Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Public Access

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  Board of Directors Policy Briefing Meeting CANCELLED
The Board of Directors Policy Briefing meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. in the Manchester Room, Second Floor, Town Hall, 41 Center Street, Manchester, CT 06040 has been cancelled. Next Meeting is March 26, 2019

9:00am [9:00am] Join us at MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers)
Join us at MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) Join us at MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) and MOMSnext! All mothers from those with children at home are welcome. Join us for time to chat and learn with other moms, a hot breakfast with coffee and safe and fun childcare for your little ones. Motherhood is hard, but you don't have to do it alone. Find community at MOPs! Meetings are held at Trinity Covenant Church (302 Hackmatack St) from 9-11:30 on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

[10:00am] Heart Health Program
FYI donuts are healthier than bagels or muffins. Of course without a cream filling and I will stress portion control. In support of American Heart Month the Manchester Health Department is sponsoring a “Heart Health Program”. Come join Kathleen Polhemus, Community Health Nurse for this informative lecture as she discusses diseases of the heart, risk factors, treatment and prevention on February 26, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 at the Manchester Senior Center. Enjoy coffee and donuts while you learn. Please call the Manchester Health Department at (860) 647-3173 to register.

6:00pm [6:30pm] Public Information Meeting
The Town of Manchester is holding a public informational meeting to provide abutting property owners and others information on the upcoming Hillstown Road Reconstruction project. The project includes the full depth road reconstruction of Hillstown Road between Wetherell Street and Bush Hill Road. The project will provide a uniform road width of 26’ and a 6’ wide bituminous concrete multi-use path along the east side of Hillstown Road to provide safe pedestrian/bicycle connectivity between neighborhoods and the Charter Oak Greenway. Other work will include new curbing and storm drainage improvements. The project is funded through the 2017 Public Works Bond Referendum. Construction is anticipated to begin this summer and take approximately one year to complete. The meeting will be held on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hearing Room (First Floor) of Lincoln Center Representatives from the Engineering Division will be at the meeting to present progress plans and answer any questions relating to the project. Preliminary plans are available for review at the Engineering Office at Lincoln Center, 494 Main Street, Manchester, CT between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The plans can also be viewed on the Engineering Division’s website at http://engineering1.townofmanchester.org/index.cfm/construction-projects/hillstown-road-reconstruction/hillstown-plan/ If you are unable to attend the meeting and wish to ask questions or provide comment, please contact Jeff LaMalva, Town Engineer, at (860) 647-3158 or via email at pwinfo@manchesterct.gov

7:00pm [7:00pm] Library Event: The Harlem Renaissance Authors
The Harlem Renaissance Authors The Manchester Public Library on 586 Main Street will host Professor Wanda Haynes with her program, “The Harlem Renaissance Authors” on Tuesday February 26th, 2019 from 7-8 p.m. Professor Haynes will speak about the reasons the Harlem Renaissance got started, as well as discuss the artists, writers and poets involved in the movement and how their work reflects what was going on in society at the time that they were creating their work. She will also discuss the climate of society and the affect it had on the work of the artists, writers and poets of that time. Haynes is a full-time English Professor at Manchester Community College and has taught The Harlem Renaissance course for several years. Her M.C.C. course includes a trip to Harlem with a guided tour of the site of places discussed in class. No registration is required for this free program. For more information, please call Jenn Bartlett at 860-645-0821 or visit the library website at http://library.townofmanchester.org.