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Month: August 2017

CharlotteRising hosts first of two strategy implementation sessions

The Michigan Main Street program is starting to ramp up in Charlotte. CharlotteRising hosted members of Michigan Main Street Wednesday, Aug. 23 at Windwalker Underground Gallery who provided potential volunteers with a crash course on the ins and outs of the Main Street program. “Part 1” as it was called by CharlotteRising laid the foundation for a second strategy implementation set for Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at The Hall in downtown Charlotte. That foundation included an in-depth look at the four points of the Main Street program — Economic Vitality, Design, Promotion, and Organization —...

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New turf, coach, and culture for Olivet College football

2017 has been an exciting time for Olivet College football, and the entire athletic department. Early in the year two new head coaching positions were filled in Olivet College athletics, one of which was the position of head coach for the football team. Coach Dan Musielewicz, or “Moose” as some players and coworkers refer to him, took the position in January. Dan was formerly an offensive coordinator for the Olivet boys, and he’s been with the team for several years. He is thankful that the head coaching position was the only personnel change for the football staff. But for...

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Connect the dots at HGB’s 5th Annual Gala

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital is excited to welcome all to an evening of creativity and connection at its fifth annual fundraising gala from 7 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14. This year’s theme is inspired by the Herman Melville quote, “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us; and among those fibers our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” “The theme of ‘connect the dots’ will be demonstrated throughout each element at the event,” said Barbara Fulton, HGB director of community development. “From clever photo opportunities and inspired auction...

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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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