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Published weekly since August 2017

Thursday, March 5, 2020

We've stepped up our calendar coverage, scouring local social media, newsletters and more to put together the most comprehensive coverage of Manchester happenings you'll find anywhere. Also new this week, our 'quick hitters' features with things you'll want to know. Like this newsletter? Click here to subscribe.
Friday, March 6
Monday was Read Across America (aka Dr. Seuss) Day and our schools celebrated with guest readers and Cats on Hats -- and there's more Saturday.
Saturday, March 7 Sunday, March 8
Also: The East Catholic spring musical, "Holiday Inn", is this weekend, with performances Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 and 7.
Monday, March 9
Tuesday, March 10 Wednesday, March 11 Thursday, March 12
Friday, March 13 Saturday, March 14 Sunday, March 15
  • Sunday (1-3:30 p.m.) -- Railroad Ramble history walk starting at 2 Main St.
MORE MEETINGS: We list BoD and BoE meetings above but there are more meetings on the town events calendar and in the BoE events/meetings calendar.
IN OUR LIBRARIES: We include special programs in the listings above but there's lots more in the libraries' comprehensive event calendars.
Further Down The Road
Here are other upcoming items of note, and you'll find much more in our 'OneMan Planner'; if we are missing anything, just email
ALSO: Census Stuff
There's a lot happening soon related to the 2020 Census including ...
  • Tuesday, March 24 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) -- Mamacitas and Abuelas at Cheney Library.
  • Wednesday, March 25 (9:30-11 a.m.) -- Munch, Crunch and Be Counted 9:30am-11pm Manchester Senior Center
  • Saturday, March 28 (noon-4 p.m.) -- Manchester Census Response kickoff at Cheney Library
AND: Follow The Money
  • General Manager Scott Shanley has proposed a 2020-21 town budget that would raise taxes 2.28 percent but the Board of Directors makes the final decision. Here's what happens next.
Around And About
Our gallery is on both Facebook and Instagram.
The Journal Inquirer and Hartford Courant both have regular town news coverage (but monthly free-read limits). You'll also find stories in Manchester Patch. Published recently:
  • The Grand List grew by $46 million last year, bolstered by 385 new businesses in town. The JI has the story.
Rhonda Philbert and district staff welcomed the Virginia State University Chorale to Manchester High today.
New In Newsletters
  • Manchester Matters (3-3-20): CDBG application; Alzheimer's Support Groups, Manchester Scholarship Foundation etc.
  • E-Recreation (2-24-19): a message for softball players
  • Manchester Historical Society (2-28-20): Includes fascinating story about a February 1920 snowstorm
  • Manchester Women's Club (3-1-20): all about Rebuilding Manchester Together
  • Manchester Adult and Continuing Education (2-20-20): Black History info
  • Manchester Senior Center (March issue): Lots of Census stuff
Spring Fling
John from Porter St. took advantage of the mild weather with a round of disc golf at Center Springs Tuesday afternoon.
Published weekly since August 2017, always free, and not hacked since Sept. 12, 2019, OneManchester is compiled by Jim Farrell and Paul Ofria of the school district's communications office based on contributions from people and institutions throughout town. Jim, the district's communications director, can be reached at or 860-268-6377.