For the Love of Manchester

Conscious Capitalism and how local businesses care for our community

Thursday, October 29, 2015 Carol Robidoux 1
I’m not saying that big box or chain leadership cannot have pride in their community or for what they do, but decisions don’t generally end with them. Big boxes and chains generally have a hierarchy that is far from the local location. The higher up in the structure one is, the further removed they are from the local shop – and the community.
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Manchester is not an easy place to be for families in need

Thursday, October 15, 2015 Carol Robidoux 3
Manchester is not an easy place to be if one has a real need, especially if it is temporary or urgent in nature. My feeling is that churches and faith-based organizations should be the first lines of defense, but in many cases aren’t for many reasons – including their limited resources. READ MORE
For the Love of Manchester

Let’s think outside the box: A strong library system = strong community

Thursday, September 17, 2015 Carol Robidoux 1
There is something that the library is lacking … and that is outreach. I do not fault the library for this as they are often one of the last to receive money from the city and really don’t have substantial funds – or at least enough – to pay for a lot of outreach. And an underfunded library system is not exclusively a Manchester thing. Libraries are not the priority in many communities, especially in urban areas where ironically they are needed the most. Even though public libraries are playing a larger role, many still only receive minimal funding. READ MORE
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STEM education is important, but art is essential

Thursday, September 3, 2015 Carol Robidoux 1
It is sad to see so many school systems removing art-related instruction because it is seen as something that is not important. Instead these systems are adding more STEM-focused classed to “better prepare students for the world and the jobs of tomorrow.” READ MORE