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The Rustic Roof

 

Are you looking for that special something to make a room feel comfortable and homey? How about some vintage and rustic décor? Look no further than the Rustic Roof, 6 S. Main, in Cedar Springs. They may have exactly what you are looking for.

The shop, opened by Dawn Reyburn, specializes in floral design, rustic wedding décor, wooden signs, antiques, candles and more.

Dawn feels that the different talents of the artists, builders, and wedding planners they use make their business unique, and their prices give them an edge over the competition.

“We hope to grow into a prosperous business for people to come to for all their decorative needs,” said Dawn.

The business is open 9 to 4 Monday and Tuesday, 9-7 Wednesday, 9-3 Thursday, Friday 9-4, and Saturday 9-2. For more information call (616) 696-2516.

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Advance Auto now open

On September 24th Advance Auto held a ribbon cutting ceremony

On September 25th Advance Auto held a ribbon cutting ceremony

Advance Auto, the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in the United States, opened a new store at 4177 17 Mile Road, on September 24, and held a ribbon cutting September 25.

Company officials said they chose this location for the store because it’s convenient to where their customers live and shop, as well as the garages where they take their vehicles for repair.

Advance Auto bought CarQuest in 2014, and employees of the local CarQuest, 70 N. Main Street, are now all working at Advance Auto. “CarQuest has been a legacy in this town,” said Scott Horn, manager at Advance Auto. “They have been filling the need for auto parts for many years, and that’s our goal, too. We are happy to have been able to bring them over and have added jobs, too. We have combined our expertise, and are really excited to be here.”

The new store offers customers a wide range of parts and recognized national brands as well as several free services. Store team members will provide free installation for your new windshield wipers and also offer a complimentary check of the vehicle’s electrical system and old battery, as well as provide free installation of a new battery with purchase on most vehicles. They also provide free checks on alternators and starters.  The store also services local commercial customers, and offers fast parts delivery to local commercial customers, such as professional mechanics and garages.

The store is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Rotarian receives award from Lions

Rotarian Aaron Gauger (left) receives the 2015 outstanding service award from Lions Club member Art Probst (right).

Rotarian Aaron Gauger (left) receives the 2015 outstanding service award from Lions Club member Art Probst (right).

The Cedar Springs Lions and Rotarians recently shared an evening of fellowship, food, and service opportunities at their annual picnic. The Lions and Rotary clubs are the two largest service organizations in the world.

Rotarian Aaron Gauger, of White Creek Lumber, was awarded the 2015 outstanding service award by Lion Art Probst. The decorated door has become a traditional award the clubs share.

Most all of the 36 club members and their spouses were in attendance.

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New building at Montcalm fairgrounds

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There is a brand new addition to the Montcalm County Fairgrounds. This new building was the result of a generous anonymous donation and the hard work done by members of Montcalm County Horse Leaders. The structures main purpose will be to serve as an escape from the weather, as well as hosting events. The pavilion is handicap accessible and provides electrical outlets to fairground patrons. Along with these features, the pavilion will also provide a shaded area to view events, as well as tables for eating. It is expected to be a highly beneficial addition to the fairgrounds.

“This is just one example of what has been achieved on the fairgrounds through volunteer efforts. The Montcalm County Horse Leaders should be commended for the dedication and pride they have displayed through their efforts on the fairgrounds,” said a spokesperson for the Montcalm County Fair Association.

For more information, please visit www.montcalmcountyfairgrounds.com.

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Cedar Springs Brewing Company

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Cedar Springs Brewing Company held an open house on Red Flannel Day, to give residents a sneak peek inside. They served their homemade sodas and brats. They are still waiting, however, to finally get the go ahead to finally open.

“It was wonderful to see so many people turn out for our sneak peek open house,” said owner David Ringler. “We hope you enjoyed everything you saw, and please know there is more to come. We are still several weeks from opening as we await our permanent occupancy permit, Michigan Department of Agriculture approval and our final MLCC inspection.”

If you want to be informed, you can sign up for their emails on their website at www.csbrew.com. They are also taking orders for their Stammtisch Club at www.csbrew.com/stammtisch. Ringler said that members would be the first people invited in when the time comes.

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Spectrum Health United Hospital opens walk-in clinic

 

You asked, Spectrum Health United Hospital has listened.

The Convenient Care Walk-In Clinic, located at 1202 W Oak Street, across from the United Hospital, opened October 5 and is making primary care more “convenient” by offering extended hours and weekend access to all.

Spectrum Health recognizes that health care doesn’t always follow a doctor’s schedule. The Convenient Care Walk-In Clinic is open Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“The concept for the Walk-In Clinic was developed based on feedback received from the community, who expressed a desire to have an alternative to the emergency department for after-hours primary care,” said Brian Brasser, President of United and Kelsey Hospitals. “The feedback was evident in our recent Community Health Needs Assessment, it has been brought forward by our Patient and Family Advisory Council, and also during one-on-one conversations out in the community.”

The clinic will be staffed with a Physician Assistant and a team of registration and clinical staff.  Dr. Kaushal Kalra from Greenville Family Medicine is the supervising physician for the clinic.

Whether you are a current patient or not, the Convenient Care Walk-In Clinic can provide the care you need, when you need it, and your care will be coordinated back to your provider. “Our priority is to grow and support the network of really amazing primary care providers in our community, and the clinic is not intended to replace that provider/patient relationship. Rather, it is designed to be an affordable and clinically effective way to support that relationship by providing access when the provider is not available,” said Todd Boonstra, Physician Assistant.

Patient financial responsibility varies with insurance coverage, but typically, Urgent Care and Emergency room visits will have higher copays and costs to the patient. The Convenient Care Walk-In Clinic is designed to offer additional access options at a more affordable price similar to the costs of a primary care office or specialist.

