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Paint without the pain

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 11:45 am

Paint Here with Heidi introduces no-stress art lessons for novices     Staff Writer John Coffelt Manchester artists Heidi Pearson and Julie Anderson are introducing a stress free approach to art classes with the area’s newly opened Paint Here with Heidi. “It’s less of a formal art lesson, and more of a social painting class. It’s a relaxing creative outlet,” Anderson said. At the heart of the class is what

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  • Westwood Middle brings speech and drama class to every student

    Posted on March 18, 2014 at 11:08 am


    Staff Writer John Coffelt  In an effort to offer students an often overlooked aspect of a well-rounded education, Westwood Middle School has incorporated a speech and theater class into general population class listings. “Anytime you have a student in front of a group, we create more of a leader than a follower,” said Director of School Dr. Keith Brewer. “Not only does it give that message, but it enforces the

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  • Fat Tuesday ushers in a time of pre-Lent celebration

    Posted on February 25, 2014 at 1:25 pm


    Shrove Tuesday, better known as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, to many is a day special to many Christian denominations as the last day before lent. Keeping with the day, local church St. Bede Episcopal Church will hold a free pancake supper March 4 at the church located behind J&G Pizza. “This is a fellowship time to get together to invite the rest of the community – whether it be

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8 to run for 3 alderman seats in August Manchester municipal election

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 11:25 am

Eight people have qualified as candidates for three available aldermanic seats in the August 7 Manchester Municipal Election. If elected, most of those would be newcomers to the board. Alderman Cheryl Swan is the only incumbent seeking re-election. Aldermen Donny Parsley and Roxanne Patton did not file petitions to seek re-election. Also qualifying to run for alderman are Tim Kilgore, J. Sam Miller, Claude S. Morse, Chris Robison, Lana Matthews

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  • MARATHON WATCH: 118th Boston Marathon underway

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:13 am

    A military policeman stands near the start line of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Hopkinton, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    The 118th Boston Marathon has begun. The first entrants crossed the starting line at 8:50 a.m. (EST) in the mobility impaired division. The wheelchair division starts at 9:17 (EST). Then the handcycles begin at 9:22, and the elite women at 9:32. The elite men and the first wave of amateur runners go at 10. There are four waves in total, the last starting at 11:25. CHANNEL GUIDE: National television coverage of

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  • ‘The Big Payback’ countdown started by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

    Posted on March 24, 2014 at 9:01 am

    The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has started the official countdown to Middle Tennessee’s first The Big Payback. The Big Payback is a region-wide, 24-hour online giving event created to help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise funds vital to continue their work, which directly improves the community around them. From 6 a.m. on May 6 until 6 a.m. on May 7, anyone can visit TheBigPayback.org and make donations to their choice

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