CAUGHTCHA BEING GOOD!
Anita & Mike Bosley
Anita and Mike Bosley are true blue neighbors. When Cindie Flynn was away for the entire month of February the couple watched her house, watered the plants, and they even completely cleared the driveway from the tremendous amounts of snow that had accumulated there, When Cindie offered to pay them, Anita said “That is what neighbors are for!” Caughtcha being GOOD, Anita and Mike!
ERDL celebrates National Library week
The Elk Rapids District Library, together with the Friends of the Elk Rapids District Library and the Capital Campaign Committee, will celebrate National Library Week with an Open House on Friday, April 12, 2019. Please join us for this family-friendly event that will include refreshments and a special exhibit of handmade and altered books by area artists. This show, called “Book-Paper-Scissors” is offered in collaboration with the Jordan River Arts Council. An update on the library capital campaign will be shared.
An ongoing capital campaign to raise money for the restoration and expansion of the Elk Rapids District Library is underway following the village trustees’ approval of the plan by a 6-1 vote in September. Friends of the Elk Rapids District Library have already raised more than $1 million in donations and pledges for the 6,300 square-foot project.
The Open House will be at the Elk Rapids District Library at 300 Isle of Pines in Elk Rapids on Friday, April 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Donations for the restoration and expansion of the library can be sent to the Friends of the Library, P.O Box 337, Elk Rapids, MI 49629.
Former board member acknowledged
Royce Ragland will be inducted into the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame in a ceremony on May 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids. GTRLC was inducted last year in the Non-Profit Organization category. Royce will be inducted in the individual category, acknowledging her years of dedication to our natural resources as both a GTRLC board member and as a founder of Green ER. Congratulations, Royce.
Child and Family Services to host open house
Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan will be hosting an open house on April 4, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at their offices on Veterans Drive in Traverse City. Staff from several programs will be on hand to discuss options available for those interested in helping children in northern Michigan. Foster care, adoption, respite services, and host homes are all programs that are in need of people from the community to step forward and volunteer. Laura Field, supervisor of the Crisis Respite program states, “We have a need for people who can help just a few days a month providing respite care for a child, as well those willing to commit up to a lifetime in our adoption program. CFS has a broad range of services for families and children, and if you have the desire to help, we have a niche that you can fill here at CFS.” For more information, please visit cfsnwmi.org. RSVPs encouraged 231-946-8975
Planning Commission to hear overview of regional water initiatives
The Planning Commission invites you to join them for an overview of recently announced regional water initiatives and innovative green infrastructure proposals on Tuesday, March 26, 10:00 a.m., Government Center, 315 Bridge Street. Regular agenda items will also include draft updates of our village sign ordinance. Please join us and participate in the stimulating discussions that help shape our community.
Sexual Assault Awareness month
As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, NMC’s Office of Student Life will host several on-campus events the week of April 8-11. The events aim to educate students how to prevent sexual violence and advocate for those who have been impacted by providing connections to resources, dialogue and information. These events will also offer an opportunity for students to learn about topics such as consent, healthy relationships and dating.
Can I kiss you?
Communication is key in all relationships. Speaker Mike Domitrz presents a powerful program through honest discussion and humor that teaches how to ask for what you want – without playing any of the games. Free and open to the community and to high school students ages 16 and up. Wednesday, April 10 at Milliken Auditorium, 6:30 p.m. This event is sponsored through the Michigan DHHS Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program.
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