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Moving sand

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If Oval Beach seems broader these days, it is, thanks to 34,000 cubic yards of spoils dredged from the Kalamazoo River federal channel between Coral Gables and Lake Michigan and spread by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractor The King Co. at the Saugatuck city park. The $375,000 project, scheduled to be largely completed this […]

Schools issue more data on bond request

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Saugatuck Public Schools this week issued updated financial facts related to the district’s May 7 request for a $39.94-million bond to remodel and improve district facilities. Funds generated, said superintendent Tim Travis, “would renovate, refresh and reimagine our schools. “The attached financial fact sheet (visit saugatuckpublicschools.com) illustrates the proposed changes in […]

Grace hosts family egg hunt

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Grace of Douglas hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt for children of all ages Saturday. Staff, residents, family members and one well-known hair joined the fun, which included refreshments, donuts and fresh-baked cookies. (Photo provided)

Blue Star

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Schipp-a-Lago When we learned we could not believe it. The Commercial Record’s mild-mannered — when she’s comatose — Office Manager Laura Schippa had opened a spa. Not just any spa. The Norse had Valhalla, Hindus Nirvana, Jews a Promised Land. When we made our pilgrimage we were trembling. What miracles would […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel Beekeeping has fascinated me ever since I read my second-favorite pipe-smoking fictional detective left London, moved to the countryside and became a beekeeper in his final years. Sherlock Holmes was convinced that long life and brainpower are enhanced by the fabled Royal Jelly. Douglas United Church of Christ is offering […]

Tiger’s Masters win inspires us all

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher A year ago I wrote we all should be inspired by Tiger Woods’ comeback to competitive golf. The man who 20 years ago was on top of the world with record earnings, any commercial gig he desired and million-dollar homes saw it all come crashing down with four back surgeries; a […]

SHS sophomore Boyers creates winning poster art

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Saugatuck High School sophomore Haven Boyers has won this year’s Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck poster design contest. Boyers — who fashioned her “Music & Beauty” winner using pencil, colored pencil, watercolor and pastel — said about it, “I really wanted to showcase how both music and art are beautiful things, and how both take […]

Fennville salmon release set April 26

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Fennville High School will hold its fifth annual Salmon Release Day and Science Fun Fair Friday, April 26, at New Richmond Bridge Park, 3160 Old Allegan Road east of Saugatuck, from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All are welcome. FHS students participate in the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Salmon in the Classroom program. Guided by […]

Weed, help Dune’s State Park

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources invites volunteers to remove invasive weeds such as garlic mustard from Saugatuck Dunes State Park Monday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Work is similar to weeding a garden, says the agency, and can be an enjoyable way to spend time outdoors while helping state ecosystems and […]

Dunn’s pitching highlights pair of sweeps for Indians

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor LAWTON—Saugatuck pitcher Brad Dunn was very good against Lawton on Thursday, April 11. He was even better earlier in the week against Martin. In the first game of a doubleheader against Lawton, Dunn pitched four shutout innings as he allowed three hits with no walks and seven strikeouts in leading […]