web analytics

Archive | Arts & Entertainment

The Post travels to Alaska


The Post traveled to Ketchikan, Alaska, with Arvid Kiander of Cedar Springs when he traveled there in August to visit his sister. Together with his son and daughter-in-law, Kevin & Shila Kiander, they traveled on an Alaska Marine Highway Ferry from Bellingham, Washington to Ketchikan, through the inner passage. 

It sounds like you had a great time! Thank you to the Kianders for taking us with you!

Are you going on vacation? Be sure to take along a printed edition of the Post and get someone to snap a photo of you or your family with it. Send it to us along with some info about your trip (where you went, who went along, what you saw) and send the photo and info to news@cedarspringspost.com. We will print as space allows. If you forget the Post, please do not photoshop it into a photo. Just take it with you next time!

Posted in Featured, News, The Post TravelsComments (0)

Velzy Park fundraiser


With their restroom under construction, the Velzy Park committee, Solon Township, has turned their efforts towards the purchase of playground equipment for the park. Fundraising is under way and local businesses have stepped up to help make the play area a reality.

On Tuesday, September 24, from 4-9 p.m., Big Boy, Cedar Springs, is hosting a fundraiser for the park. Twenty percent of all food purchases (with a flyer available at the township office, from their facebook page or at the event) will be donated towards playground equipment. There will be a silent auction as well, featuring donations provided by area businesses. The dinner will feature a taco bar as well.

The park has come together with the efforts of the community. Volunteers and donations have played a major role in its creation. Currently, Velzy Park includes walking trails, picnic tables, benches and a gazebo, with the restroom in progress. The committee is looking into memorial benches in the near future. For more information, contact Solon Township Office, 15185 Algoma Ave. or call 616-696-1718. Or check out their facebook page, Solon Township’s Velzy Park.  

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, FeaturedComments (0)

What to choose?


An angel suddenly appears at a faculty meeting and tells the dean of the college that in return for his unselfish and exemplary behavior, he will be given his choice of infinite wealth, wisdom, or beauty. Without hesitating, the dean selects infinite wisdom.

“Done!” says the angel, and disappears in a cloud of smoke and a bolt of lightning.

Now, all heads turn toward the dean, who sits surrounded by a faint halo of light. One of his colleagues whispers, “Say something wise.”

The dean looks at them and says, “I should have taken the money.”

Posted in Joke of the WeekComments (0)

Hometown Happenings

Hometown Happenings articles are a community service for non-profit agencies only. Due to popular demand for placement in this section, we can no longer run all articles. Deadline for articles is Monday at 5 p.m. This is not guaranteed space. Articles will run as space allows. Guaranteed placement is $10, certain restrictions may apply. You now can email your Hometown Happenings to happenings@cedarspringspost.com please include name and phone number for any questions we may have.

theTable at The Springs Church

Sept. 19,26: Meals are served every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

Sept. 19,26: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Praise in the Park

Sept. 22: The Sand Lake United Methodist Church invites you to the gazebo in Salisbury Park, Sand Lake, for a night of music and praise. Sunday, September 22nd at 6 pm. Bring a lawnchair and enjoy the music. #38

Senior Fitness Classes

Sept. 24,26: One out of three older adults fall each year and these falls are the leading cause of emergency department admissions. Falls can be a significant obstacle to healthy aging. There’s good news, too: physical activity has proven to help prevent falls. Senior Neighbors is pleased to be partnering with Cedar Springs Public Schools in offering a new fitness class in Cedar Springs! Open to anyone age 60 or older, these classes will focus on endurance, flexibility, strengthening, balance, and having fun. Classes began Tuesday, September 10th and will be offered each Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am in the board room at the Cedar Springs Public Schools hilltop building. Come when you can, do what you can do! Pre-registration is not required. These classes are available through the Kent County Senior Millage- donations are accepted, or use your Silver&Fit benefit! Call Julie Lake, Health and Wellness Coordinator at 616-233-0283 for more information. #33-42p

Healthy Tomorrows Program at Alpha Family Center

Sept. 26: Alpha Family Center has a new partnership with Christian Healthcare Centers and their Healthy Tomorrows program. This is a program that will provide prenatal, maternity care and well child care for mothers and children. We are planning on an Meet and Greet event on Thursday September 26 at Alpha from 4-6 pm for the community. #38

Volley for the Cure

Sept. 30: The CSHS Lady Redhawks Volleyball Program will be raising money for cancer research! Join us for a fantastically fun evening as our Lady Redhawks go up against Forest Hills Northern. Monday, September 30th from 5 to 9 pm at Cedar Springs High School, 204 E. Muskegon St. There will be a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle! Lots of great gifts to win when you bid and donate. You can purchase t-shirts with the logo Volley For a Cure. Because several of our families have battled or continues to fight thru cancer all proceeds will go to the Van Andel Institute specific to cancer research. #38

Posted in Hometown HappeningsComments (0)

Pastors and community leaders feud for a cause


Single tickets are now on sale for the sixth annual North Kent Connect (NKC) fundraiser, “North Kent Pastors’ Feud: Part Deux.” The event takes place on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 

Jeff “Spanky” Amlotte, from Mamrelund Lutheran, will be hosting a rousing version of “Family Feud,” along with emcee and NKC Board President, Michael Bohnsack. Joining them on stage will be numerous pastors and community leaders.

