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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 be wondering where we’re going with this. … 0

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 and wildly inaccurate). Live free or die, man. And live free in really old, crumbling … 0

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 are obviously keepers, like the one you can catch today at Grace Episcopal Church at … 0

The Insiders: Sign up to walk a mile – in high heels

Thursday, June 5, 2014

We’ve all walked a mile. It’s a great way to burn some calories after dinner or get ready for that proposed race walking event we’re trying to get going for sometime between this fall and never. But while completing a distance of 5,280 feet doesn’t seem all that … 0

The Insiders: Give your cat a hug, then go out and listen to some music

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

If you’ve flipped past any of the 31 food channels on your television lately, it’d be easy to get the sensation that every day is Guy Fieri day. But today that feeling, like Fieri’s pointy locks, is amplified, because it’s Frost Your Hair Day. Winner winner chicken dinner! … 0

The Insiders: Eat frozen yogurt today, join a book club tomorrow

Saturday, May 31, 2014

After April showers and May flowers comes June, with it s, well, um . . . Juneness? We guess by the time summer rolls around there’s less need for cutesy rhymes. But that doesn’t mean there’s no reason to celebrate. And while your significant other might want you … 0

The Insiders: Enjoy the final day of May

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Well folks, it’s hard to imagine but it’s just about time to put May in the old record books. It’s been a good run for the last 30 days as we’ve watched the weather improve so much that … 0

The Insiders: It’s international “Write A Column About International Night” Day

Thursday, May 29, 2014

So, readers, what’s on the menu for this evening? No, seriously, that’s not rhetorical – we want to know what you’re making us for dinner. We are still invited, aren’t we? Perhaps we can postpone our little dinner soiree for a few weeks since there are so many … 0

The Insiders: Check out the new SPCA and bring home a pet.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

We know it can be a bit sad to visit animals at places like the newly opened Pope Memorial SPCA. All those cute and cuddly creatures without a home to call their own makes you want to open the back door to your car and load up as … 0

The Insiders: Ease back into things with a walk along the Appalachian Trail

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

We know you’re probably digging your way out of a barbecue-induced food coma (at least you should be). So we’ll ease you back into things this week with a laid-back event or two for your Wednesday. So who’s ready for some skydiving lessons! Just kidding, that seems kind … 0

The Insiders: Let’s all parade downtown to watch the parade

Saturday, May 24, 2014

You could say we’re live-in-the-moment kind of people here at the Insider. That’s why we spend most of our time telling you fun things to do in a few hours. Today, though, you get a little more lead time – that’s what happens when you have a long … 0

The Insiders: Pet some animals and learn how to farm

Friday, May 23, 2014

It’s not every day you get to meet a real life farmer. But today, consider yourself lucky because the New Hampshire Farm Bureau has you covered with the Young Farmers Open House at its headquarters, 295 Sheep Davis Road. Dairy and vegetable farmers will talk about some tricks … 0

The Insiders: Musical performances that may or may not include snakes doing yoga

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Memorial Day weekend officially begins today, which means even if you’re reading this at work, you’re probably already on auto pilot, maybe even more so than usual. We’ve actually been at a barbecue for the last six hours; this column was written by our automated column writing program. … 0

The Insiders: Women and sawing do we need to say more?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

When the Hurricane of 1938 roared through New Hampshire, it left a trail of devastation in its wake. Well, at least that’s what we’ve heard. Because in case you didn’t know, we weren’t actually born for another 42 years. But luckily, Sarah Shea Smith knows a lot about … 0

The Insiders: It’s time for the Cappies with a capital Cappie

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Note from the shameless plug department: The following is a shameless plug. This week’s Insider hits newsstands today, and it’d be in your best interest to pick one up. Why? Well, because that’s always the case (shameless mode engaged). But really, because it’s the Cappies issue, our annual … 0