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Deep Fried or Baked? It’s All Good at the Lenten Fish Fry

There’s a line out the door at Sharon United Methodist Church and there is fresh fish, french fries in the fryer, and friendly folks forging new friendships. It must be a Friday during Lent. This is the seventh year that the Manchester Area Friends has hosted these Lenten meals and each year the event becomes […]

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Manchester Voices Needs Your Input – Yes, You!

Manchester Voices would like your input on topics for community workshops. Manchester Voices has come up with a list of topic ideas, but would love to hear your ideas as well. Please take a moment to check off any of the topics already listed and write in ideas of your own. Click HERE to go to […]

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Sixth Grade School Project Turns Into A Life Lesson

It all began with a small article in the Scholastic Scope, an educational mini-magazine specifically designed for grades 6-8.  In the November edition, an article called “I Was Homeless” was published.  It was written from a young man’s perspective about living very comfortably until his family’s life was turned upside down and they lost everything. […]

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Meet Nia-Avelina Aguirre, N.D.

Nia-Avelina Aguirre has been a Naturopathic Doctor for over 30 years. No, I didn’t make that up, and neither did she. She is board-certified by the American Naturopathic Medicine Certification Board. I’ll admit, I’ve never been one to specifically seek out natural methods to cure common ailments. I didn’t grow up that way as a kid. […]

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Ciara Marie Kukalis Recognized by Sigma Alpha Lambda

Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national leadership and honors organization, recently announced that Ciara Marie Kukalis of Manchester, MI , has been recognized as a member at the Grand Valley State University.  Sigma Alpha Lambda is dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development, and lifelong professional fulfillment. According to […]

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Inaugural Teacher of the Month: Joanna VanRaden!

Editor’s Note: Teacher of the Month is a new feature in the Manchester Mirror. Each Teacher of the Month will receive a certificate of excellence and an article in The Mirror.  Congratulations to Mrs. VanRaden on being the first honoree in this special series! Why does this teacher deserve to be recognized? How does this teacher […]

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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 […]

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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 […]