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The Insiders: Read this column, but probably don’t suggest it at tomorrow’s Gibson’s Book Club planning event

Saturday, August 1, 2015

It’s a pretty rewarding feeling to be on the ground floor of something wildly successful. That’s why we opened a new business called “Wildly Successful” and built it entirely on one level. That way everyone gets to experience it! You can have a similar experience tomorrow night without ever stepping foot in our (not a real thing) business venture when the Gibson’s Book Club meets to map out another year …

The Insiders: Get off the couch and help out a couple worthwhile causes today

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Happy August everyone. It’s hard to believe that July is over and September is not far away, but let’s enjoy the time we have with the eighth month of the year while it’s here. Now we have a couple of worthwhile causes for you to support this weekend. From 11 a.m. to 4 …

The Insiders: We’ll explain how baby musicals are made, but only if you promise to see Legally Blonde, Jr. tonight

Thursday, July 30, 2015

This is a conversation we should probably have had some time ago, but it’s time for us to sit down and explain how some productions are made. You see, there’s the birds and the bees and sometimes two scripts fall in love, and then another script is made, which we assume is how …

The Insiders: This writing and yoga workshop is way better than your Sunday to-do list

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Things you are probably planning on doing today: mowing the lawn, getting the groceries, dropping the kids off, studying molecular physics, picking the kids up. More relaxing things you could be doing today instead: spending the afternoon at a writing and yoga workshop at At Om Yoga. We …

The Insiders: Dances like the ones you’ll see tonight from the Concord Dance Academy are numbered. Like, literally.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

We feel confident at this stage of our lives saying we’ve nailed the skills necessary for paint-by-numbers, so we’re pretty much professional artists now. Our dancing skills aren’t quite on par, though – which means someone should really …

The Insiders: Bird knowledge will be dropped at the 5 Rivers annual gathering tonight

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Despite the urging from celebrated scholarly philosopher L.L. Cool J not to call it a comeback, we’re afraid that’s just what we’re going to do. How else to explain the triumphant return of the bald eagle to the Granite State? The best part is, we’re not going to …

The Insiders: It’s an independent film marathon at Concord High tonight

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It sure is hard to get back into the swing of things after a long weekend. Like just about everybody else who enjoyed three straight days of never ending fun, it certainly takes us a good couple days …

The Insiders: Today is for grilling, tomorrow is for holiday parading

Saturday, May 23, 2015

It’s Memorial Day weekend, which you probably figured out Friday afternoon when it took you three hours to move 11 inches on the highway. Today, we celebrate burgers. But tomorrow, we celebrate the holiday itself by honoring those who died serving in our military, and Concord does its …

The Insiders: Keep those love letters coming; also, go see ‘Love Letters’ tonight

Thursday, May 21, 2015

We love that all of you send us love letters on a regular basis, even though your cute pet name for them is “Letters to the editor” and you write them all with that adorable biting sarcasm. That …

The Insiders: Run, walk or watch just be a part of Rock ‘N race tonight

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sure you can spend your afternoon working up a sweat listening to music on your head phones at the gym, but does that sound as fun as running around the streets of Concord among thousands of people while …

The Insiders: Hear the sounds of silence with a poetry open mic night at Gibson’s

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

There are many ingredients that go into a good open mic night – bacon, melted cheese, words and stuff – but among the most critical is actually making sounds. So we were a little taken aback when we …

The Insiders: Watch ‘A Year in the Blue’ at a theater named Red

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sometimes it’s okay to celebrate things a day late. Please note, however, that your wedding anniversary and your spouse’s birthday are not those things. But something like Armed Forces Day fits the bill – it’s worthy of celebrating all weekend, especially because even though the official day was …

The Insiders: What happens when you mix music with a silent film? A new experience for tonight

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Back in the day, and we mean way back, watching a film with no sound was considered the cat’s meow – if that was even a thing. Nowadays we need action, dialogue and most certainly music. But what …

The Insiders: Go eat some unhealthy food and win a stuffed shark at the Kiwanis Spring Fair

Thursday, May 14, 2015

If eating some really unhealthy foods, playing games for prizes and going around and around on a giant wheel is on your to-do list this week then we have something in common. Those things actually always appear on …

The Insiders: Go to the library tonight to learn how to eat like a champ on the trails (without packing a Chinese buffet)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

If we were going to make you a winter hike survival guide, it would include all the essentials: a full Chinese buffet for necessary sustenance and this column so you don’t forget to bring the Chinese buffet. Lucky …