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September, 2012


One Potato, Two Potato

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Do you have any potatoes?  Cucumbers?  Corn?  Squash? Gourds? Pumpkins?   Herbs?  Fresh cut flowers?  Freshly canned produce?

The new Grass Lake Community Farmers Market needs your support.  The market has weekly commitments for fresh eggs, homemade cookies and tomatoes (for as long as they last).  The demand for more is certainly there as buyers have been showing up every week to purchase – it’s the supply that’s lacking.

Please join the cause and contribute any extra fruit or veggies  in your gardens to this new community effort?

It’s FREE and EASY.  Every Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm – you can show up with your product and have a covered space to sell products or you can drop your stuff off and a volunteer will sell it for you (and you can pick your sales proceeds and any leftovers up at 1:00 pm); if all else fails, call the day before and the gang at the market will pick up your product and sell it for you!

Anyone wishing can contribute the proceeds from their sales to the Matt Tengman family to help offset medical costs due to Matt’s diagnosis of Lou Gehrigs Disease.  Just let us know and we’ll put it in the end of summer contribution that’s accumulating for the family.

The process is FREE, it’s EASY, the demand is there and if you’ve got extra fruits & veggies in your garden – what a win-win situation for the community!

Lastly, don’t forget to plan your gardens for next year’s market – a little extra from everyone goes a long way for others.  Together our community can support fresher, healthier eating through local resources.

Grass Lake Community Farmers Market 126 Brown Street (between Seasons Car Wash & Busy Lizzies right behind the Depot).  Hopefully by next year, the pavilion over the cement area at the Community Activity Park will be installed and we’ll be one step further in reaching our goal of sustaining this Community Farmers Market.

For more information or if you need a pick-up of your veggies, call Veronica Zick at 522.8121.  All donations large or small are greatly appreciated!

Classes and More at Busy Lizzies

Purple flowers on deck by Marissa Swartz
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Wednesday, September 19 was the first of the Wine, Women & Wednesdays events at Busy Lizzies on Brown Street in Grass Lake.

This event will happen on the third Wednesday of each month through the fall and winter.  Three different wines and Chef Matt from the new Grass Lake Diner will be offering accompaniments for each of the wines. This is a free event and starts at 6:30 pm. RSVP is requested.
Friday night (the 21st) is a re-purposing class with Kathy and Amy.    They have a beautiful presentation, display samples of their work and projects for us to make. The cost of the class is only $15 plus $5 for each craft you decide you’d like to make (supplies included!) and starts at 6:30 pm.  If you just can’t make this class, sign up for the one on November 10.

The business just recieved lots of new scrapbooking supplies.
Our store hours have changed a little, but we’re happy to be there any time with a simple phone call (517 990-4560) if you’ve got a Busy Lizzies craving that needs to be taken care of.

The shop is at 126 Brown Street (Next to Season’s Car Wash) and is open Wednesday.-Thursday. 4 pm– 7 pm,  Friday 9 am-7 pm, Saturday 9 am–5 pm and Sunday Noon–5 pm.

Overdosed Driver Crashes Near Cop

On the Road by Marissa Swartz
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Early Sunday morning on September 16, 2012, Sergeant Tommy Schuette from the Jackson County Office of the Sheriff was on patrol in the area of Francis Street on Jackson’s south side when he saw a vehicle pull out in front of him from Tate’s Takeout, cross the center line, run over a curb and strike a fire hydrant.

The driver, a 28-year-old woman from Grass Lake, was passed out behind the wheel.  Sgt. Schuette had to break out the rear driver side window to unlock the vehicleand make contact with the driver.  Sgt Schuette observed a needle hanging from the drivers arm in what appeared to be a heroin overdose.

Paramedics from the Jackson Community Ambulance service and firefighters from the Summit Fire Department quickly arrived at the scene and assisted with medical treatment.

The driver was ultimately transported to Allegiance Hospital.

The driver’s car, a 2000 black Ford Taurus, sustained minor damage and the fire hydrant was inspected for damage by fire personnel.

The investigation continues.

1992 Grads Wanted

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The Grass Lake High Class of 1992 will hold their twenty year Class Reunion the weekend of October 12-13, 2012.

On Friday, October 12, they will tailgate at the Homecoming Football game in the High School parking lot. Families are welcome.  If you were a part of the Class of 1992 or would like to connect with that Class and participate in the tailgate – please contact Becky Loveland for details.

The 2nd event will be held at the Arctic Breakaway Restaurant at the Arctic Colliseum ice rink in Chelsea on Saturday, October 13 starting at 6:30 PM.  For more information or to RSVP for this event, please contact Becky Loveland at or 313-330-5617.

Grass Lake Equestrian Team

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Grass Lake Equestrian team member freshman Chesny Shoemaker and her gelding have helped the team earn second place with one competition to go.

Senior Sarah Lapham answers a question from the ring judge in a recent competition.

Grass Lake’s Kaytlin Greca in the English Horsemanship class.

The Grass Lake Equestrian Team rode their way into second place for the B division, district 10, behind Saline in a recent show.  Saturday, September 22 will be their last regular meet before the team heads to the Regional meet in Mason on  September 29 and 30.

Senior riders Rachel Brandimore and Sarah Lapham lead the girls with experience, while sophomore riders Kathryn Clavier and Kayt Greca back them up with all they have.  New rider this year is freshman  Chesney Shoemaker.

The girls and coach Rochelle Fuson  give a huge thank you to their parents, for all of the hard work and sacrifice, and to the Zenz family for the use of their arena for practice.

Warriors Rumble Over Pirates, 35-7

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The Grass Lake Warrior Football team put up 21 points in the first quarter and sailed easily on to sink the Napoleon Pirates on Friday, September 12, 2012.

With 9:46 in the first quarter, Warrior Logan Konopka to Jared Lazarz 24 yard TD pass.  (Corey Robinet kick good)
2:44 left in the first quarter, Warrior Caleb Sabo 11 yard TD run (Corey Robinet Kick Good)

On Napoleon’s next possession Warrior Sabo intercepted the pass from Trevor Walker and returned it 60 yards. One play later
Konopka tosses to Jared Lazarz for a 31 yard TD pass play. (Corey Robinet kick good)

With 9:36 left in the second quarter, Jack Hatt III scored for Napoleon with a six yard run.

Lady Warrior Linksters Place Third

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Back row, left to right, Brittany Brugh (her 53 was her best conference play this year), Emily Mckay and Baily Clark.  Front row, left to right, Megan Solomon 52, Lauren Chandler 54 (her best game in conference play this year), and Kaylin Peterson with a 48, ( her best of the year).

The Grass Lake Lady Warriors golf team placed third in the East Jackson Jamboree recently. It was their best finish this year with a stroke total of 207.

Three players had their best games of the season in the match.

The team’s home course is Calderone Farms Golf Course.