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 Marsha Chartrand

A new grocery in Manchester–update from the DDA

submitted by Ray Berg, Manchester DDA In February, the Manchester Market closed due to the retirement of the owners, and the market building was listed for sale. The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) took on the project of recruiting a replacement full-service grocery store to fill a critical community need. The DDA developed a 10-page “site […]

 Sara Swanson

Slow start to county mental health services in Manchester; clinic coming soon

In 2017 Washtenaw County passed an 8-year Public Safety and Mental Health Millage. Resources from the millage became available on January 1, 2019. One of the goals was to to provide mental health services to traditionally under-served areas of Washtenaw County, of which Manchester is one. How has this impacted the need for mental health […]

 Sara Swanson

Help fill the blessing box

Manchester United Methodist Church’s blessing box, a small wooden box filled with shelf safe food located at the southeast corner of the church, is nearing its one-year anniversary. And so far it has been a success! Anyone can take things out whenever they need to, 24-hours a day, and anyone can fill it back up […]

 Sara Swanson

Village Council makes response to attorney presentation on cityhood

Last Tuesday’s meeting of the Manchester Village Council, included a special session on City Status. Village President Pat Vailliencourt also was present a half-hour prior to the scheduled meeting in order to answer any questions from citizens. Although there were several visitors at the meeting, and time was allotted for questions, no questions were asked […]

 Sara Swanson

K of C & St Marys donate school supplies to Klager Elementary

Luther C. Klager Elementary School received a large donation of back to school supplies last week from the Manchester Knights of Columbus, Fr. Edwin A. Fisher Council 4354 and St. Mary Catholic Church Manchester. Donations included pencils, paper, crayons, markers and tissues as well as sanitary wipes, pencil cases, folders and backpacks were collected as […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Klager and Riverside fund-raiser begins

Along with the new school year, the Klager and Riverside PTO have started their “Fun Run” fund-raiser to bring in donations to help finance their year’s programming. “The Fun Run is a no-nonsense, health-centered event in which the kids from Riverside Intermediate and Klager Elementary raise pledge money, win a variety of prizes and participate […]

 Sara Swanson

State Sen. Theis announces Veteran of the Year contest

Manchester’s State Sen. Lana Theis announced on Wednesday a Veteran of the Year contest hosted by her office. “The 22nd Senate District is blessed with many military veterans who continue to serve our communities with the same honor, courage and commitment that they did while in uniform,” said Theis. “I am looking forward to giving our vets […]

 Sara Swanson

SRSLY on Manchester students & vaping

submitted by Sarah Schmidt, SRSLY Manchester Program Coordinator According to the 2018, Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MiPHY), two out of three (65.5%) Manchester High School students have not used a vape/e-cig in the past 30 days. 96% of Manchester Middle School students have not used a vape/e-cig in the past 30 days  Did you […]

 Sara Swanson

Help bank get a grant for a local school

Manchester’s Old Nation Bank branch is asking the community to help secure a $1,000 grant for a Manchester school.  Old National Bank recently announced phase two of their Tools For Schools Grant Promotion, where up to $22,000 will be awarded to schools within Old National Bank communities. During the month of September, they will be […]

 Sara Swanson

WCSO: Head up, phone down – bus safety tips

From the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office With school back in session, drivers should be extra cautious, especially in school zones and where kids are getting on or off the bus. Parents, whether your student is walking to school or riding the bus, remind them to be safe. Below are a few tips for drivers, parents, […]

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