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Give the very best of Concord and support your local shops and restaurants!


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Once again, the winter holidays are here, bringing time together with family, friends, and neighbors. Concord is bustling with activities ranging from open houses and holiday markets to concerts and performances all around town. Turn to p. 14 for “Holiday Celebrations Around Town” and find more than a dozen upcoming celebrations and time-honored traditions of the season. As always, we encourage you to shop locally. Whether you shop in person, strolling the charming streets of Concord, or shop our local boutiques online, you will find a stunning array of unique gifts for everyone on your list. And shopping locally ensures that we as a community continue to enjoy vibrant town centers filled with the gathering spaces we love. Concord’s restaurants are planning their holiday fare and looking forward to welcoming you. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite during holiday shopping or a special night out, you’ll find the perfect venue just down the street. Many also have private dining options or catering services for parties at home. Our list of “Where to Stay, Where to Shop, and Where to Eat,” along with walking maps of Concord Center, Thoreau Depot, and West Concord, are all here in this issue, so keep it on hand as you plan your holiday outings. The year end is traditionally a time to give back. As you think about your annual charitable giving, please remember Concord’s non-profit organizations. From museums and historic sites to art venues and food banks, these are the groups – and volunteers – that devote countless hours to maintaining our cultural programs. They need our financial support, and we’ve put together a guide to some of Concord’s hard-working philanthropic groups to make yearend giving a breeze. Just turn to p. 50 and support some of your favorites.

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We would also like to take a moment to give our thanks to you. Because of your amazing support, we continue to be able to tell the fascinating stories of the town we love so much. We are grateful to you all. We hope you enjoy this gathering of some of Concord’s best gift ideas, and we wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season.

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I am grateful for so many things in my life. Specifically, my health, my children, my community, my team and my friends. What a thrilling life this continues to be and I am amazed how fast time goes by....too fast really. I am thankful for all the opportunities the people in Concord have afforded me. Building a life, building a business, but most of all building relationships. Thirty plus years of exposure in Concord working to guide people through some of the best of times and even, on occasion, the hardest of times in their lives. I hope and believe I made things easier for the clients I served. Better. The human side of this enterprise is what keeps me going. I am grateful to be at an age and at a point in my journey to wisdom, that I am able to do what I do at the highest standard. I remain passionate about the work. For those who know me or have trusted me, thank you for being part of the ride. What more could I ask for?

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Support Your Local Shops and Restaurants Here’s how much of your $100 purchase stays in your community when you spend at . . .

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HOLIDAY Gift Giving ANTIQUES 34 Concord Art & Antiques 46 North Bridge Antiques FINE ARTS, GUITARS, CUSTOM FRAMING & ART SUPPLIES 17 Albright Art Supply 24 Barbara Willis Fiber Arts 34 Concord Art and Antiques 24 Deborah Richardson Mixed Media 53 Frame-ables 24 Jean Lightman Fine Art 24 Jill Goldman-Callahan Contemporary Art 24 Lois Andersen Art 24 Louise Arnold Art 24 Lonnie Harvey, Printmaker 23 Minuteman Guitars 18 Pierre Chiha Photography 24 The Umbrella Arts Center 26 Three Stones Gallery 48 Turning Grace BOOKS & BOOK SHOPS 34 Barefoot Books 46 Barrow Bookstore 46 The Concord Bookshop 43 Doe + Fawn 40 Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House CARDS & STATIONARY 54 Artisans Way 46 Barrow Bookstore 46 The Concord Bookshop 26 The Bee’s Knees British Imports 49 Nesting 27 Patina Green 17 Revolutionary Concord

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Guest Rooms – Restaurant and Fireside Tavern – Groups & Events

All in the Heart of Historic Concord

Need extra room for friends and family this holiday season? Charming accommodations, private meeting rooms, and catered parties let you invite everyone on your list to celebrate the season. Walk to Concord Center’s charming sights and shops. Then come home to a relaxing cocktail by the fire and a delicious meal. Welcome to Concord’s Colonial Inn! We look forward to your visit.

www.concordscolonialinn.com 48 Monument Square - Concord, MA 01742

Hotel: 978.369.9200

Restaurants: 978.369.2373

Groups & Events: 978.341.8201


CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES 43 Doe + Fawn 43 Blue Dry Goods 40 Grasshopper Shop 19 Loveday 45 Reflections 44 Sara Campbell Ltd.

