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Images of Grand Mere

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All along the west coast of Lower Michigan, from its southern shores to its windy northern points, a vast tract of sandy beaches and dunes has created a landscape like no other—austere, often otherworldly, always beautiful. Swimmers, sun worshipers, and kite fliers use much of it to good advantage, crowding the state parks along Lake Michigan in the summertime, and pricey homes stand like sentinels along many miles of wooded dune tops.

But there are also places where you can go and find plenty of peace and quiet. Grand Mere State Park by Stevensville, Michigan, is such a place. Go there and you can find enough people to keep you from feeling totally isolated, but also enough space to find all the solitude you could hope for if you want it. Located off of I-94, eight miles south of Benton Harbor at exit 22, the 985-acre park includes a lovely little picnic area and playground situated on the southern side of North Lake. Farther south, a half-mile-long nature trail winds through the woods along South Lake toward a long stretch of open sand dunes and, ultimately, to the beach.

Written by Robert Hartig.

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Images of Grand Mere
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All along the west coast of Lower Michigan, from its southern shores to its windy northern points, a vast tract of sandy beaches and dunes has created a landscape like no other—austere, often otherworldly, always beautiful. Swimmers, sun worshipers, and kite fliers use much of it to good advanta [ ... ]


White Cloud
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White Cloud is located in the center of Newaygo county, Michigan. Serving as the county seat, White Cloud is home to the county administration offices, the county courthouse and the county road commission. The White River flows through White Cloud, providing an inviting park on the backwaters of [ ... ]


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Warranty Deeds
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There are several types of deeds; warranty, quit claim, tax, gift grant, and deed in lieu of foreclosure. In Michigan, the grantor (seller) transfers title to the grantee (buyer) with a document called a warranty deed. A warranty deed has three main guarantees:
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Acre: What is it?
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What is an acre? 1.  A city in Israel, one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. 2.  An acre is a unit of measure for determining the size of a parcel of land. An acre consists of 43,560 square feet of land. An acre could be formed with varying lengths and widths tota [ ... ]


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Spring is Coming
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With the warmer weather, along with the sun coming thru the clouds, I noticed that people’s attitudes were generally better this past weekend. Including mine. I didn’t grumble or complain, nor did I kick the dog. I am starting the countdown. Days are starting to get longer. Daylight Savings tim [ ... ]


Valentine’s Day
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Since it is Valentine’s Day,  I thought I would do a search and see if I could find a lake in Michigan  with “Valentine” in the name. The only one I found was  Valentine Lake in Montmorency County.  That is about all the information I could find on this lake, so I decided t [ ... ]


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Jones Ice Cream
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It could be a sin to just have a vanilla here. I am talking about Jones Ice Cream on Main Street in Baldwin. Jones is a long established family business serving up some of Michigan’s finest ice cream. The walls inside make the trip worthwhile in itself. They display many years worth of fascinating [ ... ]


Rusty
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Someone once said to me, “God allows a man to have only one exceptional dog in his lifetime.” I do not know if that is true, experience tells me it may be. Meet Rusty. Rusty lives along Pine Street, just outside of downtown Holland. He is unique, made out of scrap metal from the Padnos Iron an [ ... ]


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