Fremont Area Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees has selected Shelly Hendrick Kasprzycki as the organization’s new president and CEO, effective September 27, 2021. Hendrick Kasprzycki will succeed Carla Roberts, who is retiring at the end of September after 10 years with the Community Foundation.
Hendrick Kasprzycki, a lifelong Michigan resident, comes to the Community Foundation after most recently serving as president and CEO of Michigan Humanities. Prior to this position, she was
With a focus on the health and safety of its team members and the community, along with thorough review of the scientific evidence, Spectrum Health has announced that it will require the COVID-19 vaccine for team members, medical staff, students, volunteers and contractors.
“As a mission-driven organization, we are here to improve health, inspire hope and save lives,” said Spectrum Health President & CEO Tina Freese Decker. “We must do all we can to take care of each other and our community. Together, our actions will serve to save lives and shorten the impact of the pandemic – both clear benefits to the public good. We thoroughly reviewed the scientific evidence and...
The City of White Cloud is working to repair failed stoplogs at a city-owned dam that resulted in significant changes in water levels both in a pond upstream of the dam, and the river flowing downstream. Michigan EGLE received reports of the problem Tuesday morning.
Local officials report the dam is stable, and expect to replace the failed stoplogs within days...
N3-Look for a follow up story this week.
Nothing could dull the vivid experience. It poured rain for a few days but Eddie was a dry refuge. We traveled hours upon hours on end to get to our next destination but Eddie gave us a way to rest and still relax while on the road. It was a record hot day in the East as we neared New York City but Eddie kept cool in the campsite on the Hudson. Mountains and rivers and valleys and waterfalls. Uncle Eddie got us there...
For one who eschews the imitation variety that arrives all year from Florida or Cali scoring the first ears of the year brought more than a shade of excitement and while the hours waiting for dinner seemed to pass ploddingly the time finally arrived. While Lil was working her epicurean magic with the zukes et.al. I prepared a few ears and we retired to the deck to dine.
It was a bit on the young side which always has its own special flavor and when I sunk teeth into it the experience delivered that familiar yet new kind of vibe and hit my hypothalamus with authority.
It was sublime...
Turns out, Datura has a lot in common with the opium poppy. It’s seeds are also hallucinogenic and mind-altering. But it is not classified as an illegal drug although it is a very dangerous plant. Native Americans used it in sacred ceremonies but warned its tribal members: “eat too much and don’t wake up.”
Frankly although I found both plants fascinatingly beautiful, I wasn’t about to try growing either one of them. As for the opium poppies, I didn’t want to risk tangling with the FBI. As for Datura, I didn’t want to risk a fatal dose...
In summary, the hitting is sporadic and prone to a plethora of strikeouts, the bullpen remains suspect most days, the young starters are still learning while they watch baseballs clearing the fences behind them, and their best infield glove can look dreadful at the plate.
But as we said in June they’re gritty gamers, a team more fun to watch than they have been for years. And the players who earlier had even die hard Tiger fans frequently look at the names on the back of their unis and say “Who?” have begun to establish themselves...
Award-winning folk and Americana artist Ralston Bowles will perform at the Dogwood Center on Friday, August 13 at 7:30 p.m. Bowles is a uniquely compelling troubadour whose influence and songs reach across the United States and the globe.
The musician and singer-songwriter has released several critically acclaimed albums – including “Carwreck Conversations” and “Rally at the Texas Hotel” – containing songs that have been covered and reinterpreted by a host of indie-folk artists, from Peter Mulvey to Caroline Aiken. He has frequently toured the United States and Europe, sharing stages with the likes of Bob Dylan, Shawn Colvin, Arlo Guthrie, Hothouse Flowers and many more.
If you or your family are living near or visiting Michigan waters in summer or fall months it is important to be aware of the potential for harmful algal blooms (HABs).
HABs form due to a rapid overgrowth or bloom of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae. Cyanobacteria are naturally present in lakes, rivers and ponds. Unfortunately, some cyanobacteria produce toxins, called cyanotoxins, that can be present in cyanobacterial blooms, which at higher levels can be harmful to people and animals.
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Not fatigued, I mean are there more unused tires hanging around the garage, shed, backyard etc. that you would like to dispose of once and for all? Then here’s your chance at being tireless (except for those you’re driving on of course).
The Board of Public Works is...
Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial is offering a free suicide prevention training to all community members on Tuesday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The training will be held at NCRESA Educational Service Center, Media Center Rooms 148/149, 4747 W. 48th St., Fremont, MI 49412.
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.
Bev Abma and Ron DeWeerd will be walking 75 miles throughout West Michigan to raise support for Growing Hope Globally, an organization both were involved in founding in 1999. The walk will begin with a send-off at First Reformed Church in Fremont on Aug. 11 and will culminate with Dairy Day at Nutrien Ag Solutions in Wayland on Aug. 21. The public is invited to join the walkers or participate in one of the events being planned along the way...
Anna Hart is a detective in the San Francisco area who specializes in missing people. But a personal tragedy causes her to escape her everyday life and head to northern California, where she spent the majority of her childhood. While there she gets sucked into investigating a teenager’s disappearance.
While working through the crime she grapples with her own life’s hardships, both past and present. The loss of her adoptive parents, the tragedy that befell her that caused her to leave San Francisco, the trauma of her childhood...
Newaygo County will hold an online auction beginning Monday August 2, 2021 at 1pm and ending Thursday August 5th at 1pm for parcels foreclosed due to nonpayment of the 2018 Property Taxes. Potential bidders can get a copy of the auction list for free from the county website.
A hard copy is available at the Treasurer’s Office for $7.50 ($1.50/page).
There is a list of FAQ’s regarding the auction on the Treasurer’s webpage as well, under “Properties for Auction”. Any questions related to the auction process itself, payment terms, etc.. should be directed to BippusUSA at 1-800-686-6416.
You’ve likely seen the ads before. Maybe you’ve even considered combining your personal appreciation for the art of driving with a chance to bring in a little extra cash?
Beyond the usual requirements found at the end of this article we thought perhaps hearing from someone who has experienced being ‘at the wheel’ of the effort to bring both vittles and a visit to some of the senior members of our county community.
We caught up with Kim Mcclernan, one of the drivers for M.O.W. and posed a few questions.
I’ve heard from people “I’ve tried meditating and it just doesn’t work for me.” Tell us how this is different than the standard image people have of meditation
I tried other techniques before being introduced to TM. They were difficult and I found very few benefits. Within a few days after learning TM I knew it was different: it was easy to do and the benefits, although subtle, were there right from the beginning...
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