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Popular Cabin Fever party returns to Rockford American Legion 


 

The Rockford American Legion will once again be hosting the ever-popular Cabin Fever night on January 16, 2016.

“We are privileged to have Mid-Life Crisis (www.mlcband.com) back with us to rock Cabin Fever VII,” said Terri Huffman, Manager of Post 102.

This is the seventh consecutive year that the Cabin Fever fundraiser is being held and it will benefit The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans and ongoing Veterans activities at the Rockford Post.

The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans (GRHV) is a long-term care, state veterans home, located on Monroe Ave NE, near the Grand River. It was originally constructed on that property in 1885 and is one of 143 state veterans’ homes throughout the nation. Initially founded in response to the needs of veterans in the aftermath of the Civil War, GRHV continues the tradition of serving the needs of Michigan’s veterans today, changing and adapting to the needs of the current and future veteran populations. Veterans at the GRHV have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of fun and therapeutic activities, both on site and throughout the community. Your Rockford American Legion, its Legion, Sons of the American Legion (SAL), the American Legion Auxiliary and the American Legion Riders members, volunteer their time to the GRHV.

“We are committed to ensuring our veterans at the GRHV continue to have numerous opportunities to participate in spiritual, social, recreational and educational activities, both on-site and in the surrounding communities,” said Steve Gerencer, co-chair of the event. He went on to say that the importance of conducting these types of events at the Rockford Post could not be understated. “We have a wonderful venue that we will continue to use for the support of all of our Veterans.”

Mid-Life Crisis is a popular 5-piece West Michigan band that has been rocking crowds for 14 years. Loving music from the 60’s and 70’s, they have opened for many national bands such as ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money, Kansas and many others. MLC has a very large West Michigan following, and has been named “Best Band in Grand Rapids” six years in a row by the Grand Rapids Magazine. They have earned three “Golden Townie” Awards for best band in Grand Rapids by On-The-Town Magazine. The Grand Rapids Press Readers Poll has also named MLC “Best Band in Grand Rapids.” Their music has been nominated for 2 Jammie

Awards by WYCE Radio. “Get ready to dance. This is a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with what is arguably the best band in West Michigan,” said Gerencer.

Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and MLC will fill the venue with great music starting at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $10. They are available in the Legion Lounge and can also be reserved with a credit card for pickup at the door, by calling the Legion Lounge at 616-866-2001. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door. The Rockford American Legion is located at 330 Rockford Park Drive NE, between 11 Mile and 12 Mile on Northland Drive.

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Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Jan. 16: The Cedar Springs Lions Club’s Pancake Breakfast will be held this Saturday on January 16th from 7 – 11 am at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, on the corner of Main and Church. Adults $8 and Family $25. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, juice, coffee. All you can eat. Other planned dates are February 20th, March 19th and April 16th. Proceeds to assist sight conservation. #2

Roast Beef Dinner

Jan. 17: The Rockford American Legion Post 102 on the corner of Northland Dr. and Rockford Park Dr. (330 Rockford Park Dr.), will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Sunday, January 17th and every 3rd Sunday of each month. Open to the public. We will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, desert, coffee and punch. Reasonably priced at $9 for adults, kids age 4 to 12 for $7 and under 4 years are free. Serving from 11am to 3 pm. See ya there and bring the family! #1,2p

TOPS weight loss support group

Jan. 19: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #1

Michigan Blood Drive:

Jan. 19: Michigan Blood Drive: Tuesday, January 19th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 12:30 pm- 7:00 pm. Make a New Year’s Resolution: Donate every 2 months for 2016. You would have the potential to help 18 people! #2

Community Supported Agriculture

Jan. 19: Learn how you can fill your table with fresh, local, organic produce that’s good for the body and good for the earth. Tuesday, January 19th at 7 pm at Courtland-Oakfield UMC, 10295 Myers Lake, NE. #2

KDL Lab: Mad Scientist

Jan. 23: Pull on a lob coat and get ready to think like a mad scientist. Create a plush Franken-Beanie creature to take home, create slimy bugs in the Creepy Crawlers Oven and plan your next mad scientist creation with a Franken-creature collage! For ages 6 and older. Saturday, January 23rd at 10:30 am. Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. 616-636-4251. #2

