Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021
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New Englands Are Next ... Then Hopefully Williamsport
In front are Kobe (left) and Julian; standing (L-R) are Paul, Sam (rear), Alex, Eli, Cam, Jacob, Sean, Griff, Ryan, Anthony and Arlen. The coaches are Rob Rastelli, Paul Rubin, Chris Fataconi and Jeff Bucko. Eleven of the players are students who will be at Illing in the fall.
At left is a photo from STEAM Camp at Verplanck last week and at right action at Bennet this week, which marked the start of the district's second three-week session; we have more photos on the district Facebook page.
Buckley Elementary is being renovated to ‘net zero energy’ and there are lots of other ambitious sustainability projects underway throughout town. We're following along and today present Chapter 2 in our series:
"THERE IS NO OTHER COMMUNITY in the state doing as much, in so many ways and all at the same time in pursuit of energy efficiency ..." Click to read Chapter 2 in our series (and yes, those documents at right are from a monthly electric bill at MHS).
Today (Thursday, Aug. 5)
5-8 p.m. -- The Off-Main Experience (re-scheduled from last week)
6-8 p.m. -- Beller’s Music Summer Concert Series featuring Goza Latin Band.
Friday, Aug. 6
6-8 p.m. -- Charter Oak Park Event Series
7-9 p.m. -- Manchester Bandshell August Concert Series featuring Ticket to Ride.
Saturday, Aug. 7
8 a.m.-noon -- MACC Manchester Farmers Market at Forest St. parking lot.2-4 p.m. -- Old Manchester Museum Open House.
Sunday, Aug. 8
Noon-2 p.m. -- Woodbridge Farmstead Open House
Monday, Aug. 9
7-9 p.m. -- Board of Education meeting at Lincoln Center7-9 p.m. -- Manchester Bandshell Concert featuring Sphinx Shriner Band
Tuesday, Aug. 10
7 p.m. -- BOD meeting at Lincoln Center7 p.m. -- Charter Oak Summer Concert Series at Charter Oak Park Rotary Pavilion.
Wednesday, Aug. 11
4:30-7:30 p.m. -- Spruce Street Farmer’s Market (finale for the season).7-9 p.m. -- Manchester Bandshell Concert with Irish Night featuring Jim McArdle
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) opens at Cheney Hall with shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday shows through Aug. 22.
The Farmers Market at Northwest Park debuts Aug. 18. Read more here.
Cruisin' Draws Big Crowd
In The News
The JI has a fascinating story about a local man who, taking advantage of a new state law, filed an affidavit removing a racially restrictive covenant on his property.
Tuesday’s BoD meeting included discussion about a concept that would locate a new skate park on the west side of Charter Oak Park (the big/isolated soccer field opposite CVS), rather than at Globe Hollow.
The Courant reports that site work on the town-owned side of the Manchester Parkade (to be known as Silk City Green) could begin in the fall.
TOWN WEBSITE: Residents are invited to help with its redesign and you can learn more here.
MANCHESTER MATTERS: Click for the latest edition.
MANCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Their latest newsletter is here.
BLOODLINES: The Red Cross is in need of all blood types. Click here for upcoming drives
And Some Sports Stuff:
- Manchester Pop Warner RedHawks youth football and cheer is under way. Click for more.
- Manchester Knights youth football and cheerleading has also started.
- Fall registration is open for Manchester Little League baseball and softball.
- Registration is also ongoing for Silk City Slammers youth baseball.
- Have an item to share? Email Pofria@mpspride.org