Observer August 29, 2014 : Page 1

City Of Saugatuck Earns Clean Audit For 2013-’14 Fiscal Year, Says CPA Firm Page 3 Come Join The Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk On The Blue Star Highway This Monday Page 3 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Saugatuck MI Permit No. 30 CURRENT RESIDENT THE LOCAL OBSERVER WE BRING YOU THE NEWS SERVING August 29, 2014 Vol. 12 No. 35 FREE SAUGATUCK * DOUGLAS * SAUGATUCK TOWNSHIP * LAKETOWN TOWNSHIP * FENNVILLE * GLENN * GANGES TOWNSHIP * HAMILTON * HOLLAND * SOUTH HAVEN LAA Presents Ephron Sisters’ “ Love, Loss, And What I Wore ” August 28-30 Special To The Observer The Ephron sisters (Delia and her late sister Nora) have jointly written, directed and produced some of the best stories about strong women ever to have been performed on stage and screen. Perhaps the highlight of their many stage collaborations is “ Love, Loss, and What I Wore ”, a play made up of tales told by five women about their relationships from the book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman. The Lakeshore Arts Alliance (LAA) brings this memo-rable play to the Saugatuck Woman’s Club (SWC) August 28 -30. Show times are 7:30 p.m. The historic SWC theatre is located at 303 Butler, at the corner of Hoffman Street in downtown Saugatuck. The play has been per-formed throughout the country since 2008 and it has been seen in Mexico. According to Patricia Huyge, who directs the LAA produc-tion, a member of the cast, Virginia Stuart, brought the script to her attention after seeing it performed in Mexico during 2012. “Ever since reading it we’ve wanted to bring it to Saugatuck,” said Huyge. “We brought it to the stage in May but there was an unscheduled construction project that made it almost impossible to get to the SWC for the audience. So, we’re bringing it back.” The cast includes several strong LAA performers: Loren Cole, Andrea Hughes, Vicki Kavanaugh, Julie Kirschbaum, and Stuart. As one might expect from the title, clothing anchors the various tales. The show opens with the narra-tor detailing bits of wardrobe that evoke memories. She weaves a story among the other tales, describing each turning point marked by a par-ticular item of clothing. Other tales include some very humorous stories along with touching ones as well. Tickets are $20 general admission for adults, $15 for stu-dents, seniors and LAA members. To reserve seats, call the Lakeshore Arts Alliance at (269) 857-5300. The box office opens a half-hour before show times. The Lakeshore Arts Alliance is a 501(c)3 corporation that produces plays and musical theater as well as concerts, cabaret, lectures and film studies designed to showcase local talent. Annual Sleep-Out For The Homeless Fundraiser Oct. 18 Special To The Observer The spark plug for Hearts for the Homeless (HFH) sleep out is 93-year-old, life-long Saugatuck resi-dent Jane Van Dis. HFH supports the homeless assistance program of the Homeless Resource Center in Allegan. People living in north Allegan County are often unaware that this county is one of the poorest in Michigan. There is a lot of need for homeless services in the county out-side of South Holland, Saugatuck and Douglas. This is the 13th year for the sleep out and fundraiser. Jane remem-bers that for several years the sleep-outs were on the banks of the river in Allegan. She slept in a tent made by two banquette tables and a tarp. When the event moved to Saugatuck, the Lakeshore Arts Alliance provided The Red Barn for the auction and sleep-out. Last year, in deference to her age, Jane slept on a couch for the first time. This year 63rd Street Productions is helping with the venue of The Red Barn, 3657 63rd St., Saugatuck. The event begins Saturday, Oct. 18th with registration at 5 p.m., and dinner at 6 p.m. (Cont. Page 9)

Laa Presents Ephron Sisters’ “Love, Loss, And What I Wore” August 28-30

Special To The Observer<br /> <br /> The Ephron sisters (Delia and her late sister Nora) have jointly written, directed and produced some of the best stories about strong women ever to have been performed on stage and screen.<br /> <br /> Perhaps the highlight of their many stage collaborations is “Love, Loss, and What I Wore”, a play made up of tales told by five women about their relationships from the book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman.<br /> <br /> The Lakeshore Arts Alliance (LAA) brings this memorable play to the Saugatuck Woman’s Club (SWC) August 28 - 30.<br /> <br /> Show times are 7:30 p.m. The historic SWC theatre is located at 303 Butler, at the corner of Hoffman Street in downtown Saugatuck.<br /> <br /> The play has been performed throughout the country since 2008 and it has been seen in Mexico.<br /> <br /> According to Patricia Huyge, who directs the LAA production, a member of the cast, Virginia Stuart, brought the script to her attention after seeing it performed in Mexico during 2012.<br /> <br /> “Ever since reading it we’ve wanted to bring it to Saugatuck,” said Huyge. “We brought it to the stage in May but there was an unscheduled construction project that made it almost impossible to get to the SWC for the audience. So, we’re bringing it back.” <br /> <br /> The cast includes several strong LAA performers: Loren Cole, Andrea Hughes, Vicki Kavanaugh, Julie Kirschbaum, and Stuart.<br /> <br /> As one might expect from the title, clothing anchors the various tales. The show opens with the narrator detailing bits of wardrobe that evoke memories. She weaves a story among the other tales, describing each turning point marked by a particular item of clothing.<br /> <br /> Other tales include some very humorous stories along with Touching ones as well.<br /> <br /> Tickets are $20 general admission for adults, $15 for students, seniors and LAA members. To reserve seats, call the Lakeshore Arts Alliance at (269) 857-5300. The box office opens a half-hour before show times.<br /> <br /> The Lakeshore Arts Alliance is a 501(c)3 corporation that produces plays and musical theater as well as concerts, cabaret, lectures and film studies designed to showcase local talent.

Annual Sleep-Out For The Homeless Fundraiser Oct. 18

Special To The Observer<br /> <br /> The spark plug for Hearts for the Homeless (HFH) sleep out is 93-year-old, life-long Saugatuck resident Jane Van Dis. HFH supports the homeless assistance program of the Homeless Resource Center in Allegan.<br /> <br /> People living in north Allegan County are often unaware that this county is one of the poorest in Michigan. There is a lot of need for homeless services in the county outside of South Holland, Saugatuck and Douglas.<br /> <br /> This is the 13th year for the sleep out and fundraiser. Jane remembers that for several years the sleepouts were on the banks of the river in Allegan. She slept in a tent made by two banquette tables and a tarp.<br /> <br /> When the event moved to Saugatuck, the Lakeshore Arts Alliance provided The Red Barn for the auction and sleep-out. Last year, in deference to her age, Jane slept on a couch for the first time.<br /> <br /> This year 63rd Street Productions is helping with the venue of The Red Barn, 3657 63rd St., Saugatuck. The event begins Saturday, Oct. 18th with registration at 5 p.m., and dinner at 6 p.m.<br /> <br /> The auction will start at at 7PM, movie at 8PM, late night snack at 10PM followed by the sleep out.<br /> <br /> The organizers would like merchants and planned donors to be ready with money and gifts-in-kind for the auction. Canvassers will be calling on you the weeks of September 22 and 29. <br /> <br /> Why should you get involved?<br /> <br /> Jane Van Dis says “Its something that we can do. Helping a little bit by a little bit. Its close to home. My idea is helping where you are, so please be ready with your items for auction and money donations.”

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