The mural issue

Oct 02, 2012
12:00 AM

Different strokes

Wonder Made has been a funky, eclectic shop since its inception. The "corner store for community and culture" has been a haven for local handmade arts, community creations adorning tables and racks. Well, you can add walls to that list. The store recently opened its blank, white walls up to local artists for a mural project. Now, the already vibrant shop is alive with color…

Oct 02, 2012
12:00 AM
City Hall reporter of the week

Laura McCrystal knows what's going down downtown

Monitor reporter Ben Leubsdorf moved on from the City Hall beat to the State House, and who better to fill his stylish but sensible shoes than Laura McCrystal? She's taking over City Hall duties - and the Downtown column - and we've got the inside scoop! Learn all about your new favorite reporter right here.What's your favorite news story you've ever written?I don't…

Oct 02, 2012
12:00 AM
le petit papillon

Merlin is ready to rule the city with an iron paw

You know that weird feeling you've been feeling around Concord recently? The one that feels like a sea change of epic proportions has taken place, but you just can't put your finger on it? Well, it probably stems from the changing of the guard in the canine mayor's office. Victoria and Nelson are out and Merlin is in. (And, of course, some $400-plus was raised for the SPCA in the process). We've got…

Oct 02, 2012
12:00 AM
the ladies man

Ronnie the Cat - Concord's first feline mayor

Sure, canine mayors are old hat at this point - but a feline mayor? (Record scratch!) It's true! Ronnie the Cat was elected as the first feline mayor of Concord, and we've got the scoop on this story, too.You are a native of Florida. Have you found Concord to be more or less feline-friendly?I am a native of Florida, but my people are not. They told me stories of these wonderful…

Oct 02, 2012
12:00 AM

What’s up at McGowan Fine Art?

McGowan Fine Art is located at 10 Hills Ave. For more information, visit mcgowanfineart.com or call 225-2515.

Oct 02, 2012
12:00 AM
not-so-stay-at-home

MOMS Club of Concord offers fun activities for mothers

This group of stay-at-home moms doesn't do a whole lot of staying at home.The MOMS Club of Concord, a local chapter of an international organization - MOMS stands for "Moms Offering Moms Support" - boasts a membership of almost 50 mothers and a calendar busier than most corporate executives.There can be as many as four or five events per week on the schedule for a group…

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