Upcoming Events

 Marsha Chartrand

Enjoy this summer’s ice cream socials

Beginning in June and continuing into August, several area churches will be hosting their ice cream socials. You can have your choice from the many delicious food items that are offered that might include beef barbeque, hot chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, German and American potato salads, coleslaw, baked beans, macaroni & cheese and several beverage […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Kids Concert this week at the Gazebo!

This year’s Gazebo Concert series will kick off, as is its tradition, with a Children’s concert. This week’s featured performer is Kitty Donohoe, who is bringing a concert program that focuses on Michigan history–“Bunyan and Banjos.” The concert will be held at 7 pm (one-half hour earlier than all the other concerts), since the following morning is […]

 Marsha Chartrand

One More Walking Wednesday this year

Last Wednesday’s Walk to School fun included the “Klager Kids Marching Band,” which set a new record with 196 people participating. “The kids love to be in the band and just make noise!” said coordinator Kathy O’Mara. “It was a wonderful sight.” This week is the last week for Walk to School. On Monday morning a regular  “Moving […]

 Sara Swanson

Freedom Childcare Center upcoming FREE events for children

Freedom Childcare Center located at 8753 Pleasant Lake Road, has two upcoming free events for children they are inviting the community to participate in. On Saturday June 17th, 10-11:30 am, the Freedom Childcare Center is hosting Science on Saturday. Children are invited to come and dig for dinosaurs, create volcanoes, build structures with marshmallows and spaghetti, make […]

 Sara Swanson

Mark your calendars for St. Mary’s Ice Cream Social

The people of St. Mary, Manchester invite all their friends and neighbors in the Manchester area and beyond to the 125th St. Mary “Ice Cream Social” on Thursday, July 27 from 5-8 pm on the front lawn of the church. The church is located on the “Village Green” in front of the church at 210 West […]

 Sara Swanson

Borek & Jennings offers breakfast and bus tour of Great Lakes National Cemetery for veterans on Flag Day

Borek & Jennings Funeral Homes are offing a unique opportunity to all U.S. veterans and their spouses to celebrate Flag Day with a free breakfast and a bus tour to the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. Attendees will meet at the Farewell Center located at 207 East Duncan Street in Manchester at 8:30 […]

 Sara Swanson

Emanuel to host this year’s Baccalaureate

The 2017 graduating class of Manchester High School and the churches of Manchester invite you to celebrate this year’s Baccalaureate on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30 pm at Emanuel United Church of Christ, located at 324 West Main Street. The Class will share in the leadership of the service with several testimonies, music, and a skit. […]

 Sara Swanson

Victory Baptist to host Constitutional scholar, William Wagner for 6-week study on God, Man, and the Constitution

Victory Baptist Church will be hosting William Wagner, JD, this summer for six evenings of community Vacation Bible Study for those of high school-age, college-age, and adults on Sundays, June 11–July 16, from 6 – 8:30 pm. The title of the study will be God, Man, and the Constitution: Worldviews Collide, the same name as a booklet authored by Professor […]

 Ray Berg

Plans for Sesquicentennial parade taking shape

Our planning team for the August Sesquicentennial is developing the Friday night, August 4th parade. The parade, which will begin at 6:30pm and run along Main Street through downtown, will honor our 150th anniversary as a village! We have several participants set at this point, including the Manchester High School Marching Band, the Dodworth-Saxhorn Band playing period music, classic cars, […]

 Sara Swanson

Free fishing weekend

This coming weekend, June 10 & 11, Michigan residents can try out fishing, for free! For two days, license fees will be waived for everyone both on inland waters, like the River Raisin, as well as on the Great Lakes. Don’t have a rod? The Manchester District Library has rods and a tackle box you […]