Town Updates

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The Marketing Committee of the Downtown Manchester Special Services District is pleased to launch a new promotion to generate support for Downtown Manchester restaurants while benefiting their customers. Called “You Eat…We Treat!”

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Rec on the Run Vehicle

Rec on the Run Kicks off Summer Season

Rec on the Run is responding to the pandemic by offering all our activities in a “to-go” kit formats. These kits will allow easy activity pick-up onsite. Activities “to-go” kits are limited at each site and are first-come, first serve only.

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Here is an example of an AquaMaster Celestial fountain, the same kind being installed in Center Springs Pond.

New Improvement Creates a Splash at Center Springs

This summer, the Town of Manchester is happy to offer a new, attractive amenity to Center Springs Pond! The town has contracted with The Pond and Lake Connection out of Brookfield, CT to install a pond aeration system and fountains, equipped with differing spray ranges and lighting features.

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Reopening Manchester Recreation

Before all else, we sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during these uncertain times. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the start to summer in Manchester has been radically different in comparison to summers prior.

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A Local Response: Manchester’s Equity & Inclusion Collaborative

In many respects the issues that our communities are facing in the wake of Covid-19 are in no way new. The problems of food insecurity, economic hardship, and disparities in access to healthcare and public services have always existed; this pandemic is just the most recent event that has brought this uncomfortable truth back to the top of a constantly shuffling deck of uncomfortable truths.

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UR Community Cares

If you don’t already know about UR Community Cares, now is a good time to get acquainted. Manchester’s innovative non-profit is here to help you!

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Free Positive Parenting Workshops

Parenting Workshops Free with Peace at Home Parenting – Use your computer, tablet or smartphone to easily attend online from home. Get answers on the spot and hear from other parents with similar challenges!

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Senior Center Plant Sale

It’s Here!!! What you’ve been waiting for, and asking about! Join us on Thursday, May 21, and Friday, May 22 to help support the Manchester Senior Center Green House. This year our Annual Plant Sale will be a Drive-Thru.

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COVID-19 Updates

In an effort to keep the Manchester community safe, healthy, informed, and up-to-date, the Town of Manchester has launched an official COVID-19 webpage that hosts the latest information and statistics on COVID-19 information related to Manchester, Hartford County, and the State areas.

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MVPP COVID Community Check-in Survey

The Manchester Vernon Prevention Partnership (MVPP) is a collaboration between the Vernon ROCKS Coalition and the Change Collaborative of Manchester that aims to expand substance abuse prevention efforts for young people in the towns of Vernon and Manchester. The MVPP is asking that you take a 5-minute survey to share your thoughts and experiences related to how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting your individual and family well-being.

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Children Running in the wooded grass during summer camp.

Manchester 2020 Summer Day Camps Closed

On Tuesday, April 14th, the Manchester Board of Directors made the decision to cancel Town Operated Summer Camps for the 2020 summer season, this also includes Camp Kennedy our adult specialized program which runs for one week. This decision was made based on the current global pandemic this is one of many cancellations made by the Town in order to keep the community and its residents safe.

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Cruisin' on Main Street 2019 - Long Shot Down Main Street

Cruisin’ on Main Street Postpones 20TH Anniversary Year

These are unprecedented and difficult times for all. After several weeks of consultation with local and state authorities, the Cruisin’ on Main Street Planning Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone “Cruisin’ on Main Street 2020” due to the ongoing pandemic. We are heartbroken; however, the health and safety of our audience, sponsors and vendors, car enthusiasts, first responders, staff and volunteers are of the utmost importance to us. We felt that this was the only acceptable way forward.

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Relief Hands

Relief efforts and resources for those east of the river.

It’s hard to ignore that things have been pretty tough lately, but the real story is how people are coming together in support of one another. At the local level it can be easy to miss all of the work that is going on behind the scenes of the current relief efforts, but for certain there is an army of individuals selflessly donating their time and effort to take care of their neighbors.

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2020-2021 Manchester Youth Commission Recruitment

In 2008, the Manchester Board of Directors prompted the development of the Manchester Youth Commission. Close to 12 years later, the Commission is stronger than ever. “The Manchester Youth Commission is a diverse group of youth collaborating with local government in an effort to create open communication in the decision making process, making it possible to strengthen the community through the voice of the youth.”

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Celebrate Manchester 2020

After discussion by the Celebration Manchester Committee (formerly Pride In Manchester Week) a decision was made by the group to cancel this year’s event scheduled June 6th through June 13th due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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