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Friday, October 18, 2019

Published weekly since August 2017, always free, and not hacked since Sept. 12, 2019
Manchester has two separate youth football programs, and both the Knights (in blue) and Sentinels (in red) were in action (though not against each other) last weekend on the field at MHS -- where many of these youngsters will be playing together in a few years as Red Hawks. We have more coverage (of sports and everything else) below and lots of photos on our sports Facebook page.
NOTE: A month ago we were hacked (it's still a mystery as to how and why) but we've scrubbed and defragged and are again giving people the chance to subscribe. To get this newsletter on Thursday nights just click here and fill in some blanks; it'll still be shared with MPS families and through social media on Friday mornings. 
The gallery is on both Facebook and Instagram.
Friday, Oct. 18 Saturday, Oct. 19 Sunday, Oct. 20
  • Sunday (1-5 p.m.) -- Sunday hours begin at Mary Cheney Library
  • Sunday (4 p.m.) -- Polish Movie Night at 23 Golway St
Also this weekend: Pumpkinfest Friday night and the 'Empty Bowls' fundraiser at MCC on Saturday.
Monday, Oct. 21
  • Monday (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.) -- Blood Drive at Manchester Community College. (Click here for more upcoming blood drives in Manchester)
  • Monday -- Regular BoE meeting at Lincoln Center (includes updates on HR and teacher evaluations)
  • Monday (7:30 - 9 p.m.) -- Silk City Chorus Sendoff Show at Second Congregational Church
Tuesday, Oct. 22
  • Tuesday -- Bully prevention seminar at Bushido Academy
  • Tuesday (9-11:30 a.m.) -- Mothers of Preschoolers meeting at Trinity Covenant Church (2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month)
  • Tuesday -- Dine Out Night Fundraiser at Panera Bread in Evergreen Walk to benefit Martin School 4th graders
  • Tuesday (7 p.m.) -- ‘The Opioid Crisis’ presentation by Sarah Howroyd (cofounder of the Manchester CT H.O.P.E. Initiative) at Mary Cheney Library.

Wednesday, Oct 23
  • Wednesday (7 p.m.) -- Country Music presentation (w/ segments of new Ken Burns film to be shown and Q & A to follow) at Whiton Library
Thursday, Oct. 24
It's at the YSB from 5:30-8 p.m. and this flier has more.
Friday, Oct. 25 Saturday, Oct 26 Sunday, Oct. 27
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 The News
Read about Laura here. Also, 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:
(We gets lots of them and try to link to the latest of each)
Visit OneManchester Central and, oh yeah, the Lutz Children's Museum has lots going on and spells it out here.
Manchester Mosaic
(An occasional picture puzzle)
To see what last week's clue looked like (and read a couple of the wrong answers) click here. As for this week's challenge, it's right below (and click here to venture your guess).
Kate is a candidate for The Courant's high school athlete of the week and you can vote here. Also, unrelated, but next Thursday, Oct. 24 (and also Tuesday, October 29, are the Manchester Knights travel Basketball tryouts. Check OneManchester Sports for more.
Scenes From Room 5
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.