The Halloween Issue

Oct 29, 2013
2:58 PM

In search of the Halloween hotness

We visited with store manager Lisa Demers and district sales manager Michael Cutting to get a handle on what’s happenin’ this Halloween.

Oct 29, 2013
10:44 AM

Costumes and candy gives everyone something to Howl about

The annual Halloween Howl in downtown Concord on Oct. 25 was a huge hit.

Oct 29, 2013
12:25 PM
Man about town

Tim introduces himself to our fair city

As some of you may know, I’m new to this area. I never spent a lot of time in Concord before moving to the Insider, and there’s only so much you can get around and see when you’re at work all day. So we decided it would be a good idea for me to familiarize myself with the downtown area. After comprising a shopping list of sorts, I embarked on a journey down Main Street to find…

Oct 29, 2013
12:02 PM
A Peck of Pickleball

Keith takes a shot at the sport captivating Concord’s senior athletes

When we first received word of pickleball’s arrival in Concord, dozens of suppositions as to what exactly it could be flooded forward. A sport designed specifically to highlight the Food Snob’s unique brand of athleticism? An odd, globe-shaped sandwich topping? The inevitable evolution of the scientifically-engineered spherical cucumber? Turns out it’s a blend of elements from…

Oct 29, 2013
12:45 PM

An intrepid Tim gives the yo-yo a go

It’s not every day you get to learn from a YoYo wizard. But there I was standing in the presence of greatness, about to get my first official lesson in the art of spinning a yo-yo. Not only do the father-son team of Andy and Dan McBride sell yo-yos from their new store, YoYo Heaven, but they will also teach you how to get started. When I was younger, I had a yo-yo. I can still picture…

Oct 29, 2013
12:33 PM
Pulling the string

McBrides determined to prove there really is a (yo-yo) heaven

If you think all yo-yos are created equal, then you obviously have not stepped through the door of YoYo Heaven. The recently opened store on North Main Street has just about any yo-yo imaginable, and if it’s not there, owner Andy McBride and his son, Dan, can get it. “We like yo-yos. That’s kind of the crux of it,” said Andy. “We just really enjoy the sport.” The walls of…


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