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Cole Gardens employee Emma Shapiro-Barnard (left) gives two flower bouquets to Laura Tucker of Bow to celebrate "petal it forward" day along Main Street in downtown Concord on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Tucker planned to give her second bouquet to her caregiver.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

PHOTOS: ‘Petal it Forward’ brings smiles to downtown Concord

Friday, October 9, 2015

Fifty lucky passersby received free flower bouquets while walking along Main Street in Concord on Wednesday with one request – to “petal it forward.” The flowers were handed out by Emma Shapiro-Barnard of Cole Gardens as part of a national campaign recognizing the emotional benefits of both giving and receiving flowers. Recipients were given two bouquets – one to keep …

Netflix raising U.S. price for most popular plan

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Netflix is raising the price of its Internet video service by $1 for new customers in the U.S., Canada and some Latin America countries to …

After its creator passes, Hill’s haunted house spooks in her memory

Monday, October 27, 2014

The severed heads were hung, and Sarah Melia’s 150-year-old tombstone was propped just so. Everything was going according to plan in early September, as Bruce …

Concord Multicultural Festival rescheduled for June, organizer says

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Concord Multicultural Festival, nearing its 10th birthday, won’t be happening this year due to a lack of money. Presented by the Greater Concord Area Task Force Against Racism and Intolerance, the annual celebration of diversity with food, music, dance, crafts and other educational events was scheduled for …

PHOTOS: Nicaraguan dance troupe visits John Stark Regional High School

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Spanish classes at John Stark Regional High School on Thursday skipped lectures in favor of a dance workshop taught by the Nicaraguan dance troupe Daughters of Corn. The group, which is at the school for a two-day residency …

Fair Life: New Hampshire Food Truck Festival rolls into Portsmouth for a second year

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Anthony Martino’s mobile barbecue business, Gabi’s Smoke Shack, carries the name of his 13-year-old daughter, Gabrielle. She deserves to have the food truck named in her honor, Martino says, seeing as he used her college savings to launch …

Teamsters members charged with extorting ‘Top Chef’ host, staff

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Five members of a Teamsters local accused of intimidating the staff and crew of “Top Chef” while it was filmed in Boston last year were indicted Wednesday on federal extortion charges. The indictment says members of Teamsters Local …

Nashville: Rhett brings retro soul to country

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The initial market testing a handful of new songs from country singer Thomas Rhett, including his first single “Crash and Burn” wasn’t promising. “So the feedback came back on ‘Crash,’ I think the feedback said ‘poor,’ ” Rhett …

MASSACHUSETTS: President Bush ‘41’ visits his prep school

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Students at Phillips Academy received a surprise visit from a distinguished alumnus – former president George H.W. Bush. The 91-year-old attended a screening Wednesday of a documentary on his life called “41on41.” Bush, the 41st president, graduated from …

Treats so simple it’s scary

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The eyes have it this year for easy Halloween treats. Being short on time, or skill, doesn’t mean you can’t turn out something worthy of even the finest Halloween party table, all you need is a little melted …

Cozy up with a log cabin quilt on crisp day

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Quilting is buying perfectly beautiful pieces of material or taking that special memorable child’s baby blanket or T-shirts that have been collected, and cutting them up to create a wonderful keepsake. Yes, that is what quilters love to …

Best pet costume contest winners

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The results are in! You sent us your best pet costume pictures and voted for the winners. Here are the top dogs, who are in fact all dogs. (Guess no one wanted a grumpy cat.) …

Pumpkin fever: Decorating with pumpkins can be more than jack o’ lantern grins

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Fall in New England is filled with pumpkins aplenty. We eat them. We flavor drinks with them. We carve them. But if chopping a lopsided smirk into your round orange squash doesn’t feel very original to you, check …