Around Town

Supporters of unhoused people gather to protest evacuation of Firestone encampment

And on April 10 activists gathered in a parking lot at the corner of Granite and Canal Streets on a warm Saturday afternoon to protest the city and state’s treatment of their homeless population, including the most recent eviction notice. Though the event was scheduled to start at 2 p.m., participants spent an hour making signs and conversing with one another. Notably absent from the event was the homeless population itself; rather, community members had come to advocate on their behalf. READ MORE
Around Town

The Cats came back – you might have thought the feline-inspired catwalk was a goner

Yes, the Cats came back, they just couldn’t stay away.  Back in 2019, Liz Hitchcock and the team from Orbit Group, worked with the City of Manchester to meet code and add an artsy twist to the pedestrian crosswalk just outside The Bookery. It didn’t wear well but entrepreneurs aren’t fazed by minor setbacks.  Lessons learned, warm days, reformulation of a product with a three-year warranty and the Cats came back yesterday to Elm Street. READ MORE