The 2019 fundraiser features a strolling small-plates dinner for guests to mingle and enjoy the venue before the festivities.  

“It’s a fun evening with 600 of your friends and colleagues,” said Claire Guisfredi, executive director at NKC. “We are grateful for all of the wonderful pastors, community leaders, and guests that help us to provide basic needs and empowerment programs for our neighbors in northern Kent County.”

Tickets are available to the public for $75 each, and table sponsorships are available as well. For more information, visit https://nkconnect.org/pastorsfeud2019/, or call North Kent Connect at (616) 866-3478. 

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, FeaturedComments (0)

Good Old Days


Grandpa was always going on about the good old days, and the lower cost of living, in particular. 

“When I was a kid,” he told me, “my mom could send me to the store, and I’d get a salami, two pints of milk, 6 oranges, 2 loaves of bread, a magazine, and some new blue jeans…all for a dollar!”

My eyes grew wide in amazement. “Wow!” I said.

Then Grandpa shook his head sadly. “You can’t do that anymore… they got those new-fangled video cameras everywhere you look.”

Posted in Joke of the WeekComments (0)

Hometown Happenings

Hometown Happenings articles are a community service for non-profit agencies only. Due to popular demand for placement in this section, we can no longer run all articles. Deadline for articles is Monday at 5 p.m. This is not guaranteed space. Articles will run as space allows. Guaranteed placement is $10, certain restrictions may apply. You now can email your Hometown Happenings to happenings@cedarspringspost.com please include name and phone number for any questions we may have.

theTable at The Springs Church

Sept. 12,19,26: Meals are served every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

Sept. 12,19,26: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Concert at Velzy Park

Sept. 12: Velzy Park concerts continue Thursday, September 12th featuring Country Strings, who we signed up after Roger Tawney played a couple of numbers at our June concert. Join us from 7 to 9 pm in the Solon Township Community Room – all are welcome! Information about Park events can be found at www.facebook.com/SolonPark. #37

Senior Fitness Classes

Sept. 17,19: One out of three older adults fall each year and these falls are the leading cause of emergency department admissions. Falls can be a significant obstacle to healthy aging. There’s good news, too: physical activity has proven to help prevent falls. Senior Neighbors is pleased to be partnering with Cedar Springs Public Schools in offering a new fitness class in Cedar Springs! Open to anyone age 60 or older, these classes will focus on endurance, flexibility, strengthening, balance, and having fun. Classes began Tuesday, September 10th and will be offered each Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am in the board room at the Cedar Springs Public Schools hilltop building. Come when you can, do what you can do! Pre-registration is not required. These classes are available through the Kent County Senior Millage- donations are accepted, or use your Silver&Fit benefit! Call Julie Lake, Health and Wellness Coordinator at 616-233-0283 for more information. #33-42p

Michigan Blood Drive

Sept. 17: This month’s Michigan Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, September 17th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church located at 140 S. Main Cedar Springs. The drive will go from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. To schedule an appointment visit https://donate.miblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/103966. A patient could be forced to pass up a lifesaving organ, if compatible blood is not available to support the transplant. #37

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts

Sept. 18,21: Looking for talented kids of all ages. The Red Flannel Talent Show is searching for singers, vocal groups, dancers, instrumentalists and variety acts for the Red Flannel Day Talent Show on October 5th. Come in and show us what you got. Tryouts on Wednesday, September 18th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, September 21st at 11 am at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. Dress rehearsal on October 1st at 7 pm. So, get together with friends and family and plan your act now. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on tryout day, please contact Len by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #36,37p

Bring Birds and Bees to Your Garden

Sept. 24: The Rogue River Watershed Partners invite you to a presentation by Amy Heilman, native plant enthusiast, landscape designer, and frequent presentor, who will give an illustrated talk about “Bringing the Birds and Bees Back to your Garden.” This Tuesday Talk is at the Rockford Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe, from 6:30 to 7:45 pm. All are welcome, no charge!

Posted in Hometown HappeningsComments (0)

The Post travels to Las Vegas


The Post traveled to Las Vegas with Pam and Lester Cooke, of Nelson Township, when they traveled there to celebrate their 24th wedding anniversary.

“We stayed at the Golden Nugget, saw the sites on Fremont street, visited the Mob Museum and relaxed around the pool,” wrote Pam.

It sounds like you had fun! Thanks for taking us with you!

Are you going on vacation? Be sure to take along a printed edition of the Post and get someone to snap a photo of you or your family with it. Send it to us along with some info about your trip (where you went, who went along, what you saw) and send the photo and info to news@cedarspringspost.com. We will print as space allows. If you forget the Post, please do not photoshop it into a photo. Just take it with you next time!


