The United Way Guide to Gifts and Giving

Nov 20, 2012
11:28 AM

The United Way Guide to Gifts and Giving

Each year, the Insider teams up with Granite United Way to help out those in need during the holiday season. With their help, we’ve compiled a list of local food banks, non-profits and other organization that take donations for families and individuals who need a little help. Whether it’s donating food for the hungry, warm clothes for the winter months or simply making sure…

Nov 20, 2012
12:00 AM

Holidays around the world

The latest League of New Hampshire Craftsmen exhibit runs through Dec. 12 .

Nov 20, 2012
10:58 AM
The Food Snob

We score some nice spice at Buffalo Wild Wings

 We’ve been anticipating the opening of the new Buffalo Wild Wings on Loudon Road for quite some time. The restaurant finally opened last week, and the Food Snob paid it a visit. We’ve never been to a BWW, but anyone who watches football has been inundated by commercials for the chain. They center around jersey-clad servers who can contact agents within NFL stadiums…

Nov 20, 2012
12:00 AM
Buffalo and Tough Cookie

Unlikely duo hikes all of New Hampshire's '52 With a View' mountains

The table in the dining room at the Woman’s Club of Concord didn’t feature the usual fare for a public event Tuesday night. There was no evidence of baked goods or traditional finger foods; instead triangle-shaped wedges of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, plates full of granola bars and a silver bowl with an eclectic trail mix made up the menu for the evening. The whole thing…

Nov 20, 2012
11:15 AM
Happy birthday to everyone!

Local 5-year-old donates birthday presents to feed those in need

 Guest after guest streamed through the door at Aidan Lamothe’s fifth birthday party in October, each with a gift in hand. Lamothe, though, was in no hurry to rip open the wrapping paper.After all, none of the gifts were for him. He’d demanded as much.Lamothe eschewed the temptation to enhance his toy collection and instead asked guests to bring peanut butter and tuna…

Nov 20, 2012
12:00 AM

‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ – a coming-of-age movie with layers

 As The Perks of Being a Wallflower gets going, it appears to be nothing more than a classic coming-of-age tale. Bookish loner gets picked on by cartoonish jocks, meets the “losers” (who are really the cool kids), falls in love with the impossibly hot girl and spends the rest of the movie trying to make her his. As the movie progresses, however, the characters slowly…

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