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 Sara Swanson

World Food Championship winning bacon recipe – “Sweet Mystique”

Current World Food Championships ‘Bacon Category’ 2016 champion and 1985 Manchester High School Graduate, Chef Colleen Curley has agreed to share her award winning recipe and the story behind her victory with Manchester Mirror readers. Curley explained how the World Food Championship, the largest food sport competition in the US, works. Everyone competing in the […]

 Sara Swanson

Brown marmorated stink bugs everywhere!

Many Manchester residents have noticed over the last couple of weeks, large brown bugs in or attempting to get into their houses. While they can be startling, they are not dangerous and will not damage anything. Brown marmorated stink bugs are starting to find their way into homes as they look for a protected place […]

 Sara Swanson

October Gardening Advice for Manchester 2016

by Jennifer Fairfield Editor’s Note: Manchester resident Jennifer Fairfield owns and operates the Garden Mill in Chelsea, serves on the Manchester Community Garden Committee, and volunteers with the school gardens at Klager and the MECC. I have no idea where the month of September went – do you? Last I looked, it was hot and […]

 Sara Swanson

September Gardening Advice for Manchester – 2016

by Jennifer Fairfield Editor’s Note: Manchester resident Jennifer Fairfield owns and operates the Garden Mill in Chelsea, serves on the Manchester Community Garden Committee, and volunteers with the school gardens at Klager and the MECC. The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center says we have “increased probabilities of
above-normal temperatures” for August, September, and October. Seems […]

 Sara Swanson

August Gardening Advice for Manchester – 2016

by Jennifer Fairfield Editor’s Note: Manchester resident Jennifer Fairfield owns and operates the Garden Mill in Chelsea, serves on the Manchester Community Garden Committee, and volunteers with the school gardens at Klager and the MECC. I can’t tell you how much I am ready for the heat to end! I have had friends telling me […]

 Sara Swanson

July Gardening Advice for Manchester – 2016

by Jennifer Fairfield Editor’s Note: Manchester resident Jennifer Fairfield owns and operates the Garden Mill in Chelsea, serves on the Manchester Community Garden Committee, and volunteers with the school gardens at Klager and the MECC. If I told you that we received more rain this June than the average June, would you believe me? I […]

 Sara Swanson

May Gardening Advice for Manchester – 2016

by Jennifer Fairfield Editor’s Note: Manchester resident Jennifer Fairfield owns and operates the Garden Mill in Chelsea, serves on the Manchester Community Garden Committee, and volunteers with the school gardens at Klager and the MECC. Does April snow bring May flowers? It looks like it, from all the tulips popping up all over town! Luckily for […]

 Sara Swanson

April gardening advice for Manchester – 2016

by Jennifer Fairfield Manchester resident Jennifer Fairfield owns and operates the Garden Mill in Chelsea, serves on the Manchester Community Garden Committee, and volunteers with the school gardens at Klager and the MECC. As I sit here writing this, I’m listening to the frogs in my pond make an incredible racket! They have been peeping […]

 Danielle Muntz

Ukrainian Eggs, My Family’s Unique Tradition

I was old enough to be resentful that my mother decided we should spend the afternoon at the Tecumseh Antique Mall, but still young enough to hope there would be a toy horse to buy. My mom had found out a lady would be giving a demonstration on the traditional art of pysanka, and as […]

 Sara Swanson

March Gardening Advice for Manchester – 2016

by Jennifer Fairfield Editor’s Note: Manchester resident, Jennifer Fairfield, owns and operates the Garden Mill in Chelsea, serves on the Manchester Community Garden Committee, and volunteers with the school gardens at Klager and the MECC. That taste of spring over the weekend really got me longing to get gardening! And I was seeing some signs […]