frugthaven farm

‘Perfect spot’ for worship 

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Eureka Township Planning Commission approves plans for City Church Greenville at Frugthaven Farm

Seeking a new place of worship and a sense of permanence in the community, the prayers from members of City Church Greenville have been answered in the form of a unanimous vote of approval. 

During the Jan. 18 meeting of the Eureka Township Planning Commission, a special land use request and site plan were approved for City Church Greenville to go forward with plans to construct a new church on property previously belonging to Frugthaven Farm owners April and Mike Petersen. 

Wildroast Coffee now pouring specialty lattés at Frugthaven Farm

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The recent opening of Wildroast Coffee inside of Frugthaven Farm was a delicious end to a minor period of upheaval in the coffeehouse portion of the business.

The Greenville location at 11466 W. Carson City Road (M-57) is the third for Wildroast Coffee, a company founded by Zach Haugen, 31 of Grand Rapids.

TEN QUESTIONS: Photo storyteller

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Who are you? Cory Smith, 37, city of Greenville, senior staff writer at the Daily News.

Church proposed at Frugthaven Farms site

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City Church of Greenville wants to build new church where pavilion stands

After four years of coming together in the presence of God in a variety of temporary locations, City Church of Greenville may have finally found itself a permanent house of worship. 

During Wednesday evening’s meeting of the Greenville Planning Commission, City Church of Greenville Campus Pastor Tim Simon, joined by his wife and Communications and Guest Services Director Marcy Simon, as well as fellow pastor Joe Capriglione and his wife, Church Administrator Barb Capriglione, presented a preliminary site plan to construct a new church in a familiar location — Frugthaven Farm. 

TEN QUESTIONS: Editing and bandsplaining

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Who are you? Darrin Clark, 51, managing editor, live on the west side of Grand Rapids with my wife Amanda and 16 legs worth of pets.

MAUREEN BURNS: New places, new ideas

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Last week I wrote about new foods. Now I’m sharing some new spots and other “stuff.”

There have been some major changes at Frugthaven Farms. Stop in and see what’s a happenin’ — April Petersen never stops working and creating, so there’s always something exciting and new to enjoy.  

TEN QUESTIONS: Cognitive corrections

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Who are you? I am Kevin Everingham, 54 from Sheridan. I am the Community Corrections Advisory Board manager for the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department. 

TEN QUESTIONS: Holistic support

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Who are you? Jodi Petersen, PhD, 36, of Greenville. Community psychologist, owner at Petersen Research Consultant and trustee on the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education.

TEN QUESTIONS: Supporter of urgent support

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Who are you? Kathy Zamarron-Bresnahan. I live in the Trufant area on a little bucolic lake with my husband, Toby.

Safety dance

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‘Safe Prom Experience’ celebrated by Greenville High School students

Peeking into the large barn at Frugthaven Farm, Holly Rasmussen couldn’t help but take one more picture of her son, Chance Warden, 18, as he and his girlfriend prepared to head off to prom in Grand Rapids. 

As the barn’s door came to a close and Rasmussen made her exit, she felt relieved after seeing how happy her son was to also be among friends, gathered in a safe environment prior to prom.