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The Insiders: Let’s light the old Christmas tree – the city tree that is.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Now if you’re reading this, we’d like to first thank you for tuning into our first post-Thanksgiving column of 2014 and in turn, it’s safe to assume that third turkey sandwich didn’t put you in a food coma that will keep you out of commission through the weekend. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But anyway, welcome back, we sure are glad to have you. And keeping with a …

The Insiders: Burn your Turkey Day calories before you consume them with a four-mile crab walk (or run, if it’s what you’re comfortable with)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

We can probably take a pretty good stab at what your afternoon is going to look like today. It will most likely include the four Fs: football, feasting, fighting with family and food coma. There is the possibility to add a fifth F, if you’d like – four miles. Why not burn off those Thanksgiving calories before you consume them with the 16th …

The Insiders: The food coma can wait; stop by the “Fez”tival of Trees first

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

One of our favorite Thanksgiving week traditions that doesn’t involve stuffing our faces with delicious grub or entering into an extended food coma is the annual “Fez”tival of Trees at the Bektash Shrine Center at 189 Pembroke Road (although there are refreshments available, so the food coma could be accomplished if you are so inclined). It’s the 14th annual showcase of artificial trees …

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 …

The Insiders: Get your tickets to the (actual) gun show

Saturday, August 30, 2014

We told ourselves that we wouldn’t start today’s column by flexing sarcastically and offering two tickets to the gun show, but who are we kidding? Of course that’s how we’re going to start it. Really, though, you can get however many tickets you want to the gun show, …

The Insiders: It’s a holiday weekend, so get out and explore

Friday, August 29, 2014

So it’s the first day of a much needed holiday weekend and you’re looking for something fun to do. Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’re chock full of great ideas, as if you didn’t already know that. But instead of pointing you to just one place, …

The Insiders: Here’s your second chance to see ‘Northern Borders’ for the first time

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jay Craven is a fan of the city of Concord. And it’s safe to say that the city feels the same way – well at least when it comes to his film, Northern Borders. Craven brought his movie to Red River Theatres earlier this month for what turned …

The Insiders: Listen to some old music without the use of a time machine

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Can you hear that? Those groovin’ sounds filling your ear canals are the very first practice of the newly formed Insiders, a classic rock band that consists of Keith on the keytar and kazoo, and Tim rocking out on the sarrusophone and trongos. And in the case that …

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 …