Marsha Chartrand

Relay For Life to Celebrate Survivorship

Back in May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000. His goal: to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation’s biggest health concern – cancer. One year later, 340 supporters joined Klatt in the overnight event. Since those first steps, the Relay For Life […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Getting RISKY at the PLI

Editor’s note: I thought that maybe I was a prejudiced parent, seeing as I have known all of these young men for more than 25 years. I think their talent and their original, locally-oriented songs are amazing. But it is even more gratifying to see their accomplishments recognized by people who have little, if any, […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Emanuel Church Steeple to be Replaced

After four years of preparation, an historic moment will happen at Emanuel United Church of Christ on Wednesday, June 4. The 151-year-old towering white steeple atop Manchester’s largest church building, which can be seen from various vantage points surrounding the village, will be removed for structural repairs and a traditional makeover. Keith Clark, who has […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Pure Manchester!

An “emergency” clean-up project was initiated this weekend to give a fresh and clean look to the seating area on the corner of M-52 and Main Street. This entrance to the downtown area needed some TLC and weeding, especially as representatives from the Pure Michigan travel group are expected to travel to Manchester this week seeking […]

 Marsha Chartrand

A Manchester Success Story

Seven years ago, Vince Henderson found himself in a bind. He had just come from Dallas to purchase a business in Manchester, Michigan–one that would fulfill his childhood dreams of owning his own plant. He had invested everything he had in the business, only to find out once he took over that the factory was […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Relay for Life of Manchester Enters its Fourth Year

In 2013, the third annual Relay For Life in Manchester raised more than $46,000 to support the programs of the American Cancer Society. This year, organizers are hoping to top that, with a goal of raising $50,237 in donations. The 19 teams and nearly 200 participants (and still counting!) are planning for a June 28-29 […]

 Marsha Chartrand

American Legion and Auxiliary Poppy Days this week!

Every year, as Memorial Day approaches, the American Legion Post 117 and its Auxiliary Unit prepare for another year of service to veterans, with their annual Poppy drive program. The paper poppies distributed by the American Legion and Auxiliary are hand made by veterans in remembrance of those who have died in America’s wars, past […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Grant Filed for Riverfront Development Project – “Orange Building” Not Included in Plan

As the riverfront park development project is getting under way, with grant applications filed in the nick of time to meet the April 1 deadline, questions are being asked about how this development will progress. Currently, only the former “Buss Property,” the site of the old barn structure that was removed two years ago, is […]

 Marsha Chartrand

It’s Crazy What They Do to Raise Cash!

For the 15th year, the Manchester Kiwanis Club is sponsoring its “Crazy Cash” night to raise funds for community projects beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 1. The name is somewhat descriptive of the evening’s atmosphere, according to Cindy Kenney, Kiwanis President and the publicity chair for this year’s event. “I’m just figuring it all […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Recipe: Cheeseburger Soup

Who doesn’t love a cheeseburger? It doesn’t get any more all-American than that. However, it so happens that I prefer my cheeseburgers grilled outdoors in the summertime. A dilemma? Not really. Surprisingly, the flavor translates well to a soup, which better suits these cold winter evenings. This recipe is simple, satisfying, and definitely in the […]