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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Published weekly since August 2017, always free, and not hacked since Sept. 12, 2019
The 83rd running of the Road Race is a week away but, on Saturday, 1,000 youngsters will take part in the Little Manchester Road Race -- at a new site this year, Manchester High. We have lots more below (including a peek at the long-range weather forecast) as well as this reminder -- you can subscribe and get this newsletter on Thursday nights by clicking here.
The temperature reached just 15 degrees last year but Edward Cheserek set a course record, covering 4.748-miles in 21 minutes and 16 seconds. Here are some more numbers of note:
  • 10,016 -- registered runners as of earlier today.
  • 492 -- feet, above sea level, at highest point on the course (start/finish is at 256 feet)
  • 336 -- pints collected in the Friday-after-the-race Ray Crothers blood drive last year
  • 37 -- years since Leslie Wixson set record (27:01) in female 14-18 category.
  • 15 -- cost, in dollars, for a 15-minute massage on race day in Cone gym. 
  • 10:00 -- ante meridiem, the time the race begins. Exactly. Always.
The gallery is on both Facebook and Instagram.
Calendar
THIS WEEKEND
Ryan Parker, Frederick-Douglass Knowles and Julia Morris-Paul will be at WORK_SPACE on Friday night.
Friday, Nov. 22
Saturday, Nov. 23 
THE WORK/SCHOOL WEEK AHEAD:
Tuesday, Nov. 26
Wednesday, Nov. 27
Thursday, Nov. 28
Friday, Nov. 29
NEXT WEEKEND
Saturday, Nov. 30
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 b11jfarr@mpspride.org.
Around and About
The Ambulance Service of Manchester collected food outside of Highland Park Market and Stop & Shop last weekend for MACC’s “Emergency of Hunger Food Drive.” Below: Geno's restaurant is shaping up.
ALSO:
Buckland Hills mall announced a curfew for minors during the holiday season.


AND OF COURSE:
It's leaf-pickup season, and the town keeps people posted as to what streets have been vacuumed, which streets are 'on deck' and so on.
Click for an updated map as well as lots of other leaf collection information.
Newsletters, Etc.
NEWSLETTERS -- We gets lots of them and try to link to the latest of each:
Sports
Our OneManchester Sports link has more.
Manchester Mosaic
(An occasional, and weirdly popular, picture puzzle)
Those three picture-pieces at the left of the vertical line were cropped from a familiar photo. If you know what is is you could win a prize -- and you click here to play. Last week's winning image was Globe Hollow, without water. Find out who won what by clicking here.
In Our Schools
Happy learners at both Highland Park (left) and the Manchester Preschool Center. There's lots more to see 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 b11jfarr@mpspride.org or 860-268-6377.