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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: You’re nobody’s puppet, but you should still go to tonight’s poetry reading at Gibson’s

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

File under things we didn’t know existed: Puppetry International magazine. File under things you didn’t know until right now: The editor of said magazine will be in Concord tonight as part of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire’s …

The Insiders: Don’t forget to go to Dead Poets Remembrance Day at Gibson’s

Saturday, October 11, 2014

You can’t hang out with dead poets, unless you’re a medium or know somebody who is. Or unless a local bookstore is celebrating Dead Poets Remembrance Day and invites you to an event featuring a tribute to several …

The Insiders: Today is the Global Cardboard Challenge, so it’s okay not to recycle

Friday, October 10, 2014

We understand that today is probably dump day for many of you. It’s the morning you load up the family station wagon with all the recyclables from the week and head on over to the local transfer station. But what if we told you that instead of packing …

The Insiders: There’s a lot of art in Concord and here’s your chance to check it all out

Thursday, October 9, 2014

If we were to make a commercial about Concord, there’s a lot of great stuff we could include. There’s the annual Market Days celebration, the S.N.O.B. Film Festival, and how could we not mention the likes of NBA champion Matt Bonner and Olympian Tara Mounsey? But what may …

The Insiders: Matthew Mead is here to help spruce up your home for fall

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

For those of you who don’t know, Matthew Mead is kind of a big deal in the home decorating world, the kind of big deal that you’d give anything to learn from. And it just so happens, tonight you can – and for only $30. Mead will be …

The Insiders: We think you should investigate this Hank Phillippi Ryan appearance at Gibson’s

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Of all the women we know named Hank, Hank Phillippi Ryan has to rank right at the top of the list. You may remember her from such things as your television set, because she’s the investigative reporter for Boston’s NBC affiliate. Hopefully she’s never knocked on your door …

The Insiders: Our pun game gets a little hairy ahead of today’s barbershop harmony festival

Saturday, October 4, 2014

You can’t cut hair by singing, even if all of your notes are sharp (can we all just pause for a second to acknowledge this low moment in Insider column pun usage. Okay, moving on). But that hasn’t …

The Insiders: Your pets can still go to church tomorrow, but the blessing of the animals is today

Saturday, October 4, 2014

We have no idea what your pets are like. Perhaps they get up every Sunday morning, put on their best three-piece, four-legged suit and head dutifully out to church with the rest of the neighborhood dogs and cats. It wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen it. Well, …

The Insiders: Travel the world today – or at least watch films from all over it

Friday, October 3, 2014

Today, we’re going to take a little trip – to Manhattan. So we ask that you all buckle your safety belts and . . . Wait, what do you mean Manhattan is coming to us? And let us get this straight, it’s not the city, but rather the …

The Insiders: Want to know more about Mount Everest? Here’s your chance

Thursday, October 2, 2014

If you’re among the people in this world who actually seek out extreme thrills, then climbing Mount Everest has to be high on your list – if not at the top. There is, of course, the danger associated with navigating the world’s tallest mountain, and doing quite a …

The Insiders: Fall falliage? Watch men in colorful heels march down Main Street tonight

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Don’t look now, readers, but it’s October. That means all the leaves are about to turn a lovely shade of SO MUCH SNOW IN YOUR DRIVEWAY. Sorry, we fast forwarded a little bit there. There’s still plenty of time to enjoy the color, particularly the color of the …

The Insiders: Concord continues its reign as king of all walks with today’s MS Journey of Hope

Saturday, September 27, 2014

We consider Concord the international pace-setter in several categories. Hair salons. Law offices. General John Stark statues. But it’s also becoming the world’s pre-eminent locale for walks. Official walks, we mean. The first official Mayor’s Walk was less …