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Many people in this country are literally eating themselves to death. Today’s obesity epidemic puts adults and children at risk to develop many life-threatening conditions, which can place financial burden on the state’s medical care system. “Michigan is one of the fattest states in the nation,” said Angela Minicuci, Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) [...]

Author Pamela Bush shows off her first novel, “Out of the Whirlwind.” — Courtesy photo

Pamela Bush will have book signing at Robbin’s Booklist

Local author Pamela Bush is signing copies of her third novel on Saturday. The event is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Robbin’s Booklist in Greenville.

Grace Bradley (Kaitlyn Denevan) reads the Christmas story aloud to the Herdman children, who hear it for the very first time. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Greenville community center presents ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

The church Christmas pageant is an annual event with the same story presented the same way. Frankly, it has gotten to be a little boring. This year, the pageant is anything but boring. It’s the “Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” The Greenville Area Community Center is presenting the classic play this weekend.

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Letters to Santa

Dear Santa, I hope you talk to my cat.  Enjoy he cookies and milk. Annie Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a princess toddler Ariel with a tail.  I would also like a pink robot Polly Pocket set and a doll that’s up to my neck, two bottles of silly strings and surprises. Thank [...]

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Centerville releasing debut album

The locally based country music act Centerville is hosting a CD release party Saturday in Grand Rapids.

Stanton Department of Public Works employee Jamie Blum hangs up Christmas decorations in the city's downtown. The city will host Hometown Holidays on Dec. 10. — Courtesy photo

Christmas events: No place like home for the holidays

Santa Claus is coming to town — including just about each and every town in Montcalm County and surrounding areas. Many local Christmas-themed events will be taking place in December. All festivities are community-oriented and free.

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Simple ways to deck your halls

Some people go all out for the holidays — decorating their homes from floor to ceiling, putting time, money, hard work and more into creating the perfect holiday atmosphere. Some people may be discouraged when it comes to decking their halls and not know how to begin, however.

Greenville High School’s presentation of “Grease” features 40 cast members, 200 costumes and “a lot of singing and dancing.”

PLAY REVIEW: Greenville High School brings a slice of the 1950s to life

Though fashions and style change over the years, the problems faced by teens haven’t really changed that much. A group of Greenville High School teens give us a glimpse of what life was like only a few generations ago with their presentation of “Grease.”

Colonel Duncan (Brandon Reickoff) shares the ingredients of the secret recipe with MacBeth (Tyler Young), his new vice president and general manager of sales. It is so secret, everyone else must cover their ears.

PLAY REVIEW: ‘Old Macbeth’ combines Shakespeare and the Colonel?

Like the brew in a witch’s cauldron, the Montcalm Community College fall drama class production is a mixture of a little bit of this and a pinch of that. “Old MacBeth Had a Farm” is a combination of Shakespeare’s character MacBeth, Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken and many other interesting characters.