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The Insiders: So where is Waldo, really? Tonight he’s at Gibson’s, with some sweet prizes for you

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

It used to be that finding Waldo in the midst of a crowd featuring only people that looked and dressed almost exactly like each other produced little more than personal satisfaction in terms of payoff. No more! For tonight is the wrap-up party for the downtown Concord Waldo scavenger hunt run by Gibson’s Bookstore this month – and there’s plenty of sweet swag for the winners. Be at Gibson’s at … 0

The Insiders: Head over to the library and get a lesson in homebrewing

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It’s no secret how much we appreciate beer. Well, maybe love is a better word to describe it. With all the different variations, styles and flavor combinations, making beer should really be considered an art form – just one that also happens to be quite delicious. And we dare you to show us a painting that can taste that good. But we’re not … 0

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 … 0

The Insiders: Eat frozen yogurt today, join a book club tomorrow

Saturday, May 31, 2014

After April showers and May flowers comes June, with it s, well, um . . . Juneness? We guess by the time summer rolls around there’s less need for cutesy rhymes. But that doesn’t mean there’s no reason to celebrate. And while your significant other might want you … 0

The Insiders: Enjoy the final day of May

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Well folks, it’s hard to imagine but it’s just about time to put May in the old record books. It’s been a good run for the last 30 days as we’ve watched the weather improve so much that … 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