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ECLECTIC, FUN & A BIT OF WHIMSY 40 A New Leaf 54 Artisans Way 46 Barrow Bookstore 26 The Bee’s Knees British Imports 16 Debra’s Natural Gourmet 11 Joy Street Life + Home 47 The Nature Connection 49 Nesting 27 Patina Green 40 Potager Soap Company 17 Revolutionary Concord 48 Turning Grace 52 Wee Forest Folk

FLORISTS & HOLIDAY GREENERY 53 Colonial Gardens Florist and Greenhouses 44 Concord Flower Shop 16 Verril Farm

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HOME FURNISHINGS & DÉCOR 40 A New Leaf 54 Artisans Way 26 The Bee’s Knees British Imports 44 Comina 45 J’aim 11 Joy Street Life + Home 20 Lawless Upholstery 49 Nesting 27 Patina Green EXPERIENTIAL GIFTS 33 Concord Museum 35 Concord Walking Tours 39 Concord Visitor Center 37 Cruise Planners 38 European Flair: the Hair Salon 38 First Lady Nails 55 Greater Boston Stage Company 37 Ideal Mixology 40 Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House 47 The Nature Connection 18 Pierre Chiha Photographers 25 The Umbrella Stage Company 8

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INTERIOR DESIGN 1 Appleton Design Group 22 Holiday Decorating on a Budget (article by Lis Martin) 20 Lawless Upholstery 41 Native Interior Design Studios JEWELRY 20 54 48 19 53

Artinian Jewelry Artisans Way Fairbank and Perry Goldsmiths Loveday Merlin’s Silver Star


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LODGING 7 Concord’s Colonial Inn 49 North Bridge Inn PHILANTHROPY 54 Concord-Carlisle Community Chest 33 Concord Museum 50, 51 Giving Back to Community (an Index of Local Charities) 40 Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House 24 ,25 The Umbrella Arts Center 46 The Walden Woods Project REAL ESTATE & CUSTOM BUILDERS 1 Appleton Design Group 3, 9 The Attias Group IFC, 56 Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty 42 Carlton-Willard Village 12, 13, 55 Coldwell Banker 28, OBC Compass 54 Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty 47 Inkstone Architects 21 LandVest 57 Platt Builders 47 William Raveis RESTAURANTS & CATERING 38, 45 Adelita 16 Debra’s Natural Gourmet 44 Fiorella’s Cucina 37 Ideal Mixology 48 Susan Lane Events 45 Woods Hill Table SERVICES 38 43 53 39 36 49 52 39 39

7-11 Camden Writers Frame-ables Middlesex Savings Bank The Monument Group Companies MySide Virtual Assistant Professionals Prismatic Painting West Concord Laundromat West Concord Pharmacy

SPECIALTY FOOD & WINE SHOPS 17 Concord Cheese Shop 42 Concord Teacakes

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Debra’s Natural Gourmet Dunkin’ Gräem Nuts and Chocolate Verrill Farm Vintages Adventures in Wine West Concord Wine & Spirits

STOCKING STUFFER IDEAS 26 The Bee’s Knees British Imports 17 The Concord Toy Box 16 Debra’s Natural Gourmet 48 Gräem Nuts and Chocolate 11 Joy Street Life + Home 53 Merlin’s Silver Star 49 Nesting 27 Patina Green 40 Potager Soap Company 17 Revolutionary Concord 48 Turning Grace 25 The Umbrella Stage Company 52 Wee Forest Folk THANKSGIVING TURKEY & FIXIN’S 53 Debra’s Natural Gourmet 49 Verrill Farm TOYS 17 43 11

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Garden • Clocks • Retirement • Care Packages • Fine Chocolates • Town Love • Organic • Many Eco-Friendly, Fair Trade, Locally/Internationally Sourced, Handmade Goods by Woman-Owned Businesses

Gifts you love to give … and receive!

