A bloody good time
Sep08

A bloody good time

If you’re taking a trip anytime soon, don’t forget to bring us along and take one of these great Where the Insider Goes pictures and email it to news@theconcordinsider.com.

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Instagram photo of the week
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Instagram photo of the week

If you find a pot of gold, let us know!

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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 11 Aug 2015
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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 11 Aug 2015

Sometimes when it’s really hot, you just gotta take your horse into the Merrimack River for a quick dip. That’s what they say, right? At least that’s the scene Instagram user @tkc2000 presented recently. Makes sense, though – a kiddie pool in the backyard wouldn’t exactly cut it for this guy. Photo credit goes to Instagram user @kylephaneufmusic.

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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 28 Jul 2015
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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 28 Jul 2015

It looks to us as if Instagram user @starryeyedandrestless has captured the first ever cloud ultrasound. Hope that mama cloud is ready to be sleep deprived for the next 18 years or so! It might be time for a second job, too – cloud college ain’t cheap (or even a thing that exists!).

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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 21 Jul 2015
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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 21 Jul 2015

Eagle-eyed Instagram user @hayleymcintire spotted this all-American housing arrangement and snapped a picture just before July 4, noting that “there’s nothing more American than the view these patriotic New England homes have of the field.” Couldn’t agree more, @hayleymcintire. Well, unless there was apple pie. There should always be apple pie.

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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 14 Jul 2015
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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 14 Jul 2015

According to Instagram user @boudreaujr, “Mrs. Cardinal was not too happy about sharing the feeder with a Rose Breasted Grosbeak,” which is really just an excuse for us to get the phrase “rose breasted grosbreak” in the newspaper (outside of Missed Connections, we mean). Mission accomplished!

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Throw your hands in the air – Tue, 14 Jul 2015
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Throw your hands in the air – Tue, 14 Jul 2015

This appears to be Congresswoman Annie Kuster waving ‘em like she just don’t care during a visit to kick off the 2015 season at Camp Spaulding on June 30.

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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 14 Jul 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 14 Jul 2015

Here we have Elm House, presumably named after Reinhorn Elm (note: not a real guy), which once stood at the corner of North Main and Pleasant Street extension and also stood next to a store that sold flour, corn, meal, feed and oats – it must have been a “food items with absolutely no flavor” store. We know those were big back in the day. Thanks to reader Earl Burroughs for the photo. 

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Enjoying Venice – Tue, 07 Jul 2015
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Enjoying Venice – Tue, 07 Jul 2015

Patty and David Fesette took the Insider on a tour of St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy. 

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Stick a fork in ‘em – Tue, 07 Jul 2015
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Stick a fork in ‘em – Tue, 07 Jul 2015

Dinner is served, and apparently it’s ‘Monitor’ maintenance wizard Earl Smith and his daughter, Taylor, who stopped off with the Insider in Jamaica this spring. Should we tell them there’s a rather hungry looking creature with cutlery behind them? Nah, we don’t want to interrupt vacation.

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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 07 Jul 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 07 Jul 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 07 Jul 2015

It’s just like the old saying goes, you can’t see the park through this forest. That’s mostly because this image of Rollins Park features dozens of what reader Earl Burroughs – who sent us the picture – calls “magnificent pine trees,” many of which were ultimately lost in the hurricane of 1938. It made the park much more parky and way less foresty (apologies for boring you with scientific terminology).

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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 30 Jun 2015
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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 30 Jun 2015

There was a tornado watch in Concord when Instagram user @starryeyedandrestless snapped this photo, but there was strangely no eerily-backlit-clouds-that-look-like-buttered-popcorn warning. Weird.

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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 16 Jun 2015
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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 16 Jun 2015

Look at good ol’ Danny Webster, still getting the ladies excited at the ripe old age of 235. We guess that’s what happens when you’re tall, dark and literally sculpted. Word has it he’s also a tremendous listener and he never talks back. This photo is from Instagram user @cherryblueskies89 and was snapped during her second day in New Hampshire – we can only assume she was hangin’ with Franky Pierce the first day. Keep ‘em coming,...

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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 16 Jun 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 16 Jun 2015

We thought this might have been a prototype for the original game of Clue (“Rev. J.E. Barry did it, in the gymnasium, with the Samurai sword. That was a Clue weapon, right?) But it turns out it’s something even weirder than that, a postcard of St. Paul’s School buildings! That way you could send your classmate in the lower school a special note from the upper school so you wouldn’t have to miss each other between breakfast and dinner....

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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 09 Jun 2015
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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 09 Jun 2015

Um, construction guys, we hate to break it to you, but it looks like when you were putting in the gymnastics rings for when Concord hosts the 20-whatever summer Olympics thanks to its revitalized downtown, you put them in upside down. Also, nobody has three arms. Signed, management. That’s a joke, of course (complete list of things that would be worse than having the Olympics in Concord: full-body poison ivy). These are actually the...

