Food Snob: Breakfast buffet at the Red Blazer
Feb20

Food Snob: Breakfast buffet at the Red Blazer

There are few things in life as tantalizing as an all-you-can-eat buffet. An endless buffet of any kind is a real treat, but the breakfast variety might just be the unofficial most popular thing in the world (at least in our world). As fortune would have it, the Red Blazer just so happens to offer a breakfast buffet every Sunday, so we stopped by last weekend to check it out for ourselves. We had long heard mythical tales about the...

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You’ve got to make (and taste) these scones
Feb20

You’ve got to make (and taste) these scones

With this being the Breakfast Issue and all, we figured it might be a good time to break out the ol’ Insider recipe book for a little hands on fun – that you can eat once you’re completed. Unfortunately, when it comes to baking for the first meal of the day, our abilities consist of boxed muffin mix (just add water) and those tubes of cinnamon buns, which are delicious, but not exactly the most challenging of cooking endeavors. So we...

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What are the breakfast hours like in Concord?
Feb20

What are the breakfast hours like in Concord?

If there’s one thing almost everyone can agree on, it’s that breakfast is pretty important, and pretty great. One thing that almost nobody agrees on, however, is what hours actually constitute breakfast time. Whether you’re an early riser who likes to get a full meal in before the sun comes up or a young soul who isn’t ready for breakfast until about noon, one way or another, you’re going to eat breakfast most days, and some days you...

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Prohibition-themed speakeasy Chuck’s Barbershop open for business
Feb20

Prohibition-themed speakeasy Chuck’s Barbershop open for business

If there’s one thing Concord has long been in desperate need of, it’s a speakeasy. The product of an era in which alcohol was banned nationwide, these types of businesses used to thrive in back rooms and underground vaults all over the country, with law-breakers and revelers taking the risk of prosecution just to get a little “turnt,” as the kids these days say. Although when Big Brother finally caved and let the alcohol flow freely...

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Two art shows have taken over Kimball Jenkins
Feb20

Two art shows have taken over Kimball Jenkins

The Kimball Jenkins Estate is known for its talented stable of resident artists, laundry list of art classes and one-time events. But don’t forget it’s also a great place to check out some impressive art. And right now, you can take in two exhibits for the price of one (which is still free.) In the Carriage House, “Figuratively Speaking,” curated by artist in residence Mike Howat, features 12 regional painters and will be hanging...

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Entertainment: Plenty of jamming, laughing in Concord this week
Feb20

Entertainment: Plenty of jamming, laughing in Concord this week

Here we are again, staring down the barrel of another jam-packed week of entertainment in the capital city. Between multiple jam sessions and multiple comedy shows, we don’t know where to start. Might as well go chronologically, just for convenience.   MusicTuesday Paul Hubert at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Dave Gerard at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Open Jam Night at Area 23 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Kid Pinky at...

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A pair of author events coming up at Gibson’s Bookstore
Feb20

A pair of author events coming up at Gibson’s Bookstore

Gibson’s Bookstore is in full swing for author events, with two free ones coming up between the time you read this and the time our next issue comes out. Here’s what’s ahead: On Thursday at 5:30 p.m., author Cheryl Richardson will be at Gibson’s to discuss her book Waking Up in Winter, an honest account of what happens when a woman reaches midlife and starts questioning everything – her marriage, her friendships, her work and herself....

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Bulletin Board: Lunch series, college and artist reception
Feb20

Bulletin Board: Lunch series, college and artist reception

Lenten Luncheon series Thursday Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, cordially invites you to attend the 2018 Lenten Luncheons series over the next five weeks with presentations by luncheon speakers beginning this Thursday with Sarah-Elizabeth Anderson, a facilitator of restorative circles, a conflict resolution process for communities. Speakers for the next four weeks include: Maggie Fogarty, co-director of the N.H....

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Have dinner and a movie — Oscars themed — with Local Baskit and Red River Theatres
Feb20

Have dinner and a movie — Oscars themed — with Local Baskit and Red River Theatres

The Academy Awards are just around the corner – March 4, to be exact – and things are starting to get cooking (literally). Red River Theatres has been showing current Oscar-nominated films for the past several weeks, and will continue to do so through the awards. To pair with the films – and other famous Oscar winners of the past – Local Baskit, the meal kit business located in the Concord Center on North Main Street, has put together...

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How do you feel about these food combinations?
Feb20

How do you feel about these food combinations?

When it comes to breakfast, there are some combinations that just seem to make perfect sense: bacon and eggs, pancakes and maple syrup and bagels and cream cheese. You can even make the case for things like chicken and waffles, and biscuits and gravy. But from time to time, you sit down at a new spot for a nice meal to start your day and you see something on the menu that makes you do a double take – because you never thought to put...

