Marsha Chartrand

Chicken Broil to add another assembly line

It’s almost that time of year. The Third Thursday In July is fast approaching and with it will come the delicious smoky aroma of 10,000 chicken halves slow-roasting over charcoal pits. Even though this tradition is entering its 64th year, the old chick still has a few new tricks up its sleeve! According to  co-chair […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Country music on tap June 29 at Gazebo

This Thursday, the Gazebo Concert series welcomes back the popular country band TJ Thomas and Kentucky Strait. TJ, who attended school in Manchester and lived here for several years, is always happy to come back to see old friends and make a few new ones along the way! Formed 21 years ago by band leader TJ […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Enjoy Duo Mosaic at the gazebo this Thursday

This week’s gazebo concert will welcome international music with Duo Mosaic–Dr. Henrik Karapetyan on violin and Martin Torch-ishii on cello, both graduates of the University of Michigan School of Music. Duo Mosaic celebrates music from many different cultures and corners of the world: American Folk, Klezmer, Irish, Tango, Gypsy, and even some Rock are part of […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Feldkamps celebrate 70 years of marriage

Local couple will also serve as Grand Marshals of the Sesquicentennial Parade It all started with a dance at Wampler’s Lake. The popular teen destination, owned and operated by Allie Luckhardt, was a great place for kids from all around the area to have fun, hear good music, and dance on summer nights. The venue attracted […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Enjoy this summer’s ice cream socials

Beginning in June and continuing into August, several area churches will be hosting their ice cream socials. You can have your choice from the many delicious food items that are offered that might include beef barbeque, hot chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, German and American potato salads, coleslaw, baked beans, macaroni & cheese and several beverage […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Kids Concert this week at the Gazebo!

This year’s Gazebo Concert series will kick off, as is its tradition, with a Children’s concert. This week’s featured performer is Kitty Donohoe, who is bringing a concert program that focuses on Michigan history–“Bunyan and Banjos.” The concert will be held at 7 pm (one-half hour earlier than all the other concerts), since the following morning is […]

 Marsha Chartrand

One More Walking Wednesday this year

Last Wednesday’s Walk to School fun included the “Klager Kids Marching Band,” which set a new record with 196 people participating. “The kids love to be in the band and just make noise!” said coordinator Kathy O’Mara. “It was a wonderful sight.” This week is the last week for Walk to School. On Monday morning a regular  “Moving […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Rockin’ it all over Manchester

In response to the recent influx of negative emotions flooding social media, one Manchester mother has found a simple way to send silent messages of kindness  and joy throughout the community. Amy Raus, a teacher and mother to a three-year-old, says she has a definite aversion to discussing politics, but in the aftermath of last fall’s presidential election […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Rev. Dr. David Williams to leave Emanuel UCC next month

June will be a time of change in Manchester’s ecumenical world. In addition to Rev. Aaron Kesson being reassigned from Manchester United Methodist Church, Emanuel United Church of Christ will soon be seeking a new pastor with the imminent departure of Rev. Dr. David Williams, who has served the church for nearly three years. Dr. Williams will be […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Summer Gazebo Concert lineup announced!

Plans for the 2017 summer Gazebo Concert series have been finalized, and it’s going to be a great season! The first event for this year’s Gazebo season will not be held at the gazebo at all, but rather at Klager Elementary School, with a special program for grades K-4. On Wednesday, June 14 at 1 pm, historian/musician […]

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