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The holidays are here and it’s the perfect time to join friends, family, and neighbors at special events in and around Concord. Revisit beloved traditions like Family Trees and the Concord Center Tree Lighting and Parade. Or start a new family tradition by visiting Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House adorned with festive decorations. Celebrate the Festival of Lights with the Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting. There are so many options to fill the season with joy. “Lost and Found” at The Umbrella Arts Center | Nov 17 - Dec 30 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Explore this fascinating juried group exhibition that examines our relationships with familiar, unfamiliar, and defamiliarized found objects crafted into art. Free and open to the public. theumbrellaarts.org/gallery Craft Fair | Nov 19 10:00 – 3:00 It’s not too early to start your holiday shopping. Head down to the Hunt Recreation Center for beautifully handcrafted pieces that are sure to delight. concordrec.com/1398/Craft-Fair “Frolic” at Three Stones Gallery | Nov 23 - Dec 31 The annual holiday show at Three Stones Gallery is a celebration of this special time of year. Featured artist, Bill Chisholm, brings a contemporary approach and a photographer’s keen eye to his meticulous still-life paintings. Guest artist Rebecca Clark shares her whimsical pastels of landscapes and soft abstract forms. New works by represented artists and a curated collection of handmade objects by local makers set the scene for a beautiful holiday season. threestonesgallery.com 14

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27th Annual Family Trees at the Concord Museum: A Celebration of Children’s Literature | Nov 23 - Jan 2 Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Concord’s renowned literary tradition takes a creative twist during the holiday season when the Concord Museum opens the 27th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature. A benefit exhibition with related programs, Family Trees fills the Museum with 34 trees and wreaths of all shapes and sizes fancifully dressed for the occasion with charming original ornaments inspired by children’s picture books. concord museum.org Menorah display at Debra’s Natural Gourmet | December 1 – 31 Thirty-four years ago, Debra Stark wanted to share the Festival of Lights with the community, so she began putting menorahs in the store window. In those days, Chanukah displays were rarely seen, and Debra didn’t want anyone to feel left out, as she had as a little girl. Today her son, Adam Stark, continues the tradition, holding the menorahs in trust for the community and creating an inspiring display in the store windows. debrasnaturalgourmet.com Winter Market at The Umbrella Arts Center | Dec 2 – 4 Friday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Holiday Celebrations Around Town

Holiday Trees

Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm This is the perfect place for holiday shopping! The Winter Market features dozens of Studio and regional guest artists and artisans displaying unique, handmade gifts. There are demonstrations by the artists, a holiday café, and more. theumbrellaarts.org/wm 12th Annual Holiday House Tour | Dec 3 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Join the Guild of Volunteers for this year’s in-person tour featuring a variety of beautifully decorated indoor and outdoor spaces that are sure to delight and inspire. Concord’s holiday charm will be on full display in these unique settings, with the magic of twinkling lights and richness of abundant greens enhanced by the seasonal atmosphere. Gather your friends to enjoy this one-of-a-kind holiday tour! For tickets and more information visit concordmuseum.org.


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“On the Gold Light” Twilight Tours of the Old Manse | Nov 12 – Mar 11 The Old Manse transforms after dark. This winter, visit the Old Manse for a special candle-lit tour at twilight. Wander the halls and explore the chambers of the Old Manse lit by candles and the setting sun. thetrustees.org An Afternoon with Authors and Illustrators | Dec 4 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Meet Family Tree’s Honorary Chair and awardwinner author Sy Montgomery along with others at this event. Sy is the author of the children’s book Becoming a Good Creature as well as adult non-fiction books The Soul of an Octopus, The Good Good Pig, and Spell of the Tiger, which was made into a National Geographic television documentary. concordmuseum.org Concord Center Tree Lighting and Parade | Dec 4 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm The streets of Concord come alive as the annual holiday parade makes its way through town and the tree is lit. Don’t miss an afternoon of entertainment and excitement as Santa arrives on top of Concord’s own

Concord Art And Antiques | Dec 10 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm While you’re enjoying the West Concord stroll, drop in to Concord Art and Antiques at 129 Commonwealth Avenue for their Open House. Enjoy a light refreshment Louisa Alcott’s while youMay browse their beautifully curated Orchardof House collection pieces specifically chosen for holiday decorating and entertaining. @concordartandantiques Potager Soap Company | Dec 10 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Stop by Potager Soap Company at 152 Commonwealth Avenue for an afternoon of music, food, fun, and demonstrations. Little ones can even make their own bath bomb! Potagersoap.com