Women’s Day Retreat

Feb. 6: Need to get away from it all? A day away just for women will be held at the beautiful Loon’s Nest Banquet Center at Whitefish Lake on Saturday, February 6th from 9 am – 4 pm. Registration is at 8:30 am. The event called “G.R.O.W. – the Godly Rise of Women” is designed to encourage growth in women’s relationships, not only with God, but with spouses, family and personal friendships as well. Tickets are $35 which includes a delicious lunch, all day snacks and beverages, guest speaker Gail Ramesh the originator or the retreat ministry called Unveiled, and materials for special (hands on) breakout sessions. The day is sponsored by the Women’s Ministry of the Solon Center Wesleyan Church. Tickets can be purchased at online at: https://scwchurch.cloverdonations.com/grow-registration/ or call the church office at 616-696-3229. The Loon’s Nest is located at 2241 Bass Lake Rd., Pierson. All women welcome! #2,3p

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Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Jan. 10: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church starting Sunday, January 10th at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd. The message will be shared by Joel Oosting from Cedar Springs, Michigan, Kent County Juvenile Probation Officer, who has an amazing testimony to share. The music will be provided by the Pryer Times, Mary and Faith Pryer, from Newago, Michigan, who will also share the words of Jesus Christ through their music. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. #1

TOPS weight loss support group

Jan. 12: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #1

Michigan Blood Drive

Jan. 12: Be somebody who shares. Give Blood! Tuesday, January 12th from 3 to 7 pm at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs. Attempt to donate and you could win a $100 Meijer Gift Card! Now is a great time to give blood. Patients in Michigan hospitals need blood 24/7/365. Appointments preferred. Questions? Contact Kathy Mabie at 616-696-3229. #1

Star Wars: KDL Awakens the Force

Jan. 16: Families can experience crafts and games related to Star Wars, practice Jedi training and see if they have the FORCE within. For all ages. Saturday, January 16th at 10:30 am. Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #1

Roast Beef Dinner

Jan. 17: The Rockford American Legion Post 102 on the corner of Northland Dr. and Rockford Park Dr. (330 Rockford Park Dr.), will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Sunday, January 17th and every 3rd Sunday of each month. Open to the public. We will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, desert, coffee and punch. Reasonably priced at $9 for adults, kids age 4 to 12 for $7 and under 4 years are free. Serving from 11am to 3 pm. See ya there and bring the family! #1,2p

Creative Canvas Painting

Jan. 18: Release your inner artist by creating a unique and beautiful painting with the guidance of instructors from Wine and Canvas (sans wine). All supplies will be provided and no previous experience is needed to create a masterpiece in our fun and relaxing environment. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. Monday, January 18th at 6 pm. Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #1

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Free Nutritional Options for Wellness

N.O.W. (Nutritional Options for Wellness) program held at Solon Center Wesleyan Church Food Pantry. Teaching disease self-management and healthy habits to those in need. Partnering with Access of West Michigan, we offer healthy food and nutrition education classes to low-income individuals who suffer from one of the following diseases: Cardiovascular, Diabetes, COPD, Renal Disease, Celiac Disease. Talk to your doctor today for referral into the program. For general questions, please call Nancy at Access of West Michigan, 616-774-2175 ext. 109. #49,50p

“American Graffiti” fundraiser for CS Library

Dec. 11: The Kent Theatre is hosting a movie as a fundraising event for the new Cedar Springs Library on Friday, December 11th at 7 pm. For this event we will be showing the George Lucas film “American Graffiti”. This classic “coming of age” film about life in the early 1960s stars Ron Howard, Harrison Ford, Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams, Wolfman Jack and many, many more. Come join us at the Kent Theatre for a fun and nostalgia filled evening and raise money for a great cause! Tickets are $5 each and 100% of the money raised will go to the new library. #48, 49p

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Dec. 13: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church starting Sunday, December 13th at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd. The message will be shared by Bob “Toad” Cook, from Big Rapids, Michigan, retired Professional Rodeo Barrelman, who has an amazing testimony to share. The music will be provided by Ron Lynnes, from White Cloud, Michigan. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. There will be no service on December 27th so you can celebrate the Christmas weekend with your family. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. #49

Michigan Blood Drive

Dec. 15: A Michigan Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, December 15th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 to 7 pm. What a better Christmas gift than to give someone a blood donation. Each unit donated has the potential to help three people. The cost to you is an hour of your time. Cedar Springs Women’s Club will be providing homemade cookies. #49

