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By Lynn Afton, REALTOR® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County
(Greenridge Realty Oakmont)
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Number of Homes for Sale in Big Rapids, MI is Down Almost 8% for October 2012 over last month available listings, and about 6% for all of Mecosta County, according the the West Central Michigan Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service trend numbers. If you are a homeowner thinking of lis...

By Lynn Afton, REALTOR® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County
(Greenridge Realty Oakmont)
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Big Rapids, MI - Support Local Artists at ArtWorks Unique Gift Shop If you are looking for that special gift idea, check out the gift shop at ArtWorks in Big Rapids, Michigan. ArtWorks is a gallery and gift shop filled with awesome items created by local artists, including paintings of many diffe...

By Lynn Afton, REALTOR® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County
(Greenridge Realty Oakmont)
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Big Rapids, MI - Zip 49307 Market Trends Graph - Oct 2011 to Sep 2012 Good News for our area home sales over the past year!  Solds for the 49307 zip code are up over 9 percent! (Big Rapids and surrounding nearby areas).  This is a very optimistic sign of improvement for our area, and hopefully th...

By Lynn Afton, REALTOR® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County
(Greenridge Realty Oakmont)
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Free Veterans Day Events - Big Rapids, MI - Mecosta Co - Nov 11, 2012 Concert, Williams Auditorium, Ferris State University Nov 11th, 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm The FSU West Central Concert Band proudly presents its 10th Annual Veterans Day Concert, in recognition of the men and women who have served our...

By Lynn Afton, REALTOR® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County
(Greenridge Realty Oakmont)
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FREE EXHIBIT- Festival of Trees - Big Rapids, MI - Through Nov 7, 2012 Chemical Bank is hosting the Festival of Trees Exhibit, which is free and open to the public. See these uniquely awesome trees in the bank lobby during normal business hours. On Wednesday, November 7th, the beautifully decorat...

By Lynn Afton, REALTOR® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County
(Greenridge Realty Oakmont)
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Big Rapids, Mi, FREE EVENT! Comedian Gina Yashere Tues Nov. 6th 2012 COMEDIAN GINA YASHERE to appear at Ferris State University Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Gina broke onto the American comedy scene with her appearances on Last Comic Standing (NBC), where she made it to...

By Lynn Afton, REALTOR® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County
(Greenridge Realty Oakmont)
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LIFE IS SWEET: FASHION SHOW 2012     Holiday Inn, Big Rapids, Michigan   Date: November 3, 2012 Time: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM St. Peter's Lutheran School is excited to present Life is Sweet: Fashion 2012!  Join us for the Fashion Show, showcasing fashions from Fairman's Apparel, Maurices, JCPenney, an...

By Lynn Afton, REALTOR® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County
(Greenridge Realty Oakmont)
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Downtown Farmers Market Date: October 12, 2012 Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM   The Farmers' Market is a showcase for locally grown food and other farm related products, providing an alternative marketing opportunity for local farmers and consumers to interact directly with each other.  Located in the p...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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This year the 2012 MCMC Festival of Trees will be on November 7th this year.  The reception kicks off at 6:30 with the auction beginning at 7:30pm sharp. The Festival of Trees is an annual event in which community members decorate and donate trees, wreaths, and holiday gift items. It is always gr...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Feeling Appreciated in Big Rapids, MI was easy today. A few months ago Blarney Castle opened a Marathon Gas/ EZMart here in Big Rapids, MI. Today they once again showed their appreciation to their customers by free lunch including Bill and Will's gourmet hot dogs, pizza and sodas. A lot of compan...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Germanfest 2012 in Big Rapids, MIis on Sept 21st this year from 6:25pm to 11pm. Established in 2006, to honor the history of St. Peter’s Lutheran–see the Heritage section above– the Big Rapids Germanfest has strived for one thing: to provide our patrons with a first class, authentic German celebr...

By Lynn Afton, REALTOR® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County
(Greenridge Realty Oakmont)
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Big Rapids, Michigan Events - Corn Maze and Haunted Maze 2012 at FOUR GREEN FIELDS FARM, located about 7 miles east of US 131 off exit 139 (Big Rapids exit)   The Corn Maze operates on Saturdays and Sundays in September beginning the 22nd and through the month of October. CORN MAZE: Saturdays: No...

By Lynn Afton, REALTOR® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County
(Greenridge Realty Oakmont)
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Big Rapids Michigan - New Business 2012 - Trigger Time Outfitters Check out this great new business for firearms, custom ammunition, archery, fishing, clothing and footwear. They also have a state-of-the-art 3-D Techno Hunt and league, for those interested in joining. You can check out their webs...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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WAM 300 Comes to Big Rapids, MI this Friday, July 27th, 2012 on it's way to the Heroes Hurrah Finish line at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI. What a great event with over 900 bicyclists making the trek from Traverse City to Brooklyn. Think about the dedication of these riders trav...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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The Big Rapids Antique Farm and Power Club is hosting its 14th annual Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Show July 20-22, located at 15422 Old Millpond Road in Big Rapids. Every year it seems to get bigger and better and this year looks to be a great one. There will be a huge selection of not only ra...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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When I wandered through the North End Riverside Park this weekend it left me wondering how long we have had Disc Golf in Big Rapids, MI? Turns out over 6 years. Not being able to throw a Frisbee (or in non trademarked terms, disc) very well somehow this sport slipped under my radar. There is an a...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Just South of Ferris University sits a beautiful subdivision called The Bluffs in Big Rapids, MI. Within a couple miles of Ferris makes this an attractive spot for Ferris faculty as well as home owners looking for the perfect blend of nature and convenience. There are currently 16 lots for sale i...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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One of my favorite subdivisons is Sunrise Haven Estates in Big Rapids, MI. Steve Fenstermacher is the developer and even before the land was cleared he had a clear vision of what it would look like and the lifestyle he could offer. The view from most every lot is amazing. You can see for miles to...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Each year we encounter a new batch of Students attending Ferris State University looking for Ferris Student Off Campus Living. While it can be a very rewarding experience their are rules off campus too. Whether renting or buying it is always best to check with Ferris as there are students who MUS...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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June 30, 2012 is the day that Hemlock Park in Big Rapids, MI will go to the dogs, literally. The event is called Raise  the Woof—Dog Day in the Park held at Hemlock Park. There will be competitions such as speed, beauty, agility, best trick and more. All proceeds benefit their building fund. Pawf...

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