The off the beaten path scavenger hunt issue

Jul 02, 2013
11:56 AM

Off the beaten path

When you walk around Concord, you probably see the same things every day. Some you take for granted, some blend into the scenery and some you just never even notice at all. Here at the Insider, finding the beauty in little things is pretty much what we do! With that in mind, we’ve compiled a scavenger hunt of the little details and hidden gems of Concord. Can you find these items…

Jul 02, 2013
11:59 AM
Middle Eastern desserts

Syrian sweets find their way to Concord

None of the cooking equipment was familiar. None of the ingredients were the same. Ahmad Aissa’s kitchen was starting to mirror the last year of his life, when he was forced to flee his war-torn homeland of Syria and relocate to unfamiliar surroundings, where unfamiliar faces spoke an unfamiliar language. Aissa was determined to find a taste of home, though, and more than a year of tinkering later he’s found…

Jul 02, 2013
2:18 PM

Mark Hopkins’s tiny masterworks

Check out these miniature versions of period-specific furniture at the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Gallery. The New Hampshire Furniture Masters Gallery is located at 49 S. Main St. For more information, visit

Jul 02, 2013
11:43 AM
Act naturally

Concord company revolutionizes recess

Kids are unpredictable. Just when you think they’re going to zig, they put your wallet in the toilet and flush. How often do children open their gifts on Christmas and spend less time playing with the toys than the boxes they came in? Ron King looks at recess in much the same way – there’s no sense spending 200 days in a row climbing up and down a plastic slide…

Jul 02, 2013
11:41 AM
Piano restorer of the week

A few key facts about Mark Dierauf

Name: Mark DieraufPiano restorer and tuner How did you get into restoring old instruments? What was the first instrument you restored? I was a pianist. I took lessons as a kid, and when I went to college, I found out about the possibility of helping with piano technician stuff for work study  and I found I had a real aptitude and enjoyment for it. So I wound up spending all…

Jul 02, 2013
12:05 PM

Waldo is back!

Where’s Waldo is back! After having such a fun time last summer, how could we not do the same this summer? Join us for a free Downtown Concord community scavenger hunt that stretches across the whole month of July! Hidden in twenty downtown businesses are little Waldos, ready for you to come and find him. As you find them, each shop will give you a stamp on your Where’s Waldo passport…


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