We’re taking the ‘Insider’ show on the road
Feb14

We’re taking the ‘Insider’ show on the road

As you well know, it’s no secret how much we enjoy Concord. For more than a decade, the Insider has thrived covering anything and everything that happens with the Concord city limits. There’s no shortage of things to try, food to eat and stories to tell. About a year and a half ago, we ventured into Bow and recently we got an idea. What if the Insider – just for one week at a time – left the city to see what’s happening in all these...

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Jon earned his snowbiking license at Pats Peak
Feb14

Jon earned his snowbiking license at Pats Peak

I like to think of myself as a pretty athletic guy – I played on a town baseball team 11 years ago and have kept in shape through a range of yard games ever since. When it comes to snow sports, though, it’s kind of a different story. Sure, I can ski, but I might get to a mountain once a year, if that (I didn’t go at all last year). Nonetheless, when I saw that Pats Peak offered snowbike lessons, I knew it was an opportunity I had to...

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Take a day trip to Henniker and explore
Feb14

Take a day trip to Henniker and explore

There’s nothing quite like embarking on a new adventure. Jumping in the old family sedan and hitting the open road to a place you’ve only heard about, but have never experienced for yourself. So you can only imagine our excitement when we left the confines of our office (and Concord) for a day trip to the town of Henniker – which if you didn’t know, is the only Henniker on Earth. It’s about 40 minutes from the ol’ Insider pod to the...

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Look at all this cool stuff we found while exploring Henniker
Feb14

Look at all this cool stuff we found while exploring Henniker

Since this was our first trip to Henniker, we figured an extra batch of photos was in order. Here’s some cool stuff we found during our expedition last week.

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We got a tour and taste of Henniker Brewing
Feb14

We got a tour and taste of Henniker Brewing

It’s no big secret that we like beer. We pretty much do whatever we can to try to include something beer-related almost every issue, and we enjoy doing so. That’s why it should come as no surprise that during our field trip to Henniker, we stopped by Henniker Brewing Co. to see what it was all about. We’ve tried some HBC beers before and even reviewed some in these pages, but due to our electronic monitoring anklets we were never...

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We found that people really love Henniker
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NEC has a gallery  full of great student work
Feb14

NEC has a gallery full of great student work

We stopped by New England College’s Chester Gallery, located at 39 Main St. in Henniker, to check out the school’s annual student art exhibition. The show, which will be on display through March 3, is free and open to the public during gallery hours, Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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You’ve got to sample some of the local fare in Henniker
Feb14

You’ve got to sample some of the local fare in Henniker

Whenever you visit a new place, the top thing on your to do list has to be trying some of the local eating establishments. Food is a great way to get a lay of the land, and you gotta eat, right? Unfortunately, there’s only so much time in the day and space in the ol’ stomach, so while we wanted to taste a little bit of everything on our trip to Henniker, it just wasn’t in the cards. But don’t worry, we ate as much as we could and took...

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There are lots of events coming up in Henniker
Feb14

There are lots of events coming up in Henniker

While we whipped through Henniker in one day, like one of those recent nor’easters, the one thing you should take from this issue is that there’s plenty to do and see in the town. And that includes tons of great events coming up throughout the year. We tried to find out as much info as possible so you can keep this page and refer back to it later when you’re looking for something new and different to do. So without further ado, here’s...

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Here’s a little insight into how our trip went
Feb14

Here’s a little insight into how our trip went

When you embark on a trip to a place you haven’t been before, you never quite know how it’s going to affect the old wallet. But we are happy to report that going to Henniker won’t cost you much – especially if you make your way from Concord like we did. From the office in East Concord, it’s a little over 25 miles (or just shy of 40 minutes) to the blinking light at the intersection of Main Street, Maple Street, Bridge Street and...

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From the Crowd: M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ a bizarre thriller
Feb14

From the Crowd: M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ a bizarre thriller

M. Night Shyamalan has always been an enigma wrapped in a mystery. He burst onto the scene as a visionary genius of sorts with his 1999 hit The Sixth Sense, followed strongly by the clever Unbreakable in 2000. It gets interesting after that point. The love-it-or-hate-it Signs was next for the director, and it’s been sort of downhill from there for him, at least in terms of reviews. His films since Signs such as The Village, Lady in...

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Submit nominations for Impact Awards

The N.H. Center for Nonprofits is seeking nominations for the Nonprofit Impact Awards to be presented April 4 at the Nonprofit Impact Celebration in Concord. Four Nonprofit Impact Awards will be presented to individuals and nonprofits that have made outstanding contributions to their communities. “The Nonprofit Impact Awards celebrate the vision, innovation and entrepreneurship that we see throughout the nonprofit sector,” said...

