A Christmas Visit Brings Christmas Magic
By Alexis Mercer
The holidays have always been magical for me. As I grow older and celebrate with my husband and my own children, the magic multiplies.
I am lucky enough to have one of my grandparents who is still with us. He happens to be 97 years old. A WWII Vet, he served in the Marine Corps at Iwo Jima. He’s a true American hero.
Recently I loaded my two boys into the Jeep and...
Season’s Makes Contribution To Autism Community
The Newaygo County Autism Community (NCAC) strives to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) around 1 in 68 children has been identified with some form of ASD. The Autism Community advocates, supports and...
With the cold weather beginning to take hold in our region Newaygo Mayor, Ed Fedell dropped of 50 new men's winter coats at TrueNorth Community Services to be distributed to those in need.
The coat donation was part of a collection drive at MassMutual MidMichigan, for which Mr. Fedell is Chief Operating Officer and Director of Advanced Planning.
TrueNorth Community Services is a private non-profit organization that builds communities with many services but one mission. That mission is to guide families to independence and build healthy communities. TrueNorth works to achieve these goals by addressing rural poverty, ensuring that youth thrive, building vibrant communities and providing innovative rural nonprofit leadership. TrueNorth continually improves a fluid and flexible array of services to ensure our community is a prosperous destination for all its members. This is a destination worth reaching - it is the mission that connects all TrueNorth’s efforts. To learn more about TrueNorth, visit www.truenorthservices.org or call (231) 924-0641.
Independent Bank Customers Make Christmas Brighter For Area Children
While the White Cloud area abounds with some of the most striking natural beauty in the region it is the kindness and benevolence of the people who reside there that shines through as its most compelling attribute.
With Christmas approaching the staff of Independent Bank once again appealed to their customers for donations to ensure the children of our area who reside in foster care will have presents to open for Christmas. This annual exercise in holiday giving has been an undertaking for...
Christmas Spirit Available At The Dogwood Tonight!
By N3 Entertainment Entities
Photos by Tracy Streichhirsch
“Oh, Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind... and that's what's been changing. That's why I'm glad I'm here, maybe I can do something about it.”-Kris Kringle ‘Miracle on 34th St,’
We are, good people, on the cusp of The Big Day.
Thought you had ample time left to prepare didn’t you?
Well you don’t.
We’re not talking about shopping since you’ve either had your outgoing gifts bought, wrapped, and stashed in a safe place by sometime in October (you know who you are) or despite being in a bit of an angst from having yet to start (everyone knows who you are), you won’t be scouring the stores looking for gifting redemption at any price until next Saturday.
We’re talking about getting those well planted seeds of...
N3 ShopLocal Suggestions: The Muskegon River Fly Shop
A safe port in the Blizzard
Story and photos by Charles Chandler
We Michigan winter steelhead fishermen call this week the in-between times. The Siberian Express has us socked in. I am looking at my kitchen window and the backyard wind chimes sounds like the White Cloud Band, the birds are flying aerobatic maneuvers as they try to latch onto the feeders, it is snowing sideways and the temperature and wind chill is insane and dropping.
I have reread my entire collection of Matt Supinski books, watched YouTube steelhead fishing tips and techniques until I am blind, drank a pot of coffee and munched up all Christmas cookies and it is only 9:00 AM.
I know those beautiful chrome bright steelhead are in the Muskegon river and I have that unrelenting need to fish. I also know...
Keep Your Holidays From Going Up In Flames!
Our Newaygo Fire Department Offers Fire Prevention Tips for a Safe and Festive Holiday Season
For most of us, the holiday season represents a time for family festivities and good cheer. What few of us consider is that the holiday season is a time when there is an increased risk of home fires. According to Newaygo Fire Department, many households engage in holiday activities that serve as some of the leading causes of U.S. home fires, including cooking. Christmas trees, candle usage and holiday decorations also significantly contribute to the seasonal causes of home fires. Add to that the hectic nature of the holidays, when people are trying to accomplish multiple tasks at one time, and the chance for home fires grows even more.
“As everyone gets busier during the holidays, we often...
The Suggestion Box- Weekend Happenings
By N3 Holiday Helpers
Our area is rife with Christmas Spirit and we at N3 World Headquarters and Holly Haven are resolute in our mission to keep our readers aware of every fa la la and ho ho ho that comes to our attention.
Last week was the Christmas Walk in Newaygo while our county seat hosted Christmas in the Cloud and this weekend the holiday action...
Christmas In The Cloud Brings Santa, S’mores, and Smiles
Story and photos by Tracy Maike Kehr
The River Country Chamber of Commerce of Newaygo County and the businesses of White Cloud collaborated to create a memorable, free downtown event for everyone.
I began my day watching two sets of horses and wagons gearing up in the Newaygo County Building’s North parking lot. Smiles were already being found as the horses were grinning ear to ear, ready to pull jolly riders singing Christmas carols down Wilcox Avenue.
After a short greeting I told the horses...
Christmas Walk Waves Its Wondrous Wand
By N3 Feature Framers
Photos By Lil DeLaat and Lesly DeLaat
The Christmas Walk!
Horses hauling wagons filled with folks up and down the street, carolers of all ages crooning Christmas tunes, kids running about the streets and sidewalks, and all the chestnut roasting, Santa sitting, hot chocolate sipping, seasonal merriment one can possibly pack into one evening.
The Newaygo High School Jazz Band kicked off the opening ceremonies with some lively covers of favored carols and...