looking for volunteers to share their knowledge of everyday activities such as cooking, shopping and using public transportation. For more information, contact Abigail…

Mar 09, 2010
12:00 AM

Mystery photo

The automobile bottleneck on Centre Street and Loudon Road wasn't the first traffic jam in Concord, as this photo of electric streetcars operated by the Concord Street Railway reveals. This picture, from the collection of antiquarian Earl Burroughs, shows the streetcars at the intersection of Main and Pleasant streets in the 1890s. This might not even have been Concord's first traffic…

Mar 09, 2010
12:00 AM

Concord Online

Curious about the Concord Regional Technical Center, Concord High athletes or local merit scholarship finalists? You can learn about all these topics - and many more - at Concord High School's student news site, The Crimson Review. The site is maintained by student journalists and offers a buffet of multimedia. Last week, we found a brief item about scholarship finalists, a podcast about the future of newspapers and slideshows about tours of the technical center and pickup lacrosse practice. Crimson Review staffer Mike Richos posted a nine-minute documentary about the Tide football team. In…

Mar 09, 2010
12:00 AM
The Revelator

Fire department museum

Concord is home to many great museums and historic sites - the Museum of New Hampshire History, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center and the Pierce Manse come to mind - but did you know that the fire department has its own museum? It's actually been around for a while, though we only found out about it a month ago when an anonymous caller suggested we check it out. Firefighter Jim…

Mar 09, 2010
12:00 AM
Don’t miss this

A wedding without the hassle

Sure, weddings are fun and all, but when you factor in slim pickings on the registry, your wacky uncle and sitting in uncomfortable church pews for an hour-long ceremony, you’ll soon be wishing you were at another party. The clever folks at the musical group Performers Who Care came up with a fundraising idea that addresses these concerns. It’s called the Unwedding. Among other things,…

Mar 09, 2010
12:00 AM
The Recyclinator

A bold move

When I moved to Concord two and a half years ago, my frugal homing sense led me directly to Freihofer's Bakery Outlet. I was thrilled to get my bread at a discount, not to mention my bagels, English muffins, and other carbohydrate indulgences. My experience got even better when I saw the store promoting reusable bags. They offered their own for a reasonable price of 99 cents and, for a time, gave them away with a…