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The Insiders: Today is for grilling, tomorrow is for holiday parading

Saturday, May 23, 2015

It’s Memorial Day weekend, which you probably figured out Friday afternoon when it took you three hours to move 11 inches on the highway. Today, we celebrate burgers. But tomorrow, we celebrate the holiday itself by honoring those who died serving in our military, and Concord does its celebrating with a parade (and after, maybe a burger). The Concord Memorial Day Parade begins at 9 a.m. tomorrow, leaving from the …

The Insiders: Keep those love letters coming; also, go see ‘Love Letters’ tonight

Thursday, May 21, 2015

We love that all of you send us love letters on a regular basis, even though your cute pet name for them is “Letters to the editor” and you write them all with that adorable biting sarcasm. That time you told us we were terrible – that was hilarious! Now imagine if you …

The Insiders: Run, walk or watch just be a part of Rock ‘N race tonight

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sure you can spend your afternoon working up a sweat listening to music on your head phones at the gym, but does that sound as fun as running around the streets of Concord among thousands of people while live bands serenade you? We didn’t think so. So why not skip the gym workout …

The Insiders: Walk the red carpet like Benedict Cumberbatch, if that’s even a real guy, at Red River tonight

Saturday, February 21, 2015

You’re probably not named Benedict Cumberbatch. Frankly, we’re still not convinced anyone really is. But even if the moniker is just some elaborate joke, the guy who goes by it will be getting the red carpet treatment tonight when the 87th Academy Awards are held. Guess what, though? …

The Insiders: You can see this movie at NHTI tonight and still make your mortgage payment this month

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Remember when going to the movies was a thing? Well, it still is a thing, we guess, it can just be a really expensive thing. Between the tickets and the bathtub-sized bucket of popcorn and the jug of …

The Insiders: Learn all about slimy silly putty – and other engineering stuff

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Do you ever wonder what really goes into building a school? Are you interested in gadgets and gears? And what about slimy Silly Putty? Okay, we just threw that last one in there as a test to make …

The Insiders: Read our poem to winter then hear some real ones at Gibson’s tonight

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

We’ve written a poem about winter that we’d like to share with you. It’s called Son of a @#&*, when the @!#%& can we catch a god*@#$ break around here ? It’s a haiku, and it goes like this: [editor’s note: entire text redacted due to FCC concerns]. …

The Insiders: It’s a good day to watch some basketball, so why not head over to Bishop Brady

Saturday, February 14, 2015

We’ve always liked using the word extravaganza, but it’s just hard to make it work most of the time. Lucky for all of you, today is not one of those times. We can say that the second annual Frank Monahan Foundation Basketball Showcase at Bishop Brady is officially …

The Insiders: Until they officially move Mardi Gras to Concord, enjoy a taste of the festival with tonight’s Cap Center show

Friday, February 13, 2015

Concord doesn’t have any famous streets named after booze, which is probably the only reason Mardi Gras isn’t held here every year instead of New Orleans. But guess what? You can still get a taste of the Mardi Gras scene in our fair city tonight at 8 at …

The Insiders: Go out and create something for that special someone

Thursday, February 12, 2015

In case you forgot, Valentine’s Day is just a couple of sunsets away. The clock is ticking for that perfect gift. Sure you can buy a card, flowers and chocolate, go out to a nice dinner and maybe take in a movie. But since this holiday is all …

The Insiders: There’s a laundry list of reasons to catch this discussion at Kimball-Jenkins

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

We’ve been trying for years to make laundry a more exciting and interesting venture, but we’ve mostly just ended up hot and dizzy (confession: dryer “rides” aren’t a great idea). But the people at the Kimball-Jenkins Estate have accomplished that difficult feat . Tonight’s installment of Wednesday Wisdom …

The Insiders: Clear off the yellow brick road, then take it to the Concord Public Library

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Today seems like a good day to follow the yellow brick road. Assuming, of course, that you’ve snow-blowed and shoveled and sanded the yellow brick road. Once it’s clear, though, we’d take it all the way down to the Concord Public Library for today’s Wizard of Oz sing-along …

The Insiders: This column is words to your eyes, but the outcome might be music to your ears

Friday, February 6, 2015

We want to say this column is music to your ears, but until technology is developed that plays melodious notes while you read our words, that’s not really true. But it can be music to your eyes, because we’re about to tell you about a ton of musical …

The Insiders: Nominate someone fascinating for Concord On Air

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Do you know someone who is, shall we say, fascinating? Do they live in Concord? And will they actually be able to function like a normal human being when put in front of a camera for a live television spot? Well, assuming you answered yes to at least …

The Insiders: We’re pretty much bugging out over this educational evening at St. Paul’s

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

After approximately a bajillion inches of snow in less than a week, which no doubt required countless hours of shoveling and shouting profanely (can one shovel profanely?) at your house as it did at the Insider manse, the last thing you probably want to think about is being …