President Franklin D. Roosevelt said the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Then again, Roosevelt never spent an evening at Tim and Tammy Hollinshead’s Haunted Barn. At the barn, there’s plenty to fear.
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The Flat River Community Library celebrated its 15th anniversary at its Judd Road location this week, and even though it’s only a few blocks from its previous home, it might as well be light-years. “By being in the new location, we’ve really been able to expand our services,” said Library Director Laura Powers on Thursday afternoon, surrounded by patrons sifting through rows of books and tooling around on the computers. “We have the facilities to meet peoples’ needs and be a meeting place in the community.”
A life cannot be defined by the way it ends. To try to define the complexity of a single human life, all the years of one’s existence must be taken into account. What did they give, what did they take, what did they leave behind?
The new school year is well underway and one statewide group is working to make available grant funds that will help make the trip to and from school safer for those students who find their way on foot.
Ever since Marcus Roy can remember, he has had his hair cut by barber Jim Hopkins. In the 20-plus years that they’ve visited each other for Roy’s regular appointments, the two have had countless conversations about Hopkins’ 24 years of experience as a firefighter for the Greenville Department of Public Safety. After listening intently to Hopkins’ stories of battling structure fires and rescuing victims from car accidents, all while remaining humble and continuing to work as a barber in the process, Roy decided that a similar path might work in his future.
After about a year of costly legal wrangling, Greenville has finally accepted a settlement agreement with Eureka Township regarding a fee the township attempted to levy against the city for a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
A child in danger, whether from a lurking predator or an abusive home, is a situation recognized by parents, teachers and adults as despicable and wrong, and when discovered, action should be taken. But one perspective difficult to view is that of the child, who may not even realize that what is happening around them could be considered dangerous.
On a day that should have been a joyous occasion, Tami Monks made a phone call that no parent would wish on their own worst enemy. It was Feb. 8, her birthday, a day that should be celebrated with cake, gifts and warm wishes from family. But Tami had run out of options with her daughter, Casey. Against all her desires and hating herself in the process, Tami picked up the phone and called the police.
In 1963, a local group of 30 or so stepped out on faith, first meeting in a house basement and then later at the Union Hall on Charles Street. The group, consisting mostly of eight families, formed Faith Baptist Church, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sunday with a special service “From Generation to Generation: Celebrating 50 Years of God’s Faithfulness.”
When people think of the ever-growing Grand Rapids ArtPrize competition, a wide array of entries come to mind, including sculptures, paintings, crafts, photos, architecture — even works of computer programing. But music?