Comic book cover artist has quite the talent
Sep12

Comic book cover artist has quite the talent

When Elias Chatzoudis first saw Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and more specifically, the way Jessica Rabbit’s curves popped off the screen, he knew what he wanted to do with his life. He had dabbled with drawing growing up, but it was that glimpse into the world of capturing the female form in a cartoon/ comic book way set forth by the 1988 cinematic classic that put him on a path to becoming quite well-known on the comic book cover...

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Bring your binoculars to the raptor festival and release day at Carter Hill Orchard
Sep12

Bring your binoculars to the raptor festival and release day at Carter Hill Orchard

Apart from when you’re watching any of the films from the Jurassic Park franchise (obviously the first one is the only one worth watching all the way through), how often do you get to see raptors? If your answer is “not that often,” you should make a point of checking out the Raptor Festival and Release Day at Carter Hill Orchard on Sunday.Mid-September – specifically the 17th – is the ideal time to witness birds of prey migrating...

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Take the pup to Pope Memorial SPCA’s Walk for the Animals
Sep12

Take the pup to Pope Memorial SPCA’s Walk for the Animals

If you like going for a nice walk outside with the family and the pooch, the Pope Memorial SPCA’s 22nd annual Walk for the Animals is the perfect event for you. On Sunday starting at 10 a.m., the soccer field at Northeast Delta Dental will become a rallying point for walkers of all ages who are looking to have a good time and help support the Pope Memorial SPCA. The Walk for the Animals features two routes – a 1-mile course and a...

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Can you run 200 miles with 11 others in a day?
Sep12

Can you run 200 miles with 11 others in a day?

All afternoon it had been raining, thundering and lightning. It was now dark outside with the threat of more storms, but it didn’t matter to this group of runners. Because come Friday, they need to be ready for anything.Most of the two teams from Jeremy’s Bootcamp met at Jr Linden’s house for a quick run and a final meeting before heading to Bretton Woods for this year’s Reach the Beach, which begins Friday morning.If you’re not...

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The Audi is hosting its annual gala Sunday
Sep12

The Audi is hosting its annual gala Sunday

It’s been a long summer of anticipation, but the wait is over: the Concord City Auditorium season is about to begin.And what better way to celebrate than with a party. But this isn’t just any party – this is the 27th annual opening gala and it’s all happening on Sunday. We’re talking food, art and loads of performances. The best part is that it’s all free.Typically the gala will cost you a modest fee. But as a way to say thank you to...

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Give your body and mind a workout with Community Yoga & Hike
Sep12

Give your body and mind a workout with Community Yoga & Hike

Yoga is great and all, but sometimes you might want to get that workout without being cooped up in a stuffy, upper-floor studio somewhere. What’s a yogi to do in this situation?Well, why not try the Community Yoga & Hike event at the Marjory Swope Park trails next Tuesday (Sept. 19)?The event is very much what it sounds like – a hike through the woods with some yoga mixed in. Also, it’s free.It starts with an easy to moderate hike...

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Butterflies are being released into the wild
Sep12

Butterflies are being released into the wild

Now that summer is officially over, it’s harder and harder to find reasons to celebrate.Sure, we all love a good fall apple picking session or getting our homemade costume ready for Halloween, but soon the days will be much shorter and colder, with winter not far behind. We know, we’re not ready either.But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some of those last signs of summer before it all completely goes away. And that includes watching...

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On Display: Get a sneak peek of the Deerfield Art Tour
Sep12

On Display: Get a sneak peek of the Deerfield Art Tour

The Kimball-Jenkins Carriage House is filled with works previewing the Deerfield Art Tour (Oct. 21-22), which will be on display through Oct. 3.

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Help put Concord back on top during Library Card Sign-Up Month
Sep12

Help put Concord back on top during Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Library cards are free to all residents of Concord and Penacook and to Concord teachers and business owners.Kids can sign up too, once they reach kindergarten.Your Concord Public Library card gives you access to thousands of books along with movies and music; downloadable books and audiobooks; computers and laptops; museum passes to the New England Aquarium, the Currier Museum of Art, Squam...

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Get enlightened at Kimball Jenkins’s Art of the House Party
Sep12

Get enlightened at Kimball Jenkins’s Art of the House Party

We’re a couple of pretty casual guys here at the Insider. For us, a house party consists of another guy coming over to have a few beers and watch a game, maybe over a slice of pizza.But some people – and businesses – take house parties to a whole other level, and the Kimball Jenkins Estate is exactly one of those kinds of businesses.On Sept. 21, Kimball Jenkins will host “The Art of the House Party,” an evening event that celebrates...

