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MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, the Arnold for Mayor campaign released its first list of public supporters. The announcement comes one week after former Alderman Patrick Arnold announced his candidacy for Mayor of Manchester, along with a 24-member organizing committee of current and former elected officials, and community activists.

“Our campaign is proud to have early support from such a diverse group of supporters,” said Arnold. “In addition to our campaign’s 2015 organizing committee, today’s list includes more than sixty people who have joined our efforts to bring new leadership and a new vision to our city,” Arnold continued.

Patrick Arnold served as a Manchester Alderman from 2009 until 2014. In 2013, he was the Democratic candidate for mayor against Mayor Ted Gatsas, the Republican incumbent. Gatsas held off Arnold’s challenge in 2013 by 943 votes. In March 2014, the Manchester Board of Aldermen unanimously confirmed Arnold’s appointment to the city’s Conduct Committee. An attorney by trade, Arnold earned his law degree at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. He and his wife, Kathy, have a daughter, Abigail.

Public Supporters – Round 1

Armand Forest, State Representative and former Alderman
Bill Stelling, activist
Tim Smith, State Representative
Tracey Degges, community advocate
Bernard Garrity, Manchester Water Works Commissioner
Keith McCrea, activist
Richard Komi, former State Representative
Jeremy Dobson, State Representative
June Panagopoulos, activist
Marjorie Curran, activist

Melissa Amato                                                           

Edward Bailey                                                            

Patty Brennan

Ryan Cashin


Paul Caterina

Anne Cavanaugh

Rachel Ciechon

Jacqueline Coffin

Paula Collin

John Connarn




Donald Croteau

Ryan Curran

Renée Duval

Joel Elber, Manchester TV host

Gina Ferretti

Elenore Freedman

Alena & Jean Gregoire

Lorraine Gosselin

Gary & Heidi Hamer

Garry Haworth, activist

Kimberlee Hebert

Constance Hendry

Brian High

Amanda Johnson

Chuck Kalantzis, business owner

Louis Kammer

Eileen Kelley



Zane Knoy

Chris Mansfield

Helene & Yves Marquis

Nicole Marquis

Rebecca McLaughlin

Nora Mendel

Carlos Monzon


Pamela Murphy

Heather Pelletier

Gloria Pilotte, ward moderator

Constance Price

Kristen Robert

Leon Rousselle

John Rumfelt & Becky Barry Rumfelt

Tim Sawyer

Maria Silva

Nancy Skowronek Brome

Robert Sternberg

Renée Thibeault

Don “T” Tibbetts, former educator

Tony Turner

Brandon Vesci

Peter Wallner

Jack Walsh

Daniel Waszkowski

Jim Webber

Peter White, Manchester TV host





Arnold for Mayor – 2015 Organizing Committee


George Bruno, former U.S. Ambassador and NH Democratic Party Chairman


Kathy Staub, at-large School Board member


Bob Bossie, former State Senator and Alderman


Kathy Kelley Arnold, former at-large School Board member


Peter Sullivan, former Alderman and State Representative


Jean Jeudy, State Representative


Bill Clayton, former State Representative


Amy Bradley, School Board member


Chris Herbert, State Representative and former School Board member


John O'Keefe, business owner


Remi Francoeur, former Republican activist


Mary Sysyn, former Alderman


Paul Cote


Carl “CJ” Hebert, veterans advocate and activist


Carol Williams, former State Representative and Manchester Transit Authority Commissioner


Maurice Pilotte, former State Representative


Dr. David George, college professor and activist


Jon Hopwood, writer and activist


Dan Bergeron, former School Board member


Steve Dolman, former Alderman and School Board member


Katie Desrochers, School Board member


Roger Beauchamp, former School Board member and State Representative


Shelly Pratte


Ron Boisvert, State Representative


Manchester Arts Commission - City Hall Display by Friends of Art Manchester

The Manchester Arts Commission (M|A|C), in conjunction with Friends of Art Manchester is presenting an art exhibit on display at City Hall on Elm Street in Manchester. The exhibit is on display through May and June as part of M|A|C's "Art on the Wall in City Hall" gallery.


