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Walker Lecture series

The Walker Lecture series presents "The Silk Road" travelogue on Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium.Cinematographer Marlin Darrah leads the audience along the footsteps of Marco Polo through the Orient. We will travel through the history, beauty, and exotic locals along this historic route. All Walker Lecture events take place at the Concord City Auditorium, 2… 0

October 9, 2012
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Annual dinner

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 93rd Annual Dinner on Oct. 29 at 5:15 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Ave. The event features guest speaker Knight Kiplinger of Kiplinger Financial, and the announcement of the chamber's esteemed Citizen of the Year Award.The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 5:15 p.m. The dinner hour… 0

October 9, 2012
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Octoberfest

Strap on your lederhosen and polka your way down to the Concord Co-op for the fourth annual Octoberfest tasting of soup and stews, local and craft brews, bratwurst and fresh-baked bread Oct. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.The Concord Co-op's Celery Stick Cafe chefs will whip up more than 25 of their customers' favorite soups, stews and chili for the event. These satisfying soups, as… 0

October 9, 2012
taking it in stride

Breast cancer diagnosis changes one walker's role

Even when Jill Gelinas was decked out in pink and marching in the Making Strides walk several years ago, she'd be the first to admit she was something of a passive participant.Never again.Gelinas was diagnosed with breast cancer just days before her 47th birthday this spring, and though she's still dueling… 0

October 9, 2012

This Week in Concord History

Oct. 9, 1992: In the first Gile concert of the season, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra play to a full house at the Concord City Auditorium.Oct. 9, 2001: Red River Theatres, a nonprofit organization set on bringing movies back to Concord's downtown, receives $15,000 from the city council to conduct a feasibility study on whether a downtown movie theater… 0

October 9, 2012
keeping it chic

A fresh new face in the world of event planning

Kaleena Guzman is no stranger to event planning. As a child, her father often planned community events and threw parties, and it seems like that skill runs in the family. Fresh off her stint as Red River Theatres' events coordinator, Guzman has opened her own event planning business, Kagem Chic Designs. Guzman… 0

October 9, 2012
missed connections

'Ron Paul guy'

Each week, we at the Insider scour Craigslist's Missed Connections to see if anyone is secretly in love with us what kind of love Concordians are searching for. Here are some of those entries, presented unedited (obviously - that's half the fun!).Pink Dress & Big Sunglasses - m4w - 33I drove past you toady and waved. You gave me a big smile. You were wearing a pink dress,… 0

October 2, 2012

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell throws on a bodysuit, gets out the ol' paintbrush and goes to work on the outside of City Hall. By the time he's done, you'd barely recognize the place, as he's written the city memo on the walls in bright mauve.You'll never believe thisBut there's road workThis week on the Route 3/North State Street corridor, the contractor… 0

October 2, 2012

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… 0

October 2, 2012
Attorney of the week

Charles Holoubek helps us patent our signature snark

Name: Charles HoloubekPatent attorney, Davis & BujoldHow does one become a patent lawyer specifically? What drew you to that area of the law?To become a patent lawyer you need to first be a lawyer - go to law school and sit for and pass a state bar exam. And second you need to be patent-bar eligible - have a science… 0

October 2, 2012