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In this image released by ABC, Kaitlyn Bristowe, left, and Shawn Booth appear on the season finale of "The Bachelorette." The bachelorette and her chosen fiancé are finally able to live their love away from TV cameras after Monday night’s  finale where Bristowe chose the 29-year-old personal trainer as her one true love. (Rick Rowell/ABC via AP)

Kaitlyn spoiled ‘The Bachelorette’ finale results weeks ago

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

On the season finale of The Bachelorette Monday night, 29-year-old dancer Kaitlyn Bristowe accepted a marriage proposal from 28-year-old personal trainer Shawn Booth, naming him the winner of the season. Minutes earlier, she dumped the runner-up, 34-year-old software sales executive Nick Viall, who angrily left in a limo ride of shame. This was all very dramatic and surprising – except …

The Insiders: Music on the lawn continues at the library with the N.H. Ukeladies

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Unfortunately, as hard as it is to admit, the summer is starting to slip away from us. The day are getting shorter and before you know it, fall will take over and we all know what comes after that. So in a nut shell, we’d like you to enjoy as much sunshine and outdoor time as possible. And why not listen to some …

Who should play Doctor Who?

Monday, July 27, 2015

The ninth season of Doctor Who will soon be upon us, and that means the show’s alumni have already started popping up and offering their thoughts on all things TARDIS-related. Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy thinks the Doctor should absolutely remain a man and a man only. “I’m a feminist and recognize there are still glass ceilings in place for many women, but where …

The Insiders: Learn what breweriana is (we just did!) and then go check some of it out today

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sometimes, there are weird words like breweriana. And sometimes those words are celebrating their 43rd annual convention in Concord today. That’s right, the Eastern Coast Breweriana Association’s 43rd annual convention is going on this weekend at the Grappone …

The Insiders: It’s great day to get out there and walk for a good cause

Friday, July 24, 2015

If this was six months ago, the last thing we’d be telling you to do is go for a walk. We wouldn’t even recommend going outside. But since it’s summer, and there isn’t a ton of snow on …

The Insiders: Do not go gentle into that good night; go to this poetry reading at Gibson’s instead

Friday, July 24, 2015

To date, we haven’t published any collections of poetry. Or any collections of anything, really. Unless you count the scrapbook our moms have put together of all the columns we’ve written in the Monitor (it’s the section right …

The Insiders: Make a blanket at the library to help make an animal’s day.

Friday, July 24, 2015

There’s nothing quite like a cozy blanket. It makes snugglin’ down on the couch for a movie what we like to call amazing, and don’t even get us started on what it does for nap time. But humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy them – animals are …

The Insiders: Keep your neighbors happy and go to Bicentennial Square to listen to cool tunes tonight

Friday, July 24, 2015

You know, for a city it s size, Concord has some tremendous outdoor music venues. We found out last weekend that one of them isn’t our neighbor’s back yard, but that still leaves a ton of cool options …

The Insiders: Piccola Opera is taking over the Audi stage tonight, need we say more?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

We always like an excuse to send people to the Audi. Not only is a great place to take in a show, but it’s usually some local organization or group that’s performing. Don’t forget that they also have …

Canterbury’s ‘good old country fair’ is Saturday

Thursday, July 23, 2015

There’s nothing new, thrilling or revolutionary at the Canterbury Fair this year – and that’s exactly how organizers like it. “Same old, same old, that’s why they keep coming back,” said Lisa Carlson, chairwoman of what she calls a “good old country fair.” “That’s one of our better …

The Family Filmgoer: Kid-focused reviews of ‘Pixels,’ ‘Southpaw’ and ‘Minions’

Thursday, July 23, 2015

‘Minions’ (PG): Consistently amusing, if not consistently hilarious, Minions will give kids 6 and older the giggles over the pratfalls and general silliness of the rubbery, banana-yellow creatures. Adults can savor the multi-layered jokes and ’60s soundtrack. The plot gets twisty, but kids will keep up: First, we …

Canterbury Shaker Village expands exhibits in historic Dwelling House

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Most people only know the Shakers as a celibate, religious sect that loved music, made good furniture and effectively went extinct in the early 20th century. But for Funi Burdick, executive director of the Canterbury Shaker Village, the …

DuBois thriller brings a gunfight to the beach

Thursday, July 23, 2015

When most people think of Hampton Beach and New Hampshire, they don’t tend to think about car chases, missing persons, gun fights, mobs or nuclear meltdowns. But in Brendan DuBois’s Lewis Cole series, that is just what readers …