Gingerbread House Display | December The Concord Free Public Library will once again host a delightful display of gingerbread houses, perfect for the season and sure to delight children of all ages. Visit their website for dates and times. concordlibrary.org Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House | December A perennial favorite holiday destination, Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House will celebrate the season with guided tours of the c. 1650 home adorned with tasteful, festive décor. Discover the ways in which the Alcotts and their fictional counterparts, the Marches, commemorated this special season—from the November 29th joint birthday of Bronson Alcott and daughter Louisa, to timeless family traditions of Christmas and the New Year. Visitors will receive a commemorative bookmark and a take-home craft activity. louisamayalcott.org

Holiday Pops Concert | Dec 18 3:00 pm Don’t miss this festive holiday concert presented by Boston’s newest orchestral sensation, Firebird Pops Orchestra, in person at The Umbrella Arts Center. theumbrellaarts.org/holidays Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting | December 21 Time: To be announced The Town of Concord and Temple Kerem Shalom present the Chanukah celebration at Rideout Park. Bring the family as the menorah is blessed and lit. Stay and enjoy music, games, Chanukah stories with the Concord Free Public Library, and latkas from Debra’s Natural Gourmet. visitconcord.org Jolabokaflod at Barrow Bookstore Dec 23 – 24 Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Embrace the Icelandic tradition of giving and

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West Concord Holiday Stroll | Dec 10 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Visit the shops in West Concord during their Holiday Open House and enjoy hot chocolate, mulled cider and delicious treats while you shop. Festive decor, holiday music, and maybe even a surprise visit from Santa will add to the warm and inviting atmosphere in the village. visitconcord.org

unwrapping books on Christmas Eve and spending the night reading. Stop by Barrow Bookstore to pick up a wrapped book and a packet of hot chocolate. Weather permitting, the books will be outside and on Dec. 24th there will be snacks and recorded music from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. In the case of bad weather, books will be available inside the store. barrowbookstore.com

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GIFT CARDS: Available in any denomination. Valid for all items sold at the Verrill Farm Stand.

A delicious assortment of New England small batch products. It includes products suitable for a cheese party, afternoon tea, or a sip of cocoa with the kids. Jams, cheese, syrup, crackers, chocolates, honey & snacks. Products and basket may change due to availability (pickup at the farmstand only). Average value $150.00

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ANY 8” PIE, 1 PER MONTH, FOR 6 MONTHS. Many varieties available (some are seasonal). Choose from Apple, Pumpkin, Apple-Mixedberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Cherry, Apple-Raspberry, Nectarine-Plum, Pecan, Key Lime, Chocolate Cream. Pies can be ordered ahead or chosen from the Bakery table. Please bring the coupon with you for stamping. NOT VALID THANKSGIVING WEEK. $88.00

Order holiday gifts early – call us, stop in, or visit online to place your order!

We are HOME for the Holidays. Gifts. Pies. Eats. Drinks. Every Ingredient for a Delicious Season.

Did you know that all of the Dunkin’ locations in Concord are locally owned and operated? So when you fuel up, or give the gift of delicious coffee from Dunkin’, you are supporting a Concord family too! 117 Thoreau St | 1191 Main St, West Concord 1089 Concord Turnpike | 1641 Sudbury Rd

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Come In and Shop Concord’s NEW Toy Land Playmobil, Schleich, Faber-Castell Dress Up from the Great Pretenders, Plus games, puzzles, plush toys, and more! (978)371-1635

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29 Walden St. | 978.369.5778 | concordcheese.com Locals know that the Cheese Shop of Concord is a wonderland of delicious food, with a holiday selection that goes far beyond its namesake cheese counter. Choose from a wall of cookies and crackers, shelf upon shelf of jellies, jams and chutneys, fine chocolates, local honeys, imported pastas, condiments, and more. There’s also a delicatessen counter (think party platters) and an outstanding wine and beer department. Can’t decide? Gift cards to the shop, or for its monthly cheese and charcuterie clubs, might be the answer. Come on in, or give us a call and talk to one of our talented team members. They are sure to help you find the perfect gift this holiday season!