Christmas Fund Distribution

Dec. 16: Due to the generosity of the late Evelyn Cossin, there are limited funds available again this year to assist some families in need for Christmas. The funds are available only to families living in the Cedar Springs city limits. Please send or bring letters requesting assistance to: Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., PO Box K, Cedar Springs, MI 49319, C/O – Janet Avery. All letters should include some brief summary of your need for assistance. Letters must be received NO LATER THAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16th. **Note: If awarded some assistance, we will send you a letter informing you of your pick up times of 10am –noon and 7pm – 8pm on Wednesday, December 23rd at Cedar Springs UMC. All letters received will receive some notification of acceptance or denial of assistance. #49

Gingerbread Lane at Two KDL Branches 

Dec. 17,19: Stroll down Gingerbread Lane and enjoy tasty gingerbread stories. Each child will make a simple gingerbread house. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For all ages.

Thursday, December 17th at 6 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler, Gowen, 616-984-5680 and Saturday, December 19th at 10:30 am the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. 161-636-4251. #49

HCNC Holiday Social

Dec. 18: Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, will provide wine, punch and hors d’oeuvres on Friday, December 18th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Bring your whole family! Everyone is invited! Games for the kids, Directors annual report and a time to socialize with the staff and other supporters of HCNC. Questions, call 616-675-3158. #49

Christmas Bake Sale

Dec. 19: The Tri County Country 4H Club Christmas Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, December 19th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Tractor Supply Co. in Cedar Springs. Packaged for holiday gift giving. #49.50p

Roast Beef Dinner

Dec. 20: The Rockford American Legion Post 102 on the corner of Northland Dr. and Rockford Park Dr. (330 Rockford Park Dr.), will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Sunday December 20th and every 3rd Sunday of each month. Open to the public. We will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, dessert, coffee and punch. Reasonably priced at $9 for adults, kids age 4 to 12 for $7 and under 4 years are free. Serving from 11am to 3 pm. See ya there and bring the family! #49,50p

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RANDALL H. INGRAHAM


C-obit-IngrahamRandall H. Ingraham, 70 of Sand Lake, died Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Faith Hospice – Trillium Woods. Randy was born May 26, 1944 in Greenville, Michigan, the son of Colin and Dixie (Harris) Ingraham. He graduated from Cedar Springs High School and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1962 – 1966. He was a very active person who cared about and enjoyed others. He always had a Harley and enjoyed racing motorcycles and riding cross country with his wife. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, snowmobiling, and boating. He worked hard and owned his own company, which allowed him to provide for his family. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Shelia (Baxter); children, David Ingraham, DenaJo Rogers; grandchildren, Nickolas, SaraJo, KaileyJo, Shane; brother, TobyJoe (Gayla) Ingraham; sister, Kathy Wisler. The family will greet friends Friday, January 2 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where services will be held Saturday 2:00 pm, with viewing starting at 1:00 pm. The family would like you to dress casually – boots and blue jeans. Mr. Ross Merlington officiating. Private interment at Trufant Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 or Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry at the Rockford American Legion Post #102.

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs

 

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Elvis meets Tom Jones Tribute Performance 


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Saturday, October 18, 7 p.m. Rockford American Legion

Come enjoy a night of fun at the Rockford American Legion, 330 Rockford Park Drive, on Saturday, October 18, when the international award-winning performer Irv Cass does his Elvis meets Tom Jones Tribute Performance at 7 p.m.

Irv Cass has performed at places such as; House of Blues, Chicago, IL, Las Vegas Hilton, The Stratosphere, Las Vegas, NV, Hippodrome, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Elvis Birthday Tribute, Star, Plaza, Merrillville, IN, and Vancouver, British Fest, Ontario, Canada.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Reserved VIP seats are $15, general admission $10. Call 866-2001 for more information and/or to purchase tickets.

 

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Strumble Head at the Rockford American Legion


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The band Strumble Head will be at the Rockford American Legion on Saturday, October 19.

The event is open to the public. Music starts at 7 p.m. and a swiss steak dinner will be available in the Lounge from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

According to band member Rick Forberg, “Strumble Head is a West Michigan cover band doing music from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. The band is known for playing a wide assortment of well-known hits using tight harmonies and superior musicianship to produce a sound that is ‘just like the radio,’ to quote a fan. Unlike the radio however, Strumble Head puts on a show that gets everybody dancing and singing along. When practically every tune is a sing along song, you can’t help but get wrapped up in it and hit the dance floor.”

For more information, call the Legion Lounge at 866-2100.

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