Not "Little Boston"
The recent Manchester renaissance has brought a flood of comparisons and media attention. Many pundits to the South seize on the bricked sidewalks, rising rents, and numerous pubs as an indication that Manchester is becoming "Little Boston". The title is groundless. These two cities have very little in common, save geography. Manchester was a "Company Town" to the very core of the definition. Boston was and is an economic, cultural powerhouse that prospered on its wonderful natural harbor. The industries, populations, and economic bases of the two cities are entirely different, and a visitor to Manchester would surely be perplexed by the comparisons. Manchester is unique in New England - the core of the city was planned, designed, and constructed under the watch of one company: The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. The uniformity of construction and form dazzles pupils of urban planning, and pre-dates the works of Le Corbusier by a half-century. Consider this when visiting the city.
Ice Hockey is very popular in New Hampshire
Manchester boasts the largest civic arena in the state, the 10,000 seat Verizon Wireless Arena, which hosts family events, concerts, expos, ice shows, and is home to the Manchester Monarchs hockey team, the AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings.
MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE
"THE SYMBOL OF THE STATE"
OK, I KNOW THIS ISN'T IN MANCHESTER, but I had to start off with the "Old Man on the Mountain," which of course is the symbol of New Hampshire.
Sadly, 6 months after I took this photo, it crumbled to the ground and is no more.
"THE OLD MILLS OF MANCHESTER"
DOWN ON COMMERCIAL STREET YOU WILL FIND these great old brick buildings which now are occupied by various businesses.
Manchester is the largest city in New Hampshire.
"RIVER SCENE IN MANCHESTER"
THIS IS THE MERRIMACK RIVER as it flows by the old mills.
Walk for a cause: The American Lung Association
""Blow the Whistle on Asthma!""
Walk begins at Singer Family Park
169 S. Commercial St.
Manchester, New Hampshire
"Saturday, September 28, 2002"
continues along a scenic, paved river walk way.
Start Time: 9:00 am
Contact Dee Martin at the American Lung 603-669-2411 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
"Singer Family Park Riverwalk"
It was a cloudy day when I took these pictures but this will give you an idea of what you'll see on the walk. If you're going to be in Manchester NH during September 28, 2002, join the walk to help fight Asthma. And have fun doing it!
There is no registration fee and no minimum or maximum pledge raising. Participants can raise funds by asking for sponsorships. Incentives start with raising $100 per person & up.
All funds support the many programs in the granite state to help both children and adults control and prevent asthma attacks.
This is a great Family Event. It's a great way to teach children the "art of giving" if only it's of their time and talents, as well as giving money. What you teach them now will last a life time. Give from the heart!
Any VT members out there that would like to meet me there and join me for the walk? Let's make it a VT meeting event as well!
Drop me an email!!