Thursday, August 1 Published weekly since August 2017
Manchester is fortunate to have two huge events downtown each year. On Thanksgiving we'll have our 83rd Road Race (it started in 1927 but took 10 years off because of the Great Depression) while Sunday's Cruisin' on Main will be No. 19 (it debuted in 2001, making the math easy). Like the Road Race, Cruisin' continues to grow and evolve, and there's plenty of info below about this year's carstravaganza. And speaking of anniversaries, OneManchester reaches a milestone this month. We will be baking a cake, blowing out two candles and, yes, making a wish.
It's Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. right Downtown
Rain dates are the next two Sundays (Aug. 11 and 18.)
Spectator admission and parking is free
Hundreds and hundreds of vintage vehicles (from 1987 or older) will be on display
Three radio stations on site (102.9 FM The Whale, Talk of CT 103.3 FM, and Radio 104.1 FM) as well as food trucks, bands and more.
Also: We've got more town and school district events and notes listed in our 'OneMan Central' log (and the town events calendar is another trove of information). If we are missing anything, anywhere, just email firstname.lastname@example.org to suggest/contribute an item.
Humans of Manchester
Try this: Take the number of years you've lived in Manchester and multiply by 3. This is how many people (with a margin of error +/- 7) that you can expect to recognize in our 'Humans' gallery, which is on both Facebook and Instagram.
The equation immediately above is made up. But check out the gallery and you will absolutely, positively, probably recognize a lot of people.
There are two school nurse positions open in the district. You must be an RN. Apply online at www.mpspride.org.
The JI checked out a cricket match at Keney Park in Hartford to see what's in store when a field opens next to Robertson next summer. (Included are excellent photos including these by the JI's Jim Michaud.)
... and speaking of baseball,,. fall Little League registration is underway (for softball, too). Check the OneManchester Sports Digest for links to all the local sports programs.
IM @ CSP
Imagine Main migrated to Center Springs Park this evening, and while the site was different, the vibe (music, vendors and more) was comfortingly familiar.
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 email@example.com or 860-268-6377.