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The Insiders: Peep these tasty Easter brunches

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter, readers. Here’s hoping you’ve mowed through a couple of piles of candy, and also mowed all the fake green grass that has no doubt become the new turf in your living room. We spent our morning trying to host the first-ever bunny hunt, the obvious follow-up to an egg hunt, but it turns out bunnies are hard to find because they don’t tend to stay where you left … 0

The Insiders: How many eggs can you fit in your basket?

Friday, April 18, 2014

With the Easter Bunny’s arrival less than 24 hours away, we can hardly contain our excitement. We’re talking setting up our own Easter egg hunts kind of excited. (Which FYI, doesn’t work because you already know where the eggs are.) But for all the kids out there, the Concord Parks & Rec department has you covered. So there’s no need to hide your … 0

The Insiders: Run all 5 of these Ks with NHTI and Northeast Delta Dental

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Today is a day to put the K in canine, which doesn’t make any sense. But it would have made even less sense to call a race a 5canine, so work with us a little. Anyway, all this babble is hurting our teeth, so we’ll just cut straight to the point – this evening is the NHTI/Delta Dental 5K at Northeast Delta Dental. … 0

The Insiders: What if we were Marmaduke Ruggles?

Sunday, February 23, 2014

When the Insiders column was first conceived, we pitched the idea of writing it under the pseudonym Marmaduke Ruggles. Seriously, have you ever heard a name cooler than that? Well, it turns out we would have been breaking copyright law, or some kind of law, because Marmaduke Ruggles … 0

The Insiders: On today’s menu? Fresh farm goods and some high school hockey

Saturday, February 22, 2014

It’s Feb. 22, a day to celebrate our nation’s first president and our nation’s first dog walker. Wait, what? That’s right, it’s not only George Washington’s birthday, but it’s also Walking the Dog Day, at least according to the interwebs. Two things strike us about the latter: first, … 0

The Insiders: Haven’t read the word ‘glockenspiel’ in awhile? Problem solved

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Glockenspiel is a tremendous word, one that has been sorely lacking from any recent Insiders columns. So what better way to remedy that than by using it several times in one day? But we don’t expand our vocabulary frivolously. All glockenspiel mentions are a direct result of a … 0

The Insiders: You can’t see your lawn, but you can learn about it at St. Paul’s

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

“ Get off my lawn!” – Concord Insider staff on Feb. 20, to snow. And small children. But mostly snow. It’s humorous and a little depressing to think about lawns right now – okay, it’s actually just depressing. But St. Paul’s School and the Upper Merrimack River Local … 0

The Insiders: This pleasant winter inspiring poems? Share them at Gibson’s

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Snow is so poetic. Didn’t Robert Frost write a poem about some snowy woods or something? That’s how he got famous, we think; well, that and for inventing that ice creamy dessert at Wendy’s that’s named after him. So yummy. Being a four-letter word itself, snow lends itself … 0

The Insiders: Join King Kong for his night out

Saturday, February 15, 2014

If you were to read the following description – screwball comedy, snappy banter and borderline corny jokes – it’d be perfectly understandable if you thought we were referring to this very column. Aside from the unnecessary use of “borderline,” of course. Alas, though, we are not. The subject … 0

The Insiders: Cats and birthday cake, what a day!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Someone’s turning 100 years old this month. And we’ll let you in on a little secret. There’s a huge party today to celebrate. The New Hampshire Audubon is throwing a birthday bash today at 10 a.m. at the McLane Center at 84 Silk Farm Road. The day of … 0

The Insiders: Some romantic options to make this the best Valentine’s Day yet

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Looking for that perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day with the one you love? It’s not easy to pull off the most romantic day of the year. But with a little help from your friends at the Insider, you might just be able to make it the best … 0

The Insiders: After a snow day, we recommend going back to school

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Breaking news: It’s snowing. Again. We hope you enjoyed the three days since it last snowed, and the three days between that storm and the previous one; relaxing, extended respites all. Here’s the plan we’ve devised for surviving winters where it is alternately dumping 6 inches of powder … 0

The Insiders: Films you’ve never heard of, how can you go wrong?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Show us a person who doesn’t like movies and we’ll pull out our best impersonation of Macaulay Culkin’s shocked face from Home Alone. Because let’s be honest, who doesn’t enjoy a nice film? Especially when it’s likely something you’ve never heard of or seen before. So when you’re … 0

The Insiders: Good luck deciphering the name of this film series

Sunday, February 9, 2014

There are vague titles, designed to give away only the most necessary of information and leaving the rest up to your imagination. And then there’s Red River Theatre’s new Sunday film series, the mysteriously-dubbed “Very Funny Comedies From … 0

The Insiders: Keep your eyes peeled for the cardinal-tufted titmouse

Saturday, February 8, 2014

This weekend is for the birds. Well, it’s actually for the New Hampshire Audubon Society, but it’s all about birds. And all you have to do is stare longingly out your window. This weekend is the annual Backyard Winter Bird Survey, which takes place on the second weekend … 0