images of the Manchester Community

Cookies and Carols a Delicious and Sonorous Success

The Manchester Area Historical Society held their annual Cookies and Carols holiday party last week. The event ran from 7:30pm to well past 9pm at the Sharon United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall out north of the Village on M-52, (technically, 19980 Pleasant Lake Road, at the corner with M-52).  

 Mike Austin

Middle School and High School Annual Holiday Concerts Were a Hit!

Last Tuesday, in addition to a number of solo and small group performances, the 5th, 6th and 7th/8th grade bands performed their annual holiday concert.  The auditorium was packed for this performance and even though they printed 300 programs they still ran out. There was also a full house on Thursday of last week for the […]

 Mike Austin

Klager Students Serenade Seniors at Annual Luncheon

    About 90 senior citizens attended the 38th annual Senior Luncheon at Klager Elementary last Wednesday.  They were treated to each grade singing a Christmas song, and a school tour led by the 3rd and 4th graders, followed by lunch with their tour guides.  The Klager PTO facilitated the event and were helped in […]

 Sara Swanson

Children’s Art from Shandong, China on Display at Library

editor’s note: The art will be leaving this week. They are huge, colorful, originals and should be seen in person to be fully appreciated. Some of the photos below are close-ups of small sections of the work because of the size of the art. by Anne Buckalew On loan to the Manchester District Library from […]

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Bethel UCC’s Annual Nativity Open House and Quilt Show


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MHS Students Mourn the Loss of Their Classmate

As a sign of respect and a way to mourn, students from Manchester High School painted the rock Sunday afternoon to say goodbye to Justin Wenger.   Justin died on Wednesday, November 27 as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Visitation for Justin will be 2-8pm Tuesday, December 3rd at the J. Gilbert Purse […]

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The Chautauqua Express Arrives in Manchester

On the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving break, the students at Klager Elementary were treated to a special Native American assembly by Guy Louis, sponsored by the PTO.  Guy has been performing his musical series, called the Chautauqua Express, since 1986. Combining Native American beliefs, songs, and culture with the Thanksgiving holiday, Guy Louis brought song […]

Christmas Decorations Grace the Village


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Christmas comes to Manchester!

Manchester Celebrates Veteran’s Day with Traditional Flag Display

  Men from Manchester’s American Legion Post 117 debate the proper position of a flag planted in front of the Comerica Bank on Main Street.