Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022
SPRING HAS SPRUNG! OK. Maybe not. But the next few days are expected to be pretty mild for this time of year and while next week will be chillier it's not supposed to be brutal. Whatever the weather, things remain busy and interesting in town and we have our usual collection of news, notes, photos and a comprehensive calendar below. We also have this reminder: You can subscribe so that OneManchester is emailed to you every Thursday morning -- just click here.
NHS @ MHS
Fifty-nine students were inducted into the National Honor Society at Manchester High on Tuesday night. Shown above is Nina Montague accepting her certificate from NHS vice president Daisy Gonzalez, who's standing next to Benjamin Roy (president) as Zaniyah Ware (secretary) reads the names. And about those names: click here to see a larger version of the list of inductees.
Around the District
- If you’re interested in helping raise money for the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge as a tribute to Joe Erardi, a former MHS teacher and admin now fighting cancer, please click here.
- The Manchester Scholarship Foundation will be awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars to Manchester’s graduating high school seniors. The application is online and active at: www.manchesterscholarship.org.
- The TLC Foundation (Diyeso-Lewis Group Home) is seeking new house parents and we have more information here.
Around the District
The Week Ahead, Etc.
Thursday, Feb. 10
6:30 p.m. -- Dr. Fiona Vernal, associate history professor at UConn, discusses the history and future of housing equity in a special WORK_SPACE roundtable event.
7 p.m. -- Mid-Winter Concert at Bailey Auditorium featuring the MHS music ensembles.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- Galleries open house and Artisan Pop-up store at WORK_SPACE, 903 Main St.
10 a.m. -- Snow Day Play at Northwest Park Early Childhood Center.
1 - 5 p.m. -- Free COVID Vaccine Clinic at Bangladesh Bhaban, 9 Delmont St.
Monday, Feb. 14
Tuesday, Feb. 15
3 p.m. -- Tween Code Club at Mary Cheney Library.
Wednesday, Feb. 16
11 a.m. -- Newcomers meeting at the Senior Center (register by noon on Feb. 15).
6 - 8 p.m. -- Middle School Nights at Mary Cheney Library.
6:30 p.m. -- Climate Change: How We Know It’s Real, with Stephen A. Nathan, Ph.D.at Whiton Library.
On Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, Laura Reichelt will host a Valentine Tea at the Charles Cheney Mansion, 131 Hartford Rd. Proceeds from the events will go to the Manchester Historical Society. Contact Laura at 860-558-1957 for more information.
Arsenic & Old Lace runs on the weekends at Cheney Hall through Feb. 20.
Mary Cheney Library is open on Sundays from 1-5 p.m.
The Army & Navy Club’s Saturday night Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
Learn about changes to CT’s Individualized Education Program by attending a presentation on Feb 10 or 23.
Down the Road:
Feb. 21 is International Mother Language Day -- click here for more information.
Town offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 21 in observance of Washington’s birthday - no delay in curbside collection.
Schools will be closed Monday, Feb. 21 and Tuesday Feb. 22 for President’s Day recess.
Manchester Historical Society: Highlights include a call for vaccines from over 100 years ago, a story about Manchester’s water bottling business and a Charles Cheney Mansion Valentine Tea Party this weekend.
Manchester Adult and Continuing Education: It’s the Year of the Tiger; International Mother’s Language Day is Feb. 21, and meet ESL teacher Raquel Hutton (the former Ms. Pipkin) who has lived in Peru, Paraguay and Venezuela.
Better Manchester: Saturday’s Spruce St. Farmer’s Market preview, COVID-19 Booster info, Community Ideas Board and more.
New Team in Town
The season opener is Saturday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. against the Lehigh Valley Flight at East Catholic. Click here for a complete schedule and more info on the Hartford Shockers.
Warm weather drew kids and adults to Center Springs Park Wednesday afternoon.