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The North Shore Garden Club, Manchester DPW and Conservation Commission have launched a beautiful new conservation project, on Lincoln Street, at the walkway between the high school and grade school this summer. The test plot converts mown grass into a pollinator habitat and was a huge success in year one, attracting swallowtail and monarch butterflies, and a variety of other pollinators.  The project will be expanded to include the remainder of the grass area behind the well house and, with town approval, will continue growing from there.  

115 Years Ago – 1906

Edwin H. Oxner has been painting his house on Story Street, occupied by G.H. Cressy and family.  The house presents quite a striking appearance being in two colors, light yellow and red and attracts a good deal of attention.

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Widening of the center of town, at the Town Common, started on Monday morning when Superintendent of Streets P. Edward Sweeney and his crew started the excavation of the new area to be made part of the road. Manchester’s newly organized Cub Scouts received their charter making them a recognized Cub Scout Pack and also received colors, a gift of Amara-Bailey Post #113, American Legion.

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 Time is fast approaching for the 375th Anniversary End of Celebration Parade on September 25 at 2 p.m.  The parade will follow the usual July 4th Parade route – so get out your chairs, locate a place to stand and get ready to enjoy a fantastic parade.

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On Friday, September 10, the COA van will take our monthly mystery ride.  The van driver heads for an undisclosed establishment somewhere on the North Shore; it could be ice cream, pastries, sandwiches or all of the above and only the van driver knows! A little hint will be given, so all can be prepared!   Pick-up will begin at 1 p.m. and return will be by 3 p.m.

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