Lobbyists – Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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Lobbyists – Wed, 26 Dec 2012

The Chase family went to Salt Lake City, Utah, to celebrate Tara Rollins Chase turning 50 – and they took the Insider with them! From left: Bernard, Scott, Kim, David and the birthday girl. If you take the Insider with you on a trip, send the pictures to news@theconcordinsider.com and we’ll print them!

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Season's greetings, Insider-style

Comedian Kurt Braunohler is behind the “greeting card project,” in which he buys greeting cards, writes crazy, funny messages in them and then puts them back on the shelf for others to find. It's the craze that's sweeping the nation, so we thought we'd get in on the fun. Here are our entries, now tucked away on the shelves of the Main Street CVS. If you find one of these cards, take your picture with it and...

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The holidays are in the house
Dec26

The holidays are in the house

Here are a few holiday decorations for your viewing pleasure!

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Concord Regional VNA upcoming events

The Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association offers monthly walk-in immunization clinics for children and adults who are uninsured, underserved, and who have no access to these needed services in order to lead a healthy lifestyle. There will be clinics Jan. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Jan. 15 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Immunization clinics are at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Outreach Center, 21 Centre St. A fee of $10 is requested per person....

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Volunteer Hero Awards

The Capital Region Food Program named Honora “Honey” Reardon and Katherine “Kay” Reardon, both of Concord, as its 2012 Volunteer Hero Award winners at the 39th annual Blessing of the Baskets ceremony Dec. 18 at the National Guard Armory. Board Chairman Steven Painchaud presented the award to the Reardon sisters as Gov. John Lynch and Mayor Jim Bouley looked on. The Volunteer Hero Award was established in 2008 and recognizes inpiduals...

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NHTI sculptor's capstone
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NHTI sculptor's capstone

When Maxwell Miller enrolled at NHTI as a computer programming major, he had envisioned a life in which every waking moment would be filled with technology. But an epiphany, followed by a change of major, has led him to envision just the opposite. “I realized I just couldn’t sit in front of a computer for the rest of my life,” Miller said. So, he start dabbling in some visual arts classes, ending up in a sculpture class taught by...

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The wreathin' for the season
Dec26

The wreathin' for the season

Krista Simonds and her 6-year-old son, Trevor, were tired of staring across the living room at each other one Sunday afternoon. So Krista suggested they embark on a creative project and make a Christmas wreath. Or 50. Trevor’s first wreath was such a success that his mother encouraged him to make more and sell them. And when he excitedly accepted her suggestion to use the money to help someone else out during the holidays, what...

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This week in Concord history

Dec. 25, 1820: Episcopalians hold Concord’s first Christmas celebration 93 years after the town was settled. Because Concord was settled by Massachusetts Congregationalists, the holiday was previously banned. Dec. 26, 1856: A fire reduces Concord’s Phenix Hotel to ashes. It will rise again on the same spot. Dec. 26, 1900: The police foil a murder for hire in Concord. The hit man turns in the woman who offered him $10, her rings and a...

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He dabbles in geography, too? What a guy!

The Grammarnator will abandon hectoring anyone this holiday season and offer an interesting geography lesson. Serendipitous exploration, which began by looking at a map of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in order to get my bearings in a detective novel by Steve Hamilton led me to this information. There are towns named Christmas in Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, and Mississippi. There are three towns named Santa Claus in the...

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