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Community Honors Seniors at 127th Commencement

Community Honors Seniors at 127th Commencement

From: http://www.montague.k12.mi.us/

On a beautiful June 3 evening, the MAPS community gathered at the Townsend Athletic Complex to celebrate the 127th Commencement Exercises of Montague High School.
 
NBC social studies teacher Tom Hinken delivered the Commencement Address, urging seniors to find the paths that will bring them joy—and to follow those paths energetically.  Class President Brent Ferrier recalled the achievements of the class, including mastering a tough new curriculum.  Board President Wanda Suits gave the official graduation proclamation, and mortarboards flew.  
 
Superintendent Dave Sipka, participating in his final graduation before moving to lead the MAISD in July, encouraged the newest alumni to support their school in years to come.  Sipka concluded with the now traditional benediction: “Wherever you go, whatever you do, always be a Wildcat.”

Whitehall-Montague community wide garage sale scheduled for June 25

The cities of Whitehall and Montague are banding together this summer to help their residents and local businesses by sponsoring the first annual community-wide garage sale in both cities, scheduled for June 25, 8am to 5pm.

"We're excited to see how this works," says Amy VanLoon, executive director of the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. "We know of other communities that do this every year, and their residents love it for the chance to participate in a big garage sale, and it brings people into town, so it is great for local businesses too!"

The project was initiated by Whitehall City Council Member Tanya Cabala. "I love garage sales, and think it would be fun for our community to do one big one. I hope we get a lot of participation! I'd like to see it become an annual event!"

Nuveen Youth Theatre Workshop presents "Willy Wonka Jr."

Nuveen Youth Theatre Workshop presents "Willy Wonka Jr."

June 16, 17, and 18, 2011
7:30 p.m. at the Howmet Playhouse


Experience a world of pure imagination as the students of the Nuveen Youth Theatre Workshop perform a musical journey through the world's most famous chocolate factory. Directed by Alice L. Gambel. Tickets are $7/person in advance at the Nuveen Center or at the door. Group pricing available - call the Nuveen Center for details.

Montague Artisan Market starts Saturday, June 4

Montague Artisan Market starts Saturday, June 4

Montague's new Artisan Market will begin this Saturday, June 4th. The market will feature a mixture of media including stained glass, fiber, wood, leather, pottery, antiques, clothing and more.

The market is open Saturdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and is located at 8660 Water Street.

Market organizers are looking for additional artisans, musicians, local food vendors, and volunteers. Click Here for information.

Reminder: Don't miss Taste of White Lake 2011

Reminder: Don't miss Taste of White Lake 2011

Come join us for a community of flavors at the 3rd annual Taste of White Lake, a Michigan-themed street fair, to be held at historic Howmet Playhouse on Thursday, June 2, 2011.

An eclectic mix of local businesses will join forces to provide an evening of fun – offering great food, Michigan beers & wines, live music, art, and silent auctions, all benefitting the playhouse. Don't miss out on this delicious event!

Last year's Taste of White Lake was a HUGE success and we're shooting for an even bigger and better event in 2011! This year's festivities will take place outdoors, on Mears Ave., directly in front of the playhouse.

Thursday, June 2, 2011
from 5:00–8:00 p.m.
at Howmet Playhouse
Whitehall, MI

New MAPS Buildings Dedicated June 12

New MAPS Buildings Dedicated June 12

From: http://www.montague.k12.mi.us/

Two new MAPS buildings--the Montague Area Childhood Center and the Arland Cederquist Transportation and Maintanance Facility--are substantially completed and will be dedicated Sunday, June 12.  The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. at the MAC Center, 9151 Dicey Street, Montague.  Refreshments and tours of both buildings will follow.
 
Work has begun on the grounds of RRO Elementary.  Full scale renovation will continue throughout the summer. Click for pictures.

The Car Show

From: http://www.artscouncilofwhitelake.org 

June 2-July 30

Opening Reception Thursday, June 2, 4-6 p.m. 

Cruise on in to the Nuveen Center during June and July to see The Car Show! Photographs, paintings and sculptures from artists of all ages will celebrate that classic Michigan icon, the automobile.