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 Marsha Chartrand

Chicken Broil to add another assembly line

It’s almost that time of year. The Third Thursday In July is fast approaching and with it will come the delicious smoky aroma of 10,000 chicken halves slow-roasting over charcoal pits. Even though this tradition is entering its 64th year, the old chick still has a few new tricks up its sleeve! According to  co-chair […]

 Sara Swanson

Special visitor coming to library storytime

submitted by the Manchester District Library On Tuesday, June 27th, during the Manchester District Library’s regularly-scheduled storytime hour (10-11 am in the Children’s Area of the Library), Miss Karen will be joined by a special visiting presenter. Karen Bunney, a graduate of the Manchester High School class of 1982, will be giving a reading of […]

 Ray Berg

Sesquicentennial updates part 2

Adding to our first article last week on our upcoming Sesquicentennial celebration later this summer, we offer the following additional information: 1. Fashion Show/Luncheon and Tea, Saturday, July 29 July 29th marks the beginning of Manchester’s Sesquicentennial celebration with a Luncheon and Fashion Show at Manchester United Methodist Church. This event will feature fashions from […]

 Sara Swanson

State Representative Donna Lasinski to hold 2nd coffee hour in Manchester

State Representative Donna Lasinski will her hold her second Manchester coffee hour on Saturday, July 8, from 10-11 am in the Village Room on the lower level of the Manchester Village Offices, located at 912 City Road in Manchester. She held her first Coffee Hour in Manchester on March 29th, just 11 weeks after being sworn in for her first term. If you […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Country music on tap June 29 at Gazebo

This Thursday, the Gazebo Concert series welcomes back the popular country band TJ Thomas and Kentucky Strait. TJ, who attended school in Manchester and lived here for several years, is always happy to come back to see old friends and make a few new ones along the way! Formed 21 years ago by band leader TJ […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Enjoy Duo Mosaic at the gazebo this Thursday

This week’s gazebo concert will welcome international music with Duo Mosaic–Dr. Henrik Karapetyan on violin and Martin Torch-ishii on cello, both graduates of the University of Michigan School of Music. Duo Mosaic celebrates music from many different cultures and corners of the world: American Folk, Klezmer, Irish, Tango, Gypsy, and even some Rock are part of […]

 Sara Swanson

Sharon Church to host first Manchester Ice Cream Social of the season

submitted by Sharon United Methodist Church The Ice Cream Social season is here! Sharon United Methodist Church will be having their Annual Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, June 28th from 5 to 7:30 pm. The great cooks of Sharon will be serving three delicious sandwiches: hot ham and cheese on a pretzel bun; shredded chicken sandwiches […]

 Ray Berg

Sesquicentennial updates

Manchester is six weeks away from our 150th anniversary celebration as a village! Here are some latest updates on the planning. Watch the Mirror each week for additional news. 1. Web Page and Facebook Please follow along on our Sesquicentennial web page, www.48158.com/150years, which contains information on planning meetings, schedule of events, areas where volunteer […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Community Fair a month away – bringing demolition derby and auto cross to Manchester!

The Manchester Community Fair is coming to Alumni Memorial Field on the corner of Wolverine and Vernon Streets, July 11 to 15, with the fair parade on Tuesday the 11th at 6:30 pm. This year’s carnival rides and games will again be provided by Schmidt Amusements. Megapasses will be available at the fair office for $60 and will allow […]

 Sara Swanson

Library Summer Reading Program to kick-off on Friday with a magic show

School is almost over for the year and that means it is time for the summer reading program at Manchester District Library! This year’s theme is Build a Better World, teaching children about living responsibly in this world. The library has a lot of activities planned for the kids and adults over the summer as well as programs for […]

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