Posted on 08 April 2011.
Congratulations to Kathy Anderson, of Algoma Township, the winner of our April Fool’s contest! Kathy’s name was drawn out of all those who correctly named the fake ad—The Rock On Salon, and all four fake stories—New Red Flannel Event (running of the bulls), Rockford Springs or Cedar Rock, Oldest cat to be featured on TV, and Tiger blood hits Cedar Springs. Kathy won a fast $20 cash for her efforts!
Kathy said she liked all the stories, but “best of all is the ad for the Rock on Salon. I’d go there every week! Keep up the good work all you creative people,” she said.
Posted in Arts & Entertainment
Posted on 08 April 2011.
There are only three weeks left in our subscription drive! If you haven’t yet subscribed or renewed your subscription to the Cedar Springs Post, you are missing out on a chance to win some great prizes from local businesses!
You can win by subscribing to the Post for only $25 per year. Fill out the entry form on page 5 and mail, or subscribe through our website (www.cedarspringspost.com) using Paypal. But you better hurry!
This week’s winners are:
*Jean and Thomas Anderson, Jr., of Pierson, won a 4-cup Gevalia coffee-maker, courtesy of Independent Bank in Cedar Springs.
*Brian and Melissa Weber, of Courtland Township, won a large one-topping pizza from Hungry Howie’s on the corner of Main and Muskegon St. in Cedar Springs.
*Thomas and Carolyn Green, of Cedar Springs, won a $5 gift card from Family Video, on the corner of Main and Muskegon St. in Cedar Springs.
*Robert and Elsie Waller, of Nelson Township, won four movie passes to the Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs.
Winners must pick up their prizes HERE at the Post within 14 days or the prize will be awarded to someone else. We are open from 9-5 Monday through Friday. Please call 696-3655 to make other arrangements.
Thanks so much to the businesses partnering with us in this drive! Be sure to thank them.
*Subscribers are assigned a number, and then chosen at random through a computer website, www.random.org.
Thank you to all of this week’s subscribers!
Marshall & Jari Morris
Clyde & Reva Fransen
John & Diane Ouart
Hendrik & Geraldine Schriever
Mary & Michael Osborne
Patrick & Lori Bielecki
William & Debra Brunett
Dan & Carolyn Davis
Robert & Shelli Hall
Sarah & Michael Zachow
Karen & Harold Stoner
Tom & Claudia Mabie
Posted in Arts & Entertainment
Posted on 24 March 2011.
The Main Street Restaurant, 151 S. Main Street in Cedar Springs, celebrated their grand opening on Monday, March 21 with entrée specials, ice cream and cake, balloons and all kinds of goodies for customers.
Owners Ron and Arlene Seabolt first opened their restaurant on Post Drive under the name Lickity Split in 2006, and opened the restaurant in its new location earlier this year. “We’ve gotten 2-1/2 times the business we got at the old location,” noted Ron. “It’s a true welcome to Cedar, it’s been amazing. It’s a gift from God.”
The Seabolts are long-time residents in the area. Ron grew up and graduated from Cedar Springs High School, and Arlene graduated from Rockford. The couple’s three children are also Cedar Springs graduates.
The inside of the new restaurant has a warm, welcoming décor, and includes a beautiful red hawk sculpture created by local metal sculptor Steve Anderson. Arlene said they could not have gotten the inside ready without the help of her brother, Jerry Taylor, father-in-law Jerry Miller, and another friend. “I’m extremely grateful to them,” she said.
The restaurant has an extensive menu of delicious sandwiches, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. The homemade cinnamon rolls are a big hit with customers, and they also have a large variety of ice cream to choose from.
The restaurant gave away prizes every hour Monday, and at the end of the day raffled off two 19-inch flat screen TVs that were won by Bob Johnson and Dan Darling, and a mountain bike that was won by Mayor Charlie Watson. Flora Kosten won free ice cream for a year. Proceeds from the raffle will be given to Cedar Springs Public Schools. To see a complete list of Monday’s winners, check out Main Street’s ad in next week’s Cedar Springs Post!
Posted in Featured, News
Posted on 20 January 2011.
McDonald’s is still open!
If you’ve driven past McDonald’s on 17 Mile recently, you may have noticed there is some construction going on—and wondered if they were open. According to store manager Brian Miller, they are renovating their entire dining area with a whole new interior design. There will be new tables, chairs, and a new playland area.
“It’s a new wave in design for McDonald’s that started about two years ago,” said Miller. “It’s similar to the store in Jenison.”
He noted that it wouldn’t look like what people are used to seeing. “If you’ve been coming here 10-15 years, and you walked in after it’s done, you wouldn’t know it’s a McDonald’s,” explained Miller.
While the lobby is currently closed, they have the double drive-through lanes to help with the customer load. Miller said they would keep both drive through lanes, even after the lobby reopens.
Some people have wondered how they know which car is picking up which order if there are two lanes. “The machine snaps a picture of the car to match with the order,” he explained.
They hope to reopen February 4.
Lions Club helps Santa Claus girls
The Cedar Springs Lion’s Club, who has a long history of helping those in need in the community, assisted the Santa Claus girls last month by delivering gifts to 94 area families, for about 250 children. The Cedar Springs Lions Club is part of Lions Club International, founded in 1917. The Lions Club is known for helping members of the community with free eyeglasses, eye exams and hearing aids. But they also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects—including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.
Local attorney to retire
After practicing law for 50 years in Cedar Springs, Thomas D. Anderson, Attorney at Law, says he will soon retire.
Originally from the Rockford area, he decided to set up his law practice here in 1961. “My father had a law practice in Rockford, so I branched out into Cedar Springs,” explained Anderson. He considered himself a general practictioner. “I didn’t specialize,” he said.
He said he doesn’t have any concrete plans for the future, but hopes to maybe travel and do some things he didn’t have time to do when he was working full time.
Anderson said that he is still finishing up some existing work, but is not taking on any new clients, and will not be keeping regular business hours. He won’t disappear from town, however. Anderson is a member of Rotary and still plans to go to those meetings and other things. “For people in the Cedar Springs area and others with whom I have dealt, I have enjoyed working here, and I thank you for your support,” he said.
Posted in Business