Sara Swanson

March Gardening Advice for Manchester

Editor’s note: Manchester resident, Jennifer Fairfield, owns and operates the Garden Mill in Chelsea, serves on the Manchester Community Garden Committee and volunteers with the school gardens at Klager and the MECC. __________________________________________ by Jennifer Fairfield So what can we do in the garden this month?  Well, there probably won’t be too much we can do outside […]

 Sara Swanson

Library Honors Women’s History Month with Poster Commemorating Sadako Sasaki and her Thousand Paper Cranes

  Editors Note: When Julia, announced the theme of this year’s Women’s History Month poster going up in the library, women of “Character, Courage, and Commitment”, and the three women she selected to represent these traits, Mother Teresa for Character, Marie Curie for Commitment and Sadako Sasaki for Courage, we asked her to tell us more about Sadako […]

 Sara Swanson

Register Now for Free Rain Garden Workshop

  What is a rain garden? How can they help protect our rivers and streams? How can you design and build one that is just right for you? Join Manchester’s Mark VanBogelen this Saturday, March 8th, from 11am to 12pm at The Garden Mill located at 110 S. Main St., in Chelsea for a free rain garden […]

 Sara Swanson

UPDATED: David W. Nelson’s Presentation Rescheduled for Wednesday

Editors Note: This event has been postponed until Wednesday February 26 .   The Manchester District Library currently has the work of local resident and World’s Greatest Potter, David W. Nelson on display as this month’s art exhibit. This Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 6pm to 8pm he’ll be at the library showing and discussing his […]

 Sara Swanson

Library Receives Out-of-this-World Donation

The Manchester Library received a donation this week of a large solar system rug and co-ordinating lamp from long-time Friends of the Library member, Book Discussion Group member, and frequent patron, Julia Strimer. The rug and lamp will reside in the youth area of the library and will shortly be surrounded by astronomy books for […]

 Sara Swanson

Annabelle Valentine Spreads Love in Manchester and Beyond

You may have noticed a little girl and a wagon full of treats and valentines spreading love through town on Friday. Although she is usually known as Annabelle Celkis, one day a year she is known as Annabelle Valentine. (For more pictures of Annabelle’s 2014 efforts, check out our exclusive photo gallery.) For the third […]

 Sara Swanson

Free Prom Dress Boutique to Open March 8 & 9

Manchester girls going to prom will have a new option when it comes to prom dress shopping this year. For two days only, Manchester will have a “Free Prom Dress Boutique”. Girls will be able to come browse, try-on, and leave with a dress for free. The temporary shop will be set up in the […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Community Garden – Teaching a Lifeskill to Students

A great way to beat the winter blues is to start planning your garden. Looking through seed catalogues, reading gardening magazines, checking out landscaping books from the library. Even if your body is stuck in endless Michigan winter, your mind can wander through next summer’s garden, feeling the soil, smelling the flowers, tasting the vegetables. […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Farmers Market to Hire Market Manager for 2014

The Manchester Farmers Market will be hiring a contractor to serve as the Farmers Market Manager for the 2014 season.  For more information or to apply, email farmersmarket48158@gmail.com. Click for detailed description: Manchester Farmer’s Market Job Description 2014

 Sara Swanson

Poetry: Hold Tight Until Spring

by Aaron Bushaw   I suppose that you would be jealous But I saw the sun today He told me to tell you he’s sorry But the weather drove him away   He’ll return as soon as he’s able When the trees and grass start to grow So hold tight until spring time And try to […]