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Sesquicentennial updates part 2

Adding to our first article last week on our upcoming Sesquicentennial celebration later this summer, we offer the following additional information: 1. Fashion Show/Luncheon and Tea, Saturday, July 29 July 29th marks the beginning of Manchester’s Sesquicentennial celebration with a Luncheon and Fashion Show at Manchester United Methodist Church. This event will feature fashions from […]

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Sesquicentennial updates

Manchester is six weeks away from our 150th anniversary celebration as a village! Here are some latest updates on the planning. Watch the Mirror each week for additional news. 1. Web Page and Facebook Please follow along on our Sesquicentennial web page, www.48158.com/150years, which contains information on planning meetings, schedule of events, areas where volunteer […]

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Plans for Sesquicentennial parade taking shape

Our planning team for the August Sesquicentennial is developing the Friday night, August 4th parade. The parade, which will begin at 6:30pm and run along Main Street through downtown, will honor our 150th anniversary as a village! We have several participants set at this point, including the Manchester High School Marching Band, the Dodworth-Saxhorn Band playing period music, classic cars, […]

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Bring your clubs and join the fun! Manchester CRC/Chamber Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser

The 14th Annual Manchester Golf Outing Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 3, at Hills’ Heart of the Lakes Golf Course in Brooklyn. This event is sponsored jointly by the Manchester Community Resource Center and the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce. This annual fundraiser combines fun and camaraderie with the raising of funds to […]

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Sesquicentennial Celebration update!

Planning for the Manchester Sesquicentennial Celebration is well under way! A wide range of historical-themed and fun events have been defined for our 150th Birthday as a village, running from July 29 through August 7. The Sesquicentennial events will be held at several locations around town, and we are partnering with the traditional Run Manchester/Street Festival […]

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Manchester Community Business Expo coming Thursday May 25

The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce is holding its tenth annual Community Business Expo on Thursday, May 25, from 3:30 to 7 pm in Chi-Bro Park, in conjunction with the weekly Thursday Farmers Market. A number of local businesses, non-profit community service groups, and school organizations will be showing what they have to offer to […]

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“Connected” – New magazine coming from the 5 Healthy Towns Foundation

Watch your mailboxes October 17! The 5 Healthy Towns Foundation is publishing a new bi-annual magazine titled “Connected.” This magazine will contain health and wellness articles prepared on behalf of the towns in the 5HF region, including Manchester. You’ll be able to read about what is going on in Manchester through the activities of the […]

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MAHS meets their fundraising goal – raises $84,000 for K-J House!

On Thursday July 7, the same day the Manchester Area Historical Society celebrated “Manchester Heritage Day” at the Kingsley-Jenter House, the Society also announced the successful conclusion of its 60-day fundraising campaign titled, “Kingsley-Jenter House Community Place.” This campaign relied on a crowdfunding approach organized and sponsored by the State of Michigan through the Detroit-based […]

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Community Planning Open House for Manchester Sesquicentennial

The Manchester Area Historical Society (MAHS), the Village of Manchester, and the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce have begun planning for a Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) Celebration, in honor of the incorporation of Manchester as a village in March 1867. This seven day-long celebration will be held Tuesday, August 1 through Tuesday, August 8, 2017, with the annual […]

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Manchester Chamber hosts talk on new Watkins Lake State Park and County Preserve

On Monday, July 11, the Chamber of Commerce hosted its monthly meeting at the MAHS Kingsley-Jenter House, featuring a presentation on the new Watkins Lake State Park and County Preserve being created west of Manchester. The public was invited resulting in the room packed with 39 participants, indicating strong community interest in this new park […]

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