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The Insiders: This paddle trip with Five Rivers ought to float your boat

Saturday, July 26, 2014

There’s no truth to the rumor that the script for A River Runs Through It was originally penned about Concord, or that we were originally considered for the role played by Brad Pitt. In fact, there’s no such rumor at all. But the fact of the matter is that a river does run through Concord, and today is a great opportunity to take advantage of it. Five Rivers Conservation Trust … 0

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 … 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: 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

The Insiders: Check out the new SPCA and bring home a pet.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

We know it can be a bit sad to visit animals at places like the newly opened Pope Memorial SPCA. All those cute and cuddly creatures without a home to call their own makes you want to open the back door to your car and load up as … 0

The Insiders: Ease back into things with a walk along the Appalachian Trail

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

We know you’re probably digging your way out of a barbecue-induced food coma (at least you should be). So we’ll ease you back into things this week with a laid-back event or two for your Wednesday. So who’s ready for some skydiving lessons! Just kidding, that seems kind … 0

The Insiders: Let’s all parade downtown to watch the parade

Saturday, May 24, 2014

You could say we’re live-in-the-moment kind of people here at the Insider. That’s why we spend most of our time telling you fun things to do in a few hours. Today, though, you get a little more lead time – that’s what happens when you have a long … 0

The Insiders: Pet some animals and learn how to farm

Friday, May 23, 2014

It’s not every day you get to meet a real life farmer. But today, consider yourself lucky because the New Hampshire Farm Bureau has you covered with the Young Farmers Open House at its headquarters, 295 Sheep Davis Road. Dairy and vegetable farmers will talk about some tricks … 0

The Insiders: Musical performances that may or may not include snakes doing yoga

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Memorial Day weekend officially begins today, which means even if you’re reading this at work, you’re probably already on auto pilot, maybe even more so than usual. We’ve actually been at a barbecue for the last six hours; this column was written by our automated column writing program. … 0

The Insiders: Women and sawing do we need to say more?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

When the Hurricane of 1938 roared through New Hampshire, it left a trail of devastation in its wake. Well, at least that’s what we’ve heard. Because in case you didn’t know, we weren’t actually born for another 42 years. But luckily, Sarah Shea Smith knows a lot about … 0

The Insiders: It’s time for the Cappies with a capital Cappie

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Note from the shameless plug department: The following is a shameless plug. This week’s Insider hits newsstands today, and it’d be in your best interest to pick one up. Why? Well, because that’s always the case (shameless mode engaged). But really, because it’s the Cappies issue, our annual … 0

The Insiders: If you’re hearing 80 voices today, you’re doing something right

Saturday, May 17, 2014

If you hear 80 voices regularly, that might be a sign that something strange is going on. Today, though, you can hear 80 voices without the pressure of all of your friends and family telling you to seek help. That’s because the Concord Chorale is celebrating its 45th … 0

The Insiders: Carnival food and sanctioned people crashing sounds like a fun Saturday to us

Friday, May 16, 2014

There will probably be plenty of people crashing into each other at the Concord Kiwanis Fair all weekend long, thanks to dizzying rides – and maybe to unsteady legs after inhaling inhumane portions of carnival grub. But today you can step inside the Everett Arena to see sanctioned … 0

The Insiders: Sorry dudes, this dance party is strictly for the ladies

Friday, May 16, 2014

You would never bring your mom to prom, not unless you were actively looking for a way to ensure a lifetime of harassment from your buddies. Truthfully, your mom probably wouldn’t want to go to prom, anyway – at least not with you. She needs a break from … 0

The Insiders: Play some games and win a prize at Kiwanis Club Spring Fair

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Aren’t giant stuffed animals just the best? They’re soft, cuddly and can be used as a pillow or passenger in a carpool lane. Who cares that it usually requires spending a ridiculous amount of money to win one that can easily be bought at a local store for … 0