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Former Douglas Village President Tim Glinski Shares His Views On City’s Economic Issues Page 3 Douglas City Council Updates Resolution Opposing Proposed “Anti-LGBT” RFRA Bill Page 3 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Saugatuck MI Permit No. 30 CURRENT RESIDENT THE LOCAL OBSERVER WE BRING YOU THE NEWS SERVING February 20, 2015 Vol. 13 No. 8 FREE SAUGATUCK * DOUGLAS * SAUGATUCK TOWNSHIP * LAKETOWN TOWNSHIP * FENNVILLE * GLENN * GANGES TOWNSHIP * HAMILTON * HOLLAND * SOUTH HAVEN Beautifully Designed Saugatuck Home Featured In Coastal Living Special To The Observer Each year Coastal Living’s March issue is dedicated to the power of color as an element of interior design, and this year the Azalea Cottage in Saugatuck, designed by Interior Designers Gwen DeBruyn and Amber Burger, is featured in that issue. Coastal Living has been a major source of inspiration for the designers who pride themselves in their coastal, casual, colorful style, adapted for life on the Great Lakes. “In our lakefront towns, traditional designs don’t always work,” said DeBruyn. “Spaces adapted for kids, dogs, sunshine and sand are the order of the day, and our barefoot, comfort-able, relaxed summertime style is a great match with Coastal Living’s casual aesthetic. “It’s beyond exciting that our first nationally published project will be in the magazine that is such a source of inspiration for me,” added DeBruyn. In August 2014, the maga-zine sent two photographers from New York and a stylist from Los Angeles to Saugatuck to style and photograph Gwen and husband Jay’s home overlooking the Kalamazoo River. “This past year, since we found out our project was selected for publication, it has been a bit of a whirlwind of fun and hard work,” said Burger. “Even now, it feels a little unreal,” she added. Gwen owns and operates Bayberry Cottage in South Haven, a Colorful Furniture Boutique and Design Firm. Gwen and Jay DeBruyn own and operate Shores Vacation Rentals in Saugatuck/Douglas, which appeals to upscale market homeown-ers wishing to rent their Lakeshore Properties. Saugatuck Nominated For USA Today’s “Best Coastal Small Town In America” Your Online Votes Are Needed Every Day Until March 16th To Make Saugatuck No. 1!!! Staff Report The City of Saugatuck has earned many accolades and kudos over the years for being such a terrific vacation destination and USA Today and 10Best Readers Choice Travel Awards wants to see if the popular city can add one more award to its rich history. The editors of USA Today newspaper recently announced that Saugatuck has been nominated for “Best Coastal Small Town In America”. To gain this prestigious honor is going to take the combined efforts of everyone to take a moment to vote for Saugatuck which is up against 19 other cities and towns across the U.S. As of Wednesday, Saugatuck was in first place in the voting! But that top spot can only be maintained if all residents, friends, visitors, students, etc. -cast their ballots for this great city of ours! To vote Saugatuck into first place, visit: http://bit.ly/1zkAaWE Each individual can vote once a day through the duration of the contest. Voting ends Monday, March 16, with winners being announced Wednesday, March 18. Felicia Fairchild, executive director of the Saugatuck-Douglas Convention & Visitors Bureau, was recently notified of Saugatuck’s selec-tion as a nominee for “Best Coastal Small Town In America” and is not working to get out the vote. “By now we should all be old hands at this voting thing, so lets saddle up the horses, move ‘em on-out and keep voting Saugatuck Number One!” says Fairchild. USA Today editors said, “Prior competitions have been hotly contested and we look forward to see-ing how you rock the vote in your own community.” The competition for this award is even stiffer than last year’s “Best Weekend Getaway” contest in which Saugatuck walked away with first-place honors. Such awards and kudos sig-nificantly help the local community by generating priceless national media coverage that informs would-be trav-elers where great summertime desti-nation spots are located. It helps bring visitors to our vacation community! Below is the information sent to the Saugatuck-Douglas CVB regarding this contest: “Congratulations! Saugatuck, Mich. is one of the nomi-nees in our latest 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest! Our expert panel selected Saugatuck, Mich. as one of 20 contenders for the Best Coastal Small Town category, which just launched. Our contest, which is being promoted by USA TODAY, gives voters four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice. “Prior competitions have been hotly contested, and we look forward to seeing how you rock the vote in your own community! Find us on Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest and we'll look for you, too. “Good luck, and once again -congratulations!" -USA Today” Fairchild says everyone can join in on the voting fun by putting the word out to all your friends, work colleagues and families -even if they don’t live in Saugatuck -and provid-ing them the voting URL ( http://bit.ly/1zkAaWE) on all your Facebook pages, email send-outs, Tweets, and any other communica-tion method you may use, and ask them to scroll down and vote for Saugatuck! It’s fun and something you can do once a day every day until Monday, March 16. Let’s all join in and help push Saugatuck over the top!

