Things to Do in Manchester

Before the holiday season can officially begin, there are two things that have to happen. First, your town has to set up and adorn its holiday tree. Secondly, Santas must jingle his way into town to start taking orders from little ones on the Nice List. The town of Manchester will be able to check… Read more »

Muse Paintbar is a bit different than your typical paint-and-sip art studio. Instead of tasking guests with picking up a bottle of wine on the way to class, Muse Paintbar offers a full selection of 20-plus craft beers and fine wines in-house. What's more, it has a fully functional kitchen that doles out snacks like… Read more »

Halloween will arrive a little early in Manchester as the town holds a special trick-or-treating event on Saturday, Oct. 28. Between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., pint-sized locals are invited to don their Halloween costume, then stop by participating downtown shops for an assortment of sweets and treats. The day has more fun in store,… Read more »

The Wood Memorial Library and Museum is more than just a lending library, and it's more than just a historical museum. It's also a place where the community comes for special educational events that offer a type of learning that extends beyond the written page or the passive educational exhibit. In October alone, the Wood… Read more »

Consider this your last call to visit Manchester's Spruce Street Market. Ending for the season on Oct. 4, the Spruce Street Market takes over 153 and 160 Spruce Street on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. So after work, head over to grab the perfect ingredients for dinner as well as supplies for fresh… Read more »

With autumn right around the corner, Wright's Orchard in Tolland will soon see an influx of apple-pickers. Some of the orchard's apples are already in season, like the Gala and the Gingergold apples. Honeycrisp apples ripen to perfectly pink around September 5th; Cortland apples are ready to be juiced starting September 15th; and Macoun, the… Read more »

Today, sports cars come from all over the world. But in the '50s, '60s, and '70s, British sports cars reigned as the most highly coveted upscale roadsters. The 37th Annual British Motorcar Show at Wickham Park pays homage to this era, inviting present-day owners of British cars to come out and show off their unique… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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