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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: Want to hear a vibraphone? Then check out Hermanos tonight

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

It’s Wednesday and what better way to help you get over the hump than a little music to melt the night away. While driving down Main Street with the windows wide open and the latest grooving sounds that kids listen to these days blaring from your iPod does … 0

The Insiders: Turns out Waldo has been in downtown Concord this whole time

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Here’s hoping you survived the first two-thirds of the July 4 weekend (and have returned to a state of relative dryness following Friday’s waterlogging). Today should most definitely be a day of rest and relaxation, so we dug up an activity you can do on your own time … 0

The Insiders: We have a sixth sense that says you want to do this 4k on the 4th even though it’s the 5th

Friday, July 4, 2014

July 4, like any good American holiday, tends to be rich in things like calories and shoving grilled foods into our faces. With that comes the inevitable hangover and self-loathing the day after (depending on your situation, this phenomenon may or may not be tied to holidays only). … 0

The Insiders: Enjoy the Fourth with fun, food and fireworks

Friday, July 4, 2014

It’s the Fourth of July – a day to relax, soak up some rays and chow down on plenty of delicious grilled meats and other foods that you’re not typically allowed to stuff your face with. And what … 0

The Insiders: Animals don’t live in penthouse condos, but your children can learn where they actually do live

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Dogs are among the only animals lucky enough to have their own houses, assuming that dog houses are still actually a thing. Of course, they get to live in your house, and usually end up running the place – unless there’s a cat on the premises. Everyone knows … 0

The Insiders: Sign up to pull a fire truck – then hit the gym

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It’s not every day you get to pull a fire truck down Main Street. But today is a day where you can sign up to try it. Registration is open for the third annual Fire Truck Pull and with the Saturday of Market Days (July 19) event being … 0

The Insiders: Your mom told us to tell you to go play outside today

Friday, June 27, 2014

Remember when you were young and your mother would tell you it was a beautiful day and to go play outside? That was just so she could get you out of her hair to enjoy seven or eight minutes of peace and quiet. You can’t really blame her. … 0

The Insiders: If you love balloons, do we have something for you

Friday, June 27, 2014

It’s hard to argue with the cool factor that comes with balloons. What else can you stretch and fill with as little or as much air as you choose to create something like an animal or invention? We’ll tell you what – nothing. And it just so happens … 0

The Insiders: It’s time to help save the ash trees

Thursday, June 26, 2014

We at the Insider love trees. They provide shade on a hot day, grow some delicious fruit that help with our vitamin and nutrient intake and we can’t forget about all those wonderful leaves and needles that we have to rake from our yards each fall. Well, that … 0

The Insiders: You can’t drive a paperback, but you can meet the author of one at Gibson’s tonight

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

We’ve taken our share of tours in our lives – college tours, museum tours, three-hour tours – but we have to admit, we’ve never done what Julie Wu is doing right now: a paperback tour. We mean, where does one park a paperback? What kind of gas mileage … 0

The Insiders: We went ahead and scheduled your Sunday for you at this music festival

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Schedules are usually not a thing on Sundays, at least if you’re doing it right. Unless you consider things like “sleep until I feel like getting up” and “consume my body weight in pancakes” scheduled items. Either way, today is that unique Sunday where a schedule makes everything … 0

The Insiders: We drew up a ton of cool musical entertainment for you

Friday, June 20, 2014

If this column were on the radio, you might think there were dozens of animated characters walking around downtown Concord this afternoon. That’s because today is all about tunes, which without the benefit of sight, could be misconstrued as being all about ‘toons. Glad that confusion is taken … 1