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I don't know about you, but once warmer weather hits and the sun starts shining I get an itch to redecorate.  Unfortunately I don't have an unlimited budget so I must get creative.

In the summer my family's favorite thing to do is slather ourselves in sunscreen, pack a picnic lunch and head to our favorite beach in Montague.  Because of this my son has decided that he will own a surf shop once he graduates from college.  While I am not sure how viable that dream is, I did decide to use it as the theme to redecorate my kids' bathroom.  I painted the walls a watery blue color and for the window valance I got creative.  I took a 2 1/2" plain white curtain rod, hot glued a grass skirt to it.  Then after hanging the curtain rod, I cut the grass skirt to an appropriate length.  For the finishing touch I got my dad involved and had him craft a "surfboard."  After I painted it with my son's surf shop name I hot glued that to the curt

Catch the First Fridays Music Series on April 1st

Catch the First Fridays Music Series on April 1st
From the City of Whitehall: Free Wheelin First Fridays Music Series When

Nuveen instructor, Paul Petersen, makes top 25 in the Pure Michigan Autumn 2010 photo contest

 Nuveen instructor, Paul Petersen, makes top 25 in the Pure Michigan Autumn 2010 photo contest

WHITEHALL, Mich. - Nuveen Community Center for the Arts instructor, Paul Petersen, has two photos that qualified for he top 25 in the Pure Michigan Autumn 2010 photo contest. His photos, 'Dawn at Lake of the Clouds' and 'Nonesuch Falls', both feature beautiful Michigan landscapes.

Click Here to see the photos and place your vote for the 2010 People's Choice Award Photo.

If you would like to learn more about photography, Paul will be offering several photo classes at the Nuveen in March. Click Here for class details and registration.

Muskegon Area Chamber of Commerce names new Chairperson

Courtesy of the Muskegon Area Chamber of Commerce:  

MUSKEGON — Michael Hagen works for an out-of-town corporation that not only encourages community involvement but demands it.

The general manager of the Lakes Mall in Fruitport Township appreciates that CBL & Associates Properties Inc., which is based in Chattanooga, Tenn., wants its leaders to be active in the community.

He will take on a significant community leadership position this year as chairman of the Muskegon Area Chamber of Commerce.

New Hires Join MAPS Family this Fall

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

Several new teachers will join the ranks of the MAPS faculty for the 2010-2011 school year.

Kendra Prudhomme joins the NBC staff as a Spanish teacher with four years of teaching experience. Kendra has taught for the last two hears in Hesperia and the two years before that at Battle Creek Central. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and French from GVSU and is working towards a Master's Degree in school counseling there also. Kendra, her husband Ryan, and baby son Colton reside in New Era.

Sarah Coleman has made the move this summer from Sault St. Marie to join the staffs at NBC and MHS. Sarah will teach 8th grade earth science and high school physical science and chemistry. Sarah has a BS from Michigan State University with certifications in general science and chemistry. She also has math certification from Lake Superior State University.