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Book of the Week: ‘Ikigai’
Feb20

Book of the Week: ‘Ikigai’

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Héctor García and Francesc Miralles 2016, 194 pages Nonfiction   Ikigai can be translated as your purpose in life, or “the happiness of always being busy.” Héctor García, a blogger and former software engineer, and author Francesc Miralles are curious about this concept of ikigai, and they travel to the island of Okinawa in Japan. Okinawa has the highest average of people who are...

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This Week in Concord History
Feb20

This Week in Concord History

Feb. 20, 1772: Philip Carrigain is born in Concord. His father is a local physician. Philip will graduate from Dartmouth, practice law in Concord and become New Hampshire’s secretary of state. Chosen in part for his distinguished handwriting, in 1816 he will produce the first map of the state to show town boundaries. Feb. 20, 1994: On the way to spring training, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Tewksbury of Concord, winner of 33 games...

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If you love the arts, Concord is the place to be
Feb20

If you love the arts, Concord is the place to be

Concord is home to lots of great locations to see some incredible art. That means at any given time, on any given day, there will be a wide range of work on display all over the city. It’s hard keeping track of all the shows, hours you can view them and how long they’ll be around, so we’ve compiled this trusty list for you, so you can concentrate on checking out the art. Kimball Jenkins Figuratively Speaking (Carriage House) Through:...

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There are countless ways to get yourself in better shape
Feb13

There are countless ways to get yourself in better shape

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to get in better shape. For most people, the most direct way of doing so is starting a workout regimen. But in today’s world, that’s not such a simple endeavor. It used to be that there were only a few ways to get exercise – lift boulders, climb things, run, swim. Now you can do things like ride stationary bikes with simulated video screens in front of them, climb electronic rock...

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Unplug and Power Down at the next CYPN Wellness Series event
Feb13

Unplug and Power Down at the next CYPN Wellness Series event

Are you one of the millions of people out there who work out religiously, eat like a rabbit and treat your body as a temple – yet still spend the majority of your day checking your phone, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and everything else? If you’re under, say, 50, we bet you probably just said yes. That’s why you should think about checking out the Concord Young Professional Network’s next installment of its Wellness Series,...

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Check out this fitness-inspiring shot we found on Instagram
Feb13

Check out this fitness-inspiring shot we found on Instagram

Instagram user @43northnh – the account run by 43 Degrees North Athletic Club, one of the newer fitness centers in Concord – posted this shot of someone pumping iron, presumably at the gym. It may not be the most artistic photo we’ve ever seen, but it sure did fit with the fitness theme of this issue. Doesn’t looking at this photo just make you want to get out there and pick things up and put them down yourself? Sometimes all it takes...

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Go Try It: Make a plaster masterpiece at You’re Fired
Feb13

Go Try It: Make a plaster masterpiece at You’re Fired

We’re in a very weird stretch of weather right now. It’s a little warmer than one might expect for February, but it isn’t exactly nice either, unless you love mud and fog. What to do in times like this? Why not create a work of art that will last forever? If that sounds a little ambitious for your tastes, don’t worry – the kind of long-lasting art we’re talking about only takes an hour or two. We’re talking about painting your own...

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Lots of  activities on tap at Concord Public Library
Feb13

Lots of activities on tap at Concord Public Library

Attention, book lovers: Concord Public Library’s annual Concord Reads program is back, at long last. Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship by New Hampshire author Tom Ryan is this year’s selection for Concord Reads. Following Atticus is the story of an adventure of a lifetime, leading a hardened newspaperman and a miniature schnauzer across hundreds of miles and deep into the...

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Take a walking tour of downtown art shows
Feb13

Take a walking tour of downtown art shows

With this issue being all about getting healthy, we decided to change things up a little bit when it comes to featuring a local gallery show. Instead of pointing you to one exhibit where you can walk around and look at art, we figured why not include multiple shows within a close proximity where you can go for a walking tour. So on these two pages, you’ll find a sampling of what’s currently at Dos Amigos, The Works, the Greater...

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Entertainment: Plenty of music, plus Oscar-nominated shorts
Feb13

Entertainment: Plenty of music, plus Oscar-nominated shorts

It’s cold outside, but we have a hot week of entertainment ahead in the capital city. It’s mostly music this week, with a couple of plays mixed in. Take a look: Music Tuesday Krimson Krewe at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana for a Mardi Gras party at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Paul Heckel at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Open Jam Night at Area 23 at 7:30 p.m. Sara Evens featuring Raelynn & Kalie Shorr bring the All the Love Tour to the Capitol Center...

