NHBR About Town: Republic Café

Shelley Bruin, left, manager of Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter, accepts a $2,529 donation from Claudia Rippee and Ed Aloise, owners of Republic Café, who also donated more than $2,400 to the Greater Manchester YMCA. Each year, the restaurant chooses two local charities to which they donate 3 percent of the restaurant’s gross Tuesday sales.