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The Insiders: Make Strides and be part of the most uplifting traffic jam ever

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Traffic jams rarely inspire warm feelings, unless you count the burning fire of road rage as “warm.” Or unless those traffic jams are caused by people and not cars. Roughly 5,000 people wearing pink, to be exact. There will be some serious pedestrian traffic leaving Memorial Field and trekking through Concord this afternoon as part of the 22nd annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. It’s a tremendous national fundraiser …

The Insiders: Who needs a pumpkin festival when you’ve got all this stuff to do

Saturday, October 18, 2014

If you’re not among the large group of Granite Staters heading over to the Keene Pumpkin Festival today, we have some good news for you. One is that you won’t have to worry about trying to find a place to park or deal with the massive crowd. But more importantly, there’s plenty to do right here in Concord. And it’s our quest on …

The Insiders: Movies, books and burlesque dancing? That’s not a bad Friday

Friday, October 17, 2014

It’s not every night you can catch a movie at the local college, hang with representatives from a bunch of major publishing houses and get your burlesque dancing groove on, all within the same hour. Tonight you can, though. The order of operations is important here, because the dance workshop is BYOB, which seems like the proper way to end the evening. Also, …

The Insiders: See Barry Steelman in the Insider and then catch a movie with him at Red River

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dedicated fans that you are, we don’t have to tell you that the latest issue of the Insider hits newsstands today (if you’re reading this late because you spent all morning sleeping next to one of our downtown boxes so you could be first to grab a copy, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Insiders: Stop working on your really old home and pitch in at the Audi

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

There’s a good chance many of you are living in houses that are at least 110 years old. This is New England, after all. The last brand-new house built within state lines is estimated at 1984 (estimation approximate …

The Insiders: Porkfest is definitely the best food-based festival in town today

Saturday, August 16, 2014

It should come as no surprise to you that most of our favorite festivals are food-based. Of course, not all of them are home runs. Prunefest didn’t quite work out the way we’d hoped, and we were forced to cancel Sardineapalooza after only a few minutes. But some …

The Insiders: Kids made art, now you can make a difference by visiting Bicentennial Square

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Art comes in many forms. For instance, when Keith tries to paint stuff – as he inexplicably has done twice for the Insider now – it comes in the form of awkward looking things. At today’s Concord Arts Market, though, there’s art of maybe the best kind. Art …

The Insiders: Red Rivers is adding sound to silent film and you should check it out

Thursday, August 14, 2014

When silent films were created, audiences were in awe. Now, a silent film has it’s place in history, but the thought of a movie created today without the use of sound is like making chocolate chip cookies without the chocolate chips. It just doesn’t make sense. So you …

The Insiders: Calling all volunteers, your presence is requested

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

It’s no secret we like to help people. Each week, we point you to the coolest events, share the funniest pictures and keep you up to date on all the happening things Concord has to offer. No need to thank us. As the great Superman once said, “All …

The Insiders: You can juggle chainsaws later; check out this movie at Red River tonight instead

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Wednesday nights are good nights for a lot of things. Dinosaur hunting, chainsaw juggling and pudding eating contests are three of our favorite activities. But Wednesdays are also good for watching great movies, which we presume is why Red River Theatres established the Great Movies on Wednesday Evenings …

The Insiders: The Fresh Prince thinks you should have the Girl Scouts wash your car today

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Girl Scout cookie season may be over (unless you were smart like us and bought 237 boxes), but Girl Scout doing-stuff-to-make-your-life-easier season sure isn’t. At least it doesn’t seem to be, what with today’s Girl Scout Benefit Car Wash at Arnie’s Place at 164 Loudon Road. Between 10 …

The Insiders: Let the Knights of Columbus cook you some delicious chicken

Saturday, August 9, 2014

When the Knights of Columbus speak, you listen (do they speak, though? Are they a real thing?) And when they chicken barbecue, you most definitely also chicken barbecue. So guess what you’re doing this evening? Chicken barbecue! The Knights of Columbus are hosting their annual chicken barbecue event …