Vintage Rose seeks new Steamer

Vintage Rose in Hart is in need of a new steamer for the store, and are looking to raise $200.00 to purchase a new Rowenta Steam Station. According to their facebook page, they have been using their current Steam Stations for 6 or 7 years for sometimes up to 6 hours a day. Vintage Rose is a tax-deductible 501(c) 3 charitable resale shop whose proceeds benefit the Choices West Counseling Youth Services Programs. The programs provide counseling if needed and a yearly fly-fishing challenge. Vintage Rose has also provided clothing and household items to other agencies as needed, including C.O.V.E and Oceana’s Home Partnership.Those looking to donate should contact Barb at Vintage Rose.

Huizenga responds to government funding bill


Yesterday, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released a statement after voting in support of legislation to fund the government until September.  “Today’s funding bill, while far from optimal, is an improvement over the previous use of continuing resolutions.” Said Huizenga, “Despite its shortcomings, the bill provides resources to strengthen border security, improve military readiness, and fully funds efforts to protect the Great Lakes. Additionally, this legislation delivers the largest pay increase for our troops in six years and holds bureaucrats at the EPA and the IRS accountable.”

Bicycle Clinic Offered


Spindrift Cyclesports is offering a Basic Bicycle Maintenance Clinic, Tomorrow May 4th at 6pm. Admission is free. They will be teaching how to do basic bike repairs, tune-ups, flat repair, and additional bike maintenance.

Smoke Testing to Occur

On Tuesday, May 9th, the City of Ludington will be smoke testing the sanitary sewer lines in the City.  Work will occur between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm. Notification will occur again one to two days before the test.The smoke testing involves blowing harmless smoke into the sewer system to find damage, improper connections, and where unwanted water may be entering the City’s sewer system. As a result, smoke may be seen coming from roof vents, catch basins, clean-outs, down spouts or manhole covers.

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The smoke will not enter your home or business if it is properly plumbed, vented, and the water traps contain water. If you have a bathroom or plumbing fixtures that are not used or seldom used, the trap should be filled by running water in the fixtures the day before, on Monday May 8th.  The smoke used is a non-toxic substance that is harmless to humans, pets, food, and material items.  If smoke does enter the building, it will clear in a few minutes with proper ventilation.  Please let a representative of the smoke testing crew know if any leakage occurs in your home or business. If you have any questions about the test, health issues or any other concerns, feel free to ask a crew member, or contact the City of Ludington’s City Manager, John Shay at 231-845-6237.

Keeping eyes open for the forest

A Few Friends of the Environment is hosting Josh Shields"Eyes of the Forest Workshop" today, May 3 from 6-8 p.m. Attendees will learn about monitoring and protecting your trees from invasive pests.

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The Michigan Invasive Species reporting online system will be active to allow citizens to report invasive insects. This workshop is free. The event will meet  at the United Methodist Church Pavilion at the trail behind the church, past the garden. You sign up by contacting Joshua Shields at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 757-3707 ext. 5.

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