Peter Pan Dances Into The Dogwood
The GR Ballet School Junior Company presents “Peter Pan” at Dogwood on February 18
Peter Pan comes to life in Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company’s rendition of the classic story performed at the Dogwood Center On Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. Choreographed by Junior Company Artistic Director Attila Mosolygo, this performance is perfect for kids of all ages. Peter Pan has all the fun and exciting elements of the story, like pirates and mermaids and the vividness of a child’s imagination.
This program is funded in part by grants from the Fremont Area Community Foundation and The Gerber Foundation.
Celebrating its 45th anniversary this season, the Grand Rapids Ballet remains committed to...
Dinosaurs Coming To The Dogwood!
The Dinosaur Diary of Dr. T-Rex with Rexie the T-Rex at Dogwood on February 5
The Dinosaur Diary of Dr. T-Rex with Rexie the T-Rex will on the Dogwood Center main stage February 5 at 3:00 p.m. Prehistoric fun and laughs happen fast in this action-packed, up-beat, audience interactive show with unexpected surprises and thrills at every turn.
Kids love that Dr. T-Rex is off-the-wall, wacky and a ton of fun. Parents and teachers love that the messages are powerful and designed to enhance classroom lessons. With realistic, life-size dinosaur puppets, audience participation, museum quality fossils, amazing acts of astonishment and...
And The Beat Goes On-Bulldog Basketball and Schuberg’s Bar and Grill
By Charles Chandler
When our local one-percenters and winter wimps have fled to Florida and the snow pile in Rosenberg’s Hardware parking lot is high enough to ski down the real White Cloud sports fans know it is time to cross the Muskegon River and head to the Ferris State campus in Big Rapids and root for the Bulldogs.
Ferris State is a great academic institute and fields great basketball and hockey teams. My preference is basketball, while wife Dianne likes both but leans toward hockey having grown up in Montreal playing hockey in local parks and homemade rinks. My 96 year old Mom-In-Law, Mrs. Dorothy Taylor lives in a lovely retirement facility in Denver but still roots for the Montreal Canadiens.
For me I was born and reared in the Deep South where the only hard water I ever saw was in the snow cone machine at the local Dairy Queen. My first ever hockey game at Ferris State required some explanation from Dianne as to why the young hockey players were slamming each other into the wall and...
Megan Again: Not Teen Mom, Mom Of Teen
By Megan Wirts
I am officially the mother of a teenager.
My oldest small person, who isn’t quite so small anymore, turns 13 years old today. I thought I would mark this momentous occasion with a letter to her on this special day.
Dear Sweet Girl on your 13th Birthday,
When you were born, I was awestruck. You had your daddy’s eyes, jet black hair and the lowest, raspiest and sweetest sounding cry that I had ever heard. You were this tiny human being that I was given the great and amazing privilege of loving for the rest of my life, and I have loved you from the start.
I hope you know how much your daddy and I absolutely adore you, but in case you don’t, I’m going to tell you. You are ...
A Few Minutes With: Chef Tracy
Today’s review in our pages features one of the meals offered monthly at Hit The Road Joe in Croton. Being inquisitive kind of folks N3 wanted to learn a bit more about the creator of these events so we sat down with Chef Tracy Filipek-Murrell and posed a few questions.
N3- Do you have a regular crowd or do you draw a lot of first-timers?
Tracy- A little bit of both. We are always happy to see familiar faces come back time and time again, but even more exciting is seeing...
A Memorable Feast In Croton
By Ken DeLaat
Who among us does not enjoy the pleasures to be derived from partaking in a memorable repast that fills the senses and embodies the spirit?
Here at N3 World Headquarters and Rocksalt Reserve, food is a pretty important portion of daily living and while the fare at home is always top notch one likes to venture out in search of an untried entity.
In addition to the array of eateries we have in our parts that are well known and frequented by many, there exists a smattering of unique, out of the way, and familiar to but a few culinary experiences that are sprinkled through this area.
Being one who doesn’t merely enjoy epicurean adventures...
Megan Again: Broken Dishes
By Megan Wirts
There I was in the middle of the kitchen surrounded by shards of glass. It had happened again. Another glass dish dropped on the floor. Another mess to clean up and one more mixing bowl gone, I had already broken 3 others. “This is why I can’t have anything nice,” I thought to myself as tears started to well up in my eyes.
I was attempting to make a cake just for fun, because baking relaxes me and I love cake. As I reached into my cupboard and grabbed the glass mixing bowl I wanted, I lost my grip and it shattered into hundreds of pieces. Just as I was about to cry, I overheard my son...
'The Luthiers Are Coming!'
NCCA-Artsplace West Michigan Luthier Concert - February11
The NCCA-Artsplace West Michigan Luthier Concert is the ultimate combination of music and visual arts. On Saturday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dogwood Center’s Black Box, this concert will combine the beautiful artistry of local luthiers, stringed instrument makers, from throughout West Michigan with the talents of gifted musicians.
This great evening will begin with TW Felty, Don Bremmer and Fred Kacos of Great Lakes Academy of Guitar Building.Felty and Bremmer have decades of experience building custom guitars and are now...
Review: Sleeping Beauty Enchants
By Ken DeLaat
Photo by Rhonda Buter
The Russian National Ballet Theater came to the Dogwood Center Tuesday evening for an endearing performance of Sleeping Beauty and succeeded in capturing the hearts and imagination of their audience.
Especially the younger segment of the crowd.
Before the performance we watched as a parade of young lasses dressed up in their finest fare and accompanied by ample accessories from tiaras to tutus entered the theater looking more than a little excited to be there.
When the Dogwood’s Tracy Streichhirsch came on stage for the intro she remarked on the number of young ladies there for the show and...
Megan Again: Winter Woes
By Megan Wirts
I’m cold and I don’t like it!
I say that constantly throughout this time of year. I’ll admit it, I’m a whiny baby when it comes to being cold. During the winter months, you will find me bundled up in multiple layers and huddled underneath a heated blanket as often as possible. When I‘m somehow forced to go out into the frigidly cold weather you will see me covered in hats, scarves and mittens all the while complaining and shivering.
I used to love the winter. There once was a time when I would grab my ice skates and walk to the pond across the street from my house nearly every single day. It didn’t matter if the temperature was -10 degrees. I would turn on my walkman, put my headphones on over top of my hat and...
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