“The clinic will care for needs such as insect bites, rashes, coughs, congestion, flu-like symptoms, sore throats, and sports physicals for school. After seeing us for this visit, we send a full after-visit summary of care back to the primary care physician so they are aware of care given outside of their management and can continue follow up care for the patient as needed,” explained Juliane Giles, Practice Manager. “If your need is more severe and cannot be treated in the clinic, we will immediately notify the ER of the need and direct the patient from our office to the ER.”

For more information about the Convenient Care Walk-In Clinic, please call 616.754.4685.

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Cedar Springs Brewing Company update

Post photo by J. Reed.

Post photo by J. Reed.

The work at Cedar Springs Brewing Company, at the corner of N. Main and W. Maple Streets, is humming along. Signage on the north side of the building went up in the last week. What many people want to know is, when will they open?

“We’re hoping to have a “sneak peek” opening for Red Flannel with a Grand Opening to be announced shortly thereafter,” said David Ringler, of Cedar Springs Brewing Compnay. “We’re targeting mid-October.”

He said the goal is to have at least one or two beers for people to sample on Red Flannel Day, and a couple of food items. He noted that they are also doing a beer for the Red Flannel Festival’s Grand Lodge.

The business will seat 130 inside, and 90 outside in their biergarten.

They recently introduced details of their mug club. Visit www.csbrew.com for more info, and watch their Facebook page for more updates.

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ChoiceOne Bank supports Cherry Health with $50,000 Donation

Cherry Health Foundation and Cedar Springs Superintendent accept donation check from ChoiceOne Bank. Left to right: Chris Shea, CEO Cherry Health; Sharon Barton, Director of Development Cherry Health; Tasha Blackmon, Chief Clinic Operations Officer Cherry Health; Patricia Brown, Regional Manager ChoiceOne Bank; Jim Bosserd, CEO ChoiceOne Bank; Denise Gates, Cedar Springs Manager ChoiceOne Bank; Laura VanDuyn, Ed.D., Cedar Springs Schools Superintendent.

Cherry Health Foundation and Cedar Springs Superintendent accept donation check from ChoiceOne Bank. Left to right: Chris Shea, CEO Cherry Health; Sharon Barton, Director of Development Cherry Health; Tasha Blackmon, Chief Clinic Operations Officer Cherry Health; Patricia Brown, Regional Manager ChoiceOne Bank; Jim Bosserd, CEO ChoiceOne Bank; Denise Gates, Cedar Springs Manager ChoiceOne Bank; Laura VanDuyn, Ed.D., Cedar Springs Schools Superintendent.

ChoiceOne Bank is providing a donation totaling $50,000 over two years to Cherry Health, an independent nonprofit and comprehensive primary health care provider. Jim Bosserd, Chief Executive Officer of ChoiceOne Bank, said the money is targeted to fund an overall project totaling $1.17 million, and will go toward two projects in Cedar Springs and Grand Rapids and.

“As the local community bank, it’s important for us to support our families and our communities,” said Bosserd. “Cherry Health provides services to all individuals, regardless of their ability to pay. A sliding fee payment scale based on income and family size is available to those with no insurance. Healthy families make for healthy communities. That’s important to us at ChoiceOne Bank.”

The projects in Cedar Springs and Grand Rapids and will develop facilities to expand services at these two sites.

In the Red Hawk Building in Cedar Springs, services are provided to all 3,500 students and their siblings throughout the district ages 3 to 21. The facility offers a wide range of services from medical to behavioral, which allows for accessible care when and where students need it. Students and families are currently being served at the health center through the summer and into the 2015-2016 school year.

Innovation Central High School in Grand Rapids will move its medical facility from City High Middle School to Innovation Central, which serves approximately 800 students in Grand Rapids. The health center will care for all students ages 10 through 21.

 

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Coldbreak Brewing coming to town

 

Area residents who like to make their own craft beer will no longer have to drive to Grand Rapids for supplies. Coldbreak Brewing, a home brewing business currently located in Marne, will be moving into 81 N. Main, the former home of Liquor Hut.

The Cedar Springs Brewing Company bought the building earlier this summer, and was looking for a retail tenant that would complement the brewery.

“We are pretty excited about coming to Cedar Springs,” said Chris Musil, who is co-owner of Coldbreak Brewing, with founder Boyd Culver. “There are a lot of good things happening in Cedar, and it will be exciting to be right next to the brewery.”

He noted that a big draw to moving here is that northern Kent County is an untapped market in the home brewing business. “It’s about 25 miles to the closest store, and that’s in Grand Rapids,” he said.

Coldbreak Brewing will feature a large variety of grain, hops, yeast, and equipment, and will focus on classes ranging from introductory brewing to all-grain, as well as wine, cider and many other brewing related topics. They have been manufacturing quality home brewing and dispensing equipment since 2005.

Musil said they will begin moving some of their manufacturing equipment into the store in the next couple of weeks, and will open the store front by the beginning of October, in time for the Red Flannel Festival.

Visit their website at www.coldbreakbrewing.com.

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Advance Auto Parts

 

Construction is nearing completion on the Advance Auto Parts store on 17 Mile Road. The auto parts store, located on the lot where the Family Fare gas station used to be, is looking to open in late September, according to Laurie Stacy, of Advance Auto’s media relations department.

Employees of CarQuest, located at 70 N. Main, in Cedar Springs, will be moving into the Advance Auto Parts store. Advance Auto acquired CarQuest in January 2014. “We are excited that customers will be able to work with the same team they are used to working with,” said Stacy.

She said the stores usually have 10-12 employees, but it’s based on the size of the store. More info will be coming closer to the date of the opening.

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