James Miller

Ruth Van Bogelen Appointed New Coordinator of the Chelsea-Area Wellness Coalition

“It’s like working in Utopia,” says Manchester’s Ruth van Bogelen of her new position as Coalition Coordinator at the Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation. The Chelsea-Area Welness Coalition includes Chelsea, Manchester, Dexter, Grass Lake and Stockbridge.  The Coalition’s mission is to “create a culture of wellness and foster sustainable improvements in community health.”  Programs include cooking classes, […]

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MHS Students attend FFA National Convention in Louisville, KY

Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.  It’s the FFA Motto.  The Future Farmers of America (FFA) is almost 580,000 members strong and is committed to agricultural education in order to help its members develop their own talents and to explore a broad range of career paths.   Randal Smith is […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Farmers Market – Michigan’s Friendliest Farmers Market

    Every summer Thursday between 4 and 8pm, you’ll find a bustling farmers’ market on Adrian Street, in the heart of the village. The 2013 market was so full and energetic that it is hard to remember that just one year before, road construction almost killed the already flagging market. The dramatic turnaround that […]

Coats in the Cafeteria: Klager Recess Before Lunch Policy Scrutinized by Parent

On Friday, October 25th, Lori Preis visited her first grade daughter for lunch at Luther C. Klager Elementary. “I was surprised,” Ms. Preis later said in a petition she has since written for Ms. Preis looked down the line of elementary students. All of the students, as they waited for their lunch, were carrying […]

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Middle School Hosts Health Expo

  On Friday, October 25th, the cafeteria of the Manchester Middle School was loud and full of movement as students interacted with photo props near the Lifetouch photo booth or sported milk mustaches from the Horning Farms table vendor exhibit. An occasional soccer ball streaked into the goal set up in the corner and students […]

Christmas Comes to the Village Friday November 15th and Saturday November 16th

Santa is coming to Manchester. Mr. Kringle will be the centerpiece of the annual Christmas Parade, which runs from Wurster Park to the Old Mill. The parade starts at 10 am Saturday morning, November 16th, and it will culminate with Santa’s arrival. Santa will greet the town, receive a key to the city, and hold […]

 Marsha Chartrand

There’s a new face in town. Take a look in the Mirror.

What Mirror, you ask? It’s the Manchester Mirror; “reflecting the community of Manchester, Michigan.” The Manchester Mirror is a brand new online news source with its finger on the pulse of the area. This publication will be written by Manchester, for Manchester. Our goal will be to keep you informed about what’s going on in the community (and, at […]

Spirits Never Dampened Despite Rainy Manchester Halloween

Hundreds of costumed candy-seekers braved wind and rain during Manchester’s traditional trick or treat celebration on Halloween.  Running from 5pm to 7pm, local children as well as children from neighboring communities, swarmed the village, collecting candy from homes and businesses. Although there was speculation that it would be a light year for trick-or-treaters, Main Street proprietors […]

Casino Trip Scheduled as Fundraiser for After Prom Party

Manchester citizens have a only few day left to sign up for a November 23 fundraising bus trip to Firekeeper’s Casino for an evening of gaming, food and fun. For a donation of $40, participants will get a bus ride on a luxury motor coach to the casino, $20 in gambling credit, a $5 food […]

 Mike Austin

Community Education is alive and well in Manchester!

Kelly Ball, Director of Community Education, has resurrected the Community Education program in Manchester. This fall, Manchester is once again offering enrichment classes after school, ranging from one day workshops to 6-week classes. While so far the offerings have been aimed at elementary students, Kelly plans to expand them to include middle school and high […]

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