Sara Swanson

The Ann Arbor Chronicle | Column: Christmas Fire

Dave Askins of The Ann Arbor Chronicle has been reading The Mirror, and drawing inspiration from it. Check out his column after the jump!   In Manchester, Michigan – a village in the corner of Washtenaw County, about 25 miles southwest of Ann Arbor – electric Christmas light displays coexist peacefully with candles. This year […]

 Sara Swanson

Snow Ice Cream

For my kids, snow ice cream is associated as closely with snowy days as hot chocolate is. The most important ingredient for snow ice cream is a large amount of new-fallen snow. Thanks to this Saturday’s weather, and to the delight of my kids, we had more than enough to make it this weekend! The snow […]

 Sara Swanson

Children’s Art from Shandong, China on Display at Library

editor’s note: The art will be leaving this week. They are huge, colorful, originals and should be seen in person to be fully appreciated. Some of the photos below are close-ups of small sections of the work because of the size of the art. by Anne Buckalew On loan to the Manchester District Library from […]

 Sara Swanson

Forgiveness Program at the Manchester District Library

On December 10th at 6:30 pm Manchester’s own Lorri Coburn will be presenting a program called Flight, Fight or Forgiveness: How to Choose Forgiveness for Mental and Physical Health at the Manchester District Library. It will run an hour to an hour and a half and will be informal and somewhat shaped by the needs […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Dancers to Perform in Chelsea Ballet’s Nutcracker this Weekend

Anna Cocco, a 4th grader at Klager Elementary, has only ever seen the Nutcracker Ballet performed live once, two years ago, but this year she will performing in it. Anna and about a half dozen other dancers from the Manchester area are dancing in Ballet Chelsea’s 16th annual production of The Nutcracker this weekend. The […]

 Sara Swanson

CAS to Premier Newly Composed “Digital World” at Annual Holiday Recital

If you are having trouble getting into the Christmas mood, we have the cure! Cultural Arts Strings is holding their second annual holiday recital on Tuesday, November 26th at 4:30pm, at the Manchester United Methodist Church. There is no admission fee. Over twenty young performers ranging in age from 5 to 10 years old will […]

 Sara Swanson

Thanksgiving Storybooks to Check Out From the Manchester District Library

Thanksgiving is a time for family traditions and we have them just like every other family.  One of our traditions is library related. Every year when Thanksgiving rolls around, my family checks out Thanksgiving storybooks from the Manchester District Library. We keep them on a special shelf in our home and read them many times. […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Farmers Market – Michigan’s Friendliest Farmers Market

    Every summer Thursday between 4 and 8pm, you’ll find a bustling farmers’ market on Adrian Street, in the heart of the village. The 2013 market was so full and energetic that it is hard to remember that just one year before, road construction almost killed the already flagging market. The dramatic turnaround that […]

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