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Calling birds

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Environmental educator Kevin VandeVusse will share his images, such as this of Malachite kingfisher, and experiences “Birding in East Africa” at the Holland Audubon Society meeting Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the Hope Church Commons Room, 77 W. 11th St., Holland, at 7 p.m. All are invited, free.

Washed up

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Allegan County West Shore Park beachgoers in Ganges Township found an unexpected cross-lake arrival Nov. 25: this buoy from Milwaukee’s South Shore Yacht Club. It evidently became unmoored and traveled 90 miles east before coming to rest here. (Photo by Dana Burd)

Saugatuck opens season with home win over Wyoming Lee

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Christmas was still nearly a month away when the Saugatuck boys’ basketball team hosted Wyoming Lee in the season-opener for both teams on Tuesday, Nov. 27. That didn’t stop Saugatuck players from giving their coach an early gift in the form of his first varsity win. Coaching in his first […]

Fennville boys split first two games

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor FENNVILLE—Talk about saving your best for last. After scoring seven points through the first three quarters of the boys’ basketball game between Fennville and Delton on Friday, Nov. 30, Blackhawk sophomore Brody Peterson erupted for 12 points in the final frame. That effort helped Fennville turned what had been a […]

Home sweet home in Glenn

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Glenn’s annual Circle of Lights Friday brought mild (for this time of year, at least) weather and cheer to the small community with Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving by horse-drawn carriage and meeting children, refreshments, giveaways, tree lighting, luminaries and a free gingerbread house raffle (shown). (Photos by Scott Sullivan)

New trail gift links chain ferry, beach

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Oval Beach goers can now follow a scenic walking trail between the Saugatuck Chain Ferry landing on Park Street and the Lake Michigan attraction thanks to a familiar donor. The new John A. Woollam Nature Trail fulfills a long-held Saugatuck city vision of a path taking hikers off two-lane and winding […]

Street work unearths piece of SHS history

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By Jim Hayden Correspondent Drivers on Allegan Street will pass over pieces of Saugatuck history when the road reopens in coming days. During road reconstruction on the section between Lake and Elizabeth streets, workers unearthed tiles from the former high school girls locker room, Councilman Barry Johnson told city council Monday. “When they demolished the […]

Deferred pay OK’d for Douglas ‘spaghetti’ cure

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Douglas’ long-discussed efforts to disentangle “spaghetti lines” — side yard water connections not linked to mains — advanced Nov. 19 with city council establishing three special assessment districts to help fund work. Water main pipes will be installed and service lines (connecting from the pipes to buildings) that contain lead components, […]

DEQ OKs Frederick Street permit, neighbor objects

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By Scott Sullivan Editor The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has granted Dune Ridge SA LP owner Paul Heule a sand dunes protection and management permit to improve Frederick Street, which runs north off Vine Street, inland up a slope from Park Street, on his property. At least one neighbor property owner cried “foul” last […]

Blue Star

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Four-Letter Words Now he’s done it. Heretofore I have given President Trump a pass because he does my work for me. Every day he lampoons himself. Some in my profession gripe about newsprint tariffs, but at worst they can cost us our livelihoods. That’s a pittance compared to Trump’s tariffs on […]