John Ball Zoo throws a party

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Earth Day event will feature over 30 green organizations Yes, being green has definitely caught on. Manufacturers, architects, and businesses of all kinds have found ingenious ways to conserve and preserve. But how about every day family households that want to help? What can they do that’s affordable, simple and saves? Party for the Planet at John Ball Zoo […]

Engagement

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Newkirk-Homrich Danielle E. Newkirk and Brandon K. Homrich are engaged to be married in May, 2009 at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Belmont. The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Rockford High School, and is currently enrolled in Excel Academies of Cosmetology in Grand Rapids. Danielle is the daughter of Christopher and […]

Grattan Academy Blood Drive 2

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Grattan Academy High School students Tyler Arnold, Kelly Woods, and Barbee Ryan provide snacks during an American Red Cross Blood Drive hosted by the school on Wednesday, April 1.  In addition to purchased snacks and drinks, the Middle/High School Student Council members also offered donors a selection of home baked cookies.

Main Street

Constantly confusing We’ve just enjoyed another Easter event with church services, goody baskets, and Easter egg hunts. We’re also enjoying some pretty nice weather compared with the last couple of months. Originally, Easter was a celebration of spring, although in these parts spring weather sometimes lags behind. At least we know the official date of […]

The Tax Attic

When is Tax Freedom Day? What a difference a year makes. No, I’m not talking about April 15. That day comes hell or high water, or maybe hell AND high water is the more appropriate way of stating it. I’m talking baseball in general and Detroit Tigers baseball in particular. I’m one of those lifelong Detroit […]