Painting with Purpose

November 29, 2017 Amanda Schrauben 0

One business in the Grand Rapids area was established with the idea of helping non-profit organizations raise money through painting events.  Brushes with Benefits (BwB) partners with groups to help them earn money.  In December, […]

A Sweet Opening

June 15, 2017 Amanda Schrauben 2

Sweet Seasons will be offering a variety of baked goods, salad, sandwiches, beverages.  Months of preparation brings fruition to years of dreaming for owner Patricia Dlouhy.  The pastry chef has been eager to open her […]


March 29, 2017 Tina Dickerman 5

Something Old Becomes New Again As excitement about the opening of Lowell’s newest brewing and dining destination continues to grow, the partners work at a breakneck pace to complete Big Boiler Brewing.  Windows are being installed, […]

Balls Softee Creme Season Opener

March 27, 2017 Amanda Schrauben 2

There are numerous first signs of spring.  Robins hopping around in the grass.  Crocus plants popping up out of the ground.  The start of spring sports.  In Lowell the opening of Balls Softee Creme indicates […]


January 27, 2017 Tina Dickerman 0

A MOMENT OF THANKS Thank you Fernand Petiot (pronounced pe-TYOO), although most have never heard your name, myriads have enjoyed the often spicy, always delicious beverage you claim to have invented in 1921, the Bloody […]

For the Love of Brew

November 15, 2016 Tina Dickerman 1

Lowell’s First Microbrewery to officially open November 16th, 2016 The famous quote often attributed to Ben Franklin, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy,” came to mind after witnessing […]

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