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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 […]

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 […]

Cow Hill gift will help Saugatuck light up town

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By Jim Hayden Correspondent Holiday lights in Saugatuck will sparkle with a little help from a donation by the Cow Hill Yacht Club. The charity group presented the City of Saugatuck with a $1,000 check at the city council meeting Monday. The money will help with lighting downtown for Christmas and was raised during the […]

Queen’s Men bring royal sounds to Hope

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Fresh from the royal wedding, the Queen’s Six will perform a Hope College Great Performance Series concert Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Jack H. Miller Center Concert Hall, 221 Columbia Ave., Holland, at 7:30 p.m. The group — which comes from the Chapel Choir that performs some eight services a week, often before England’s royal […]

Festival features Goose Saloon, Burnerz, more

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Food, local beer, wine, cider and “burnin” fun will bring thousands of people to downtown Fennville for its 34th annual Goose Festival Friday through Sunday, Oct. 12-14. “We are proud to have a low-cost, family-friendly showcase of what is great about Fennville,” said event organizer and Downtown Development Authority chair Amy Cook. “It is a […]