The word “hobbies” may bring to mind passive (and maybe a little dull) time-passers like puzzles, games on your cell phone or pointless card games of Solitaire, things one tends to do when there’s nothing better going on. But hobbies also can include group activities that not only pass the time, but foster creativity and interpersonal relationships.
Residents of this village are likely wondering if the Grinch has been working his nefarious magic on the town’s downtown Christmas lights.
For the past several weeks, they’ve been on again and off again.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the village, and then again, it’s not. Problems with the main street Christmas lighting has been causing headaches for the village Department of Public Works since they were installed earlier this winter.
Customer service and traditional department store bargains: These are the two factors that most contribute to a local retail outlet’s longevity, according to JCPenney manager Kristin Middaugh.
Certainly there are other factors as well: Quality merchandise, national name recognition, large selection. But it’s that personal touch that makes all the difference, Middaugh says, particularly in a small town like Greenville.
“She’s selfless and has a heart as big as the moon.”
That’s the way Angie Bratty describes her friend, Kelli Medler.
A rosy-cheeked youngster standing in rapt wonder before a present-laden Christmas tree is an image with which we all are familiar.
The scene is so common, in fact, so comfortable, that we sometimes forget it is one not played out in every American home.
Typically, judges take a dim view of participants in courtroom proceedings running up and down the aisles while emitting ear-piercing screams at the top of their lungs. But last Wednesday, Montcalm County Probate Judge Charles Simon III made an exception to this rule.
Pencil lead. That’s what most people think of when they hear the word “graphite.” It’s understandable, considering graphite has been used in pencils since the mid-1600s (incidentally, actual lead never was used in the manufacture of pencils — it was always graphite).
OAKFIELD TOWNSHIP — At least two people were injured in an accident that took place near the intersection of M-57 and Holmden Drive Tuesday morning. According to Michigan State Police at the scene, a westbound vehicle on M-57 was stopped to turn left when another vehicle — driven by an allegedly inattentive driver — came up behind [...]
A second head-on vehicle collision today happened on Sidney Road near M-91, involving two vehicles. Victims included children.