Posted in Featured, News, The Post TravelsComments (0)

Principal rounds


It was the first day of school. As the principal made his rounds, he heard a terrible commotion coming from one of the classrooms. He rushed in and spotted one boy, taller than the others, who seemed to be making the most noise. He seized the lad, dragged him to the hall, and told him to wait there until he was excused. 

Returning to the classroom, the principal restored order and lectured the class for half an hour about the importance of good behavior. “Now,” he said,” are there any questions? 

One girl raised her hand. “Please sir, may we have our teacher back?” she asked. 

“Where exactly is your teacher?” 

The girl smiled. “He’s in the hall, sir.”

Posted in Joke of the WeekComments (0)

Hometown Happenings

Hometown Happenings articles are a community service for non-profit agencies only. Due to popular demand for placement in this section, we can no longer run all articles. Deadline for articles is Monday at 5 p.m. This is not guaranteed space. Articles will run as space allows. Guaranteed placement is $10, certain restrictions may apply. You now can email your Hometown Happenings to happenings@cedarspringspost.com please include name and phone number for any questions we may have.

theTable at The Springs Church

Sept. 5,12,19,26: Meals are served every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

Sept. 5,12,19,26: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Free “Breakthrough” Movie Showings

Sept. 7, 8: Based on the impossible true story, “Breakthrough” movie will be shown locally for FREE. Movie showings and presentations from the true people (Joyce & John Smith and Pastor Jason Noble) featured in the movie will be on  Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8. On Saturday, September 7 at City Impact a Worship Service will be held at 5 pm and the outdoor movie at 6:30 pm with personal presentation afterward at the Cedar Springs Amphitheater, 107 N. Main St. (behind the library). Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. If raining it will be moved to City Impact, 288 N. Main St. On Sunday, September 8 Pastor Noble will be speaking at 9:30 am and 11:15 am at Resurrection Life Church, Rockford. The movie showing and presentation will be held at the Cedar Springs High School Auditorium, 204 E. Muskegon St., at 1 pm (doors open at 12:30) and 5 pm (doors open at 4:30) Free voucher required for entry with 620 seats per showing. Vouchers available at local churches and businesses, Cedar Springs City Hall, Cedar Springs Library, City Impact or contact Sue Wolfe at 616-696-8432. #34-36b

The Calvarymen Quartet at Snow Bible Church

Sept. 8: Snow Bible Church, 1877 – 18 Mile Road, Kent City, MI will be hosting The Calvarymen Quartet Southern Gospel music in concert on Sept. 8th at10:30 am. These men bring a love for the Lord that spills out in their performances. If you love tight harmonies, accapella singing, and traditional southern gospel, then a Calvarymen concert is just for you. You will see that worshiping the Lord can be a fun experience, and that God is still in the business of working in hearts and changing lives. Free Admission. Any questions please call John at 616-901-5275. #36

Senior Fitness Classes

Sept. 10: One out of three older adults fall each year and these falls are the leading cause of emergency department admissions. Falls can be a significant obstacle to healthy aging. There’s good news, too: physical activity has proven to help prevent falls. Senior Neighbors is pleased to be partnering with Cedar Springs Public Schools in offering a new fitness class in Cedar Springs! Open to anyone age 60 or older, these classes will focus on endurance, flexibility, strengthening, balance, and having fun. Classes begin Tuesday, September 10th and will be offered each Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30am in the board room at the Cedar Springs Public Schools hilltop building. Come when you can, do what you can do! Pre-registration is not required. These classes are available through the Kent County Senior Millage- donations are accepted, or use your Silver&Fit benefit! Call Julie Lake, Health and Wellness Coordinator at 616-233-0283 for more information. #33-42p

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts

Sept. 16,21: Looking for talented kids of all ages. The Red Flannel Talent Show is searching for singers, vocal groups, dancers, instrumentalists and variety acts for the Red Flannel Day Talent Show on October 5. Come in and show us what you got. Tryouts on Wednesday, September 18th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, September 21 at 11 am at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. Dress rehearsal on October 1 at 7 pm. So, get together with friends and family and plan your act now. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on tryout day, please contact Len by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #36,37p

Bramble Ramble is Sept. 21 at MCC

Sept. 21: The Montcalm Community College Nature Trails Committee’s fifth annual Bramble Ramble 5K Trail Run/Walk and Second Annual Mike Seaman Memorial 10K Run is Sept. 21 on the college’s Sidney campus. The 10K begins at 9 am, the 5K for walkers begins at 9:15 am and the 5K for runners begins at 9:30 am. Early registration by Sept. 13 is $20 per person or $35 for a family and includes a long sleeve T-shirt. Registration after Sept. 13 is on-site the day of the race and is $25 per person or $40 for a family. Please do not mail registrations after Sept. 13. For an entry form, visit www.montcalm.edu/bramble-ramble. For more information, contact Cheryl Meyer at cherylm@montcalm.edu, visit www.montcalm.edu/nature-trails, email naturetrails@montcalm.edu or visit the MCC Nature Trails Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MCCNatureTrails. #36

Posted in Hometown HappeningsComments (0)

advert
Cedar Car Co
Kent Theatre
Advertising Rates Brochure

Get Your Copy of The Cedar Springs Post for just $40 a year!