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Eyewitness News visits Manchester

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MANCHESTER, CT (WFSB) -

Eyewitness News visited Manchester on Friday as part of our 20 towns in Twenty days campaign.

Manchester has a lot to offer, including some amazing places to eat. After some advice on its Facebook page, Eyewitness News visited Cosmic Omelet on Hartford Road.

The owner of 12-years prides herself on the eclectic menu featuring omelets with everything from ham to barbeque shaved steak or pulled pork.

If you're there on Saturday morning, people can try the special jelly donut pancakes or get the owner's favorite, the Irish benedict.  

"We make our corned beef here, so it's corned beef on a biscuit with holandaise, runny eggs and potatoes,” Tracy Devine, Cosmic Omelet said. “Probably the other favorite thing I have is the cinnamon roll pancakes."

“You come to a place like this here, everybody knows everybody, everybody is friendly,” Dave Willis, of Manchester, said. “We all drink the coffee, we all know the people, so it's good stuff."

But there's more than just breakfast in Manchester. Eyewitness News also headed to Shady Glen.

With a donation that can help one museum in Manchester cover their expenses for another day.

The Lutz Children's Museum is a place for kids to play "and" learn. They have almost 50,000 visitors a year.

The museum has all kinds of exhibits and programs that engage the staff, kids of all ages and their parents.

Their mission focuses on the arts, sciences and culture of Manchester. But, they also do outreach programs in schools across Connecticut.

"This is a place where you can touch an animal or learn by doing which is really appropriate in that two to 10 year age range,” Bob Eckert with Lutz Children's Museum said.

"There's always activities that the staff are running which revolve around the museum's mission which is the arts and culture of Manchester and the sciences,” Bob Roach with the museum board of trustees, said.

Eyewitness News was honored to present them with a $1,000 donation, plus $500 from P.C. Richard and Son.

On average, the museum has to raise more than $1,000 a day just to open the doors, so they rely on various donations.

To learn more about Cosmic Omelet, click here

To learn more about Lutz Children’s Museum, click here

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