Adventure shopping

Since Ocean State Job Lots’ slogan is ‘adventure shopping,’ we headed down to find the most adventurous items.

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Old man and a couple monsters – Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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Old man and a couple monsters – Tue, 27 Nov 2012

Our Insider mascots Svetlana and Gomez were out on the town last week. Know where they are? Here’s a hint: They’re at a soon-to-open Concord business that will be a hot spot for the upwardly mobile. Can’t figure it out? Keep reading the Insider and the answer will be revealed.

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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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One delicious chapel – Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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One delicious chapel – Tue, 27 Nov 2012

A surprise 50th wedding anniversary celebration was held for Dudley and Roberta (Wheeler) Terrill on Nov. 17 at the Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield. The couple was married at the 1st Congregational Church in Concord on Nov. 24, 1962.Dudley was the church organist at the time, and Roberta was a member of the choir. Mr. Terrill wore his Clan Brown tartan.  He is a retired pipe organ builder and church organist, and Mrs. Terrill...

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Stopping by the Shriners Feztival of Trees

The Insider found the Christmas spirit at the Bektash Shriners Feztival of Trees.

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Stopping by the Shriners Feztival of Trees

The Insider found the Christmas spirit at the Bektash Shriners Feztival of Trees.

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The latest exhibit at McGowan Fine Art

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

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The latest exhibit at McGowan Fine Art

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

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Yoga coalition trains new instructor crew
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Yoga coalition trains new instructor crew

At Om Yoga on Main Street recently expanded its reach to include a new, smaller studio alongside the main space in Phenix Hall. So owner and instructor Asa Dustin figured why not train enough people to fill it right up? At Om completed its most successful teacher training program ever recently, sending 40 students into the world of yoga instruction, and several of those students didn’t have to go far. They are teaching classes in the...

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Local woman loves volunteering, cleaning, and rock music
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Local woman loves volunteering, cleaning, and rock music

Name: Mary Terese Schelby Volunteer, Concord Homeless Resource Center. How did you get into volunteering and why? I started about four years ago at the Cold Weather Shelter. I read about it in the Concord Monitor. I feel strongly that as the wealthiest nation in the world, there shouldn’t be a problem with homelessness. Why did you choose the Concord Homeless Resource Center? I was aware of it, aware that it it helps people get food,...

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Get online and check out these Concord memes!

If you have a computer, you’ve seen them – memes are everywhere. In fact, the word even made it into the Oxford English Dictionary!  meme (noun): an image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by Internet users, often with slight variations.  And it’s not just crazy cats and e-cards anymore; the newest, hippest memes can contain biting social commentary, phrased in humorous ways...

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Informative classes for the 50-and-up crowd
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Informative classes for the 50-and-up crowd

Do you like to learn about new things? Do you enjoy new experiences? If so, then the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is for you. Each spring and fall, OLLI, which is an adjunct of Granite State College at 25 Hall St., offers a wide variety of interesting courses that anyone 50 years or beyond can take. The volunteers in these pictures are learning to become class assistants who will help the volunteer instructors (or presenters)...

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Take those cakes and beat it, pal

The Concord Police Department gave us access to some recently unearthed logbooks dating back all the way to the turn of the century. We thought it was a fascinating way to see what Concord was like way back when. Jan. 5, 1940: Called to Thirty Pines to take out a drunk. When I got there, he was gone. Was over to Piekerman’s home, #3 Borough Road. He is Piekerman’s step-father. He had taken some cakes off the counter and beat it. Jan....

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Interactive holiday tales
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Interactive holiday tales

The crowd was small at the library’s Family Storytime session last Wednesday – 2! – but Nellie Stanley and James Horangic, both 4, made the most of it, picking out helpful items (top) and assisting librarian Pam Stauffacher with beads as she told the story of Thanksgiving.

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Cheryl Scaramuzzi talks birthstones, bracelets and the bling factor
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Cheryl Scaramuzzi talks birthstones, bracelets and the bling factor

Name: Cheryl Scaramuzzi Jeweler, Capitol Craftsman and Romance Jewelers How long have you been a jeweler? How did you get started in the field? I’ve been at Capitol Craftsman for 16 years, but the business has been in Concord for more than 30. The owner, Sue McCoo, is kind of like my corporate mom. I just loved the store, loved everything about it, so I decided it would be a great way to have a career in jewelry. What is the most...

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This week in Concord history

Nov. 27, 1817: Between 20 and 30 pet dogs throughout Concord are bitten by a dog with rabies. The rabid dog will be killed the next day. Nov. 27, 1999: In a game of word association, voters interviewed around Concord choose answers such as “likable” and “lightweight” for Texas Gov. George W. Bush. For Arizona Sen. John McCain, the answers include “stern” and “steadfast.” Al Gore prompts “Clinton” and “sincere.” Bill Bradley evokes...

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What’s the deal with semicolons, anyway?

Well isn’t that Grammarnator a little smartie pants! I’m glad the Grammarnatrix was able to bring him out of hibernation, even if it was at the Grammarnatrix’s expense! I would agree with him, however, that the Insider doesn’t offer a lot of fodder for the column, but we persevere… The fodder for today is the use (or lack of use) of semicolons. Kurt Vonnegut dismisses them saying, “Don’t use semicolons. . . All they do is show you’ve...

