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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Published weekly since August 2017, always free, and not hacked since Sept. 12, 2019
Face It: Our Road Race Is Unlike Any Other
Runners were appropriately in the spotlight during today's Road Race but the event is special each year because so many others contribute in so many ways. Our 'Humans of Manchester' gallery told two such stories this week, featuring the man who's helping oversee tomorrow's big post-race blood drive and also a father-son duo who spent this morning keeping Main Street clear.
The gallery is on both Facebook and Instagram  and, oh yeah, you can subscribe and get this newsletter on Thursday nights by clicking here.
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Monday, Dec. 2 Tuesday, Dec. 3 Wednesday, Dec. 4  Thursday, Dec. 5 Friday, Dec. 6
Saturday, Dec. 7 Sunday, Dec 8
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
  • Friday, Dec. 13 through Monday, Dec. 23 -- Santa's Workshop at Wickham Park (3-6 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. weekends)
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
Kid Stuff
(A few highlights aimed at the youngest among us)
  • The town is again sponsoring a 'Phone Call From Santa' program (it's Dec. 13) and 'Swimming With Santa' at MHS (the next day.).
  • Winter/Spring Program Registration starts Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 9 a.m. and here's the catalogue.
Around And About
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:
Newsletters, Etc.
NEWSLETTERS -- We gets lots of them and try to link to the latest of each:
MHS honored senior cheerleaders and football players Tuesday night prior to the team's final game of the season, a heartbreaking 13-12 loss to East Hartford. Our OneManchester Sports link has more.
Manchester Mosaic
(An occasional, and weirdly popular, picture puzzle)
Last week's obscured image was the bear inside the entrance of the Lutz Children's Museum. But what about the four picture-pieces at the right of the vertical line? They were cropped from a familiar photo and if you know what it is you could win a prize. Just  click here to play. To find out who won last week, click here. 
In Our Schools
A food drive delivery at Manchester Middle Academy, career day at Highland Park and the National Honor Society induction ceremony at Manchester High.
We have hundreds of photos from our schools on the district Facebook page. 
Photo Finish
Last Saturday's Little Manchester Road Race, held at Manchester High for the first time, was a flat-out success. We have more pics on Facebook.
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.