Thursday, March 20, 2014

Performing Arts Night dinner Newaygo Bands silent auction

Tickets are still available for the Performing Arts Night dinner being held at the high school next Tuesday, March 25 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 Kids 5 and up $5 

There has been a ton of work done on this event and not many tickets sold.  I am hoping for a great turn out.   Please consider joining us for a delicious meal and a fun, entertaining evening!

I thought I would share some information about the silent auction items we will have that evening.  Please spread the word to your family and friends!

A local doll collector graciously donated these porcelain dolls.  One is from Dianna Effner’s Mother Goose Collection and three are by Corinne Layton from the Ashton Drake Victorian Lace Collection.
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There are also two items from Annette Funicello’s Collectibles, “Bluebeary Blitz” and “Faith”.

There is a Blenko Glass Bowl by artist John Nickerson.  See for more information about Blenko Glass.

There is an autographed photo of Brendan Smith, #11 of the Detroit Red Wings.
A handmade baby blanket & pillow
Lots of handmade scarves
Various baskets filled with all sorts of great things: books, homemade candy, homemade canned goods, handmade soaps, books, chocolate, movies, treats, and much more!

There are lots of various gift certificates:
v  The Shack
v  Marshall Music
v  Meyer Music
v  Gerald R. Ford Museum
v  Westgate Bowling Center
v  Lewis Farm Market & Petting Farm
v  Grand Rapids Symphony
v  The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
v  Celebration! Cinema
v  U of M School of Music, Theatre & Dance
v  Craig’s Cruisers
v  John Ball Zoo

As always, thank you for supporting our students.  If you have further questions, or are able to volunteer some time to help during that evening, please contact me.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

“Chocolate-Covered Baloney(The Confessions of April Grace” by KD McCrite

“Chocolate-Covered Baloney(The Confessions of April Grace” by KD McCrite
The 3rd book in this Teen-Tween series

This book takes you back to the 80's and back to being a teenager. April Grace thinks her sister Myra Sue is dumb just like most teenagers think of their siblings at some point or another. The problem with this book is that there is constant name calling throughout the whole book and it never seems to be addressed. April Grace tries to find out just what her sister is up to, How to handle her Neighbor lady becoming her teacher, a new Baby coming home, And everything else that is changing in her life.

I realize that the book shows what kids go through in the teen years but at the same time the name calling in the book may make it look like that is normal for a child that reads it and okay for them to do. I also did not see much of a christian base to the book although it is published by a christian company. Overall I had to give it a lesser rating because of the negativity and lack of a christian story to it.

Disclosure: This book was given to me for free in exchange for an honest review. This is part of the Book sneeze blogger review Program

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Life Promises For Couples Book Review Gary Chapman

This is a daily devotional, although I read ahead. This is great for someone wanting a devotional to read with a spouse.  It does not take much time, so If one of you is not a reader it will take a few minutes to give you something good to ponder through the day. The left page has 3 or so scriptures  and the right page has a topic for the day. 

This would make a great gift for newlyweds or and anniversary gift. I love the way that Gary Chapman always references the 5 love languages in the books I have read. 

Disclosure: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, November 25, 2013

New Michigan Property Tax exemption for 100% disabled #veterans #Woundedwarriorproject #Military

Today I received  this email regarding Property taxes for disabled Veterans From My CareGiver Support Coordinator. Please pass this on to Veterans and Veteran Service Organizations:

Recent legislation approved by Governor Snyder declares that if you are a disabled veteran owning your own home, you may be exempt from paying property taxes. Disabled veterans who have been discharged from the armed forces under honorable conditions and meet one of the following criteria now qualify for this tax exemption in Michigan:
a) Has been determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to be permanently and totally disabled as a result of military service and entitled to veterans’ benefits at the 100% rate.
b) Has a certificate from the United States Veterans’ Administration, or its successors, certifying that he or she is receiving or has received pecuniary assistance due to disability for specially adapted housing.
c) Has been rated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as individually unemployable.

  If you would like to Read the Bill I have it saved in my Drive here with Public access for viewing. Enrolled Senate Bill no. 352 This link will open in a new window. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

#veterans day deals and #freebies November 11th 2013 #Veteransday

Today, I received a list of Free stuff for Veterans for 2013 from my caregiver Support coordinator.  I thought  should get the list out to share with everyone so that you have some time to plan. I usually try to send my Dad and husband out to eat on Veterans Day. I am not sure where they are going this year but there is an awful big list to choose from. This is the link to a google document that is quite a few pages long. Veterans Day Freebies and offers Please let me know if you are not able to load it. Again, Thank you for your service.