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 Sara Swanson

Downtown merchants to stay open late Thursday nights and introduce seasonal pop-up market

Sue LaRocque of River Raisin Antiques presented a plan to the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) last week. A number of downtown merchants have agreed to stay open until 8 pm on Thursday evenings for the holiday season beginning on October 19th. While they are committed to staying open late on Thursdays through December 14, if […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Manchester Township ordinance amendment allows farm animals on small lots

When any local government entity enacts or amends an ordinance that affects its citizens, it is required by law to publish this information in its newspaper of record. Last week, when such a notice from Manchester Township was published in the Manchester Mirror, the reaction from readers was, “Huh?” “Township of Manchester Resolution No. 17-02, September 12, 2017: […]

 Sara Swanson

St Louis Center to provide transportation to community movement programs

A need in the Manchester area that comes up again and again is lack of transportation. Public transportation both around Manchester and connecting Manchester to surrounding communities is a service lacking in our community. Transportation to medical and mental health appointments is also an obstacle to receiving needed healthcare, cited by Manchester Area residents. One […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester District Library Family History Guild: Turning Family History into a Family Story

submitted by Char Major A lively discussion took place at September 19th’s Manchester District Library Family History Guild meeting after Joyce Meyer’s presentation “Turning Family History into a Family Story.” Joyce has written up many stories about her family members, based on memoirs of her paternal aunt and research she has done. She explained her […]

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Board lawyer declares Iron Mill Pond Island Vacation rental in violation of ordinance

The Manchester Township Board, on Tuesday September 12th, heard complaints from residents of Iron Mill Pond. These residents are concerned that a cabin built on the island in the center of the lake by Andy Bobo has been marketed and rented for several years as a vacation getaway through the VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owner) […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Township to reactivate fire siren

In March, the Manchester Township Fire Department upgraded from VHF pagers to 800 MHz. This upgrade allowed all first responders in the county to communicate with each other. As the fire siren, located in the township hall was activated by the VHF signal, the change to 800 MHz ceased activating the siren and it has sat […]

 Sara Swanson

State Representative Donna Lasinski speaks in Freedom Township

submitted by Pleasant Lake Property Owners Association State Representative Donna Lasinski served as the guest speaker at the Pleasant Lake Property Owners Association fall meeting, which was held Monday, September 11, 2017.  More than 45 area residents filled the Freedom Township Hall on Pleasant Lake Road to complete association business, listen to an update from Lansing, […]

 Sara Swanson

Sign the petition to end gerrymandering at the Farmers Market

Last June, more than 30 local voters gathered in the high school library to learn about gerrymandering in Michigan. The event was hosted by Manchester area groups and brought the non-partisan organization, Voters Not Politicians, to the village to talk about this widely-used but little-understood political practice. The presentation explained gerrymandering and the problems surrounding it, and the […]

 Sara Swanson

CRC seeking volunteers to extend County Meals on Wheels to excluded seniors

Seniors who are unable to leave their home for any reason and are unable to prepare food at home are able to receive from Washtenaw County, nutritious meals delivered to their door. Drivers not only provide the valuable service of meal delivery, but also are able to check-in on the house-bound seniors on a regular basis […]

 Sara Swanson

Annual VFW youth scholarship competitions now open

submitted by Samantha Kreklau, Manchester District Library The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is now accepting entries into its 2017-18 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen youth scholarship competitions. Students from across the globe recently took home their share of more than $3.3 million in scholarships and awards from last year’s competitions. The VFW’s […]

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