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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

 James Miller

“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 […]

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

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 |  

 Mike Austin

Amcor sponsors teen climate campaigner’s attempt to set a new record

It’s always nice to hear when a local corporation is supportive of cool endeavors.     “Global packaging leader Amcor, today announces its sponsorship of the 2013 Willis Resilience Expedition.  Amcor Flexibles Vice President Research & Development, Mr Bob Biasi said that Amcor is proud to be providing the packaging that will be used by Parker to store and […]

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