Entries by Joy Press

Downtown Manchester Special Services District Special Meeting

The DMSSD has scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday, December 15th at 8am on Zoom. The primary purpose of this meeting will be to discuss ways that the District can support businesses by accomodating curbside pickup. All constituents are invited to attend to share their perspective and to learn more. Please email DMSSD@ManchesterCT.gov to receive […]

Love Local – Gift Local on Small Business Saturday

  2020 is the year to show our love for our locally owned businesses! We encourage you to show the love by purchasing gifts at locally owned small businesses this season. Join us as we kick-off the holiday shopping season on Small Business Saturday. Come to Downtown Manchester on 11/28 from 10am to 4pm for […]

Downtown Manchester Scarecrows Were a Success!

This year a record number of scarecrows decorated our Downtown Main Street for the 12th Annual Downtown Manchester Scarecrow Festival.  We are thrilled that our community was able to come out and enjoy this tradition this year! We would like to express an enormous thanks to each and every scarecrow artist! Congratulations to our Facebook […]

A Successful Shred Event

The Downtown District recently hosted a Shred Event for the district businesses. This event was well received and VERY appreciated by the business owners who had a chance to securely dispose of old files. This event was organized by the Downtown District and sponsored by three of our generous businesses – Lucky Taco, Beauty 911 […]

Downtown Manchester Scarecrow Festival 2020

Family Fun on Downtown Main Street The 12th Annual Downtown Manchester Scarecrow Festival will run from Saturday (10/10) to Saturday (10/24).  This year Downtown Main Street will be hosting a record number of scarecrows from individuals, families, clubs, schools, and businesses! The public is invited to come and spend some time strolling Main Street and […]

Cruisin’ on Main Street Looks Back

Each year Cruisin’ on Main fills Downtown Main Street with memories, old and new. This year COVID scuttled plans for the Cruisin’ on Main Street’s 20th Anniversary which would have been in August.  We couldn’t let the summer pass by without commemorating this important tradition. The organizers have created a new digital program full of […]

Call to Artists: 12th Annual Scarecrow Festival

Now is the time to register to participate in the Downtown Manchester 12th Annual Scarecrow Festival! Businesses, organizations, and interested individuals and families are invited to create a family-friendly scarecrow for display on our Downtown Manchester Main Street. The scarecrows will be on display from October 10th to October 24th. Each year approximately 30-35 participants […]