Sara Swanson

Letter to the Editor: Manchester NOT Perfect the way it is

August 12, 2017 Someone must be kidding in our village government when they say we are perfect as is. Has no one seen the constantly empty storefronts on main street. has no one noticed that we are closing a school because of ever shrinking enrollment. Doesn’t any one at city hall see that we can’t […]

 Sara Swanson

Letter to the Editor: Manchester residents need to show more respect for the American Flag

Dear Editor, I am writing to inform the residents of this fine community about Flag etiquette. Two Fridays ago, we had a wonderful parade, and as cars, tractors, and even the color guard from the legion passed by not many showed respect to the flags of the United States. The proper thing to do to show respect not only […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester throws itself a 150th Birthday Party – a week of Sesquicentennial Fun – Part 1! (photos)

 

 Sara Swanson

Manchester throws itself a 150th Birthday Party – a week of Sesquicentennial Fun – Part 2! (photos)

       

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Sesquicentennial Beard and Moustache Competition

Saturday afternoon, 63 men and 3 women registered in 12 categories for the Manchester Sesquicentennial Beard and Moustache Competition put on by the Manchester Ladies Society. Some were veteran competitors who traveled from as far away as Quebec to compete, some were locals who were participating in honor of their fathers or grandfathers who had […]

 Sara Swanson

Village and Manchester Township to hold joint 5-year recreation plan open house

Do you want Manchester to have a dog park? Do you want a multi-use trail running from downtown to Watkins Lake? Do you have concerns, questions or ideas about existing parks or the new riverfront park? Do you have concerns about recreation funding? Come to Manchester Village Hall Council Chambers located on the lower level […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester architecture to be focus of ALI & WCC classes this fall

This fall, Adult Learning Institute (ALI) of Chelsea and Washtenaw Community College (WCC) both will be offering a class titled “Architecture and History of Saline and Manchester.” The class is being taught by Washtenaw Community College (WCC) instructor, Grace Shackman. Shackman has been interested in architecture since she was little. “My family moved around a lot […]

 Sara Swanson

County joins effort to bring broadband to rural Washtenaw

According to a study the FCC released earlier this summer, almost 30% of the rural population of Washtenaw does not have fixed broadband access (as compared to less than 5% of the population in urban Washtenaw that does not have access to fixed broadband). Because of this reality, Sharon Township has been working to install […]

 Sara Swanson

Seniors can sign up for free Farmers Market Bucks this Thursday

This Thursday, August 10, Manchester-area Seniors who live within Washtenaw County and are over 60 years old can sign up for free farmers market bucks! The Manchester Farmers Market is teaming up with the County, St. Joesph, and Manchester Community Resource Center to offer up to $30 in vouchers per person which will be able […]

 Sara Swanson

Public invited to tour school gardens

One benefit Manchester School District offers is our preschool and elementary school gardens and gardening education. If you are curious about our school gardens or the school and children’s gardens of surrounding towns, you are invited to attend a garden tour. Joining the tour will be representatives from each of the gardens, with the purpose of […]