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Red Flannel Festival moves to Main Street Local researcher honored at museum Should you move turtle eggs? New library moving ahead Create an outdoor resort in your backyard  Researcher gives rare turtles head start  Family Fare Store up for sale Christmas in July? You betcha!
 
Red Flannel Festival moves to Main Street

Red Flannel Festival moves to Main Street

The Red Flannel Festival has a new home at 18 S. Main Street, most recently the home of Take Two Game Shop. The RFF bought the building from Terry and Diane Bengtson on June 27. Bengtson ran his State Farm Insurance business from that location before he retired several years ago. “Since 1969, the Bengtson’s […]

Red Flannel Festival moves to Main Street
Local researcher honored at museum

Local researcher honored at museum

By Judy Reed   For Betty Heiss, 91, doing genealogical research isn’t a job; it’s a passion. And on Wednesday, July 16, The Cedar Springs Historical Society honored Betty by naming their genealogical library after her. “It’s such an honor,” shared Betty through her tears, after the board surprised her with a plaque reading “Betty […]

Local researcher honored at museum
Should you move turtle eggs?

Should you move turtle eggs?

We had a question recently from a reader about a turtle nest he felt was in danger. Here is his email: There is what I believe is a snapping turtle nest up against a hot top road that I walk on a daily basis. I only noticed it because an animal dug up and destroyed all the […]

Should you move turtle eggs?
New library moving ahead

New library moving ahead

If you noticed stakes on the property just northeast of the firebarn, it’s because the Cedar Springs Public Library board recently voted to put the new library on the east side of the property. Board Chair Earla Alber gave an update to the City Council on the new library Thursday evening. The building will be […]

New library moving ahead
Create an outdoor resort in your backyard 

Create an outdoor resort in your backyard 

(NewsUSA) This year, many people will spend vacations at home instead of traveling. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), with a few updates to your outside lighting, you can enjoy a mini vacation at home. Believe it or not, it’s easier and less expensive than you might think to transform your existing patio, deck […]

Create an outdoor resort in your backyard 
Researcher gives rare turtles head start 

Researcher gives rare turtles head start 

To Jim Harding, spending nearly a lifetime studying wood turtles just makes sense. “These are very long-lived animals,” Harding said. “And if you want to understand them, you have to study them over a long period of time.” An instructor and outreach specialist with Michigan State University’s Zoology Department, Harding has been studying the wood […]

Researcher gives rare turtles head start 
Family Fare Store up for sale

Family Fare Store up for sale

Rumors have been swirling through the community for months that Family Fare, located at 4175 17 Mile did not renew their lease on the store, which is up in November. The Post called SpartanNash for confirmation and received this response from Meredith Gremel, Director of Corporate Affairs. “SpartanNash is continually looking at ways to coordinate […]

Family Fare Store up for sale
Christmas in July? You betcha!

Christmas in July? You betcha!

Want to cool off on a hot summer day? Think snow. Think sleigh bells and mistletoe. Think Christmas. Solon Market is hosting its third annual Christmas event this Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 15185 Algoma Ave. There will be cookies to decorate, pictures with Santa shared via Facebook, games and activities. Santa […]

Christmas in July? You betcha!

Rogue River Butterfly Count

17 July 2014

The Rogue River Butterfly Count was held on July 5, 2014 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. There was a light breeze with good sunlight to stimulate butterfly activity, and the temperature warmed from 62 to 80 F. Thirty-two species with 239 individuals were seen. Review the species listing and number of each species seen. […]

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Going deep for bass and walleye 

Going deep for bass and walleye 

17 July 2014

    by Jack Payne I like summertime fishing. Patterns get set and the same technique can work on multiple species on different lakes. An example is a recent outing on a northern lake that holds both walleye and bass. Some days I come armed with a nice fat crawler but on this occasion we […]

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New location for Take Two Game Shop

New location for Take Two Game Shop

17 July 2014

If you visit Take Two Game Shop at their new location at 43 N. Main Street (corner of Main and Elms Streets), you will find it a lot easier to browse their selection of video games, video game systems, and dvds. “We have a lot more room here,” said owner Shawn Kiphart. “We’ve needed this […]

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The Barn – on a mission

The Barn – on a mission

17 July 2014

For Victoria Merlington, owner of The Barn, a vintage and consignment shop at the corner of Main and Cherry Streets, in Cedar Springs, her business is about more than just vintage décor. It’s about helping others. All profits from her shop go to help the people of Honduras and her trips there to work with […]

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Kent County’s Delabbio elected VP of Professional Association

Kent County’s Delabbio elected VP of Professional Association

17 July 2014

Kent County Administrator/Controller Daryl Delabbio has been elected as a Regional Vice President of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Delabbio will serve alongside 20 other members of the ICMA Executive Board; his term runs for three years, and begins in October 2014. Delabbio has been in local government for 37 years, and has held […]

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ASK SCORE

17 July 2014

  By Bill Leete, SCORE Counselor The Business Plan The business plan is a document that should be prepared by each potential new entrepreneur prior to starting a new small business. The business plan, which consists of narratives, financial projections and action items requires research, planning and thinking about a business in a systematic manner. […]

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Avoid summertime tax scams

17 July 2014

  Ah, summertime! Warm days, rest and recreation and…tax scams. Thieves don’t stop victimizing unsuspecting taxpayers with their scams after April 15. Identity theft, phone and phishing scams happen year-round. Those three top the IRS’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of tax scams this year. Here’s some important information you should know about these common tax scams: […]

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Cedar Springs Author/Publisher Partners with the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum to Host Event Featuring Other Local Authors

Cedar Springs Author/Publisher Partners with the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum to Host Event Featuring Other Local Authors

17 July 2014

Cedar Springs, MI – This Thursday, July 17th, local author Amanda Litz is slated to host an event at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum called  AuthorPalooza! — a family–friendly event where kids will receive free books and get the chance to meet other local authors. Litz created this year’s event – hopefully the first of […]

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Ensley 5K Run/Walk

17 July 2014

  Picnic event to follow race   Ensley Township’s five-kilometer run and walk event will be held on Saturday, July 26. The race is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. at the Baptist Lake Park. Race day registration will start at 8:30 a.m. The registration fee for runners is $25.00 unless pre-registered by July 11. […]

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No Novacaine

17 July 2014

A woman and her husband interrupted their vacation to go to the dentist. “I want a tooth pulled, and I don’t want Novacaine because I’m in a big hurry,” the woman said. “Just extract the tooth as quickly as possible, and we’ll be on our way.” The dentist was quite impressed. “You’re certainly a courageous […]

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