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 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 […]

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Christmas comes to Manchester!


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CRC hosts their 26th Volunteer Recognition Celebration

Spoiler alert:  It was Dr. Okey with the golf club at the Furnace Street Bridge! Representatives from at least eighteen different Manchester organizations gathered to recognize and thank their volunteers on Friday, November 8th at the Chelsea Community Hospital.  This year was the twenty-sixth year that the event has taken place as a fundraiser for […]

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Middle School Hosts Health Expo

  On Friday, October 25th, the cafeteria of the Manchester Middle School was loud and full of movement as students interacted with photo props near the Lifetouch photo booth or sported milk mustaches from the Horning Farms table vendor exhibit. An occasional soccer ball streaked into the goal set up in the corner and students […]