The quiz issue

Dec 13, 2010
2:27 PM
Concord Public Library

Book of the week

"Tea and Dog Biscuits" Barrie Hawkins 2009, 254 pages Nonfiction Barrie and Dorothy Hawkins decided to start a rescue of German shepherd dogs after losing their beloved dog, Elsa. They planned to start slowly, but while Dorothy is in the hospital, Barrie finds that the word is already out about their plan. Dorothy arrives home to not one new rescue dog, but two! One is a massive, energetic black dog from a homeless man, and the other is a quiet all-white dog named Pearl. Pearl’s young owner was terminally ill and couldn’t keep her. Barrie couldn’t say no to either. There are some heartbreaking…

Dec 13, 2010
3:06 PM

Police log

On the dance floor On Nov. 26, Officer Eric Pichler was working security detail at Tandy’s Top Shelf. According to his report, at about 11:30 p.m., he was approached by several staff members about a man “getting too physical” on the dance floor. They said that the man was drunk, flailing around and knocking into customers. They asked Pichler if he could remove the man, the report said. Pichler approached the man, later identified as Trevor Colarusso, 21, of Loudon. “I could see him stumbling around the dance floor,” Pichler wrote. “As I approached him, he was caught by another customer…

Dec 13, 2010
2:29 PM

Furry friends

Mandi and Eric Kirsch sent in this photo of Braveheart (dog) and Truman. According to the Kirsches the duo loves to lounge around together. Isn’t that sweet? Does your cockatoo love your cockapoo? We won’t believe it until we see it. Send your pet pictures to Put “pet BFFs” in the subject line and tell us a little about your pals.

Dec 13, 2010
2:31 PM

Where the Insider goes, nobody knows!

“My wife and I just came back from a Caribbean cruise with Holland America,” Ralph Nickerson of Chichester wrote. “This is a photo of me on the ship with Half Moon Cay in the background. The weather was great with temps in the 90s. We are ready to go again.” Planning a trip soon? Don’t forget to bring your trusty Insider with you. Send your travel pictures to…

Dec 13, 2010
2:33 PM
Reader-submitted photo

Is it summer yet?

If you weren’t already yearning for warmer weather, check out this photo sent in by Lauren Smith, 16, of Pembroke. Lauren told us that she loves taking pictures and snapped this one in North Carolina at Sunset Beach. “It’s of my two sisters and me at sunrise,” she wrote. Sigh. It’s only December here in New Hampshire. When is winter going to be over? Or when is the Insider…

Dec 13, 2010
2:36 PM

City briefly

Complete this sentence: City Manager Tom Aspell . . . a. Writes a weekly memo. b. Likes long walks on the beach. c. Wears glasses. d. All of the above. If you guessed “d” you are correct! Well, we’re not positive if he likes long walks on the beach, but who wouldn’t enjoy that? Here are the highlights from this week’s memo: Be careful on the ice “Caution ice-skaters!!” Tom wrote. We know he means serious business due to the double exclamation points. “Despite the recent cold weather, the Grounds Division would like to remind everyone that the newly formed ice on the city’s ponds…