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Capitol Center to host concert, beer release
Sep12

Capitol Center to host concert, beer release

If you’ve had one of Lithermans Limited beers, there’s a chance you’ve realized that each one is named after a song or album. If not, well, now you know Using clever puns and loose interpretations, it’s clear that the guys who started Lithermans are big music fans. With beers named Bow Wow Yippie Yo IPA, This Is How We Gruit and Tangled Up In Bruges Saison, it’s a pairing that seems to work well.Until just recently though, they had...

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Lots of tunes to be heard around here this week
Sep12

Lots of tunes to be heard around here this week

By now you should be pretty familiar with the drill – every week we run a roundup of live music listings for Concord and Bow. This is that weekly roundup. We only run what we can find listings for online, so if you don’t see it here, that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening – just that there’s no info available online.Here’s what the week has in store for live music:Wedneday Joel Cage will play for the dinner crowd at Hermanos Cocina...

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Plenty of movies, plays on the docket this week
Sep12

Plenty of movies, plays on the docket this week

There’s a lot going on around here in the entertainment world, so we checked in with Red River Theatres, Hatbox Theatre and the Capitol Center for the Arts to see what was coming up.   Red River Wind River Tuesday: 2, 5:30, 8 p.m. Wednesday: 2, 5:30,  8 p.m. Thursday: 2, 5:30, 8 p.m. Friday: TBD Saturday: TBD Sunday: TBD Monday: TBD   The Trip to Spain Tuesday: 2:05 p.m. Wednesday: 2:05, 5:25, 7:50 p.m. Thursday: 2:05 p.m....

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Sister Hazel to play for Monahan Foundation
Sep12

Sister Hazel to play for Monahan Foundation

For the first few years of its existence, the Frank Monahan Foundation brought in a lot of money through its Fore the Kids golf tournament.As the flagship event for the foundation created in honor of the late Bishop Brady basketball coach, the tournament at Concord Country Club would fill up quickly. But it soon became apparent that there seems to be a golf tournament for everything. And that makes it harder to get players and recruit...

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CYPN: Christina Phillips is a fan of Concord eateries
Sep12

CYPN: Christina Phillips is a fan of Concord eateries

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) introduces you to our “Young Professional of the Month,” Christina Phillips. Each month the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better.How old are you? 26Where do you live? In Concord, near White Park and UNH Law School.Where do you currently work? I am a producer for...

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The Concord art world is a happening place
Sep12

The Concord art world is a happening place

Concord is home to lots of great artists and art galleries.So each week, we are putting together a list of current exhibits (and ones that will soon open), so you can have a handy guide to all the art world happenings. That way, when you’re looking to scope out some cool art, you don’t have to look too far.Just think of it as our little gift to you. If you know of an exhibit not listed, let us know.McGowanTerra Incognita: Becky...

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On the Road: The ‘Insider’ went to the Bahamas
Sep12

On the Road: The ‘Insider’ went to the Bahamas

During a trip to Freeport, Bahamas in June for his friends Matt and Beth Wood’s wedding, Tim made sure to bring along a copy of the “Insider” to pass around while lounging at the pool. You never know where you’ll find new readers. If you’re taking a vacation, bring a copy of this here paper, snap a photo with it and send it to news@theconcordinsider.com. Thanks a bunch!

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Book of the Week: ‘The Chalk Pit’
Sep12

Book of the Week: ‘The Chalk Pit’

The Chalk PitElly Griffiths2017, 360 pagesMystery Ruth Galloway is called to look at some bones that have been unearthed in a tunnel under the city of Norwich, England. She is concerned because the bones show signs that they were in a pot, possibly cooked. This could indicate cannibalism. The age of the bones are key as a developer wants to build an underground restaurant in this location. But more importantly, is this the site of a...

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Bulletin Board

Red River to host youth film festival On Saturday at 10 a.m., ConcordTV will host the 2017 Youth Video Film Festival at Red River Theatres. The event will begin with greetings from station manager Josh Hardy and executive director Doris Ballard. Programming and production assistant Melissa Sweatt and production and training assistant Justin Scarelli, who supervised this year’s camps, will be on hand for the festivities. The festival...

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Missed Connections: Look who’s trying to find on Craigslist
Sep12

Missed Connections: Look who’s trying to find 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 August. And we found a ton of great entries to share – and that we could print, unedited, of course.   Red hair in a silver car – m4w (Concord) – Aug. 31 I saw you a little after 1 in concord. I drove past you while you were getting ready to stop at a red light. I had a black car and we...

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This Week in Concord History
Sep12

This Week in Concord History

Sept. 12, 1841: In an unscheduled lecture, Stephen S. Foster, a Canterbury abolitionist, holds forth during a meeting at the Old North Church. When he won’t stop talking, several men escort him out.   Sept. 12, 2003: The state Department of Education releases the results of last spring’s state tests for third-, sixth- and 10th-graders. Statewide, last year’s third-graders achieve about the same levels of proficiency in math and...

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