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The Insiders: Check out a parade that’s not in your living room today to celebrate Concord 250

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The weekend parade you’re most used to has got to be the parade of random kids that come through your house on any given Sunday. Seriously, how do your children even know that many people? Do they bus them in? Today, though, it’s time for an actual parade, one that will wind through Concord’s streets to wrap up the week-long Concord 250 celebration. The Concord Through the Ages 250th Anniversary …

The Insiders: Catch some basketball, beats, Bonners and booms at Rock On Fest today

Saturday, August 15, 2015

If we were going to map out a pretty perfect summer Saturday, it would probably include basketball, some cool live music, fireworks, all-you-can-eat tacos and the Bonner brothers. Well, if you can live without the tacos, we’ve actually just mapped out this afternoon for you. The Concord 250 celebration kicks into high gear …

The Insiders: Hit happy hour if you want to, but then kick the weekend off for realz with this Nevers Band show

Thursday, August 13, 2015

If you’re like us, you kick off the weekend by sliding life-like mannequins into your office chair around 2:30 in the afternoon and heading for the nearest happy hour (Bonus tip: Sell the ruse extra hard by playing a recording of clacking keyboard keys). The people behind Concord 250 kick off the weekend …

The Insiders: Today is for grilling, tomorrow is for holiday parading

Saturday, May 23, 2015

It’s Memorial Day weekend, which you probably figured out Friday afternoon when it took you three hours to move 11 inches on the highway. Today, we celebrate burgers. But tomorrow, we celebrate the holiday itself by honoring those who died serving in our military, and Concord does its …

The Insiders: Keep those love letters coming; also, go see ‘Love Letters’ tonight

Thursday, May 21, 2015

We love that all of you send us love letters on a regular basis, even though your cute pet name for them is “Letters to the editor” and you write them all with that adorable biting sarcasm. That …

The Insiders: Run, walk or watch just be a part of Rock ‘N race tonight

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sure you can spend your afternoon working up a sweat listening to music on your head phones at the gym, but does that sound as fun as running around the streets of Concord among thousands of people while …

The Insiders: Hear the sounds of silence with a poetry open mic night at Gibson’s

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

There are many ingredients that go into a good open mic night – bacon, melted cheese, words and stuff – but among the most critical is actually making sounds. So we were a little taken aback when we …

The Insiders: Watch ‘A Year in the Blue’ at a theater named Red

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sometimes it’s okay to celebrate things a day late. Please note, however, that your wedding anniversary and your spouse’s birthday are not those things. But something like Armed Forces Day fits the bill – it’s worthy of celebrating all weekend, especially because even though the official day was …

The Insiders: What happens when you mix music with a silent film? A new experience for tonight

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Back in the day, and we mean way back, watching a film with no sound was considered the cat’s meow – if that was even a thing. Nowadays we need action, dialogue and most certainly music. But what …

The Insiders: Go eat some unhealthy food and win a stuffed shark at the Kiwanis Spring Fair

Thursday, May 14, 2015

If eating some really unhealthy foods, playing games for prizes and going around and around on a giant wheel is on your to-do list this week then we have something in common. Those things actually always appear on …

The Insiders: Go to the library tonight to learn how to eat like a champ on the trails (without packing a Chinese buffet)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

If we were going to make you a winter hike survival guide, it would include all the essentials: a full Chinese buffet for necessary sustenance and this column so you don’t forget to bring the Chinese buffet. Lucky …

The Insiders: Plants, crafts or films, there’s lots to choose from this Saturday

Saturday, May 9, 2015

It’s probably safe to assume you’ve already put on your big sun hat and little white gloves for a garden digging session. You’ve got to look good while pulling out all those annoying weeds. And now it’s about …

The Insiders: You’re all enrolled in Insider 101, and today’s assignment is checking out this faculty art show

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

We like to think of ourselves as the faculty of the Insider. It’s pretty much the same as teaching at a prestigious university, minus the summers off and the bucolic campus and the tweed blazers. Anyway, that would …

The Insiders: Our words may be recycled but the fun will be brand new

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The positive results of recycling have been well-documented for quite some time. You know, saving the planet, helping Mother Earth, all that stuff. Our stance on the action is the same; we think recycling is good. Sometimes we even get to recycle our own words for your benefit. …

The Insiders: Fill up on music and art tonight and still have room for breakfast

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Music and art, two essential parts of a balanced breakfast. Um, we mean, two essential parts of a truly deep cultural experience (you can see how we’d get the two mixed up). Tonight, you can have both! The …