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Posts tagged “Shady Glen Dairy Stores

Leaving Just Rt. 6 Shop, Shady Glen Closes Parkade Store

Posted on October 21, 2020

For those of us who grew up with Shady Glen as a part of our lives, news that the Manchester Parkade shop closed October 17 was indeed sad. I was so young when I began going to Shay Glen – the Rt 6 shop which remans open – that my father used to carry me in with him. The ice cream counter was always three rows deep with customers and Dad always took the time to let me admire the ice cream mural on the wall. We would bring cones out to the family waiting in the car. Their menu also includes signature items like fried cheese , cheesefurters, secret recipe cole slaw. Some years later the Parkade shop opened and was aptly described…

Cruisin’ on Main Draws Thousands to Manchester, Connecticut

Posted on August 6, 2012

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Stepping back in time has become a once a year tradition in Manchester, Connecticut where thousands of spectators strolled the downtown’s mile long main drag August 5, to enjoy the 12th annual Cruisin’ on Main. Sunny skies for most of the day and temperatures in the 90s, proved to be ideal conditions to attract vintage and classic vehicles, as well as, those who love to admire them. The show ran from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., admission was free. Cruisin’ on Main is billed as the largest car collector show of its kind in the Northeast. As noted on its website, the event is meant to conjure up memories of an era in small town America when…