Friends of Art Manchester is a non-profit organization working with community youth, institutions, educators, artists and patrons of the arts that support the creation, installation, preservation and protection of public art in Manchester. The following artists from the Manchester area are exhibiting works in their preferred medium: Linda Feinberg, acrylic; Tom Wright, photography; John Mitchell, photographs; Judy Gelinas, acrylic; Stephanie Bogalis, acrylic; Deb Funk, acrylic; Shannon Patel-Bourassa, photography; Paul Davidson, acrylic; Carolina Chauvette, acrylic; and Bea Bearden, acrylic.


The public is encouraged to visit anytime during City Hall business hours to view these works.


Studio 550 - New Hampshire High Schools compete for the title of Clay Champion, May 17th 

Studio 550 hosts the first ever “Clay Challenge” in NH

Manchester, NH – On the morning of May 17th, five teams, from four New Hampshire high schools, will compete for the title of “Clay Champions” at Studio 550. The competition will be composed of a series of feats of clay, such as centering on the potter's wheel without using your hands, throwing the tallest or smallest pot in a set time or with a set amount of clay, and other such challenges. Some events will be individual competitions and others will be team challenges; others will be strategy based, and other will be skill based. The event runs from 9am-12pm.

The participating schools will be from Manchester’s own Memorial and Central High Schools, as well as traveling teams from Goffstown and ConVal in Peterborough. ConVal is sending two teams. Each team is composed of 3-5 students, and the judges for the event will be NH potters.

Lori Sweeney of Memorial High School says, “This event has really made the students excited about pottery. The students have been coming in after school to practice, and some have stepped up to the plate to organize and rally the team. It’s really nice to see”

Community members are invited to visit and view the event, but viewing space is limited. There is no cost to view, but donations will be accepted to keep the event growing. There will be light refreshments and tea available for sale for visitors.

“The idea of a Clay Challenge really fits the mission behind Studio 550, ‘Build a dynamic arts-centered community by enriching lives with unique art experiences and giving people an excuse to play.’ The Clay Challenge is a community building event that is all about playing. We’re looking forward to see how this event grows in the future.” says event organizer, Monica Leap.

For more information, see, call 603.232.5597 or stop by the studio at 550 Elm St. in Manchester, NH.


Manchester Republicans - Manchester GOP Candidate Forum & Cake Auction this Saturday 5/10!! 


Saturday, May 10th
 · 1:00pm
St. Paul's Church, 335 Smyth Road, Manchester
1:15  Karen Testerman
1:30  Frank Guinta
1:45  Jim Adams
2:00  Walt Haverstein
2:15  Dan Innis
2:30  Bob Smith
2:45  Bob Burns
3:00  Brendan Kelly
3:15  Jim Rubens
3:30  Andrew Hemingway
3:45  Cake Auction
RSVP on Facebook

Bid on one of a dozen or more delectable cakes...
Just in time for Mother's Day!!

Proceeds to help elect Manchester Republicans

Manchester - Studio 550 combines art and play for summer art camps!

Summer art camps engage kids with creativity everyday!

Manchester, NH – Studio 550 is hosting three week-long art camps this summer for kids of all ages. As always, there is a 5% sibling or referral discount!

This is a series of week-long art camps where students will be able to escape into their creativity with clay and various other unique art forms. These camps are open to all ages between 6-18, and there is a special teen week for older children to focus on either paper and book arts or pottery thrown on the wheel.

All details about pricing, themes for the week, and registration information can be found online.

Week 1: All Ages, July 7-July 11, 2014
AM: Travel the world with Art!
Learn about different cultures, the art they made and made your own.
PM: Tell me a Story.... Narrative Art- Write stories and make the characters come to life with puppets, masks, and more

Week 2: All Ages, July 14-18, 2014
AM: Little Treasures:
Boxes, containers, and other things with lids.
PM: Fin, Feather, and Fowl: The world of the wild is our inspiration this week.

Week 3: Teen Week, July 21-25, 2014
AM: Fiber and Paper Arts -
From origami, to book binding and paper making, discover the possibilities within this often overlooked media.
PM: Wheel throwing for Teens: Learn the basics of how to make functional cups and bowls.

For more information, see, call 603-232.5597 or stop by the studio at 550 Elm St. in Manchester, NH.

"Studio 550 is a community arts center in downtown Manchester that believes art is for everyone, regardless of skill, age, or background.” says Programs Director, Monica Leap. “Everyone has the capacity to be creative. At a young age we know that inherently. As we grow older, we tend to forget. Studio 550 gives big kids and little kids alike an excuse to play.”