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The Insiders: Looks like winter’s naming rights are still up for grabs; turns out Frostiana is this concert at St. Paul’s School

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Given the Weather Channel’s new penchant for naming winter storms in order to strike greater levels of fear into you (coming up next, a live update on Winter Storm Death Claw!), we first thought Frostiana was just a regal moniker given to the entire winter season this year. But it’s actually a 20th century choral piece by Randall Thompson, and …

The Insiders: We can’t invite you to our dance party, but Let’s Dance certainly can

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

We can’t tell you how many times our brainstorming sessions for this column have devolved into dance parties. What can we say, we’re slaves to the rhythm. One lesson we’ve learned from the experience, though: It’s extremely difficult to type a coherent column while doing the Carlton. Our bosses weren’t particularly enthused with …

The Insiders: The grass is bluer with this concert at the Audi tonight

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

There isn’t any grass visible anywhere in these parts right now (it’s still uncertain whether any will become visible before the end of 2015), so if we told you the grass was actually blue under there, it’s possible you might believe us. We’d still be lying, though. However, the grass really will be …

The Insiders: Can we bug you to go to this educational evening at St. Paul’s?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Breaking news: It’s not warm out. We mention this not to highlight our penchant for being the first to a major news story, but rather to warn you that the event we’re about to point you toward is …

The Insiders: We have six words for you - Grand Champion of Macaroni and Cheese

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Some titles simply imply a tremendous amount of prestige, but most of them are probably out of the average person’s reach (they usually put those titles on really high shelves). Not today, though – because we’re going to tell you how you can become the Grand Champion of …

The Insiders: Enjoy today’s sing-along at the library in case this Frozen thing catches on

Saturday, January 10, 2015

We like to be on the cutting edge of things whenever possible. And because we have a column that we have to fill with all these words and stuff every day, that means you get to come along …

The Insiders: They can’t represent you legally, but Bach, Mendelssohn and Loeillet can make for a fun Friday night tonight

Friday, January 9, 2015

There are a lot of law firms in Concord – like, really a lot– but as far as we know none of them are the firm of Bach, Mendelssohn and Loeillet. Mostly because those are all composer dudes from a long time ago and not lawyers (some of …

The Insiders: Help redesign Main Street tonight – or at least give some ideas.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

We all like to have our opinions heard. Like what sounds good for dinner, what color will look best on the living room walls and how many days is too many to spend with extended family on vacation. Our thoughts are tacos, toasted marshmallow and four – unless …

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Insiders: Go to Everett Arena for public skate and stay for the day

Friday, January 2, 2015

Well it’s officially both January and 2015 and has been for a few days, but what you may not have realized: it’s also winter and has been for some time now. It may not seem like that considering the lack of snow and the fact that you’re still …

The Insiders: Get moving to see these movies at Red River

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Well, 2015 is already more than 24 hours old, and so far it has pretty closely resembled a baby of the same age – there’s been a lot of burping, some scheduled feedings and generally spotty sleep. Thankfully it’s Friday, which means you have the upcoming weekend to …

The Insiders: Goodbye 2014, hello 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Well, after officially closing the books on 2014 last night with what we can only assume was one raucous evening of confetti, loud counting and a resolution that you may or may not remember, it’s time to embrace all that 2015 has to offer. It’s hard to believe …

The Insiders: You can’t spell 2015 without 2-5-0. Well, if you spelled numbers, anyway

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Concord is inching closer to its 250th birthday, and while we’re out trying to find a cake big enough to fit all those candles (and an industrial strength fan to blow them all out), you can ring in …

The Insiders: Enjoy a night at the theater in London, in Concord (trust us, it’s a real thing)

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Concord is just like London in a lot of ways, don’t you think? They’re both in an England (ours is just newer, apparently), they both have famous clocks (we named our Eagle Square version Comparatively Diminutive Ben) and both have bridges that are falling down (see you in …

The Insiders: Here’s how not to be a huge jerk while returning all your Christmas gifts

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy National Return Stuff Day! That’s not a real recognized holiday – yet – but anyone who has ever worked in retail will tell you it might as well be. Today is the day that 50 percent of all Christmas shopping gets done all over again when people …