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The Insiders: Cross the Nutcracker off your holiday to-do list

Thursday, December 18, 2014

There are just certain things you must do during the holiday season. Making a gingerbread house and then eating the entire thing in one sitting is No. 1 on our list. Dressing up like an elf and doing a one-man caroling routine around the neighborhood is another, as is writing at least 17 different letters to Santa to see which one he chooses. But if your list is a little …

The Insiders: Music and art in one place? You got to check this out

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

If you haven’t noticed, we’re pretty big fans of music and art. Like screaming as the tour bus passes by kind of fans. But we’re sad to report that we’re not all that good at either one of them, which is why when we heard that the Concord Community Music School was holding an Integrated Arts Recital featuring its piano department students, you …

The Insiders: Your Christmas shopping (for us) can wait, there’s magic at Red River tonight

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

We could tell you to go to a dozen places in Concord today (to pick up our dry cleaning, to grab us a coffee, to head to the office so we don’t have to), but you know what you really should be doing: Christmas shopping! We’ve just emailed you a list of all the stuff we really want this year, in case you …

The Insiders: Your Insiders guide to trick-or-treating (which is really just us telling you what time it’s happening)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween has finally arrived, which means it’s time to put months and months of planning the perfect costume into action. We ultimately decided against dressing up as our first two ideas – an election ballot (we didn’t want to get jabbed at by random strangers all night) or …

The Insiders: Want some college students to do something zany? It only costs $1.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Some of the best things in life are done off the cuff, spur of the moment and with no real plan. Like the time we thought it would be a good idea to play Matt and Luke Bonner two-on-two. Wait, that actually wasn’t all that great of an …

The Insiders: This show at the Audi has our vote for what you should do tonight

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The elections are officially less than a week away, so it’s time to get in the spirit of the political season by either recording a few spiteful, hate-filled television ads or by catching some politically themed musical theater. We’re going to go ahead and recommend the latter. We …

The Insiders: We’d be thrilled if you checked out this thriller at Red River

Saturday, October 25, 2014

If the suspense and thrill you feel waiting to read this column every day isn’t quite enough for you, you’re probably just a crazy thrill seeker. But if you’re truly looking for more, Red River Theatres has you …

The Insiders: Pick up a new book that was once owned by someone you probably don’t know

Friday, October 24, 2014

If you’re reading this right now, it must be safe to assume you enjoy the written works of others. And if that’s the case, then you might want to head on over to the Concord Public Library Penacook Branch (3 Merrimack St., Penacook) for its used book sale …

The Insiders: It’s time to do some howling, Halloween style

Thursday, October 23, 2014

If you plan on heading downtown this evening for dinner or a movie, don’t be surprised if you see Superman, Cinderella or even a giant piece of bacon. That’s because from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., North Main Street will be transformed into Halloween Howl, the yearly Intown Concord …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Insiders: Who needs a pumpkin festival when you’ve got all this stuff to do

Saturday, October 18, 2014

If you’re not among the large group of Granite Staters heading over to the Keene Pumpkin Festival today, we have some good news for you. One is that you won’t have to worry about trying to find a place to park or deal with the massive crowd. But …

The Insiders: Movies, books and burlesque dancing? That’s not a bad Friday

Friday, October 17, 2014

It’s not every night you can catch a movie at the local college, hang with representatives from a bunch of major publishing houses and get your burlesque dancing groove on, all within the same hour. Tonight you can, though. The order of operations is important here, because the …

The Insiders: Learn to make your own cheese and taste some too

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cheese is delicious. But have you ever wondered how it’s made? Well wonder no more, because tonight at New England College in Concord beginning at 6, Barbara Benton of NOFA-NH will give you the lowdown on soft cheese making. Benton will discuss the history of it, describe your …