Take a tour of the arts in Concord with us
Aug28

Take a tour of the arts in Concord with us

It’s no secret that Concord is a pretty good city when it comes to the arts. Whether you’re looking for music, film, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs or theatrical performances, there are almost endless options for all of them.The Insider is also a pretty big fan of the arts, if you haven’t noticed. That’s why we decided to dedicate this whole issue to taking a tour of Concord’s arts. Specifically, we wanted to focus on...

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Learn about food waste at the ‘Wasted!’ film event at Red River Theatres
Aug28

Learn about food waste at the ‘Wasted!’ film event at Red River Theatres

In today’s hyper-politicized world with 24-hour news feeds, it seems like there’s always some huge issue for everyone to be concerned about. Whether that’s guns, drugs, immigration or assault or abuse of any kind, it’s safe to say there are plenty of important issues in the country and the world right now.But there’s a big one that goes on in virtually every household that gets very little press – food waste.Every year, 1.3 billion...

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Everett Arena to host massive end-of-summer yard sale Saturday
Aug28

Everett Arena to host massive end-of-summer yard sale Saturday

If there’s one thing virtually every human on earth loves, it’s a great deal. In that case, there’s a pretty good chance all of those people will be at Everett Arena this Saturday for the massive End-of-Summer Yard Sale.One of the more heavily attended events at the arena, the yard sale is always popular because of the vast array of random stuff for sale, and the often incredible prices to go with them. While it may seem odd to hold a...

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Tasty Brews: 603 Brewery Scenic New England Session IPA at Cheers
Aug28

Tasty Brews: 603 Brewery Scenic New England Session IPA at Cheers

We so enjoyed last week’s mild weather that we had to splurge for a brew on the clock – it’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it.We hadn’t been to Cheers in quite a while, so we decided to stop over around lunchtime early last week to see what was on tap. There were several familiar beers that we’ve either reviewed before or are too common to be worth writing about, but one beer, whose tap handle was kind of hidden by the angles...

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Show your paddling skills at the Canoe and Kayak Pro Pursuit Race at NHTI
Aug28

Show your paddling skills at the Canoe and Kayak Pro Pursuit Race at NHTI

Tom Walton – Concord’s local paddling enthusiast and expert – is at it again. That’s right, there’s another paddling race coming up, and this one’s a little different from some of the other one’s he’s put on. This one is called the Canoe & Kayak Pro Pursuit Race, and it will take place at the NHTI boat ramp Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This will be a Handicap Pursuit Race, meaning handicaps will be placed to ensure an even...

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Bulletin Board: Library card month, stamp collectors and Toastmasters moving
Aug28

Bulletin Board: Library card month, stamp collectors and Toastmasters moving

Stamp collectors to hold meeting The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors will hold its monthly meeting at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, on Sept. 18, beginning at 1 pm. We invite all who are interested in stamp collecting to attend, share their interest, buy, sell and trade. Meet other collectors and learn more about their hobby and enjoy the fellowship of others with varied interests in Philatelic resources...

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Entertainment: A light week as the calendar flips to September
Aug28

Entertainment: A light week as the calendar flips to September

This is somewhat of a sad time of the year for a lot of people, as many consider the end of August the unofficial end of summer. The weather cooling down lately only seems to add to that feeling. That doesn’t mean there won’t be any live entertainment to catch, though. In fact, there’s even a summer concert – the Club Soda show at Eagle Square, which is a make-up show because of a rainout some time in the middle of the summer. Here’s...

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On the Road: The ‘Insider’ takes a riverboat cruise along the Mississippi
Aug28

On the Road: The ‘Insider’ takes a riverboat cruise along the Mississippi

Recently, Gloria Faretra, Jean Chase, Beverly MacInnis and Rita Faretra went on a riverboat cruise on the Mississippi River starting in New Orleans and ending in Memphis, Tenn. Various stops included Oak Alley; Baton Rouge, La.; Natchez, Miss.; and Vicksburg, Miss.“Of course, we brought the Insider with us,” Chase said. “It was a fun trip for all of us.”Are you going somewhere cool? Take us along with you and take a picture of you...

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Drop in to the City Wide Community Center for some volleyball on Thursday nights
Aug28

Drop in to the City Wide Community Center for some volleyball on Thursday nights

When we told you a few months ago about the new City Wide Community Center on the Heights, we told you it was going to be a multipurpose, multigenerational facility, and we weren’t making stuff up. The latest evidence? Drop-in volleyball. The sprawling, brand-new, rubber-floor gymnasium will be open for adult volleyball on Thursday nights from 6 to 8 through Sept. 27. Volleyball will be open to anyone 18 or older, whether you’re a...

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Instagram: What a pleasant shot of the docks at St. Paul’s around sunset
Aug28

Instagram: What a pleasant shot of the docks at St. Paul’s around sunset

We love a good outdoorsy shot, and luckily for us, Instagram has no shortage of them. One particular photo really caught our eye last week – this one here by user @sheldonmckinley_, who has quite an eye for nice outdoor shots in Concord. This one was taken at the docks at St. Paul’s School at seemingly the most perfect time of day imaginable. This shot gives us a cozy, safe feeling for some reason, and makes us want to go camping....

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Book of the Week: ‘Fire and Hemlock’
Aug28

Book of the Week: ‘Fire and Hemlock’

Fire and HemlockDiana Wynne Jones2012, 415 pagesJuvenile Fantasy While packing her books for her second year of college, Polly, a young woman from 1980s England, discovers that she has two sets of memories of growing up, and that these memories diverge at the moment when she gate-crashed a funeral on Halloween when she was 10 years old. There she met a young man, Tom Lynn, who helped her escape outdoors for some air, and joined her in...

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This Week in Concord History
Aug28

This Week in Concord History

Aug. 28, 2000: The board of directors of First Night New Hampshire announces it won’t hold its annual New Year’s Eve celebration this year. The organization has accumulated debts over the past three years, in part due to cold weather and a 1999 bomb scare. Aug. 29, 1862: While ministering to soldiers of the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry at Second Bull Run, Harriet P. Dame of Concord is captured. She is taken to Stonewall Jackson’s...

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