New Look Nativity To Be Unveiled At Christmas Walk
Story by The Art Squad
Photo by Maureen Roslanic
Last year during practice for the local community choir concert Linda Andrejcak mentioned that the Nativity set that is displayed each Christmas season was sadly in need of restoration.
The director stated that...
Megan Again:A Little Hallmark Hallelujah For The Season
By Megan Wirts
We all have that one thing that we love, but we sometimes feel a little bit embarrassed to share with people. Things that are deemed “not cool” by the masses. It can be your secret love of the Spice Girls or your true obsession with cross stitching pictures of kittens on pillows. No one is immune to it and I think if we shared these things with others we might find more kindred spirits than we may have realized were out there.
My thing, that I’m shamelessly not embarrassed about and am proud to share with the world, is something that...
The Suggestion Box- Let The Jingle Begin
By N3 Entertainment Bureau
This is a tough one, kind readers. I mean there’s other things going on and all, and for pity’s sake it’s been a month or so since I hit the movies and some of my favorite local and just-beyond-local dining establishments have been equally neglected in the barrage of busyness that seems to engulf so many of us these days. I’m relatively certain a couple of local bars will be having some music and it looks to be a great weekend for hiking or fishing or fire sitting and all to be sure.
But the event that not only bears mentioning but is being highlighted this week creates a bit of contradiction personally because...
Megan Again: And If You Swallow Watermelon Seeds…..
By Megan Wirts
When my younger brother was just a little boy he believed that there was an animal called a Meatloaf. According to him, this was a big hairy type of beast with big teeth and claws that people would hunt.
He even told elaborate stories about how he went out and killed a Meatloaf and then our grandma cooked it up and we ate it. Nobody told him otherwise for many years and when he found out that meatloaf isn’t literally made from a creature by the name of Meatloaf, he was...
Fall Donors Luncheon Presents Community Survey Findings
Fremont Area Community Foundation (FACF) donors gathered on October 27 for the Fall Donors Luncheon at the Stone Lodge in Fremont.
The luncheon focused on the findings from the Community Foundation’s recent community survey and community conversations. More than 600 individuals in Newaygo County filled out the survey and...
Theater Review: Beauty & the Beast – “A Must See”
By Megan Wirts
LionHeart Productions has done it again!
Since 1997 LionHeart Productions has been sharing the love of theater with the people of Newaygo County and beyond. This seasons fall musical is the stage adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice, book by Linda Wolverton.
Under the brilliant direction of Dana McKnight this classic fairy tale comes to life before our very eyes at the Grant Fine Arts Center November 4-6 and 11-12. This is her first foray with directing a musical production and we all hope that it is not her last.
In case you are not familiar with this beloved tale, it begins with a handsome prince rudely turning away a beautiful enchantress disguised as...
The Suggestion Box- Weekend Fun In The Near North
By N3 Entertainment Ensemble
The staff at N3 World Headquarters and Shoe Spotting Seminary is a bit weary from a whirlwind western wander that culminated in a return just hours before putting the keyboard to work on this week’s Suggestion Box. Crossing 6 states and a couple of time zones then backtracking after a week-long visit involving hiking Halloween and hunkering in with the ¾ of our grandchildren who maintain...
Newaygo Marching Band Seeks 3rd State Title
This Saturday the Newaygo Marching Band will be performing at Ford Field in hopes of taking home their 3rd MCBA State Championship win.
The Newaygo Marching band consists of 67 Newaygo High School and Middle School students and is under the direction of Ms. Katie Baynes. The Marching Band is currently experiencing...
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Gerber Memorial to host free, fun women’s health fair Thursday
Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial will host Girls’ Night Out, a free celebration of women’s health that will include free screenings, shopping and fun activities. An opportunity for women to ask questions about health, aging, menopause and other topics without limits, the event is open to the public and the media is invited to cover the health fair. The event will also feature...
Megan Again: The Battle Of The Winter Coats
By Megan Wirts
I am always cold this time of year.
When my alarm goes off each morning and I hit that snooze button, I dread crawling out of my warm and cozy cocoon of blankets because I know that I will immediately be cold.
My husband and I are always battling over the thermostat and I’m always covered in many layers of clothing. If I go outside, (Brr! I’m cold just thinking about it), I am wearing a coat, hat, scarf and gloves.
My kids on the other hand...
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