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August, 2012


FREE Hunter’s Safety Classes Start September 8

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The Grass Lake Sportsman’s Club is offering their bi-annual Hunter’s Safety course free to the public on September 8 and 9 at their club house at 13505 Leach Road.

Lunch and all equipment are supplied by the club and there is no cost to take the two day course.
Pre-registration is required the class fills quickly. Call Don at
734-845-1483 to register.

Stables Open

Horsegrazing by Marissa Swartz
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The Horse Stables at Waterloo Recreation area on Seymour Road are now open.

Sherri Richardson is the top hand and, along with help from the State of Michigan and the DNR folks at Waterloo Recreation area started the second half of summer with some exciting events planned.

“We are open and I invite riders from Grass Lake to come by to meet me and say hello to our horses and staff,” said Richardson.

Sherri can be reached at
734 637-4457.

Egrets Hunt Grass Lake Area

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Hundreds of white Egrets have glided into the lowlands of Grass Lake for the summer.

Searching shallow still waters for reptiles of various sizes and flavors, the snowy white birds are a traffic stopper on Willis Road, just west of town. Another foraging flock can be seen at the mini-wildlife sanctuary west of town on Rank Road, just into Washtenaw County.

“Aren’t they just beautiful,” reported Kerene Morrissey after watching the birds on Monday, August 20.

A Grass Lake Tradition

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Mike Fensler and old time stove in the historic Whistlestop Depot. Open for inspection during Heritage Days!

There will be lots to see and free activities taking place during Grass Lake’s annual Heritage Day Festival from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 8, 2012.

New this year to start off the festivities will be a 5K run/walk sponsored by the Grass Lake Assembly of God. Sign up at The run will begin and end at Busy Lizzies on Brown Street.   Read More

Root Beer Made Here

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Rick Mead of Grass Lake (In yellow shirt) waits for a frosty mug of home brewed root beer. “It is a family recipe my grandfather made right in Jackson, now we grow our own Sassafras trees in Texas and travel the country over thirty weeks a year selling the best root beer in the world,” said grandson and master brewer, Chris Zemer. “Oh, remember to keep your mugs, we’ll be back for Heritage Days,” he added.

thanks to Ghostrider DJ, Joe DeBoe for the picture.

2012 Waterloo Golf School

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Junior Golf Champs
left to right on cart, Most improved, Drake Glen, First place 9 Hole Division, Walker Utley,  Second place 9 Hole Division, Eathan Utley.  First place 5 Hole Division, Colin Weger up front.

Walker ran away with the 9 hole division with a scorching 38.

Second place required a one hole playoff with young guns John Camilleri
vs Eathan Utley. Eathan eeaked out a win even after hitting various
trees on his first 5 shots.

Colin Weger and Drake Glen had a battle of the ages, coming down to
the final hole and putt. The two gentlemen were cool under the growing pressure. Each hole a test of what they had learned in the school. After studying the contour of the shady green, Colin stood over the ball and lashed a curling seven foot putt for the victory on the 18th green.


2012 Waterloo Golf Course Junior Golf School.
Left to right, back to front.  John Camilleri, Drake Glen, Nathan Lockridge, William , Instructor  and PGA Pro Keith Haglund,  Jason Proctor, Jacob Gorman, Walker Utley. Front row :Grant Glen, Colin Weger,Eathan Utley, Lauren Chandler, Megan Soloman.


Power Pump in the Park Workout

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If you are looking for a fun workout that will tone and strengthen with an emphasis on endurance, come join us at the Grass Lake Park every Wednesday from 8am to 9am.

All you’ll need is a set of hand weights and a mat.

Your first class is FREE! It’s just $3.00 per class after that.

This workout is great for all ages and fitness levels.  You will love the people, the serenity of the outdoors and the feeling of having a full body workout.

Amber Collins is a NETA certified group fitness instructor. She teaches classes at the Chelsea Wellness Center, Chelsea Senior Center and various other groups.

Amber has a love for fitness and brings that energy to every class.  Hope to see you there, if it’s raining, class will be cancelled.