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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: Launch your international square dancing career – or just do some dancing – tonight at West Congregational

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

We find we often operate better with a little instruction. Outside of the writing of this column, we mean. But we prefer to do our painting by numbers and our dancing by shapes. Squares, mostly, because rhombus dancing hasn’t taken off like we thought it might. Square dancing …

The Insiders: Check out the musical equivalent of the Fluffernutter sandwich at the Cap Center

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sometimes when two things are combined, magic happens. Like when the Monitor decided to blend Keith and Tim’s writing styles into a daily column, fireworks pretty much went off in the office (that may have just been the …

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. …

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 …

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 …

The Insiders: Quick, follow that mayor down Main Street

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Today is the day Mayor Jim Bouley officially walks the walk. Well, he kind of has to – it’s named after him. But the Capital Area Wellness Coalition wants you to walk with him during the first annual Mayor’s Walk through downtown Concord, starting today at 9 a.m. …

The Insiders: Fling something besides your frustrating clubs at this Beaver Meadow FlingGolf demo

Saturday, September 13, 2014

We’ve played fling golf plenty of times. You probably know it well, too – it’s when you hit a drive 18 feet to your right that lands in the golf course neighbor’s shrubs and you fling your club through their kitchen window. Isn’t it? Actually, no, it isn’t. …

The Insiders: Take a bunch of steps for animalkind at tomorrow’s SPCA Walk For The Animals

Friday, September 12, 2014

If you thought your morning trips to the park with your four-legged companion counted as walks for the animals, you’ve been sorely mistaken. We mean, really – your four-legged companion doesn’t even have a dog. No, the real Walk For The Animals is tomorrow morning, as the annual …

The Insiders: The town’s already been painted, all you have to do now is bid on some awesome art at Kimball-Jenkins

Thursday, September 11, 2014

We figured we’d start today with a legal disclaimer: Sometimes the words we use are event names and not actual instructions. For instance, tonight is the third annual Paint the Town Art Auction at Kimball-Jenkins, which is a thing you should go to and not a thing you …

The Insiders: The ospreys aren’t a football team, but you can learn about them anyway at the Audubon

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

If we said the word “ospreys,” it might not immediately stir tremendous excitement. We actually first thought it was the name of the newest professional football franchise. But what if we said “fish-eating raptor” instead? That moves the needle a little, eh? Well, you can learn about ospreys, …

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 …