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Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! – The Annual Awana Grand Prix Race

Okay…maybe not, but a pinewood-derby-type race is the closest thing we’re going to get to Nascar in February in Michigan! The annual Awana Grand Prix was held at Community Bible Church on Wednesday night.  Sixteen cars competed against each other for the top prizes in speed and design.  The Awana program has been holding Grand […]

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Katelyn Horning Awarded Two Honors! The Hornings are on a Roll…

Katelyn Horning of Manchester, a senior majoring in an animal science and agribusiness management at Michigan State University (MSU), is one of two MSU students that have been awarded the Jack and Betty Barnes Scholarship from the Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation for the 2013-2014 academic year AND the 2014 Outstanding Academic Achievement Award […]

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A Fresh Look at the Manchester Pharmacy: Great Programs, Extended Hours, Commitment to the Community

There has been a lot of discussion over the past year about stores closing shop in downtown Manchester.  There are a lot of empty storefronts, so many that some worry that we are becoming a ghost town.  This leads people, residents and non-residents alike, to think that Manchester doesn’t have much to offer anymore.  This […]

 Sara Swanson

Library Receives Out-of-this-World Donation

The Manchester Library received a donation this week of a large solar system rug and co-ordinating lamp from long-time Friends of the Library member, Book Discussion Group member, and frequent patron, Julia Strimer. The rug and lamp will reside in the youth area of the library and will shortly be surrounded by astronomy books for […]

Carl Curtis Demonstrates his Victorian Organette

Carl Curtis, president of the Manchester Area Historical Society, is well-known around town as a collector of antique mechanical musical wonders. At this year’s MAHS Show and Tell night, Mr. Curtis demonstrated this late 19th Century organette. As the operator cranks the organette, a pair of bellows on the bottom of the box pump up […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Good Health is Worth Celebrating – Andrews Family Chiropractic Celebrates 7 Years in Manchester

It has been seven years since Dr. Dana Andrews began his chiropractic practice in Manchester, and he is celebrating in a big way. When he opened his practice on his 26th birthday—Feb. 17, 2007—Dr. Dana had a dream of bringing good health to the Manchester community through chiropractic care, and over the years that dream […]

 Veronica BonBon

Whipped Cream with Chocolate Drizzle – Warm Indoor Fun at the Coffee Mill

I am sure most of you are tired of the snow. I know I am.  And all these snow days are really getting to me.  I may have to move to Florida until spring…by myself…no kids or hubby.  But, since that is not realistic at all, I took the kids to the Coffee Mill for […]

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Have YOU Been to the Manchester Wellness Center?

Submitted by Amy Heydlauff, Executive Director of the Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation Demographics are Everything – In Wellness Too Our investment managers recently put out a white paper entitled Demographics are Everything. They hammered home the point that investors should use demographic information to make investment decisions. The paper said to consider things like the shrinking work […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Community Garden – Teaching a Lifeskill to Students

A great way to beat the winter blues is to start planning your garden. Looking through seed catalogues, reading gardening magazines, checking out landscaping books from the library. Even if your body is stuck in endless Michigan winter, your mind can wander through next summer’s garden, feeling the soil, smelling the flowers, tasting the vegetables. […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Farmers Market to Hire Market Manager for 2014

The Manchester Farmers Market will be hiring a contractor to serve as the Farmers Market Manager for the 2014 season.  For more information or to apply, email Click for detailed description: Manchester Farmer’s Market Job Description 2014