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March, 2014


Winners from Spring Expo Announced by Heliophotograhper

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Dale Fisher Heli-Photo / Dale Fisher Galleries is pleased to announce that Susan Cobb-Starrett
is the lucky winner of the free raffle held at the 2014 Grass Lake Spring Expo.

Extra chances to enter were given by “Liking” the Eyry of the Eagle and Dale FisherHeli-Photo’s facebook page. The response was so well received that another drawing was held and that lucky winner is David Gamble.

Winners received Dale Fisher’s most recent Michigan Stadium photograph, “The Winter Classic”. The rare aerial helicopter photograph was taken durring a snowstorm on New Year’s Day, featuring the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs.DaleFisher2014Expo

Mr. Fisher also debuted seven large fine art photographs entitled, “The Visions of the Eagle” which will be entered at the Grand Rapids Art Prize competition this fall.

Mr. Fisher’s display also included Michigan Stadium Photographs, information about his two new  books on Washtenaw County and Jackson County, which will be published early 2015. As well as, information on the Eyry of the Eagle Farm Reception Center.

At the Grass Lake Library

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Events at the Jackson District Library’s Grass Lake Branch:

April 2014
Preschool Storytime
Wednesday, April 2 at 11am
Family storytime for ages 3-6 years with a parent or guardian.

Rubber Band Bracelets
Thursday, April 3 at 1:00 pm
Learn how to make fun colorful bracelets without a loom. A great Spring Break project! Two looms will be available for use after the program. Registration requested, please call the branch at (517) 522-8211 to RSVP.
Grass Lake Literary and Chocolate Society Book Club
Monday, April 14 at 6:00 pm
Second Monday of the month
The club will discuss The Color of Water by James McBride this month. New members welcome! Great discussion with refreshments.

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February, 1914 Grass Lake News

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February, 1914 Grass Lake News
Munith-It is reported that hog cholera has appeared at Layton’s Corners and farmers thereabout are much concerned in their attempt to combat the disease.
George Freymuth was attacked by a maddened hog while trying to separate the animal from her young pigs last Thursday and narrowly escaped being seriously hurt.
Sylvan-Eleanor Eisenbeiser is confined to her home with the chicken pox.
Sylvan-Mrs. Frank Page has been having serious trouble with a tooth.
W. Napoleon-Herbert Andrews, after being home for two days, was returning to Lansing on Sunday Evening and was a passenger on the electric car which was stalled north of Jackson at the time of the big wreck.

BUY a FORD of Willis & Hamilton, agents for Grass Lake, Napoleon and Leoni.

WANTED-Customers to buy some of the best lump coal mined in West Virginia. If you buy it once you will buy it again . . . E.J. Foster.

The Ground Hog saw his shadow Monday. Six inches of snow is on the ground and the weather is moderate.

The Tompkins Basket Ball Club defeated our boys at the town hall Wed. evening.

W.R. Lehman, who is suffering from a severe case of blood poison, is no better as we go to press and there is very little hope for his recovery.
EGGS! West Wood carrying a basket containing a hen, entered a trolley car and was dismayed to find he had no cash for his fare. Then the hen cackled, and West found she had laid an egg. The conductor gladly accepted it in lieu of cash and the car sped on!
On account of taxation that is pressing our farming population so hard in this locality, the Grass Lake Farmers’ Club has given up its social meeting for February usually held in a private house and arranged for a public meeting to be held in the Town Hall on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. Read More

Coming Attractions at Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center Waterloo Recreation Area

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Life in a Beehive:
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 6. Are you curious about the remarkable world of honeybees?  Beekeeper and educator Jane Levy will show you how bees work together to make honey and why they do it.  Ages 6 and up will enjoy this program, and children will have a chance to wear a beekeeper’s suit.  Afterwards, Jane will be available to discuss setting up your own hive.
Cost: $2/person or $5/family.  Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd. in the Waterloo Recreation Area near Chelsea.  Advance registration requested at 734-475-3170.

Night of the Amphibians:
8:00 – 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12.  Join us this evening for a lively presentation featuring frogs, salamanders and quivering masses of eggs from local ponds.   Find out how you can recognize frogs by their calls.  The program will conclude with a walk to a nearby pond to see and hear the frogs singing in the night.  Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather.
Cost: $2/person or $5/family.  Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd. in the Waterloo Recreation Area near Chelsea.  Advance registration requested at 734-475-3170.

Palm Sunday Voices Unite

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The churches of Grass Lake will again be sharing with the community on Palm Sunday as voices unite in song. Anyone who can sing is invited to join us as we perform “The Power of The Cross.”

Rehearsals will be on Wednesday evenings at 7 PM, at the Federated Church, beginning March 12th. If that doesn’t work for you, we are having extra rehearsals on Sunday evenings at 6 PM, at the United Methodist Church, beginning March 23rd.

The Power Of The Cross will be shared with the community on Palm Sunday, April 13th, at 3 PM. We look forward to seeing you at rehearsal or on Palm Sunday! Additional questions can be directed to Wendy Walz at 517 812-8783.

Grand River Action Team Meeting

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The Grand River Environmental Action Team (GREAT) annual meeting is Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7 pm at Steve’s Ranch, 311 Louis Glick Highway, downtown Jackson.
Buffet dinner at 6:30 pm, $13.00.  Speaker Ralph Reznick will speak on “Dam Removal Issues and Natural Channel Design.”

Our Lawmakers in Action

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Senate Bill 821, Whitmer amendment to impose “Amazon” internet sales tax: Failed 12 to 26 in the Senate

Senate Bill 667, Prohibit minors from using “e-cigarettes” To prohibit minors form using electronic vapor cigarettes, making it a misdemeanor crime punishable by a $50 fine, community service in a hospice or long term care facility, and being ordered into a health promotion and risk reduction program. Senate Bill 668 bans selling or giving minors e-cigarettes.

Senate Bill 608, Revise Medicaid expansion funding; authorize extra spending: Passed 65 to 44 in the House
To adjust spending in the current year budget to reflect fund source changes triggered by adoption of the federal health care law Medicaid expansion starting in April. The bill also appropriates $215 million in additional spending on roads (including $100 million for extra winter maintenance costs), money for Amtrak-related rail improvements, government pre-school programs, low income heating bill subsidies, veterans programs, marina projects, and much more.

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