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Friday, October 11, 2019

Published weekly since August 2017, always free, and not hacked since Sept. 12, 2019
Thanks to cell phone cameras, there are shutterbugs everywhere these days (including first-grade teacher Brittany LaFleur, who took this gorgeous shot Tuesday evening) but in this week's newsletter we turn our lens toward a couple of local photographers who are real pros -- Jim Michaud of the Journal Inquirer (left) and John Long, who recently retired from the Hartford Courant.
Jim and John are the latest additions to our Humans of Manchester gallery, which is on both Facebook and Instagram.
Friday, Oct. 11
Saturday, Oct. 12 Sunday, Oct. 13
Monday, Oct. 14 Tuesday, Oct. 15
Wednesday, Oct. 16
  • Nothing to report
Thursday, Oct. 17 Friday, Oct. 18
Poodle or pint? Labrador or lager? Beagle or brewski? You get the idea. Next Saturday's options include special events at Charter Oak and Purnell Place.
Saturday, Oct. 19
Sunday, Oct. 20
  • Sunday (1-5 p.m.) -- Sunday hours begin at Mary Cheney Library
MORE MEETINGS: We list BoD and BoE meetings above but there are more meetings listed in the town events calendar and in the BoE events/meetings calendar.
IN OUR LIBRARIES: We include a few key events in listings above; there are lots more in the libraries' comprehensive event calendars.
And Further Down The Road
(A few especially noteworthy events)
Note: All of the calendars above are compiled based on things people submit as well as what we find on social media, in the Town Events Calendar and anywhere else. For space purposes we post some things in our 'OneMan Central' log. If we are missing anything, just email
In Our Schools
At Waddell, these students handled morning announcements on Thursday.
Check out MPS This Week newsletter for much more school coverage (and this just in: registration for the Science Fair with Invention Convention has been extended to Friday, Oct. 25; here's the registration link).
In The News
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:
Both the JI and Courant have the story covered.
(We gets lots of them and try to link to the latest of each)
Manchester Mosaic
(An occasional picture puzzle)
Go ahead ... take a guess.
That's MHS swim team action from last Friday and Illing soccer from yesterday. Check OneManchester Sports for more.
Up Stream
Lieutenant Moria Perez of the town Fire Department had a helper during a demonstration at Martin Elementary on Thursday as part of Fire Prevention Week activities. See more photos on the district Facebook page.
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.