Scene in Manchester: City Food Co-op is a fresh idea
OK, maybe "accosted" is an exaggeration, but she certainly got my attention as I walked through the crowded Made in NH Expo several weeks ago. PeneloPea the Peapod, aka Shaelagh Nelson, and several other volunteers were working hard to reach the 1,000 members needed before the co-op can take the next step of securing financing, beginning a member loan campaign, hiring a store manager and securing a site.
The co-op is a member-owned, volunteer-run organization working to build a full service cooperative grocery store in Manchester. The store will carry fresh, healthy and locally produced foods.
I am about as risk-averse as they come. So I had to ask Manchester Food Co-op board member Steve Freeman (you may have seen him on WMUR's "Cook's Corner") whether I was assuming any risk with my membership. What happens to my $100 if the store doesn't open? What if someone slips and falls and sues the store?
Something new at Kiwanis auction
Sometimes you have to change things up to make something old more exciting. After many years of holding its annual auction during the day on the grounds of the Webster House, the Kiwanis Club of Manchester is making the event an evening shindig inside The Derryfield Restaurant for its 46th year.
My friend Renie Denton has been trying to get me to come in and see the new home of Manchester Community Resource Center since it moved to the space in the renovated Dearborn Memorial/Odd Fellows Hall last year.
This Thursday, Manchester Community Resource Center will host a community picnic in conjunction with a Parks and Recreation Department meeting to discuss planned renovations for Harriman Park, located next to the Odd Fellows Hall building, at the corner of Lake and Hall streets.
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Hearts will be moved at Temple Israel Sunday as it hosts an evening with Eva Mozes Kor, a survivor of the Holocaust who was subjected to human experimentation, with her twin sister Miriam, under Josef Mengele at Auschwitz. After arriving at Auschwitz, the 9-year-old twins were separated from their parents and older sisters, never to see them again.
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