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The Insiders: The Tall Granite Big Band is debuting this weekend – and it’s for a good cause

Thursday, November 20, 2014

If 17 musicians get together and no one is there to hear them play, do they make a sound? We’d assume so, but how could we really ever know – especially if each one was sworn to secrecy? Good thing all of you can prevent us from having to rack our brains for a logical answer to an illogical question by going to tonight’s debut of the Tall Granite Big …

The Insiders: We’re tooting our own horn – but it’s for a fantastic cause

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

We’re not usually ones to toot our own horn, which is good because neither of us has a ton of musical ability and it would probably sound like some sort of sick animal. But we can’t help but point you to this week’s Insider – not because of our (implied and widely accepted) …

The Insiders: You can learn how the magic of the ‘Insider’ isn’t as cool as the magic of Andrew Pinard tonight

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Just like magic, the Insider appears in subscribers’ newspapers Tuesday and on newsstands Wednesday every week. We’d tell you how we do that, but a real magician never reveals his secrets (or the names of the circulation department employees who deliver the newspaper). If you want to test that theory, though, you can catch a real magician tonight – albeit one that won’t …

The Insiders: An early fall Saturday in Concord, buffet style

Friday, September 19, 2014

Oh boy, is there plenty of great stuff to do today. There’s almost too much happening to contain it all in one newspaper column, but lucky for you we’ve magically shrunken everything down and packed it into a vacuum-sealed pouch like that awesome astronaut ice cream. Mmmmm, chalky. …

The Insiders: Look what we found – it’s an entire downtown of stuff to check out

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Normally in this column we (eloquently and hilariously) encourage you to visit someplace downtown. Well today we’re encouraging you to visit all of the places. Today is the debut of Discover Downtown, organized by Intown Concord and the Merchants Roundtable, a campaign aimed at bringing hordes of people …

The Insiders: We’re there with you in spirit as you prepare for tonight’s spiritual smorgasbord

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

We hope you’re in a spiritual mood today, because we participated in the writing of this column in spirit only. We’re actually down at the beach right now (don’t tell our bosses). That’s not really true, of course. We’re at the pub! Either way, it’s going to be …

The Insiders: Quick, follow that mayor down Main Street

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Today is the day Mayor Jim Bouley officially walks the walk. Well, he kind of has to – it’s named after him. But the Capital Area Wellness Coalition wants you to walk with him during the first annual Mayor’s Walk through downtown Concord, starting today at 9 a.m. …

The Insiders: Fling something besides your frustrating clubs at this Beaver Meadow FlingGolf demo

Saturday, September 13, 2014

We’ve played fling golf plenty of times. You probably know it well, too – it’s when you hit a drive 18 feet to your right that lands in the golf course neighbor’s shrubs and you fling your club through their kitchen window. Isn’t it? Actually, no, it isn’t. …

The Insiders: Take a bunch of steps for animalkind at tomorrow’s SPCA Walk For The Animals

Friday, September 12, 2014

If you thought your morning trips to the park with your four-legged companion counted as walks for the animals, you’ve been sorely mistaken. We mean, really – your four-legged companion doesn’t even have a dog. No, the real Walk For The Animals is tomorrow morning, as the annual …

The Insiders: The town’s already been painted, all you have to do now is bid on some awesome art at Kimball-Jenkins

Thursday, September 11, 2014

We figured we’d start today with a legal disclaimer: Sometimes the words we use are event names and not actual instructions. For instance, tonight is the third annual Paint the Town Art Auction at Kimball-Jenkins, which is a thing you should go to and not a thing you …

The Insiders: The ospreys aren’t a football team, but you can learn about them anyway at the Audubon

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

If we said the word “ospreys,” it might not immediately stir tremendous excitement. We actually first thought it was the name of the newest professional football franchise. But what if we said “fish-eating raptor” instead? That moves the needle a little, eh? Well, you can learn about ospreys, …

Preview of seven-part Roosevelt documentary at Red River Theatres

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

An exclusive preview and discussion of Ken Burns’s new documentary series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, will be held tonight at Red River Theatres in Concord at 6 p.m. The seven-part, 14-hour film series weaves the stories of three Roosevelts – Theodore, Eleanor, and Franklin. Producers Pam Tubridy …

The Insiders: Rubber ducks and a regatta for your Sunday

Saturday, September 6, 2014

We would hope you were reading this column yesterday, but just in case you weren’t, we’ll give you a quick recap: pun, pun, joke, Weekend on the Water, jokey pun joke. We bring this up because while we …

The Insiders: Weekend on the Water is where it’s at, and by it we mean dragon boats and a beer garden

Friday, September 5, 2014

Given that you live in New Hampshire, you’ve probably spotted dragonflies near your garden at some point this year. Well, that’s nothing – this weekend you can find dragon boats near your beer garden. That’s a pretty major improvement, if you ask us. It’s all at the second …

The Insiders: This art at McGowan totally rocks

Thursday, September 4, 2014

We’ve been compared to hunks of granite more than once, but usually only when we dress up likes hunks of granite for Halloween. Good thing we only wear the costumes one night a year, though, or Gary Haven Smith may have tried to sculpt us. You can see …