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The Insiders: Look at some shiny things – and enjoy a lot of family fun

Friday, August 22, 2014

For anything to last 51 years is quite an accomplishment. And for those who aren’t so great at math that’s just over half a century (which is 100 years). Don’t feel bad, we had to look it up too. Any who, if you feel like being a part of something pretty old – and that dreaded birthday one year after the big one – head on over to Everett Arena … 0

The Insiders: There’s a barnstorm blowing through town, and you can catch it tonight at Red River Theatres

Thursday, August 21, 2014

We consider ourselves fans of several kinds of storms. Thunderstorms, for instance, are fun to watch and often provide a break in summer humidity. And Hannah Storm continues to look tremendous at 52. But here’s an underrated kind of storm: a barnstorm. And there’s one coming to a Concord near you (Confession: It’s this Concord that you live in). Red River Theatres is … 5

The Insiders: It’s beer night in New Hampshire, or at least at Gibson’s.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Whether you’re a hop-crazed IPA enthusiast, a budding brewer or a 21-year-old sitting at the local pub about to buy your first (legal) adult beverage, beer always makes for a great topic of conversation. How could it not? It’s delicious, could be considered nutritious (that’s if you add fruit to it) and there’s just so many different flavors. And by now, you may … 0

The Insiders: Catch up with a bunch of your favorite characters, non-Insider staff division, tonight at the Capitol Center

Thursday, July 31, 2014

We’re a big fan of mashups, especially when they involve delicious foods. Peanut butter and chocolate, pretzels and chocolate, strawberries and chocolate, dark chocolate and chocolate – we’d eat pretty much any of those (confession: we’re eating most of them right now). But mashups work in other realms … 0

The Insiders: So where is Waldo, really? Tonight he’s at Gibson’s, with some sweet prizes for you

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

It used to be that finding Waldo in the midst of a crowd featuring only people that looked and dressed almost exactly like each other produced little more than personal satisfaction in terms of payoff. No more! For tonight is the wrap-up party for the downtown Concord Waldo … 0

The Insiders: Head over to the library and get a lesson in homebrewing

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It’s no secret how much we appreciate beer. Well, maybe love is a better word to describe it. With all the different variations, styles and flavor combinations, making beer should really be considered an art form – just one that also happens to be quite delicious. And we … 0

The Insiders: This paddle trip with Five Rivers ought to float your boat

Saturday, July 26, 2014

There’s no truth to the rumor that the script for A River Runs Through It was originally penned about Concord, or that we were originally considered for the role played by Brad Pitt. In fact, there’s no such rumor at all. But the fact of the matter is … 0

The Insiders: It’s an anniversary party and you’re invited

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It’s been 40 years since the Pierce Brigade officially saved the Pierce Manse from demolition and opened the estate to the public. And what better way to mark the milestone then with a good ol’ celebration. For those of you who may not know, Franklin Pierce has a … 0

The Insiders: You’re invited to Batman’s birthday party at Red River Theatres

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Batman is like James Bond in that he’s not actually a thing (sorry, spoiler alert). But also in the fact that in both instances, different generations identify with different leading men. When it comes to the Caped Crusader, viewers of a certain age – a group the Insider … 0

The Insiders: Time to spruce up your garden for our next (incognito) visit

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday is a good day to spend in your garden. And we should know – we’re outside in your garden right now. Just go to the window and, yup, that’s us waving at you. Of course, that’s not … 0

The Insiders: We yell fire truck pull in a crowded newspaper column

Friday, July 18, 2014

All good things must come to an end, readers, so we might as well wrap up today’s column. Just kidding – we barely started it. But we’ll use it to tell you today is the final day of Market Days, and there’s tons of great stuff going on, … 0

The Insiders: Take the plunge and check out The River stage at Market Days

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Here’s a quick history lesson for you this morning: Did you know that, as with so many good jams, the old ditty about the little piggy going to market was actually edited so it could better fit into a pop radio format? The original first line told of … 0

The Insiders: Walk around Main Street today. It’s ok, it’s Market Days!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Now we’re not ones to advise you to pull a Matt Bonner and walk out into the middle of a busy street, merely for a picture with the NBA Championship trophy during a whirlwind tour of the city like he did last week. But since there will be … 0

The Insiders: Share poetry and maybe learn ways to describe body parts at Gibson’s tonight

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It’s the third Wednesday of the month, which can only mean one thing: There have already been two other Wednesdays in the month. Actually, it means two things, because it’s also the Poetry Society of New Hampshire’s poetry reading and open mic night at Gibson’s Bookstore at 7 … 0

The Insiders: Race for downtown to hear some cool music today and tomorrow

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Well, it’s Sunday the 13th, and we all know what that means, don’t we? Actually, it doesn’t really mean anything. But today is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV Sales 301 race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which means there are a few things you don’t … 0