Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021
VETERANS DAY IS HERE. The Road Race banner has been raised. Leaf-sweeping trucks have started making the rounds. Daylight Savings Time is over. We are well into November and while the weather has been decent that's not going to last much longer. As you get ready to gear up for the holidays and then hunker down for the freeze that will follow, know that OneManchester always keeps you in the loop with news, notes and more from all around town. If you don't have a subscription but want one, just click here and it'll be sent to you ever Thursday morning.
Manchester Energy Efficiency Project
By sometime early next year, there will be 12,000 new LED lights making schools and town buildings throughout Manchester brighter than ever at a much lower cost than before. Click here to read the fourth installment in our series.
Humans Of Manchester
Board of Education
'Screen And Stay'
Last week, Gov. Lamont announced an approach that will reduce the number of students and staff required to quarantine. Screen and stay will allow students and staff who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated to remain in school after close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. This letter from Superintendent Geary has that information and more.
- COVID cases are tracked on the district website, which also has the latest on what's being done to keep students and staff safe.
A Welcome Sign
- About 6,200 runners had officially registered as of yesterday.
- The race will be televised live on Fox-61.
- There's an exhibit chronicling the colorful history of the race at WORK_SPACE during the month of November.
- Road Race Saturday (Nov. 20) will be a busy one with a Sports and Fitness Expo as well as the annual Little Road Race (children 12 and under) . Those events and more will be at held Manchester High.
The MRR website has all this and much more.
Friday, Nov. 26 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. -- Ray Crothers Memorial Blood Drive at Manchester High School
The Week Ahead
Thursday, Nov. 11
10:45 a.m. -- Veterans Day parade starting at American Legion Drive.
Friday, Nov. 12
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. -- Yoga for Food at the Community Y.
Saturday, Nov. 13
7:30 - 3 p.m. -- Community cleanup and shred event at the Transfer Station, 311 Olcott St. (shredding is from 9 a.m. to noon)
9 a.m -- Daycare provider First Aid and Heart Saver CPR Hybrid at 75 Center St. (also, Dec. 11.)
2 p.m. -- Cardigan Craft at Mary Cheney Library.
Sunday, Nov. 14
1 p.m. -- Cheney Homestead Open House, 106 Hartford Rd.
1 p.m. -- Timothy Cheney and the Mystery(craft) of Early Clockmaking at 106 Hartford Rd.
Monday, Nov. 15
7 p.m -- BoD Meeting (w/ swearing in of new members).
Tuesday, Nov. 16
3:30 - 5 p.m. -- Ask a Question, Save a Life at Manchester Community College, 60 Bidwell St.
3:30 p.m. -- Tween Code Club at Mary Cheney Library.
6:30 p.m. -- Grief Share at Manchester Church of Christ, 595 Tolland Tpke.
7 p.m -- BoD Meeting at Lincoln Center.
Wednesday, Nov. 17
3:30 - 4:45 -- R.E.A.D to a Dog with Andy and Grant at Mary Cheney Library.
6 - 8 p.m. -- Middle School Night at Mary Cheney Library.
Town offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day - curbside collection will not be delayed.
Little Theatre of Manchester presents ‘Songs for a New World’ at Cheney Hall - Fri. - Sun, through Nov. 21.
CAST Children’s Theatre presents: All Together Now! Nov. 12 and 14.
The ASM/Manchester Police Explorers’ 13th Annual Emergency Hunger Food Drive at Highland Park Market will be Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13, 14 and 20, 21.
Auditions for Arsenic & Old Lace at Cheney Hall, Sunday, Nov. 14 and Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.
Also of Note
The original inhabitants of what is now Manchester were the Podunk people, who had trails and encampments in town. Read more in a story published by Better Manchester about Native American Heritage Month
Red Hawks In The Spotlight
The MHS girls soccer team's season came to end in the second round of the LL tournament with a 3-1 loss to Wilton at home Wednesday afternoon. Earlier in the day, Aidan Puffer signed a letter of intent to run at Northern Arizona University next year as dad Kyle and mom Martha watched; last Friday Aidan finished third in the CIAC Cross Country championship (the boys team finished 10th out of 20 teams in what's known as the State Open). We have more photos on the OneMan Sports FB page.