Originally posted on Bear Lake Township in Manistee County, MI 49614:

URGENT: Bear Lake Township Fire Chief has issued a safety warning for any recreation users on Bear Lake.

A large area of spring fed open water has appeared on the North West quadrant of Bear Lake.

Anyone venturing on to the lake should always exercise extreme caution but avoid this area completely. Even after the surface may freeze, a new snow covering may hide unsafe ice conditions below.


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“Every now and then, usually when he is treating the dog for ticks or using a garden product, Singer will smell something that triggers an Agent Orange flashback.

“I think a lot of people understand that the chemicals in our foods and what’s become of water and air is killing us all,” he said.”

The story of the roughly 2.8 million Americans in Vietnam who were exposed to Agent Orange is covered in heartbreaking detail in this Harrisburg Patriot-News feature.

If you know any Vietnam Veteran show them this web site, particularly if they have health issues. They may not know, even now, that their health problems may be due to exposure and that they may be entitled to VA help. This also applies to Brown and Blue Navy personnel – but Blue Navy must be able to provide proof of their proximity to shore.

Bookmark this web site:

And if you need help getting into the VA system, check out the Order of the Purple Heart organization.

The new film is part of the AT&T’s It Can Wait® campaign to help drive awareness of the dangers of texting while driving, encourage people to pledge not to text and drive, and enable those who have made a personal commitment to influence others.

Every story in the film is punctuated by a narrator pointing out that the shattering losses could have been avoided by simply never picking up the phone.

“I have learned that to be a valuable member of society you have to give back more than you take,” says one driver whose texting resulted in two deaths. “I will never be able to give back more than the lives I took by texting and driving.”

Bear Lake Township’s brand new fire engine is in the barn!.

via Bear Lake Township’s brand new fire engine is in the barn!.

Originally posted on Village of Bear Lake, Manistee County, MI 49614:

The Bear Lake Village Council meeting originally set for tonight, Wednesday

February 18 at 7.30 pm is canceled due to hazardous weather. It has been

rescheduled for 7.30 p.m. February 26th, 2015  at the Village Hall located

at 12376 Virginia Street in Bear Lake, Michigan.

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Originally posted on Bear Lake Township Fire Department:


Spencer Manufacturing, Inc. & Haven Harvesters, LLC.


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swlogoMarch 15-21, 2015

Sunshine Week.

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Please note that permission to use these materials covers only the seven days of Sunshine Week (March 15-21, 2015). However, authors and artists may grant special use permission in cases of student newspapers, weeklies and others who may not be able to publish that week. Please contact us at with individual requests.

As Sunshine Week nears, and sometimes during the week, more material will be added, so be sure to check back often.

Originally posted on Inc - Make A Mark:

Adventureland Puppets – We have a wonderful and enthusiastic cast of puppet characters ready and willing to unlock the magic of story time, for your school, library, civic, church or family gathering!


“For the past 35 years I have learned more about puppetry, and continue to learn more to the point where I am using marionettes and ventriloquist dummies in my puppet shows.
I have written 2 books on the art of puppetry, spoken at conferences, given workshops and performed puppet shows from here to Cuba.”
Joanne Schroeder

You provide the audience …………..
We provide the laughter …………….
Ask about our unique puppet shows …….

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Originally posted on Bear Lake Township in Manistee County, MI 49614:

Bear Lake Township Board will conduct a public hearing at its regularly scheduled meeting to present the Bear Lake Township Recreation Plan.

Public comment will be accepted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7.00 pm at the Bear Lake Township Hall at 7771 Lake Street, Bear Lake, Michigan.

A copy of the Bear Lake Township Recreation Plan is available for review January 16, 2015 – February 17, 2015 at the Keddie-Norconk Memorial Library and the Bear Lake Township website at[Bear Lake Township Recreation Plan 1.6mb]

This notice is posted in compliance with Public Act 267 of 1976, as amended, the Open Meetings Act MCLA 4172a (2)(3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Anyone with a disability needing special assistance should contact Deanna Pattison, Bear Lake Township Clerk, 231-864-3620 Ext 10.

Deanna Pattison
Bear Lake Township Clerk

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Originally posted on Bear Lake Township in Manistee County, MI 49614:

You are invited to Bear Lake Township Public Input Meeting

To discuss our Recreation Plan

Wednesday, December 10th., 7 PM at the Township Hall, 7771 Lake Street, Bear Lake, MI 49614. Tel: 231 864 3620.

See you there!


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