The Cat Issue

Feb 22, 2011
11:13 AM

The cat's meow

We hung out with some pretty fancy cats at the IBEW hall this weekend. Felines from near and far flocked to Concord with their owners for two days of hard-core kitty competition, put on by the Himalayan Cat Fanciers and the Cat Fanciers Federation. We didn’t see any catfights, but there were plenty of adorable cats and kittens to go around. Here are a few of our favorites.

Feb 22, 2011
12:00 AM
with our hands

Cleaning up with a soap-making hobby

It may be nasty, wet and cold outside, but in Mary D'eAngelis's Concord kitchen, it's springtime in Kyoto.At least that's the name of her newest soap line, which fills the kitchen with the aroma of flowery lusciousness and scents like mondo grass, cherry and lotus blossom, mandarin black tea, and white tea and ginger. D'eAngelis is founder and owner of the Earthway…

Feb 22, 2011
12:00 AM

Why is the bridge sidewalk unplowed?

The Revelator recently received a call on the anonymous tip line about a sidewalk that's gone unplowed. Apparently, the sidewalk on the bridge over the Contoocook River has been covered in over a foot of snow for most of the winter. The caller said that she was unable to walk on the sidewalk, and was forced to walk in the road when she made the trip to the Riverhill Market to pick up her groceries. That was all…

Feb 22, 2011
12:00 AM

These seniors have game to spare

Don't be alarmed, Concordians. Those long, rolling peals of thunder you've been hearing on Wednesday afternoons aren't some weather phenomenon or tectonic plate shift. That's just the sound of seniors rolling their balls and knocking down pins at Boutwell's Bowling Center. The senior league clashes every Wednesday afternoon."It's mostly retirees," league…

Feb 22, 2011
12:00 AM

Letters to the Insider

Dear Insiders,Just read the creepy article about rattlesnakes ("Lions and tigers and rattlesnakes - oh my!" in the Feb. 15 issue). Couldn't resist getting in touch with you. When my family moved to Fairbanks Street in West Concord in 1975, I realized quickly that it is an area with backyard snakes, for which I have a real aversion.All the neighbors said, "Don't…

Feb 22, 2011
12:00 AM

City vehicles saving fuel, fumes, money

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell delivers us a memo about all the comings and goings, the ins and outs and what-have-yous of our fair city of Concord. We like to imagine his face in the sky, beaming down on us like the sun. Basically like Teletubbies. So bust out your flippy floppies and suntan lotion, Tom is heating us up!quit idling aroundThe city has focused on energy efficiency measures for several years in an effort to reduce energy consumption in its buildings and transportation sectors, Aspell writes. In December 2010, the city installed anti-idling equipment in eight fleet vehicles, including…

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