Upcoming Events

 Sara Swanson

Forgiveness Program at the Manchester District Library

On December 10th at 6:30 pm Manchester’s own Lorri Coburn will be presenting a program called Flight, Fight or Forgiveness: How to Choose Forgiveness for Mental and Physical Health at the Manchester District Library. It will run an hour to an hour and a half and will be informal and somewhat shaped by the needs […]

 Mike Austin

Middle and High School Bands to Perform this Week

On Tuesday, December 10th, the Middle School bands’ annual winter concert will be held at 7:00 PM.  The concert will feature the 5th, 6th, and 7th/8th grade bands.  This is the 5th grade band’s first performance and is always an exciting evening. On Thursday December 12th the High School choir, jazz band, and concert band […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Dancers to Perform in Chelsea Ballet’s Nutcracker this Weekend

Anna Cocco, a 4th grader at Klager Elementary, has only ever seen the Nutcracker Ballet performed live once, two years ago, but this year she will performing in it. Anna and about a half dozen other dancers from the Manchester area are dancing in Ballet Chelsea’s 16th annual production of The Nutcracker this weekend. The […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Manchester Home Tour to Display Holiday Decorating at Its Finest

If you just can’t get enough of holiday decorations, Manchester has just the event to help you to start the Christmas season off right. The fourth annual Christmas Home Tour is set for this Saturday, Dec. 7, beginning at noon and continuing till 8 p.m. Attendees can purchase advance tickets for $15 at the Coffee […]

 Mike Austin

Artists Ken Kozora and David Bunge at Wild Acorn Open House

The Wild Acorn had a festive atmosphere for the “First Saturday Open House” on Saturday, November 23rd when dozens of people came out to meet artists Ken Kozora and David Bunge. Ken is a local Manchester musician. He describes his music as impressionistic and a fusion of acoustic and electronic instruments. For Ken, the composing […]

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The Chautauqua Express Arrives in Manchester

On the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving break, the students at Klager Elementary were treated to a special Native American assembly by Guy Louis, sponsored by the PTO.  Guy has been performing his musical series, called the Chautauqua Express, since 1986. Combining Native American beliefs, songs, and culture with the Thanksgiving holiday, Guy Louis brought song […]

 Sara Swanson

CAS to Premier Newly Composed “Digital World” at Annual Holiday Recital

If you are having trouble getting into the Christmas mood, we have the cure! Cultural Arts Strings is holding their second annual holiday recital on Tuesday, November 26th at 4:30pm, at the Manchester United Methodist Church. There is no admission fee. Over twenty young performers ranging in age from 5 to 10 years old will […]

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Christmas Home Tour 2013

In the coming weeks five Manchester area households will be busy making preparations for the 4th annual Manchester Christmas Home Tour.  This year’s tour will take place from noon until 8 pm on Dec 7th.   The Christmas home Tour was created to raise money for new outdoor Christmas decorations on Main Street.  To date […]

 Amelia Herron

Manchester High School Student and Staff Variety Show Sells out to a 500+ Person Crowd

  The first annual Manchester High School Variety Show appeared on stage Tuesday, November 12.  Normally, the MHS Drama Club puts on a dramatic play in the fall, and a musical in the spring.  This year, Language Arts teacher and Drama Club advisor Mrs. Emily Duncan decided to switch things up a bit. “One of […]


Early History of Christmas Subject of Recent Manchester Historical Society Presentation

Drunken Romans, dismembered children and eight-legged horses were all discussed during the last meeting of the Manchester Historical Society. Nan Curtis, daughter of Society Member Carl Curtis, gave a presentation on the unexpected early history of Christmas as seen through the lens of Art History. This reporter received a very friendly greeting upon arrival. “If […]