An anonymous family has generously donated 155 acres of natural land along the glittering waters of the Little South Branch of the Pere Marquette River to the Land Conservancy of West Michigan.
“We are excited to add a new publicly accessible preserve to the suite of protected lands in the Big Forests & Wild Rivers focal region identified in our Strategic Conservation Plan,” said Conservation Director Justin Heslinga. “Under our management, the landscape will continue to support a diverse community of life, including bobcats, foxes, and more.”
In late 2021 The Right Place announced the debut of a new and improved model of regional economic development partnerships for participating counties across West Michigan. The new format is expected to amplify economic development efforts across the region by empowering full-time county executive directors to drive long-term growth opportunities with the support of The Right Place.
As part of these efforts The Right Place has recently hired executive directors to lead economic development efforts in the counties:
This spring there has suddenly been a bit of a run on some long held records at Fremont High School. Marks set by student athletes from the previous century whose feats have held a spot in the record books for three decades.
On May 6th at the Lake City Invitational Kennedy Christoffersen not only added to the number of first place finishes she has notched this season in the 100m Hurdles but broke the school record with an even 16 second performance that shattered the previous mark of 16.14 set just a mere 3 decades ago by Joy Witte Bullis who could be attending a 30 year class reunion soon...
Enter one of the most magnificently ridiculous conspiracy theories in recent days… Birds Aren’t Real. True. According to the group promoting this, the government has secretly replaced all the birds with look-alike bird drones. Beginning in 1959 and continuing through 2001, 12 billion birds were replaced with surveillance drones. They’re out there keeping an eye on all of us, and reporting back to the government….
The television news program 60 Minutes recently had a piece on the movement. It was interesting to watch as the group moved from city to city passing on the information that our feathered friends are not what they seem. In spite of the laughability of the whole thing, there were people who...
“The best part of being a nurse are my coworkers, our friendships, and to know that I’m surrounded by a great team that works well together and is committed to our mission of caring for our patients,” she said. “Being a nurse is rewarding because you come into work every day knowing you’re going to make a difference in someone’s life. For anyone who’s considering a career, nursing is truly rewarding because of the positive impact you can make.”
Kelly Smith is running to be your House Representative in the state of Michigan. He may not be a polished politician, but he knows how to make a positive difference at our Capitol.
Kelly was privileged to work his way to become manager at the road commission, where his duties included serving on several statewide committees to serve as an advocate for all Michigan county road commissions in Lansing for issues regarding funding, technology, and much more. His work taught him the benefits of hard work, friendship, collaborating with others, and the value of a dollar...
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NCMH – 50th Anniversary celebration
“I was the first clinical hire of the agency – Glen Erard, the first Director of the Agency, hired me to move Newaygo County residents out of state institutions and back into Newaygo County. We had a lot of people both in Traverse City State Hospital and the Muskegon Regional Center that didn’t need to be there. It was a standard practice for babies born with disabilities for the parents to be told by their family doctor that the child needed to go to an institution. People didn’t know any different...
Typhoon Rai, known in the Philippines as Super Typhoon Odette, was a powerful and catastrophic tropical cyclone that struck the Philippines in December 2021. The storm devastated the central Visayan Islands including the island where Spectrum Gerber Physical Therapist Ethel Lobrigas was born and where her family still resides.
Ms. Lobrigas is well known throughout the Newaygo County area for being an instructor in the art of Qigong/Tai Chi and has often volunteered her services for community events.
Though months have passed, the residual effects of the disaster continue to impact the lives of the Bol-anon community.
In an effort to provide much needed assistance to the people of the Bohol province Ms. Lobrigas has organized a benefit concert to be held at the Dogwood Center on June 10th...
Local guitar duo, Lee and David Middleman, known for their hand-built instruments, Swingtooth Guitars, and featured in past West Michigan Luthier concerts, make up a portion of the quartet. They are joined by Chris Cudworth on bass, and Pat Eickenroth on percussion, both sought after participants in several eclectic groups across Michigan. he synergy among the four is part of their own enjoyment in crafting new ways to express their favorite timeless material of early swing, bebop, sultry ballads and lively bossa nova.
Tickets are $12.50 and are available online at www.dogwoodcenter.com, at the Dogwood Box Office, or at NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont, or just click here!
NCMH – 50 years
I was asked to write about how I entered into the field of mental health, and about my training, my practice and my experience. There is a tendency for people to enter the field due to having some vested interest from having a family member struggling with mental health, or struggling themselves. While problems existed in my family, my path was to it as a result of finding it interesting and connecting with it when taking classes in college.
My career began working in a program that assisted families in their efforts to avoid removal of their children or reunify them after...
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And what better time to make a decision as to who you want to spend your life with?
Love is a truly cool thing when it's working well and the act of putting a stamp on it, making it known to all who care to know that ‘we are a couple’ is a wonderful way to honor that love.
A way to elevate it to another level.
So here are the couples who recently made their way to the Newaygo County Clerk’s office to take not a leap, but more of a dance, as they sway and spin into the next stage of their life. Together...
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is pleased to announce the lineup for the newly expanded Tuesday Evening Music Club, with a diverse schedule of live bands and programming ranging from jazz to indie, rock to folk, ballet and more. Now including concerts in June due to the growing popularity of the series, Tuesday Evening Music Club brings talented local and regional musicians to the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater stage starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings—free to Meijer Gardens members and included with admission for other guests—throughout June, July and August.
pectrum Health Foundation Gerber Memorial will host a golf scramble fundraiser on Friday, June 10, at Waters Edge Golf Course in Fremont to support health care access and transportation needs among community members. The scramble starts at 9 a.m., with lunch at noon. Waters Edge is located at 1100 Ramshorn, Fremont, 49412.
Proceeds from the 22nd Annual Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Golf Scramble will enable Gerber Memorial to offer transportation assistance to patients who do not have the financial means of transport to, from and between home and medical facilities.
Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial is offering three free suicide prevention trainings open to all community members. Three sessions are in Newaygo County and one is in Muskegon County.
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