Marsha Chartrand

Local farmer is Michigan’s Farm Bureau Volunteer of the Year

By Jeremy C. Nagel Previously published in Michigan Farm Bureau News Michigan Farm Bureau’s (MFB) 2017 Volunteer of the Year is Washtenaw County dairy farmer Katelyn Packard. Growing up in a family already deeply involved in Farm Bureau, Packard started volunteering at a young age, helping her mother at Washtenaw County’s popular Project RED (Rural […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Ballet Chelsea to perform The Nutcracker

Ballet Chelsea is proud to present the 20th Anniversary performance of The Nutcracker in December, 2017. A new collaboration with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra adds to the excitement by bringing music and dance together for three performances in Jackson and Washtenaw counties, raising the visibility of the arts in both communities. This collaboration draws on the talents […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Benefit concert set for Riverfolk Music & Arts

The Palooka Brothers, otherwise known as America’s (OK, greater Millbrook’s) favorite all-timey string band, will be performing a benefit concert at the home of Mark and Carol Palms 20415 Bethel Church Road, on Friday, Nov. 17 from 7-10 pm, with opening acts by Charly Markwart and Steamboat (Alden & Tomas). Tickets are available on Eventbrite for just […]

 Marsha Chartrand

CRC can help with overdue heating bills

If you need assistance managing your energy bill, the Consumers Affordable Resource for Energy (CARE) Program may help. CARE is a two-year payment plan that provides monthly bill credits, payment rewards and catch-up assistance for those who qualify. You can also learn to cut energy costs with tips and tools to make your home more […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Thanks, Great Pumpkin!

It was a cool and damp day for this year’s “Pumpkin Stroll” walk to school last Wednesday, but the Klager kids didn’t seem to mind as they wore their pumpkin headbands. And the rain didn’t even start in earnest until they reached school, so most of the kids didn’t get too wet! They ended their walk with […]

 Marsha Chartrand

WWRA Facebook page informs area residents

Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority invites area residents to “like, follow and share” its new and improved WWRA Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/wwrarecycles. The WWRA will be using the page to keep the community updated on everything the community needs to know about their mission and all things “reduce, reuse, and recycle. “Our Facebook page will be much more […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Civic Club with its long and proud history, faces disbanding

More than 70 years ago, in 1946, the Manchester Exchange Club was formed. This group of local businessmen and other prominent citizens of Manchester was started to promote civic activities that would benefit the youth of the community. So named because Main Street’s business district was formerly known as Exchange Place, in 1955, the Exchange Club […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Diubles plan fall fund-raiser

Lilly and Abby Diuble (along with parents, Scott and Angela!) invite the community to their Diuble Family Vision fall fundraising event, which this year is called “Color My World,” and will be held at 6 pm on November 11, in Building A at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. The event will include a catered meal, live and silent auctions, […]

 Marsha Chartrand

October 2017 gardening advice

submitted by Jennifer Fairfield What kind of weird September weather was that? We had late-September weather at the beginning of the month and more like July weather towards the end. Late September should be a time for cool-temperature plants to be happily growing and producing, but the lettuces that I planted in late August suffered […]

 Marsha Chartrand

WCRC announces local road work projects

The Washtenaw County Road Commission last Friday announced a number of late fall road work projects that will affect drivers county-wide. The schedule includes scheduled road work for the upcoming week –Monday, Oct. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 29, and two rural Manchester-area routes are affected. In Bridgewater and Freedom Townships, Bemis Road between Ernst and Schneider […]