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The Insiders: An early fall Saturday in Concord, buffet style

Friday, September 19, 2014

Oh boy, is there plenty of great stuff to do today. There’s almost too much happening to contain it all in one newspaper column, but lucky for you we’ve magically shrunken everything down and packed it into a vacuum-sealed pouch like that awesome astronaut ice cream. Mmmmm, chalky. You can kick things off at 11 a.m. with the “A Taste of Greece” Greek festival at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox … 0

The Insiders: Look what we found – it’s an entire downtown of stuff to check out

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Normally in this column we (eloquently and hilariously) encourage you to visit someplace downtown. Well today we’re encouraging you to visit all of the places. Today is the debut of Discover Downtown, organized by Intown Concord and the Merchants Roundtable, a campaign aimed at bringing hordes of people downtown to shop, dine and do whatever else people do in downtowns. Dress up like … 0

The Insiders: We’re there with you in spirit as you prepare for tonight’s spiritual smorgasbord

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

We hope you’re in a spiritual mood today, because we participated in the writing of this column in spirit only. We’re actually down at the beach right now (don’t tell our bosses). That’s not really true, of course. We’re at the pub! Either way, it’s going to be a spiritual day in Concord. We can just feel it. First, there’s a spiritual workshop … 0

The Insiders: You can juggle chainsaws later; check out this movie at Red River tonight instead

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Wednesday nights are good nights for a lot of things. Dinosaur hunting, chainsaw juggling and pudding eating contests are three of our favorite activities. But Wednesdays are also good for watching great movies, which we presume is why Red River Theatres established the Great Movies on Wednesday Evenings … 0

The Insiders: The Fresh Prince thinks you should have the Girl Scouts wash your car today

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Girl Scout cookie season may be over (unless you were smart like us and bought 237 boxes), but Girl Scout doing-stuff-to-make-your-life-easier season sure isn’t. At least it doesn’t seem to be, what with today’s Girl Scout Benefit Car Wash at Arnie’s Place at 164 Loudon Road. Between 10 … 0

The Insiders: Let the Knights of Columbus cook you some delicious chicken

Saturday, August 9, 2014

When the Knights of Columbus speak, you listen (do they speak, though? Are they a real thing?) And when they chicken barbecue, you most definitely also chicken barbecue. So guess what you’re doing this evening? Chicken barbecue! The Knights of Columbus are hosting their annual chicken barbecue event … 0

The Insiders: It’s movie day at the library, so why not go watch.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Movie nights are just the best. How can you go wrong when your evening activity involves relaxing on a comfy piece of furniture with your favorite snacks and getting totally lost in an interesting tale for a couple hours? We equate it to the feeling most of you … 0

The Insiders: Meet Lucy Audubon – or at least someone who plays her.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

We’ve all at one point or another wanted to go back in time. Who wouldn’t want to grab a pint at an old west saloon, roam the earth with dinosaurs (the vegetarian kind that is) or watch as the first pyramid takes shape. And of course go all … 0

The Insiders: Have puns of fun at the library tonight with the Ukeladies

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

This may come as a shock to you, but we utilize our fair share of puns (and sarcasm!) at the Insider. But sometimes we like it when someone takes care of a perfectly-crafted pun for us, and today happens to be one of those days, because the New … 0

The Insiders: To-do list: Feed your exotic pets, then enjoy National Night Out on Tuesday

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Here’s a quick look behind the curtain of the Insider date book for last night: nap, eat tacos, nap, walk and feed the ocelot, head out for a night on the town. But what about a night out … 0

The Insiders: Catch up with a bunch of your favorite characters, non-Insider staff division, tonight at the Capitol Center

Thursday, July 31, 2014

We’re a big fan of mashups, especially when they involve delicious foods. Peanut butter and chocolate, pretzels and chocolate, strawberries and chocolate, dark chocolate and chocolate – we’d eat pretty much any of those (confession: we’re eating most of them right now). But mashups work in other realms … 0

The Insiders: So where is Waldo, really? Tonight he’s at Gibson’s, with some sweet prizes for you

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

It used to be that finding Waldo in the midst of a crowd featuring only people that looked and dressed almost exactly like each other produced little more than personal satisfaction in terms of payoff. No more! For tonight is the wrap-up party for the downtown Concord Waldo … 0

The Insiders: Head over to the library and get a lesson in homebrewing

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It’s no secret how much we appreciate beer. Well, maybe love is a better word to describe it. With all the different variations, styles and flavor combinations, making beer should really be considered an art form – just one that also happens to be quite delicious. And we … 0

The Insiders: This paddle trip with Five Rivers ought to float your boat

Saturday, July 26, 2014

There’s no truth to the rumor that the script for A River Runs Through It was originally penned about Concord, or that we were originally considered for the role played by Brad Pitt. In fact, there’s no such rumor at all. But the fact of the matter is … 0

The Insiders: It’s an anniversary party and you’re invited

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It’s been 40 years since the Pierce Brigade officially saved the Pierce Manse from demolition and opened the estate to the public. And what better way to mark the milestone then with a good ol’ celebration. For those of you who may not know, Franklin Pierce has a … 0