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Growing your green space
A guide to gardening

After the gray winter, we are finally in the season of green grass, sprouting plants and flowers blooming everywhere. Whether you have a deck with some space for planters or a sprawling back yard, all this good weather and bright color can get you thinking about doing some planting of your own — for fun, food or both.

THEATER: They want to be big
Community Players of Concord take on a musical version of the Tom Hanks classic
By Adam Coughlin

With financial stress and growing responsibilities, it can be difficult for people to remember the child within. But Big, the Musical, which opens at the Concord City Auditorium on Friday, April 30, will try to remind the audience that acting like a child can have big rewards.

LONGSHOTS: Whirlwind weekend leads to whirlwind thoughts
by Dave Long

Last Friday had perhaps the greatest convergence of local sports events in recent memory. It was enough to bust the clicker if you were trying to stay abreast of everything going on all at once. There was the Sox and O’s at Fenway, the Celtics were in Miami trying to go three-zip on the Heat in the NBA playoffs, and the Bruins were in Buffalo trying to close out the Sabres in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Finally, a little to the south in NYC, Round Two of the NFL draft in prime time was in full swing.

FOOD: 3C’s makes a move
From the Highlander to the Millyard

By Linda A. Thompson-Odum

The 3C’s Cozy Culinary Café has moved from the Highlander Inn to Manchester’s Millyard area. The change not only puts the restaurant into a prime location for breakfast, lunch and dinner customers, but it also places it near long-time catering customers.

PEOPLE: Monster filmmaker
Matt Farley on Manchvegas camp

Matt Farley’s latest film, Monsters, Marriage and Murder in Manchvegas, is getting an airing in Concord. The film will air Sunday, May 2, at 3 p.m. at Red River Theatres, 11 South Main St. Farley, who lived in Manchester for 10 years, said he loves filming in the Queen City, which provides a good mix of urban, suburban and wooded locations for filming. With an eye toward low-budget horror films, Monsters, Marriage and Murder in Manchvegas offers some humor mixed with mystery and ridiculousness. The film was shot in September 2008 and was available through Netflix last fall. It can also be obtained through iTunes and

TECHIE: Logo confusion
Sincerest form of groupthink
By John “jaQ” Andrews

When I first saw Google Buzz, I knew it wasn’t entirely original. It was knocking off Twitter, Facebook, anything with a “status” that users could post to the interwebs for all their “friends” to see.

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