The Faces of Concord scavenger hunt issue

Sep 25, 2012
12:00 AM

Faces of Concord scavenger hunt

We scoured the city looking for Concord’s most recognizable public faces. Think you know where these pictures were taken? Send your guesses in to news@theconcordinsider.com – whoever gets the most right wins a $20 gift certificate to the Concord business of their choice. Happy hunting!

Sep 25, 2012
12:00 AM

Local minister hopes to make a difference in Burundi

For Michael Leuchtenberger, perception and reality collided somewhere in the Burundi countryside.Leuchtenberger, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Concord, was briefly mesmerized while touring the nation during an August trip to help strengthen a burgeoning congregation. Tiny mud huts with thatched roofs that housed entire families, as well as goats and other livestock.…

Sep 25, 2012
12:00 AM

'The Master' falls just short of perfection

No one can make a shot of expansive desert look as lush as Paul Thomas Anderson. Much like his 2007 opus There Will Be Blood, Anderson's latest, The Master, features some amazing cinematography, none richer than his wide shots of furrowed fields and arid salt flats.But deep into the second hour of the film, as the audience is presented with another beautiful shot of parched dirt…

Sep 25, 2012
12:00 AM
the food snob

We dive into chicken divan at The Newell Post

Last week, we made our way over to The Newell Post, a relatively new restaurant tucked away on Fisherville Road. So tucked away, in fact, that the Snob didn't even know it was there for months! Turns out, the eatery is the latest dining option created by David and Deborah Newell, former owners of just-down-the-street neighbor Summer Freeze. But the Snob cares little for backstory:…

Sep 25, 2012
12:00 AM
nature 101

Do bobcats mate with housecats? Paul must know

"Can a wild bobcat mate with a domestic house cat?" she asked, her face reflecting the earnest inquisitiveness of her voice. I was volunteering at the Little Nature Museum in Contoocook when a woman came in with that question."Why do you ask?" I responded. "Well," she said, "in our Concord neighborhood, there is a large cat that appears to be half bobcat…

Sep 25, 2012
12:00 AM
Coachy!

Help us choose Concord's mascot

As you may have read in the Monitor's Downtown column, the Chamber of Commerce is looking to rebrand Concord with a new slogan: "Creative Capital." That got us thinking: Maybe Concord should have a mascot, too!Whether it's an anthropomorphic stagecoach named Coachy, our own Insider mascots Svetlana and Gomez or just someone in a Tom Aspell costume (that someone: Tom Aspell), we want to hear your mascot ideas. They should be pretty good, right? I mean, we are the Creative Capital!Send us a description, (or better yet, a picture) of what you think Concord's mascot should be…

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