CAUGHTCHA BEING GOOD!
A few Sundays ago Penny Novarro ran into a problem when she went to get gas for her husband. While she was filling a five-gallon gas can, she noticed she was standing in a puddle of gasoline. Mark Stites happened to be at the gas station and witnessed Penny’s distress. He quickly gave her one of his gas containers and helped her to transfer the gas from the leaking one. Mark saved Penny’s day! Congratulations, Mark, you are this week’s winner of the Caughtcha being GOOD award!
2015 Trashformations winners
On Monday, the 2015 Trashformations winners were announced. The winners were “selected from the largest and most creative group of entrants ever.” In addition, the garden club essay winners were recognized for their work on the benefits of sustainable gardening, and the village was presented with a certification as the first recognized Bird Habitat Community. Featured speaker Dr. Doug Tallamy presented “Saving the Environment, One Back Yard at a Time,” to a standing room-only crowd.
Winners 2015 Trashformations
(judging provided by members of the Village Council)
First place - Charles Cianfarani, “Transformation”
(grandson of Amanda Brink)
Prize: Paddlebuoy, donated by the Paddlebuoy company
Second Place - Sandra Giordani, “Nature’s Window”
Prize: A cruise for two people on the Inland Seas schooner, donated by the Inland Seas Education Association
Hairport Salon & Spa, “Styling in the Future”
Prize: Pontoon Boat Ride on the Grass River, donated by the Grass River Natural Area
1st place - Lakeland Elementary Student Council, “Trash Class”
Prize: Village Market Gift Certificate, donated by The W Group
2nd place - Tie
Sunrise Academy, “Windy City”
ERHS sporting event tickets, donated by Elk Rapids High School
Mill Creek Elementary 5th Grade
Cruise for two on the Grand Traverse Baykeeper Tugboat, donated by the Watershed Center
Community members honored at dinner
On Friday, at the Community Stars Award Dinner, presented by the Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, individuals were recognized for their hardwork and dedication to the community. Well-deserved award winners stand proudly with their plaques.
County and Art Rapids! extend “Walk of Art” pact five years
Art Rapids! and Antrim County Commissioners have concluded a five-year extension of their co-operative agreement governing the arts organization’s “Walk of Art” sculpture exhibit in the county’s Elk Rapids Day Park. With 10 new sculptures this spring the unique, 15-acre park now has 27 works along its winding, wooded trails and scenic quarter-mile of Grand Traverse Bay waterfront.
Now starting the final season under an initial three-year agreement, the Walk of Art has become one of northern Michigan’s premier art destinations. The new pact extends the co-operative arrangement through 2020. In 2014, the county built a new covered pavilion in the park, partially financed by a memorial gift the family of the late Deborah Wentworth arranged through Art Rapids!
Art Rapids! organizes and sponsors tours, classes and other special events in the park each summer, including this year a free outdoor concert at the Pavilion on July 30, and a four-day children’s Art Camp July 21-24. Art Rapids! also sponsors a juried art fair in Elk Rapids Memorial Park the last Saturday each June. The Walk of Art project is supported by private donations and grants from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and Elk Rapids Rotary.
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