News

 Sara Swanson

Mens Club Christmas tree sale begins

The Manchester Mens club annual Christmas Tree Sale in Chi-Bro Park began this weekend with the help of the boys and girls soccer teams and Manchester’s 5th-in-the-State equestrian team, and will run until all of the trees are gone. Trees will be for sale on Mondays – Fridays from 5pm to 8pm, Saturdays from 9am to […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Community provides great support for Riverfolk concerts

Two music-filled weekends in November helped to fill the coffers of the Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization (RMAO), as well! A fund-raising House Concert at the home of Mark & Carol Palms on November 18 raised $1,000 to benefit the RMAO. About 35 musicians and attendees enjoyed an evening that included performers from a wide […]

 Marsha Chartrand

SJMH Chelsea celebrates 30 years of charity with St. Louis Center

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Chelsea (formerly Chelsea Community Hospital) was the place to be on the evening of Saturday, November 11, as the 30th Annual St. Louis Center Fall Dinner Auction was held once again in the hospital’s fine dining room. Initiated in 1987 by retired Chelsea Hospital CEO Willard Johnson, the event was meant to […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Food for Fines a success this year

The Manchester District Library would like to thank all of its patrons for their generous donations to the Food for Fines campaign. “It was the best food drive we have ever held,” said Tamara Denby, library volunteer. As a result of the community’s benevolence, the library will be delivering several large boxes of food to the CRC for […]

 Marsha Chartrand

MHS production of “Hollywood Hillbillies” a rollicking comedy

The Manchester High School Drama Club production played two nights, Nov. 17 and 18, to packed houses and appreciative audiences. The play, dubbed “a director’s dream” for its comedic qualities and non-stop action by director Nathan Betz, featured a talented, large cast and an equally dedicated tech crew. follows the Hawley family of Happy Hollow […]

 Marsha Chartrand

WCSO Media Summary

On Nov. 22, the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office published a media report regarding a Suspicious Incident which occurred in the 20000 block of Dutch Drive, in the village of Manchester on Sunday, November 19. A photograph of a firearm including the hashtag, #backtoschool was posted to social media. After being notified of the posting, the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s […]

 Sara Swanson

Weekend lockdown and threat on social media result in Monday school closures

Manchester Middle School/ High School, Klager Elementary and Manchester’s preschools will be closed today, Monday November 20, while a threat to the Middle School/High School building is investigated. On Saturday night, a lockdown occurred following a high school Drama Club production, because of a report of a person behaving suspiciously outside the building. The police were called and […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Community Bible Church celebrates 50 years

Sunday, October 8, marked the 50 year anniversary of the very first worship service held in the Community Bible Church auditorium. Approximately 150 people joined  together in celebrating 50 years of God’s faithfulness. Church members were privileged to be joined by three individuals who were a part of the church’s beginning 50 years before–Harold and Geneva […]

 Sara Swanson

Lucy Wolcott Barnum Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, attends dedication of Gov. Charles Croswell’s portrait

submitted by Betty Cummings, Regent of Lucy Wolcott Barnum Chapter, DAR  Members of the Lucy Wolcott Barnum Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, attended a dedication ceremony celebrating the unveiling of the portrait of Charles Miller Croswell, 17th Governor of the State of Michigan, on Monday, November 13, at the Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing. The […]

 Sara Swanson

Happy Hearts Feline Rescue granted permit to continue operating with conditions

Earlier this year, Jef & Jeanette Spencer, who operate Happy Hearts Feline Rescue located at 10905 E. Pleasant Lake Rd. in Freedom Township, were notified that they were not in compliance with the Township’s Zoning Ordinance and in order to continue operating, they required a Conditional Use Permit. On October 3, Freedom Township held a public […]