Sara Swanson

Feline rescue shelter in Freedom Township may be forced to close

Happy Hearts Feline Rescue, a shelter that rescues, provides veterinary care for, temporarily houses, and then provides adoption opportunities for up to 40 cats at a time faces an uncertain future. Freedom Township officials have notified the property owners, Jef & Jeanette Spencer, that because their operation is not in compliance with the Township Zoning […]

 Sara Swanson

Kiwanis cider sale THIS Saturday

This coming Saturday, Oct 7th, Manchester’s Kiwanis and its high school branch, Key Club, will be holding their annual cider sale from 9 am-1 pm. Members will be stationed at the intersection of Main St and M-52 and on the sidewalk in front of the post office at the corner of Main and Clinton Streets selling half-gallon jugs of […]

 Sara Swanson

Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Benefit dinner raises almost $3,000 for hurricane relief

This past Wednesday the local Knight of Columbus – Fr. Edwin A. Fisher Council 4354 held a benefit dinner at the St. Mary Parish Center to raise money to help with the disaster relief effort from the recent hurricanes in the south. With the generous support of Manchester and surrounding communities, they served over 190 […]

 Sara Swanson

CRC seeks nominees for super volunteers to honor at upcoming banquet

Over the past 29 years, the Community Resource Center has hosted the Volunteer Recognition Banquet and Fundraiser so area organizations can put a spotlight on those who go the extra mile to make their organization and, in turn, the community successful. The CRC has now sent out volunteer nomination letters to all of the non-profit […]

 Sara Swanson

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

The Community Resource Center, located 410 City Road, hosted their first social hour for seniors on Tuesday, August 22. The theme was life stories. Everyone was encouraged to share something from their past present or future. It was so successful that it will be continuing and two more life story-themed social hours have been scheduled for […]

 Sara Swanson

Letter to the Editor: Let’s Support our Local Cat Rescue/Shelter

September 27, 2017 I am writing to express my strong support for the Happy Hearts Feline Rescue shelter on Pleasant Lake Rd. in Freedom Township. It provides an important community service in the Freedom township area by saving barn and domestic cats and finding good homes for the cats in the area. Happy Hearts’ services […]

 Sara Swanson

Senior Newsletter THE TRUMPETER – October 2017

The September 2017 edition of Manchester’s Newsletter for Seniors, THE TRUMPETER, is now available. Download it here: October 2017 Trumpeter

 Sara Swanson

Public Notice: Last day to register to vote

  LAST DAY TO REGISTER NOTICE To: The qualified electors of BRIDGEWATER, FREEDOM, MANCHESTER, AND SHARON TOWNSHIPS The LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE is: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017 for the ELECTION to be held on: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017 NOTICE: The local clerks of each jurisdiction will be available to register qualified electors and […]

 Sara Swanson

Downtown merchants to stay open late Thursday nights and introduce seasonal pop-up market

Sue LaRocque of River Raisin Antiques presented a plan to the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) last week. A number of downtown merchants have agreed to stay open until 8 pm on Thursday evenings for the holiday season beginning on October 19th. While they are committed to staying open late on Thursdays through December 14, if […]

 Sara Swanson

St Louis Center to provide transportation to community movement programs

A need in the Manchester area that comes up again and again is lack of transportation. Public transportation both around Manchester and connecting Manchester to surrounding communities is a service lacking in our community. Transportation to medical and mental health appointments is also an obstacle to receiving needed healthcare, cited by Manchester Area residents. One […]