The Christmas Issue

Dec 20, 2010
2:29 PM
Pet BFFs

Pals Luka and Lily

As you now know, Christmas makes us cranky (see "What do you hate about Christmas"). We took a look at this picture, though, and were a tad less cantankerous. “Our 2-year-old German Shepherd, Lily, greets her new 11-week old sister, Luka, with a kiss and a hug,” proud mama Nancy Berliner wrote. Are your pets best buds, too? We won’t believe it until we see it. Send your pictures…

Dec 20, 2010
2:31 PM

Where the Insider goes, nobody knows!

Martin Murray recently visited Nashville, Tenn. and he brought a copy of the Insider for the King. We’d love you tender if you submitted your travel photos with the Insider! Send them to Otherwise, we’ll be so lonesome we could cry.

Dec 20, 2010
2:36 PM

Charity by the truckload

This year, New Hampshire state agencies worked together to collect food for the New Hampshire Food Bank. The agencies involved included administrative services, agriculture, banking, cultural resources, DES, DOT, DRED, employment security, education, fish and game, HHS and insurance. According to James Martin, public information officer for New Hampshire Department of Environmental…

Dec 20, 2010
2:41 PM
Concord Public Library

Book of the week

Solomon’s Oak Jo-Ann Mapson 2010, 371 pages Setting: Present-day California Glory never dreamed that she’d be hosting a pirate wedding at her farm. But she has bills to pay. After the unexpected death of her husband Dan, Glory starts scheduling weddings in the stone chapel he built. To complicate things, a friend convinces Glory to take on Juniper, a surly 14-year-old girl, as a foster child. Glory thinks that this is a huge mistake, but she can’t turn Juniper away. Glory has her hands full with the farm, her horses, rescue dogs and Juniper. Problems keep piling up, but Glory finds help…

Dec 20, 2010
2:47 PM

City Briefly

You know Dasher and Dancer, and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen – but do you recall, the most famous city manager of all? Since you’ve been such good little girls and boys this year, we bring you the highlights of City Manager Tom Aspell’s weekly memo. Merry memo-ing! New police officers On Dec. 10, two brand spankin’ new police officers were sworn in as members of the Concord Police Department. Here’s the scoop on the two newbies: According to the memo, Officer Andrea Wright grew up in Boscawen and attended Merrimack Valley High School. She graduated from Castleton…

Dec 20, 2010
2:52 PM

Remembering Newberry’s

“This building is now the Burlington Coat Factory. It started as Newberry’s, then became Britts, then Ames, then Zayres. Many people remember it as Britts when it had the Polly Susan Bakery inside, but very few remember that it was first a Newberry’s store,” writes reader Alfred Perron, who sent us this photo. What do you remember about Newberry’s, or the Polly Susan Bakery,…