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Fabric Artist Ruth Petersen Jelema shows off a few of her creations at Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

LowellArts! serves up another successful festival at Fallasburg Park

True to its billing, this year’s Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts truly did offer something for everyone. Sponsored by LowellArts!, the festival entered its 44th year Saturday and Sunday with a juried show featuring 100 artists and craftspersons from across the country. Nestled in the inviting area surrounding Fallasburg Park’s main pavilion, the event also offered live music, great food and seasonal children’s activities.


Funeral Notices for Sept. 17, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Sept. 17, 2012


Political town hall meeting planned Oct. 4 at Sheridan VFW

Plans for the town hall meeting Oct. 4 at the Sheridan VFW Post are about 75 percent finalized, according to VFW Post 5065 Legislative Chairman Eric Halvorsen. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4.


OUR VIEW: To the shores of Tripoli

America and the world might never have known much about the career and work of United States Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, but for the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2012.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Sept. 15

Belding wins, finishes second at Sparta: The Redskin boys were the best team in the White Division of the Sparta Invitational Saturday, as they scored 75 points…

M&S Quick Stop on M-46 north of Howard City was destroyed in a fire Sunday evening.

Family-owned party store destroyed in fire on M-46

A family-owned party store on M-46 was destroyed in a fire Sunday night. The Howard City Fire Department responded to M&S Quick Stop at 9469 Reed Road, just off M-46 north of Howard City, at 6:58 p.m.


Greenville couple injured in plane crash

A Greenville couple received minor injuries in a plane crash Saturday morning in Mecosta County. The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Mecosta/Morton Airport at 8:11 a.m.

Candle Cottage owner Pamela Greenhoe, with a new sign for her shop, is celebrating her fifth year in business in Crystal.

Crystal’s Candle Cottage celebrates five years

It was a dislike for commuting that prompted Pamela Greenhoe to open her unique gift shop, Candle Cottage, in Crystal. Located at 203 S. Main St., the shop offers a host of interesting items, including a complete line of candles handmade by Greenhoe herself. The shop will soon celebrate its fifth year in business at the same location. Since opening, Greenhoe has seen a fairly steady increase in business as word of her distinctive gifts spread by advertising and word of mouth.

Firefighters from the Greenville Department of Public Safety and Montcalm Township Fire Department worked to put out a fire at 618 Barnard Street in Greenville Friday afternoon.

Greenville house on N. Barnard Street still standing after fire

A house is still standing after firefighters were able to knock down a fire before it consumed the home.

Catherine Behnke art

13 local artists to compete in Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize

Thirteen local artists will be competing in the fourth annual ArtPrize, which gets under way Wednesday in Grand Rapids.
ArtPrize is a unique event which allows the public to vote and choose the winners. Ten cash prizes will be awarded, including a first prize of $200,000. The event ends Oct. 7.