The Concord City Auditorium issue

Nov 08, 2010
3:28 PM

The long journey to Concord

Chances are, you don’t know Alexander Kotsekon. But if you live in Concord, you benefit from his work every day. It flows through your pipes, floats your goldfish and freezes in your ice cube trays. Kotsekon is Concord’s water treatment plant operator, which means he’s in charge of all the water that you probably take for granted. And, just as that water winds its way through the…

Nov 08, 2010
3:36 PM

The Bulletin Board

Dolls, cards and more The Merrimack County Artisans’ craft fair will be held at the Bektash Shrine Center, 189 Pembroke Road, on Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will showcase unique and diverse wares, including jewelry, dolls and doll clothes, photographs, floral bouquets, cards, ornaments and more. - JENNIFER ELLIOTT And when you’re done there, go here! A fair trade craft sale will be held at Sacred Heart Parish, 52 Pleasant St., on Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. Gifts and crafts sold will include jewelry, housewares, ornaments, chocolates, jams and more. Items for sale were produced…

Nov 08, 2010
3:40 PM

The Insider visits Machu Picchu

Gary Sobelson sent us this photo of him and the Insider at Machu Picchu in Peru. “The air was thin, but the Incan architecture remains a true wonder of the world,” Sobelson wrote. “Amazing what these Amerindians could do without iron tools or the wheel. And, of course, the Insider has something the Incans never had – written language!” Don’t forget to bring the Insider on your next trip. Send photos to…

Nov 08, 2010
3:42 PM
Concord Public Library

Book of the week

The Sandwich Swap Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan with Kelly DiPucchio Illustrator: Tricia Trusa Date: 2010 Children’s picture book Queen Rania lives in Jordan, located in the Middle East, and known for many conflicts. She explains that this book was inspired by an incident in her childhood. Lily and Salma are best friends forever who love to play, create and eat together. All is fine until the day that Lily tells Salma that her hummus sandwich is yucky, and Salma responds that Lily’s peanut butter sandwich smells funny. When the two girls get caught in the middle of a food fight and are…

Nov 08, 2010
3:45 PM
Ball & Chain - Relationship advice from bill and casper

Online ‘dating’; my husband’s dirty addiction

Dear Casper and Bill, I met the most wonderful woman. She’s smart, funny and we have a ton in common. The only problem is: I’ve never met her in person. We have been chatting online almost daily for three years now, but I’m too afraid to meet her in person. What if she’s not attracted to me? What if I’m not attracted to her? She wants to meet and I can’t keep putting it off, but I don’t want to ruin the good thing we already have. Help! Dear Dreamer, Get real, wake up, knock it off. Who are you kidding with this three-year connection of someone you have never seen? You can be sure…

Nov 08, 2010
3:49 PM
Concordtv’s picks of the week:

‘Art in Focus’ and ‘Granite State Open Mic’

Two shows to look for on Concord’s community television involve the arts. There’s a lot of talent and creativity in our fine city and ConcordTV captures it on your Channel 22. ConcordTV’s monthly episode of “Art In Focus” features the Capitol Center for the Arts and its 15th season celebration, local traditional musician Sylvia Miskoe and the Concord Literary Festival. Scheduled…