Thursday, Oct. 12
(through Wednesday, Oct. 18)
Signs, Signs ....
... Everywhere Are Signs
Election Day is just 26 days away, but who's counting? Um, lots of people are -- notably candidates for local office, who have planted campaign signs throughout town and are spending hours knocking on doors and shaking hands. The campaign took an ugly turn last week with a case of what was termed "dog whistle politicking" (the Courant wrote about it)  and the next few weeks should be fascinating. Here's the actual ballot and scroll down to find out about a Candidate Forum double-header on Tuesday.
The Week Ahead
(Just a few highlights with more below)
Thursday (7 p.m.) --  The Opiod Crisis in Manchester panel (in St. Bridget's cafeteria)
Friday (6 p.m.) -- Manchester Pipe Band Open House at 
Sat/Sun -- Google Summit at Manchester High School
Sunday (2-5 p.m.) -- Tour of original Manchester Country Club clubhouse
Monday -- Free golf day at Manchester Country Club (residents only)
Candidate Forums
(or is it 'fora'?)
They will be back-to-back on Tuesday (10-17) at Lincoln Center: the BoD event is at 6 p.m. (hosted by the Chamber of Commerce) and the BoE event at 7:30 p.m. (hosted by the Manchester Education Association).


In its ninth year, this event is a fun one. It's too late to register but you can stroll Main Street and then vote for your favorite creation. This flier explains more and this Facebook Page has even more information. Voting is open for two weeks starting Saturday and next week we will share a gallery of photographs -- although the scarecrows are built to be seen firsthand.
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Humans/Dogs of Manchester
Pictured here are Daisy (about 5 years old and most likely a retriever/lab mix), Jen Bergin (a teacher at Verplanck Elementary School and the treasurer of the Manchester Dog Owners Group) and black-and-white Addie (a 3-year-old  bull-terrier mix.) Learn more on either Facebook or Instagram.
In Other News
The latest edition of the Recreation Division newsletter has tons of stuff to do and the latest Manchester Matters has tons of information.
Calendar Highlights
Down The Road
Thursday, Nov. 2  (4 p.m.) -- MHS Homecoming parade (starts at Purnell Place then north on Main Street, right on East Center Street, left on Brookfield Street, arriving at the high school at about 4:20 p.m. )
Tuesday, Nov. 7 -- Election Day! (It's a municipal year with BoD and BoE seats being contested)
Friday, Nov. 10 -- Veteran's Day observed
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!)
The Family Resource Center at Robertson Elementary School, in partnership with Regina Gatmaitan's 4th grade class, hosted a coin wars to benefit Puerto Rico and the check tells you how much the school raised.
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.