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Travel Back in Time With a Visit to the The Fire Museum in Manchester

August 17, 2017

The year was 1979, and the fire station at the corner of Pine Street and Hartford Road in Manchester was about to meet a cruel fate. After all, it had been around since 1901, and since it was no longer in use, then-Town Manager Bob Weiss knew that he would have to demolish unless anyone… Read more »

Cruisin’ on Main Street Returns to Manchester on Aug. 6

August 3, 2017

If you're strolling through Manchester this weekend and come across a fleet of vintage cars, that can only mean one thing: Cruisin' on Main Street is back! Returning for its 17th year at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6, this annual event brings antique and classic cars (pre 1980) to Main Street Manchester for five… Read more »

Don’t Skip the Maple Mayo at Corey’s Catsup and Mustard in Manchester

August 3, 2017

Corey's Catsup and Mustard is named for the condiments that customers routinely use to embellish the signature burgers and fries. Although, in most cases, the food is already infused with so much flavor that really no additional condiments are necessary. Take, for example, the signature 7-Burger. It boasts a pair of peppercorn-infused Angus beef patties… Read more »

Ride the Coasters at Six Flags New England This Summer

July 20, 2017

Six Flags New England boasts an eclectic array of rides for all ages, from an early 20th-century carousel with a herd of hand-carved horses to Batman: The Dark Knight, a high-speed coaster that zips up to 55 miles per hour around sharp curves and down steep hills. So whether you have younger kids, older kids,… Read more »

Cool Off With a Sundae at Shady Glen in Manchester

July 13, 2017

Residents of Manchester know that when you're looking for a juicy burger, a fully loaded sundae, or a pillowy pile of pancakes, there's really only one place to go: Shady Glen. The local diner has been delighting eaters for years with its lineup of classic comfort food, and it continues to do so today. If… Read more »

Enjoy an Al Fresco Flick at the Mansfield Drive-In

July 6, 2017

Going to the drive-in is a totally different experience than sitting in a movie theater. When the summer sun warms your face outdoors, holing up in an air conditioned movie theater feels almost like blasphemy, whereas enjoying a flick at the drive-in allows you to appreciate the fresh air and a film at the same… Read more »

Don’t Miss the Manchester Fireworks and Chicken BBQ on July 1st!

June 22, 2017

The Saturday before the 4th of July, Manchester starts celebrating. The Manchester Fireworks and Chicken BBQ event has been a staple in the community calendar for more than 30 years, and 2017 carries on the tradition with festivities unfolding at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 1st at the MCC Bandshell. Head to the Bandshell for… Read more »

This Weekend, Have Brunch at Harlan Brasserie, a New Spot in Hartford

June 15, 2017

Chef Chris Bateman's career took him from New York to Maui to Dubai, and in each place, he dug deeper into his craft. Now more than 10 years after he graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in NYC and embarked on an adventure around the globe, Chef Chris has settled at Harlan Brasserie in… Read more »

Embark on an Aerial Adventure at Soarin’ Indoors in Manchester

June 8, 2017

Soarin' Indoors brings the fun and problem-solving of a traditional ropes course indoors, so you can enjoy it rain or shine. Whereas its upper course hangs high in the air overhead, the lower course hovers just a few feet above the ground. Regardless of age, anyone who is five feet or taller is welcome to… Read more »

De-Stress During Moon-Lit Yoga in the Park This Summer

June 1, 2017

If you have trouble unwinding in the evening, Moon-Lit Yoga in the Park might be the perfect way to de-stress from your day. The Manchester Department of Leisure, Family and Recreation will host Moon-Lit Yoga at Center Memorial Park monthly this June 9th, July 7th, and August 4th, so you have three chances to attend…. Read more »

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