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Village of Grass Lake

132 W. Michigan Avenue, P.O. Box 737

Grass Lake, Michigan  49240

VARIANCE HEARING NOTICE

TO ALL INTERESTED CITIZENS IN THE VILLAGE OF GRASS LAKE:

Please take notice that a public hearing will be held by the Grass Lake Village Council (Zoning Board of Appeals) in this hall on Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 at 6:45 P.M. The purpose of the hearing is to take public input with respect to a variance request submitted on the below listed property:

446 E. Michigan Ave. (See legal description below)

Tax Parcel No. 027-10-33-303-015-00

THAT PART OF ”WIDOW WYLER’S” LOT (ACCD TO REC PLAT) IN BLK 1 DESCD AS—BEG AT PT OF INTERSECTION OF CEN OF TERRITORIAL RD WITH W LN OF SEC 33 T2S R2E TH ELY ALG CEN OF SD RD 116.82 FT TO A PT WH IS PL OF BEG OF THIS DESCN TH N PAR WITH W LN OF SD SEC 33, 150 FT TH ELY PAR WITH CEN OF TERRITORIAL RD 45 FT TH S PAR WITH SD W SEC LN 150 FT TO CEN OF SD RD TH WLY ALG SD CEN LN 45 FT TO BEG. EXC THEREFROM THE SLY 33 FT THEREOF FOR HWY PURPOSES ALL IN BLK 1 REMINGTON’S ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF GRASS LAKE 446 E MICHIGAN AVE

The request is for a variance to grant an exception to the side yard setback to construct a deck on an existing single family home. The hearing is open to the public and all those interested are encouraged to attend. Written comments may be directed to the Grass Lake Village Council, P.O. Box 737, Grass Lake, MI  49240.                                                                                                  Posted:  08/16/2010

Star Mead, Village Clerk


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Village of Grass Lake

132 W. Michigan Avenue, P.O. Box 737

Grass Lake, Michigan 49240

VARIANCE HEARING NOTICE

TO ALL INTERESTED CITIZENS IN THE VILLAGE OF GRASS LAKE:

Please take notice that a public hearing will be held by the Grass Lake Village Council (Zoning Board of Appeals) in this hall on Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. The purpose of the hearing is to take public input with respect to a variance request submitted on the below listed property:

340 N. Lake St. (See legal description below)

Tax Parcel No. 032-10-32-402-006-00

THE S 81 FT 4 IN OF THE N 313 FT 4 IN OF BLK 4 EXC PCL DESCD AS—BEG IN W LN OF N LAKE ST AS NOW RELOCATED AT A PT 313.33 FT S OF N LN OF SD BLK 4 TH DUE W 89.33 FT TO A PT WH IS PL OF BEG OF THIS EXCN TH N 79DEG W TO SHORE OF GRASS LAKE TH SLY ALG SD SHORE LN TO A PT DUE W OF BEG TH DUE E TO BEG. ALL IN SMITH’S ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF GRASS LAKE

The request is for a variance to grant an exception to the height of a fence, all those interested are encouraged to attend. Written comments may be directed to the Grass Lake Village Council, P.O. Box 737, Grass Lake, MI  49240.                                                                                                  Posted:  08/16/2010

Star Mead, Village Clerk


Lions Welcome New Members

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To: Alex Weddon,  Grass Lake Times                        From: Bob Wolfe, Grass Lake Lions Club

August 17, 2010

The Grass Lake Lions Club has welcomed two new members during the weekly meeting in August 16, 2010.  The new members are Rita Lee and James Stetler.  They were inducted by Jeff Day of the Napoleon Lions Club who graciously explained the origin of Lions Club International that has grown into one of the largest service organizations in the world. Our Club Motto:  “WE SERVE” is an understatement, in addition to helping people in need with their eyesight and hearing loss we contribute to the community in many other ways.  We are very pleased that Rita and Jim will help us to achieve our goals.

Bob Wolfe, President


Chelsea Fair August 24-28

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The seventy-third Chelsea Community Fair opens its gates on Sunday,  August 22.

Sunday, August 22
9 am-5 pm – Tractor Dead Weight Pull

Monday
10 am – Antique Tractor Pull

Tuesday
livestock judging
Horse show
children’s parade
Demolition Derby at 7 pm

The Midway rides and games start on Tuesday, August 24.

