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The Insiders: Get rested and hydrated, it’s time for Market Days, day two

Thursday, June 25, 2015

We’re sure you spent all Thursday taking in the wonders that Market Days has to offer (because we assume you’re not against having fun), and we hope you drank plenty of fluids and got a good night’s sleep, because we’re sending you back out there again Friday to dive into the funkiest street festival our city rolls out every year. …

The Insiders: It’s the start of Market Days, need we say more?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

If you plan on taking a cruise down Main Street this afternoon, you might want to reconsider. You’ll probably be stuck in traffic for a while – like until late Saturday night. Instead, we urge you to go for a walk downtown cause that’s what everyone else will be doing for the opening …

The Insiders: It’s dad’s day, so get out there and do something with the fam

Sunday, June 21, 2015

It’s a big day for all you dads out there. This might be the one 24-hour block of time all year where whatever you says go. Use the power wisely. And even though there’s a chance of Mother Nature raining on your parade there’s still no reason to alter your plans – this is your day and no one is going to take …

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 …

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 …

The Insiders: Hear the sounds of silence with a poetry open mic night at Gibson’s

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

There are many ingredients that go into a good open mic night – bacon, melted cheese, words and stuff – but among the most critical is actually making sounds. So we were a little taken aback when we …

The Insiders: Watch ‘A Year in the Blue’ at a theater named Red

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sometimes it’s okay to celebrate things a day late. Please note, however, that your wedding anniversary and your spouse’s birthday are not those things. But something like Armed Forces Day fits the bill – it’s worthy of celebrating all weekend, especially because even though the official day was …

The Insiders: What happens when you mix music with a silent film? A new experience for tonight

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Back in the day, and we mean way back, watching a film with no sound was considered the cat’s meow – if that was even a thing. Nowadays we need action, dialogue and most certainly music. But what …

The Insiders: Go eat some unhealthy food and win a stuffed shark at the Kiwanis Spring Fair

Thursday, May 14, 2015

If eating some really unhealthy foods, playing games for prizes and going around and around on a giant wheel is on your to-do list this week then we have something in common. Those things actually always appear on …

The Insiders: Go to the library tonight to learn how to eat like a champ on the trails (without packing a Chinese buffet)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

If we were going to make you a winter hike survival guide, it would include all the essentials: a full Chinese buffet for necessary sustenance and this column so you don’t forget to bring the Chinese buffet. Lucky …

The Insiders: Plants, crafts or films, there’s lots to choose from this Saturday

Saturday, May 9, 2015

It’s probably safe to assume you’ve already put on your big sun hat and little white gloves for a garden digging session. You’ve got to look good while pulling out all those annoying weeds. And now it’s about …

The Insiders: You’re all enrolled in Insider 101, and today’s assignment is checking out this faculty art show

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

We like to think of ourselves as the faculty of the Insider. It’s pretty much the same as teaching at a prestigious university, minus the summers off and the bucolic campus and the tweed blazers. Anyway, that would …

The Insiders: Our words may be recycled but the fun will be brand new

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The positive results of recycling have been well-documented for quite some time. You know, saving the planet, helping Mother Earth, all that stuff. Our stance on the action is the same; we think recycling is good. Sometimes we even get to recycle our own words for your benefit. …

The Insiders: Fill up on music and art tonight and still have room for breakfast

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Music and art, two essential parts of a balanced breakfast. Um, we mean, two essential parts of a truly deep cultural experience (you can see how we’d get the two mixed up). Tonight, you can have both! The …

The Insiders: It must be wildlife day in Concord with these two events

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

We all know that the red-tailed hawk got a bit of an undeserved bad rap earlier this year after the whole House of Representatives debacle. It isn’t the hawk’s fault. It’s actually a very beautiful creature once you …