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

 Mike Austin

Varsity Basketball Team Enjoys Sunday Dinners

For the past few years now the varsity boys’ basketball team has been eating “Sunday Dinners” together. This team building activity allows the guys on the team to get to know each other and connect on a level they aren’t able to on the court. Usually the dinner is hosted and prepared by a team […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Civic Club – In Search of New Members

The Manchester Civic Club is in search of new members. The Civic Club is a service organization focusing on the youth of our community. It is an outgrowth of The Optimist Club that was established in Manchester in the 1950’s. They sponsor local groups and events both monetarily and with man-hours, some of which include: […]

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Manchester Community Schools Celebrate our School Board Leaders

January is School Board Recognition Month and Manchester Community Schools is joining 545 local and 56 intermediate school districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their untiring dedication to public education. “Serving on a school board has been described as the ‘toughest volunteer job in America.’ Yet Michigan’s public school board members […]

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Manchester Voices Combats Substance Abuse in Teens

by Lindsay Hannah Have you heard of Manchester Voices? If you have been a student or parent at Manchester Middle School or High School in the past 5 years it’s likely you have. Manchester Voices is a coalition that encourages members of our community of all ages to plan and participate in drug and alcohol free […]