Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving 2013

This time of the year we reflect on the many blessings bestowed upon us, our families, , the foundation of our faith, and the people who make up our community. We are so richly blessed.

Please keep in your thoughts and prayers those less fortunate than us or who have experienced recent loss of family, friends, or who suffered through natural disasters or the cruel acts of man.  May we turn our blessings into a life of Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Bye Laura, we will miss you!

Friends of all ages and colleagues   stopped by the Alpine Township Hall Monday night to thank Laura Wells for her years of service to the Kent District and the Alpine Township Library. 


Friday, November 22, 2013

Do You Know Laura Weld?

If you know Laura then you know that over the past four years she has served as the Manager of the Alpine Township Branch of the Kent District Library.  Laura has been more than a great neighbor and is as close a member of the Alpine Township staff as you can get.
Laura has decided to retire from her position and spend more time with her husband Dick, who often assisted Laura as a volunteer for many of the special programs that were offered at the library. 
Laura has become a fixture in the Alpine Township community and she will be greatly missed.  Friends and neighbors are invited to congratulate Laura for her many years of dedication to the Kent District Library, first as a volunteer in Rockford where she resides, and then later as an employee. An open house is scheduled  this Monday from 5:30 - 8:00 P.M. at the Alpine Township Hall at 5255 Alpine Ave, NW.  If you know Laura, you will want to stop by and say hello and join her for some coffee, punch and cake.
Laura and Dick Weld






Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Taste of Comstock Park

Good food, attractive Christmas trees and wreaths, great local food vendors and loyal school supporters made  for a wonderful Thursday evening at the Comstock Park High School new Fine Arts Center.  The even was sponsored by and benefitted the Comstock Park School Educational Foundation.  Topping off the evening was a musical performance given by 5th grade students of Pine Island Elementary School.  Bids were offered and  received on the over 30 tree entries.  Raising the most funds was The Money Tree, decorated by Independent Bank.  Other winning entries included "The Despicable Tree, which won several awards including most kid friendly, and most original, and was decorated by Kidz Club House.  There was also a first sighting of who we think was Santa Clause and his helper.

One of many generous and supportive  local vendors (Amore)

Beautiful Wreaths and Trees


Pine Island Elementary School 5th Grade Choir

Santa or Santa Look alike - You decide
Had there been a category for "Most Practical"  this entry from the employees of Alpine Township would have won handily because...........

It made for great rain gear on this wet evening.

Friday, November 15, 2013

It's Official - Pinky's Place Is Open!

An official ribbon cutting ceremony took place at Pinky’s Place  at noon this Friday as friends, family, vendors and Township officials shared in this joyful event.  The store enjoyed a soft opening a few weeks ago and according to owners Deb Myszka and Julie Bresko, business has been brisk. 
Pinky’s Place is a unique Antique & Artisan Market located at 4790 Alpine Avenue NW in Comstock Park
Pinky’s Place features local artists and vendors displaying and selling their quality refurbished, recycled and distressed furniture & home decor, handmade crafts, art of all types, antiques, locally made farm products and a variety of other unique items. The store is fully stocked and has a waiting list for additional vendors.
The marketplace will also hold activities including: Create-N-Take Classes, Kids Amazing Art Day, Sunday-Sundaes, as well as various events and activities throughout the year. Pinky’s Place will be open 6 days per week, Tuesday – Sunday, 362 days a year.
The store id named after Deb Myszka's mother Bert “Pinky” Anderson who suffers from  Dementia.  The owners have also set up a non-profit corporation Pinky’s Palace which will provide resources, awareness, community support, fundraisers, events and much more for those impacted by Dementia. Fundraising opportunities (supported 100% through charitable gifts) will help assist families in need of respite care relief, transportation, medications, supplies and other related expenses associated with those suffering this disease.
Deb Myszka, her mother  Bert "Pinky" Anderson and Julie Bresko
Bert "Pinky" Anderson's daughter Beth Sproat
The Grand Opening was witnessed by an audience that included these International onlookers

The ribbon cutting ceremony