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Munchie Mart: A return to family-run corner convenience stores

Although the official ribbon-cutting involving city officials and the Chamber of Commerce happened Nov. 18, Munchie Mart opened its doors on Sept. 26, offering locals a full-service convenience store, including the usual items but also featuring something new for this spot: Grab-and-go meals, breakfast and deli sandwiches – and a short but scrumptious menu or homemade desserts.

Calling all happy campers and glampers: Pop-up ‘Campery’ shop on Elm Street is open for business

The pop-up shop in collaboration with several popular local and international retailers is providing a one-stop shopping experience to purchase themed and seasonal gifts to encourage you, your family and friends to “explore more” and spend time outdoors. What you’ll find are glamping goodies, gifts for your furry friends, hostess gifts, nature-based toys for kids, tools for the men in your life, notebooks, puzzles, snowshoes, and outdoor gear for the entire family.

Street life, storage bins and one landlady’s resolve to pilot privately-funded ‘pod community’

New Hampshire is in the midst of a housing crisis that extends beyond the shortage of market-rate units, past the working poor to include the state’s homeless population, a problem that has been accelerated by a lapse in statewide emergency housing funding and an increasing number of people being evicted after the COVID-19 eviction moratorium expired over the summer.

3 bags gone, plenty more to go: Textile recycling made easy in Manchester

I’ve been oddly excited to try out the city’s new textile recycling service. Through a partnership with Helpsy, the process of recycling textiles is simple. The overarching goal is to reduce the amount of clothing items that end up in landfills –  in 2021 alone, the company diverted nearly 30 million pounds of textiles from landfills through a combination of clothing drives, home pickups, thrift store partners and clothing receptacles.