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Christmas Decorations Grace the Village

 

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Manchester’s Christie Taylor: “How I Came to Understand the Meaning of Self Compassion” (via Huffington Post)

Manchester’s own Christie Taylor has had another essay published on the Huffington Post. Follow the link below to read the whole piece. I didn’t know what self compassion was until Christmas time, 2008. My twin girls were 3 ½ and my son would be 2-years-old in just over a month. My husband, kids and I […]

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Manchester Mirror’s Fritz Swanson Writes Article for UMich Alumni Magazine

Fritz Swanson’s brief history of the first Dean of Women at the University of Michigan appeared in the fall issue of LSA MAGAZINE. Read the full story at the link below. Dr. Eliza Mosher looked down at her womb. It was made of red silk. Directly above it was a coil of intestines, stitched together […]

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Early History of Christmas Subject of Recent Manchester Historical Society Presentation

Drunken Romans, dismembered children and eight-legged horses were all discussed during the last meeting of the Manchester Historical Society. Nan Curtis, daughter of Society Member Carl Curtis, gave a presentation on the unexpected early history of Christmas as seen through the lens of Art History. This reporter received a very friendly greeting upon arrival. “If […]

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Manchester Celebrates Veteran’s Day with Traditional Flag Display

  Men from Manchester’s American Legion Post 117 debate the proper position of a flag planted in front of the Comerica Bank on Main Street.

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Say Goodbye to Autumn Weather

  St. Mary’s Catholic Church was smiled on with some pleasant weather this fall, as was the rest of the Manchester community. But things are turning cold. As November ages, expect things to take a wintry turn. Tuesday will see a low of 18 degrees, folks! Snow will be here soon enough.

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Coats in the Cafeteria: Klager Recess Before Lunch Policy Scrutinized by Parent

On Friday, October 25th, Lori Preis visited her first grade daughter for lunch at Luther C. Klager Elementary. “I was surprised,” Ms. Preis later said in a petition she has since written for change.org. Ms. Preis looked down the line of elementary students. All of the students, as they waited for their lunch, were carrying […]

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Christmas Comes to the Village Friday November 15th and Saturday November 16th

Santa is coming to Manchester. Mr. Kringle will be the centerpiece of the annual Christmas Parade, which runs from Wurster Park to the Old Mill. The parade starts at 10 am Saturday morning, November 16th, and it will culminate with Santa’s arrival. Santa will greet the town, receive a key to the city, and hold […]

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Ann Arbor News: Halloween night storms down trees, leave 1,400 without power | MLive.com

Ann Arbor News: High winds that blew storms through southeast Michigan Thursday night for Halloween downed trees and caused scattered power outages. About 1,400 DTE Energy customers were without power as of 10 a.m. Friday morning, said company spokesman Alejandro Bodipo-Memba.   via Halloween night storms down trees, leave 1,400 without power | MLive.com.  

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Spirits Never Dampened Despite Rainy Manchester Halloween

Hundreds of costumed candy-seekers braved wind and rain during Manchester’s traditional trick or treat celebration on Halloween.  Running from 5pm to 7pm, local children as well as children from neighboring communities, swarmed the village, collecting candy from homes and businesses. Although there was speculation that it would be a light year for trick-or-treaters, Main Street proprietors […]