Pictures

images of the Manchester Community

 Sara Swanson

Photo: Oak Grave cemetery building new roof (covered in snow)

Snow on the brand new roof of the historic Oak Grove Cemetery building completed last week by cemetery board members Jerry Waters & Michael Tindall, along with sexton of the cemetery Michael Miner, and Manchester Area Historical Society volunteer Barry Allen.

 Sara Swanson

Photos: Christmas in the Village 2017

From craft shows to carriage rides to concerts to open house and a beautiful nighttime parade, Christmas in the Village offered one festive holiday event after another beginning Friday evening and ending Saturday evening. Below are photos of just a fraction! Christmas in the Village lighted parade, Friday night: Saturday: Christmas Home Tour: (Old J.A. Goodyear […]

 Sara Swanson

Girl Scouts celebrate with Friendsgiving (photos)

On Friday evening, five Manchester Girl Scout troops made up of the kindergarten Daisy troop, the first grade Daisy/second Grade Brownie troop, the third grade Brownie troop, the fourth grade junior troop, and 6th grade Cadette troop as well as their friends and families, came together at the Manchester United Methodist Church for their first ever Manchester Girl […]

 Sara Swanson

Halloween 2017 (photos)

Despite chilly weather, the village saw a great turn-out of caramel apple-eaters, pumpkin-bowlers, and trick-or-treaters last Tuesday night!

 Sara Swanson

Photo: “One Final Kneel Down”

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Township Fire Department practices battling house fires over the weekend

The Manchester Township Fire Department practice-burned a donated house on English Road over the weekend. Saturday, they trained all day used various extraction and search and rescue methods. On Sunday the department practiced with small burns, then a whole house burn. Information courtesy of Manchester Township representative Ron Milkey and photos courtesy of Manchester Township […]

 Sara Swanson

Photos: MHS decorates with super hero theme for homecoming week

submitted by Wendy Arntson, teacher at Manchester High School The Manchester High School celebrated Homecoming Week with Spirit days and Hall decorations in preparation for the Homecoming game against Grass Lake. The four classes and their advisors worked late into the night on Thursday to complete the halls. Students and staff arrived to the amazing decorations […]

 Marsha Chartrand

[PHOTO] Manchester in 1906

This photo postcard of “Main St., Manchester, Mich” is from the collection of Gerald Swartout, and is probably circa 1906, from the date of the postmark. It is Main Street looking east from just beyond the Blacksmith Shop, which is shown on the left. The text at right reads, “Dear Genevieve: Do you remember this place? This […]

 Sara Swanson

Dent on the Main Street bridge

Early Wednesday morning, a truck in park with a faulty transmission rolled down Main Street driverless and hit the corner of the new Main Street bridge. Thankfully, no one was hurt, and according to Village manager Jeff Wallace, there bridge suffered only minor damage, although the Village is going to contact the bridge engineers.

 Sara Swanson

Raptors visit the library to celebrate the end of summer reading program

The Manchester District Library hosted 4 special bird guests from the Leslie Science Center last Friday. Shortly after the pizza party and prize drawings for the kids who completed all 6-weeks of the program, the public part of the evening celebration began in the Village Room downstairs during which a roomful of excited kids learned […]

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