08-01-2018 Annual Quarter Auction for hospital auxiliary August 29; Silvique Jewelry sale at Lakelan

OPEN HOUSE FOR BUSINESS… Hostetler Metal Sales, 58644 Red Arrow Highway, Hartford, will hold an open house, Friday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to introduce their business, located midway between Lawrence and Hartford, to the general public. Business owner Daniel Hostetler recently completed work on a new 12,000-square-foot building, following their family move last fall from Mt. Victory Ohio, where he had operated the family business for eight-and-a-half-years. While in Ohio, the company rolled 750,000 feet of metal. The business features 19 different colors of residential and commercial siding, featuring AkzoNobel paints, custom trim and accessories. During the open house, Amish contractors will be on site, with other contractors available. In addition, sales representatives from steel and paint companies will be on hand. Refreshments will be served.


Annual Quarter Auction for hospital auxiliary August 29

Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary will host their annual Quarter Auction Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Preview of items will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the fun starting at 6:30 p.m. The auction will be held at the Coloma FOP, 3470 Angling Road. Food and beverages will be available for a reasonable price. All proceeds will benefit Auxiliary projects at Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet.

Silvique Jewelry sale at Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet

Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary will host a Silvique Jewelry sale Thursday, August 23 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Classroom C (located off of the Lobby). Sterling Silver, Stainless Steel and Tungsten Jewelry will be available for 50% off retail price. Jewelry for men, women and children will be offered. All proceeds will benefit Auxiliary projects for Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet.




Michigan Flywheelers Museum seeks items for fund-raiser auction

Have some old farm equipment that’s been sitting in the barn gathering dust? The Michigan Flywheelers Museum’s consignment auction on Sunday, Sep. 9 at 9:30 a.m. may just be the place to clean out the barn and make some money. The auction is part of the museum’s Antique Engine and Tractor Show which starts Thursday, Sep. 6. Proceeds from the auction are used for operational expenses and development of exhibits. Items can either be sold on consignment or given to the museum for it to sell. Consignment fee is 18 percent. No household items will be accepted. The Antique Engine and Tractor Show which runs through Sunday, Sep. 9, is one of the largest shows of its kind in the state. The Michigan Flywheelers Museum is located on 68th Street in South Haven. Persons attending the auction will have to pay admission to the show. Cost is $7. Children 12 and under are free.

The City of Watervliet, the Coloma-Watervliet Area Chamber of Commerce (CWACC) and Watervliet’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) welcomed Rama Burramukku, RPh. and the Watervliet Pharmacy with a Ribbon Cutting Thursday. Local officials Mike Ryan from U.S. Representative Fred Upton’s office and Adam Mensinger from Senator John Proos’ office along with State Representative Kim LaSata offered words of welcome and a framed tribute. Chamber President Karla Somers related how pharmacist Rama had taken care of the pharmacy needs for her and her family for many years. Watervliet City Manager, Tyler Dotson welcomed everyone and told a crowd of over 30 people, “the value of a local pharmacy adds yet another personal touch to our community and provides a service to those who need it most. The City welcomes Rama and looks forward to working alongside him for years to come.” Bob Becker of the DDA explained the DDA is helping off set the rental cost of the pharmacy through its Incubator Grant program. He also welcomed the fact that the city now has a pharmacy and hoped people would take advantage of its services. Rama spoke of how much more important customer service was than profit. He stressed his desire to see that his customers receive the best care and advice possible. Finally Community Development Coordinator Chana Kniebes herded everyone outside for the Ribbon Cutting where Rama was surrounded by family, friends, and municipal and government leaders. We wish Watervliet Pharmacy all the best as they become the latest addition to downtown Watervliet.

Heritage Day set at  Van Buren County Museum

The Van Buren County Historical Society will present Heritage Day, Saturday, August 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the County Museum located at 58471 Red Arrow Hwy. in Hartford. A freewill donation is appreciated. This year’s event features a tour of the 44-room museum, weaving, spinning, pottery making, antique tractors, candle making, vintage jewelry and purses, beer making demonstrations, conservation district/native plants, fur/trapping, yard sale items from the Board and volunteers, postcard collections and milk bottles from nearby towns viewing plus much more. There will be a bake sale on site to enjoy right then, along with coffee. Lunch is available at the fairgrounds (adjacent to the museum) where Amish neighbors are having a consignment auction. The Sea Cadets will rise and lower the flag and will be available to assist visitors and vendors. The Blacksmith Shop and log cabin will be open for visitors. The Museum is three quarters handicapped accessible with entrance on right side of building. Vendor space is still available by calling Roylinda at 269-569-1639. The Museum’s regular hours are Wednesday, Friday, Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.; admission is $ 5.00 ages 13 and up, $2.00 for ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and under. Archival research is done on Wednesdays with an appointment. There is a small fee for this service. For anyone who wishes to support this unique building and its awesome exhibits, mail a check to P.O Box 452, Hartford, MI 49057. Checks should be made out to VBCHS. For questions or more information, call 269-621-2188.

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