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The Insiders: Meet the library’s new telescope and finally learn what you’ve been looking at

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Have you ever just stood outside, staring at the night sky and wondering what you’re looking at? Well join the club because all of those groupings of stars sure do look a lot alike – that is unless someone who knows what they’re talking about carefully points the constellations out to you, such as the members of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society. And it just so happens the group of …

The Insiders: The Walker Lecture Series is playing the hand it’s dealt; which in this case is the Three of Cups

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The experienced poker players out there know the agony of being defeated by the dreaded three of cups. It can really ruin your night. Thankfully, it’s much more pleasant in music form, which is how you can hear it this evening as part of the Walker Lecture Series at the Concord City Auditorium. …

The Insiders: Make Strides and be part of the most uplifting traffic jam ever

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Traffic jams rarely inspire warm feelings, unless you count the burning fire of road rage as “warm.” Or unless those traffic jams are caused by people and not cars. Roughly 5,000 people wearing pink, to be exact. There will be some serious pedestrian traffic leaving Memorial Field and trekking through Concord this afternoon as part of the 22nd annual Making Strides Against Breast …

The Insiders: Want to know more about Mount Everest? Here’s your chance

Thursday, October 2, 2014

If you’re among the people in this world who actually seek out extreme thrills, then climbing Mount Everest has to be high on your list – if not at the top. There is, of course, the danger associated with navigating the world’s tallest mountain, and doing quite a …

The Insiders: Fall falliage? Watch men in colorful heels march down Main Street tonight

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Don’t look now, readers, but it’s October. That means all the leaves are about to turn a lovely shade of SO MUCH SNOW IN YOUR DRIVEWAY. Sorry, we fast forwarded a little bit there. There’s still plenty of time to enjoy the color, particularly the color of the …

The Insiders: Concord continues its reign as king of all walks with today’s MS Journey of Hope

Saturday, September 27, 2014

We consider Concord the international pace-setter in several categories. Hair salons. Law offices. General John Stark statues. But it’s also becoming the world’s pre-eminent locale for walks. Official walks, we mean. The first official Mayor’s Walk was less …

The Insiders: Become a detective like you read about at the library today

Saturday, September 27, 2014

If you’ve watched as many episodes of Law and Order as we have, you know certain things about the criminal justice process: Suspects love weaving recklessly through back alleys, major case breakthroughs usually follow dramatic violin interludes, and every couple of seasons you have to hire a new …

The Insiders: Buy a T-shirt and get Connolly Tough

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Going for a nice walk is considered a good thing. It allows us to get fresh air and a little exercise at the same time, something we can all agree that we need more of. But if you …

The Insiders: Mike Morin has a story to tell, so you should go listen

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

We never condone death threats or burying someone alive, but in reality sometimes those kinds of things make for a good story. Especially when they happen to the same person. And if you think those make for a good conversation starter, you should hear all of the other …

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. …