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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 special place in New Hampshire history, since he’s the only U.S. president, 14th overall, from the Granite State. And this is the … 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 staff may or may not be willing to admit its part of – associate the … 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 really true. We only spend time in your garden when you’re not home. And, lovely … 0

The Insiders: Become a space expert – or at least meet one

Friday, June 13, 2014

When we were young, we dreamed of going to space. Floating around in zero gravity without a care in the world seemed like one of the coolest things ever. And it just might be, but unfortunately, our fear of heights and flying in fast moving objects kept us … 0

The Insiders: Come for the reception, stay for the art (or is it the other way around?)

Friday, June 13, 2014

It’s Friday (and Friday the 13th, no less), and the weekend is supposed to be nice, which means you’re not really going to get anything done at work today. Don’t worry, you weren’t fooling anyone anyway. So why not start planning your after-work activities now? In fact, let … 0

The Insiders: Robert Begiebing wants to tell you all about being a Baby Boomer

Thursday, June 12, 2014

For us youngins, the 1950s might as well be a time warp to a different dimension. Really, what did people do without cell phones and the Google machine? Well for one, they probably spent a lot more time outside and looking through the phone book and encyclopedias, but … 0

The Insiders: Buy us some peanuts and Cracker Jacks at this softball semifinal

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June is a great month on the sports calendar around here. There’s the Stanley Cup, the NBA Finals, the Insider’s international cribbage championships (Report: Last item not real). But it’s also when the NHIAA high school postseason tournaments get down to the nitty and the gritty. Of course, … 0

The Insiders: Christmas in June? Well, auditions for ‘Christmas,’ at least

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Not to send everyone into a panic, but there’s only 200 shopping days left until Christmas. It’s really starting to sneak up on us. It will especially feel that way today, when Eastern Ballet Institute at the Concord … 0

The Insiders: Take a walk to help the visually impaired

Saturday, June 7, 2014

At some point or another, we all take our vision for granted. Whether it’s driving to work every day, plopping down on the couch to watch TV – or especially when you get to read all the wonderful articles that appear every week in the Insider. Just imagine … 0

The Insiders: There’s nothing like a good unearthing

Friday, June 6, 2014

It’s not every day that you get to watch something being removed from the ground after its been there for 50 years. But lucky for all of us, this is one of those days. So make your way down to City Hall Plaza for the unearthing of the … 0

The Insiders: Sign up to walk a mile – in high heels

Thursday, June 5, 2014

We’ve all walked a mile. It’s a great way to burn some calories after dinner or get ready for that proposed race walking event we’re trying to get going for sometime between this fall and never. But while completing a distance of 5,280 feet doesn’t seem all that … 0

The Insiders: Give your cat a hug, then go out and listen to some music

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

If you’ve flipped past any of the 31 food channels on your television lately, it’d be easy to get the sensation that every day is Guy Fieri day. But today that feeling, like Fieri’s pointy locks, is amplified, because it’s Frost Your Hair Day. Winner winner chicken dinner! … 0

The Insiders: Eat frozen yogurt today, join a book club tomorrow

Saturday, May 31, 2014

After April showers and May flowers comes June, with it s, well, um . . . Juneness? We guess by the time summer rolls around there’s less need for cutesy rhymes. But that doesn’t mean there’s no reason to celebrate. And while your significant other might want you … 0

The Insiders: Enjoy the final day of May

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Well folks, it’s hard to imagine but it’s just about time to put May in the old record books. It’s been a good run for the last 30 days as we’ve watched the weather improve so much that … 0

The Insiders: It’s international “Write A Column About International Night” Day

Thursday, May 29, 2014

So, readers, what’s on the menu for this evening? No, seriously, that’s not rhetorical – we want to know what you’re making us for dinner. We are still invited, aren’t we? Perhaps we can postpone our little dinner soiree for a few weeks since there are so many … 0