Friday, November 23
Published weekly since August 2017
What a busy week! MHS had its National Honor Society induction ceremony on Monday and played football rival East Hartford two nights later. Yesterday was all about eating turkey, today is the mall crawl and tomorrow Small Business Saturday. Are we forgetting anything? Hmmmmm .... Maybe this reminder: Just click here if you'd like a subscription to this newsletter! 
The Week Ahead*
*We include stuff for next weekend, too, to help you plan
Saturday (noon-4:30 p.m.) --  Silk City Board Game group meets at Mary Cheney Library
Monday (7 p.m.) -- BoE meeting at Lincoln Center
Tuesday (6 p.m.) -- SMARTR2 meeting at Waddell
Wednesday (8 a.m.) -- SMARTR2 meeting at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (20 Hartford Road)
Wednesday (noon and 6:30 p.m.) -- RACE: Let’s Talk About It! (third in series)
Thursday through Saturday -- Artisan Pop-Up Shoppe In The Dehn Gallery
Thursday, Nov. 29 (6:30 p.m.) -- Tree lighting at St. James
Friday, Nov. 30 (6:30-8 pm.) -- Family Fun Night at Bennet Leisure Center
Saturday, Dec. 1 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) -- Christmas in New England St. Mary's Holiday Fair
Saturday, Dec. 1 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) -- Town Clerk's 'Genealogy Road Show'
Saturday, Dec. 1 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) -- St. Bridget Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, Dec. 1 (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.) -- Manchester Historical Society open houses 
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2 -- Jazz Festival at Cheney Hall
Sunday, Dec. 2 (1:30-4 p.m.) -- Knights of Columbus 'Pizza with Santa' at St. James
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Down The Road
We've highlighted some big-deal dates below and there are more listed here.
Thursday, Dec. 6 (6:45 p.m.) -- Turkey Bowl girls' flag football at MHS (seniors vs. juniors)
Friday. Dec. 7 -- Santa Calls!
Sat-Sun, Dec. 8-9 -- Connecticut Concert Ballet presents 'The Nutcracker' at MHS
Wednesday, Dec. 12 -- 34th Annual Santa’s Workshop at Wickham Park (through Dec. 23)
  • Click here for info about the 'Santa Calls' program
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National Honor Society Induction
Read what Superintendent Matt Geary had to say about Monday's ceremony. You can also click here to see the program and here to see the list of inductees. Plus we have more photos on the district Facebook page.
Renovation Information
There are just a few SMARTR2 meetings left, including two next week:
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. at Waddell 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 8 a.m. Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (20 Hartford Road)
  • Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Bowers
In the News
The Journal Inquirer, Hartford CourantManchester Patch and newcomer The Manchester Scoop all have regular town news coverage. (FYI: The JI and Courant have monthly free-read limits.) Here are some recent highlights:
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For more photos from the game check out this Facebook gallery.
Humans of Manchester
Our gallery now has 500 entries! It's is on both Facebook and Instagram.
Oh Yeah ....
There was a road race in town on Thursday and our Paul Ofria posted lots of photos on the district FB page. Plus, all the results are on line.
ONEMANCHESTER is compiled by Jim Farrell, the school district's communications director, based on contributions from people and institutions throughout town. Jim can be reached at or 860-268-6377. To subscribe to this newsletter, just click here.