Marsha Chartrand

Relay For Life of Manchester Needs YOU!

Nearly everyone has been touched by cancer at one time or another in their lives. A friend, a loved one, a neighbor, or a family member–or maybe even yourself–has heard the words, “You have cancer.” The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a time to Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back against this intimidating disease. […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Food Pantry lists items needed to “Feed the 5,000”

Several local congregations are working on a special mission focus for the upcoming season of Lent, called “Feeding the 5,000.” The Manchester Community Resource Center CRC) Food Pantry is but one of the recipient organizations for this project and CRC Director Laura Seyfried has kindly provided a list of some of the most needed and […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Conservation Awards Presented to Two Local Farms

Blumenauer Farms of Sharon Township was presented with the 2014 “Walter Wolfgang Memorial” Conservation Farmer of the Year Award in front of a crowd of 122 people at the 67th annual meeting of the County Conservation District, held January 15 at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. The “Wolfgang Memorial” Award is presented to farmers who […]

 Marsha Chartrand

“Frank’s Place” Owner Denise Collins Works to Improve Downtown

In light of the recommendations from Retail Market analyst Robert Gibbs published last week, it appears that the Manchester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and downtown businesses have some major changes to consider for the improvement of the village’s retail outlook. One of the changes the DDA recently made is to welcome a fresh face to its ranks–Denise […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Small Steps Can Prevent Diabetes – Prevention Program Coming to Manchester

An innovative program aimed at helping prevent diabetes and related health complications will be coming to Manchester early next year.  My Choice … My Health is the Diabetes Prevention Program of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM). It helps those at high risk of developing diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. The methods include developing healthier eating […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Village Manager Discusses “Silver” Wellness Award

The Manchester Mirror recently reported that the Village of Manchester received the 2014 Promoting Active Communities (PAC) Silver Level award. Read more about it HERE. After receiving the Bronze Level award for several years previously, the unique approach taken by the village to assess its progress toward promoting an active community, paid off! This year, […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Home Tour to Feature a Variety of Country Venues

Manchester’s fifth annual Christmas Home tour will once again charm, delight, and inspire area decorators with five beautiful homes, this year centering in the Sharon and Freedom township areas. Save the first Saturday of December, Dec. 6 to see five families open their homes to benefit Manchester’s Main Street Christmas decorations fund. A unique treat […]

 Marsha Chartrand

American Legion & Auxiliary Post 117 Honor Those who Served

The American Legion and Auxiliary, Post and Unit 117, of Manchester, gathered to celebrate the service of area veterans on November 9. “We express our sincere appreciation to the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces,” said Auxiliary Unit President Jeannine Uphouse, in a statement provided to the Mirror. “We thank […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Co-Op Preschool Invites Alums to Join the Parade in Celebration of 50th Anniversary!

This year the Manchester Cooperative Preschool  is planning a very special float to participate in the Christmas in the Village parade this Friday night. All current pupils and alumni are invited to be a part of this celebration of the preschool’s 50th anniversary. Hot beverages and cookies will be served in the parking lot of […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Manchester One of Five Communities Recognized for Active Living

This fall, five municipalities that make up the “5 Healthy Towns” service area were recognized by the Michigan Fitness Foundation’s Promoting Active Communities (PAC) program. Of the five communities, the Village of Manchester saw the greatest improvement in its PAC score, advancing from receiving Bronze awards in 2010 and 2012 to the Silver in 2014. Silver […]

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