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The Insiders

The Insiders: Listen to some old music without the use of a time machine

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Can you hear that? Those groovin’ sounds filling your ear canals are the very first practice of the newly formed Insiders, a classic rock band that consists of Keith on the keytar and kazoo, and Tim rocking out on the sarrusophone and trongos. And in the case that you actually can hear it, which would be incredible since we practice in a heavily padded sound proof room that is buried … 0

The Insiders: See Barry Steelman in the Insider and then catch a movie with him at Red River

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dedicated fans that you are, we don’t have to tell you that the latest issue of the Insider hits newsstands today (if you’re reading this late because you spent all morning sleeping next to one of our downtown boxes so you could be first to grab a copy, we totally understand). What you’ll find in there is our annual Hunks of Concord feature, … 1

The Insiders: Look at some shiny things – and enjoy a lot of family fun

Friday, August 22, 2014

For anything to last 51 years is quite an accomplishment. And for those who aren’t so great at math that’s just over half a century (which is 100 years). Don’t feel bad, we had to look it up too. Any who, if you feel like being a part of something pretty old – and that dreaded birthday one year after the big one … 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

The Insiders: Liven up your yard with some new recycled garden art

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Today feels like a good day. After all, it is Friday and the weekend is so close we can almost taste the barbecue. (And by the way, if you’re having one, let us know.) But before heading back into the garden for another two days of weeding and … 0

The Insiders: This book is for the birds – and about them

Thursday, June 19, 2014

We all have something that makes us feel better when we’re a little down. For us, it’s mostly a night of cookies, ice cream and some old episodes of Murder She Wrote. But Robert Vallieres found his solace in birds. Those winged creatures did things for him that … 0

The Insiders: You can wash those dishes later, it’s poetry night at Gibson’s

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

It’s time for everyone’s favorite monthly occurrence: washing the dishes! Wait, that’s not right, you have at least another few weeks before that needs to happen (timetable based on scientific research regarding how long humans can live among … 0

The Insiders: Toaster pastries for dad and a music documentary double feature for everyone

Sunday, June 15, 2014

First things first today: it’s Father s Day, so make sure you’re nice to your dad before you ask him for money and the keys to the car. Maybe you could even make him breakfast, assuming that heating … 0

The Insiders: Become a space expert – or at least meet one

Friday, June 13, 2014

When we were young, we dreamed of going to space. Floating around in zero gravity without a care in the world seemed like one of the coolest things ever. And it just might be, but unfortunately, our fear of heights and flying in fast moving objects kept us … 0

The Insiders: Come for the reception, stay for the art (or is it the other way around?)

Friday, June 13, 2014

It’s Friday (and Friday the 13th, no less), and the weekend is supposed to be nice, which means you’re not really going to get anything done at work today. Don’t worry, you weren’t fooling anyone anyway. So why not start planning your after-work activities now? In fact, let … 0

The Insiders: Robert Begiebing wants to tell you all about being a Baby Boomer

Thursday, June 12, 2014

For us youngins, the 1950s might as well be a time warp to a different dimension. Really, what did people do without cell phones and the Google machine? Well for one, they probably spent a lot more time outside and looking through the phone book and encyclopedias, but … 0