Thursday, Nov. 9
(through Wednesday, Nov. 15)
On Election Day, voters made difficult choices outside polling places, too. At Keeney Street School, Cub Scouts say Gourmet Caramel Corn was popular while Brownies solds lots of Samoas and Thin Mints.
As for the election itself, it was a good day for the Blues (as in, Democrats, if not trefoils) as they kept a majority on both the BoD and BoE. You'll find results here and coverage here.
The Week Ahead
(Just a few highlights -- see links below for more)
Friday -- Veteran's Day observed (schools and town offices closed)
Friday -- Lutz Poetry Night
Saturday (9 a.m.-2 p.m.) -- Heritage Holiday Fair at Center Congregational Church
Saturday (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.) -- Craft and Vendor Fair at MHS
Saturday (10:30 a.m.) -- Veteran's Day Parade leaves from American Legion Drive 
Saturday -- Manchester Sports Hall of Fame dinner
Monday (7 p.m.) -- BoE meeting at Lincoln Center
Wednesday (7 p.m.) -- Free poetry reading featuring CT Poet Laureate Rennie McQuilken at Cheney Hall
Chaz Carr (alltime MHS basketball scoring leader with 1273 points) and Leanne Crockett (part of two MHS state hoop title-winning teams) will be inducted into the Manchester Sports Hall of Fame Saturday night.
Also being inducted: Ron Simmons, MHS basketball and baseball star from the mid-1950s.
(The town meeting calendar is here and the BoE calendar is here)
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Sign Up!
(And, yes, that's a play on words, reminding you to register for the Road Race.)
The banner was raised on Wednesday. As for registration, you can do it online until Thursday, Nov. 16 at noon (unless the 14,000 slots are filled). All the details are here.
And While On The Subject Of Running .... 
From left: Kate Hedlund, Joey Pearl and Yankarlos Diaz excelled for MHS at the state cross-country championships last Saturday. Read more on the school district Facebook page.
'Eat Good and Do Good'
The sign above the bar says it all. A large crowd (that's Mayor Moran in the middle) turned out Wednesday to support executive director Beth Stafford as MACC's  Bistro on Main formally opened for business. (Click for more pics.)
Humans of Manchester
We've been busy and haven't added anyone of late but will soon! In the meantime, please visit our gallery on either Facebook or Instagram and see how many people you recognize.
Want More?
  • The town's Leisure, Family and Recreation Division has a weekly report chock full of good stuff
  • The town also regularly publishes Manchester Matters, which is brimming with information. (Here's the latest).
Calendar Highlights
Down The Road (Literally)
Saturday, Nov. 18 - Little Manchester Road Race
Thursday, Nov. 23 -- Manchester Road Race/Thanksgiving
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!)
OK, another photo from Election Day:
At MHS, Boy Scout Troop 27 moved over 50 bars of Munson's Chocolate bars in the first hour ("they sell themselves," said one mom).  
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.