Beautifully Designed Saugatuck Home Featured In Coastal Living

Special To The Observer <br /> <br /> Each year Coastal Living’s March issue is dedicated to the power of color as an element of interior design, and this year the Azalea Cottage in Saugatuck, designed by Interior Designers Gwen DeBruyn and Amber Burger, is featured in that issue.<br /> <br /> Coastal Living has been a major source of inspiration for the designers who pride themselves in their coastal, casual, colorful style, adapted for life on the Great Lakes.<br /> <br /> “In our lakefront towns, traditional designs don’t always work,” said DeBruyn.<br /> <br /> “Spaces adapted for kids, dogs, sunshine and sand are the order of the day, and our barefoot, comfortable, relaxed summertime style is a great match with Coastal Living’s casual aesthetic.<br /> <br /> “It’s beyond exciting that our first nationally published project will be in the magazine that is such a source of inspiration for me,” added DeBruyn.<br /> <br /> In August 2014, the magazine sent two photographers from New York and a stylist from Los Angeles to Saugatuck to style and photograph Gwen and husband Jay’s home overlooking the Kalamazoo River.<br /> <br /> “This past year, since we found out our project was selected for publication, it has been a bit of a whirlwind of fun and hard work,” said Burger.<br /> <br /> “Even now, it feels a little unreal,” she added.<br /> <br /> Gwen owns and operates Bayberry Cottage in South Haven, a Colorful Furniture Boutique and Design Firm.<br /> <br /> Gwen and Jay DeBruyn own and operate Shores Vacation Rentals in Saugatuck/Douglas, which appeals to upscale market homeowners wishing to rent their Lakeshore Properties.

Saugatuck Nominated For USA Today’s “Best Coastal Small Town In America”

Your Online Votes Are Needed Every Day Until March 16th To Make Saugatuck No. 1!!!<br /> <br /> Staff Report <br /> <br /> The City of Saugatuck has earned many accolades and kudos over the years for being such a terrific vacation destination and USA Today and 10Best Readers Choice Travel Awards wants to see if the popular city can add one more award to its rich history.<br /> <br /> The editors of USA Today newspaper recently announced that Saugatuck has been nominated for “Best Coastal Small Town In America”.<br /> <br /> To gain this prestigious honor is going to take the combined efforts of everyone to take a moment to vote for Saugatuck which is up against 19 other cities and towns across the U.S. As of Wednesday, Saugatuck was in first place in the voting!<br /> <br /> But that top spot can only be maintained if all residents, friends, visitors, students, etc. - cast their ballots for this great city of ours!<br /> <br /> To vote Saugatuck into first place, visit: http://bit.ly/1zkAaWE <br /> <br /> Each individual can vote once a day through the duration of the contest.<br /> <br /> Voting ends Monday, March 16, with winners being announced Wednesday, March 18.<br /> <br /> Felicia Fairchild, executive director of the Saugatuck-Douglas Convention & Visitors Bureau, was recently notified of Saugatuck’s selection as a nominee for “Best Coastal Small Town In America” and is not working to get out the vote.<br /> <br /> “By now we should all be old hands at this voting thing, so lets saddle up the horses, move ‘em onout and keep voting Saugatuck Number One!” says Fairchild.<br /> <br /> USA Today editors said, “Prior competitions have been hotly contested and we look forward to seeing how you rock the vote in your own community.” <br /> <br /> The competition for this award is even stiffer than last year’s “Best Weekend Getaway” contest in which Saugatuck walked away with first-place honors.<br /> <br /> Such awards and kudos significantly help the local community by generating priceless national media coverage that informs would-be travelers where great summertime destination spots are located. It helps bring visitors to our vacation community!<br /> <br /> Below is the information sent to the Saugatuck-Douglas CVB regarding this contest:<br /> <br /> “ Congratulations !Saugatuck, Mich. Is one of the nominees in our latest 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest! Our expert panel selected Saugatuck, Mich. As one of 20 contenders for the Best Coastal Small Town category, which just launched. Our contest, which is being promoted by USA TODAY, gives voters four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice.<br /> <br /> “Prior competitions have been hotly contested, and we look forward to seeing how you rock the vote in your own community! Find us on Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest and we'll look for you, too.<br /> <br /> “Good luck, and once again- congratulations!" - USA Today” <br /> <br /> Fairchild says everyone can join in on the voting fun by putting the word out to all your friends, work colleagues and families - even if they don’t live in Saugatuck - and providing them the voting URL (http://bit.ly/1zkAaWE) on all your Facebook pages, email send-outs, Tweets, and any other communication method you may use, and ask them to scroll down and vote for Saugatuck!<br /> <br /> It’s fun and something you can do once a day every day until Monday, March 16.<br /> <br /> Let’s all join in and help push Saugatuck over the top!

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