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While making my first appearance to a Black Friday event I noticed a common theme. Numerous shoppers were talking about not knowing what to get their kids, grandkids or other family members for Christmas. Most had no clue what their family liked or disliked. Why don't we know what our children an...
I am always amused opening FaceBook on Thanksgiving morning and seeing all of the posts saying how deeply thankful everyone is for their family and friends and wonder why is that limited to one day a year. Maybe we should have a Thankful Day once a month so we can be in the spirit more than once ...
With the invention of air cards, laptops and cell phones we are much more mobile than ever before. I put up this mobile office at least until the end of deer season here in Michigan. Usually I don't get much beyond opening day but with all the new technology I think I am on to something here. To ...
Every month the Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business After Hours. What a great networking event for area businesses. This month you can join us at Quality Inn & Suites here in Big Rapids. Just South of Ferris State University. They offer almost a hundred rooms with Internet ac...
Today was opening day of firearm deer season here in Central Michigan. I always hunt on a parcel owned by a friend who owns an excavation company. Of course he has a high rise apartment in the field so I always give him grief about hunting from a ground blind. This year he called to tell me he ha...
Had a showing yesterday at a beautiful log home I have listed. Showing was going really well all through the home. They loved the logs, the joinery and all the detail my builder had put into the home. We walked the land (all 40 acres of it) and I remember thinking we were on our way to a good off...
Take a minute out today to think about the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for us to live with the freedoms we enjoy. If you are near Big Rapids, MI tonight stop by Highland View Cemetery around 6pm as the graves of over 800 veterans will have lit luminaries honoring them. Th...
This is the last week before deer hunting opens in Michigan. Usually hunting property accounts for about a quarter of my business and this year has been a little down so I am hoping everyone is just waiting till the last minute to score their parcel. Even the vacant land buyers are looking for t...
This year the Big Rapids Greater Federation of Women's Club is holding a Veterans Day Luminary Tribute at Highland View Cemetery. The GFWC will light more than 800 luminaries on each veteran's grave site in the cemetery on Veteran's Day. The event is free and open to the public. For more informat...
Probably my favorite place for breakfast in Big Rapids would be our local Bob Evans restaurant. It is always nice to go to a place that not only knows you but makes you feel special every visit. My wife and I have breakfast there every Friday ad are impressed with each visit. This morning they we...

Randy Ostrander

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