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Neighborhoods & Families Division

Eastside Neighborhood Resource Center

153 Spruce Street, Manchester, CT 06040
By appointment only. Please call (860)647-3089.

All mailings can be sent to:
41 Center Street, P.O. Box 191, Manchester, CT 06045-0191

James Costa - Recreation Supervisor

(860)647-3103 /

"As someone born and raised in Manchester, it is incredibly rewarding to give back to the local community however possible. From the community gardens to our farmers market series, to all of our other programs and special events, my work is always enriching and exciting! I am responsible for coordinating & assisting with programs, special events, and usage of the resource center. We offer a range of community-oriented services, including farmers markets, family fun nights, community gardens, the Better Manchester Magazine, and more! Fun Facts? 1) I won my car in a raffle during my senior year at MHS. 2) My favorite movies are: All That Heaven Allows, Punch-Drunk Love, and Twin Peaks: The Return."

Cynde Acanto - Farmers Market Coordinator


"As the Spruce Street and Northwest Park Farmers Market Coordinator, I love connecting the community and small businesses. It is gratifying to bring healthy food options, and the ability to shop locally, to Manchester residents." Fun Facts:  1) I own seven chickens and would love to tell you about them!  2) In a previous career, I was insured to travel with one million dollars' worth of loose diamonds!