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Students from Penacook Elementary School sing Holiday songs at the tree lighting at the Main Square in Penacook Wednesday night.

Flip the switch: If you like Christmas tree lightings, then you’re in the right place

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

While you’re always amazed at the job you do of stringing the lights on your Christmas tree each year, there’s probably never a big tadoo like Clark Griswold got. It’s just not practical to openly invite the community to your house cause it’s likely not as entertaining as you might think. Plus, think about the parking nightmare and all the nasty looks you’d get from your neighbors. So it’s probably a good thing that Concord, Bow and Penacook host annual tree lightings that save you from having to do all the hard work and planning. Plus this way, you can light your tree for the …

Experience it all: Take a trip through the ‘Seasons’ with Sandy Wadlington

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

New England is known for its four seasons, and Sandy Wadlington has spent years capturing the scenery spring, summer, fall and winter create. And if the impending winter has got you missing the other three seasons a little bit more these days, then check out Wadlington’s exhibit at McGowan Fine Art. It includes …

Classic Concord photo

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Check out this latest old photo of Concord. …

PHOTOS: 64th Christmas parade brings early holiday spirit

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Concord’s 64th annual Christmas parade rolled down Loudon Road on Saturday, featuring dancers and bands, classic cars and horses, uniforms and Santa hats, and an early helping of holiday spirit. …

Concord Christmas parade set for today on Loudon Road

Friday, November 20, 2015

It’s that time of the year, for turkeys and giving thanks, but also for Concord’s annual Christmas parade, which falls the weekend before Thanksgiving. The 64th annual parade will be held today, starting at 9:30 a.m. on Loudon Road. The parade kicks off on Hazen Drive and slowly …

Review: ‘Love the Coopers’ is a moving, starry holiday pic

Friday, November 20, 2015

‘ L ove the Coopers is pretty formulaic as far as Christmas dramedies go, but there are always going to be those movies that just get to you – despite, perhaps, your best judgment. Modern holiday movies, with …

PHOTOS: Concord theater troupe presents ‘Sweeney Todd’

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Community Players of Concord’s main stage production of Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street opens at the Concord City Auditorium on Friday. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. …

Adele’s ‘25’ won’t be available on Spotify

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fans looking to listen to Adele’s new album won’t be able to do so on Spotify. Spotify said Thursday that Adele’s 25 will not be available on its streaming platform when it is released Friday. It was unclear …

Check it out: Mill Brook to close season with ‘Reflections: Five Visions’ exhibit

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Before the snowflakes start to fly and winter sets in for what will probably feel like an eternity, Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Center is hosting one final exhibition for 2015, “Reflections: Five Visions.” It features the work …

And the winners are . . .: The people have voted, and here’s who took home the SNOB awards

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

In case you missed last week’s issue of the Insider (shame on you) and all those signs around town, the Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival was held this past weekend. With more than 70 films shown during …

The line forms here for autographs: In case you didn’t know we’re famous, here’s proof – on Instagram

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

We like to think we do good enough work that we’ll get a few thank-yous now and again. Sure we get emails from time to time and hear nice things when we’re bee boppin’ around town – we’ve …

So long, farewell: It’s always hard to say goodbye, but we must to Hargate Gallery

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

If you happen to be a fan of the Hargate Gallery at St. Paul’s School, you might want to stop in for a visit. ’Cause if you don’t get there by Saturday, then the school’s longtime home for …

Review: Game over in the dreary ‘Mockingjay Part 2’

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

‘T he Hunger Games movies have unfolded in a relative blitzkrieg – four movies in four years – and in a fan-fueled fever that has masked some seriously silly political allegory with the thrill of survival games and …