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1,300+ new trees grow in Park

Saugatuck-Douglas Rotary Club, Saugatuck High School Interact Club and Saugatuck Township Parks and Recreation Committee volunteers joined Allegan County Conservation District forester Ben Savoie (pictured left of just behind this young tree) planting 1,350 Rotary- bought bare-root saplings plus more young trees Saturday at the township’s River Bluff Park. The newly-formed volunteer RiverWood Council views Read More…

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Summer chamber concerts return to mainstage

The Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck will return for its 35th season to its post-Covid normal exceptional presenting six paired Thursday/Friday in-person evening concerts in the Saugatuck Woman’s Club at the corner of Butler and Hoffman streets. It will also offer three “Art for Your Ears … and Hands!” educational Young Listeners Concerts and three Read More…

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Armed Forces Day Lunch breaks records

The 10th annual Saugatuck-Douglas Community Armed Forces Day Luncheon Saturday at Community Church of Douglas broke fundraising and attendance records. Keynote speaker Jim “Doc” McCloughan moved many to tears recounting his Vietnam War experience. Raised in rural Bangor, McCloughlin and was drafted in 1968 to the Army, where he served as a combat medic, rising Read More…

LaFayette Sun

Two LaFayette schools celebrate last day of school as they close for good

By Jody Stewart While some schools in our area are busy gathering for graduation and celebrating with their students and their families, there are two schools in our community where facility, staff, students and their families are gathering for another occasion. Five Points Elementary School and J.P. Powell Middle School bells will ring for the Read More…