Pandemic: Changes & new offerings we have embraced and liked

We all want the Pandemic to come to an end… But what about things that have come about or were started due to the Pandemic that we don’t want to end? Here are some thoughts…

One Concord resident wrote this: “Overall, I think people are much more friendly and kind, here and elsewhere. Seems the ‘We are all in this together’ idea is bringing out best in so many.”

Living Concord followers sent us some of their favorite things:

Curbside pick-up at Concord Library

Messages on staircase leading to Nesting shop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outdoor classrooms

Eating Lunch outside at schools

Birthday Parades

 

Small, social distance concerts at your home. Some local musicians can come to your home to perform for you and small group.

Mobile ordering @ Haute Coffee

Curbside pick-up options at so many shops & restaurants

 

Al fresco dining, more outdoor seating options

Seeing many more people walking & biking

Library lawn cafe tables and chairs set up for safe social distance small gatherings

Free parking in town

Easier commutes (b/c less traffic) or no commute

No business travel

Graduation Parades & CCHS Administration stopping by each Graduate’s home in the Graduation Celebration School Bus

Drive-in movies at CCHS, from Concord Recreation

Concord Ag Week (not just Ag Day)

Less activities has allowed for more family dinners, more free time, more game nights

Zoom calls with family & friends

Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Driveway Project

Celebratory take out dinner options offered by local businesses

Chalk messages & more messages of gratitude and kindness around town

Playing games like Kahoot or Risk with friends and family

Being in your pajamas longer and having more leisurely mornings

All the new library offerings

Special take-out dinner offerings / “celebration dinners” from local restaurants

Sidewalk sales / sidewalk displays

Outdoor town meeting (with no presentations)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Umbrella’s productions you can watch via Zoom

Summer Quest

Concord Together, Concord Solstice and Fall In Love with Concord

Paperless menus  – just scan QR code with your phone.

All the new Umbrella offerings

More options to sit around town

Go Out Doors along the Rail Trail

People seem less in a hurry, kinder.

These are just a few of the good things that we have learned, started and liked during this trying time. Thank you to all of you who have worked so hard to make these things happen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concord Bike Rodeo & Bike to School Concord Organization

Concord Bike Rodeo

September 5th, 11am-1pm

Bring your masks, bikes, helmets, and all your gear as we’ll be instructing kids from any school to develop and practice skills that will help them to become better bicyclists right away. You and your kids will leave with more confidence and bike-savvy, ready to
have more fun than ever on two wheels. Parents and kids participating in Concord’s Bike-to-School Events will learn about local bike routes and plans and prizes for biking to school beginning on Day 1 of the Fall 2020 school semester!

What YOU will bring:
– Kids (parents are good too, dogs welcome)
– Masks
– Bikes
– Helmets
– Water and snacks
– Floor pump for bike tires (optional)

What WE will bring:
– Traffic cones
– Sidewalk chalk
– Sample road signs
– An extra kid bike or two just to have available
– Handouts, stickers, and swag

What EVERYONE will bring:
– An excellent attitude!!!

(Inclement weather will postpone until Sunday Sept 6th. Check back here if the weather looks questionable on Saturday morning.)

Get ready to start biking to School!

Starting September 8th!

 

Safe Rides to School – Check out this Mass.gov link for information on safe places for children to walk and bike, starting with their trip to school.

Check out the Town of Concord site for rules of the road

Read up on the wonderful Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

TrailLink is a great source for more info on trails around Massachusetts