The healthy issue

Mar 23, 2010
12:00 AM
Food Snob

From famous worms to goat cheese

This Saturday is your last chance until next year to stock up on local goods like organic sprouts, grass-fed beef, natural body products and more at the Concord Winter Farmers' Market held inside the greenhouse at Cole Gardens, 430 Loudon Road. Joan O'Connor (you may be familiar with her product, Joan's Famous Composting Worms, because, well, her worms are famous) started the winter…

Mar 23, 2010
12:00 AM

You've got heart

We've always known it! But Concord showed us once again through the "Hearts for Haiti" campaign, sponsored by Capitol Craftsman and Romance Jewelers. Folks chose to stand with Haiti as they purchased sterling silver hearts for their loved ones this Valentine's Day. Capitol Craftsman donated 100 percent of the purchase price to Partners in Health Haiti relief effort. In just 10 days, over 75 hearts were sold and more than $2,200 donated. A great big Valentine's Day "thank you" to one and all for the tremendous outpouring of support for the residents of Haiti. It just goes to show that sharing a…

Mar 23, 2010
12:00 AM

The Audi gets a helping hand

If you're scouting for good works by good kids in the community, look no farther than City Auditorium. Sean Fitzgerald, a senior at Bishop Brady High School, helped the Friends of the Audi Hospitality Committee collect the gifts of their famous cookie bakers by building a weatherproof lock box. The project completed requirements for the Life Scout rank as Sean prepares for his Eagle rank. A member of Troop 88, Sean is also a member of the Order of the Arrow, which honors service to the organization of Boy Scouts and of the Brotherhood of Cheerful Service. Sean is the third Concord Scout to assist…

Mar 23, 2010
12:00 AM
Book of the week

A mystery worth checking out at the library

For more information about the library, visit concordpubliclibrary.net. The Silent Spirit Margaret Coel 2009, 322 pages Setting: 1920s California and contemporary Wyoming. In this mystery, Father John O’Malley tries to find out what happened to Kiki Wallowingbull, a troubled young Arapaho who has just gotten out of prison for dealing drugs. Kiki is missing, and the authorities think that he has gone back to drug…

Mar 23, 2010
12:00 AM
Pet corner

Tips for off-leash walks

Spring is here, and off-leash walks are coming up fast! Now is the time to work with your dog on a reliable recall. Remember that it takes time, consistency and patience to have a dog that will come back reliably, but it can happen! You'll need some fantastic treats (cheese, hotdogs, boiled chicken), a favorite toy, a 20-foot leash or rope and a consistent command (come, here, front) and hand signal for the recall.…

Mar 23, 2010
12:00 AM

Ask the Tweens: Book recommendations

Dear Tweens, Do you read a lot? What is the best book you have read this year, and who would you suggest it to? Harpreet Kaur I don’t read much, but the best book I’ve read this year is “Switched” by Jessica Wallman. I would suggest this book to my cousin, Puja, because she reads a lot and she likes mostly fantasy. Even though this book is about two girls who switch places, she still might like it. Lexie Perlow Yes, I do read quite a lot. I usually try to read about half an hour a day, not including school. The best book I’ve read this year is “Catching Fire,” sequel to “The Hunger…