Arts and education are a big part of life in Manchester. Local schools, for example, teach kids reading and writing by having them draw, and the link between learning and art is strengthened by the Manchester Arts Commission, which uses the community gallery in the 200-year-old City Hall building to put on twice-monthly exhibits of local artists’ work. “The gallery is an opportunity for kids to see a higher level of art,” said Ann Kelley, the Arts Commission’s chairperson.
But the Arts Commission has no budget of its own, so receiving funds from the We Hear You America campaign was critical. The grant money is being used to update lighting fixtures that illuminate artwork, add a molding system to help display more pieces and host larger shows, and install 3D cases to showcase bigger objects.
“Getting exposure from a national organization like Reader’s Digest that highlighted culture and tradition in Manchester truly unified the community,” said Kelley. “We banded together and showed we have the power to be selected, and make change. It is empowering.”
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
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Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
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A: A mechanic.
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