The Market Days issue

Jul 13, 2010
4:32 PM

City briefly

Dock-tastic news Here’s a riddle for you, readers. What do fried dough and City Manger Tom Aspell’s weekly memo have in common? Answer: They are both treats we have been looking forward to all week! Because we don’t mind sharing, here are the highlights from this week’s memo. We usually like to save the best news for last, but we couldn’t contain ourselves on this one. Tom announced a gift given to the City of Concord from Concord 20/20. Oh boy, we love presents! Is it a diamond ring? A lifetime supply of burritos? Four 20-foot long boat docks? “One of the coolest things to happen during…

Jul 13, 2010
4:51 PM

Man on the street: Concord talks Market Days

Lindsay Fontaine Age: 27 Hometown: Concord What’s your favorite thing about Market Days? The food, because I don’t usually eat junk food. I like coming down for a little bit of junk food and just walking around and seeing so many people in the middle of the street. It’s kind of like being in a bigger city, only it’s right here in Concord. Any sales you like to look for? I do…

Jul 13, 2010
5:08 PM

Your handy-dandy Market Days map

There’ll be over 100 booths at Market Days this year. This is the updated vendor list as of press time. A A. Little Confection Akasha Massage and Bodywork Amica Mutual Insurance Company Avon Arnie’s Place ARPI International B Bayou Billy BMD Collectibles C Capitol Center for the Arts Capitol Craftsman & Romance Jewelers Centennial Senior Center Checkmate Pizza Christian Science…

Jul 13, 2010
12:00 AM
Deputy police chief tells all

Got Market Days questions? John Duval has answers

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, folks, but Market Days isn't all just fun and games. Okay, that's not entirely true: It's roughly 96.7 percent fun and games, and 3.3 percent planning and logistics. So before you start inhaling plates of fried dough and attempting to plunk Mayor Jim Bouley in the dunk tank, there are a few basics you should be aware of. For answers about driving, parking and peeing at the event, we went straight to Mr. Market Days himself, Deputy Chief John Duval of the Concord Police Department: What are the best ways to get in and out of town? If you're coming in from…

Jul 13, 2010
12:00 AM
Concord Public Library

Book of the week

Romancing Miss Bronte Juliet Gael 2010, 416 pages Setting: Victorian England Juliet Gael has created a remarkable fictional work based on the life of Charlotte Bronte. Using scholarly sources, and Charlotte's own letters, the author brings Charlotte and her family to life. Gael skillfully creates the sisters' personalities using insights provided by the characters from Charlotte's novels and imagining the impact…

Jul 13, 2010
12:00 AM

Where The Insider goes, nobody knows!

We're afraid of heights, but these brave scouts from Troop 88 clearly are not. They recently visited the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks in upstate New York. "Of course, we carried a copy of the Insider wherever we went," wrote scoutmaster Phil Donovan. "We took this photograph at the top of Whiteface Mountain, the home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics alpine events." From left:…