Wonderland, a new Manchester store where reading is about more than books

read more…: Wonderland, a new Manchester store where reading is about more than books

Deirdre Shaw had long dreamed of opening a bookstore for kids. When that dream finally began to become reality, it formed around the idea of accessibility. Not only the physical accessibility for those with disabilities, though. Shaw wanted the store to be in a neighborhood accessible to city residents who may not be able to jump into a car to take them where they want to go. She wanted items that were accessible to people whose budgets may have little room for extras, like books and toys.

Nashua awarded $44 million Tech Hub grant for biofab’s ReGen Valley

read more…: Nashua awarded $44 million Tech Hub grant for biofab’s ReGen Valley

Southern New Hampshire was designated one of 31 national regional Tech Hubs in October, and the development of ReGen Valley, the Nashua-Manchester ecosystem for regenerative technology.  The Tech Hubs Program is a flagship initiative of the Biden administration to invest in and grow the economies in communities across the country, advancing America’s global leadership in critical technologies, and strengthening our national and economic security.

Manchester residential housing growth a sign biofab effort is taking hold

read more…: Manchester residential housing growth a sign biofab effort is taking hold

In 2022, the city was already starting to see residential projects, particularly downtown and in the Millyard taking off. But things picked up after the $44 million Build Back Better Regional Challenge grant was awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, announced in November of that year, Jodie Nazaka, director of the Manchester Development Office, told Ink Link Tuesday. “That’s a trend we don’t see slowing down anytime soon,” she said.

Grappone Humanities Institute re-use project among those recognized by NH Preservation

read more…: Grappone Humanities Institute re-use project among those recognized by NH Preservation

The 2024 list of honorees “includes the demanding rescue and revival of rare and iconic properties, vital re-use of key community buildings by businesses, and robust stewardship over time of community assets and gathering places,” the NH Preservation Alliance said in its awards announcement Friday.