Sara Swanson

Downtown businesses extend hours on Thursdays, bring in new retail & food options for shoppers

It’s not too early to start your holiday shopping, and now you can do it right here in downtown Manchester on Thursday evenings! Starting October 19th, downtown merchants will be staying open until 8 pm every Thursday! Businesses that have confirmed that they will be extending their hours and/or offering special Thursday evening deals include […]

 Sara Swanson

“Wil’s Team Will” helps raise $40,000 for the Down Syndrome Support Team

submitted by Lynnelle Tans “Wil’s Team Will” was in full force on Sunday, October 1 to kick off Down Syndrome Awareness Month at the 13th Annual Buddy Walk. The event, organized by the Down Syndrome Support Team, drew more than 700 walkers to Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, raising more than $40,000. Wil Taylor, a Manchester […]

 Sara Swanson

Kim Blumenstein selected to fill vacant school board seat

Last Monday night during a School Board special meeting, five candidates spoke before the school board and audience of parents, and school staff, about their backgrounds, their understanding of the job of a school board member and how they would deal with conflict. Jami Booth, Dawn Schaffer, David Bartley, Kim Blumenstein and Casey Krone all […]

 Sara Swanson

MDL to host renowned genealogist for presentation on research in foreign countries

submitted by Char Major Manchester District Library Family History Guild will be hosting Katherine Willson, speaking on the topic of “Resources for Genealogical Research in Foreign Countries” on Tuesday October 17, 2017 at 7 pm at the Manchester District Library in the conference room next to the elevator on the first floor. Katherine Willson is a […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester hosting German exchange students

submitted by Jill Noble Manchester High School is again pleased to host high school students from Varel, Germany for 3 weeks this Fall. The students are from Lothar Meyer Gymnasium and will be in Manchester from September 21 through October 11. While here, they are staying with local families, learning the similarities and differences from their lives […]

 Sara Swanson

Obituary: Joanne Marie Waller

Joanne Marie Waller passed away in her home surrounded by family on October 6, 2017. She was born to Frank and Dorothy Chudinski (Amend) in Port Huron, Michigan on March 14, 1940. She married her teenage sweetheart, Charles Henry Waller Jr. on June 21, 1958 at Mt. Olivet Church in Dearborn, MI. She is survived […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Township Fire Department practices battling house fires over the weekend

The Manchester Township Fire Department practice-burned a donated house on English Road over the weekend. Saturday, they trained all day used various extraction and search and rescue methods. On Sunday the department practiced with small burns, then a whole house burn. Information courtesy of Manchester Township representative Ron Milkey and photos courtesy of Manchester Township […]

 Sara Swanson

Public Notice: Bridgewater Township Public Accuracy Test

BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test for the 7-Nov-17 General Election has been scheduled for Monday, 23-Nov-17 at 4:00 p.m. at the Bridgewater Township Hall, 10990 Clinton Rd, Manchester, MI. The Public Accuracy Test is conducted to demonstrate that the program and equipment that will […]

 Sara Swanson

Public Notice: Bridgewater Township Board of Trustees Meeting Synopsis 5-Oct-17

BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING SYNOPSIS 5-Oct-17 The regular monthly meeting of the Bridgewater Township Board of Trustees was called to order by Supervisor Fromhart at 7:00 p.m. Five Board members were present (quorum) with 7 public in attendance. Board heard citizen participation. Board approved the 10-Sep-17 meeting minutes as presented. Board approved the […]

 Sara Swanson

Teachers express frustration as school board decides to negotiate teacher contracts through attorney

Last week, shortly after a Manchester Education Association (EA) meeting, social media was flooded with support for Manchester teachers in the face of stalled contract negotiations with the district. While negotiations have been going on since June, the school board decided after the September board meeting to have the district’s legal counsel, Thrun Law Firm, […]