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Commercial & Residential Upholstery Services, Antique Restoration & Furniture Repair Upholstery and restoration services – shop from an astonishing array of fabric choices Designer furniture (including McKinley leather furnishings) Bespoke custom furniture – Headboards, Ottomans, Sectionals Wall paper coverings from Thibaut, Schumacher, Zoffany, and more Indoor and Outdoor rugs by Dash & Albert 119 Commonwealth Ave. West Concord LawlessUpholstery.com @lawlessupholstery Mention this ad in person at our showroom and receive 10% off fabrics or wallcoverings

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West Concord 48 Monument Sq 21 Monument Sq

Best Western Residence Inn by Marriott

740 Elm St 320 Baker Ave

WHERE TO SHOP Concord Center Albright Art Supply Artinian Jewelry Artisans Way Barrow Bookstore Best of British Blue Dry Goods Brine Sporting Goods Cheese Shop of Concord Comina Concord Bookshop Concord Lamp and Shade Concord Market The Concord Toy Box Copper Penny Flowers The Dotted i Fairbank & Perry Goldsmiths FatFace Footstock Fritz & Gigi French Lessons George Vassel Jewelry Gräem Nuts and Chocolate Grasshopper Shop Irresistibles J McLaughlin Jack + Toba Lucy Lacoste Gallery Nesting North Bridge Antiques Patina Green Priscilla Candy Shop Revolutionary Concord Rewind Estate Watches Sara Campbell Ltd Tess & Carlos Thistle Hill Thoreauly Antiques Three Stones Gallery Vanderhoof Hardware Walden Liquors Walden Street Antiques

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Nine Acre Corner Colonial Gardens Verrill Farm

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Thoreau Depot ATA Cycles Concord Provisions Frame-ables Juju Period Furniture Hardware

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West Concord A New Leaf Barefoot Books Belle on Heels NEW! Concord Art and Antiques Concord Firefly Concord Flower Shop Concord Outfitters Debra’s Natural Gourmet NEW! Doe + Fawn J’aim Joy Street Life + Home NEW! Lawless Upholstery NEW! Loveday Potager Soap Company Reflections Vintages Adventures in Wine West Concord Wine & Spirits

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WHERE TO EAT Concord Center Caffè Nero Comella’s Concord’s Colonial Inn Fiorella’s Cucina Haute Coffee Helen’s Restaurant Main Streets Market & Café Sally Ann’s Bakery & Food Shop

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Thoreau Depot 80 Thoreau Bedford Farms Ice Cream Chang An Restaurant Dunkin’ Farfalle Italian Market Café Karma Concord Asian Fusion New London Style Pizza Sorrento’s Brick Oven Pizzeria Starbucks

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West Concord Adelita Club Car Café Concord Teacakes Dino’s Kouzina & Pizzeria Dunkin’ Nashoba Brook Bakery Reasons to Be Cheerful Saltbox Kitchen Walden Italian Kitchen NEW! West Village Tavern Woods Hill Table

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Let us bring the holiday cheer to you! Same-day delivery of wine, beer, and liquor means one less item on your holiday to-do list. We even offer no-contact, curbside pickup for phone or online orders.

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A walking tour with a Certified Interpretive Guide is a great way to go deeper into the fascinating history of Concord. Walking tours also make great gifts – and are a wonderful way to entertain family and out of town guests during the holidays! Our tours include: APRIL 19TH Perfect for the fan of American history LITERARY LUMINARIES Explore the fascinating Authors Ridge in Sleepy Hollow TWO REVOLUTIONS Perfect for the group that wants to learn about the American Revolution AND the Transcendentalists LOUISA MAY ALCOTT’S CONCORD Fans of Little Women and Louisa May Alcott won’t want to miss this! LEGENDS AND LORE Dive into the lesser-known town tales of Concord! GRAVE DETECTIVES A family friendly tour exploring the iconography and stories of Old Hill Burying Ground Book your tour today and walk with us, where history happened!

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Make Your Holidays Sparkle with Creative Cocktails from our Expert Mixologists Beyond bartending Custom cocktails make your holiday party truly unique Mixology classes Learn how to shake up your own creative cocktails Take it home: guests receive a mixology-themed souvenir and recipe Easy entertaining Our award-wining mixologists are Masters of Hospitality, making your party a hit without all the hassle Holiday parties are booking up quickly. Call or email today! idealmixology@gmail.com | 978.618.4243 |

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Visit West Concord Shopping Plaza!

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Need a quick coffee and a snack? 7-11 has you covered with fast, friendly service. Open 24 hours a day, for that last-minute loaf of bread or batteries for the kids’ holiday toys.

Take a break from holiday shopping and enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine at Adelita. Dine-in, takeout, or delivery. Voted Best of Boston by Boston Magazine in 2019! Gift certificates make a great holiday gift.

