The bartenders issue

Aug 02, 2010
4:05 PM

City briefly

Coming Soon! New parking kiosks On pages 8 and 9, we asked bartenders about their signature drinks and best overheard pickup lines. We wanted to ask City Manager Tom Aspell those same questions, but he was busy memo writing. But in our imagination, the answers are: kamikaze shots and “Hey, aren’t you Tom Aspell?” In the memo, Tom wrote that the city recently received 70 “pay and display” parking kiosks. According to Tom, installation began last Thursday, and he anticipates having all the kiosks installed early this week. Don’t expect to use them quite yet. “After the installation…

Aug 02, 2010
4:11 PM

Y.E.S. to Nova Scotia!

It’s been a busy summer for the Concord Youth Environmental Service (Y.E.S.) Team. In between making our city beautiful, the team traveled to Nova Scotia to meet with other youth environmental groups to discuss their local efforts, and to explore environmental concerns nearby. Sounds fun! Above, members of the Y.E.S. team get their hands dirty at the Society for the Protection of New…

Aug 02, 2010
4:39 PM

Tenders of the bar

On a recent dark and stormy night, we Insiders were imbibing at a local tavern after a hard day’s work. After several rounds of Sambuka (no ice, three beans – the same way Grammy used to drink it), we got to wondering what it would be like to stand behind the bar. We were sure it would be a tough job, what with remembering how to make a whole bunch of fancy drinks on command, listening…