A Generis gift, goodbye market, football looms and Jerk Chicken anyone?
ONE DAY LEFT TO NOMINATE!
Got a favorite teacher? Of course you do. Well, Sui Generis is giving up a desk and chair to a teacher and the student who nominates said teacher with a Facebook video post, 1 minute or less, including the hashtag #suigenerisbacktoschool.
Student videos should include the student’s first name, grade + school, teacher’s name + position, as well as how their teacher has a positive impact on their life. Video entries can be posted anytime on Facebook, until 11:59PM on August 20th (Tuesday). Complete entry details can be found on the Sui Generis Home Furniture Back To School event page on Facebook.
The winning entry will be chosen by Sui Generis Home Furniture on August 21st.
Make that Sui Generous.
On Friday August 30th, the Newaygo Farmers Market will make its final appearance as organizers have made the decision to close early and not reopen next summer.
The market has been steadily dwindling the past couple of years for a number of reasons as fewer vendors have set up shop on Fridays leading to a decrease in shoppers... which is followed by less vendors...fewer shoppers and …..the tumbling continues.
Originally held in the parking lot north of downtown the market moved to Brooks Park several years ago and continued their Friday afternoon offerings.
Over the past few years the proliferation of other local options that are more economical for vendors than the seasonal fees charged at Newaygo along with the huge draw of the vibrant Muskegon market have been the likely culprits in drawing away vendors and bringing the Newaygo Market to a close.
The River Country Chamber and the City of Newaygo chimed in to thank John Mellema for all his years of service as the Newaygo Market Master.
N3 is well acquainted with Mr. M.who has guided the market through good times and not so good times. John is a great guy and a gifted conversationalist so we hope he will continue to make appearances at the Fremont market (Saturdays) and at the scorers table during the Packer hoop contests.
High School Football season is approaching. A week from Thursday (August 29) Fremont opens the season by welcoming in Ludington, Grant travels to Shelby for the annual Tiger/Tiger matchup, White Cloud goes to Wyoming to battle Lee and Holton visits Hart. Then the following evening (August30) Newaygo hosts Kent City and Hesperia brings in North Muskegon.
Man that was one quick summer.
Ok we’re aware of how outstanding the summertime take out rib dinners are at HTRJ (our most favored meeting place for good conversation and outstanding food including the ricotta pancakes that are to die for) but now Chef T. is tossing out a Jamaican Jerk Chicken dinner-to-go this coming Friday (5-7pm)with coconut jasmine rice caribbean black beans and sassy slaw.
We have been nagging Chef T. for months about contributing some of her chefery knowledge to our readers so when you stop in to pick up your JJC tell her how much you’d like to see her in our pages.
And don’t forget...desiderate pellucidity.