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 Sara Swanson

Manchester’s Farmers Market ponders switch back to Adrian Street

  With the close of 2017 Manchester Farmers Market season, the Farmers Market Committee is looking back over the season and considering whether or not to stay in their current location for the next. This summer the Manchester Farmers Market was open for 25 Thursdays, and had a weekly average of just over 10 vendors […]

 Sara Swanson

Sheriff Dept. to offer Active Threat Response Training to Washtenaw County church leaders

submitted by the Washtenaw County Sheriff Office Earlier this month, the nation was stunned by the violence that took place at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Twenty-six people were murdered and twenty others were wounded. Unfortunately, this is not the only active shooter incident that has happened at a place of worship. […]

 Sara Swanson

CRC & Library Thanksgiving week hours

The Manchester District Library will have regular hours Monday and Tuesday and will be closing at 6 pm on Wednesday, November 22. Drop boxes will remain open. The library will re-open on Friday, November 24 at 10 am. The Community Resource Center will be open on Monday, November 20 from 1-4 pm and Tuesday, November 21 from […]

 Sara Swanson

Washtenaw County Public Health is encouraging smokers to quit

The 2017 Great American Smokeout was Thursday, Nov. 16. Washtenaw County Public Health is celebrating by encouraging smokers to quit, make a plan to quit, or reach out for support to quit. The Michigan Tobacco Quitline can help smokers take steps towards quitting – and towards improving their current and future health. Tobacco use remains […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Comerica Bank donates $4,000 to Manchester Chicken Broil

The Manchester Chicken Broil has always proved that a little help can go a long way. And over the last four years, that help has gone even further to benefit the community, thanks to the generosity of Comerica Bank. “Comerica has donated a total of $4,000 to the Manchester Community Chicken Broil over the past four years,” said […]

 Sara Swanson

Election results

Last Tuesday, voters turned out at the polls throughout the county to vote on multiple proposals. While overall voter turnout in Washtenaw County was about 18.5%, Manchester (township including village) had about 21% turnout (820 voters), Freedom had about 23% turnout (277 voters), Sharon had about 27% turnout (405 voters) and Bridgewater had about 20% […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Fire Department seeking new applicants

Looking for new volunteer firefighters and EMS responders is nothing new for the Manchester Township Fire Department (MTFD), but they’ve recently gone public in their effort to increase their ranks. Fire Chief Bill Scully says, “We’re always looking for new blood–but we haven’t really had a plan for how to do it. We decided to […]

 Sara Swanson

Twentieth Century Club offering scholarship to adult women who want to take a class or learn a new skill

The Twentieth Century Club is once again offering an enlightenment scholarship for adult women this year. The scholarship’s purpose is to assist women in the community with “education to enlighten their lives,” to promote life-long learning, and to encourage women to pursue new knowledge and develop new skills throughout their lives. Adult women, 25 years […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Historic local cookbooks available at the library

by Tamara Denby, Claire Reck Local History Room Volunteer It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Maybe it’s the unseasonably warm weather we had this fall, but it seems like I blinked and autumn is almost over. In November, my thoughts turn to the holidays … and, most importantly, to food. Maybe […]

 Marsha Chartrand

WWRA Offers Tips for Greener Holidays

 The Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) sees an upswing in recyclables over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, a somewhat natural occurrence since area residents are buying more food and products for family gatherings. However, there are many “green” ways to reduce, reuse, and then recycle, said Shawn Personke, PR/Outreach Consultant for the WWRA. “One daily […]