How Concord Monitor staffers do Valentine’s Day

Take notes, people – we asked around the office to discover the perfect V-Day gifts and activities.

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Dancing with the Concord Stars is always one of the biggest attractions at NHTI’s annual Winter Fling, and as you can tell by these photos, it didn’t disappoint this year. Winners were: Best Overall, Laura Quayle and Eric Goodwin; The People’s Choice Award, Heather Brown and Jim Rosenberg; Most Graceful, Kathy Bacon and Kirk Leoni; Best Choreographer, Aaron Baker; Best Costume, Jennifer Boulanger and Greg Legier; Most Creative, Melody...

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We asked around to find out what’s going to happen in the Super Bowl

Based on the answers we got from a handful of local “experts,” it could be anything really

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Check out these super set-ups

There are a bunch of places in town to watch the big game Sunday night – here are 3 that we visited

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Our cameras and stomachs hit up the macaroni and cheese bake off

Granite State Dairy Promotion held the New Hampshire’s Own Macaroni and Cheese Bake Off on Saturday, and it was a delicious thing to behold.

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We kiss 2014 goodbye with these photos

We spent weeks days some amount of time digging through our archives for our best pictures of 2014. Enjoy!

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The Concord Public Library knows books, obvi. So it’s no surprise the good people there know how to give a book new life with a craft project, like turning one into a Christmas tree. That’s precisely what happened last Tuesday, and we were there to spy some of the coolest creations.

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In need of last minute gift ideas? We’ve got ’em

We scoured downtown Concord for all the hottest presents (and baked goods!) you can snag as the Christmas clock officially winds down. Read them quick, though, time’s running out!

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This lucky elf’s shelf is all of Concord

The Elf on the Shelf is a phenomenon the world hasn’t seen the likes of since the Concord Insider (wait, that’s us!). And the craze has officially come to Concord. We took our little buddy out on the town, but we want to see what you can do with one. Send us photos of the coolest places your elf winds up – in your house or anywhere in Concord – by emailing us at <a...

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Sue Chandler turns Tim into an official gingerbread house expert

Or at least a guy who can make one house

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Rundlett Middle School held a craft fair and cookie walk Nov. 23 to kick off the holiday season, and the Insider – and Santa! – was invited.

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Help longtime Concord resident Conky O'Connell identify these photos. It's the neighborly thing to do.

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Concord’s cup stackers have gone international! Thursday was the worldwide Stack Up event, where students in 35 countries tried to break the world record for most people cup stacking in a given day. The goal was 600,000, and as of this writing, the predicted count was 599,677 – plenty good to beat the previous record of about 555,000 (though the official count is still pending). Beaver Meadow and Rundlett were two of 14 New Hampshire...

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Eastern Bank purchased Centrix Bank last week, crossing the border from Massachusetts to New Hampshire, and welcomed itself by surprising customers and buying everyone breakfast for a few hours at Dunkin’ Donuts locations throughout the state Tuesday, including two in Concord.

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We figured there was no better way to get a glimpse of life at NHTI than through the students’ eyes, and since it’s not yet scientifically feasible to look directly through them, we hit up Instagram to find the best shots of campus happenings.

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Technically speaking, NHTI is a pretty sweet school

We found out everything there is to know about the only residential community college in New Hampshire

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Halloween Howl is its usual downtown trick-or-treating extravaganza

Intown Concord’s annual Halloween Howl turned Main Street into a trick-or-treaters paradise on Friday evening.

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We successfully trick-or-treated for your best Halloween decorations

We sent out the call for the coolest Halloween decorations in Concord, and boy did you guys answer it. Here’s a sampling of the best that we got – with the caveat that some are not from this year (in your defense, we never specified in our request).

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Here’s your Halloween shopping list, non-candy division

We made our annual trek to Spirit Halloween in the Steeplegate Mall to find the coolest costumes and decorations

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Evolution Rock + Fitness is holding themed costume nights on Wednesdays throughout October to help you get into the Halloween spirit from a couple hundred feet off the ground. Last week was retro night, but you can still catch spandex night Oct. 22 and a Halloween party Oct. 29.

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Why we’re Making Strides

Let these team leaders explain why they got involved in the annual walk

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The first annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event to raise money and awareness for domestic and sexual violence drew a hearty crowd despite steady drizzle Wednesday afternoon.

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Sometimes our job is to eat all the awesome pumpkin stuff in Concord

This is merely a sampling of the pumpkin-flavored delights that await you in our great city. For instance, we didn’t hit any of the local restaurants that usually offer pumpkin desserts this time of year, simply because we wanted our pants to fit in the morning. But we still found these delightful treats. Go try ‘em!

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Concord High School had a white T-shirt contest, and everyone went

Concord High School’s annual homecoming parade turned into a walk to defeat ALS this year following principal Gene Connolly’s recent diagnosis, and hundreds turned out in their Connolly Tough T-shirts to kick it in the ALS.

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Abraham Lincoln stops off at the annual City Auditorium kickoff gala

The Friends of the Concord City Auditorium presented the 24th Season Opening Gala on Sept. 14 with a theme of “The Magic of Theatre.”

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WOW gives locals a chance to test the waters

The second annual Weekend on the Water festival was held Sept. 6 and 7 at Riverfront Park and featured all sorts of different aqua-themed activities. And there was a giant inflatable rubber duck!

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