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Snow Blankets Village, but Rain and Ice are Coming for X-Mas

Close to 9 inches of snow fell on the Manchester Area over the weekend. The snow will continue through Tuesday, and the temperature will slowly climb. The forecast is partly sunny and in the high 20s on Wednesday. But watch out, Thursday will be in the upper 30s, and rainy. It’s going to be a […]

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Washtenaw County Sheriff Update & Snow Removal Reminder

Weekly Update   For last week’s activity we have (Dec 9-15): · Manchester Village: – 50 calls for service   · Lodi Twp: – 35 calls for service § Including 4 burglaries along Centennial lane.   Snow Removal Reminder   The WCSD also wishes to remind residents and local businesses to clear sidewalks in a […]

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Christmas Tree Farms and Local Sales

Have you gotten your Christmas tree yet?  If you’re still looking for the perfect tree, there are many options available whether you want a pre-cut tree or you want to cut your own.  The following is a list of nearby options that would be perfect for a family outing. 1)  The Men’s Club tree sale […]

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Keeping the X in X-Mas

  One of Manchester’s traditional celebrations of the season is the Manchester Men’s Club X-Mas Tree Sale, which started this week. But some wonder why isn’t it a Christmas tree sale? Has the modern impulse to save time, save energy, and trim words, finally stripped the Christ out of Christmas? Is the same business-efficiency that […]

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Update

  A summary of activity for the Village of Manchester in the previous week is as follows: ·         33 calls for service 1 major incident: attempted suicide on Ann Arbor St 1 incident of larceny of gas at the downtown Marathon   As reported earlier:  The Marathon station at 100 East Main Street reported that an […]

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Gas Station Theft Reported

As reported to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department:  The Marathon station at 100 East Main Street reported that an individual drove off without paying for fuel late afternoon/early evening on Wednesday, November 20, 2013.  Suspect is believed to be a white male driving a Chevy pick up truck (gray or charcoal in color) and filled […]

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Manchester’s Christie Taylor: “How I Came to Understand the Meaning of Self Compassion” (via Huffington Post)

Manchester’s own Christie Taylor has had another essay published on the Huffington Post. Follow the link below to read the whole piece. I didn’t know what self compassion was until Christmas time, 2008. My twin girls were 3 ½ and my son would be 2-years-old in just over a month. My husband, kids and I […]

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Manchester Mirror’s Fritz Swanson Writes Article for UMich Alumni Magazine

Fritz Swanson’s brief history of the first Dean of Women at the University of Michigan appeared in the fall issue of LSA MAGAZINE. Read the full story at the link below. Dr. Eliza Mosher looked down at her womb. It was made of red silk. Directly above it was a coil of intestines, stitched together […]

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“Why Aren’t There Hurricanes in Michigan?”

(Note from the editors: When we approached James Miller, the new director of the Manchester District Library and self-proclaimed “weather-fanatic”, about writing a weekly weather column for The Mirror, he kindly agreed. This is the first in the series….) In science it is often the answers to “stupid” questions that tell you the most. “If […]

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Ann Arbor News: Halloween night storms down trees, leave 1,400 without power | MLive.com

Ann Arbor News: High winds that blew storms through southeast Michigan Thursday night for Halloween downed trees and caused scattered power outages. About 1,400 DTE Energy customers were without power as of 10 a.m. Friday morning, said company spokesman Alejandro Bodipo-Memba.   via Halloween night storms down trees, leave 1,400 without power | MLive.com.