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X State Says Saugatuck Township Must Join Harbor Authority To Qualify For Cleanup Grants Page 3 Local Philanthropist Thelma Coghlin Passes, But Will Never Be Forgotten By Community She Loved 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 12, 2016 Vol. 14 No. 7 FREE SAUGATUCK * DOUGLAS * SAUGATUCK TOWNSHIP * LAKETOWN TOWNSHIP * FENNVILLE * GLENN * GANGES TOWNSHIP * HAMILTON * HOLLAND * SOUTH HAVEN Fennville’s Fabulous ROOT & Fernwood 1891 Celebrate Their Artists With Appreciation Dinner Owner Dawn Soltysiak Says Special Event Was A Chance To Give Back To Those Who Make Businesses Special Colleen Rae Correspondent Dawn Soltysiak of ROOT and Fernwood 1891 in downtown Fennville gave an artist’s appreciation dinner at the downtown restaurant, ROOT on Saturday evening. “It was lots of fun…I got to give back to the artists and employees that are part of ROOT and Fernwood 1891. I got to play with new recipes and the smoker grill and everyone was my guinea pigs,” Dawn says with a big grin. “They didn’t seem to mind being my test subjects!” Some of the food that was featured was a Caprese Pizza with patita pesto, fresh mozzarella, tomato, and balsamic reduction. “The big hit of the night was the flat bread pizza with confit duck, shitake mushrooms and hot honey and shaved parmesan,” notes Dawn. Another pizza was Romesco sauce with smoked chicken and arugula, as well as Barbecued Mongolian Pork with Asian Slaw which was offered with various buns. Delicious deviled eggs were abun-dant. For dessert, vanilla cup-cakes with lemon zest and Earl Grey infused frosting, flourless chocolate cupcakes with lavender and for the Piece De Resistance…Pumpkin Crème Brulee. Two of the artists represent-ed at the Gallery are: Lois Schripsema, who does cards with her photography on them, and Alicia Higgins whose bright paintings hang on the walls of ROOT. Other artists in attendance were: Mary Kuilema, Janice Miles, Alexa Urquhard, Mary Doezema, Jackie Stasevirch and her daughter Pat, Rich Lodge, Sue Sawyer, and Robbie and Tucker Hill. Among the cooks and servers was of course Dawn Soltysiak and Connie Dinnan, also an artist, Dawn Diepenhorst and Kellie Buckley, Fernwood Farm manager. Approximately 50 people attended. Erica and Mark Shirley played banjo and guitar and provided some lovely music. An excellent time was had by all. Saugatuck Approves $1,200 For Community Pride Day 2016; Area Car Crashes Up 66% In 2015 City Allocates $1,200 Toward Community Pride Day 2016 The Saugatuck City Council approved spending $1,200 at Monday night’s meeting, via a let-ter of understanding, to support the work of the Saugatuck-Douglas Garden Club in planting flowers for the beautification of public streets. That event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Students from Saugatuck Public Schools and volunteers from the Saugatuck-Douglas Garden Club will once again work together filling planters along the city’s streets with lovely arrangements of colorful flowers. The ‘plantings’ will be on the streets of Butler, Culver and Mason and the window boxes at Saugatuck City Hall,” states the Jan. 26 memo sent to the city from the Garden Club in its request for pub-lic funding help. Automobile Crashes Up 66 Percent In 2015 Local car crashes took a giant leap last year according to a recent Saugatuck Township Fire District report. Fre officials said the main culprit in the hike was distracted driving from texting and other elec-tronic devices. The fire department responded to 53 car incidents throughout all of last year, a 66 per-cent increase from the previous year. CHECK OUT THE GREAT NEW ADVERTISING OFFERING FROM THE LOCAL OBSERVER FOR 2016! YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID! (See Page 8)

Fennville’s Fabulous ROOT & Fernwood 1891 Celebrate Their Artists With Appreciation Dinner

Owner Dawn Soltysiak Says Special Event Was A Chance To Give Back To Those Who Make Businesses Special<br /> <br /> Colleen Rae Correspondent<br /> <br /> Dawn Soltysiak of ROOT and Fernwood 1891 in downtown Fennville gave an artist’s appreciation dinner at the downtown restaurant, ROOT on Saturday evening.<br /> <br /> “It was lots of fun…I got to give back to the artists and employees that are part of ROOT and Fernwood 1891. I got to play with new recipes and the smoker grill and everyone was my guinea pigs,” Dawn says with a big grin. “They didn’t seem to mind being my test subjects!” <br /> <br /> Some of the food that was featured was a Caprese Pizza with patita pesto, fresh mozzarella, tomato, and balsamic reduction.<br /> <br /> “The big hit of the night was the flat bread pizza with confit duck, shitake mushrooms and hot honey and shaved parmesan,” notes Dawn.<br /> <br /> Another pizza was Romesco sauce with smoked chicken and arugula, as well as Barbecued Mongolian Pork with Asian Slaw which was offered with various buns. Delicious deviled eggs were abundant.<br /> <br /> For dessert, vanilla cupcakes with lemon zest and Earl Grey infused frosting, flourless chocolate cupcakes with lavender and for the Piece De Resistance…Pumpkin Crème Brulee.<br /> <br /> Two of the artists represented at the Gallery are: Lois Schripsema, who does cards with her photography on them, and Alicia Higgins whose bright paintings hang on the walls of ROOT.<br /> <br /> Other artists in attendance were: Mary Kuilema, Janice Miles, Alexa Urquhard, Mary Doezema, Jackie Stasevirch and her daughter Pat, Rich Lodge, Sue Sawyer, and Robbie and Tucker Hill.<br /> <br /> Among the cooks and servers was of course Dawn Soltysiak and Connie Dinnan, also an artist, Dawn Diepenhorst and Kellie Buckley, Fernwood Farm manager. Approximately 50 people attended. Erica and Mark Shirley played banjo and guitar and provided some lovely music.<br /> <br /> An excellent time was had by all.<br />

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Saugatuck Approves $1,200 For Community Pride Day 2016; Area Car Crashes Up 66% In 2015

City Allocates $1,200 Toward Community Pride Day 2016 <br /> <br /> The Saugatuck City Council approved spending $1,200 at Monday night’s meeting, via a letter of understanding, to support the work of the Saugatuck-Douglas Garden Club in planting flowers for the beautification of public streets.<br /> <br /> That event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 2016.<br /> <br /> Students from Saugatuck Public Schools and volunteers from the Saugatuck-Douglas Garden Club will once again work together filling planters along the city’s streets with lovely arrangements of colorful flowers.<br /> <br /> The ‘plantings’ will be on the streets of Butler, Culver and Mason and the window boxes at Saugatuck City Hall,” states the Jan. 26 memo sent to the city from the Garden Club in its request for public funding help.<br /> <br /> Automobile Crashes Up 66 Percent In 2015 <br /> <br /> Local car crashes took a giant leap last year according to a recent Saugatuck Township Fire District report.<br /> <br /> Fre officials said the main culprit in the hike was distracted driving from texting and other electronic devices.<br /> <br /> The fire department responded to 53 car incidents throughout all of last year, a 66 percent increase from the previous year.<br />

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