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The Insiders: Stop working on your really old home and pitch in at the Audi

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

There’s a good chance many of you are living in houses that are at least 110 years old. This is New England, after all. The last brand-new house built within state lines is estimated at 1984 (estimation approximate and wildly inaccurate). Live free or die, man. And live free in really old, crumbling houses. Anyway, that means two things: We … 0

The Insiders: Porkfest is definitely the best food-based festival in town today

Saturday, August 16, 2014

It should come as no surprise to you that most of our favorite festivals are food-based. Of course, not all of them are home runs. Prunefest didn’t quite work out the way we’d hoped, and we were forced to cancel Sardineapalooza after only a few minutes. But some are obviously keepers, like the one you can catch today at Grace Episcopal Church at … 0

The Insiders: Kids made art, now you can make a difference by visiting Bicentennial Square

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Art comes in many forms. For instance, when Keith tries to paint stuff – as he inexplicably has done twice for the Insider now – it comes in the form of awkward looking things. At today’s Concord Arts Market, though, there’s art of maybe the best kind. Art created by patients at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth will be on display at the arts … 0

The Insiders: This paddle trip with Five Rivers ought to float your boat

Saturday, July 26, 2014

There’s no truth to the rumor that the script for A River Runs Through It was originally penned about Concord, or that we were originally considered for the role played by Brad Pitt. In fact, there’s no such rumor at all. But the fact of the matter is … 0

The Insiders: It’s an anniversary party and you’re invited

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It’s been 40 years since the Pierce Brigade officially saved the Pierce Manse from demolition and opened the estate to the public. And what better way to mark the milestone then with a good ol’ celebration. For those of you who may not know, Franklin Pierce has a … 0

The Insiders: You’re invited to Batman’s birthday party at Red River Theatres

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Batman is like James Bond in that he’s not actually a thing (sorry, spoiler alert). But also in the fact that in both instances, different generations identify with different leading men. When it comes to the Caped Crusader, viewers of a certain age – a group the Insider … 0

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 … 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, … 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 … 0

The Insiders: Walk around Main Street today. It’s ok, it’s Market Days!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Now we’re not ones to advise you to pull a Matt Bonner and walk out into the middle of a busy street, merely for a picture with the NBA Championship trophy during a whirlwind tour of the city like he did last week. But since there will be … 0

The Insiders: Share poetry and maybe learn ways to describe body parts at Gibson’s tonight

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It’s the third Wednesday of the month, which can only mean one thing: There have already been two other Wednesdays in the month. Actually, it means two things, because it’s also the Poetry Society of New Hampshire’s poetry reading and open mic night at Gibson’s Bookstore at 7 … 0

The Insiders: Race for downtown to hear some cool music today and tomorrow

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Well, it’s Sunday the 13th, and we all know what that means, don’t we? Actually, it doesn’t really mean anything. But today is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV Sales 301 race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which means there are a few things you don’t … 0

The Insiders: Check out the Contoocook River with the Penacook Historical Society

Saturday, July 12, 2014

It’s a Saturday in July so naturally you’re looking for something to do outside. That’s unless you hate beautiful weather and in that case we’ve got nothing for you except a recommendation to crank the air conditioner to … 0

The Insiders: It’s time to learn how to solve cases like the people on CSI

Friday, July 11, 2014

At one time or another, we’ve all gotten sucked into a marathon of CSI. Don’t try to deny it because that would be like saying you’ve never eaten straight out of the ice cream container. It’s just not true, although put together they would make for one great … 0

The Insiders: Walk with the Animals, or at least sign up to do so

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

As you may well know, we love animals. It’s almost to the point of obsession. Like where we can’t even walk down the street cause we want to photograph and pet just about each one we come across. And it’s only because from what we understand it’s frowned … 0