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Apples all day

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… may not keep the doctors away, assuming they still make house calls. But they sure taste good, especially plucked fresh in fall off Crane Orchard trees. What’s ripe now? Take your pick (literally) of varieties listed at craneorchards.com. Or come on a sunny fall day and just take your chances. Mmmm! (Photo by Scott Sullivan)

Pot providers eye ex-carwash, antique store

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By Scott Sullivan Editor It didn’t take Douglas — which July 16 became the first and so far only one of the tri-communities to opt in on medical marijuana — long to find applicants. It marked yellow squares Aug. 27 on city hall’s front lawn on which license applicants could place themselves, first-come-first served, to […]

Bless the beasts

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Saugatuck’s All Saints’ Episcopal Church marked its Blessing of the Animals Sunday, held each year the Sunday closest to the Feast Day of St. Francis, with Rev. Francis Berghuis presiding (Photo by Jim Hayden)

Cow Hill Chili Cook-Off brings the heat in rain

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Cow Hill Yacht Club’s annual Chili Cook-Off saw 15 restaurants compete and an estimated 1,000-plus diners “bring the heat” Sunday under a tent in the Wicks Park rain. The fun, which included beverages and live music by the band Rock Shop, raised an estimated $7,000 for local Cow Hill-supported causes, event chair Ken Trester said. […]

City, township divide stymies possible Bridge Street fix

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Bridge Street could use a bridge. Or at least rebuilding. “It’s gotten worse and worse,” Heron Bay resident John Reinartz said of the road’s eastside entry to Blue Star Highway at the Oct. 3 Saugatuck Township Board meeting. What’s hard is that stretch lies in Saugatuck city limits but serves only […]

Fire open house offers cut-ups, fun

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Rain didn’t douse the 21st annual Saugatuck Township Fire District open house Sunday. Crowds could dine free on burgers and hot dogs, plus listen to music inside the station, or venture outside to see SWAT and fire truck displays, play in bounce house and other children’s activities or watch live demonstrations of the department’s Jaws […]

Blue Star

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By Scott Sullivan Editor The Unmoved Mover The unmoved mover is the rage everywhere I go. “How ‘bout those Lions?” my Blatz-guzzling friends cry. How about Aristotle? “Too much air in bottles? Try cans. Or drink straight from the tap!” I know they’re down with the Greek philosopher who asserted “the bare existence of change […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel Thirty years ago Robert Fulghum published a small book titled “Everything I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” You may remember its basic instructions: be truthful, don’t touch other people’s things, keep your hands to yourself and so on. There were consequences for forgetting those rules, and more […]

Ready for the show

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Friends of the Saugatuck Woman’s Club will present “A Little Comedy; A Little Mystery,” a radio play in two acts, Friday, Oct. 12, in the club’s auditorium at the corner of Butler and Hoffman streets, Saugatuck, at 7:30 p.m. at the SWC auditorium, Hoffman at Butler Streets. Tickets are $15 and proceeds will be used […]