The dance issue

Mar 27, 2012
12:00 AM
Nature 101

Paul talks with some of Concord's happy hikers

Again this year, Hilary Thomson and I attended the Trail Booth during the Wellness Fair on March 14. We listened as people told us about their enjoyment of hiking, and we answered their questions about the 56 miles of hiking trails within the city limits of Concord. The maps of our Concord trails were on display and were of great interest to those who came to visit our booth.Joan Wiggins…

Mar 27, 2012
12:00 AM
Don't just stand there

The Insider can bust a move with the best of them

Well, would you look at what we've cooked up for the dance issue! It's a list of the Insider's favorite dance moves. Enjoy.The TwistThe CharlestonThe Gary, IndianaThe CreepThe YMCAThe YMI-Doing-This?The Running ManThe Hunger GamesThe Hokey-PokeyThe LambadaThe La BambaLa Flama BlancaThe WormThe Intestinal ParasiteThe Mashed PotatoRaise the RoofLeave the Roof AloneI Warned You, Steve, Now You're Paying For That RoofThe MacarenaThe MeatstickThe Gluten-Free, Vegan MeatstickThe Lindy HopThe Do-si-doThe Dos AmigosThe WatusiThe Box StepPop n' LockSnap, Crackle, Pop and LockThe Robocop…

Mar 27, 2012
12:00 AM
Girls inc. Girl of the Month

It's Alyssa Neal – she loves to read!

Avid Insider readers will remember our recent article about Girls Inc., a fun afterschool group for local girls ("Girls Inc. brings out the smart, strong and bold in local little ladies," Nov. 11). Well, each month, the girls and staff choose a "Girl of the Month" who exemplifies their motto: "Strong. Smart. Bold."This month, that girl is Alyssa Neal. We caught up with her and asked…

Mar 27, 2012
12:00 AM
Ball & Chain

School Daze

Dear Ball and Chain,My boyfriend and I are headed off to college next year, and while we love each other, we agreed to see how things played out. But we were originally planning on attending different schools, until he recently started to hint that he might want to attend whatever school I choose. I feel it's really important for each of us to have our freedom and see where the relationship…

Mar 27, 2012
12:00 AM
Missed connections

Spring is in the air, and with it, everlasting love

We at the Insider like to scan Craigslist's Missed Connections for the most misguided, misspelled and hilarious best posts. Then we run them here and everyone falls in love forever! Gosh, we are just the best.Salvation Army - w4m - 31I was at a Salvation Army today around 1pm , shopping with my mom & son. We relaxed in some recliners & my mom needed you to plug one in. You…

Mar 27, 2012
12:00 AM

This Week in Concord History

March 27, 1965: Penacook School District voters will have several options before them: creating a cooperative school district with neighboring towns, merging with Concord or going it alone. Eventually, voters will approve creation of the Merrimack Valley School District.March 27, 2002: The Capitol Center for the Arts lifted the curtain this month on an ambitious $3 million capital campaign to give the city a sleeker, more functional and attractive focal point, the Monitor reports. If successful, supporters say the project will cement the center's future as the premier cultural arts venue in…

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