The quiz issue

Dec 13, 2010
2:41 PM
The Grammarnator

Back with a vengence

The Grammarnator can’t resist returning when the Insider raises, on facing pages of the same issue, the perennial problem of how to punctuate a sentence containing “but.” I refer to the articles on obesity and on the coolness of Concord in the Mary Baker Eddy issue. The former has “all the money was originally going to the C.H.A.D. foundation but, now the money is going to a club member in need.” The latter presents “I was born in New Hampshire, but grew up in the Seattle area. . . .” The winner is Katy Brown Solsky, returned to the Granite State after those benighted years in the…

Dec 13, 2010
2:43 PM


Because we don’t want Mary Baker Eddy’s ghost haunting us, we have a few corrections to make on last week’s article about the Christian Science founder: - The title of Eddy’s book is “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” not “Science and Health with Key Elements to the Scriptures.” - At one point, Eddy’s Pleasant View property was a retirement home for Christian Science practitioners and nurses. We wrote “practitioners and followers.” This took place during the 1970s, not the 1790s. - The sub-headline “We swing by Mary Baker Eddy’s former residence on N. Main…

Dec 13, 2010
2:46 PM

En garde! Fencing club emphasizes fun, skills

Tracy Nabstedt grew up the same way many little kids do: sword fighting with branches and broomsticks in the backyard. Most of those Saturday swashbucklers end up dropping the branches in favor of briefcases, but not Nabstedt. He’s the man behind the iron mask at the Concord Fencing Club, which he’s owned and operated since its inception in 1998, and he’s been able to make a career…

Dec 13, 2010
2:49 PM
The Awesomenator

I’ve got some good names for your future schools

Drat – they picked names for those new elementary schools without asking me. But if they had, I would’ve chosen these: BeeGees Elementary. I know, I know, it’s off the beaten path, and they don’t have the same local connections as the prominent and accomplished individuals already on the list, but I think the authors of hits like “Jive Talkin’” and “Too Much Heaven” deserve some consideration. Or think of how much history these kids might pick up from a song like “New York Mining Disaster 1941”! My other big idea is to call one “Where is the” Elementary School, which…

Dec 13, 2010
2:51 PM
International Concord

Meet Ruven Dhungana, student and Bhutanese refugee

Twenty-one-year-old Ruven Dhungana of Bhutan arrived here last year with his immediate family. We asked him a few questions about his homeland and what it’s like to live in Concord. Where were you born? Bhutan, raised in a refugee camp in Nepal. What was life like in Nepal? It was difficult. My parents were farmers, so they grew the food that we ate. I went to school, but it was…

Dec 13, 2010
2:53 PM

Where you can find art downtown

So many of my best Concord finds lately have been arts-related. It’s true, my interests and work naturally inhabit that sphere, but it’s also true that there’s some talented people running around this city. A recent welcome surprise was the Holiday Open Studio at T. Devaney Fine Arts and the Tricia Anderson Soule Studio. Tom and Tricia, the artists, inhabit studios across the hall from one another on the second…