They will be dancin’

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Sold-out ‘Dancing with the Local Stars’ mental-health fundraiser returns on Saturday

One year ago, upon introducing a creative source of fundraising and entertainment, Miranda Curry had no idea how receptive this community might be to a brand new concept — “Dancing with the Local Stars.”

With nine local “stars” paired with professional dancers, the show witnessed nothing but success, generating more than $30,000 for the Education Foundation of Greenville in front of a sold-out show of more than 700 spectators. 

Special performance a fundraiser for White Pine District Library

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The White Pine District Library will be holding a spring fundraiser for the new library building.

The library on New Street will be completed early this summer. Staff and patrons can’t wait to move into the beautiful building with plenty of room for programs and yard for outdoor activities as well as accessible parking space.

Murder-mystery dinner fundraiser set for Saturday at Frugthaven

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Pickleball mania is sweeping the nation and Montcalm County is caught up in the frenzy.

Pickleball is considered a moderate aerobic activity, but this weekend’s performances of “Murder at the Pickleball Lesson” will give the funny bone an extreme workout.

Floral Building benefit concert

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Woman of the Year

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DN publisher wins Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s West Michigan fundraising challenge

Julie Stafford’s family has been profoundly impacted by blood cancers. Her dad passed after a battle with multiple myeloma and her nephew and brother are both leukemia survivors.

That history was front and center for Stafford when she was asked to be one of 11 candidates in the 2022 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s West Michigan Man & Woman of the Year fundraising challenge — even though she waffled because she had a lot on her plate.

Committee works to raise $250K for Floral Building at the Ionia Free Fair grounds

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A treasured community landmark on the Ionia Free Fair grounds needs expensive renovations, and a local woman has stepped up to lead efforts to raise the necessary funds.

Local businesses step up to pay fees for up to 70 youth baseball players

Fundraisers at True North Tavern set for Feb. 4 and 5

Just shy of two months from celebrating his one-year anniversary of opening a new bar and restaurant, Lee Hawes already has his mind focused on finding a way to give back to the community that has supported his business.

Co-owner of True North Tavern on Lafayette Street in Greenville, Hawes and his fellow owners opened the new establishment in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and in the time since, Hawes said he’s felt nothing but support from the community.