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Carson City to welcome State Librarian Randy Riley

Libraries weren’t always a natural place for Randy Riley.

At top right, Ethan Bollone, 4, of Saranac, picks blueberries (seen close up at top right) at Bird Berry Farms in Orleans Township Friday afternoon. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Local blueberry farms prospering in mild summer conditions

As 7-year-old Adam Lasco of Edmore crawled his way deep into a blueberry bush at Bird Berry Farms, picking away at the plentiful berries, he suddenly faced a dilemma. The number of berries in his bucket somehow appeared to remain the same.

Artist Luverne Adamson, of Vestaburg, who painted this year’s 2014 Danish Festival mural to the theme of Hans Christian Andersen’s “Red Shoes,” tears away a tarp friday morning to unveil the mural at Preferred Credit Union in Greenville. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

2014 Greenville Danish Festival mural unveiled

When residents and visitors alike stroll past the new Danish Festival mural that now hangs alongside its predecessors, they will catch sight of a young peasant girl who boasts an expression of pure joy, warmth and happiness.

Christina Verslius, at right, and her sister, Kasey Brown, opened Shorty’s Sugar Shack in Trufant last month and have already established the ice cream shop as a great community gathering destination. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

BUSINESS BEAT: Shorty’s Sugar Shack a beacon of community gathering

It has been open only a little over a month, yet the new ice cream business, Shorty’s Sugar Shack, has accumulated many heart-felt stories already.

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Funeral Notices — Saturday, July 26, 2014

Funeral notices for Saturday, July 26, 2014

Central Montcalm band director Matt Reed shows the back of the new Central Montcalm marching band uniform, which will debut during the Grand Parade at Stanton’s Old Fashioned Days on Aug. 9. The Central Montcalm band has also started a Kickstarter fundraising that allows anyone in the world to donate funds to help purchase the new uniforms. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

CM director spearheads effort to help marching band shine

When football fans attend Central Montcalm High School games this autumn, they’ll have one more thing to be proud of, assuming an upcoming fundraiser to raise money for the purchase of new marching band uniforms goes as band director Matt Reed hopes it will.

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New Lincoln Heights principal ready to help students explore

In her several years in education, new Lincoln Heights Elementary School Principal Katy Beebe lives for that moment when it all clicks for her students. “It’s awesome to watch those light bulbs come on and kids learn,” said Beebe, who will replace Michelle Blaszczynski, who took over as the Greenville district’s chief academic officer for the retiring Diane Brissette. “I love kids and I love to spend time with kids.”

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Funeral Notices for July 25, 2014

Funeral Notices for July 25, 2014

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Gatchel gets ready for national pageant

Greenville resident Alisha Gatchel is among 53 contestants representing the United States, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in the Miss America Outstanding Teen competition in Orlando, Fla.

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: It takes it all to create successful schools

I have just ordered the next book I will read. The title is “I Got Schooled,” and the author is M. Night Shyamalan, a noted filmmaker. I just finished reading a review of his book.