Look at all of this sweet public art we found
Jul26

Look at all of this sweet public art we found

We wandered around Concord last week searching for as much public art as we could find. As we journeyed around, we realized there was a lot more than we ever noticed. Check out what we found!

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Here are some other, lesser-known pieces
Jul26

Here are some other, lesser-known pieces

Sure, Concord has quite a few statues, sculptures and paintings, but what else is there? We asked ourselves the same question and decided to get to the bottom of it. We went out in seach of some things that have artistic value, but maybe they weren’t created with art in mind. We’re talking about things that were built for an actual purpose (other than to be gazed upon in amazement) that just so happen to look pretty cool, or things...

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Pink 2.0 sure did make some good nachos
Jul26

Pink 2.0 sure did make some good nachos

It’s not every day that you get to see a vegetarian dive into a pan of ground pork nachos. So when Monitor staffer Elodie Reed told us she was going to end her series of “A Pig’s Life: From piglet to pork chop” with a little taste test, we had to be there. Not only could we document Reed’s experience in the world of meat, but we’d probably get a few bites ourselves. The original plan was to get a bunch of bacon from Pink 2.0 (the...

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Thanks to GoBabyGo NH, kids get new rides
Jul26

Thanks to GoBabyGo NH, kids get new rides

Every kid wants a Power Wheels. Being able to cruise around the driveway just like mom and dad do on the road must be just the coolest thing when you’re little. So much so, we want one as adults. But unfortunately for children with mobility issues, the ones you can buy in the store don’t always match what a child needs in terms of safety and functionality. That’s where GoBabyGo comes in. The program started at the University of...

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Live music coming up this week(end)
Jul26

Live music coming up this week(end)

There’s always plenty of good, live music to be heard around here, it’s just a matter of finding the time. We realize we’ve kind of been slacking in the keeping-you-up-to-date department, so we’re here to make it up to you this week. Here’s a little rundown of a bunch of live music coming up in the near future. We recommend checking some out, lest you look like a loser next time you’re with a group of super-cool local music junkies...

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Jeremy Woodward needs you to vote for him
Jul26

Jeremy Woodward needs you to vote for him

At the Insider, we’ve been pretty fortunate to earn a spot on the front cover. Although it’s not as prestigious when you’re the ones deciding what photos make the cut.But if Jeremy Woodward happens to win Men’s Health’s 2016 Ultimate Guy Search, that’s a little bit more of a big deal. We’re talking about Men’s Health magazine here people.Almost 1,000 guys from all over the country filled out an application and Woodward, owner of...

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Food Snob: Eating a sandwich while watching some golf
Jul26

Food Snob: Eating a sandwich while watching some golf

Before construction began on the Sewalls Falls Bridge, I could get to Beaver Meadow Golf Course in just a couple of minutes.Surprisingly though, all of my trips had been golf related – which means I had never eaten at the 19th Hole at Beaver Meadow.But that all changed after a little lunch time relaxation last week. It was the perfect day to enjoy a sandwich on the patio, watching the golfers putt and tee off. I didn’t go into it...

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Discovery Center celebrating movie release
Jul26

Discovery Center celebrating movie release

In honor of the latest Star Trek movie, Star Trek Beyond, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center added a few items to its Trekkie collection for fans of the Starship Enterprise.

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Go Try It: Decoupage
Jul26

Go Try It: Decoupage

If you’re a faithful follower of the Insider, you’ve probably learned a few things about us by now.We enjoy food, music and beer, while also lacking a certain set of skills necessary to succeed in the world of art. Sure, we take good pictures of other people’s work, but our own leaves something to be desired.But since this is the public art issue and we do like to branch out from time to time (and give you something to laugh at), we...

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Now that’s an old selfie
Jul26

Now that’s an old selfie

By now, it’s hard to find someone out there who hasn’t taken a selfie.It’s okay to admit it. There’s no shame in taking a photo or yourself in front of the State House or out to dinner with some friends.Selfies are just a part of everyday life these days, and you might as well get on board with it. While it seems to be a relatively newer craze – and one that’s basically taken over the world – pictures of one self have been around for...

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This was way too good not to share
Jul26
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Friends honor volunteers with annual awards
Jul26
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Harry Potter to make his return at Gibson’s
Jul26

Harry Potter to make his return at Gibson’s

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! It has been nine years since the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and we’ve sorely missed doing Harry Potter release parties. We couldn’t resist celebrating for the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the long awaited continuation of Harry Potter’s story! Join Gibson’s Bookstore on Sunday at 2 p.m. for a cold reading of the first scene from the West End stage play, written by...

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Have you seen the  mural on the side of CVS?
Jul26

Have you seen the mural on the side of CVS?

If you’ve walked around downtown lately, you may have noticed a new splash of color on the side of the CVS building on North Main Street. It’s 24 feet long and vibrant as anything –you can’t miss it.No, that’s not the pharmacy’s new corporate design, though that would be an interesting idea. It’s actually the product of a handful of artistic minds from the area, and it was made possible by a scholarship program at Kimball-Jenkins...

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National Night Out to return to Rollins Park
Jul26

National Night Out to return to Rollins Park

It’s been a rocky few months in this country for police and community relations. It seems like every time you read the paper there’s something in there about people not exactly getting along with police. Thankfully, Concord doesn’t have quite the same issues as many other communities have in that department. In fact, Concord residents generally get fired up for the annual National Night Out event held at Rollins Park, in which the...

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Book of the Week: Rebel of the Sands
Jul26

Book of the Week: Rebel of the Sands

Rebel of the Sands Alwyn Hamilton 2016, 314 pages Fantasy Amani is an orphan, a teenager, a girl and – a dead shot. She is scheming on how to get out of Dustwalk, the grim, dead-end town on the edge of a desert. To make money she disguises herself and enters sharpshooting contests. She’s a loner, and plans to stay that way. But then she meets the handsome rebel named Jin, who is on the run from the Sultan’s army, and something...

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This Week in Concord History
Jul26

This Week in Concord History

July 26, 1927: His tour stop over, Col. Charles A. Lindbergh and his “Spirit of St. Louis” take off from Concord Airport at 11:50 a.m. There is a report that he passed over Claremont at 1:20 p.m. on his way to Springfield, Mass.   July 26, 1965: Trains carrying 71-foot laminated wooden arches arrive in Concord. Shipped from Oregon, they will become rafters for the new Everett Arena.   July 27, 1927: The police report more...

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Bulletin Board

RB Productions to perform this week RB Productions will present James and the Giant Peach, Jr. this weekend at the Capitol Center for the Arts. Show times will be Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at the CCA box office or at ccanh.com. Clint Klose   Concert in Eagle Square on Thursday The Shana Stack Band will perform in Eagle Square on Thursday at 7 p.m., as part of the free downtown...

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