Lifestyles Archive

Taking a stroll

Taking a stroll

By Dee Van Horn Special to the Pioneer A Summer Evening Garden Stroll – a wonderful time to wander among the plants and flowers of five local gardens, taking in the colors and fragrances that abound. Sponsored by  General Federation of Woman’s Club of Big Rapids, the first-ever garden stroll will take place from 4 […]

The man behind the curtain

The man behind the curtain

BIG RAPIDS — Most people attending the Mecosta County Agricultural Free Fair come to view the many displays or ride the rides, but few are aware of the work that goes into getting the fair ready each year. “Most people don’t realize how this place is transformed before each fair,” said Randy Bell, who oversees maintenance […]