The Concord City Auditorium issue

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…

Nov 08, 2010
3:59 PM

Behind the scenes

Every time some little hooligan sticks a piece of gum under a chair at the Concord City Auditorium, Allwynne Fine thinks of her late husband, Edward. In 1991, Edward took on the arduous task of scraping all the gum off the theater’s carpets and floor. “Now every time I see gum left behind by a patron, I think of how diligently he worked at removing years of dried-out gum balls!”…

Nov 08, 2010
4:02 PM

This week in Concord history

- Nov. 9, 1869: Josiah L. Pike, slayer of an old couple in Hampton Falls, is hanged – the first person executed in New Hampshire since colonial times. In the days leading up to his death, ministers’ wives and daughters brought him flowers, sang to him and held his hands. An observer describes Pike’s final days as “a surge of sentimental gush that scandalized the state and aroused the stinging sarcasm of Mark Twain.” Afterward, there is a change in prison management, and “murderers have not since been allowed ovations there.” - Nov. 10, 1854: Concord’s Unitarian Church is destroyed…

Nov 08, 2010
3:15 PM

City briefly

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for the highlights from City Manager Tom Aspell’s weekly memo. Enjoy. Wanted: Your parking opinions When we say “overnight parking,” how does that make you feel? Angry? Happy? A little hungry? The City of Concord’s parking committee wants to know. “Currently, Concord allows overnight parking in the downtown and portions of the South End,” Tom wrote. “The parking committee is exploring whether overnight parking could be expanded to other areas of the community.” You can share your ideas at any of the following forums: - Nov. 16, at 7 p.m., West…

Nov 08, 2010
3:16 PM
Loosen those waistbands

So you think you can pie?

Do family members always ask for seconds of your homemade pumpkin pie? Have you been told that you have the best cherry pie in town? Is your meat pie to die for? To help you with your Thanksgiving baking, readers, we’re holding our third annual pie bake-off. We hope you’re ready. Here’s how it works: We’re looking for volunteers to bake their signature pie for our famished taste-test panel (a scrupulous bunch of Monitor reporters, editors and photographers). Participants must deliver their pie and recipe to the Monitor building, off Sewalls Falls Road, on Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each…