Sara Swanson

Photo: “One Final Kneel Down”

 Sara Swanson

Cider, donuts, corn mazes, fall colors, & Halloween in Manchester

Harvest time is here. From corn mazes, to cider and donuts; from roadside pumpkin stands, to a village-wide Halloween celebration, Manchester is packed with authentic fall fun. Visit historic Alber Orchard & Cider Mill, located 5 miles north-east of the village at 13011 Bethel Church Road. The orchard store, located in one of the several […]

 Sara Swanson

Free movie: Flight of the Butterflies

This month’s Awareness Series film is 2012 Canadian documentary, Flight of the Butterflies, which tracks the details of what is considered one of the longest known insect migrations: the flight of the monarch butterfly from central Mexico to the United States and Canada and back. The film, covering Dr. Fred Urquhart’s nearly 40-year-long scientific investigation into monarch butterflies, was directed and co-written by […]

 Sara Swanson

4th Annual Haunted High School

SRSLY Manchester is inviting everyone for some spooky, scary family friendly fun! They will be holding the 4th Annual Haunted Hallways event on Saturday, Oct 21 from 4-8 pm at the Manchester High School. Admission is $5 per person or $15 family. The costume contest begins at 5:30 pm. Organizers are still looking for volunteers. If you are interested […]

 Sara Swanson

State Representative Donna Lasinski holding Manchester coffee hour

Representative Donna Lasinski will be hosting a coffee hour Saturday, October 21st from 9:30-10:30 am in Manchester in the Village Room on the lower level of the Manchester Village Offices, located at 912 City Road in Manchester. Join her to hear an update from Lansing, ask questions and share your concerns or priorities. If you are unable to attend […]

 Sara Swanson

Watkins Lake, a waterfowl refuge in addition to a park

Watkins Lake State Park and County Preserve–located partially in Manchester Township and partially in Jackson County–offers hiking, bird watching, upland hunting and mountain biking and is now a designated waterfowl refuge. The lake has historically been and continues to be a stop over for migrating waterfowl, but in the past, human disturbance cut down on the lake’s use […]

 Sara Swanson

Change in location for Tuesday’s family history guild meeting

Manchester District Library’s Family History Guild will be hosting  renowned professional genealogist, Katherine Willson, on Tuesday October 17, 2017 at 7 pm at the Manchester District Library. Willson will be speaking on the topic of “Resources for Genealogical Research in Foreign Countries.” While originally the meeting was going to be held in the conference room next […]

 Sara Swanson

Obituary: Martha Mary Meadows

Martha Mary Meadows, 72, of Wildwood, FL passed away Monday, October 2, 2017. Mrs. Meadows was born June 18, 1945 in Gregory, MI to Robert R and Isabell J. (McNicol) Johnson. She was a retired nurse and moved to Wildwood in 2008 from Manchester. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church […]

 Sara Swanson

The Biggest Tree in Manchester!

The Manchester Mirror is excited to announce the results of the summer long search for the biggest tree in the Manchester area! The contest ran from June 1st to August 31st. The Mirror partnered with Klager Elementary School who distributed paper measuring tapes and entry forms to every student, and with 5 Healthy Towns through the […]

 Sara Swanson

Is Manchester prepared for an emergency? Freedom Township soon will be!

If you were outdoors in the village on Saturday at noon, you may have heard the monthly test of the county-wide outdoor emergency warning sirens. However, if you were anywhere in the Manchester area, other than within a mile of the siren located on the water tower next to Chi Bro Park, you probably heard nothing. […]

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