Manchester by the Sea’s 375th Celebration Committee recently auctioned off authentic town street signs with all proceeds going to installing dedicated trees and plantings in honor of the town’s anniversary. And to ensure that this mission is well stewarded, the committee has happily endowed the Friends of Manchester Trees with this responsibility.
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On Tuesday, Tom Kehoe (right) and Sue Thorne (left) of the Manchester 375th Anniversary Celebration Committee awarded photo finalists a prize …
This lovely letter of “Thanks” came in from Sue Thorne, co-chair of Manchester’s 375th Committee last week, after deadline for the printing of last week’s newspaper. That night came the president’s announcement of the Coronavirus pandemic that began to change everything. We’re running it now because it’s important. We were lucky to have shared such a wonderful evening of celebration with so many people, together—not long ago, yet now it feels distant.
Committee Co-Chairs Sue Thorne and Tom Kehoe have been working with a team of 25 residents to coordinate a series of events throughout the year. Thanks to the hard work of the 375th Celebration Committee, each month will bring new events and a reason to gather together as a community.
The official kickoff to Manchester’s 375th Anniversary is coming fast. Come the new year, all the fruits of the 375th Committee’s labor will be here with a year-long, 25-event celebration that will offer concerts, high teas, walks in the feet of history makers and waterfront family fun.
Manchester-Essex Regional High School student Isabel Lundstrom is on summer break, looking to return to school in the fall as a sophomore. But this Monday, she presented to the Manchester Board of Selectman (BOS) a winning design for a project she completed last spring as a freshman.
Early in 2019, Manchester’s 375th Celebration Committee set out to design a logo that would commemorate the town’s milestone anniversary next year. They found it in M-E Regional High School freshman Isabel Lundstrom, who came up with her design as part of a semester-long design class run by art teacher Caroline Epp.