James Miller

Opinion: Freedom Township Supports The Library!

On the August 5th ballot, Freedom voters addressed a ballot measure that asked whether Freedom Township should withdraw from the library district and stop supporting it with its property taxes.  That measure failed. Speaking as the director of the Manchester District Library: Thank you for supporting the library, Freedom voters! There were 172 votes in favor of withdrawing from the […]

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This Year’s Chicken Broil Features New Drive Thru!

Manchester’s signature event, The Chicken Broil, is this Thursday, 7/17 at 4pm. Within four hours, 11,000 chickens will be broiled to perfection at Alumni Memorial Field. $10 dollars gets you ½ a chicken, the famous coleslaw, radishes, chips, and a drink. Soft drinks and ice cream are available for an extra charge. This year features […]

 James Miller

Opinion: Keep Freedom in the Library!

(Editor’s Note: While the Mirror takes no position on political issues facing the community, we will occasionally provide space for informed commentary from community members.) On August 5, voters in Freedom Township will vote on a measure to withdraw from the library district. Only people who are already registered to vote AND registered to vote in […]

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Strong thunderstorms coming Tuesday afternoon

A series of strong storms will move through SE lower Michigan beginning late this morning.  The later and stronger of the storms will be due to an exotic kind of wind storm known as a “derecho. ” A derecho is a large wind storm that moves in long, straight lines instead of in a circle, […]

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Weather Without All the Science

There are things about the weather that you know without knowing that you know them. Have you ever seen the sky turn green?  It’s usually right before a thunderstorm and it usually happens in the late afternoon.  Suddenly everything is radar-screen green.  It usually freaks me out and makes it seem like there’s about to […]

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Klager Hosts Math and Science Night this Friday

  The Klager PTO and the Manchester Wellness Coalition will be presenting Math and Science Night at Klager Elementary, this Friday at 6pm. Each classroom will be a “laboratory” hosting science demonstration and hands-on activities.  What makes a good paper airplane?  What kind of genes does a strawberry have?  How do you know if you […]

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Weather for the Week of 3/16

It’s going to start warming up, but it won’t be in any great hurry to do it.  Temperatures will get down into single digits in the beginning of the week, but in the daytime, the highs will be in the upper 30s to low 40s.  There is a chance of snow mixed with rain on […]

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Manchester Co-Op Pre-School Announces New Young Fives Program for Fall

The Manchester Co-Op Pre-School (MCP) is located at 410 City Road, in the Ackerson Building.  It currently offers 2 classes: a Three Year Olds class that meets 2 mornings a week and a Four Year Olds class that meets three mornings a week, and next year will off a new Young Fives program. The Three […]

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Manchester Ceramics Artist David Nelson At the Manchester District Library

The MDL hosted David Nelson on Feb. 26.  David answered questions, and demonstrated how he makes a 8×14 serving tray.    

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Weather for the Week of 3/2

Another week of it.  Lows below zero, highs in the teens.  It will get about 20 at the end of the week.  And we’ll see a little snow on Tuesday. But the key here is surviving.  If you can make it to the end of the month this will all start melting.  Hang in.  

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