Thursday, Sept. 7
(through Wednesday, Sept. 13)
Students are back in school. Imagine Main Street has its last event of the season tonight. There's a special concert scheduled for Friday night in the Musical Garden at Charter Oak Park. And everyone has an eye on Irma. Scroll down to learn more and if you like this new weekly newsletter you can click here to subscribe. (You can also check out our archives here.)
The Week Ahead
(Just a few highlights with more below)
Thursday (5:30 p.m.) -- Steam Rollin'! That's the theme of the last Imagine Main Street event of the season.
Friday (6:30 p.m.)  -- Rotary Music Garden Opening Concert featuring music by Manchester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale!
Friday (8 p.m.) -- Free moonlit yoga in Charter Oak Park
Wednesday, Sept. 13 (5-8 p.m.) -- Spruce Street Market
Back To School -- 2017
Waddell students filed into the just-renovated Cheney Building (and adjacent Boiler Plant) as schools reopened on Wednesday. Among our older students, it was Freshman First Day at MHS (bottom left) and Seventh-Grade First Day at Illing .
(There are dozens of additional photos on the district FB page.)
Back to School - 1751

The Manchester Historical Society is having an open house on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Keeney Schoolhouse and looking back to the first day of school, 266 years ago. Find out what kids learned, what games they played, and what clothes they wore. More info here.
Storm Warning

First Harvey and now Irma! Storms can be dangerous and even deadly and the town wants residents to be informed, so check this out.
Upcoming BoD/BoE Meetings
Monday, Sept. 11 (7 p.m.) -- Board of Education at Lincoln Center
Tuesday, Sept. 12 (7 p.m.) -- Board of Directors meet at Lincoln Center
You'll find news blurbs, upcoming events and lots more in Manchester Matters, a town-produced e-newsletter. Click here to see the latest installment.

The Recreation Department also has a newsletter (here's the latest) and an active Facebook page with lots of info and updates.

For school news, start with the district Facebook page.
of Manchester

Meet the newest addition to our gallery, a Manchester resident who happens to be the district's Teacher of the Year. You can read about her on either Facebook or Instagram and while there see how many of the more than 400 other faces you might recognize.
Calendar Highlights
Down The Road
Friday, Sept. 15 (4:30 p.m.) -- Town-wide Back to School Bash at MHS followed by dedication of sports complex in memory of Barry 'Big Mitch' Mitchell, then football game vs. New Britain High School (6:30 kickoff)
Monday, Oct. 9 -- Columbus Day (schools, town office and libraries closed)
Tuesday, Nov. 7 -- Election Day! (It's a municipal year with BoD and BoE seats being contested)
Thursday, Nov. 23 -- Thanksgiving (and you know what that means)
For details and many more listings, click here for school calendars and click here for town calendars.
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Picture This!
(We always leave you with a photograph!)
Main Street in 1932. The trolley (far left) is making its way past the Watkins building. This photograph is part of the Ofiara Collection. Thanks again, Manchester Historical Society
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.