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 Sara Swanson

Annabelle Valentine Spreads Love in Manchester and Beyond

You may have noticed a little girl and a wagon full of treats and valentines spreading love through town on Friday. Although she is usually known as Annabelle Celkis, one day a year she is known as Annabelle Valentine. (For more pictures of Annabelle’s 2014 efforts, check out our exclusive photo gallery.) For the third […]

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Hornings Win Awards at GLRDC Conference

Manchester’s own Natalie and Mason Horning were honored at the recent Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference held February 6-8, 2014 in Mount Pleasant, MI. Natalie Horning was awarded the Outstanding First Year Dairy Club Member. With over 100 members, the Michigan State University Dairy Club is a professional and social organization that allows its members […]

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Manchester Pharmacy Offering Free Influenza and Strep Throat Testing

As flu season approaches peak levels, HomeTown Pharmacy locations across the state, including Manchester’s, are offering free influenza and strep throat testing Thirteen statewide HomeTown Pharmacy locations are now offering on-site testing and medications for treatment of influenza and strep throat as part of a collaborative patient care study, including the Manchester Pharmacy. HomeTown Pharmacy, based […]

 Mike Austin

Local Family Leaps in Frozen Lake for Good Cause

Manchester resident Bob Alvarez and his son Bobby will be participating in the 6th annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap.  The Ford Lake Frozen Leap is an annual event in Ypsilanti, MI that raises money and awareness for local non-profits.  Over the past 5 years the “Frozen Leap” has raised over $40,000 for local charities, including […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Public Input Needed on Future of Dam and Riverfront Development at Upcoming Thursday Meeting

The future of Manchester’s planned River Raisin Riverwalk will depend greatly on the public input garnered at a meeting to be held at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Village Room on the lower level of Village Hall. A Riverfront Development Committee has worked the past several months with consultant Neal Billetdeaux (a […]

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Community Resource Center has several volunteer opportunities available. They are seeking volunteers for the food pantry. Weekly, half-day shifts are now available on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings, 9:00am – noon. Food pantry volunteers not only stock shelves, but also assist shoppers in completing the intake forms and making their grocery selections. The CRC […]

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Manchester Schools closed Tuesday, Jan 28

Per the district website: Due to Winter Weather Conditions, Manchester Community Schools will be CLOSED Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Reminder that the next day that schools reopen, it will be a half day.

 Mike Austin

Detroit Lions Coming to Manchester to Raise Money for Manchester Youth Football

A fundraiser has been announced for the new Manchester Youth Football program.  Members of the Detroit Lions have agreed to come play a basketball game against Manchester Schools faculty and staff on May 2nd to help raise money for the Manchester Youth Football program. Tentatively, former players Herman Moore, Corey Schlesinger, and Rob Rubick will join 3 current […]

 Sara Swanson

Eight Manchester Organizations Team Up to Create Baby Baskets

If you are pregnant or have a new baby and live in the Manchester School District, you can receive a free “Manchester Baby Basket”. Eight Manchester organizations, headed by the Manchester Ladies Society, teamed up to create the basket full of baby care supplies and information. The Ladies Society intends this to be an on-going […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Auditors Give Village Administration High Marks

On a cold and snowy January night, the Manchester Village Council received warm praise from what might seem an unlikely source. At last Monday’s meeting, the village administration staff was given high acclaim by its auditing firm, Markowski & Company of Jackson, for its handling of village finances. Auditor Scott McLane, representing the Markowski firm, […]

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