It’s that time of year when municipalities start to feel the crunch … the crunch of numbers. During Tuesday night’s meeting, the Greenville City Council put the final crunch on its numbers by approving the city budget for fiscal year 2015-2016. And it’s looking pretty good.
They are a place of peace and solace. Oftentimes they are a place of sorrow for loss and sometimes of joy for memory. Sometimes they are eerie but most times they are nostalgia defined. They are cemeteries. If nothing else, they are places of history.
For Linda and Joel VanHouten, this year’s Danish Festival was going to be a little different. However, it became a lot more special than the couple was expecting. Each year, the Greenville couple are highly involved in the annual event, which is celebrating its 51st year. From helping coordinate the festival’s many musical programs, such as the concert series, teen dance and the downtown stage performances, to holding luncheons for the Danish queen and her court, to volunteering pretty much wherever they can, the VanHoutens always look forward to dedicating their time to Greenville’s biggest summer event.
When it comes to high school graduation, no one said it better than Greenville High School graduate Tate Jeffrey. “It was a long time in the coming,” he said. “I’m ready to be done. It feels great.”
A Greenville gathering place for senior citizens over the past two decades may not be around much longer. The Greenville Area Senior Center at 715 S. Baldwin St. has experienced a slew of resignations and declining active membership in the past year.
Venturing into unknown waters can be trying for even the most stouthearted. But, as they say, fortune favors the bold.
Renovating a building, whether business or residential needs, can be costly. However, there are a multitude of programs that can offer grants and low-interest loans to ease the financial burden on property owners looking to spruce up their buildings.
When it comes to showing off industrial technological skills, the students of the industrial arts programs at Greenville Public Schools are some of the best. Last Friday, students from the shop classes at Greenville High School and Greenville Middle School entered 84 projects into the Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society (MITES) regional competition. Joining more than 800 other entries at Coopersville High School, the Greenville students did exceptionally well in seven categories, including wood working, metal working, computer-aided design (CAD), welding and machining.
The old African proverb states: It takes a village to raise a child. When it comes down to coming together as a community to raise their children, parents in Greenville take it seriously.
With 60 degree temperatures and the sun shining bright, Tuesday was the quintessential spring day … a perfect day for yard work such as mowing, trimming and leaf or brush cleanup. Yet, all that yard waste compiles quickly and many property owners prefer to burn it up. But there are other options.