Manchester Food Pantry Stocked Up for the Holidays

With Thanksgiving just few days away, and the holiday season fast upon us, it’s natural to wonder about the less fortunate citizens of our community. And even though the need for food and shelter is felt all year round, the coming of winter and the generous spirit of the season still focus our attention. It […]

 Veronica BonBon

Giant Piece of Buttery Homemade Toast with a side of Big Family Breakfast

I come from a big family of food lovers.  One meal that was always a staple growing up was breakfast.  Not a small grab-and-go breakfast, but a sit down and eat breakfast.  And now my children have grown accustomed to it too.  So when the weekend comes and mom doesn’t feel like cooking, we go […]

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The Circle of Life on Horning Farms

A calf was born during the night last Friday.  Three more were expected within the next 24 hours.  It’s just another day at Horning Farms. When I arrived in the morning to tour the farm on Pleasant Lake Road, my gracious hosts, Lynda and Mason Horning, took me to meet the newborn in the “calf […]

 Mike Austin

Manchester Students Perform with the Michigan Marching Band

Each year high school band directors across the state are invited to recommend up to three seniors to perform with the Michigan Marching Band at their annual Crisler Concert. This year, from Manchester, drum major Tom O’Hotzke (trombone) and Brandon Hieber (tuba) performed on Sunday with the Michigan Marching Band. In addition, Ally Crouch and […]

 James Miller

Ruth Van Bogelen Appointed New Coordinator of the Chelsea-Area Wellness Coalition

“It’s like working in Utopia,” says Manchester’s Ruth van Bogelen of her new position as Coalition Coordinator at the Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation. The Chelsea-Area Welness Coalition includes Chelsea, Manchester, Dexter, Grass Lake and Stockbridge.  The Coalition’s mission is to “create a culture of wellness and foster sustainable improvements in community health.”  Programs include cooking classes, […]

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MHS Students attend FFA National Convention in Louisville, KY

Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.  It’s the FFA Motto.  The Future Farmers of America (FFA) is almost 580,000 members strong and is committed to agricultural education in order to help its members develop their own talents and to explore a broad range of career paths.   Randal Smith is […]

 Marsha Chartrand

MHS Alum, Elizabeth Okey, Football World Cup Champion!

2013 has been a banner year for women’s sports in Manchester. Not only did the Lady Dutch basketball team became Class C state champions but the Lady Dutch soccer team won both Conference and District championships this spring, in their first season of varsity play. In addition, a former Manchester athlete did our community proud […]

 Veronica BonBon

Frank’s Place – Tattooed Men and Yummy Goodness

Note from the editors: Manchester has a new secret food critic. While Frank’s Place was the first to reviewed, all Manchester restaurants be ready, she’ll be visiting you too!   You walk into a restaurant and see tattooed men at the counter.  Do you think “whoa I should probably leave” or “oh yeah!” (and roll […]

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You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Art – Dee Miles and The Wild Acorn

Meet your neighbor:  Dee Miles and The Wild Acorn It’s true.  When one door closes, another one opens.  In Dee’s case it happened more than once. Dee Miles is the owner of The Wild Acorn, a non-pretentious art gallery currently located at 110 East Main Street.  Dee originally opened the Wild Acorn in 2005 in […]

 Mike Austin

New Auto Repair Shop Opens in Manchester

Alber Auto, a new full service small engine and auto repair shop located on Duncan Street along the river, opened it’s doors for business this summer.  Although their focus is on auto and small engine repair, head mechanic and shop manager, Tom Pyle says “if it has an engine, chances are we can fix it.” […]

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