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Friday, December 27, 2019

A year ago, we published in this newsletter a fun (we hoped) A-to-Z glossary of people, places and things that help make our town special, that help make Manchester Manchester. It was an entirely subjective exercise and was challenging -- as most such projects are -- when we came to letters like X and Z. You'll find last year's Auriemma-to-Zipser list (and lots more) below and we'll have a new one for you next week.
And as you look ahead to 2020 -- what better way to stay connected than to subscribe to OneManchester? It's free and couldn't be easier.
Saturday, Dec. 28 
Tuesday, Dec. 31 Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020  Thursday, Jan. 2  Friday, Jan. 3
Saturday, Jan. 4  Sunday, Jan. 5 
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 a few key events in listings above; there are lots more in the libraries' comprehensive event calendars.
And Further Down The Road
Tuesday, Jan. 14 (6-7:30 p.m.) -- The town's 35th annual Martin Luther King Celebration, at Bailey Auditorium
Wednesday, Jan. 22 -- Spring semester begins at Manchester Community College
Saturday, April 25 --  Rebuilding Together in Manchester
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
Around And About
Schools are on vacation this week after closing out the calendar year with activities that included lots of concerts. Kids go back Thursday, Jan. 2
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 Courant has a story about efforts to give people digital access to the archives of the now-defunct Manchester Evening Herald and South Manchester News.
  • The JI writes about a campaign to support 'Sgt. Brez,' a local policeman fighting cancer.
Keeping Track Of It All
We gets lots of newsletters and try to link to the latest of each:
OneManchester Sports
We're posting the top Manchester sports stories from 2019 on our FB page, which also has pics of recent Red Hawk basketball and wrestling action: 
Click here to get to the OneManchester Sports Facebook page.
Manchester Mosaic
(An occasional, and weirdly popular, picture puzzle)
To see what Amy won and the puzzle itself, please click here.
Manchester A to Z (Last Year's List)
Click here to see the Jan. 3, 2019 edition of OneManchester, which featured our inaugural A-to-Z- glossary, so you can see what we said about the people, places and things listed above. We'll have a new list next week.
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.