Marsha Chartrand

Township Planning chair dies from injuries

Long-time Manchester Township Planning Commissioner Leslie A. Kopka passed away August 10 as a result of injuries suffered in an accident at his farm. Kopka reportedly was mowing his lawn near a pond on the family property on VanTuyle Road Thursday morning, when the tractor overturned and went into the pond, pinning him underneath. Despite valiant […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Robotics Team to hold “Color Run” fund-raiser

They say it takes a village … It also takes a budget to raise a Robotics Team for the Middle and High School. About $10,000, in fact. Losing the generous support of Worth Repeating (which has been their largest sponsor for the past two years) this spring, spurred the FIRST Robotics team to look further for […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Historic band to celebrate Sesquicentennial at the Gazebo

The Dodworth-Saxhorn 19th Century Brass Band will bring Manchester its historic sounds on Thursday night at 7:30 pm at the Gazebo in Wurster Park, as part of the Sesquicentennial celebration. In addition to the concert, the evening’s events will include the Manchester Farmer’s Market at Wurster Park from 3:30-7 pm, the Emanuel United Church of […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Chicken Broil another big success in its 64th year

Beautiful blue skies with big, puffy clouds, but not a hint of rain. A  sunny and warm day, but not too humid. “Our weather committee did a great job,” said Chicken Broil co-chair Mike Tindall. “We had a GREAT day on Thursday.” The “weather committee” is  traditionally headed by  local pastors,  who are charged with […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Interim Superintendent to start today

An interim superintendent has been hired by the Manchester Community Schools Board of Education and begins his tenure today, July 24. Brad Hamilton, who was formerly the superintendent of Grass Lake Community Schools for 13 years, retired from that district in December, 2015. At the time of his retirement, he had spent more than 38 […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Songwriters’ night at the Manchester Gazebo

Two talented, homegrown singers and songwriters will appear together this Thursday night at the Manchester Gazebo. Natalie Mae Palms and Billy King, both beloved local singers, will combine their music, voices, and instruments as they perform their unique folk/roots sound to an appreciative hometown audience. Natalie, a graduate of Manchester High School, now is a resident […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Bridgewater Days set for this weekend

An old/new tradition in beautiful downtown Bridgewater returns this Saturday, July 29, for the sixth annual (recent) Bridgewater Days. The event was brought back to the tiny community five years ago after a long hiatus by Bridgewater Bank owners Christina Spensley and Sarah McClintock, and will celebrate the many things this community has to offer. […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Enjoy unique music this Thursday at the gazebo!

The Corn Potato String duo will be our featured guests on the Gazebo stage this week. This is another of this summer’s “don’t miss” concerts! Bringing “the eyes and ears” of traditional American String music to communities across the US, Canada, India, Europe, and Mexico, Aaron Jonah Lewis and Lindsay McCaw are dedicated to bkeeping old-time fiddle […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Ladies Day plans fun for all women at the fair

One of the enduringly popular events at the Manchester Community Fair each year happens on Saturday morning, from 10 am to noon. And it’s reserved especially for the women of the community! Ladies Day has changed and evolved over the years, but one of the staples of this fun time is the “goodie bags” and drawings for […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Six months and counting at Over the Edge

While it’s been well over two years since he first envisioned creating a sports bar and pizzeria combo at the corner of Main Street and M-52, Chris Moyle is happy that his 20+ months of planning and hard work is finally paying off. “It was way more work than I thought I was getting into,” he […]

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