Students gather scrap metal for the war effort outside Concord High School in 1942. Courtesy of N.H. Historical Society A Concord Lumber Company Coal truck unloads scrap metal that had been collected around the community for the war effort in 1942. Spain—N.H. Historical Society By JAMES W. SPAIN II For the Monitor Published: 3/3/2019 11:00:12 PM Sadness has a way of bringing people together. It brings like-minded people together in a group to mourn as one.Such was the case back in 1941, with our country marching back into another world war. The citizens of Concord were indeed acting as one as they sent sons and daughters off to war. The Concord train depot in Railroad Square was the setting for many a last visit as our soldiers marched off to war once again, as they had so many times before. The steam engine fired up and headed south towards Boston, this train taking many dreams away from our ancestors as it traveled the rails. Some fortunate soldiers did return, … [Read more...] about Banding together for the soldiers
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Calendar Saturday, December 1, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story Arts & Exhibits COMING ADVERTISING BANYAN DRIVE ART STROLL DEADLINE FOR ENTRY Where: Banyan Gallery When: 5 p.m. Dec. 14 Details: Deadline for entry in the third annual Banyan Drive Art Stroll is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. Entry form must be mailed or delivered to Banyan Gallery with check for entry fee to Friends of Lili‘uokalani Gardens. Submit images of artworks electronically. Instructions can be found online at https://bit.ly/2RpeVDj Contact: Jelena Clay, [email protected], 895-8130 Classes SATURDAY, Dec. 1 REVIVAL WEEKEND WITH HENRY AND GRACE FALANY Where: Central Christian Church, 109 Haili St., Hilo When: 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday Details: Henry and Grace Falany are with the Mariposa Revival Center in Mariposa, Calif. Schedule: Healing School, $30 per person, Saturday; and Miracle Service, free, Sunday. Contact: Gracy Perry, 935-8025, [email protected] SCULPTURE Where: The … [Read more...] about Calendar for December 1
Calendar Saturday, November 10, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story Arts & Exhibits TODAY, Nov. 10 ADVERTISING 2018 PACIFIC STATES BIENNIAL NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo When: Regular EHCC hours through Nov. 25 Details: This international showcase features 76 unique works created using a full range of contemporary approaches to print media and curated through a selection of 582 submissions representing artists from 28 states, Canada and Mexico. A special Black and White Night event will be hosted at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2 to celebrate with juror Helen Frederick the opening of the exhibit. Contact: Michael Marshall, 961-5711, [email protected] SHIBUKAWA CITY STUDENT ARTWORK EXHIBIT Where: County Building, Aupuni Center Lobby, 101 Pauahi St., No. 5, Hilo When: Regular Aupuni Center hours today Details: Come view artwork from Shibukawa City fifth-graders, depicting various views of … [Read more...] about Calendar for November 10
By TEJAL RAO OCT. 24, 2018 The story of how Kit Kats, once a British chocolate export, became a booming business from Hokkaido to Tokyo — and changed expectations about what a candy bar could be. The story of how Kit Kats, once a British chocolate export, became a booming business from Hokkaido to Tokyo — and changed expectations about what a candy bar could be. By TEJAL RAO OCT. 24, 2018 Photographs by SPENCER LOWELL The seven-story Don Quijote megastore in the Shibuya district of Tokyo is open 24 hours a day, but it’s hard to say when it’s rush hour, because there’s always a rush. A labyrinth of aisles leads to one soaring, psychedelic display after another presided over by cartoon mascots, including the mascot of Don Quijote itself: an enthusiastic blue penguin named Donpen who points shoppers toward toy sushi kits and face masks soaked with snail excretions and rainbow gel pens and split-toe socks. The candy section is vast, with … [Read more...] about In Japan, the Kit Kat Isn’t Just a Chocolate. It’s an Obsession.
Chris Davis, left, and Debbie Davis, parents of Neysa Tonks, who was killed in the Oct. 1 shooting, comfort one another while looking at a tribute flag bearing her name at the Westgate in Las Vegas on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The flags, which show the names and photos of each victim, are slated to be used in the Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay race this weekend. Chase Stevens Las Vegas Review-Journal @csstevensphotoLearie Hercules of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago releases a lantern during the RiSE Lantern Festival held at the Moapa River Indian Reservation on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Richard Brian Las Vegas Review-Journal @vegasphotographA couple takes in the view during the RiSE Lantern Festival l held at the Moapa River Indian Reservation on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Richard Brian Las Vegas Review-Journal @vegasphotographParticipants release lanterns during the RiSE Lantern Festival held at the Moapa River Indian Reservation on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Richard Brian Las Vegas … [Read more...] about In Las Vegas’ darkest hour, humanity shone brightly