Sunday, December 20, 2009
Nancy Mulder, Manager of the Comstock Park Library, and husband Steve assigning the last few bags of presents for distribution to Alpine Township kids.
Just two of the many Santa Girls helpers, Rotarians Phil Obetts (l) and Doug Gordon, both long time Comstock Park residents.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
The strength of a community can often be measured by the number of active service organizations. Alpine Township can now boast two active organizations, the Comstock Park Rotary, and now the Comstock Park Lions.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Greg Northrup, President of Regional Alliance (in yellow sweater) moderating discussion
Attendees at each table had the opportunity to discuss strengths and weaknesses of their local community
After some discussion, it was the general consensus that the strength of Alpine Township is its diversity and its people. Issues attendees like to see addressed are the traffic on Alpine Ave. and more sidewalks. Attendees also indicated they would like to meet more frequently than once a year to colaborate on these and other community issues.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Alpine Township Employees and a guest from the Kent County Road Commission breaking bread and eating soup together.
Four fantastic soups, great salads and breads had all employees escape from suffering post turkey syndrome.
Volunteers moving some some historical items from a private barn into the Old Fire Station #3.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
"The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful years and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the Source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.
In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign states to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict, while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.
Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the field of peaceful industry to the national defense have not arrested the plow, the shuttle, or the ship; the ax has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than theretofore. Population has steadily increased notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege, and the battlefield, and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.
No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.
It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans., mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.
In testimony wherof I have herunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed."
Signed: A. Lincoln
The staff and elected officials of Alpine Township wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Lynette Gasper of Rockford received a check for $1,500 as winner of the State wide summer contest "Get Creative@Saving for College. The program was sponsored by the Library of Michigan Foundation, the Michigan Education Savings Program, and the Michigan Education Trust, to draw awareness to the importance of saving for college. The Krause Memorial Library in Rockford will also receive $1,000, thanks to Lynette winning the contest. She was one of five winners state wide,
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Fire Chief Ron Christians hanging an Alpine Township fireman's helmet on the tree
Julie Bacheller, Alpine Township Residential Appraiser, working her magic
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Reflect upon the sacrifice of America’s warriors. I will observe a moment of silence on Veterans Day with my family and encourage my friends and co-workers to do the same.
Spread the word about the real meaning of Veterans Day. Because it’s not just a “day off work.” It’s a time to remember our American freedoms come at a cost.
Show my American Pride. I will fly the United States flag and stand reverently during the Pledge of Allegiance. This show of respect shows our veterans they are not forgotten. I pledge to remember America’s veterans in word and deed. I pledge to honor and respect the United States flag and the men and women who fight, and have fought, to protect our country.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
This double trailered truck is heading for Montreal, Canada with locally grown apples