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Teacher’s legacy spurs acts of kindness Motorcyclist killed in crash The Post travels to Portugal Band readies for competition Beijing students travel to Cedar Spring Smokey the Bear Back to School Bites Make Summer Fitness Fun Getting the most out of farmers markets and seasonal produce
 
Teacher’s legacy spurs acts of kindness

Teacher’s legacy spurs acts of kindness

By Judy Reed   Scotty Hazel, a teacher at Cedar Springs for 20 years, was loved by his students for his encouraging, selfless, and giving attitude. That legacy has lived on, even after his death last month from cancer. Soon after his death in July, a Facebook page was created called “Random Acts of Hazel.” […]

Teacher’s legacy spurs acts of kindness
Motorcyclist killed in crash

Motorcyclist killed in crash

A Rockford man died early Tuesday morning, August 12, when a car turned in front of the motorcycle he was riding. According to information released by the Michigan State Police, , 56, of Rockford, was traveling west on 17 Mile Road, near Barber Creek Avenue, in Tyrone Township, just before 6 a.m. when the accident […]

Motorcyclist killed in crash
The Post travels to Portugal

The Post travels to Portugal

Julie Crandall, of Cedar Springs, recently went to visit Sandy, her missionary daughter, who teaches at an international Christian school near Lisbon, Portugal. Sandy just finished her first year of teaching abroad and is home for a few weeks to visit family and raise financial support. While in Portugal, Julie and Sandy visited castles, palaces,14th-century […]

The Post travels to Portugal
Band readies for competition

Band readies for competition

The Cedar Springs High School Marching Band has been working hard on their 2014 marching show titled “Through the Bayou.” The band held their annual band camp last week, which consisted of 115 members attending 12-hour days, playing challenging music, marching in intense heat, and of course, hanging out with friends. The Cedar Springs Fire […]

Band readies for competition
Beijing students travel to Cedar Spring

Beijing students travel to Cedar Spring

A group of students from the prestigious Peking University Affiliated High School, in Beijing, arrived July 19, at the Gerald R Ford Airport, to begin an American adventure. They were greeted by area families who volunteered to host one or two students for the two-week program. Peking Affiliated High School was founded in 1901 and […]

Beijing students travel to Cedar Spring
Smokey the Bear

Smokey the Bear

After 70 years, Smokey Bear still plays a vital role in fire prevention. When the typical American thinks of wildfire prevention, the first image that comes to mind is surely that of the iconic Smokey Bear. Since the days of Smokey’s first words in 1944, “Smokey says, care will prevent nine out of 10 forest […]

Smokey the Bear
Back to School Bites

Back to School Bites

Family Features   When it comes to packing lunches and after school snacks for your little ones, it’s easy to get into a rut. But by making a few delicious and convenient choices in the grocery store, you can break away from the same old sandwich routine and serve up nibbles and noshes your kids […]

Back to School Bites
Make Summer Fitness Fun

Make Summer Fitness Fun

(Family Features) For most people, there is typically one main motivator for wanting to get in shape for the warmer weather months — they want to fit into the smaller, more revealing clothing of the season. Whether it’s a new swimsuit they’d like to purchase in a smaller size or they just want last year’s […]

Make Summer Fitness Fun
Getting the most out of farmers markets and seasonal produce

Getting the most out of farmers markets and seasonal produce

(BPT) – Warm weather months bring an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, and for those who enjoy buying local, farmers markets are popular destinations. Produce choices available at farmers markets are now reaching their peak. So how can you make the most of this seasonal bounty? Chef Daniel Reyes, culinary faculty member at The […]

Getting the most out of farmers markets and seasonal produce
Dog Daze of Solon Market

Dog Daze of Solon Market

08 August 2014

By Vicky Babcock The historic Stout barn was hopping with activity last Saturday as Solon Market hosted its second annual Dog Daze of Summer Pet Expo featuring its Popular Pet Show and demos from Trooper Joe Bozek and his canine partner, Trooper Yaro.  The expo attracted some unusual pets, including a three-month-old sheep and a […]

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How tall is your corn? 

How tall is your corn? 

08 August 2014

  Some of the corn in the area is getting pretty tall. Clare Armstrong, of Sand Lake, sent us this photo with Casey and Berkley Armstrong. “This is about 10 feet tall at grandma Norma Gross’s house!” she said. How tall is the corn where you live? And what about sunflowers? Send them our way! […]

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Voters approve replacement of personal property tax

08 August 2014

Proposal 1, the proposal to do away with the personal property tax paid by businesses, was approved in a big way by Michigan voters in Tuesday’s primary. The measure passed with 863,953 voting yes, and 382, 407 voting no. The legislature had already agreed on a plan for reform, but since the revenue raised funded […]

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Ensure your student athletes are ready for the season

Ensure your student athletes are ready for the season

08 August 2014

(StatePoint) For many kids, playing sports is an important part of growing up, and that’s a good thing. Sports are a great way for children and adolescents to develop lifelong exercise habits, build relationships, and learn teamwork. “Parents can play a vital role in ensuring young athletes train and condition properly,” says Dr. James M. […]

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Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

08 August 2014

By Ranger Steve Mueller   A Ruby-throated Hummingbird claimed the backyard, sugar water feeder, garden, and surrounding woodland for the summer. It is a joy to sit on the back porch and watch it hover at the feeder and to sometimes see it perch for a drink. Soon it will head south for wintering grounds […]

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Fishing on the surface for summer Bluegill? 

Fishing on the surface for summer Bluegill? 

08 August 2014

By Jack Payne   The day was hot and sticky and darn right uncomfortable to me. Hot humid weather is not for me. I can put on extra clothes but I am limited to how much I can remove. Two good things: one, we were on the water and two, this summer these type of […]

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EarthTalk®

EarthTalk®

08 August 2014

  E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: Where are some good “eco-travel” destinations right here in the continental U.S. that I can consider for a family vacation?     – Janet Devino, Brooklyn, NY Many of us are looking to green our lifestyles today and this commitment to Mother Earth can also include […]

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Fresh Market—Saskatoons

Fresh Market—Saskatoons

08 August 2014

  By Vicky Babcock   Saska—what?  If you’ve never heard of the Saskatoon berry you’re in good company.  Few of us have.  Yet the berry—also known as the Juneberry or Serviceberry—is native to North America and has been harvested by Native Americans and, later, settlers for hundreds of years.  Similar in appearance to the blueberry, […]

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George E. Frost

George E. Frost

08 August 2014

George E. Frost, 86, of Rodney, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at his residence. He was born August 19, 1927, in Lansing, the son of George and Helen (DeWitt) Frost. During World War II, he served with the US Navy, stationed in Guam. Following his discharge, George returned to Lansing, and on May […]

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Irene L. Wulff

Irene L. Wulff

08 August 2014

Irene L. Wulff, 95, of Rockford, died Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Metron of Cedar Springs. Irene was born April 10, 1919 in Saranac, Michigan the daughter of James and Della (Schreiner) Hamblin. She enjoyed her flowers and gardening, music in the park, coffee with the girls, fishing and camping. Surviving are her children, Linda […]

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