Wednesday, rides start at 1 pm.
Youth horse show all day
Livestock judging
Demo Derby at 7 pm.

Thursday
rides start at 1 pm
Horse show
kiddie tractor pull
livestock auction
Chains saw wood carvers
Figure 8 Demo Derby 7:30 pm.

Friday
Ladies Day!
Horse shows
Fair Queen pageant 7 pm.
Tractor pull 7 pm

Saturday
Fair parade at 1 pm.
4-wheel and 2-wheel drive drive pull.

The popular fair draws over 40,000 visitors to the city.

“Ruthie” the cow, that is normally at the State Fair, will be in Chelsea this year.  Ruthie is a milking simulator sponsored by Country Fresh Dairy.  There is a combine simulator for the kids.  Both Ruthie and the combine will be set up near the “Nature’s Creation” event.

click to www.chelseafair.org for more information.


Recent passings

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Jeffrey Howard Flintoft of Grass Lake. December 28, 1945- August 14, 2010.
Louis Christian Schumacher of Waterloo Township, MI, September 16, 1919-August 8, 2010.
Pauline E. Clark of Munith, MI,  January 24, 1922-August 6, 2010.
Jamie M. Stewart Sr. of Grass Lake, MI,  January 7, 1943-August 7, 2010.


Accidental Shooting

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On Monday August 16, 2010 at 7 pm, Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an accidental shooting in a home in the 2200 block of Maute Road in Grass Lake Township.

An 80-year-old Grass Lake man had a bullet wound to the hand and was taken to Chelsea Community Hospital.

The man was holding the handgun when it discharged, striking him in the hand.  Based on evidence and the weapon it appears the handgun may have malfunctioned when the owner was “clearing it” to clean the gun.

The minor injuries were treated and the man was released from Chelsea Community Hospital.

The handgun involved in the incident was seized because it was not registered.


Susan Campbell’s Kitchen Talk

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WATERMELON SLUSHIE

One happy result of preparing Watermelon Rind Pickles, as we did last week, is an abundant supply of bright pink fruit from the melon. There are several ways to use this fruit, including fruit salads, jellies, and chilled kebobs, but SLUSHIES are a favorite with my family. Watch for a good sale on this flavorful fruit, and enjoy its cool freshness in a new way. Let’s make SLUSHIES!

Begin by testing for ripeness, by “knocking” on the firm rind of the melon. A ripe melon will sound slightly hollow, and should smell sweet and not overripe at the stem end. Next step is to place the washed melon on a large baking sheet or tray, prior to cutting the rind from the chosen watermelon. Save the rind for pickles, remove all seeds including immature white ones, and place the juicy chunks into a large bowl. Use a potato masher to reduce the volume, leaving a few chunks.

I love making treats in our ice cream maker, but find that too much dairy does not agree. SLUSHIES are the solution, for times when a frozen treat is called for. I pack about four cups, or one-half gallon of mashed fruit into the machine, and let it go. A pinch of salt allows the natural sweetness of the melon to remain, but boosts sodium levels during extremely hot weather such as we have experienced this year.

To make up for the single simple ingredient-fruit-used in this recipe, it is easy to devote extra attention to presentation. Tall parfait glasses, or champagne flutes would elevate this fruity treat. Conversely, for a family presentation by the pool, sturdy plastic cups offer a safe method of presentation that kids will love, along with their parents.

Cute color coordinated cups set in a bed of ice will help SLUSHIES retain their chill longer. Long-handled spoons or wide straws offer both convenience and utility.

If you do not own an ice cream freezer, you can also prepare SLUSHIES in the freezer. Simply pour the crushed melon into a deep metal baking pan, cover with a lid or plastic wrap, and freeze for one hour.

Remove from freezer and stir, from the frozen outer edges to the still-liquid center. Re-cover, and return to freezer. Repeat this stirring process once each hour until the mixture begins to have an airy “Sno Cone” appearance, when it will be ready to serve. Use a metal pan, as frozen SLUSHIES bring out the best in kitchen gadgets aimed at removing the product. A glass bowl could  easily shatter under the hand of an overanxious server.

© 2010 by Susan Campbell