Bostwick Bakery to donate 25 percent of week’s take to Cancer Society by BETH ALTENA It can be argued that any morning can be improved by a cup of coffee and a donut, and from May 28 to June 3, stopping in to Bostwick Bakery for your daily dose of caffeine and sugar will also benefit the fight to find a cure for cancer. Houston Moyer is learning the business at Bostwick Bakery from his dad, Mike, and proposed celebrating National Donut Day in honor of his grandmother, Trella Moyer, formerly of Country Vineyard down Belding Road from Bostwick Bakery. Trella, who ran the business with Houston’s grandfather, is recently deceased after a brave battle against cancer. Houston shared the patriotic history of Donut Day, created in 1938 by the Salvation Army in honor of the women volunteers who served donuts to the American soldiers of World War I. At the time, in France, the Salvation Army volunteers had a hard time finding good fresh baked goods so instead came up with giving the soldiers donuts (which are also a good fresh baked good) and the soldiers loved the change. Pairing a delightful product with an important charity, Bostwick Bakery hopes to remind people of the patriotic tradition of Donut Day, which is held annual on June 1. In honor of Trella and her fight with cancer, the bakery is donating 25 percent of donut sales from May 28 to June 3 to the American Cancer Society. Many may have known Trella, who was a lifelong Rockford resident, who grew up in downtown Rockford and lived for the last 35 years enjoying beautiful Silver Lake with her husband, Richard Moyer. Houston is excited about his business celebrating Donut Day for a good cause, and looks forward to his increasing role in the management of the bakery, which has been at its location at 8570 Belding Road for 40 years and has been run by his father the last 20 or so years. Currently the accountability manager, Houston has been working at the family business the last three years, and is studying business administration at Grand Rapids Community College before he takes the next step of continuing his schooling at a four-year college. “It’s been fun,” […]
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Would you like to see the second-longest running Broadway show in history right here in Rockford? Rockford High School is presenting the smash hit musical, “Les Miserables,” for two weekends on March 18, 19, 20 and 25, 26, and 27 at 7 p.m. in the Rockford Fine Arts Auditorium. This extremely popular masterpiece of musical theater is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. The story follows Jean Valjean’s life journey and ultimate transformation from a convict in 1815 France to a man of great humanity and compassion. The talented cast, under the direction of RHS choir director Dave Duiven, along with the crew and parents, are working feverishly to arrive at a production that will more than do justice to the high caliber of the classic story and characters of Victor Hugo, and the music of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. This will undoubtedly be one of the best musicals in Rockford’s history. Ticket sales will begin February 15, and will be available at the RHS box office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30, or by calling the box office at (616) 863-6031, ext. 7087. All seats for all shows are reserved, and are an exceptional value at only $10. You will not want to miss this extraordinary show, so mark your calendars now.
Tunes from their newest CD “The Heart Does Not Forget” by musical duo MacRaven create the perfect backdrop for an exquisitely romantic February. MacRaven features award-winning composer/pianist and Bostwick Lake Church Music Director Roger MacNaughton and 30-year Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra cellist Steve VanRavenswaay. On Sunday, Feb. 14, Grand Rapids’ mainstay eatery, One Trick Pony Grille & Tap Room, will open especially for Valentine’s dinner from 5 to 6 p.m., featuring music by the duo from 6 to 10 p.m. Autographed CDs will be available for purchase as a special memento. Appearing at Schuler Books & Music (28th St. location) “Live Music in the Studio,” MacRaven will present a concert of tunes from the new CD as well as favorites from their first release “Winter Canvas” on Friday, Feb. 26 beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free. One Trick Pony is located at 136 Fulton St., Grand Rapids. Reservations are recommended. Call (616) 235-7669.