Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Birthday to Fred Keach

Around Town by Dick Patten

The weekend's almost here! Did you get your Valentine shopping done?

It is amazing the day after Christmas, the shelves in some stores had Valentine candy out and other novelties. Just think by Monday afternoon, we can look forward to Easter goodies on the shelves. For those who observe Lent, Ash Wednesday is this coming Wednesday with services/mass being held throughout the day. At the conclusion, ashes are rubbed on your forehead.

Happy Birthday greetings go out to City Councilor Fred Keach today! How old Fred? I hope you have a great day.

A lot of whispers in the last couple of days with the news being printed in the newspaper involving the planned changes for downtown Concord. There will be three public sessions next week: Monday, 5:45 p.m.; Wednesday, noon; and Saturday, 10:15 a.m. at Red River Theatre. I would urge everyone who can to attend. I, along with my associate councilors had a chance to see the presentation. It looks and sounds wonderful but there is a lot to think about. I will be featuring Jessica on my television show soon to discuss this.

I would like to welcome Concord Police detective Wade Brown to the force. He began his new duties recently. Detective Brown comes to Concord after spending 8 1/2 years in New York City. I hope to feature him on Around Town soon. Good luck and welcome to Concord.

Remember Monday is a federal, state, city, and county holiday in observance of President's Day! There is no mail delivery!

The Cat 'n Fiddle is coming back after closing a year ago on New Year's Eve. The previous owner's son will be reopening this very popular restaurant. Many folks are wondering is the salad bar coming back as well.
It should be interesting with the new O's opening up this spring.
Also Friendly's is being rebuilt at a good pace with them being reopened possibly by Mother's Day or before.
Veano's doing extremely well in their new location in Pembroke just over the Concord line at the intersection of Route 3 and Rte. 106. It should be interesting to see if these restaurants can make a go of it. I hope so because it is good to see them back with some of their former employees.

Enjoy the weekend and I will be back with more news soon!

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