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1202 Main Street | 978.369.1051 europeanflair.com Ricardo and his daughter Carla have been keeping Concordians looking fabulous for the past 40 years! Now that the holidays are here, show off a new haircut or shimmering color. Gift certificates are also available.


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1208 Main Street | 978.369.1150 | middlesexbank.com Trust Middlesex Savings Bank for your banking and investment needs. From checking accounts to mortgages we have you covered. We also handle professional banking services and can even help manage your investment portfolio through our highly trained Financial Group Advisors. Call today.

Stop by this family-owned laundromat and enjoy free wi-fi while you do some holiday laundry. Drop-off service and even home pickup/delivery is available. Look your best this holiday season!

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This family-owned pharmacy is committed to quality care. They have everything you need to stay healthy, from prescriptions and vitamins to custom-formulated compounds. Have your medications custom-packaged with Medicine-On-Time™. Everything you need for the whole family.

Looking for the perfect beer to go with that turkey or a special bottle of wine for your holiday meal? West Concord Wine & Spirits has what you’re looking for. Whether you need a single bottle of wine, or beverage catering for a special event, contact them today. In-store shopping, curbside pickup, and delivery available.

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Delightfully Unexpected Treasures

Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House

Visit us online or in person to select the perfect gift for the Little Women and Alcott fans on your list! We have dozens of options to delight – from books, to ornaments, to socks, or even a little stuffed Owl – Louisa’s favorite bird! Every purchase helps to support Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House. Don’t miss our pop-up Holiday Market with guest artists and vendors December 10th! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (a_new_leaf_shop) to see specials

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We look forward to seeing you, and we wish you and yours all the best during the holidays! 399 Lexington Road | 978.369.4118 | louisamayalcott.org

GRASSHOPPER SHOP OF CONCORD 2nd Annual Holiday Open House

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December 10, 1-4 pm Music, Food, Fun, Specials, and Demos! Enter to win one of 3 Potager holiday gift sets! Little ones can make their own Bath Bomb! 152 Commonwealth Ave, West Concord (across from Nashoba Bakery) Open Weekdays 9am to 5pm 877.371.0138 | potagersoap.com

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Choose from a wonderful selection of clothing, quilted jackets, hats, jewelry, motif socks and more! 36 Main St. | 978.369.8295 grasshoppershopconcord.com A portion of all of our sales go to support Partner in Health


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Custom wine gifts and wrapping gift certificates for in-store shopping or online! With 20+ years of experience selling world-class wines, we are happy to help you select the perfect bottles this holiday season. VINTAGES features small-production wines from classic regions such as Piedmont, Burgundy, and Champagne. From the most revered Barolos, to that $15 weeknight Portuguese red you never knew you needed, we have wines for all tastes and budgets. Shop online or download the app! 53 Commonwealth Ave | 978.369.2545 | vintagesonline.com

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“ ‘Tis the good reader that makes the good book.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Barrow Bookstore RARE AND GENTLY READ BOOKS

Specializing in Concord Authors and History; Transcendentalism; Revolutionary War, American, and Military History; Children’s Literature; and a wide selection for the eclectic reader. Literary-themed gifts, postcards, and beeswax candles. 79 Main Street, Concord, MA (behind Fritz and Gigi) | www.barrowbookstore.com | 978-369-6084

65 Main St. | 978.369.2405 | concordbookshop.com

Concord Bookshop

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Oak leaf sketch from Thoreau’s journal.

978-371-1442 | 28 Walden St. | Concord, MA 01742

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The Walden Woods Project offers the perfect gift for your loved ones, or you! These exclusive, beautiful stainless steel necklaces, and much more can be found in our online shop.

WALDEN.ORG/SHOP


Shop West Concord: Everything You Need for a Festive Holiday Season! Entertaining Must-Haves: p Organic, Locally Farmed, & Fair-Trade Foods p Baked Goods – Cookies, Cakes, and Breads p Catering and Party Platters p Fine Wines, Beers, and Spirits Fabulous Gift Ideas: p Clothing and Jewelry p Eclectic Gifts for Kids and Adults p Décor and Design Pieces p Local Artisan Treasures p Fresh Flowers and Holiday Greenery And so much more! Come visit vibrant and fun West Concord this holiday shopping season.

