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The Insiders: Your Insiders guide to trick-or-treating (which is really just us telling you what time it’s happening)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween has finally arrived, which means it’s time to put months and months of planning the perfect costume into action. We ultimately decided against dressing up as our first two ideas – an election ballot (we didn’t want to get jabbed at by random strangers all night) or Insider staffers (we didn’t want to get jabbed at by random strangers all night). We settled on Elsa from Frozen, because we …

The Insiders: Want some college students to do something zany? It only costs $1.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Some of the best things in life are done off the cuff, spur of the moment and with no real plan. Like the time we thought it would be a good idea to play Matt and Luke Bonner two-on-two. Wait, that actually wasn’t all that great of an idea, but luckily there wasn’t enough time to be embarrassed on that fine summer day. …

The Insiders: This show at the Audi has our vote for what you should do tonight

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The elections are officially less than a week away, so it’s time to get in the spirit of the political season by either recording a few spiteful, hate-filled television ads or by catching some politically themed musical theater. We’re going to go ahead and recommend the latter. We vote that you attend tonight’s presentation of Hail To The Chief, also known as The …

The Insiders: There’s a lot of art in Concord and here’s your chance to check it all out

Thursday, October 9, 2014

If we were to make a commercial about Concord, there’s a lot of great stuff we could include. There’s the annual Market Days celebration, the S.N.O.B. Film Festival, and how could we not mention the likes of NBA champion Matt Bonner and Olympian Tara Mounsey? But what may …

The Insiders: Matthew Mead is here to help spruce up your home for fall

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

For those of you who don’t know, Matthew Mead is kind of a big deal in the home decorating world, the kind of big deal that you’d give anything to learn from. And it just so happens, tonight you can – and for only $30. Mead will be …

The Insiders: We think you should investigate this Hank Phillippi Ryan appearance at Gibson’s

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Of all the women we know named Hank, Hank Phillippi Ryan has to rank right at the top of the list. You may remember her from such things as your television set, because she’s the investigative reporter for Boston’s NBC affiliate. Hopefully she’s never knocked on your door …

The Insiders: Our pun game gets a little hairy ahead of today’s barbershop harmony festival

Saturday, October 4, 2014

You can’t cut hair by singing, even if all of your notes are sharp (can we all just pause for a second to acknowledge this low moment in Insider column pun usage. Okay, moving on). But that hasn’t …

The Insiders: Your pets can still go to church tomorrow, but the blessing of the animals is today

Saturday, October 4, 2014

We have no idea what your pets are like. Perhaps they get up every Sunday morning, put on their best three-piece, four-legged suit and head dutifully out to church with the rest of the neighborhood dogs and cats. It wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen it. Well, …

The Insiders: Travel the world today – or at least watch films from all over it

Friday, October 3, 2014

Today, we’re going to take a little trip – to Manhattan. So we ask that you all buckle your safety belts and . . . Wait, what do you mean Manhattan is coming to us? And let us get this straight, it’s not the city, but rather the …

The Insiders: Want to know more about Mount Everest? Here’s your chance

Thursday, October 2, 2014

If you’re among the people in this world who actually seek out extreme thrills, then climbing Mount Everest has to be high on your list – if not at the top. There is, of course, the danger associated with navigating the world’s tallest mountain, and doing quite a …

The Insiders: Fall falliage? Watch men in colorful heels march down Main Street tonight

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Don’t look now, readers, but it’s October. That means all the leaves are about to turn a lovely shade of SO MUCH SNOW IN YOUR DRIVEWAY. Sorry, we fast forwarded a little bit there. There’s still plenty of time to enjoy the color, particularly the color of the …

The Insiders: Concord continues its reign as king of all walks with today’s MS Journey of Hope

Saturday, September 27, 2014

We consider Concord the international pace-setter in several categories. Hair salons. Law offices. General John Stark statues. But it’s also becoming the world’s pre-eminent locale for walks. Official walks, we mean. The first official Mayor’s Walk was less …

The Insiders: Become a detective like you read about at the library today

Saturday, September 27, 2014

If you’ve watched as many episodes of Law and Order as we have, you know certain things about the criminal justice process: Suspects love weaving recklessly through back alleys, major case breakthroughs usually follow dramatic violin interludes, and every couple of seasons you have to hire a new …

The Insiders: Buy a T-shirt and get Connolly Tough

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Going for a nice walk is considered a good thing. It allows us to get fresh air and a little exercise at the same time, something we can all agree that we need more of. But if you …

The Insiders: Mike Morin has a story to tell, so you should go listen

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

We never condone death threats or burying someone alive, but in reality sometimes those kinds of things make for a good story. Especially when they happen to the same person. And if you think those make for a good conversation starter, you should hear all of the other …