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There’s a new exhibit at Kimball-Jenkins
Feb14

There’s a new exhibit at Kimball-Jenkins

The latest Kimball-Jenkins art exhibit, “Visceral Explorations,” is on display in the Carolyn Jenkins Gallery through March 1, with an opening reception scheduled for Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. As always, here’s a sampling of what we saw, and if you want to see the rest,  you’ll just have to go check out the show.

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Mindful parenting reading coming up
Feb14

Mindful parenting reading coming up

Kathy Walsh, award-winning children’s author and mindfulness expert, will be hosting a book reading of her two guides on mindful parenting at Gibson’s Bookstore on Saturday at 2 p.m. Walsh’s best-selling parenting guides include 30 Days to a Mindful Home and Raising Peaceful Kids. In this high-tech, busy world of today, how do parents create balanced, peaceful environments for their children to grow up in? What is “Mindful Parenting?”...

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CYPN: Doug Phelan is a huge fan of living in Concord
Feb14

CYPN: Doug Phelan is a huge fan of living in Concord

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) introduces you to another “Young Professional of the Month,” Doug Phelan. How old are you? 29 Where do you live? Downtown Concord! It’s definitely the place to be. The buzz is real. Where do you currently work? I’m a family medicine resident physician at the N.H. Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency. I practice throughout Concord Hospital, but mostly...

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Here’s a roundup of live music this week
Feb14

Here’s a roundup of live music this week

After all this snow, we sure could use a break from the harsh realities of winter. And what better way than finding a warm, cozy establishment and listening to some live music? We know, it sounds pretty good right about now. Luckily, we did a lot of the leg work for you and found a few performances on the docket around town this week. You just have to decide which one to go to. Woman’s Club The Concord Coachmen will celebrate this...

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You’ve got to experience the new Simchik Cinema
Feb14

You’ve got to experience the new Simchik Cinema

It’s been a few months since Red River Theatres has been at full strength. That’s because a capital campaign project – the first since Red River opened its doors almost 10 years ago – had temporarily shutdown use of the Simchik Cinema. But the wait is over – and was well worth it. During the first week of February, the screening room was reopened for public use, and after taking a little tour of it last week, we can’t wait to go catch...

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Science Cafe to discuss winter blues next Tuesday
Feb14

Science Cafe to discuss winter blues next Tuesday

This is the time of year when many people struggle with the “winter blues,” also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, a term that most appropriately creates the acronym SAD. Months of little daylight and being stuck indoors by the cold and wet can leave people feeling unsettled or even seriously depressed. Science Cafe Concord will discuss the matter – how serious it is, how it can be recognized, how it can be avoided or treated – at...

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Mikey G  to put on a clinic at Strings & Things
Feb14

Mikey G to put on a clinic at Strings & Things

Nobody is going to become the next Jimi Hendrix overnight – that much is obvious. But if you’re looking to improve your playing skills at least marginally, you should check out the free guitar clinic coming up at Strings & Things Music on Saturday at 4 p.m. – it couldn’t hurt, right? The downtown music supply shop likes to put on at least one event per month, and after a brief hiatus in January, the shop is ready to get 2017...

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Concord Reads is back for 2017 with ‘Adrift’
Feb14

Concord Reads is back for 2017 with ‘Adrift’

Attention all readers: Concord Reads is back in action at the Concord Public Library. Every year, the library picks a book to base several months of programming around. These things can include movies, fun activities, discussions and more. Last spring, the featured book was When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning, and participants got the chance to meet and talk to the author about the writing process. This year, it’s all...

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This Week in Concord History
Feb14

This Week in Concord History

Feb. 14, 2000: Everett Arena officials ask the Concord City Council to chip in half the construction costs for adding two new locker rooms. Among other things, the plans would bring the rink into compliance with federal disability regulations and gender equity laws.   Feb. 14, 2001: About 100 Bow residents attend a hearing on potential cuts to the school district budget. Many in the crowd are students particularly alarmed by...

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Bulletin Board
Feb14

Bulletin Board

February vacation fun at River Guild Looking for some something fun for your child to do during February vacation week? Join The River Guild for its Creative Movers mini-camp for three days full of creativity, art, movement, games, yoga, breathing and relaxation stories. There will be dancing, story telling, group activities, creating a group play, snacks and more. The camp, which runs Feb. 28 through March 2, is open to children ages...

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Book of the Week: ‘The Sun Is Also A Star’
Feb14

Book of the Week: ‘The Sun Is Also A Star’

The Sun is Also a Star Nicola Yoon 2016, 384 pages Young Adult Fiction This is the book for the hopeless romantic. It chronicles Daniel and Natasha’s love story from just before they meet until they part ways with broken hearts. Yoon explores hope, love, logic, science, God, race, nationality, immigration and possibility over the course of one incredible day. The narrative style is quite creative: Daniel and Natasha each tell their...

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