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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 of the universe, too, music being the most obvious outlet. But you can swing by the Capitol Center tonight for a mashup … 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 scavenger hunt run by Gibson’s Bookstore this month – and there’s plenty of sweet swag … 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 dare you to show us a painting that can taste that good. But we’re not … 0

The Insiders: Liven up your yard with some new recycled garden art

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Today feels like a good day. After all, it is Friday and the weekend is so close we can almost taste the barbecue. (And by the way, if you’re having one, let us know.) But before heading back into the garden for another two days of weeding and … 0

The Insiders: This book is for the birds – and about them

Thursday, June 19, 2014

We all have something that makes us feel better when we’re a little down. For us, it’s mostly a night of cookies, ice cream and some old episodes of Murder She Wrote. But Robert Vallieres found his solace in birds. Those winged creatures did things for him that … 0

The Insiders: You can wash those dishes later, it’s poetry night at Gibson’s

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

It’s time for everyone’s favorite monthly occurrence: washing the dishes! Wait, that’s not right, you have at least another few weeks before that needs to happen (timetable based on scientific research regarding how long humans can live among … 0

The Insiders: Toaster pastries for dad and a music documentary double feature for everyone

Sunday, June 15, 2014

First things first today: it’s Father s Day, so make sure you’re nice to your dad before you ask him for money and the keys to the car. Maybe you could even make him breakfast, assuming that heating … 0

The Insiders: Become a space expert – or at least meet one

Friday, June 13, 2014

When we were young, we dreamed of going to space. Floating around in zero gravity without a care in the world seemed like one of the coolest things ever. And it just might be, but unfortunately, our fear of heights and flying in fast moving objects kept us … 0

The Insiders: Come for the reception, stay for the art (or is it the other way around?)

Friday, June 13, 2014

It’s Friday (and Friday the 13th, no less), and the weekend is supposed to be nice, which means you’re not really going to get anything done at work today. Don’t worry, you weren’t fooling anyone anyway. So why not start planning your after-work activities now? In fact, let … 0

The Insiders: Robert Begiebing wants to tell you all about being a Baby Boomer

Thursday, June 12, 2014

For us youngins, the 1950s might as well be a time warp to a different dimension. Really, what did people do without cell phones and the Google machine? Well for one, they probably spent a lot more time outside and looking through the phone book and encyclopedias, but … 0

The Insiders: Buy us some peanuts and Cracker Jacks at this softball semifinal

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June is a great month on the sports calendar around here. There’s the Stanley Cup, the NBA Finals, the Insider’s international cribbage championships (Report: Last item not real). But it’s also when the NHIAA high school postseason tournaments get down to the nitty and the gritty. Of course, … 0

The Insiders: Christmas in June? Well, auditions for ‘Christmas,’ at least

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Not to send everyone into a panic, but there’s only 200 shopping days left until Christmas. It’s really starting to sneak up on us. It will especially feel that way today, when Eastern Ballet Institute at the Concord … 0

The Insiders: Take a walk to help the visually impaired

Saturday, June 7, 2014

At some point or another, we all take our vision for granted. Whether it’s driving to work every day, plopping down on the couch to watch TV – or especially when you get to read all the wonderful articles that appear every week in the Insider. Just imagine … 0

The Insiders: There’s nothing like a good unearthing

Friday, June 6, 2014

It’s not every day that you get to watch something being removed from the ground after its been there for 50 years. But lucky for all of us, this is one of those days. So make your way down to City Hall Plaza for the unearthing of the … 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