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The Insiders: Time to spruce up your garden for our next (incognito) visit

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday is a good day to spend in your garden. And we should know – we’re outside in your garden right now. Just go to the window and, yup, that’s us waving at you. Of course, that’s not really true. We only spend time in your garden when you’re not home. And, lovely as it is, every garden could use … 0

The Insiders: We yell fire truck pull in a crowded newspaper column

Friday, July 18, 2014

All good things must come to an end, readers, so we might as well wrap up today’s column. Just kidding – we barely started it. But we’ll use it to tell you today is the final day of Market Days, and there’s tons of great stuff going on, including the fire truck pull at 10 a.m. (Keith will be giving it a go!), … 0

The Insiders: Take the plunge and check out The River stage at Market Days

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Here’s a quick history lesson for you this morning: Did you know that, as with so many good jams, the old ditty about the little piggy going to market was actually edited so it could better fit into a pop radio format? The original first line told of a little piggy going to Market Days – and we think it’s a perfect day … 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

The Insiders: Give your cat a hug, then go out and listen to some music

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

If you’ve flipped past any of the 31 food channels on your television lately, it’d be easy to get the sensation that every day is Guy Fieri day. But today that feeling, like Fieri’s pointy locks, is amplified, because it’s Frost Your Hair Day. Winner winner chicken dinner! … 0

The Insiders: Eat frozen yogurt today, join a book club tomorrow

Saturday, May 31, 2014

After April showers and May flowers comes June, with it s, well, um . . . Juneness? We guess by the time summer rolls around there’s less need for cutesy rhymes. But that doesn’t mean there’s no reason to celebrate. And while your significant other might want you … 0

The Insiders: Enjoy the final day of May

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Well folks, it’s hard to imagine but it’s just about time to put May in the old record books. It’s been a good run for the last 30 days as we’ve watched the weather improve so much that … 0

The Insiders: It’s international “Write A Column About International Night” Day

Thursday, May 29, 2014

So, readers, what’s on the menu for this evening? No, seriously, that’s not rhetorical – we want to know what you’re making us for dinner. We are still invited, aren’t we? Perhaps we can postpone our little dinner soiree for a few weeks since there are so many … 0

The Insiders: Check out the new SPCA and bring home a pet.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

We know it can be a bit sad to visit animals at places like the newly opened Pope Memorial SPCA. All those cute and cuddly creatures without a home to call their own makes you want to open the back door to your car and load up as … 0

The Insiders: Ease back into things with a walk along the Appalachian Trail

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

We know you’re probably digging your way out of a barbecue-induced food coma (at least you should be). So we’ll ease you back into things this week with a laid-back event or two for your Wednesday. So who’s ready for some skydiving lessons! Just kidding, that seems kind … 0