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Parade of Homes 2021: “The Kimbleton” by

Welcome to “The Kimbleton”. This custom built home by Oot Brothers Inc. and Associates has 5,500 square feet of living space and is nestled on over an acre of land. “Savor a glass of cold lemonade on the inviting wraparound porch with Diamond Kote coating and stone accent,” visitors are encouraged. Upon entering the house, […]

Portage Lakes Boat Show results are in

Above, left to right, Jim, Ken and Dick Shumaker hold the Ned Mohrman Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the entrance considered the best boat at the antique and classic Portage Lakes Boat Show. Steve Shumaker, pictured right, shows a visitor the 1956 Cruiser’s Inc. 250 Holiday, fitted with a 70-horsepower Mercury outboard engine. The […]

Centraide announces the goal of its annu...

United Way of Saint John, Kings and Charlotte launched its 62nd community campaign on Wednesday, focused on supporting the community and celebrating local lives transformed by local love. Campaign chair Shelley Wood said the United Way’s 2021 campaign goal is to raise $ 1.72 million by February 2022. “I have been a campaign volunteer in […]

Middletown’s new furniture store combine

September 16 – One recent morning in Middletown, inside a red brick building on the corner of West Main and North Church streets, Justin Riggs sat at a glistening wooden table encrusted with tiny pieces of steel. He brushed the surface with his hand. For some 200 years, the wooden plaque he used to create […]

Business buzz –

The Gazette is delighted to present a new segment highlighting the latest companies that have opened their doors in the region; and also say goodbye to those who have left our community. If you know of a new business that has just arrived or has recently closed, please let us know by email. [email protected], with […]

The faded tradition of hand block printi...

The kaleidoscopic construction of diverse economic and cultural (“eco-cultural”) identities across India provides a deeply rooted connection between a social group’s cultural tradition and the source of its economic sustenance. For communities engaged in the intergenerational transfer of traditional knowledge, involving the production of rich and complex handicrafts, their own way of life, livelihoods and […]

The river: where to start? With great s...

(Editor’s note: Captain Don needed a little break to mind his personal affairs – and he’ll be back soon. We thought this would be a good time to celebrate a great storytelling tradition that has started on December 10, 2017 with a question that will not surprise its readers: Where do I start? (The captain […]

Carlton Cruise | Death notice | news-g...

MAHOMET – Carlton R. Crosier, 73, of Mahomet died on Tuesday August 24, 2021 at the Carle Foundation hospital in Urbana. Originally from Kentucky, he graduated from Westport High School, attended Eastern Kentucky University, and served his country in the United States Army. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to a career of a lifetime in […]

West MI educators reflect and teach stud...

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, a day that changed America forever. In an effort to reflect on the day and never forget, schools in West Michigan are making sure their students know what happened. Many people remember exactly where they were and what they were doing […]

Marlène Vivian Luke Lopez | Obituary

Valley Hills Funeral Home Marlene Vivian Luke Lopez died on September 6, 2021 in Seattle, WA from a brief illness. She was born on May 23, 1946 in White Swan, WA, a member of the Yakama Nation. Marlene was raised in Harrah, WA by her mother, Aurelia Ross Wapato and her father, Ed Wapato. Marlene […]