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A brief word regarding the use of italics

The Grammarnator will comment this week on the publication of his column last week, and give the Insider something to ponder about its own practices. “Tomas assured us that the chemicals could probably be safely mixed, but his probably stuck in our minds.” – A Pocket Style Manual, by, by Diane Hacker. “What does our imply?” – Quick Access Reference for Writers, by Lynn Quitman Troyka. “The commonest English word is the.” – English...

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Rosemary’s babies

We at the Insider like to scour Craigslist’s Missed Connections to help us feel better about our own lives find out how Concordians are finding true love online. Here we present – unedited – some recent entries. Where is rosemary ????? – m4w – 30 I talked with a beautiful girl , in radio shack , you mentioned having lots of kids. I wanted so bad to ask for your number, but you are married ,,all I know is your name is rosemary &...

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City briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell logs on to his computer, downloads pictures of funny cats and the like, then adds funny captions before sending them over to the Insider. The result, as always, is the city memo (meme-o?). Bountiful bountifulnessIn the spirit of giving The Concord Human Services Department was the grateful recipient of 60 turkeys and Thanksgiving baskets from Sanel Auto Parts last week, Aspell writes. The baskets...

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The Book of Mormon Girl

For more information about the Concord Public Library, visit concordpubliclibrary.net. The Book of Mormon Girl Joanna Brooks 2012, 209 pages Nonfiction The Book of Mormon Girl by Joanna Brooks is a thoughtful memoir about Brooks’s growing up in an orthodox Mormon home and later becoming a feminist, a gay rights advocate, and an interfaith parent married to “a man whose religious practice entails a combination of Judaism, Buddhism, and...

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YMCA Annual Snowflake Ball

Kick off the holiday season with a perennial favorite, as the Concord Family YMCA’s 24th annual Snowflake Ball returns Dec. 1 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. The “Fire and Ice” themed event will be held in the Y’s Grand Ballroom, where attendees will enjoy dinner from Granite Restaurant & Grill, and live music from Club Soda. Reservations are required, and the cost is $95 per person. All proceeds directly benefit the Y’s Kids...

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Handel’s Messiah concert

The Walker Lecture Series presents “Handel’s Messiah,” the 82nd annual performance of George Frederick Handel’s Oratorio performed by Concord Community Chorus under the direction of Benjain Greene, conductor, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (open rehearsal) and Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. (live performance). This Walker Lecture event takes place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Park St. and as always is free. No reservations; first-come,...

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Hike Marjory Swope Park

Join Five Rivers Conservation Trust for an evening hike at the newly-created Marjory Swope Park on Long Pond Road in West Concord, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. We’ll walk by moonlight to the top of Jerry Hill for a view of the city. Afterwards we’ll warm up with hot chocolate and cookies. Dress warmly and bring a head lamp or flashlight. Please RSVP to Jay Haines at director@5rct.org or 225-7225.

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St. Nicholas holiday fair

Great bargains for all will be found at the 2012 St. Nicholas Fair at Grace Episcopal Church in East Concord, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holiday shoppers can find one-of-a-kind artists’ quality holiday gifts, homemade pies, cakes, sweets, fudge, New England Baked Beans, jewelry, and much more, including gifts for your favorite cat and dog. The talented parishioners of Grace Church work year round to fill the parish hall with...

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Canterbury Christmas celebration

Bring the family and experience the many delights of Christmas from a simpler era at Canterbury Shaker Village’s Christmas At Canterbury, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 8 and Dec. 15. Admission is $17 for adults, $8 for children age 6-17 and children under age 5 get in free. To purchase tickets call Admissions at 783-9511 or visit the Village’s Special Events page online at shakers.org/workshops-events/events.html. To make lunch or dinner...

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Midnight Merriment show

Caffenio is sponsoring a concert at its location on Main Street, across from the State House, Dec. 7, during Midnight Merriment. Admission is free, and musicians are playing for tips. Appearing will be Doc Rogers (6 p.m.); John Farese (7 p.m.) and Mitchell Hough (8 p.m.); with Brad Schneider with Brad Plus Two taking over at 9 p.m. Caffenio will be serving great coffee drinks and light fare foods and sweets. Come enjoy the great...

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A host of holiday shows

This week – and every week of the year – Concord City Auditorium is grateful for this wonderful community which supports and shares the opportunities our theatre offers us all. The pleasure of your company will brighten these upcoming holiday events. Please come enjoy the following: ∎ 7th annual Holiday Spectacular presented by Cindy Flanagan’s Concord Dance Academy, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. The beautiful...

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Join the Art Concord tour

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce invites members of the community and visitors to its next Art Concord art tour to get a taste of why the capital area is becoming the cultural arts hub of the state. Local art galleries and other art venues around the city will join forces to offer the Art Concord collaborative gallery tour Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A brochure and map, as well as refreshments, will be available at each...

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[PHOTOS]: Concord memes

If you have a computer, you’ve seen them – memes are everywhere. In fact, the word even made it into the Oxford English Dictionary!</p><p><em>meme (noun): an image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by Internet users, often with slight variations. </em></p><p>And it’s not just crazy cats and e-cards anymore; the newest,...

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