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The Newaygo County Conservation Collaborative will be hosting the second annual Freezin’ Season Winter Carnival on February 22, 2020 from 12 p.m. - 4p.m. at John Graves Lodge, Newaygo County Welcome Center. Newaygo County residents are invited to join in on an afternoon filled with family friendly events. This free event includes sledding, horse-drawn hayride, ice fishing and learning about winter lake ecology. Participates can also assemble a bat house, Mason bee box or a seed bomb to take home. Afterwards, relax around a bonfire with a cup of hot chocolate while roasting a hot dog.
Grab a friend and join in the celebration and appreciation for the outdoor splendor Michigan has to offer!
Gerber Federal Credit Union President/CEO John P. Buckley, Jr (pictured left) presented a check in the amount of $50,000 to the Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center Executive Director Steven Radtke (pictured right) for its ‘Your History, Our Legacy’ capital campaign.
“Gerber Federal Credit Union is pleased to support the Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center,” said John Buckley. “The Museum is an essential component to the education of Newaygo County residents.”
For those who’ve camped with kids, it’s always a hoot to watch how their creative juices begin to flow when they finally realize there’s no TV, internet, or impossibly boring adult-oriented stuff they have to do. It’s infinitely entertaining to watch and listen as group-think-kid-style comes to life and the crazy ideas start to bubble up and unfold. Mind you, the adults in question had one eye (and ear) on the shenanigans unfolding, but as long as there wasn’t an overabundance of blood, vomiting, or serious injury involved, the kids could get on fine by themselves.
“Gerber Memorial encourages new mothers and soon-to-be moms to join our group and meet other women who are going through what they’re going through and know that they’re not alone,” said Rhonda Byrne, a social worker who will facilitate the support group. “When you get people in a group talking, a bond happens and that helps moms resolve their challenges together. Moms can create friendships through support groups, and they find someone they can count on for a whole range of issues.”...
Please join us at the Museum on Thursday, February 20th at 6:30 pm for this forty-minute presentation, an ongoing part of our year round Heritage Speaker series, which will be followed by a time of questions and answers. The Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center is at 12 Quarterline in downtown Newaygo. Doors are scheduled to open at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.
We are lucky here in Newaygo County, for there are growing programs and growing interest in protecting our fragile native ecosystems. And you can help be part of this movement by becoming a Nature Sanctuary Steward and Volunteer.
Habitat conservation programs help communities, homeowners, farmers and growers increase native plant restoration on state lands, as well as private property. Farmers can get yearly payments from the federal government if they plant environmentally beneficial plants instead of crops on parts of their land. Information on this can be found at the USDA website, under Conservation Programs, or contact the local Newaygo Conservation District for help.
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The middle of winter doesn't seem like the best time of year to be writing about sunflowers. But it is the time of year to be buying seeds. And that includes sunflower seeds. As each new seed catalog arrives, I enjoy looking for new seed varieties, paying special notice of seeds that are featured and popular, and searching the pages for native heirlooms. More and more, the native plants draw my interest.
So when I turned to the sunflower pages of the latest seed catalog, I skipped over the giant sunflowers, the dwarf sunflowers which you can grow in a patio container, and zeroed in on the wild native sunflower
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Until one fateful day, while thrifting, I found a handmade knit dress that seemed to have been made for me. For my body. (I love to imagine the woman who made that dress. Would I see her and recognize her body as a mirror of mine? Did she garden and plant flowers in that dress? Did she wear it on picnics by the riverside? Run through a meadow of wildflowers with a straw hat and giant smile? I like to think so!)...
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Pilots for Christ, located at the Fremont Airport, is going on television! We spread the Gospel using aviation and now we are primed to send His news out via the TV. Would you like to get involved?...