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Month: June 2018

Eaton Rapids varsity softball team advances to state semifinals

2018 has been an exciting season for the Eaton Rapids varsity softball team. Undefeated in league play, and with a record of 36 and 6, the greyhound girls have given every team a run for their money with what head coach Scott Warriner calls “a scrappiness they’ve had all year.” Saturday, June 9 at the regional championship games, the varsity team took Flint Powers Catholic in an 11-3 game, and then won the regional title in an 11-1 win over Owosso. In the quarterfinal game Eaton Rapids played against Flat Rock, who got the jump on the greyhounds until...

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Eaton Rapids Teen Center to receive grant from AT&T

2018 is the first real year in the life of the newly established Eaton Rapids Teen Center. It’s the first year the teens have a building to go to. It’s the first year there’s a center director, and it’s the first year of real programming. Everything was planning for 2018 when teens would actually be able to dig in and discover something new about themselves and their community. Teen center director, Aron Dubois, came in and followed suit of the planners and the teens to find new and creative ways to engage teens with their skills and talents. But, as with all things, money makes things happen. The donations to the teen center have been copious and gracious to be sure, but there are a number of factors to consider for the teen center, one of which is funding for programming. Dubois has fortunately been approached by several members of the community who are willing to offer time and resources to work with students on projects, hands on training, and trades they may not have tried. Still, there are big dreams that have gone into the teen center, and big dreams and ideas require investment. In March Eaton Rapids city councilman, Chad Burke, approached Dubois about a possible grant opportunity from AT&T. The grant was big, and those kinds of dollars had the potential to push the teen center...

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Summer hair care tips from Linda’s salon

Summer can be both the most-welcome time of year, and the harshest time of year. Those bright days at the beach so longed for during the winter months can easily turn to visits of discomfort, and regretful days of sunburn and irritation. While many are cautious to take care of skin during the summer, it’s easy to overlook, or be misinformed about, hair care. The summer sun, heat, humidity, pool and ocean water, and dirt can be hard on the scalp and hair. Fortunately, Linda Maurer, owner of Linda’s Salon, has a few simple ways to keep hair moisturized, clean, and protected throughout the summer months. Farming, gardening, off-roading, hanging out at the beach, and more can get one all sorts of dirty during the summer. The scalp and hair aren’t immune to the dust and the dirt, so showering, shampooing, and scrubbing the right way can get out pesky grains of sand and deeply caked dirt off the follicles and hair. Linda recommends, after a long day of sweat and dirt, shampooing twice during a shower. The first shampoo will loosen up the dirt and grime, and the second wash will actually get the hair clean. Moisturizing is also a crucial step to keep hair healthy during the summer. The sun and heat dry out hair and skin. Applying moisturizer after shampooing will help keep hair moisturized. Linda’s...

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Charlotte Celebrates four days of family fun

The name change may be subtle, but organizers hope the new festival — Charlotte Celebrates — has a big impact on the community. Celebrated Father’s Day weekend as usual, Charlotte Celebrates is returning some community favorites to their preferred locations and mixing in the right touch of new to keep participants excited. One of the biggest changes this year, which is actually the return of a Celebrate Charlotte favorite, is the Classic Cruise In, which returns to Cochran Avenue on Friday, June 15. The classic car show will run from 6 to 9 p.m. and is open to any...

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