Did you know there are six places to get inked up right in Concord?
Mar01

Did you know there are six places to get inked up right in Concord?

You might not believe it, but Concord (including Penacook) has a whopping six tattoo shops. That’s approaching Dunkin’ Donuts territory in terms of volume. Since there are so many to choose from, we decided to get the low-down on each spot and find out all the important details for you. You can use this as your guide when you’re thinking about where to get your next neck piece or half-sleeve. Arrows & Embers Tattoo 7 Pleasant St....

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We checked out the start-to-finish tattoo process at Buzz Ink
Mar01

We checked out the start-to-finish tattoo process at Buzz Ink

With this being the Tattoo Issue, we figured we’d go to one of Concord’s six tattoo shops and see how the process all goes down. Neither of us Insiders has any tats, so we had to go to see what it’s all about. We stopped by Buzz Ink on Manchester street – which is a rare barber shop/tattoo shop combo – where Joel Ste. Croix was ready to add to his collection of ink. He came in with his own design – an anime version of the late, great...

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Sean Ambrose spends a lot of time putting ink on people’s bodies
Mar01

Sean Ambrose spends a lot of time putting ink on people’s bodies

We caught up with Sean Ambrose, owner of Arrows & Embers Tattoo, last week to see just what it’s like to put permanent ink on someone else’s skin. Do you get asked to do the same tattoo a lot? It’s funny, it comes in waves. But here we do emphasize helping people express their individuality. That’s why we don’t have any flash on the walls, we do everything custom and draw everything from scratch for everybody. Even if somebody...

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Before sap starts flowing from the maple trees, you’ve got to tap
Mar01

Before sap starts flowing from the maple trees, you’ve got to tap

If you’re a fresh maple syrup connoisseur, you probably know that time of year is fast approaching. It’s hard not to get excited about that first jug of the season, but be patient because the really sweet stuff isn’t quite ready. You’ve probably started to pay a little closer attention to those plastic lines connecting maple trees on the side of the road these days and if you look real close, those large holding tanks will soon be...

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There’s all-you-can-eat pizza, plenty of music and a science talk
Mar01

There’s all-you-can-eat pizza, plenty of music and a science talk

Tuesday In case you haven’t heard, there’s this thing called the Science Cafe put on at The Draft and moderated by the Monitor’s own David Brooks. This month’s topic is the revolution in modifying genes via the technology known as CRISPR. Panelists include Subhash Minocha and Thomas Davis, professors of Plant Biology and Genetics at UNH. The talk begins at 6. Wednesday If you don’t know about R.P. Hale, then you haven’t read past this...

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We asked around the ‘Monitor’ to find out who had some tats
Mar01

We asked around the ‘Monitor’ to find out who had some tats

Since neither of us Insiders has any tattoos, we decided to ask everyone at the Monitor to pony up and lend us theirs for our issue. Here’s what they said: Nick Reid, news reporter (top left): My tattoo is of two geometric-themed mandalas on my upper left arm. It was custom-drawn by Abby Williams, an artist who previously worked out of Brilliance Tattoo in Boston. Grechen Askins, human resources manager (second from left): My daughter...

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Here’s some work each Concord tattoo shop has shared online
Mar01

Here’s some work each Concord tattoo shop has shared online

Thanks to Facebook and Instagram, we were able to find some work done at each tattoo shop in Concord. Have a gander!

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R.P. Hale is a man with many talents, and one is playing music
Mar01

R.P. Hale is a man with many talents, and one is playing music

For a lot of people, being able to play one instrument pretty well is an accomplishment. But, R.P. Hale isn’t like most people. Actually, put all his abilities into one neat little basket and we’d go out on a limb and say there’s not really anybody out there quite like Hale. At least not that we’ve come across in our travels around Concord and Bow. Unless you’re a musician or really into music, odds are you’ve never heard of a...

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Nothing says a fun day at the office like bouncing off your co-worker
Mar01

Nothing says a fun day at the office like bouncing off your co-worker

As you’ve probably noticed, we get to do some pretty cool stuff as members of the “Insider.” From taste testing all the new restaurants to shooting fake bad guys to riding along with the Concord Fire Department, there’s always a fun adventure waiting for us to try. What can we say? It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it (and we’re just glad it’s us). So when we heard that the Bounce House Entertainment Center at Steeplegate...

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City Briefly
Mar01

City Briefly

Last week, City Manager Tom Aspell was trying to think of a different and exciting way to deliver his weekly City Memo. Then it came to him . . . How about tattooing it on a city worker, taking a picture and sending it via social media? Unfortunately, there were no takers, so instead Aspell sent it out in the traditional way, which we have printed here for your viewing pleasure. As the bridge turns More Sewalls news for ya Last week’s...

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This Week in Concord History
Mar01

This Week in Concord History

March 1, 1860: During the afternoon, Abraham Lincoln addresses a large crowd at the Phenix Hotel in Concord. He speaks to an even larger one in the evening in Manchester. The mayor of Manchester introduces him as “the next president of the United States.” Lincoln’s appearances follow a trip to see his son, Robert, at Phillips Exeter Academy. March 1, 1876: Concord’s North Church, at North State and Chapel streets, is consecrated for...

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Instagram photo of the week
Mar01

Instagram photo of the week

Check out this week’s Instagram Photo of the Week!

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Book of the Week: ‘The Dogist’
Mar01

Book of the Week: ‘The Dogist’

The Dogist Elias Weiss Friedman 2015, 304 pages Nonfiction If you have ever wanted to be overwhelmed by the cuteness and lovability of dogs, this book is for you. The Dogist (which started and continues as a Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram account) contains photos of dogs with little commentary, ranging from the smallest (Chihuahuas) to the largest (Great Danes). The photographs are beautifully composed and presented with very little...

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Bulletin Board

Meet PBS host at Winter Farmers’ Market Mary Ann Esposito, host of PBS series Ciao Italia, will be doing a book signing at the Winter Farmers’ Market at Cole Gardens on Saturday, from 10 to 11 a.m. Esposito will be signing copies of her latest cookbook, Ciao Italia Family Classics, featuring more than 200 recipes, and Ciao Italia aprons. Cookbooks and aprons will be available at the farmers’ market. For more info, visit...

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