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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 dare you to show us a painting that can taste that good. But we’re not the only ones who have a borderline … 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 that a river does run through Concord, and today is a great opportunity to take … 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 special place in New Hampshire history, since he’s the only U.S. president, 14th overall, from … 0

The Insiders: We have a sixth sense that says you want to do this 4k on the 4th even though it’s the 5th

Friday, July 4, 2014

July 4, like any good American holiday, tends to be rich in things like calories and shoving grilled foods into our faces. With that comes the inevitable hangover and self-loathing the day after (depending on your situation, this phenomenon may or may not be tied to holidays only). … 0

The Insiders: Enjoy the Fourth with fun, food and fireworks

Friday, July 4, 2014

It’s the Fourth of July – a day to relax, soak up some rays and chow down on plenty of delicious grilled meats and other foods that you’re not typically allowed to stuff your face with. And what … 0

The Insiders: Animals don’t live in penthouse condos, but your children can learn where they actually do live

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Dogs are among the only animals lucky enough to have their own houses, assuming that dog houses are still actually a thing. Of course, they get to live in your house, and usually end up running the place – unless there’s a cat on the premises. Everyone knows … 0

The Insiders: Sign up to pull a fire truck – then hit the gym

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It’s not every day you get to pull a fire truck down Main Street. But today is a day where you can sign up to try it. Registration is open for the third annual Fire Truck Pull and with the Saturday of Market Days (July 19) event being … 0

The Insiders: Your mom told us to tell you to go play outside today

Friday, June 27, 2014

Remember when you were young and your mother would tell you it was a beautiful day and to go play outside? That was just so she could get you out of her hair to enjoy seven or eight minutes of peace and quiet. You can’t really blame her. … 0

The Insiders: If you love balloons, do we have something for you

Friday, June 27, 2014

It’s hard to argue with the cool factor that comes with balloons. What else can you stretch and fill with as little or as much air as you choose to create something like an animal or invention? We’ll tell you what – nothing. And it just so happens … 0

The Insiders: It’s time to help save the ash trees

Thursday, June 26, 2014

We at the Insider love trees. They provide shade on a hot day, grow some delicious fruit that help with our vitamin and nutrient intake and we can’t forget about all those wonderful leaves and needles that we have to rake from our yards each fall. Well, that … 0

The Insiders: You can’t drive a paperback, but you can meet the author of one at Gibson’s tonight

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

We’ve taken our share of tours in our lives – college tours, museum tours, three-hour tours – but we have to admit, we’ve never done what Julie Wu is doing right now: a paperback tour. We mean, where does one park a paperback? What kind of gas mileage … 0

The Insiders: We went ahead and scheduled your Sunday for you at this music festival

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Schedules are usually not a thing on Sundays, at least if you’re doing it right. Unless you consider things like “sleep until I feel like getting up” and “consume my body weight in pancakes” scheduled items. Either way, today is that unique Sunday where a schedule makes everything … 0

The Insiders: We drew up a ton of cool musical entertainment for you

Friday, June 20, 2014

If this column were on the radio, you might think there were dozens of animated characters walking around downtown Concord this afternoon. That’s because today is all about tunes, which without the benefit of sight, could be misconstrued as being all about ‘toons. Glad that confusion is taken … 1

The Insiders: Liven up your yard with some new recycled garden art

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Today feels like a good day. After all, it is Friday and the weekend is so close we can almost taste the barbecue. (And by the way, if you’re having one, let us know.) But before heading back into the garden for another two days of weeding and … 0

The Insiders: This book is for the birds – and about them

Thursday, June 19, 2014

We all have something that makes us feel better when we’re a little down. For us, it’s mostly a night of cookies, ice cream and some old episodes of Murder She Wrote. But Robert Vallieres found his solace in birds. Those winged creatures did things for him that … 0