Weight Management A New Year’s Resolution? Gerber Memorial Has A ProgramTo Help
Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial is launching a comprehensive weight management program, with a free informational session that is open to the public on Tuesday, January 31, at 5:30 p.m. at Possibilities Room No. 3 at Tamarac. Called Optifast, the program combines lifestyle education with medical monitoring and meal replacements.
“The Optifast program is a great way for individuals who want to reach their weight and health related goals. Participants get support from a class of people with similar goals and who will hold each other accountable, which can improve the chances for success,” said Ruth Barkel, Gerber Memorial community health program specialist and health coordinator for the Optifast program. “The power of Optifast is...
The Suggestion Box- New Years’ Eve
By N3 Fun Finders
“Each age has deemed the new-born year
The fittest time for festal cheer.” -Sir Walter Scott
It’s New Year’s Weekend and the Eve itself, the absolute mother lode of premier party atmosphere and anticipation is to be smack dab in the middle of it on a Saturday, no less.
There’s just something kind of mystical about New Year's Eve. It’s as if instead of being just another day there’s a chance, a slim opportunity in a very contained time frame, to morph into a new life. To become suddenly evolved based on what is pledged for the coming year. A transformational experience in a way. Nearly always temporary of course due to our endearing humanness, but...
Megan Again: Christmas Break
By Megan Wirts
Here we are smack dab in the middle of Christmas break. The last gifts have been unwrapped and the leftovers have all been eaten. The anticipation and excitement of Christmas Day has passed and now we can wind down before everyone must go back to school and work.
Some of you may still be visiting family or have guests of your own. Others may take this time to go to Disney World or anywhere warmer than Michigan. We are doing none of those things. The four of us will be spending our Christmas break cooped up inside our house driving each other nuts, otherwise known as spending quality time with each other.
I have to say...
Megan Again: Overcoming Gingerbread Adversity
By Megan Wirts
Gingerbread houses are an iconic part of the holiday season. Who doesn’t think of a cute little house made of cookies and candies when they think of Christmas? It’s a time-honored tradition for most households. However, when I was a kid we didn’t make gingerbread houses very often, and I understand now why my mother wasn’t a huge fan of them.
They are sticky, messy and really flipping annoying to make.
I’m just not a big fan of the candy covered houses, because I’m not a big fan of candy. If you have read my previous story about my “issues” with certain sweets, you will understand why I would rather not have something that involves gumdrops near me. *shudder* Anyway, it’s a long story. To put it simply, I don’t like candy, unless it’s chocolate…but I digress.
Then one night...
Calvin College January Series at the Dogwood Center
The 2017 edition of Calvin College’s award-winning January Series is once again at the Dogwood Center and features a solid lineup of speakers who are at the leading edge of some of the nation’s and world’s most critical and timely discussions. From Wednesday, January 4, through Tuesday, January 24, a host of nationally acclaimed speakers will continue those conversations on Calvin’s campus and viewed at remote sites like the Dogwood Center.
A few of the featured presenters in the series’ 30th anniversary year include...
And the Christmas celebrations in Fremont, White Cloud Newaygo Croton and Grant have completed their successful endeavors toward fostering an amiable atmosphere of collective community Christmas spirit.
And your shopping is nearly if not totally done.
You find yourself perhaps looking for some evening distraction, a way to...
Megan Again: Just Say Yes
By Megan Wirts
The cold fluffy white stuff blanketed our county and basically the entire state of Michigan the other day, giving us our first snow day of the season. Needless to say, my small people were thrilled.
Me? Not so much.
I was tired, grumpy and my neurological disorder, Dystonia, was giving me lots of grief and pain. The cold always makes it worse and I just wanted to curl up on my couch all day and watch Hallmark Christmas movies and drink coffee.
Alas, that wasn’t in the cards for me on that...
‘A Christmas Visit’ In The Cloud
Story and photos by Tracy Maike Kehr
Editor's Note:Stage Door Players recently put on a Christmas show and we asked local artist, parent, and N3 contributor Tracy Maike Kehr to share her experience (along with her photos) of the event.
The doors opened early at 1147 E. Wilcox Avenue White Cloud Saturday night as The Stage Door Players presented A Christmas Visit. An eager crowd filled the seats early to make it a nearly sold out show. Proud parents and family members quickly took their places to watch the performance their children have spent week rehearsing for.
Ms. Julie Hale opened the show with...
NCCA-Artsplace Winter Community Photography Contest Winners
The NCCA-Artsplace Winter Community Photography Contest is a free annual contest is for all ages and all levels of skill. The 2016 contest winners were selected by local artist Linda Moore.
The first place award was given to Jane Stroschin for her photograph “First Snow, Last Rose”. Margaret Price’s entry “Frosty Morning” took second place and Colleen Hall was awarded third place for “Snowflower”.
All entries will be on display through January 7 in the corridor gallery at NCCA-Artsplace, 13 East Main Street in downtown Fremont.
Miracle on 34th Street at the Dogwood on December 15
Come join us and celebrate the season as Capstone Theatricals present “Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 15 on the Dogwood Main Stage. The favorite holiday tale is set to music on stage for a fun-filled musical classic for the whole family.
In the storyline, Kris Kringle fills in for Santa Claus in the store on 34th Street. Kringle subsequently causes an uproar when he sends Macy’s customers to a rival store for better deals. But, when he claims he is the real Santa Claus, Kringle is forced to...
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