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The Insiders: Eagle Square reflects it’s name but doesn’t feature real eagles playing music at this concert

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Eagle Square is an apt name tonight, because the downtown locale will be hosting the 39th Army Band for a live performance at 7 p.m. It’s maybe not as apt as it would have been if the band members were actual eagles, or even maybe the Eagles, but eagle = ‘merica, or something like that, right? So it just makes …

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 …

The Insiders: You don’t have to be lonely at the Penacook farmers market tomorrow

Saturday, July 25, 2015

If you’re like us, you wake up in the morning dreaming of eating fresh veggies, like pepperoni or pepper steak (we love almost everything in the pepper family, really). But you’re probably also thinking you missed your chance to hit up the local farmers market until next weekend. What if we told you that you could still get some super-fresh local stuff and …

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: 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 …

The Insiders: There’s live music at two locations at the same time, so you’ve got a tough choice

Thursday, July 23, 2015

It’s hard to look at all that sunshine while you’re stuck inside during the work day. You easily find yourself day dreaming about the grass between your toes and an ice cream cone in your hand, which we …

The Insiders: Hit up this blood drive today – there might be cookies!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

We’d be willing to bet that the Red Cross’s favorite part of a blood drive is the blood. It’s probably not the drive, anyway. There’s absolutely no question which part is our favorite, though – it’s when they …

The Insiders: Carve out some time to spy these sculptures. But first: bacon!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

While looking for fun stuff to do today, we plugged in the old Google machine and discovered that Sunday is National Flitch Day. That probably means nothing to you, unless your name happens to be Ebenezer Flitch. But …

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: You can meet some artists, hang with a NASCAR driver or listen to some music. The choice is yours.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

If you’ve stopped by Kimball-Jenkins in the last week and half, you may have seen the most recent exhibit courtesy of Peter Coe and Rosemary Conroy. The show just opened July 6, and it runs through Aug. 28, …

Play some softball for a cause

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Those smarty pantses over at the Frank Monahan Foundation never stop coming up with cool stuff to do to benefit the city. They’ve helped refurbish basketball courts, donated brand new uniforms to local high school hoops teams and plenty of other stuff – and this year they’ve added …

The Insiders: Eagle Square will be rockin’ thanks to Delaine Pickering.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

We understand, it’s hard to look at Eagle Square the same. After dancing your heart out there for three days straight during Market Days, the eerie silence of the Concord downtown spot is not something anybody enjoys. It’s …