The Insider’s night out in Concord, 2017 edition
Aug01

The Insider’s night out in Concord, 2017 edition

There was once a time when Tim and I had no problem staying up all hours of the night, roaming the streets and throwing caution to the wind. We used to be able to burn the candle at both ends with the best of them. That was before kids. Long before kids. These days, there’s a lot of going to bed at reasonable hours and getting ahead on house and yard work. But every once in a blue moon, when the stars align just right, we can find it...

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There’s lots for the kids to do on a night out
Aug01

There’s lots for the kids to do on a night out

Most times, when you think of a night out on the town, it’s all centered around things for the adults to do. But as big kids ourselves – and guys who were once actually your age – we know what it’s like to just want to have a good time with your friends. To be clear mom and dad, we aren’t insinuating that you allow for your children stay out till the wee hours of the morning for a late night snack attack at Red Arrow, but rather let...

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The Insider’s guide to date night in Concord
Aug01

The Insider’s guide to date night in Concord

As a couple of guys who are fully committed to our significant others (me being married almost five years and Jon about to take the plunge this month), we’re always looking for ways to keep the romance going. And there’s no better way than to take your special someone on a date night. Now, we can’t claim to be experts in the field of dating, but since we both have lovely ladies who want to spend the rest of their lives with us, we’ve...

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Go Try It: Singing bowl sound meditation at Back in Motion
Aug01

Go Try It: Singing bowl sound meditation at Back in Motion

It feels like everybody is always so busy these days, especially in the summer. Between work, summer camps, vacations, yard work and all the other hassles of everyday life, it can be pretty easy to get yourself all wound up and out of balance. One way to relieve some of the stress is by attending singing bowl sound meditation sessions at Back in Motion, in The River Guild at the Smokestack Center. On the second and fourth Thursday of...

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Nonprofits sought for annual Day of Caring
Aug01

Nonprofits sought for annual Day of Caring

Granite United Way will host its annual Day of Caring events in Merrimack County this September and is currently seeking projects from local nonprofits. This year marks the 25th year of Day of Caring events. Nonprofits can participate by submitting a project for the more than 2,000 volunteers that take part in Day of Caring, Granite United Way’s signature volunteer movement. Businesses and organizations will sign up to volunteer to...

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Race on over to the 37th Concord Criterium
Aug01

Race on over to the 37th Concord Criterium

You know all about the slew of road race type events in Concord every year. There’s the Rock ‘N Race, the Capital City Classic, the Making Strides walk/run, the Run United 5K, the Friendly Kitchen 5K and many more. But there’s one big cycling race, and it’s coming to town this Saturday. It’s called the Concord Criterium, and it’s coming back for a 37th year. The race is now the oldest and one of the most attended bike races in New...

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There’s a documentary about Concord Coach
Aug01

There’s a documentary about Concord Coach

Did you know that Concord is world famous? No, surprisingly it’s not because all of our fans take the Insider with them on lavish trips around the globe, but rather for the Concord Coach. Back in its hey day, the Concord Coach was the ideal way to travel around the country – before things like trains and cars came around. But for many years, the Concord Coach reigned supreme with orders going to all areas of the country. And filmmaker...

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Head down to McGowan for a little ‘Inertia’
Aug01

Head down to McGowan for a little ‘Inertia’

By now you’ve heard the news that McGowan Fine Art is staying open (and eventually moving to a new location) and is celebrating with a new show, “Inertia,” featuring lots of new work from 21 of the gallery’s artists. It will be on display through Aug. 25, so go take a peek.

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Friday is International Beer Day, so drink up
Aug01

Friday is International Beer Day, so drink up

It seems like just about every day of the year is deemed some sort of holiday these days. There’s National Fried Chicken Day (July 6), Hobbit Day (Sept. 22), National Paper Airplane Day (May 26) and even Ask a Stupid Question Day (Sept. 28). But the most important one of all is coming up this Friday: International Beer Day. International Beer Day is a global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries and backyards all over...

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Look who’s trying to find love on Craigslist
Aug01

Look who’s trying to find love on Craigslist

We took to Craigslist last week to see who had been posting on the Missed Connections pages in our neck of the woods during the month of July. And we found a ton of great entries to share – and that we could print, unedited, of course. And if you happened to make a connection with your missed connection, we want to know about it. Send us an email to news@theconcordinsider.com and tell us all about it.   Cute tall young guy...

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Free summer concerts are the absolute best
Aug01

Free summer concerts are the absolute best

It’s not hard to find live music in the old capital city – especially during the summer months. What would be hard is to list every show coming up this week. So we found a couple great outdoor shows, as well two, one-time only concert in a church, for you to choose from. And the great thing about it is that all but one are free and that will only cost you an Abe Lincoln and two George Washingtons. As part of the ever-popular Concord...

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Friends give out  awards
Aug01

Friends give out awards

The Friends of the Audi gave out their annual volunteer awards, including Friend of the Year, the Golden Pineapple and the Business Appreciation Award.

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Gibson’s book club to pick titles for next year’s reads
Aug01

Gibson’s book club to pick titles for next year’s reads

Every August, the Gibson’s Bookstore book club sits down as a club and chooses a year’s worth of books to read. And it just so happens the group is getting together at the book store on Monday at 7 p.m. for their annual pow wow. So if you have a book that you really loved and want to share – or saw a title that caught your eye and want a reason to read it, stop by the store on Monday. Go with your suggestions, and be prepared to...

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On the Road: We took a trip to the land of pasta
Aug01

On the Road: We took a trip to the land of pasta

We took a trip to Italy with Donna and Joe Raycraft of Penacook.

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Bulletin Board

Indoor/outdoor yard sale Saturday East Congregational Church will host an indoor/outdoor yard and bake on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be clothing, books, holiday decor, kitchenware, glassware, decorative items, toys, games, puzzles, and much more available. The $3 bag sale starts at 11 a.m. Don’t miss the yummy bake sale. The sale will be held rain or shine. For more information and directions, visit eastchurchucc.org ....

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Book of the Week: ‘Casey Stengel’
Aug01

Book of the Week: ‘Casey Stengel’

Casey Stengel Marty Appel 2017, 432 pages Biography In this new sports biography, baseball writer Marty Appel tells the story of one of baseball’s most colorful and enduring characters. Casey Stengel’s remarkable baseball career lasted more than five decades, during which his teams won 10 pennants and seven World Series championships. Always good for a quote while speaking in his native tongue “Stengelese,” Casey was a favorite of the...

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This Week in Concord History
Aug01

This Week in Concord History

Aug. 1, 1848: The Boston, Concord and Montreal Railroad opens its line to Meredith Bridge (Laconia).   Aug. 1, 2001: The Concord Planning Board votes unanimously against a developer’s proposal to build a grocery store and shopping center in the South End. The developer will respond with a lawsuit challenging the decision.   Aug. 2, 1830: The Rev. Roger C. Hatch rides from Hopkinton to Concord to make the first deposit in the...

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