Sara Swanson

Letter to the Editor: Successful public hearing on Adler Farm

Dear Manchester Mirror, Thanks for the recent coverage by Sara Swanson on the Local Historic District designation process for the Kramer-Kuebler-Adler Farm on Bethel Church Road in Freedom Township (Adler Farm for short). We were delighted to hear about the article from attendees at this week’s Public Hearing at Freedom Township Hall. It was a […]

 Sara Swanson

Freedom Township farmstead on its way to becoming a local historic district

A lovely, nineteenth century farmstead located at 9505 Bethel Church road is currently under consideration for designation as a local historic district. The farm, which is known as the Kramer-Kuebler-Adler Farm consists of a farmhouse, smokehouse, garage, chicken coop, windmill, bank barn, two tool sheds, and a pig barn on 85 acres and according to Melissa […]

 Sara Swanson

What does Lyndon Township’s vote for broadband mean for the rest of us?

  Last Tuesday, voters in Lyndon Township (located just north of Chelsea) went to the ballot to decide whether or not to build a community owned fiber optic network to provide broadband access to every home in the township. The proposal passed with 622 (66%) voting yes and 321 (34%) voting no. Lyndon Township estimates […]

 Sara Swanson

DDA works to increase communication with residents

Manchester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has been working recently to increase communication with Manchester residents. Efforts include a town hall this week, a new Facebook page and cooperation with neighboring communities. This week on Wednesday, August 16th, at 7 pm, the DDA is holding a town hall-style meeting at the Village Offices to discuss ongoing activities in Manchester’s economic development […]

 Sara Swanson

Community Resource Center to host “life stories” social hour for seniors

The Community Resource Center, located 410 City Road, will be hosting a social hour for seniors on Tuesday, August 22 from 2 to 3pm. The theme will be life stories. Everyone will be encouraged to share something from their past present or future. Treats will be served. The social hour will be facilitated by Kathy […]

 Sara Swanson

Former State Representative Driskell announces bid for US Congressional seat

Manchester’s former State Representative, Gretchen Driskell has announced her candidacy for the United States House of Representatives Michigan’s 7th Congressional District, seeking to again represent Manchester, this time nationally. Currently, the 7th District which includes all of Monroe, Lenawee, Hillsdale, Branch, Jackson and Eaton Counties, as well as western Washtenaw County, is represented by Republican Tim […]

 Sara Swanson

2017 Manchester Community Fair livestock auction results

submitted by Jean Robert

 Sara Swanson

Kids Biz at the Farmers Market this week

This week at the Farmers Market from 3:30-7 pm on Thursday August 17th, there will be more than a dozen special new vendors, Manchester kids! Participating in a program called Kids Biz, supported by the Manchester Wellness Coalition to help kids decrease screen time this summer, these kids will be selling fruit, veggies, and flowers they […]

 Sara Swanson

St. Joes to offer classes to help those living with mental illness

In 2015, a massive survey of Manchester residents revealed that 40% of Manchester-area residents suffered from poor mental health, a greater percentage than either neighboring communities or Washtenaw County as a whole. One of the results of the survey was St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea hiring a behavioral health navigator, Kathy Walz, who comes to Manchester once […]

 Sara Swanson

Rep. Lasinski to co-host town hall on women’s issues

Our State Representative Donna Lasinski and Saline’s State Senator Rebekah Warren, with special guests Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, House Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig and State Representative Stephanie Chang, are hosting a women’s issues town hall on Wednesday, August 16th 6-7:30 pm in Scio Township Hall Board Room, located at 827 N. Zeeb Rd., in Ann Arbor. Join them to voice […]