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Author: The County Journal

It’s a Charlotte Christmas!

With the holiday season fast approaching, what better way to bring about the wonderful joy of Christmas than spending some time at Charlotte’s very own Bennett Park? Dec. 23, Charlotte High School students and community members are hosting a fun-filled evening open to anyone and everyone. Between 4 and 7 p.m., there will be fun for the entire family. To participate, park at Bennett Park and enter the path that begins in the rear (east) parking lot. Grab a cup of hot chocolate and take a stroll through the lighted trails and admire the Christmas decorations. This will lead...

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Eaton Area Senior Center to sponsor fundraiser for CARA Jan. 19 — Copper & Shrift to Perform

Thanks to the continuous generous support from the Eaton Area Senior Center, the Charlotte Area Recycling Authority (CARA) will once again present an Italian Buffet Fundraiser event on Friday, Jan. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m., which will feature all you can eat spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, beverages and dessert. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Special musical guests Copper & Shrift, who are kindly donating their time, are set to perform. Originally formed as a trio for a benefit concert in 2011, Charlotte-based Copper & Shrift has developed a small, but unenthusiastic local following for its acoustic performances of traditional American and Irish tunes. Its shows have benefited Camp Frances, the Charlotte Education Foundation, Charlotte Rotary Club, Eaton Area Senior Center and Relay for Life. These concerts have led to many requests over the years, but the duo keeps playing anyway. “We think we’re the perfect band to perform for CARA supporters,” said guitarist Lucky Copper, “as most of our songs are recycled.” CARA’s budget relies heavily on donations, grant monies, and the sale of recyclable materials. Every cent raised will help to ensure that CARA continues to operate. This is extremely important since recycling is an essential service to our community. Recycling conserves natural resources, reduces emissions from manufacturing items out of new materials, saves energy and helps ensure a cleaner future for generations to come....

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Community members invited to participate in CPS community engagement sessions

Charlotte Public Schools will be holding Community Engagement Sessions to bring into focus the needs and goals of the district regarding facilities and programs for the future. As a district resident, all community members are invited to share their views and ideas at these meetings, which are scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the following days. Please choose to attend one of the following sessions: • Thursday, Jan. 11 in CHS Lecture Room. • Monday, Jan. 15 in CHS Lecture Room. Over the past year, the district began a process to document building deficiencies, determine enrollment projections and identify building needs. The Engagement Sessions will continue this analysis and bring focus and detail to the needs of the students, staff and community. The school environment, where teaching and learning take place, is a critical ingredient in creating quality education. Your participation in these sessions allows you the opportunity to help identify needs and create a vision for our district’s facilities and programs for the future.  The entire community is encouraged to participate in these sessions. These meetings will be interactive, informative and structured to allow everyone to contribute. Join us to help shape the future of education in our district. Childcare will be provided free of charge (ages 4 and above only please). Article submitted by Charlotte Public...

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Women Working Wonders closes out year of giving with $6K to the teen center

Women Working Wonders has continued its role in recent months by making contributions to support good work being done in Eaton Rapids by and for this community. In September, the group chose Cinderella’s Closet to receive combined donations of approximately $6,000. Through donations of new and gently used formal dresses and accessories, Cinderella’s Closet is able to “Turn Dresses Into Dreams” for high school juniors and seniors who could not otherwise afford to attend prom and other formal events at the high school. Even more than a dress, Cinderella’s Closet provides a beautiful experience for these young women in an...

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Broncos, Lions advance to MHSAA district finals

Bellevue and Maple Valley high school football teams advance to the District finals in their respective divisions with home wins Friday, Oct. 27. The Broncos handled Webberville for the second time this season, winning their 8-Player Div. 1 pre-district contest, 48-8. Bellevue advanced to host Lawrence High School on Friday, Nov. 3. Lawrence is 5-5 on the season. They defeated Camden Frontier 24-20 to advance to the District final showdown against Bellevue. Camden Frontier handed Bellevue its only loss on the season. Maple Valley defeated Hartford 26-7 to set up a Div. 7 showdown at Saugatuck High School on...

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