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Concord Young Professionals Network: Meet the two newest CYPN Ambassadors
Feb13

Concord Young Professionals Network: Meet the two newest CYPN Ambassadors

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Concord Young Professionals Network introduces you to our “Young Professionals of the Month,” Kaleigh Greene and Chad Johnson. Both were recently selected to join CYPN’s Ambassador Program. CYPN ambassadors play an important role at networking events by welcoming and assisting guests, and by helping YPs build relationships in the community. Kaleigh Greene How old are you? 25. Where do you...

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Concord’s gasholder building added to National Register of Historic Places
Feb13

Concord’s gasholder building added to National Register of Historic Places

If you take a little trip back in time to September 2015, you might recall our issue in which we checked out some really old buildings. On the cover of that issue was Concord’s iconic gasholder building, the round brick structure on South Main Street by South Main Quick Stop. It turns out that the folks at the National Register of Historic Places liked our cover shot so much, they decided to add that building to the rolls just a few...

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Bulletin Board
Feb13

Bulletin Board

Candidates’ night in Bow Feb. 20 The third annual candidates’ night for those running for an elected office in the town of Bow will be held on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. in the library’s lower level. The library will be in contact with all registered candidates to obtain information for the candidate info packets, and to confirm participation on candidate’s night. The snow date for the event is March 6 at the same time and same location. For...

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Book of the Week: ‘Artemis’
Feb13

Book of the Week: ‘Artemis’

Artemis Andy Weir 2017, 305 pages Fiction   Andy Weir doesn’t disappoint with his follow up to the best-selling novel (and block buster movie) The Martian. While this book isn’t a sequel to The Martian, it does feature many of the same elements that made his debut such a success: likable characters, lots of humor, fascinating science and a thrilling conclusion (this time on the moon). Jasmine “Jazz” Bashara is Weir’s cunning and smart...

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If you like the arts, Concord is the place to be
Feb13

If you like the arts, Concord is the place to be

Concord is home to lots of great locations to see some incredible art. That means at any given time, on any given day, there will be a wide range of work on display all over the city. It’s hard keeping track of all the shows, hours you can view them and how long they’ll be around, so we’ve compiled this trusty list for you, so you can concentrate on checking out the art. Kimball Jenkins Figuratively Speaking (Carriage House) Through:...

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This Week in Concord History
Feb13

This Week in Concord History

Feb. 13, 1788: New Hampshire delegates convene to consider the proposed U.S. Constitution. About two-thirds oppose it, and only after cajoling by Dr. Josiah Bartlett and other supporters do the delegates agree to reconvene in Concord in four months. Feb. 13, 1847: Thomas “Old Soldier” Haines dies at 87. A Concord man, Haines volunteered in the Patriot cause at the age of 19. He was slightly wounded at Fort Ticonderoga in 1777 and had...

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Missed Connections: Look who’s trying to find love on Craigslist
Feb13

Missed Connections: Look who’s trying to find love on Craigslist

We took to Craigslist last week to see who had been posting on the Missed Connections pages in our neck of the woods during the month of January. And we found a ton of great entries to share. If you happened to make a connection from one of these missed connections – or any for that fact – we definitely want to know about it.  Email us at news@theconcordinsider.com with all the juicy details. Jordan from Shaw’s – w4m –...

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We found all the candy you need for Valentine’s Day
Feb06

We found all the candy you need for Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we decided to be a couple of nice guys and search the city high and low for some of the best candy you can get your Valentine this year. While that special someone might take the polite route and say something like, “Oh, you don’t have to get me anything,” we all know that’s code for, “You better at least get me some chocolates or something.” Since we don’t want anyone sleeping on the couch on this...

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We found some gift ideas for your Valentine
Feb06

We found some gift ideas for your Valentine

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s about time you got out there and started shopping for that special someone. But like with most gift giving holidays, it can be a little difficult and stressful to find the perfect thing to say ‘I love you.’ So we took the liberty of going around town in search of some ideas that will lead to what we can only hope is the most romantic evening of your year. Like always, use this as a...

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Treat your Valentine to a romantic dinner in Concord
Feb06

Treat your Valentine to a romantic dinner in Concord

Valentine’s Day isn’t until next week, but if you want any shot at reserving a fancy, romantic dinner for yourself and your date, you’d better get a move on now. The most romantic holiday of the year is right around the corner, and at least two Concord restaurants are offering special menus in honor of the occasion. Since Valentine’s Day tends to be a big date night, getting reservations anywhere can be tricky, but considering the...

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