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ArtPrize winner among participants in Fallasburg Fall Festival 2013

ArtPrize winner among participants in Fallasburg Fall Festival 2013

The winner of ArtPrize 2010 will be among the more than 95 artists taking part in Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts.

LowellArts!  recently released the list of festival vendors, which includes ArtPrize grand prize winner Chris LaPorte. LaPorte’s 28-foot wide pencil drawing “Cavalry, American Officers 1921” earned him $250,000.

 Artists from as far away as Florida will be showcasing their skills during the festival, which runs September 14 and 15.  Visitors can enjoy live music while shopping for new art.

This is the 45th year for Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts.  For more information about the event, visit the LowellArts! website here.

Athletes to tie the knot after race August 25

Athletes to tie the knot after race August 25

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—For Kimberly Adams and Reggy Short, next month’s finish line will mark the start of their lives together.

The couple plans to get married after crossing the finish line to the 2013 Michigan Titanium August 25.  Adams and Short’s relationship began with running; they met in a running club in Colorado more than two years ago and have completed more than 60 races together.  Short finally popped the question during the “Running of the Green” event in Colorado.  During the race, he gave Adams clues along the way, including a photo of Will Smith (will), a photo of Hugh Hefner (you), a photo of a scene from “Something About Mary” (marry) and a photo of him (me).  At the finish line, Short sprinted in front of Adams and got down on one knee for the official proposal.

The couple’s wedding after the Michigan Titanium is the first ceremony to be allowed at Versluis Park.

 

New Plainfield Township Clerk sworn into office

New Plainfield Township Clerk sworn into office

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Plainfield Township has a new clerk.

During their meeting July 15, the Plainfield Township Board of Trustees appointed Ruth Ann Karnes to the post, in a 5-1 vote. The only nay vote came from Township Treasurer Bill Brinkman, who had previously nominated another candidate for township clerk.

Karnes was sworn into office Tuesday afternoon. She replaces Scott Harvey, who resigned as township clerk July 1 because he was moving out of the area.

Karnes previously served the township as a part-time receptionist for three years.  She ran for the township clerk during the August 2012 primary election, but lost to Harvey.  Her appointed term will expire November 2014, when voters will decide who should be township clerk.

Public interviews for next Plainfield Township Clerk July 8

Public interviews for next Plainfield Township Clerk July 8

PLAINFIELD, Mich.—The Plainfield Township Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Monday, July 8 to help narrow down the search for the next township clerk.

Four candidates will be interviewed during the 6 p.m.

Liz & Bob Sanford, long-time volunteers at Food Bank

Liz & Bob Sanford, long-time volunteers at Food Bank

Bob & Liz Sanford of Sparta have spent 30 years of their 62 years of marriage, helping out at North Kent Community Services, located at 10075 Northland Dr in Rockford. They say the need for helping people is greater than it has ever been.

People who work certain jobs that only pay minimum wage are still in need of help with food and personal items. Bob said, “We are the only food bank in the area where people can come and pick out what they need rather than just having a bag of items given to them.” Most organizations advertise for food during the Holidays but food banks are in need of everything year around.

Gently used clothing and bed linens and used household items along with food are all needed. This time of year, the shelves get pretty bare, according to Liz & Bob. People are urged to go through their closets and home and donate items they no longer need or very seldom use and pass them along to places such as this.

Crossroads Students Excel at S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G

Crossroads Students Excel at S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G

Northview Crossroads Students Excel at S - P - E - L - L - I - N - G

NORTHVIEW SPELLING BEE: Students continue to demonstrate their passions in a variety of ways. Crossroads students who enjoy learning new words participated in the annual Scripps Spelling Bee. Many of the words stumped the spelling bee judges but not our students.

Breakfast With The Easter Bunny - March 23

Breakfast With The Easter Bunny - March 23

It's still winter, but just after Spring officially comes, you can have breakfast with the Easter bunny.

 

Here are the details:

BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY


Please join the Easter Bunny in the Northview HS cafeteria on Saturday, March 23 from 9-11 a.m. for breakfast and photos.


Scrambled eggs, pancakes and more will be served. Live music will be performed by Northview students.

Admission is $6 at the door and $5 in advance. Ages 3 and under are free.

Bring the kids for a photo with the Easter Bunny and color Easter eggs, too.

Proceeds benefit the 2013 Senior All Night Party. All pre-ordered tickets will be put into a drawing for a chance to win a $20 Chuck E Cheese gift card.

Tickets for the breakfast must be purchased by Wednesday, March 13 to be included in the drawing. One entry per ticket ordered. The drawing is at 10 a.m. on March 23.