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The Insiders: Our words may be recycled but the fun will be brand new

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The positive results of recycling have been well-documented for quite some time. You know, saving the planet, helping Mother Earth, all that stuff. Our stance on the action is the same; we think recycling is good. Sometimes we even get to recycle our own words for your benefit. The positive results of recycling have been well-documented for quite some time . . . oops, sorry, we were digging through the …

The Insiders: Fill up on music and art tonight and still have room for breakfast

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Music and art, two essential parts of a balanced breakfast. Um, we mean, two essential parts of a truly deep cultural experience (you can see how we’d get the two mixed up). Tonight, you can have both! The music comes courtesy of the Concord Chorale, which will perform Expecting the Main Things From …

The Insiders: It must be wildlife day in Concord with these two events

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

We all know that the red-tailed hawk got a bit of an undeserved bad rap earlier this year after the whole House of Representatives debacle. It isn’t the hawk’s fault. It’s actually a very beautiful creature once you get to see it live and up close (unless it’s aggressively flying at you). But …

The Insiders: These are voices of generations, but also voices of regular people you might know

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

It seems like society is always trying to assign voices to a generation (we like to think ours speaks with a flirtatious southern accent, and a barely noticeable but endearing lisp). That’s a lot of pressure. Just look …

The Insiders: Enjoy Easter today, do this stuff tomorrow

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Happy Easter, the day we all celebrate the role pastel-colored eggs, artificial plasticky grass and chocolate bunnies played in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It’s a day for getting together with your extended family and arguing with your extended family and eventually being excited about not having to …

The Insiders: Do embarrassing things in front of your friends and forget about it tomorrow – without having a single drink!

Friday, April 3, 2015

You are getting verrrrry sleepy. *Swings clock thingy in front of your face.* Seriously, did you get any shut eye at all last night? Maybe you should start going to bed earlier. But how about you wait until …

The Insiders: Meet Sir William Herschel – or at least someone who impersonates him

Thursday, April 2, 2015

There have been many times in our careers where we’ve hoped that we could have just a simple conversation with one of our favorite historical figures. Just imagine how great an electricity issue would be after meeting Benjamin …

The Insiders: Want to know about the history of Concord Library? Go there tonight to find out

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

As you may know, Concord is celebrating a pretty impressive milestone this year. No, we’re not talking about the redesign of Main Street or the first full year without use of the Sewalls Falls Bridge, but rather the …

The Insiders: Check the date, then read this column and go to this gallery

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Good morning, readers! And what a morning it is. Why, you ask? Because today’s the day we all get to stroll downtown and finally lay eyes on the finished Main Street project in all its glory. Finally, no …

The Insiders: Didjeridoo - there, we said it. Now go listen to it

Saturday, March 28, 2015

We could write all kinds of words about today’s Tom Chapin appearance at the Capitol Center for the Arts, but how about just one? Didjeridoo. What’s that? We’re not entirely sure, but we think it’s a funky musical instrument that hopefully makes noises that are as fun to …

The Insiders: Spring is in full swing at the League of N.H. Craftsmen

Thursday, March 26, 2015

With the temperatures slowly rising and the snowbanks melting at a similar pace, it’s hard not to think spring. Like us, you probably have a mild case of spring fever. And that, coincidentally, just happens to be the …

The Insiders: Ain’t no ‘keg party like this Amoskeag Manufacturing party at the Pierce Manse

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

We feel we’ve been somewhat misle d by movies we’ve seen over the years. Isn’t everything in the movies supposed to be true? Like, shouldn’t flying cars be a thing by now? Also, anyone that watched John Travolta …

The Insiders: Make sure you come see how this country music stacks up at the Audi tonight

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

We’ve spent some time covering cup stacking at the Insider (thanks Mr. Jim!), and we’re big on newspaper stacking (it’s the only way to get our paper into those little boxes downtown. We found balling them up and …

The Insiders: It’s Sunday and that means Merrimack Music at the Audi

Sunday, March 22, 2015

So what do Dusty Gray, Ben Knight and Pat & The Hats all have in common? Yes, they’re all bands. Yes, they all frequently play gigs in and around Concord. And yes, from all we’ve heard, they’re pretty good at what they do. Kind of like us. But …

The Insiders: Go try a new instrument and listen to some tunes at the Concord Community Music School

Friday, March 20, 2015

You may not know this, but the Concord Community Music School is filled with some pretty talented musicians. And we can’t forget to mention the singers as well. But you don’t have to take our word for it cause for a good chunk of today, you can see …