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The Insiders: Pick up a new book that was once owned by someone you probably don’t know

Friday, October 24, 2014

If you’re reading this right now, it must be safe to assume you enjoy the written works of others. And if that’s the case, then you might want to head on over to the Concord Public Library Penacook Branch (3 Merrimack St., Penacook) for its used book sale today. From 9 a.m. to noon, you can rummage through the large quantities of available books that were once the possession of …

The Insiders: It’s time to do some howling, Halloween style

Thursday, October 23, 2014

If you plan on heading downtown this evening for dinner or a movie, don’t be surprised if you see Superman, Cinderella or even a giant piece of bacon. That’s because from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., North Main Street will be transformed into Halloween Howl, the yearly Intown Concord event that brings thousands of people in costumes to Concord. And just between us, there …

The Insiders: Meet the library’s new telescope and finally learn what you’ve been looking at

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Have you ever just stood outside, staring at the night sky and wondering what you’re looking at? Well join the club because all of those groupings of stars sure do look a lot alike – that is unless someone who knows what they’re talking about carefully points the constellations out to you, such as the members of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society. And …

The Insiders: We’re there with you in spirit as you prepare for tonight’s spiritual smorgasbord

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

We hope you’re in a spiritual mood today, because we participated in the writing of this column in spirit only. We’re actually down at the beach right now (don’t tell our bosses). That’s not really true, of course. We’re at the pub! Either way, it’s going to be …

The Insiders: Quick, follow that mayor down Main Street

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Today is the day Mayor Jim Bouley officially walks the walk. Well, he kind of has to – it’s named after him. But the Capital Area Wellness Coalition wants you to walk with him during the first annual Mayor’s Walk through downtown Concord, starting today at 9 a.m. …

The Insiders: Fling something besides your frustrating clubs at this Beaver Meadow FlingGolf demo

Saturday, September 13, 2014

We’ve played fling golf plenty of times. You probably know it well, too – it’s when you hit a drive 18 feet to your right that lands in the golf course neighbor’s shrubs and you fling your club through their kitchen window. Isn’t it? Actually, no, it isn’t. …

The Insiders: Take a bunch of steps for animalkind at tomorrow’s SPCA Walk For The Animals

Friday, September 12, 2014

If you thought your morning trips to the park with your four-legged companion counted as walks for the animals, you’ve been sorely mistaken. We mean, really – your four-legged companion doesn’t even have a dog. No, the real Walk For The Animals is tomorrow morning, as the annual …

The Insiders: The town’s already been painted, all you have to do now is bid on some awesome art at Kimball-Jenkins

Thursday, September 11, 2014

We figured we’d start today with a legal disclaimer: Sometimes the words we use are event names and not actual instructions. For instance, tonight is the third annual Paint the Town Art Auction at Kimball-Jenkins, which is a thing you should go to and not a thing you …

The Insiders: The ospreys aren’t a football team, but you can learn about them anyway at the Audubon

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

If we said the word “ospreys,” it might not immediately stir tremendous excitement. We actually first thought it was the name of the newest professional football franchise. But what if we said “fish-eating raptor” instead? That moves the needle a little, eh? Well, you can learn about ospreys, …

Preview of seven-part Roosevelt documentary at Red River Theatres

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

An exclusive preview and discussion of Ken Burns’s new documentary series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, will be held tonight at Red River Theatres in Concord at 6 p.m. The seven-part, 14-hour film series weaves the stories of three Roosevelts – Theodore, Eleanor, and Franklin. Producers Pam Tubridy …

The Insiders: Rubber ducks and a regatta for your Sunday

Saturday, September 6, 2014

We would hope you were reading this column yesterday, but just in case you weren’t, we’ll give you a quick recap: pun, pun, joke, Weekend on the Water, jokey pun joke. We bring this up because while we …

The Insiders: Weekend on the Water is where it’s at, and by it we mean dragon boats and a beer garden

Friday, September 5, 2014

Given that you live in New Hampshire, you’ve probably spotted dragonflies near your garden at some point this year. Well, that’s nothing – this weekend you can find dragon boats near your beer garden. That’s a pretty major improvement, if you ask us. It’s all at the second …

The Insiders: This art at McGowan totally rocks

Thursday, September 4, 2014

We’ve been compared to hunks of granite more than once, but usually only when we dress up likes hunks of granite for Halloween. Good thing we only wear the costumes one night a year, though, or Gary Haven Smith may have tried to sculpt us. You can see …

The Insiders: It’s your night to become a dancing fool

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Dancing is kind of like riding a bull. It can be a little rough at first with many falls and embarrassing moments, but once you get the hang of it, the experience can be quite euphoric – that is until you get a horn in the ribs. So …

The Insiders: The air is conditioned and the screen is showing cool stuff at Red River

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Labor Day weekend is said to mark the unofficial end to summer, but if you happened to have spent more than 15 seconds outside in the last few days, you’ve noticed the emphasis is still heavy on the unofficial part. It’s warm enough to cook an egg on …