With public health and safety as its top concern, Spectrum Health is reminding patients and visitors that guidelines to control COVID-19 remain in effect at its facilities. Based on scientific evidence and infection prevention best practices, wearing masks, social distancing, hand washing and limiting visitors are effective precautions.
You also stated, “I’m also a big believer that there’s an element of herd immunity that needs to take place.”
If “herd immunity” were to begin after about 80% of the state’s population has been infected, as some believe, then 6.5 million more Michiganders would still need to contract COVID-19. At the current mortality rate, this would mean more than 30,000 additional deaths -- more than four times the number of deaths to date...
Discover the Big Top Within with Cirque Amongus at the Dogwood Center on Saturday, October 31, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.! The half-day Circus Camp will promote teamwork and self-esteem while introducing children, ages 6 to 12, to a wide range of circus skills. Advanced registration is required.
With five contenders vying for two positions on the Newaygo School Board we at N3 thought it might be a good idea to give voters a little glimpse at the candidates and perhaps provide a forum for prospective board members to share their views.
We came up with fifteen questions based on community interest and these were sent to each of the candidates. Here are their replies.
This is a lengthy read to be sure, but we believe a worthy one.
And please take time to vote. Whether in mail or in person. Your vote matters.
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As far back as the 1500, the zinnia was grown by the Aztecs, and was brought to Europe around that time by the Spanish. In 1798, the first zinnia seeds were offered for sale to colonists, but never gained popularity for another one hundred years. The zinnia is named after Johann Zinn, a German botanist who first described the plant in scientific literature in the mid-1700s.
Classical guitarist Paul Vondiziano will be at the Dogwood Center for the Performing Arts Friday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. on the main stage. Vondiziano is a prestigious guitarist who plays music from Bach to Mediterranean composers with brilliant technique. Tickets are only $15 and are available at www.dogwoodcenter.com, through the Dogwood Box Office, downtown Fremont at NCCA-Artsplace or click here. Seating style is reserved seating with social distancing. Seating is limited to 75 total. Masks worn over mouth and nose will be required at all times in the Dogwood Center.
How can I make the birds that come to my feeders safe from window collisions?
Bird-window collisions are a real problem at homes with large windows. The very opening that allows us to better view birds often puts them in danger! Many backyard birders enjoy having a lively bird feeder that is easily viewed from the comfort of our homes and can, unfortunately, cause collisions that often are fatal.
Often, collisions result from birds leaving feeders in a panic, perhaps to avoid predators such as hawks or domestic cats (more on that in another edition). Cover items near the feeders can give an escape path that
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N3 always welcome the writings of Ms. H-R and when we found this on her social media page we reminded her of how popular her poetic style is with our readers.
Thus pressured, she granted permission for us to share it with you.
The White Cloud Rotary Club recently inducted Amy Stockwell as its newest member in the Club. Amy is the recently appointed Director of the White Cloud Library replacing Nancy Harper, who is retiring soon. District Governor Jon Catlin performed the induction while visiting the Club recently. Jon joined the White Cloud Rotarians in welcoming Amy into the Club and all look forward to her contributions as a Rotarian.
Effective immediately, all grocery stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, gas stations and other retailers with bottle and can return facilities must open their return facilities, resume the collection of returnables and refund customer deposits.
In Newaygo County, DHD#10 is hosting flu clinics at the Newaygo VFW 9075 S Mason Dr Newaygo, MI 49337 October 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
In Lake County, DHD#10 is hosting flu clinics at the following location: AmVets 1959 W 24th St Baldwin, MI 49304 Every Friday - October 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13, 20 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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