The generous spirit of the late Bill Braman continues to live on, most recently through a donation from his endowment fund to the Greenville Area Recreation & Community Center. During Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council unanimously accepted a gift in the amount of $50,000 with the intention to enhance the community center.
The Alpha Family Center of Greenville has been a resource in the community for 20 years and since its start, has hosted a fundraising walk event. Over the years, a 5K run and a bike ride have been included.
Karen Marsman is the executive director of Alpha Family Center and says this year’s event, which is set for Saturday, is special due to reaching the 20-year mark.
As part of its 25 year anniversary celebration, Montcalm County Habitat for Humanity will host its sixth annual Spin the Spokes for Habitat — Tour de 2×4 fundraiser bike ride at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Riders will start behind Greenville Middle School and choose from an eight-mile route on the scenic Fred Meijer Flat River Trail in Greenville, or a 25-, 36- or 50-mile route on the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail between Greenville and Edmore. Rest areas, snacks, water and aid stations will be available along the way.
The Greenville City Council unanimously approved numerous street closures Tuesday evening for the upcoming Danish Festival.
Davide and Dan Uccello have poured nearly $1.5 million in improvements into this community’s newest restaurant, and now the city is taking a step to help recoup some of those costs. As Flo’s Ristorante & Pizzeria prepares to open on May 30, an arrangement between the Uccellos, the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Montcalm County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority aims to establish a redevelopment project at the restaurant.
With plenty of animals abound, a little bit of rain wasn’t going to damper the spirit of the 25th annual Pet Fest. Town and Country Animal Clinic hosted the event Thursday afternoon. Hundreds of visitors attended, receiving the opportunity to pet numerous animals, as well as receive a full tour of the clinic.
For a traditional student at Greenville High School, days pretty much follow the same format daily. Students move from one class to another during passing time and they have lunch at the same time every day. Classes change with the semester. For Legacy Learning students, days can look a little different. Students in Legacy Learning are enrolled in online classes, but can still meet at the high school to go through those classes. Some students are enrolled entirely in the online classes through Edgenuity. Others take some of their classes online and take some traditional classes in the high school as well.
Traditional classrooms have been the standard for secondary education for decades. Going to classes, learning from a teacher, taking notes and sitting behind a desk has been, up until recently, the only way high school and middle school students learn. Sometimes, that system fails students for various reasons. For students enrolled in the virtual learning program offered by Greenville Public Schools in the building formerly known as the Satterlee School, there are second chances for success.
In the midst of a long road of economic recovery, the path appears to be leveling out for the foreseeable future, revealing a stable city budget in Greenville. But with that stability comes tough choices, and entering 2017, that will likely include various rate increases, raises for city employees and the return of an assistant city manager.
With nearly all documentation submitted, the final steps are now being taken toward improving the face of this city’s historic downtown district. Greenville City Manager George Bosanic informed the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Tuesday that all six property owners applying for facade grant funding through the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) have submitted all necessary documentation.