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By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Every month the Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce sponser events to help promote area businesses. We have both Rise and Shine events in the morning and Business After Hours in the late afternoon. This months Rse and Shine Event was at Jordan-Balkema Law Office right on Maple Street just Eas...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Today, October 26, 2010 the Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce gathered for a ribbon cutting at Mighty Muffler located right on Northland Dr in Big Rapids. Brian Hatchew has been in business now about 6 months and reports they are doing well. They do all automotive and truck exhausts includi...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Every month the Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce host events for its members to better network together. One of these events is the Business After Hours and this month we had an opportunity to visit Hospice of Michigan in it's Big Rapids location. The speakers for Hospice filled us in on w...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Friday October 22, 2010 Wenger Insurance clebrated another location for their company by holding a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony here in Big Rapids, MI. Wenger has been in business for over 80 years and already has a successful operation in the Baldwin, MI area and decided to expand into the Big Rapids...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Lake Osceola State Bank celerbated the opening of another branch office in Big Rapids, MI with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony hosted by the Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce. Ribbon Cuttings are another great benefit to belonging to the Chamber. While LOSB already has an office in Big Rapids, th...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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The Mecosta Osceola Intermediate School District celebrated the opening of it's addition to Miller Wing with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday Oct 21, 2010. The 15,000 sq. ft. addition will also be used for Allied Health, Public Safety and Computer Aided Design programs. Ribbon cuttings are anot...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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When I was doing my morning ritual of reading the ActiveRain posts I came across a post by Karen Crowson entitled Under the Sink- Blog About Anything Challenge . It sounded like fun so I decided to see what lurked beneath my sink as it is an area rarely looked at. If you show homes in a rural set...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Ever wonder why people make such foolish home selling decisions?  Most of the time it is because they are not given the whole picture of their choices.  They don't take the time to investigate because they are stressed, beat down and just ready to fold.  When dealing with your largest personal as...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Being a Chamber member we are often reminded to buy local here in Big Rapids. We even have a Band of Locals Website to help people find where they can grab extra good deals. Here it is: Band of Locals. What a great program. You pay $10 for a Blue wrist band and it entitles you to all sorts of sav...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Every Wednesday in Big Rapids right behind the Middle School on N. Michigan the Big Rapids Bandshell Summer Concert has been doing free concerts. Free Wheelin was amazing and lst week Susan Morris and BlueMonk Jazzed it up. This week's must see event is Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010 7pm - 8:30pm. Gypsy ...

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 Wheels in the Field car show will be held Saturday, July 31, 2010 9am thru Sunday, August 01, 2010 10am right here at the Big Rapids Fairgrounds, bring the whole family to go back in time with these classic cars. Last year it was a great event and this year looks to be even better....

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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With the hot days of summer upon us a "Must Do" when in Big Rapids is to check out our community pool. The City of Big Rapids operates the Charles E. Fairman Community Pool from mid June to mid August. Swimming Lessons are provided at a nominal charge. If you cannot afford lessons, please check w...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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  Listing properties can be a challenge in a buyers’ market.  Some properties have special issues (most) like a neighbor or repairs required, location, schools or other factor that can make the home more difficult to sell. Very seldom do I get a listing where the seller says the home is haunted a...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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I just left the Big Rapids Summer Concert Series at the Band Shell behind the Middle School right on Michigan Ave. This week the featured Free Wheelin', a bluegrass band that did a fantastic job. There was a great mix of bluegrass music mixed in with some humor and singing. As I walked up they p...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Another great "To Do" would be Wednesday July 21st stopping by for a free concert by Free Wheelin'. Concert will be at the Big Rapids band shell, which is right behind the middle school or across the foot bridge from Hemlock Park. Should be a great time and free. Marc Conley, Dave and Dan Seabol...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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This year, July 23rd through the 25th marks the 12th annual Antique Tractor and Gas Engine show hosted by the Big Rapids Antique Farm & Power Club. This event is an all day family outing for all featuring John Deere tractors and equipment, along with a variety of antique tractors, cars, trucks & ...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Another great "To Do" is the 2010 Freedom AirFest. This year it will be held at the Roben-Hood Airport on 18 Mile Rd Terminal Building on Saturday, July 17, 2010. People from all over Michigan and surrounding states arrive in colorful and interesting types of planes. Area residents are invited t...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Well it is time for the big "To Do" for Big Rapids. The Mecosta County Free Fair started today. Located just north of twon on West avenue the fairgrounds is alive this afternoon with rides for everyone and 4H fun for the whole family. If that isn't enough at 7PM you can enjoy some AWWL Big Time W...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Both the Parade and the Fireworks will be on the 4th this year in Big Rapids. The parade line-up begins at the Big Rapids Middle School parking lot, and will proceed down Michigan going east to Pine then south on Warren and ending on Linden. Starts at 6pm and lasts about an hour. Gives you time ...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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One of the things I love about Big Rapids is there is always something to do. I often post area to do's and for those who enjoy listening to music we have a few to share. For the next couple Wednesday's starting with June 30th at 7PM at the Band Shell behind the Middle School you can enjoy the F...

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