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Dance Studio takes on Detroit

Isabelle Whiting Contributing Writer The Dance Studio from Charlotte will travel to Detroit to dance pre-game at the Detroit Pistons game on Jan. 11, at 7 p.m., for the third year in a row. This year, the theme of their dance is “music” with their costumes half black and half white to look like the keys on a piano. There are 16 total dancers ranging in age from 11 to 25. Bella Trevino, a freshman dancer, has been with The Dance Studio for nine years and said she loves going on trips with other dancers. “I have gone on at least six trips with the studio, including Disneyland, Cedar Point, Sugar Bowl and all three trips to Pistons games,” Bella said. “I enjoy going on trips because it makes me fall in love with dance all over again. “It is also a good way to get new experiences and, in some cases, work with other teachers to get someone else’s perspective. The best part of trips is the people you do them with. You get a chance to get to know other dancers and get closer to the ones you already do know.” Abigail Bauer, a sophomore dancer, started dancing at the studio this past fall and is going on her first trip with the studio. “I like the dance studio because it’s a very nice and open environment...

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Culver’s breaks ground in Charlotte

Amy Jo Parish Contributing Writer New choices are coming to Charlotte. Diners will soon have the ability to choose Culver’s for their eating experiences when the new restaurant opens later this year. On Jan. 2, the establishment’s new owners gathered with members of the construction crew and representatives from the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the ground breaking. The new eatery will be erected on the former site of the Davis Auto Mart on Lansing Rd. It will feature the signature ButterBurgers and cheese curds the franchise is famous for offering. It was the food and the business...

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Eaton Rapids Photo club meets Jan. 14

A video titled “The President’s Photographer, Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office” will be presented at the Jan. 14 meeting of the Eaton Rapids Photography Club (ERPC). This video, presented by National Geographic, includes film clips on keeping U.S. presidents safe and secure. It then follows the president’s photographer, as he captures a behind-the-scene look at the everyday life of the American presidency and a chance to see what it’s like to cover the most powerful man in the world. At the club’s November meeting, Paul Wegner entered a winning photo of a hand with a class ring into...

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Eaton Rapids cheerleaders continue upward path

Deb Malewski Contributing Writer The Eaton Rapids varsity cheerleaders traveled to Leslie on Jan. 4, for the Blackhawk Competitive Cheer Invitational. The Greyhounds took third place overall at the event and second place for their division. There were 13 schools participating in the event. Coach Shelby Gould said their final score of 604.1 surpassed their scores from the previous season. This is Gould’s first season as coach, and she is aided by assistant coaches Sam Taylor and Amanda Mayes. Gould was an Eaton Rapids High School cheerleader for four years and graduated in 2010. Gould said the team practices...

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Dimondale’s Dimes Brewhouse marks anniversary

Deb Malewski Contributing Writer Last month, Chad Rogers and his wife Michelle, owners of Dimes Brewhouse, celebrated the second anniversary of the opening of their small brewpub in downtown Dimondale. Around 60 percent of new restaurants fail within the first year. Chad Rogers said Dimes Brewhouse not only survived its first year but is thriving after two years in business and is ready to grow even more. Lindsay Peters of Eaton Rapids said the couple has contributed more than just beer to the local community. “It’s great to see Chad and Michelle succeed,” Peters said. “Not only do they...

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