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Today’s Policing: Walking the Line and Creating a Sense of Personal Balance

A line has been drawn. It’s an old line, and one that’s been heavily discussed, routinely scrutinized, and legally reviewed, debated, and disputed. It is the line that separates the public’s right to know and an individual’s right to personal privacy. Sometimes that line seems to be big and bold. Other times, that line is […]

St. Mary Church Invites All of Manchester to Attend Christmas Services

Message to Manchester from St. Mary’s Parish Office: St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Manchester observes the holy season of Advent (this year from December 1 until Christmas Eve) in prayerful preparation and anticipation of the great celebration of Christmas, the Nativity of the Lord. And Christmas Eve is only the beginning of a joyful […]

 Veronica BonBon

Could Anything Beat All-You-Can-Eat Tacos?

    Mmmmmm…. I love tacos. All kinds of tacos. And my favorite kind of taco? The all-you-can-eat taco! You heard me right, all you can eat! Where did I go? St. Mary’s Parish Center. The women and children of St. Mary’s were ready to help as soon as 5 o’ clock came.  You pay […]

 Mike Austin

Local Manufacturer CEI Wins 2013 SPARK FastTrack Award

Have you seen the new Chevrolet dealership in Chelsea?  Or, noticed the new Bahna Wrestling Center on the University of Michigan’s athletic campus?  The facades on both of these buildings are clad with a product made right here in Manchester by CEI Composite Materials.   CEI Composite Materials designs and manufactures architectural metal panels and entry […]

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 […]