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They began filing into the building a half hour prior to the special meeting of the Brooks Township Planning Commission meeting Monday evening. By the time Commission Chair Mark Guzniczak opened the proceedings about 100 folks, mostly from the Hess Lake community, packed the room. They were there to await the decision on the proposed construction of a new restaurant on the lakeside site that has been empty since the 2018 fire that destroyed the former Smuggler’s Cove.
With the 4th of July weekend approaching there are a lot of events out there aimed at commemorating the creation of our great nation. As America nears birthday #246 (just 4 years from what looks to be a superlative semiquincentennial celebration in 2026) one has ample opportunities to engage in some serious revelry.
But for many there is only one place to fully capture the midsummer festivities in a kind of one stop celebratory venue.
We’re talking Croton.
And it all begins with a parade...
When it comes to providing case management, counseling, assessment, crisis intervention and a myriad of other activities aimed at assisting people in need
Newaygo County Mental Health has been serving the community for half a century.
Last Wednesday they served up something different to the community.
220 of them as a matter of fact...
The Newaygo Athletic Boosters are pleased to announce that they have awarded three $500.00 Scholarships for 2022. The awards go to Emmerson Goodin, Jaxi Long and Lily Swinehart. These three athletes are National Honors Society members two years running, and have accumulated a wide range of accolades for their accomplishments both in athletics and scholastics. They are academic All State honorees and have supported and volunteered for...
At their Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 10 – 12, the staff and Board of Camp Newaygo honored long-time Camp Newaygo CEO, Jane Vitek, by renaming their Health and Leadership Lodge (HALL) The Jane Vitek Health and Leadership Lodge. Vitek, a retired art educator, took over as Camp Newaygo’s Executive Director in 2002, after a 25-year career with Fremont Public Schools, and later moving into the role of Camp CEO.
"The Camp Advisory Board felt, given Jane's years of service and significant impact and the lead role she took in raising the funds and leading the charge for the new HALL construction, naming the building in her honor was very appropriate, and we couldn’t possible agree more,” said Jalisa Danhof, Camp Newaygo Director.
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If you are or have ever been a pet owner whose furry friends are less than enthusiastic when it comes to fireworks you are undoubtedly aware of the cacophonic related misery they endure during the endless stretch of pyrotechnics that accompany the 4th.
And this coming weekend with Independence Day falling on a Monday the noisemakers, particularly the screaming bottle rocket type, will have an entire weekend to wreak havoc with Fido’s ears and fears...
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With fireworks starting to fly off store shelves ahead of the July 4 weekend and many backyard bonfires planned, Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial family physician Randall Ceton, MD, offers a few tips to stay safe. Ceton said emergency room treatment for fireworks-related injuries went up 50 percent between 2019 and 2020, possibly because the COVID-19 pandemic shut down public fireworks displays, and individuals may have turned to more fireworks use at their homes...
Marvel Comics Illustrator Jerry DeCaire will be offering two more programs on July 5th, as well. At 10:45 a.m. he’ll give a Comic Art Fantasy drawing presentation for tweens and teens, and at 11:45 a.m. he’ll teach a Comic Art
Workshop for tweens and teens—bring your own drawing materials to this one!
The Ice Mountain Environmental Stewardship Fund was established at Fremont Area Community Foundation in 2002 by what is now BlueTriton Brands. Grants are made from the fund to sustain the waters and water-dependent natural resources of the Muskegon River Watershed by supporting conservation, enhancement, and restoration projects. The fund provides up to $50,000 annually and typical grants are from $5,000 to $20,000.
Spectrum Health’s certified trainers will lead the free “Question, Persuade, Refer” training. QPR training is designed to increase the ability to identify people with suicidal thoughts or behaviors and intervene to save a life. The QPR training will teach participants how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope and get help to save a life.
District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) is announcing that all of its offices will be distributing a limited number of COVID-19 home test kits.
“We are very excited to make our offices a distribution point for take-home COVID-19 tests,” said DHD#10 Health Officer Kevin Hughes. “Testing and vaccination are important steps to keeping our community safe and our COVID-19 infection low. Test kits are limited, but we hope to see you come by.”