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Do, See, Taste

The Insiders: Quick, follow that mayor down Main Street

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Today is the day Mayor Jim Bouley officially walks the walk. Well, he kind of has to – it’s named after him. But the Capital Area Wellness Coalition wants you to walk with him during the first annual Mayor’s Walk through downtown Concord, starting today at 9 a.m. at the Smile Building (49 S. Main St.) The walk is designed … 0

PHOTOS: Line dancing at the Laconia Senior Center

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

E very Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m., a growing number of seniors come to the Laconia Senior Center to dance to all kinds of … 0

Q&A: Mathis on new box set, yoga and ‘Simpsons’

Monday, September 15, 2014

Chances are you haven’t heard these Johnny Mathis albums – but that will change. The 78-year-old singer is dropping a 13-CD box set of unsuccessful … 0

‘On the Run’ highlights the American culture of incarceration

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The dramatic rise of incarceration rates among African-Americans since the 1970s has become more visible in mainstream culture partly because of television shows such as the widely popular HBO series The Wire, which ran from 2002 to 2008, the current Netflix series Orange Is the New Black and … 0

‘The Shadow Hero’ exceptionally well-spun

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Before you crack the spine on this beautiful new book that helps unmask arguably the world’s first Asian American superhero, let’s reveal the true heroes in this thrilling literary escapade: Able to leap the building blocks of narrative in a single bound volume, our real adventurer is Gene … 0

Autumn in N.Y.’s Hudson Valley: History and scenery

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Exploring the region north of New York City isn’t just for locals, and autumn is one of the nicest times of year to do it. The Hudson Valley offers history, culture and outdoor attractions with Hudson River scenery … 0

App reviews: Swing Copters game, Hyperlapse for video

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A game that requires rhythm The mad genius who gave the world “Flappy Bird” is back with a new game that has that same maddeningly simple gameplay that made his first title a sensation. But simple doesn’t mean easy. If you’re looking for a fun game to help … 0

Minecraft now a publishing sensation

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Like millions of parents, Aaron Sacharow welcomes those moments when his son – 7-year-old Tyler – takes a break from video games and picks up a book instead. He will even settle for the book being a guide … 0

Spotting a pet in a hot car creates tough choices

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Imagine walking to your car after running errands and spotting a dog, panting and helpless, shut inside a hot car. Smashing the window might be your first impulse, but calling the police or animal control will protect you from injury and possible lawsuits, experts say. Hundreds of pets … 0

Ask a Designer: Tween bedroom’s a balancing act

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Decorating a baby’s room is all about what mom and dad want. But decorating a bedroom for a “tween-age” child is more complicated. It’s a great place to give growing adolescents some creative freedom. But will they reject … 0

Music helps you focus on your own thoughts, but only if you like it

Sunday, September 7, 2014

When we listen to music we enjoy, it makes us feel different. Truly beloved songs inspire a different state of mind than the average pretty background noise. A study published recently in Scientific Reports pinpoints the changes in neurological activity behind that experience. In the small study (with … 0

PHOTOS: Pagan Pride Day at Rollins Park

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Underneath a canopy of trees at Rollins Park, area pagans and those who were curious gathered for a day of togetherness at the annual Southern New Hampshire Pagan Pride Day yesterday. The event moved from Manchester to Concord … 1

The Insiders: Rubber ducks and a regatta for your Sunday

Saturday, September 6, 2014

We would hope you were reading this column yesterday, but just in case you weren’t, we’ll give you a quick recap: pun, pun, joke, Weekend on the Water, jokey pun joke. We bring this up because while we … 0