The West Concord Business Community *For a complete list of Where to Shop and Where to Eat in West Concord, see the list on p. 29.

C O N C O R D R E A LTO R • R E S I D E N T • E X P E R T I S E

SUSAN LIVINGSTON C: 978.319.5349 | O: 978.610.6369 Susan.Livingston@raveis.com 85 Main St. Concord, MA 01742

Improve the wellbeing of individuals and communities through the therapeutic use of nature since 1983

Come visit us during The Umbrella's Winter Market, and learn more about your local therapeutic nature programs!

InkStoneArchitects.com 617 899.6351 Eve Isenberg

Concord MA

650 814.8542 Brigitte Steines

Dates: December 2, 3, 4th Location: 40 Stow St, Concord

www.nature-connection.org/

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colorful • brillian� • auten�ic �ade for everyday deligh�

custom and original fine jewelry 32 main street, concord center • fairbankandperry.com

FAIRBANK & PERRY GOLDSMITHS

Gifting for every holiday occasion. Corporate Gifts . Holiday Parties . Stocking Stuffers

It’s time to mix, mingle and reconnect! We’ve got you covered. Book your holiday party early! 508.783.1663 | Susanlaneevents.com | 48

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Julie@TurningGrace.com | 978-831-4259 | www.TurningGrace.com | @TurningGrace

Use coupon code Discover Concord for free local delivery in Concord, Carlisle, and Lincoln


VIRTUAL ASSISTANT PROFESSIONALS

Let Verrill Farm take care of your Thanksgiving dinner from fresh Stonewood Farm Turkeys to sides, desserts, and even floral arrangements! Working from home? Growing your business? Need help? Our Virtual Assistants are on your side! Call or email today to see how we can help you do more. 617.605.5392 | www.mysideva.com | info@mysideva.com

All orders must be places online and will be for Curbside Pickup on Tuesday, November 22 and Wednesday, November 23. As we make everything in-house and from scratch, quantities are limited and we expect to sell out some items, so make sure to place your orders early. 11 Wheeler Rd. | 978.369.4494 | verrillfarm.com

Casual Curiosities for the Heart & Home 44 Main St. Concord, MA 2nd floor Monday - Saturday 10-5, Sundays 12-5 nestingconcord.com 978-369-4133

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Giving Back to

In Walden Woods, the late E.O. Wilson captivates a group of children by showing them the wonders of an insect at the 2019 Great Walden Bioblitz

Non-profit groups are at the core of Concord’s beloved cultural and historic heritage. They preserve our history, foster our creativity, educate, inform, and even feed our community. These are the people and volunteers that serve Concord year-round, and our town would be so much less without them. So please remember to include Concord’s non-profit organizations in your holiday giving.

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Photo courtesy of the National Park Service and Phil Lupsiewicz

COMMUNITY


Photo courtesy of Gaining Ground

Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House

© Voyager Publishing

MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES, & HISTORIC SITES GENERAL PHILANTHROPY

Gaining Ground donates fresh food to area meal programs and food pantries.

THE ARTS Concord Players concordplayers.org

Concord Art concordart.org

Concord Women’s Chorus concordwomenschorus.org

Concord Band concordband.org

Concord Youth Theatre concordyouththeatre.org

Concord Chorus concordchorus.org

Opera 51 opera51.org

Concord Conservatory of Music concordconservatory.org

The Thoreau Society thoreausociety.org

Photo courtesy of Opera 51

Concord Orchestra concordorchestra.com

Be Well Be Here bewellbehere.org

Concord Museum concordmuseum.org

Bear Spot Farm bearspotfarm.com

Friends of Minute Man National Park friendsofminuteman.org

Concord-Carlisle Community Chest cccommunitychest.org Gaining Ground gainingground.org

51 Walden 51walden.org

The Umbrella Arts Center theumbrellaarts.org

Concord Free Public Library concordlibrary.org

The Friends of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery friendsofsleepyhollow.org Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House louisamayalcott.org

Ivy Child International, Inc. ivychild.org Open Table opentable.org The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle thescholarshipfundofcc.org

The Trustees of Reservations thetrustees.org

THE ENVIRONMENT

Ralph Waldo Emerson House ralphwaldoemerson house.org

Concord Land Conservation Trust concordland.org

The Robbins House robbinshouse.org

The Walden Woods Project walden.org

Save Our Heritage saveourheritage.com

Opera 51 performs Gounod’s Romeo and Juliette These are just some of the many Concord organizations supported by charitable giving. Visit guidestar.org for a more complete list.

