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Time for a Corn Maze Walk

Time for a Corn Maze Walk

It's time to get out into the fields at Schwallier's Country Basket, located at 1185  9 Mile Rd. NW in Sparta, MI. For additional information call 616-785-9896.

The store has fresh donuts and cider along with other goodies. People can pick apples and pumpkins and there are pets around for kids to enjoy along with the adults. They also have hay rides, so there is something for everyone. What a wonderful time of year!

 

Extended Days & Hours at Alpine Township Library

Extended Days & Hours at Alpine Township Library

The Kent District Library is increasing hours for Alpine Township, Caledonia Township & Spencer Township branches for a total of 35 hours per week for all three branches. The Alpine Township Library will be open on Thursdays, along with an additional hour on Friday’s beginning on Monday, September 29.

The new open hours schedule is:

Mondays: 12:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesdays: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Wednesdays: 12:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursdays: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Fridays: 12:00 – 5:00 PM, Saturdays: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM & Sundays: Closed.

Visit www.kdl.org for more information.

It's Apple Picking time on the Ridge

It's Apple Picking time on the Ridge

While driving on Cordes Ave NW, just off 4 Mile Rd, I was amazed at how many apples are on the trees and looking so pretty. They look like they are ripe and ready to be picked.

This is a great time of year to take the family out to get your fall and winter supply of apples, especially if you have a cool place to store them. It's an opportunity to get out into the fresh country air, pick some apples and let the kids know just where those apples they eat come from.

Let’s Kick Hunger - Million Meal March on September 27

Let’s Kick Hunger - Million Meal March on September 27

For the 3rd year, with your participation, this popular 10K will help benefit the Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank in Comstock Park.

Although the event is free to attend, participants are encouraged to raise $100, which is the equivalent to 400 meals for Feeding America West Michigan.

Be a part of the fight against hunger this Saturday, September 27 at 10:00am on the White Pine Trail, across from the Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank located at 864 West River Center Drive in Comstock Park.

Register or donate at www.feedingamericawestmichigan.org.

Crash’s Landing Fundraiser on September 24

Crash’s Landing Fundraiser on September 24

Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary invites the community to participate in this worthy cause.

Print a flier from Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary website below. On Wednesday, September 24 from 11am to 11pm the public is invited to present the coupon to any one of the 14 Pizza Hut locations and 20% of their total bill will be donated to Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary. This is included for Dine-in, Carry out or Delivery.

The Flier has the list & addresses of the 14 participating Pizza Hut locations on the North & South side.

Visit http://www.crashslanding.org for the flier & print the coupon.  

My Town: Harvest on the Ridge returns Sept. 20

My Town: Harvest on the Ridge returns Sept. 20

SPARTA, Mich.—  A celebration of West Michigan's agricultural Mecca returns to Sparta this weekend.

Harvest on the Ridge festival will unfold at Rogers Park Sept. 20. This year’s event includes a couch racing fundraiser, the Dirty Apple Obstacle Run, a cupcake baking contest, an apple pie eating contest, hay rides, corn mazes, kids’ activities and a farmers’ market.  Johnny Appleseed is kicking off the event with donkey rides and his tale of how  “The Ridge” became filled with apple orchards.

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to Dedicate Hand-Crafted Peace Pole

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to Dedicate Hand-Crafted Peace Pole

GRAND HAVEN, MICH., SEPT. 18, 2014―In observance of United Nations’ “International Day of Peace” worldwide, the general public is invited to a local observance at St. Patrick―St. Anthony Parish to join in the dedication of a hand-crafted Peace Pole on Sunday, September 21st at 4 p.m. on the outdoor south side of the church, at 920 Fulton Avenue in Grand Haven.

“Pope Francis has asked all people to observe the upcoming International Day of Peace no matter whether they attend church or not and we welcome anyone who is interested to join us as we dedicate this long-lasting monument to peace,” said Sally Moser, an International Day of Peace event organizer with St. Patrick-St.