Sara Swanson

County joins effort to bring broadband to rural Washtenaw

According to a study the FCC released earlier this summer, almost 30% of the rural population of Washtenaw does not have fixed broadband access (as compared to less than 5% of the population in urban Washtenaw that does not have access to fixed broadband). Because of this reality, Sharon Township has been working to install […]

9th Annual Run Manchester

105 racers participated in the Run Manchester race, which coincided with Sesquicentennial festivities this Saturday. 23 ran the 10K (19 of whom were from Manchester) and 82 ran the 5K (with 48 of those from Manchester). Shane Goodell was the top male finisher, and top finisher overall, for the 10K. Stacy Kempher was the top […]

 Sara Swanson

Seniors can sign up for free Farmers Market Bucks this Thursday

This Thursday, August 10, Manchester-area Seniors who live within Washtenaw County and are over 60 years old can sign up for free farmers market bucks! The Manchester Farmers Market is teaming up with the County, St. Joesph, and Manchester Community Resource Center to offer up to $30 in vouchers per person which will be able […]

 Sara Swanson

A slice of history at the Blacksmith Shop – a round from the Manchester oak that witnessed 275 years of history

Submitted by Sybil Kolon On Saturday, August 5, from noon to 4 PM, the Blacksmith Shop will be open for blacksmithing demonstrations as part of the Sesquicentennial Arts Walk. There will be a new addition on display, a slice (known as a cookie or round) from the West Austin Road Bur Oak that once graced the north […]

 Sara Swanson

Reviving the oldest Manchester Enterprise

When plans for the celebrating Manchester Village’s Sesquicentennial began to be made, we came up with the plan to reprint and re-issue the first Manchester Enterprise ever printed. The Manchester Enterprise was first printed on Oct 17th, 1867, almost 150 years ago and the same year the Village of Manchester was incorporated. George Spafford and […]

 Sara Swanson

Iraq War veteran announces run for State Senate

Howell-area attorney and decorated Iraq War veteran Adam Dreher has announced that he will run for the Democratic nomination for the 22nd district State Senate seat, The 22nd district, which includes Manchester and surrounding townships, is currently represented by Joe Hune, a real estate agent and exotic animal hobbyist from Fowelerville. “The 22nd District needs a leader in […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Chicken Broil another big success in its 64th year

Beautiful blue skies with big, puffy clouds, but not a hint of rain. A  sunny and warm day, but not too humid. “Our weather committee did a great job,” said Chicken Broil co-chair Mike Tindall. “We had a GREAT day on Thursday.” The “weather committee” is  traditionally headed by  local pastors,  who are charged with […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Interim Superintendent to start today

An interim superintendent has been hired by the Manchester Community Schools Board of Education and begins his tenure today, July 24. Brad Hamilton, who was formerly the superintendent of Grass Lake Community Schools for 13 years, retired from that district in December, 2015. At the time of his retirement, he had spent more than 38 […]

 Sara Swanson

Worth Repeating closed, but still giving back to the community

Although Worth Repeating’s doors are shut forever, the organization is still giving back to the community. The organization has always given grants to local organizations from the money raised at their upscale re-sale shop. The board donated more than $34,000 in May, an additional $13,000 in June and have pledged $10,000 in two $5,000 scholarships to 2017 […]

 Ray Berg

Historical plaques installed in downtown Manchester

The Village of Manchester Downtown Development Authority recently completed the installation of eight historical plaques at key locations around the downtown area. These plaques were designed and funded by a grant from the Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau, through its Community Tourism Action Plan (CTAP). Their CTAP funding was partially matched by contributions from […]