images of the Manchester Community

 Sara Swanson

Chocolate potluck 2017 (photos)

Don’t worry if you missed the women’s all-chocolate potluck this weekend; you can find a recipe for one of the dishes in the “homefront” section of this week’s Mirror here!

 Sara Swanson

Winter sunset in the Ervin-Stucki Preserve

In addition to our county park, Sharon Mills, the Manchester area boasts seven county preserves. Next to the Leonard Preserve, which borders the Village, the closest county preserve to the village is the Ervin-Stucki Preserve in Bridgewater Township. The 126-acre Ervin-Stucki Preserve, which was established in 2003, includes over 1.2 miles of River Raisin shoreline. Currently the Ervin-Stucki […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Welcoming the New Year with Walk to School!

 Sara Swanson

Manchester’s first winter storm of 2016 – 2017

With a forecasted total of 7 to 11 inches of snow, our first winter storm of 2016-2017 did not disappoint and also resulted in Manchester Community School’s first snow day of this school year. Kids will have plenty do to occupy their free time if the temperature hits 33F as predicted, as that is the […]

 Sara Swanson

Christmas in Village 2016 lighted parade

Friday night, shortly before the parade set off from Emanuel’s parking lot, parade organizer Denise Collins presented ribbons and prize money to the winning floats on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce. In the business category, 3rd place was awarded to the Jackson Area Tractor Club, 2nd place was awarded to the Lion’s Club and […]

 Sara Swanson

Brownie troop learns life skill sewing their own sashes

Last Friday, the second graders of Manchester Brownie troop 40673, with help of many parent volunteers, sewed their own Brownie sashes. The girls selected the correct pattern size, traced patterns, cut out their sashes, assisted in ironing the hems, then sewed their sashes on sewing machines. While waiting their turns on the sewing machines, the […]

 Sara Swanson

Klager Halloween 2016 costume parade (photos)

Klager Elementary celebrated Halloween with a costume parade around the circle drive so family members could come watch.

 Danielle Muntz

Fire Station Open House: Photos

Manchester residents got a peak into the fire station. Vehicles were opened for kids, and curious adults to sit in and look over.  There was special mobile house where kids could practice escaping a smoky room. A U of M life flight helicopter made a short appearance before getting called away. But as always, the […]

 Sara Swanson

Klager Fun Run (photos)

Luther C. Klager Elementary had beautiful sunny weather for it’s Fun Run last Wednesday. During the the run, the PTO announced that they had almost reached their fundraising goal of $12,500.

 Sara Swanson

Photo: Kindergarteners paint rock for police officers