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Where it's always hump day – Tue, 09 Jun 2015
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Where it's always hump day – Tue, 09 Jun 2015

Nothing prepares you for a camel ride through the Sahara Desert quite like the Insider, probably because it’s full of so many juicy humor nuggets! That’s what Concord’s Toni Crosby found out in January when she visited Matmata, Tunisia. Here she is about to take a ride she dialed up on the Tunisian Uber app.

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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 09 Jun 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 09 Jun 2015

This photo was taken before they paved paradise and put up a purveyor of delicious ice creamy delights. This house at the corner of North Main and Franklin streets was located where Friendly’s stands now. Thanks to reader Earl Burroughs for the photo, and to Friendly’s for creating the Fribble, certainly one of mankind’s greatest achievements to date. 

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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 02 Jun 2015
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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 02 Jun 2015

Who said you can’t teach an old dog new geneology research techniques? Someone who didn’t know stuff, that’s who. Because this is Lily, the Concord Public Library’s reading dog (she is part of the library’s Paws for Pages program as a therapy dog) brushing up a bit on her own geneology during a break at work. Thanks for the pic, @concordnhlibrary! Don’t forget to tag us when you post, readers – it’s #concordinsider. We’ll find the...

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Girls iguana have fun – Tue, 02 Jun 2015
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Girls iguana have fun – Tue, 02 Jun 2015

Super cute kids wearing identical shirts alert! Leah and Sarah Burke of Bedford get hugs from Lil’ Iguana outside Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt before last Thursday’s Rock n’ Race in Concord. Based in Nashua, Lil’ Iguana’s Children’s Safety Foundation is a non-profit organization that uses prevention programs to keep children safe from abduction, sexual abuse, child predators and serious accidental injuries in an effort to have children...

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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 02 Jun 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 02 Jun 2015

This photo depicts Concord when it was originally constructed using only those tiny Monopoly houses as models for buildings. It’s actually a shot of the Abbot and Downing grounds, circa 1920. Thanks to reader Earl Burroughs for the photo and to Monopoly for that awesome dude with the cane and sweet, sweet mustache.

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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 26 May 2015
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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 12 May 2015
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Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 12 May 2015

Here we see the Goldus Domeus plant, which is native to Concord and sprouts beautiful golden domes, but only after interminable winters. Thanks to Instagram user @mr_puppet_edenwald for tagging us! You should do the same when you post – just tag us with #concordinsider and we’ll find it.

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And fish go blub – Mon, 11 May 2015
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And fish go blub – Mon, 11 May 2015

Stephen Johnson officially had more success as a fisherman Tuesday than we’ve had in our entire lives! Here he is at right, with his catch o’ the day, with pals Tristan Mathews, Trinity Mathews and Charles Lee there to celebrate. Johnson is a mentee in the Friends Youth Mentoring Program and went fishing with mentor Paul Kigawa at St. Paul’s. Tristan and Trinity were there with their mentor in Lee.

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Classic Concord Photo – Mon, 11 May 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Mon, 11 May 2015

We thought this photo was from the days when child laborers were sent to airports with printed signs to pick up arriving dignitaries, but it turns out that was never a thing that happened. This photo is actually from June 21, 1938, during Concord’s Sesquicentennial celebration of New Hampshire and the Federal Constitution. That’s Gov. Francis Murphy at the right planting a tree at the Walker school as part of the opening ceremony, and...

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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 05 May 2015
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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 05 May 2015

Here at the ‘Insider,’ we like relics from Concord’s past. That’s why we stop by the downtown Franklin Pierce statue every Thursday to share a sandwich with him. And it’s also why we love this, a picture of a Concord library card from 1865. Who knew they even had books back then? Thanks to the fine folks at @concordnhlibrary for sharing the picture, and thanks to this reader from the past for checking out so many books back in the...

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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 05 May 2015
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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 05 May 2015

We got this photo of a parade down North Main Street from reader Earl Burroughs, but we’re all uncertain of the year. What we are certain of is the fact that we’d go to more parades circa 2015 if they had sweet steam engines pulled by horses. Take notes, parade planners. We want to see your classic Concord photos, too – dig ’em up and email them to us at news@theconcordinsider.com and we’ll take it from...

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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 28 Apr 2015
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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 28 Apr 2015

This may be the coolest Instagram photo we’ve ever used. It’s definitely the fireballiest. Thanks to Instagram user @ronabramson for posting, and @sydney_the_zebra for taking the photo.

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This picture from Brady is really wide, but we still squeezed it in – Tue, 28 Apr 2015
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This picture from Brady is really wide, but we still squeezed it in – Tue, 28 Apr 2015

Sometimes stuff is just worth celebrating in a five-column format, like Bishop Brady’s participation in community service earlier this month. Bishop Brady students and faculty participated in their second annual community service day, providing 900 hours of service to more than 20 local non-profit organizations. The community day is in addition to the more than 8,600 service hours that the students provide each year. That’s a lot of...

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Danke for your patience – Tue, 21 Apr 2015
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Danke for your patience – Tue, 21 Apr 2015

Here we have Maralyn Doyle with the ‘Insider’ at Regensburg Cathedral in Germany during a trip last December. We’ve obviously been moving as slow as that stone bishop guy since it took us four months to throw the picture in the paper. Also, pretty sure he’s napping.

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