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The Insiders: Check out a parade that’s not in your living room today to celebrate Concord 250

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The weekend parade you’re most used to has got to be the parade of random kids that come through your house on any given Sunday. Seriously, how do your children even know that many people? Do they bus them in? Today, though, it’s time for an actual parade, one that will wind through Concord’s streets to wrap up the week-long Concord 250 celebration. The Concord Through the Ages 250th Anniversary …

The Insiders: Catch some basketball, beats, Bonners and booms at Rock On Fest today

Saturday, August 15, 2015

If we were going to map out a pretty perfect summer Saturday, it would probably include basketball, some cool live music, fireworks, all-you-can-eat tacos and the Bonner brothers. Well, if you can live without the tacos, we’ve actually just mapped out this afternoon for you. The Concord 250 celebration kicks into high gear …

The Insiders: Hit happy hour if you want to, but then kick the weekend off for realz with this Nevers Band show

Thursday, August 13, 2015

If you’re like us, you kick off the weekend by sliding life-like mannequins into your office chair around 2:30 in the afternoon and heading for the nearest happy hour (Bonus tip: Sell the ruse extra hard by playing a recording of clacking keyboard keys). The people behind Concord 250 kick off the weekend …

The Insiders: It’s great day to get out there and walk for a good cause

Friday, July 24, 2015

If this was six months ago, the last thing we’d be telling you to do is go for a walk. We wouldn’t even recommend going outside. But since it’s summer, and there isn’t a ton of snow on …

The Insiders: Do not go gentle into that good night; go to this poetry reading at Gibson’s instead

Friday, July 24, 2015

To date, we haven’t published any collections of poetry. Or any collections of anything, really. Unless you count the scrapbook our moms have put together of all the columns we’ve written in the Monitor (it’s the section right …

The Insiders: Keep your neighbors happy and go to Bicentennial Square to listen to cool tunes tonight

Friday, July 24, 2015

You know, for a city it s size, Concord has some tremendous outdoor music venues. We found out last weekend that one of them isn’t our neighbor’s back yard, but that still leaves a ton of cool options …

The Insiders: Piccola Opera is taking over the Audi stage tonight, need we say more?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

We always like an excuse to send people to the Audi. Not only is a great place to take in a show, but it’s usually some local organization or group that’s performing. Don’t forget that they also have …

The Insiders: There’s live music at two locations at the same time, so you’ve got a tough choice

Thursday, July 23, 2015

It’s hard to look at all that sunshine while you’re stuck inside during the work day. You easily find yourself day dreaming about the grass between your toes and an ice cream cone in your hand, which we …

The Insiders: Hit up this blood drive today – there might be cookies!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

We’d be willing to bet that the Red Cross’s favorite part of a blood drive is the blood. It’s probably not the drive, anyway. There’s absolutely no question which part is our favorite, though – it’s when they …

The Insiders: Carve out some time to spy these sculptures. But first: bacon!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

While looking for fun stuff to do today, we plugged in the old Google machine and discovered that Sunday is National Flitch Day. That probably means nothing to you, unless your name happens to be Ebenezer Flitch. But …

The Insiders: Make a blanket at the library to help make an animal’s day.

Friday, July 24, 2015

There’s nothing quite like a cozy blanket. It makes snugglin’ down on the couch for a movie what we like to call amazing, and don’t even get us started on what it does for nap time. But humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy them – animals are …

The Insiders: You can meet some artists, hang with a NASCAR driver or listen to some music. The choice is yours.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

If you’ve stopped by Kimball-Jenkins in the last week and half, you may have seen the most recent exhibit courtesy of Peter Coe and Rosemary Conroy. The show just opened July 6, and it runs through Aug. 28, …

Play some softball for a cause

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Those smarty pantses over at the Frank Monahan Foundation never stop coming up with cool stuff to do to benefit the city. They’ve helped refurbish basketball courts, donated brand new uniforms to local high school hoops teams and plenty of other stuff – and this year they’ve added …

The Insiders: Eagle Square will be rockin’ thanks to Delaine Pickering.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

We understand, it’s hard to look at Eagle Square the same. After dancing your heart out there for three days straight during Market Days, the eerie silence of the Concord downtown spot is not something anybody enjoys. It’s …

The Insiders: There’s a pretty big game at Memorial Field today, so you should go watch.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

It’s game day people and we want to see what kind of fans you really are. So throw on your best face paint, bust out your finest Crimson attire and get ready to scream till you can’t scream …