OSCEOLA COUNTY – Flower Bucket Farm offers families a chance to relax while creating their own bouquets, with flowers from the farm’s garden. “Usually you can come away with a really beautiful bouquet here for under five dollars,” said Brooke Whipple, who owns the farm with her husband, David. “You get to choose what you […]
Tweens and Teens at the Morton Township Library had a hand-clapping, foot-stomping good time as they enjoyed a live rock-and-roll musical presentation by Jeff Rutter of Chicago on July 24. The Science of Music Show was a part of the Teen Summer Reading Program “Spark a Reaction.” The program was funded through the Michigan Council for Arts […]
MORTON TOWNSHIP – The Morton Township Library Children’s Summer Reading Program was transformed into a “Drummunity” on July 23 as the children played a variety of hand drums and percussion toys. Lori Fithian of Ann Arbor facilitated the program. Participants enjoyed this unique, fun, and energizing experience. The program was funded through the Michigan Council […]
While on tour in the British Isles, Voca Lyrica stopped for a quick picture after having dinner in Cardiff, Wales.
STANTON – The Montcalm County-based Anderson and Girls Orchards offers families a chance to experience wildlife from across the world while enjoying a home-baked treat. “We like to offer the free petting zoo to the community so families can come out and enjoy the day and not spend a lot of money,” said Amy Laper, […]
PIONEER GOES EVERYWHERE: Fred Nista, of Big Rapids, and sons Robert, of Rockford, and Scott, of Midlothiah, Va., traveled the historic Route-66 in a red corvette. Fred traveled with son Scott on the way out and with Robert on the way back to Big Rapids. Fred traveled for 22 days total, leaving Big Rapids on […]
Shamiel Haywood and Michael Longoria, of Grand Rapids, welcomed their daughter, Isabella Marie Longoria, on July 16, 2014.
Alan and Dorothy Metcalf, of Mecosta, received their golden ticket to get a free child’s ticket to see “Willy Wonka.” There are still unclaimed golden tickets available at the Old Pioneer Store and Emporium. Join Willy Wonka’s golden ticket winners, Augustus (Ricky Swinson), Violet (Gabbie Woodworth ), Mike (Gordon E. Mallett), Veruca (Audree Stephens) and Charlie […]
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Lattimore, of Rodney, announce the engagement of their daughter, Natalie Lattimore, to Joseph Aguirre, of Big Rapids. Natalie is a 2005 graduate of Big Rapids High School and a graduate of the cosmetology program from the Mecosta Osceola Career Center. She is the owner of Natalie’s Hair Salon in Chippewa Lake. […]
This article is part of the Summer Fun Series, which is designed to bring families together by pinpointing recreational activities in our community. Showcasing nearly 200 wildlife specimens from around the world, the Card Wildlife Education Center at Ferris State University caters to families with an interest in animals. The center is free, open to […]
In June, the Pioneer went to Death Valley and Craters of the Moon National Park in Idaho, with Sally McCafferty and Margaret Ross on their 7,000-mile road trip to Bend, Ore. to visit their sister/daughter, Pixie Ross. They visited 13 national parks and monuments on this “black rocks” trip and learned many of the parks […]
MARQUETTE — Katie Ringler, of Morley, is the recipient of the Fillmore C.F. Earney Endowed Scholarship at Northern Michigan University for the 2014-2015 academic year. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be pursuing a degree within the department of Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences. The Fillmore C.F. Earney Endowed Scholarship was established in 2003 […]