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Red River made this super fun magic show reappear

We introduced you to Andrew Pinard and his traveling show, Discovering Magic, last year, when he first came to Red River Theatres. This fall he’s back for more, with a ton of new shows ready to mesmerize. To tell the rest of the story, we’ll turn it over to our lovely assistant. Her name is Press Release. 0

September 2, 2014

This Week In Concord History

Sept. 2, 2002: Concord police arrest a man they say kidnapped two teenagers at knifepoint at Wal-Mart on Loudon Road. James McLaughlin will be arraigned on two counts of kidnapping, one count of robbery, one count of felon in possession of a deadly weapon, and possession or a dangerous weapon while committing a violent crime. Sept. 2, 1947: Plans to install the city’s… 0

September 2, 2014

Missed Connections: Can’t stop wondering how your hand got that way

We at the Insider like to scour Craigslist’s Missed Connections to see if anyone in Concord saw us taking gym selfies is finding true love online. Here, presented unedited as always, are some of the best recent entries. Black truck at cumbys - w4m - 23 (Concord)Im blonde, was wearing a cbgb shirt, was visibly hung over but you winked at me anyway. You are too hot to be… 0

September 2, 2014

City Briefly

Each week City Manager Tom Aspell throws on his rubber ducky suit and dives into the river, awaiting the start of the annual race. By the time he’s surrounded by the tiny rubber ducks that are actually competing, there’s little he can do but arrange them to spell out the city memo. Step right upYour award is waitingThe city’s Top Step Award was recently awarded… 0

September 2, 2014

It’s almost fall; time to think spring

Didn’t see that favorite flower come up this spring? Did the wacky weather kill off some of your most prized flower bulbs? Consider purchasing spring blooming bulbs from the Merrimack County Conservation District’s annual fall fundraiser. This year the group is offering an assortment of daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, iris, alliums, and specialty bulbs. All bulbs have a hardiness… 0

September 2, 2014

City briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell puts on his sleeveless “Sun’s out, guns out” T-shirt and proceeds to flex for the entire workday. Exhausted by 3 p.m., he falls asleep at his desk. Thankfully he mutters a city memo while snoozing. What time is it?It’s game timeStaff of the Parks and Recreation Department have been busy preparing the athletic fields… 0

August 26, 2014

We’re volunteering at the Granite United Way Day of Caring – are you?

Granite United Way will host its annual Day of Caring events this September, with several in Greater Concord, and guess what? The Insider will be out there pitching in with the rest of the volunteers this year. That’s right, we’re jumping in to get behind the annual effort, which will be Sept. 10 in… 0

August 26, 2014
The buddy system

Local high school students meet new Best Buddies on trip to Indiana

Eighteen delegates, including 13 high school and college students from New Hampshire attended the Best Buddies International Leadership Conference this month at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. And guess what? Concord-area schools were well represented, with Hannah Bourdeau of Concord High School, Cheyenne Boucher… 0

August 26, 2014
And the winner is . . .

Globes shmobes, the Friends of the Audi hand out Golden Pineapples

The Friends of the Audi gave out their two special awards at a ceremony late last month, honoring Mark Goldstein with the Golden Pineapple Award and Karen Devoid with the Friend of the Year. The Golden Pineapple “honors the quiet behind-the-scenes volunteer work which keeps our Audi affordable and accessible to… 0

August 26, 2014

Missed Connections: Seeking a lil’ hispanic guy with tats, and a classy lady

We at the Insider like to scour Craigslist’s Missed Connections to see if anyone in Concord saw us protesting in only our Market Basket apron is finding true love online. Here, presented unedited as always, are some of the best recent entries. Jewelers Workbench - m4m - 46 (Concord)You fixed my watches and put batteries in them. Damn you are really a cutie. Hope you see… 0

August 19, 2014