On this cool crisp mid-October Monday morning about 30 or so folks from a number of entities throughout the county gathered along the back section of the River Hills neighborhood in Newaygo to celebrate the fruition of a groundbreaking (in the most literal sense of the word) effort.
Sable Homes, in cooperation with project consultants Fishbeck, the City of Newaygo, Newaygo County, and the Michigan Land Bank Authority, kicked off phase two of the expanding neighborhood in Newaygo with...
Tis the Season.
No, not The Big One. We have plenty of time for that, though it was announced at N3 World Headquarters & Upcoming Noel Nook that Hallmark would begin their new season of Christmas movies this coming Friday so…
We’re talking Halloween, the fan favorite of those who revel in spinning their creativity into pumpkins, costumes, decor, and creepy porch and yard scenes.
With a couple of weekends left in October we thought we’d compile a few spooktacular events coming to this part of our bipeninsular paradise.
From our friends at MDOT:
Newaygon Road Work Continues.
Lane closures for watermain work will be in place through November 5 on northbound M-37 from East Street to River Street.
Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial is temporarily adjusting hours of operation at the lab in Newaygo, located at 211 West Pine Lake in Newaygo for the week of Oct. 18.
The Newaygo lab’s new temporary hours are: Wednesdays-Fridays, from 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The lab closes during lunch, noon-1 p.m.
The lab at Gerber Memorial hospital in Fremont is open Mondays-Fridays, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon.
At one point it was announced that we had reached a mile down. Though convinced it was at least 3 times that distance I was elated that we had possibly reached a milestone and could begin the arduous trek upwards.
“There’s a rest stop with a bathroom up ahead. Mind if we go there?”
How far is it?
“Just another ½ mile or so.”
Feeling emotionally deflated and yet swept up in my ego driven need to prove my mettle I hitched the pack back on and we continued. When we finally arrived at the rest stop it became time for the return.
Usually this time of year, I’m cleaning out my garden bed, adding some mulch or compost and wondering how long it will be until the new seed catalogs arrive.
But this fall, my garden is still going strong …arugula, parsley, onions, and kale are at their prime. The earliest prediction for first frost isn’t until the end of October.
So my fall gardening plans are changing. Instead of pulling out my herbs, flowers and veggies, I plan to...
Individuals can now go online to schedule outpatient lab appointments at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital and Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial.
“Spectrum Health is excited to offer online scheduling for outpatient lab appointments that individuals can do at their convenience, on their own time, with a few taps of a smartphone or clicks of a mouse,” said Julie Ward, Spectrum Health lab manager
The Northern Michigan Public Health Alliance (NMPHA), is made up of 7 local health departments covering 31 counties. NMPHA provides leadership and facilitates the development of a common agenda, shared measurement, mutually-reinforcing activities, and continuous communication.
This survey is intended for anyone who lives (permanent or temporary) in the 31 counties of Northern Lower Michigan. This survey can be taken online or via paper format. This survey will close Sunday, October 31 at 11:59 pm. This survey is available in English and Spanish.
MiThrive community survey
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This is the fifth time I have been terrorized by the trail's fantastic cast of horrifying characters. I brought along my two teens and four of our bravest neighbors. This was going to be the first haunted experience for one of our group members. Being just 12 years old, she was finally old enough to get the crap scared out of her. There were a few younger kids there, but parent’s beware, it may not be suitable for some. Also, if you have a heart condition or are sensitive to strobe lights, you might want to sit this out.
Five and a half years ago and just a couple weeks after we launched Near North Now I received a call from Amy Drilling, a nurse at Gerber Memorial, about running a story in our fledgling journalistic endeavor about an initiative she was part of. It seems a group of nurses were discussing the idea of establishing a cost-free volunteer-staffed home to provide care for those who are facing the end of life stages.
After meeting with her I began the article thusly...
Michigan’s public lands offer a great chance to see birds and other wildlife while spending quality time in the great outdoors. But maybe you’re concerned it’s not safe to hike or go birding in the woods during hunting season – the good news is hunting is a very safe sport, and, with a little knowledge and preparation, you can confidently enjoy birding during any hunting season.
Here are some tips...
After shifting to virtual visits and events in 2020, this year’s event drew students and families from across Newaygo County to learn more about post-secondary education, career opportunities, and financial aid. WE CAN! Newaygo County—the local career and college access network—and Fremont Area Community Foundation organized and sponsored the event.
With the school year well underway, District Health Department #10 wants to remind parents of the guidelines for when their children can attend or need to stay home from school or childcare. COVID-19 rates in our area continue to be high, especially in school aged children. We are also seeing higher than expected respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity. RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially...
The class on Oct. 20, will be for children 6 to 24 months old. The sessions are from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The classes are free and participants who register will receive a free gift. The sessions are held via virtual classrooms...
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