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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: 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

The Insiders: You can wash those dishes later, it’s poetry night at Gibson’s

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

It’s time for everyone’s favorite monthly occurrence: washing the dishes! Wait, that’s not right, you have at least another few weeks before that needs to happen (timetable based on scientific research regarding how long humans can live among … 0

The Insiders: Toaster pastries for dad and a music documentary double feature for everyone

Sunday, June 15, 2014

First things first today: it’s Father s Day, so make sure you’re nice to your dad before you ask him for money and the keys to the car. Maybe you could even make him breakfast, assuming that heating … 0

The Insiders: Become a space expert – or at least meet one

Friday, June 13, 2014

When we were young, we dreamed of going to space. Floating around in zero gravity without a care in the world seemed like one of the coolest things ever. And it just might be, but unfortunately, our fear of heights and flying in fast moving objects kept us … 0

The Insiders: Come for the reception, stay for the art (or is it the other way around?)

Friday, June 13, 2014

It’s Friday (and Friday the 13th, no less), and the weekend is supposed to be nice, which means you’re not really going to get anything done at work today. Don’t worry, you weren’t fooling anyone anyway. So why not start planning your after-work activities now? In fact, let … 0

The Insiders: Robert Begiebing wants to tell you all about being a Baby Boomer

Thursday, June 12, 2014

For us youngins, the 1950s might as well be a time warp to a different dimension. Really, what did people do without cell phones and the Google machine? Well for one, they probably spent a lot more time outside and looking through the phone book and encyclopedias, but … 0

The Insiders: Buy us some peanuts and Cracker Jacks at this softball semifinal

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June is a great month on the sports calendar around here. There’s the Stanley Cup, the NBA Finals, the Insider’s international cribbage championships (Report: Last item not real). But it’s also when the NHIAA high school postseason tournaments get down to the nitty and the gritty. Of course, … 0

The Insiders: Christmas in June? Well, auditions for ‘Christmas,’ at least

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Not to send everyone into a panic, but there’s only 200 shopping days left until Christmas. It’s really starting to sneak up on us. It will especially feel that way today, when Eastern Ballet Institute at the Concord … 0