WHAT WAS WAS HAPPENING | October 22, 2021


 90 Years Ago – 1931

The mysteries of sculpture and casting in bronze were graphically explained by Miss Katherine Lane to a large and enthusiastic audience of Boy Scouts.

75 Years Ago- 1946

A fitting tribute to 21 years of faithful service in the Manchester school department was paid to Mr. H. Dean Hoyt on Wednesday evening when a large number of the citizens of Manchester gathered at the Congregational Chapel at a party sponsored by the P.T.A. to show the deep feeling and fondness that had grown for the principal of the George A. Priest school.

60 Years Ago – 1961

United Nations Day was celebrated in Manchester this week with a presentation by Richard Zani’s sixth grade students of “United Nations” at the Monday assembly and an exhibit featuring articles from many of the countries which form the UN on display at the Memorial School.

45 Years Ago – 1976

Captain, USNR (Ret) Alexander W. Moffat of Spy Rock Hill has authored the book, “Maverick Navy” which is scheduled for publication on November 4 by Wesleyan University Press.

School and town officials gathered to pay tribute to the memory of Frederick R. Davis, former chairman of the School Planning and Building Committee.

30 Years Ago – 1991

Once again, apathy on the part of many townspeople won out, as the Special Town Meeting failed to get a quorum last Monday evening.

The senior class at Manchester High School was treated by their parents to a trolley ride to Tuck’s Point for a bag lunch, provided by their mothers and to Singing Beach for dessert.

15 Years Ago – 2006

The Manchester Cultural Council held its annual Arts Gala last weekend with a reception for artists and guests on Saturday night.  The residents and guests who came to the reception were entertained with wonderful harp music by Sonja Page while viewing the artwork of the local artists.

Kirk Nalley, son of local residents Hardy and Betsy Nalley, has recently been named to the newly created position of Director of Integrated Marketing for Clear Channel Radio in Philadelphia.

school planning and building committee, frederick r. davis, kirk nalley, betsy nalley, h. dean hoyt, sonja page, united nations day, alexander w. moffat, george a. priest, katherine lane, united nations, spy rock hill, richard zani, manchester cultural council, wesleyan university press