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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.

Healthcare workforce shortages at catastrophic levels

“It feels like an existential crisis,” Brendan Williams says. “It is tough sometimes to see how we might get our way out of it. It feels to a lot of our members like an extinction event.”

A growing club: Membership-based direct primary care reimagines health coverage

Siobhan Benham’s focus has shifted, too. She’s no longer mainly reacting to serious health issues, but rather working with patients on how to prevent them. This is all made possible through direct primary care — a model in which patients pay a monthly fee directly to their provider for services instead of the physician billing insurance.

Ribbon cut on Waypoint Youth Resource Center and Emergency Shelter on Hanover Street

Waypoint President & CEO Borja Alvarez de Toledo and Major Joyce Craig were joined by approximately 125 staff, donors, architects, construction workers, politicians and interested Manchester citizens to celebrate the ribbon cutting at 298 Hanover St. on a 14-bed Youth Resource Center and Overnight Emergency Shelter. Seven of the beds are considered nightly while seven are available on a two-week basis. It is the only emergency shelter for youth and young adults in the state and will serve the age range of 12 to 24. The facility will be open 24/7.

Shaheen talks with local experts on home heating prices

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) gathered at a senior citizens’ apartment complex with New Hampshire home heating oil company representatives and state government experts to discuss rising home heating prices and efforts to address the issue.