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Month: November 2017

The Dolson brunch brings unique dining experience to downtown Charlotte

The creators of The Dolson in downtown Charlotte promised an eager community “comfort food reimagined” when they opened their doors this past June. Since, chef George Sztroin, and his crew have been working to make good on that promise. The latest example is The Dolson’s weekend brunch menu, which debuted late this past summer. Filled with breakfast staples, such as French toast, pancakes, and biscuits and gravy, the menu consistently recreates brunch classics like the Poblano Egg Sandwich, Sweet Potato Waffles, and the Meatloaf Sammy. “We’re always looking to up the bar a little bit,” Sztroin said. “We let...

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Charlotte Community Library hosts Tom Barrett for coffee hour

To a conference room of about 20 people, State Representative Tom Barrett of Michigan’s 71st district held a coffee hour at the Charlotte Community Library. During the event Barrett fielded questions on a number of topics about his district and about issues in the state and country as a whole. As is his style, Barrett didn’t have a hard stop to the coffee hour, ensuring everyone who wanted to voice a concern or a question had the opportunity. Some of the topics covered during the coffee hour included the protection for the Great Lakes, state senate bills to change...

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Evelyn Calogero welcomes new attorneys

Evelyn Calogero has practiced law since 1991. A graduate of Temple University and Cooley Law School, Calogero has extensive experience in family counseling and welfare, child protection, and more. She’s been Olivet’s hometown lawyer for many years, using her background with family law to help families from all around the surrounding area. Her practice goes well beyond family law, however, and with her new attorneys fresh out of law school the expertise of her office has strengthened dramatically. Melanie Smith is a newly admitted attorney who attended Michigan State University Law School. Smith came to work for Calogero in 2016 as a third year law student. “I knew Mel would be a good fit over here because of her work in childcare,” said Calogero. Although Smith desires to focus almost exclusively on working with families and children, the extent of her knowledge and experience has grown while working for Calogero. Jaclyn Kaminski is another of Calogero’s newly admitted attorneys, and she is also a graduate of MSU’s law school. Kaminski is a diverse asset for the Olivet law office. She has focused on such areas such as intellectual property law and estate planning. Newly settled in Charlotte, Kaminski chose to work for Calogero because of her wealth of knowledge, communication style, and the diversity of cases that come to her general law practice. “Evelyn is really smart and straightforward,”...

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Potterville Library to close for renovations

The Potterville Benton Township Library will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 28 through Tuesday, Dec. 12. The nearly 20-year old library will be closed for two weeks to bring some long overdue renovations, according to library director Lu Ann Stachnik. “It’s been in the works for a few years,” said Lu Ann. “These are things we didn’t think about 19 years ago.” The renovations won’t be dramatically different. There won’t be an extension to the original building or any walls knocked down, but the interior will look quite different than what patrons are used to. To conserve and utilize what...

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Outdoor demolition of ‘The Piece’ begins Monday, Nov. 27

The demolition of “The Piece,” so named after its creation with paint-filled water balloons, won’t be nearly as entertaining as its creation. It may, however, generate more excitement. The project was originally planned for a spring 2017 demolition. Contamination from dry cleaning solvents in the basement of the property, however, has slowed the project. “Like most people who live or work downtown, I will be happy to see this building razed, and something much nicer take its place,” said City of Charlotte Community Development Director Bryan Myrkle. “I am also grateful to the community members who contributed to the...

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