|Village Hair Forum Stained Glass Sign:|
|In 1980, the Village Hair Forum owned by Sandy
Peters commissioned Rick Norman of Norman Art Glass to
make a stained glass window sign. To emphasize that she
did both women's and men's hair styling, she posed for the
sign with her friend Harry Macomber. Their hair styles and
his beard reflected the "hippie" style of that era.
Harry was a well-known local author who published the Manchester Enterprise at the time. He also wrote several books including Faith or Folly about life, love, and loss of faith, How the Bee Got Inside My Bib Overalls about growing up on the farm in the 1940s and 50s, and co-authored If, a biography of local preservationist Don Limpert with Marsha Chartrand.
The sign was displayed in the shop window at 104 East Main Street, where Frank's Place restaurant is now. When landlord Don Limpert sold that building in 1985, the Village Hair Forum moved to become the first business in his newly remodeled Manchester Mill, which Don had purchased in 1981.
Sandy sold the Village Hair Forum to Pat Spaulding, who operated in the Mill for several years, expanding the business by bringing Linda Stevens on board. Linda bought the business in 1989 and has operated it ever since. Visit the Village Hair Forum to check out this fascinating artifact of Manchester history and ask Linda to tell you the entire story.