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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

Making Strides

"The next big step in the fight against cancer is the one we take together."That's the tagline for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement, and it's a fitting one. This annual fundraising walk, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is all about coming together with the community for… 0

October 9, 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
City Hall reporter of the week

Laura McCrystal knows what's going down downtown

Monitor reporter Ben Leubsdorf moved on from the City Hall beat to the State House, and who better to fill his stylish but sensible shoes than Laura McCrystal? She's taking over City Hall duties - and the Downtown column - and we've got the inside scoop! Learn all about your new favorite reporter right here.What's… 0

October 2, 2012
Nature 101

That lugubrious loon call? It's just Paul Basham

Seven pairs of loons disappeared from Squam Lake between autumn of 2004 and the spring of 2005. This decline from 16 to nine pairs of loons represents a 44 percent decrease in the Squam Lake's loon population, a drop not seen on any other New Hampshire Lake.In August, with naturalist Tiffany Grade as our guide,… 0

October 2, 2012