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MANCHESTER -- One Manchester resident has reached a major milestone in her life, turning 100 years old.

Madeline Matheny  walked into a surprise birthday party at Holiday Lanes bowling alley in Manchester.

She said she was overwhelmed by the attention - but is happy to spend her 100th birthday with friends - and doing one of her favorite hobbies - which is bowling.

Matheny says she’s  proud of many things in her life including opening a store on Main Street in Manchester, as well as raising two children.

She adds that the secret to reaching 100 years of age  is taking good care of your body.

"Physical activity and eating well balanced meals. I had a background in and nutrition so I knew what to eat," said Matheny.

Matheny says she will be giving up her driving license this  month, but does not plan on giving up bowling anytime soon.

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