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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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Twice a year in our area we get a rush of students that would rather build equity in a house than pay rent. While that is some great thinking it's not for everyone and not as easy as one would think. First there are the University rules. You should always start there and see if you qualify to liv...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Another "To Do" if you are in the Big Rapids Area is to try some golf at Katke Golf Course right behind the Holiday Inn on Perry St in Big Rapids, MI. They have an awesome driving range for those just wanting to hit a bucket of balls and I can tell you from experience if you want to take your gam...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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June 24th at 7:30am will be this months Rise and Shine, and this month we will be at Holiday Inn right on Perry St in Big Rapids, MI. The Holiday Inn always puts on a great rise and shine. For those who don't know the Big Rapids Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center recently purchased luxurious...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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The Mecosta County Medical Center Auxiliary has invited everyone to the 52nd Annual Ice Cream Social, at Centennial Triangle Park at 605 Oak St here in Big Rapids, MI this Thursday, June 24th from 6pm to 9pm. The MCMC Auxiliary will present their Health Career Scholarship recipients. This event f...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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The 7th annual WCAR Golf Outing will be at at Falcon Head in Big Rapids, MI and promises to be a great event. The golf outing is open to anyone... $50 to play 18 hole scramble. Sack lunch and steak dinner provided. Hole prizes, door prizes and raffle. All proceeds go to the scholarship given away...

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" when in Big Rapids is the Big Country Colgate Showdown to be held at the Big Rapids Band Shell Saturday June 12th starting at 4pm. WWBR Big Country 100.9 is putting on this event and so far there are over 15 entrants so if you like Country Music this is a "Must Do" for you....

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Saturday June 12, 2010 is the date for the 5th annual Catch-A-Fish, Grant-A-Wish Fishing Tournament at Hemlock Park in Big Rapids, MI This fishing tournament is another area "To Do" here in Big Rapids. The tournament is held during the DNR's Free Fishing Weekend, so no licenses are required! Brin...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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This months Business after hours will be hosted by Silvernail Realty right here in Big Rapids. Owner Sue Glatz is having a riverfront BBQ for all Chamber Members and their employees. Silvernail Realty has relocated and the new office is at 17810 205th ave which is just North of the airport in Big...

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" to add to your list. Saturday and Sunday June 5th and 6th from 10am to 10pm at beautiful Mitchell Creek Park in Downtown Big Rapids, Artworks in Big Rapids is proud to present the 2nd Annual Clay, Art and Fire Fest and the good news is: You are invited! This is a free event ...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Snyder's Market in Big Rapids As part of a localism campaign to help people become acquainted with Big Rapids we have to include Snyder's Market. You will find the owner, Kraig Snyder, there most everyday working on what's for dinner. They have an all star line up on the lunch with some of my fav...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Another Bob Evans Rise and Shine!   Seems like just a couple months ago we the members of the business world her in Big Rapids were treated to a Rise and Shine by Bob Evans restaurant. Probably because it was March when we last had the opportunity to learn about this business.  Ride and Shine Eve...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Wheatlake Wellness and Cancer Walk   I have posted a few times on the River Walk here in Big Rapids, MI. Covering over 2 Miles of scenic splendor along the Muskegon River and just a great way to spend a few hours relaxing. Well if you have been tempted but looking for a reason, HERE IT IS! Saturd...

By Lynn Afton, REALTOR® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County
(Greenridge Realty Oakmont)
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Check out The Rock Cafe on campus at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. It is open to the public!  This is a great place to eat - or have a meeting or group dinner in the private dining room.  This huge restaurant has several different buffet-style areas, including international dis...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Ribbon Cutting at Michigan Works in Big Rapids Tuesday May 4th, 2010 at 4pm there was a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Michigan Works building just South of Ferris in Big Rapids, MI. Along with the Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce Members and Ambassadors the were representatives from ...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Big Rapids Welcomes Vern's Wooden Nickel There's a new store in town and it's name is Vern's Wooden Nickel. Located in the Plaza just South of Ferris, it is convenient to both local traffic and people coming in off the expressway. Anyone who is familiar with Sand Lake can tell you Vern's Wooden N...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Big Rapids Homes For Rent   One of the most frequent calls I get are for rentals in the Big Rapids area. While I do not personally have any to rent out I quite often can point you in the right direction. I have even thought about contacting the local landlords and compiling a list for my website ...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Big Rapids Student Housing Specialist   If you are attending or planning to attend Ferris State University and looking to get away from the rental scenery we can help. There are many issues surrounding students living off campus that you will need an experienced agent to help guide you through in...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Ten Must Do's When in Big Rapids   Located about 50 miles North of Grand Rapids, Mi just off Exit 139 on US131 lies a great place to live. You call it Big Rapids, I call it home. If you ever are in the Big Rapids area there are a number of ways to spend a day. One of my favorites is looking at ho...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Schuberg's Bar Downtown Big Rapids Having an office in downtown Big Rapids has certain advantages. One of them is I am next door to Schuberg's Bar where my favorite Flat Iron Steak is served medium rare and ready in about ten minutes. My wife loves the fries and the Philly Dip and I have to admit...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Artworks in Downtown Big Rapids   Next stop in sharing of the businesses in Big Rapids, MI should be ArtWorks which is so popular that even just putting artworks into Google even they have them number One. My wife and I have been followers of ArtWorks for a while now and they just keep finding ne...

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