Mike Austin

Launch Ministries Coming to Manchester

A new church is coming to Manchester. Pastor Laurie Downs is bringing Launch Ministries to the Manchester Professional Center (behind Dr. Eccles office on West Main St.) to hold meetings and be the headquarters for the ministry. The church was started in 2002 and has affiliations with the Evangelical Association of Churches and Ministries as well […]

 Mike Austin

Klager Senior Luncheon

Last Wednesday, Klager Elementary held the annual Senior Luncheon, an opportunity for area senior citizens to have lunch with the 3rd and 4th graders, receive a tour of the building by a student and be entertained by all of the grades singing Christmas songs. Every year the event is organized by the Klager PTO and for the […]

 Mike Austin

Manchester Kids Shop With A Cop

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?  Me either.  But 19 Manchester kids received a helping hand with their shopping this year at the “Shop with a Cop” event. Organized by Sgt. Keith Flores of the Washtenaw County Sheriff Department, just under 100 western Washtenaw children were given a special Christmas this year. The Shop with […]

 Mike Austin

Manchester Brass Bands Holiday Concert

I often forget what a gem of a band we have right here in town and if you missed the Manchester Brass Bands Holiday concert last Sunday you missed a real treat. Of course they played all the traditional favorites and even a Sousa montage infused with Christmas carols.  Following are some pictures of the […]

 Mike Austin

New Proposal in Lansing Would Eliminate $725 Million Annually from Michigan’s Schools

                  VS             Last week our representatives  in the State House voted to eliminate sales tax from fuel in order to offset an increase to the gas tax.  By doing so, the School Aid Fund, which is funded by sales tax, stands to lose […]

 Mike Austin

Saturday’s Holiday Fun in the Village

Saturday there were holiday events in abundance in and around the Village – an all day vendor show at Klager, the Civic club shopping with students downtown, the Christmas Home Tour and Cultural Arts Strings playing at St. Mary’s Parish Center while Santa waited for waited for children to come share their Christmas wishes. Unfortunately […]

 Mike Austin

Manchester’s Newest Business – Tres Beau Salon

Tres Beau Salon is the latest addition to businesses on Main Street.  Tres Beau, which means “very beautiful”  in French, is located at 107 E Main, between the post office and Old Nation Bank (previously United Bank and Trust). After opening on November 1st they have had a busy first week of business. Some of […]

 Mike Austin

Young Guns vs. Sheriff’s Department

On Saturday, August 30, 2014, the Manchester Young Guns challenged the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department to a Trap Shoot, a first for the Manchester Sportsman Club. Manchester fielded two squads (maroon and yellow) of five each to compete against the sheriff’s department. The Manchester teams were squadded to make them equally competitive and shooting position […]

 Mike Austin

New Dance Studio Comes to Manchester

There will be a new dance studio in town opening in September.  For months now Anya Novesky has been looking for a space to open her new dance studio “Dance with Heart Studios” and after checking out various surrounding communities, she fell in love with Manchester.  She will be moving into the former Unforgettable Photos […]

 Mike Austin

Street Festival Music Line-Up Annouced

What do an award winning country musician a two time Detroit blues champ and a Jazz guitarist that has toured the country all have in common?  They will all be in Manchester August 2nd to perform at the Manchester Street Festival.  In only its second year the Street Festival committee had nailed down some top […]