NCCA-Artsplace Statewide Photography Competition
The NCCA-Artsplace Statewide Photography Competition is an annual event with the goal of exhibiting and acknowledging some of the finest photographers in Michigan while encouraging greater growth and achievement in the photographic community.
With an entry deadline of April 13, photographers across the state are shooting and printing their favorite subjects for their entries in this year’s competition.
Michigan photographers, 18 years or older, are encouraged to take part in this juried competition. All photographic processes are accepted and...
The Suggestion Box-Events In Our Parts
By N3 Entertainment Team
We’re expanding a bit beyond the weekend for this version of The Suggestion Box. The denizens of N3 World Headquarters and Early Spring Channeling Consortium have always held the upcoming Tuesday in high regard since a long ago trip to New Orleans that produced a great deal of fun as well as some unfortunate incidents that are no longer spoken of in polite company.
Yes it is Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Carnival, the day of celebration before Ash Wednesday brings the onset of the Lenten season.
Two things have come to our attention about Tuesday. If ...
Flying Bear Books Opens March 1\
John and Marsha Reeves are planning on tossing open the doors to their new store this Wednesday. The couple, who will be in the same downtown Newaygo location as their worthy predecessor Bay Leaf Books, have issued an announcement about this latest addition to the downtown business landscape.
We seem to be having an early spring here in Newaygo County, and the new/old bookstore in Newaygo is sprouting up with the grasses. Flying Bear Books will open it’s doors for the first time for sales at 10 AM on March first.
We purchased the store contents from Bay Leaf Books in January and have spent the last several weeks creating a comfortable place for...
Megan Again: Is This How Beyonce Feels?
By Megan Wirts
Why do I put myself into situations that make me uncomfortable and scare the crap out of me? This is a question I was asking myself right after I got a phone call from FOX 17, a local news station based in Grand Rapids, saying that they want to interview me. Well, actually I was frantically asking myself, “WHAT HAVE I DONE!?!?” and hyperventilating a little.
After three deep cleansing breaths, I calmed down enough to call my husband and tell him that a news crew was coming to our house in three days to interview me about my experience with...
The Luthiers Concert- A Review
By Ken DeLaat
Photos By Faune Benson Schuitema and Cheryl Benson
11 years running and once again a packed house at the Dogwood Center’s Black Box as folks poured in to witness the latest version of The Luthier’s Concert.
Keith Caldwell, Jerry Roberts, Gene Calkins and Ian Tronsen opened the show with each on stage playing a creation from Keith’s workshop. The quartet proved to set the stage for the evening with a gentle set of familiar folks and bluegrass tunes.
They were followed to the stage by perennial Luthier performer Mark Swanson always an audience favorite. Swanson began with ‘Sunny Afternoon’ an old Kinks song and did a little political stepping out as he...
Camp Curious At The GR Public Museum
Registration Now Open For Summer Programs
Grand Rapids, MI: Camp Curious is now open for registration at the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM). Camp Curious is the Museum’s summer camp program that explores the wonders of science, history, culture, art and fun. For 9 weeks this summer, kids ages 4-14 can use the Museum as a learning lab in a variety of camp themes.
Camp Curious runs from June 19 through August 14 with various sessions available depending on age and interest. Discounts are available for enrollment in multiple camps and by registering multiple campers. Additionally, Museum members receive discounts off each camp.
Camp Curious offers sessions with a focus on a variety of themes from space exploration to building with Legos®, and from fossils to ...
The Weekend Suggestion Box- What's Doing,Where Its Being Done
By N3 Entertainment Team
Ballet Photos By Mindy Mosolygo
Much ado this weekend here in the Near North.
Here at N3 World Headquarters and Yellow Cat Kingdom we are looking at a full slate of activities so varied and diverse that it is difficult to imagine there not being something for everyone. In addition we’re heading into one of those February warm weather teasers over the next several days so the general mood of the populace should be lightened a bit AND this meteorological modification generally heralds the beginning of some serious shoe spotting.
I mean, of course, the litany of orphaned footwear lining the highways and byways of our fair land. Always just one and...
Megan Again: The Angst Of Valentine's Day (Thank You Alanis)
By Megan Wirts
During my middle school and high school years I absolutely hated Valentine’s Day. It started in the 5th grade when the student council held their annual Carnation Sale. You could buy a carnation for your special Valentine and have it delivered to them during class on Valentine’s Day. It was extremely romantic in my 11-year-old eyes and I couldn’t wait for my boyfriend, of a just a few days, to buy one for me.
He and I never actually spoke words to each other, but I had one of my friends tell one of his friends that I liked him and his friend told my friend...
Dam to Dam Benefits TrueNorth’s TrueMentors Program
NEWAYGO COUNTY, MI – Locally, TrueNorth has understood the importance of mentoring and has offered youth mentoring programs since 1976. Today, their TrueMentors program matches children with adult mentors in one-on-one connections that prove sometimes; all a kid needs is one more caring adult in their life to make a lasting, positive difference. Currently, there are15 children waiting to be matched with their mentors, and the annual Dam to Dam Ice Fishing Tournament is just about the easiest and most fun way to help make that happen.
Sponsored by Leinenkugel, WLAV, and Croton Bay Trading Post, this annual tournament, this year happening on February 18, is...
A Positive Will Always Beat A Negative
Julius Trapp White Cloud/Sherman Utilities Authority Manager Retires
Story and photos by Charles Chandler
On February 5th, a cold and blustery afternoon, many friends, family, and co workers gathered in the banquet room of the White Cloud Eagles #4170 at 461 N Evergreen to celebrate our own Julius Trapp’s retirement.
For the past 16 years Julius a good friend and family man has served as manager of the White Cloud/Sherman Utilities (WCSUA). Julius, along with Office Manager Becky Freeman, Senior Operator Stan Stroven Jr. and Maintenance Technician Josh Frantz operating with oversight from the five person board of the White Cloud/Sherman Authority serves over 1100 customers and maintains our complex sewage treatment facility and...
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