Belmont Community

Law firm has long roots in Rockford

January 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

Justice may be blind but at Wolven and Coonen, PLLC, located at 6250 Jupiter Avenue in Belmont, every client is treated with equal respect and attention and ‘’each matter is given our best”. The general practice law firm members, Edmond R. Wolven and Rose A. Coonen, are inspired by a desire to provide quality legal service in the area in which they have always resided. They believe clients appreciate high quality service without the hustle and bustle of a large firm. Senior attorney Ed Wolven has been providing legal services in private practice for over 54 years. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Schools of L S & A, 1953 and Law, 1956. Rose Coonen, partner, is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and attained her Juris Doctor degree from Cooley Law School, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Assisting are Bobbi Barnes as associate attorney and Patti Sargent as legal secretary. Bobbi received her undergraduate degree from Davenport University and her Juris Doctor from Cooley Law School. Bobbi took top honors when she graduated from Cooley Law School, Cum Laude. Both Rose and Bobbi worked for Ed during their tenure in law school. While Ed’s practice includes working on a wide variety of legal matters, he recently has been spending more and more time working with seniors in the areas of probate/elder law, wills and estate planning and business organization and management. Ed is an experienced lecturer speaking on “Elizabethzan Who Dunnit” (who is the author) and “The Illegal Trial of Christ.” Rose’s emphasis is on bankruptcy law, estate planning, family law and corporate law. Bobbi, like Rose, is a skilled and knowledgeable attorney who is friendly and attuned to the community. All three lawyers strive to offer services expected from a large firm but with a hometown feel. “Challenges are as varied as could be found anywhere,” said Rose of the scope of issues confronted. “Here our clients are treated like real people, not just names on files. If you have a legal problem or think you have need of an attorney, give us a try. Our fees are reasonable and competitive and we get the job done with attention to you personally”! The team at Wolven and Coonen is proud […]

Local hair salon giving free services

November 11, 2010 // 0 Comments

Envy Hair Studio, located on West River Drive in Belmont, is giving away free hair services to the needy. Envy is taking nominations during the month of November for that someone special who needs a beauty boost this season. Services can be anything from a haircut to highlights, perms to pedicures, men or women. During the month of December, four nominations will be selected each week for services to be provided starting in January 2011. Just send a brief note why your special someone needs this pick-me-up this season. E-mail nominations to, call Keri at (616) 447-0405, or via Facebook at “Envy Hair Studio.”

Girl Scout Junior Troop 2731 of Assumption School earns Bronze Award

June 17, 2010 // 0 Comments

On May 15, Girl Scout Junior Troop 2731 of Assumption School in Belmont successfully completed their Bronze Award, the highest award a junior-level Girl Scout can earn. The Bronze Award consists of completing badge work in skills and leadership, in conjunction with planning and executing a service project. Each girl needed to complete 15+ hours to earn this award. The troop chose their school’s music center as the focus of their project to show school spirit and give back to their school community. The music center needed acoustical and visual improvements, both of which the Scouts were eager to supply. To fund their project, the troop used their proceeds from their Girl Scout cookie sales. Together the troop created six original, music-inspired paintings to energize the space visually. To address the acoustical problems, they sewed and hung fabric to cover the room’s entire back wall to help diminish echo in the room. They also completed other improvements such as painting the doors, walls and hallway floor, building and installing coat hooks, hanging a new light, reupholstering the piano bench, and even polishing the old piano. The room and hallway were completely transformed and the troop feels that the school’s band and music programs will certainly enjoy using the newly refurbished room. Troop 2731 members who earned the Bronze Award are: Kirsten Brinkmeier, Katie Cruikshank, Heather Denton, Rachel Foster, Molly Kalinowski, Mary Novak, Aubrey Paganelli, Maddie Ripple, Kate Sakoski, Eliza Solarawicz and Margarita Whyte.

Hors d’oeuvres, music, prizes at benefit

January 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

Beat back the winter blues for a fun-filled evening in support of the Clarke Family Fund. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and dancing to the sounds of DJ Two to Tango. A cash bar will be available. Throughout the evening numerous items will be raffled off, including a condo rental at Lake Charlevoix, a full year of massages, Red Wings tickets, specialty baskets, tools, yoga classes, and more. The event will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, in the Family Life Center at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Catholic Church in Belmont. Admission tickets are $10 per person and are available at the door. You must be 21 years or older to attend. All proceeds will go to the Clarke family in support of Bruce’s stem cell transplant to battle chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

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