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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 […]

 Marsha Chartrand

New “Little Free Library” comes to town

The Little Free Library (LFL) movement started in 2009 and has already grown to a network of more than 50,000 “libraries” worldwide. There have been a few LFLs placed in Manchester over the past few years, notably at Chi-Bro Park and Linda’s Diner both maintained by the Friends of the Library, but the newest one […]

 Marsha Chartrand

“Walk to School” days start up this week with additional location

The popular “Walk to School” Mondays and Wednesdays will begin this week for kindergarten through sixth grades. The groups often have special themes for walking days, which are announced by school staff and much fun is had by all on those special days. Due to scheduling, Klager staff members now need to be in the building at 7:51am so some […]

 Marsha Chartrand

New High School principal and dean of 7th & 8th grade students hired

Interim Superintendent, Brad Hamilton announced last week that following a targeted search, a new principal has been selected for grades 7-12 at Manchester Middle and High School, pending contract acceptance and formal board approval. “Mr. Eric McCalla has been the Assistant High School principal and Athletic Director for Grass Lake Community Schools for the past 10-plus […]

 Sara Swanson

Do downtown businesses need to stay open later?

At the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) town hall meeting on August 16th, attendees were told two startling statistics. The first statistic is that 50% of money spent shopping, is spent after 5 pm (during the week) and on Sundays (all day). The second came up while the results of a survey given to Manchester downtown […]

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