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Author: Travis Silvas

‘Little Libraries’ vandalism presents learning opportunity for scouts

Deb Malewski Contributing Writer Eaton Rapids girl scouts from Troop 30459 built three ‘Little Libraries’ in Eaton Rapids about five years ago. Since then, the structures have suffered some vandalism. But the vandalism has provided a learning opportunity for the original builders. Troop co-leaders, Helen Broom and Susan Kinaitis, said the libraries are located at G.A.R. Island Park, at the Playground of Dreams and McArthur River Park. Books for all ages are put in the libraries, and anyone is welcome to take a book or leave a book. Books are available 24/7, and both Broom and Kinaitis are hopeful...

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WWII vet Clyde Ray celebrated 100 years on Veterans Day

Deb Malewski Contributing Writer Clyde Ray of Charlotte celebrated his 100th birthday on Veterans Day. While turning 100 is obviously cause for extra celebration, the day was even more noteworthy considering the fact Ray is a World War II veteran. He served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946 and spent three months on the front lines in Germany. Ray still lives at home, although he does require 24-hour care. His main caregiver is Sheila Hall, who recently organized a card shower for Ray to celebrate his birthday. Hall has been with Ray for approximately 17 years....

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Courtship complete: HGB officially becomes Sparrow Eaton Hospital

The sun set on Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital Monday, Sept. 30, giving life to the sunrise of Sparrow Eaton Hospital as Tuesday, Oct. 1 marked the end of a three-year transition to become a member of the Sparrow Health System.  “HGB celebrates falling gracefully and willfully into Sparrow Eaton’s spring,” said Matt Rush, President of Sparrow Eaton. “Even as we change our name to Sparrow Eaton Hospital we’re not going to lose who we are in becoming all we can be. That’s who we’ve always been.” Hayes Green Beach entered into an official affiliation agreement with Sparrow three...

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Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home donation boosts upcoming Fire Department Open House

The number of ways volunteer firefighters give back to their community in Charlotte is endless. It’s not only time that they so generously give performing often times dangerous duties, it’s sometimes money out of their own pockets to make some of the Charlotte Fire Department’s extracurricular programming come together. A prime example is the department’s Open House, which is held every two years in Charlotte. The volunteers organize, and pay for the event. Recognizing their sacrifice, Scott Kilgo, of Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home in Charlotte wanted to make sure his business showed its support to our local “heroes.” Kilgo presented...

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Ongoing Urban/Rural Conversation culminates in Sept. 21 event in Charlotte

This summer has been one of discovery for artists throughout Mid-Michigan. Thanks to the efforts of Michigan Art Share, through a grant from Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, and Michigan State University Extension, Urban/Rural Conversations on arts and culture have taken place in Charlotte, Detroit, Owosso, and Jackson. The culmination of those discussions takes the form of a celebration Saturday, Sept. 21 at Windwalker Underground Gallery in downtown Charlotte. The focus of Michigan Art Share’s Urban/Rural Conversation series is to exchange art, music and creativity among some of Michigan’s urban and rural communities, said Diane Wilson,...

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