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Manchester River Walk: Showcasing the natural beauty
In 2013, VCRD ran a Community Visit process in Manchester. One of the priorities chosen by the town was to "Redevelop the Riverside and Open a Riverwalk." We're so happy to see this story sharing the...
Manchester gets $580K to improve busy road
As seen in the Rutland Herald: http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20150930/THISJUSTIN/709309907 MANCHESTER — Manchester will receive a grant of $580,000 from the Vermont Agency of Transportation...
Community Visit - One Year Later
by Anna Boarini - Staff Writer for the Manchester Journal MANCHESTER - A little over a year ago, on March 11, 2013, the first of three community forums fostered by the Vermont Council for Rural...
Manchester’s Education Task Force Goes Digital
Last year, VCRD completed a 6-month Community Visit in the southern Vermont town of Manchester. This process helped Manchester residents whittle 22 issues and ideas about how to focus community...
Video ~ Manchester 2020 Community Visit Day
Produced by Greater Northshire Access TV (GNAT), this video filmed during the Manchester 2020 Community Visit day dinner gives a great overview of the day, and includes interviews of visiting team...
Video ~ Front Page on GNAT-TV about the upcoming Manchester 2020 Community Visit Day
Andrew McKeever talks about the Manchester 2020 Community Visit event on March 11th. All community members are invited to share ideas. A series of forums will begin at 2:15 with a FREE community...
Manchester Community Visit
There was so much to reflect on following last week's Community Visit organized by a local group of community leaders and the Vermont Council on Rural Development that it's hard to know where to...
Community Visitors return
MANCHESTER, Andrew McKeever - The time is approaching for Community Visit, the sequel. Three weeks ago more than 300 area residents converged on four locations across town to take part in one or...
Manchester sets four community priorities
MANCHESTER — At the second public session for Manchester’s community visit, the community narrowed down a list of goals to four priorities for improving the town’s draw for tourists, economic future...
Community Visit sets four goals
MANCHESTER, by staff writer Brandon Canevari - After a three hour session, Manchester residents as well as some from surrounding towns narrowed the vision for the future of Manchester during the...
$18K grant heading to Manchester
MANCHESTER - An $18,000 grant from the Vermont Agency of Transportation could result in a new sidewalk and improved crosswalks in downtown Manchester, according to a town official. "We're looking at...
Riverwalk work party set
MANCHESTER - The Manchester Riverwalk Association will be holding a Riverwalk Work Day on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting at the town green. This spring, after a visioning exercise...
Manchester Community Visit Day - March 11th
On Monday, March 11th, all members of the Manchester community are invited to participate in a series of forums in town to share their concerns and ideas. VCRD will bring a team of federal, state,...
Manchester 2020 Community Meeting Day - April 11th
On Thursday, April 11th, all members of the Manchester community are invited to participate in the 2nd day of our Community Visit process. The session will be held from 6:30-9:15pm at the Burr &...
Video ~ Manchester 2020 Community Meeting Day, April 11 2013
Over 150 Manchester residents attended the Manchester Community Meeting on April 11th 2013 to select the top priorities for the town to advance through the process. This video is relevant to...
Manchester Community Visit Report - 2013
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Manchester. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 4 priority areas for future action: Develop a Small Business Incubator;...
Community sets action steps
MANCHESTER - Tuesday night marked the final of three meetings in Manchester's 2020 Community Visit series. The gathering brought the community back together to focus on their four defined priorities...
What's New at VCRD: Community Visits
Vermonters across the state know that local action makes our communities vibrant. But local action often needs support from regional, state and even federal levels to achieve goals for prosperity....
Manchester explores its future
MANCHESTER -- On the one hand, challenges - youth emigration; lack of nightlife; a need for more regional transportation; more integrated communication. On the other hand, opportunities - beautiful...
Focusing on opportunities, challenges
MANCHESTER - More than 300 people from Manchester and the surrounding area participated in nine different discussions on Monday, part of a "Community Visit" organized by the Vermont Council on Rural...
Community visit comes to Manchester today
MANCHESTER — Residents of Manchester are encouraged to come out today and take part in the Community Visit process by helping to set priorities for the town and bringing their views to discussions...
After a busy couple of years, what's next for Manchester?
Manchester Journal, 01/23/13 ~ One Roundabout. Check. A Park House. Check. New Visitor's Center. New streetlights, refurbished Adams Park, plus a new parking lot for a historic district. Town wifi -...
'Community Visit' in the works
MANCHESTER - Sometime in early 2013, the Town of Manchester will participate in the Vermont Council on Rural Development's "Community Visit Program," an initiative geared towards connecting community...
Mouseclicks 101 at Mark Skinner Library
...Across the state, as high speed Internet access becomes more widespread and is steadily integrated into daily life, classes for seniors or those the computer revolution passed by are becoming more...
Creative Communities Program
A healthy Vermont economy has traditionally relied on a strong sense of heritage, individuals' ingenuity, businesses that always retain their entrepreneurial spirit, and the distinct character of our...
Farmers' Market approved for Adams Park
MANCHESTER - The Select Board unanimously approved the relocation of the Farmer's Market from the parks and recreation department to Adam's Park - the triangular park along Route 7A - on Tuesday. "I...
Manchester Creative Community Report - 2007
The Manchester Creative Community Report summarizes the public meetings and brainstorming sessions and lists resources for the following priority projects chosen through the process: Create the...