Katie McQuaid's Scene in Manchester: Clam King tales put past in context
Last year, he was asked by The Moth to take one of his five-minute winning slam stories and expand it to 10 minutes for the New York Mainstage show and then to join the traveling show. He recently told his story at the Portsmouth Music Hall and to audiences as large as 3,500 people in Portland, Ore, Kalamazoo, Mich., Boston and Aspen, Colo.
Like him, I loved spending time with my grandmother when I was a teen. Being judged by your peers all day is exhausting, and my Mamie always offered unconditional love and praise in a world where I constantly questioned what I was wearing, saying, doing and feeling.
When is the last time you donated blood? Can't remember? Sadly, neither can I. Let's all go to the Red Cross Blood Donation Center and give to honor Erin Bridget Sullivan Tremblay, who is alive today thanks to donated blood.
Last year Tremblay suffered a severe form of preeclampsia and almost died while giving birth to her second child, Bridget Mary, on April 4. After being given more than 40 units of blood at Elliot Hospital, she was airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital where she received even more blood during a three-week stay.
Vegans unite. NHVegFest, a festival to celebrate veganism in the Granite State, is coming to Manchester Community College Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Whether you have been a longtime vegetarian or vegan or are interested in learning more about this healthy and humane diet, this is the event for you. There will be free food samples, lunch available for purchase, yoga (bring a mat), meditation, lectures, music, a children's program and vendors.
For more information on this and other interesting events around Manchester, visit www.NH365.org.
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