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July 10. 2014 11:12PM

City summer: Check out Manchester

Summer is a time for going to the beach or the lake or... downtown Manchester?

Sure, why not? The city has a lot to offer this summer, and it beats staying inside watching “Saved by the Bell” reruns while the weather is so nice (you can save that hobby for the winter).

This Saturday at 10 a.m., John Jordan and Dick Duckoff will offer a walking tour of Elm Street’s historic buildings. They leave from the city welcome center at Veterans Park.

On Thursdays in July and August, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce holds Lunch in the Park from noon to 2 p.m. at Veterans Park (see story on page B1).

Then, on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9:30, you can come back to Veterans Park for Intown Manchester’s summer concert series.

The city library offers many events for families and children. This coming Monday at 10 a.m. the library plans a children’s bug hunt. Next Wednesday afternoon, kids in grades 3 to 6 can take part in a class called “Things that Go Boom!” Check the library website (www.manchester.lib.nh.us) for more.

The city parks and pools offer great in-town escapes on hot afternoons (though the city needs more basketball courts). And the sidewalks are crowded with outdoor restaurant seating.

You don’t have to go to the lakes or the Seacoast for a day out this summer. Manchester has more to offer than you might realize.


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