Sara Swanson

Letter to the Editor: Community is like a quilt

February 1, 2018 I’ve heard people say a good community is like a good quilt. Every piece is critical to building a functional, durable, beautiful whole. Quilting is thought to be a quaint, rather cozy endeavor. Yet good quilts are some of the strongest, most functional blankets known. The quilters who make them borrow from […]

 Sara Swanson

Annabelle throwing Valentine party for all of Manchester!

Many Manchester residents are familiar with Annabelle Valentine! From a young age Annabelle Celkis fashioned herself as Valentines Day personified based on storybook character Ruby Valentine created by Laurie B. Friedman. Every February 14th she could be found pulling her red wagon through the village handing out valentines, and homemade treats. This year Annabelle is […]

 Sara Swanson

Wonder Woman movie showing & costume event!

Are you a fan of Wonder Woman? Come celebrate your inner Wonder Woman with a special showing of the 2017 Wonder Woman movie staring Gal Gadot on Saturday, Feb. 24th at 3 pm in the Village Room on the lower level of the library. This free event is co-sponsored by the Manchester Ladies Society and […]

 Sara Swanson

Cub Scout Pack 421 Rain Gutter Regatta

Cub Scout Pack 421 held a rain gutter regatta Sunday night at the Sharon United Methodist Church. First place went to Jackson King, a Lion Scout. Second place went to Max Harvey, a Bear Scout. Third Place went to Lucas Brothers, a Bear Scout.

 Sara Swanson

Wellness Coalition looking for ideas to make Manchester healthier

The Manchester Wellness Coalition and 5 Healthy Towns is looking for ideas for new interventions to improve wellness in Manchester. Interventions need to help people move more, eat better, connect with others and/or avoid unhealthy substances. Interventions can be a partnership between the Manchester Wellness Coalition and a civic or non-profit organization or completely independent of existing programs. Do […]

 Sara Swanson

Senior Newsletter THE TRUMPETER – February 2018

The February 2018 edition of Manchester’s Newsletter for Seniors, THE TRUMPETER, is now available. Download it here:  February 2018 Trumpeter

 Sara Swanson

Brownie troop visits veterinarian’s office (photo)

 Sara Swanson

Public Notice: Bridgewater Resolution 01-04-2018 Board of Review Poverty Hardship Guidelines,

BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF REVIEW GUIDELINES FOR POVERTY/HARDSHIP EXEMPTIONS RESOLUTION NUMBER 01-04-2018 WHEREAS, the adoption of guidelines for poverty exemptions is within the purview of the Township Board: and WHEREAS, the homestead of persons who, in the judgment of the Township Supervisor and the Board of Review, by reason of poverty, are unable to contribute […]

 Sara Swanson

Middle School building to reopen & house 3rd – 6th grades

On Friday afternoon, many families were surprised to get a letter from Manchester Community Schools shortly before school let out for the weekend. The letter informed them that a new building configuration had been decided upon at a special board meeting, held on Tuesday January 16th. The letter stated that the dormant former middle school […]

 Sara Swanson

School District takes out $3.1 million energy efficiency improvements loan

In addition to the new building configuration, at the Tuesday night special school board meeting, the school board voted to take out a $3.1 million government loan at 1.25% with 15-year financing to upgrade the district’s energy efficiency. The district applied for the Qualified Zone Academy Bond through the U.S.Department of Education just before Christmas […]