Thursday, Jan. 4
(through Wednesday, Jan. 10)
Scenes from today's snowstorm

These were taken here in town by our own Paul Ofria and there are more on Facebook. And speaking of school, it's already been canceled for tomorrow!
Oooookay. Well, changing the subject: The Manchester Garden Club will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the Center Congregational Church with a special guest who will talk about 'sustainable landscaping.' Scroll down and you'll find more stuff to do and if you like this newsletter you can click here to subscribe.
Ice, Ice Baby
The skate before the storm ...
The Charter Oak Park rink was a popular place on Wednesday. There's also a town-prepped rink at the Union Pond Annex -- although both will be offline until the latest snow is cleared.
Looking Ahead
(Just a few highlights -- see links below for more)
Friday (6-8 p.m.) -- Sixth-grade Snocial at Bennet Leisure Center
Friday (6:30-8 p.m.) --   Let’s Rock! Family Fun Night at 153 Spruce St.
Sunday (9 a.m. -- 2 p.m.) -- Train show at Army Navy Club
Monday (7 p.m.) -- Board of Education meeting at Lincoln Center (highlighted by presentation of proposed 2018-19 school budget)
Monday (7 p.m.) -- Manchester Garden Club meeting at Center Congregational Church

Also: The Manchester Women's Club is coming back!
Remember: It's Tax Time
The town is sending out revised motor vehicle tax bills for the 2016 Grand List. Read more here.

Students at Illing Middle School are holding an 'enrichment showcase' on Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to stop in to see their displays on topics that include  technology/inventing, writing/the arts, community/business and 'future careers.'
For details and many more listings, click here for school calendars and click here for town calendars.
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Where to Begin?
  • Click here for the latest 'General Manager's Report' from Scott Shanley.
  • Click here for the latest Manchester Matters newsletter.
  • Click here for the Manchester Recreation Division FB page.
Manchester resident and longtime Hartford Courant sports journalist Paul Doyle is leaving the newspaper. Paul also has for five years been an adviser to Manchester High student journalists.
Read more here
Coming Soon
Saturday, Jan. 13 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) --  Youth Sports Clinic at Mahoney Rec.
Saturday, Jan. 13 -- Silk City Chorus annual show at Bailey Auditorium (performances at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Jan. 13 (5 p.m.) -- Roast Pork Dinner at Second Congregational Church
Monday, Jan. 15 -- Town offices, libraries and schools closed for Martin Luther King Day.
Tuesday, Jan. 16 (6:30 p.m.) -- Town's 33rd annual MLK Celebration at Bailey Auditorium
Down The Road
Monday, Feb. 19 -- Town offices, schools and libraries closed for Washington's Birthday/Presidents Day
Way Out On The Horizon
Thursday, June 21 -- Last day of school (adjusted after school cancellations on 10-30, 1-4 and 1-5)
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RIP, Big Mitch
A message sent this morning by MHS Principal Katelyn Miner:
"As many of you know, today is the anniversary of Mitch's passing.  While you are home on this snow day, take a moment to keep Mitch, his love for the MHS community, and his positive energy in your thoughts.  Please continue to keep Mitch's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers as well."

Here's some coverage from a year ago.
ONEMANCHESTER is compiled by Jim Farrell, the school district's communications director, based on contributions from people and institutions throughout town. Jim's office is at the EastSide Neighborhood Resource Center, 153 Spruce Street and he can be reached at or 860-268-6377. To subscribe to this newsletter, just click here.