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50 years of hand sculpted minatures in Carlisle, MA

Wee Forest Folk

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Exquisite Miniatures Since 1972

Come browse our collection on Dec. 13 and 14 Hours: 3-7pm

FREE GIFT with order *while supplies last

www.weeforestfolk.com 887 Bedfod Rd, Carlisle, MA wff@weeforestfolk.com

A new coat is a great holiday gift. QUALITY PAINTERS WITH A NAME RECOGNIZED FOR THIRTY YEARS. 978.857.8804 | SMahon@plattbuilders.com

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Colonial Gardens Florist and Greenhouses 442 Fitchburg Turnpike | 978.369.2554 | colonialgardensflorist.com We deliver to home owners, businesses, churches and more, with prices for every budget!

Our table top fresh boxwood trees last for months and are a perfect solution for people who would love a smaller Christmas tree. Available decorated, with lights, or undecorated.

Fresh living balsam wreaths in all sizes, decorated or undecorated for your own accents. Wreaths, roping, door swags, and loose Christmas greens of all types. We also feature outdoor holiday decorated patio pots with greenery - and holiday cemetery logs.

We grow more than 10,000 of the freshest holiday poinsettias and cyclamen in our Concord greenhouses. Colors include Reds, Whites, Pinks, Marbles and Novelty varieties.

Merlin’s Silver Star HILARY TAYLOR

978.590.6464 | MerlinsSilverStar.com Now’s the time to place your Sterling Silver Christmas Ornament orders. Many creative images available.

Visit artist Hilary Taylor at these shows: Merlin’s Open Studio: Nov. 12 and 13 | Worcester Center for Craft: Nov. 25-27 Winter Market at Umbrella Center for the Arts: Dec. 3-5 Easy shopping and complete schedule at MerlinsSilverStar.com Studio location: 336 Baker Ave Concord | 978-590-6464

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Fra Reserve your Mary’s Organic or Stonewood Natural Turkey for Thanksgiving early! 98 Commonwealth Ave. | 978.371.7573 debrasnaturalgourmet.com

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Looking to Buy or Sell Property In Concord?

EXPERIENCE— COMPASSION— INTEGRITY

A local agent with great experiences makes all the difference. Call Cheryl to Get Started! “Cheryl was incredible to work with. She walked us through every step in selling our home. From our first meeting, she helped us prepare our home to sell and was always available to answer even the smallest questions. We were relocating for work and had a timeline that we needed to meet to move. She understood all our needs and was very thoughtful throughout the selling process. In the end, we sold our house for the price we were looking for, on the timeline we needed to meet. I can't thank her enough and highly recommend her as an agent.” Kim R. 9/2022

“Cheryl was indispensable in the sale of our home in what was a very compressed timeframe. She gave us solid advice, coached us through every step in the process and kept us on track to meet very tight deadlines. She helped us prep the house and property, developed first rate marketing materials and executed the plan to deliver multiple competitive offers. She was a great partner.” Deb & Ed K. 10/2022

As a Concord native, it is a true pleasure to welcome you to the town I love!

TOP PRODUCER CHERYL STAKUTIS

GRI, ABR, SRES, CNE, CNHS, RCC GLOBAL LUXURY & RELOCATION SPECIALIST

Direct: 617-842-6550 Cheryl.Stakutis@CBRealty.com cherystakutis.com

11 Main Street Concord, MA 01742

Owned by a subsidiary of Anywhere Advisors LLC.

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Breathtaking 1918 Residence with Modern Amenities 314 ELM STREET, CONCORD, MA $3,950,000 • 5 BD • 4F 2H BA • 6,398 SF

Walk to Concord Center from Private Location 38 RIPLEY HILL ROAD, CONCORD, MA $4,675,000 • 5 BD • 3F 1H BA • 5,209 SF

Sharon Mendosa Senior Vice President 978.580.0386 sharon.mendosa@compass.com Chris Mendosa Realtor® 978.394.5501 chris.mendosa@compass.com

The Sharon Mendosa Group is a team of real estate agents affiliated with Compass, a licensed real estate broker and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Photos may be virtually staged or digitally enhanced and may not reflect actual property conditions.