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Month: August 2017

New family practice opens in Eaton Rapids

Health care providers from Charlotte Medical Group and Family Care Specialists in Charlotte have expanded their family medicine practice to Eaton Rapids as One Team Family Health. In addition to their current practices, Kimberly Friar, M.D., from Charlotte Medical Group, and Todd Otten, M.D., and Julie Coenen, N.P., from Family Care Specialists are now scheduling patients at the new Eaton Rapids location at 1415 S. Main Street, Suite C, in front of the Family Fare grocery store. “We care for quite a few Eaton Rapids patients in our Charlotte practices,” said Dr. Friar. “Our new location provides additional flexibility and scheduling options for those patients, as well as any local residents who are looking for a primary care provider in that area.” One Team Family Health is accepting new patients. The office is currently open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Dr. Friar sees patients Tuesdays, Dr. Otten sees patients Wednesdays and Fridays, and Ms. Coenen sees patients Thursdays. The other days of the week the providers will continue to schedule patients in their Charlotte offices. Call (517) 663-4809 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment in Eaton Rapids. The One Team Family Health practice manages care for patients of all ages. In addition to preventive medicine the providers specialize in men’s and women’s health, pediatrics, obesity management and diabetes. It collaborates with local...

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Keys in the City pianos unveiled in downtown Charlotte

The momentum being created around economic vitality in downtown Charlotte is becoming more visible, and much more colorful. The city’s newest placemaking initiative — Keys in the City — was unveiled Wednesday, Aug. 2 at Courthouse Square where one of two painted pianos was set out for public use. The project was completed through the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) pilot program, ENGAGE, and included a number of local partnerships. Bob Trezise, LEAP CEO, said ENGAGE is a program that fosters community pride and involvement in local partnerships. “I honestly cannot think of a better place to kick off our...

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Bellevue historians disappointed over loss of township building

Tucked away in a back corner of the Bellevue Township Library is a room filled with historical documents, clothing, knickknacks, furniture, and more. This room is home to the Bellevue Historical Society. This group of Bellevue locals, many who spent their whole lives in Bellevue, look over the room and its contents as well as the legacy of their beloved village. Like many others, these folks have watched the change in Bellevue, often with disappointment. In the July 1 edition of the paper, the County Journal ran an article about the Bellevue Township building, which is to be torn...

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Full Circle to make debut on the Courthouse Square

Local band Full Circle will take to the Courthouse Square stage this coming Thursday evening, August 10, as part of the Summer Concerts on the Square free music series.  Created from members of the award-winning bands “Insol” and “Voodoo Chilli,” Full Circle will feature acoustic rock from the 1970s through the 1990s. Full Circle is one of the most local bands the series will feature this year, with members coming from both Charlotte and Holt. The band consists of Ken Merley on drums and vocals, Sean Bodell on guitar, harmonica and lead vocals, and Tom Baker on bass guitar...

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Byler shares passion for archery at Whispering Pines

Nathan Byler still fondly recalls the first deer he ever harvested with his bow. Only 13 years old at the time, he remembers being slightly off his mark as the first arrow he ever launched at a deer sailed harmlessly by. Undeterred, he was given a second opportunity when a larger deer crossed his path. This time, he didn’t miss. The experience ignited a passion for bow hunting, one he’s translated into his own business — Whispering Pines Archery. Open since 2014, Byler focuses his energy on getting his clients to the next level in shooting. “I know how...

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