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The Insiders: Peep these tasty Easter brunches

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter, readers. Here’s hoping you’ve mowed through a couple of piles of candy, and also mowed all the fake green grass that has no doubt become the new turf in your living room. We spent our morning trying to host the first-ever bunny hunt, the obvious follow-up to an egg hunt, but it turns out bunnies are hard to find because they don’t tend to stay where you left … 0

The Insiders: How many eggs can you fit in your basket?

Friday, April 18, 2014

With the Easter Bunny’s arrival less than 24 hours away, we can hardly contain our excitement. We’re talking setting up our own Easter egg hunts kind of excited. (Which FYI, doesn’t work because you already know where the eggs are.) But for all the kids out there, the Concord Parks & Rec department has you covered. So there’s no need to hide your … 0

The Insiders: Run all 5 of these Ks with NHTI and Northeast Delta Dental

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Today is a day to put the K in canine, which doesn’t make any sense. But it would have made even less sense to call a race a 5canine, so work with us a little. Anyway, all this babble is hurting our teeth, so we’ll just cut straight to the point – this evening is the NHTI/Delta Dental 5K at Northeast Delta Dental. … 0

The Insiders: Learn the ins and outs of fighting like a theatre professional

Thursday, April 17, 2014

We sure do love free stuff. Whether it’s pizza, candy or smiles, it’s all good with us. And tonight, NHTI is using its Wings of Knowledge series to give all of you something for no cost, and it comes in the form of nationally renowned teacher David Leong. … 0

The Insiders: It’s our inaugural attempt to welcome an inaugural poet to Concord

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The English language can be a confusing thing sometimes, even to those of us who don’t speak another one. Many phrases can be misleading without some context. Like all-you-can-eat, for instance – turns out most establishments apply that guarantee only to one meal, even if you sleep at … 0

The Insiders: Honor Mickey Rooney’s legacy, and that 80s song he may or may not have inspired

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mickey Rooney, who died this month at 93, had a greatness that knew no bounds. Not many people can claim that they inspired both the creation of a world-famous mouse and a catchy 80s tune, among other career accomplishments. Rooney was also apparently in movies, and one of … 0

The Insiders: Get your Wiffle ball fix today at NHTI

Saturday, April 12, 2014

At the Insider, we love Wiffle ball. There’s nothing – and we mean nothing – better than the sweet sound of skinny yellow bats crushing hollow plastic balls and the hooting and hollering that goes along with it. And it just so happens that today is NHTI’s Annual … 0

The Insiders: The changing world of trees and the climate they live in

Friday, April 11, 2014

The world around us is changing every day. From babies being welcomed into the world, dinosaur bones being discovered and the Insider making Concord residents famous, one week at a time, no day is the same as the last. But what is a more pressing issue is that … 0

The Insiders: Learn to match art to decor

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

We get it. Designing your home can be difficult and stressful. Trying to match that special piece of art with wall colors and furniture isn’t easy. But if your situation seems bad, just think about our task of trying to find the perfect balance of colors to go … 0

The Insiders: Is Batman coming to Gibson’s? Nope, but Peter Wayne is, and he’s also awesome

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Quick primer on tonight’s author appearance at Gibson’s Bookstore: Peter Wayne? He’s got a Ph. D. and is a celebrated writer and professor at Harvard Medical School. Bruce Wayne? He’s Batman. It’s Peter Wayne who will be appearing at Gibson’s, so plan accordingly (*puts Batman costume back in … 0

The Insiders: This program will have you on the run (in a good way)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

When people ask us how long a 5K is in miles – a question we obviously get all of the time – we usually go with the official conversion of “way longer than we feel like running.” Turns out the more accurate conversion is 3.1 miles, for those … 0

The Insiders: Serving up a cultural buffet for your Saturday pleasure

Friday, April 4, 2014

We went shopping to find things for you to do today – don’t worry, we used our cloth bags, as directed – and boy did we hit the jackpot of sense-stimulating activities. There’s enough culture around these parts today to fill an entire club. If books are your … 0

The Insiders: Comedy and opera, one great combination

Thursday, April 3, 2014

There are some things that just go together. Like peanut butter and jelly, butter and popcorn, and sardines and vanilla pudding. (Okay, we made that last one up.) But what if we told you that comedy and opera belong on that list as well? While you might be … 0

The Insiders: Singing, dancing and taxes make for one crazy night

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

We all love movies, television shows and plays. Watching someone assume a role and entertain us is one of life’s great pleasures. If you don’t believe us, then you obviously didn’t see our rendition of Fiddler on the Roof last week. Too bad, it was quite an afternoon … 0

The Insiders: Travel to Europe, or at least to the Audi to look at pictures of Europe

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Try as we might to persuade them, the powers-that-be behind the Insider curtain have yet to authorize new editions of the paper in several awesome European locations. Apparently they think we are just looking for an excuse to book all-expenses-paid trips to these exotic locations for months at … 0