Great finds at Fallasburg village

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Fallasburg Today

Historical team finds forgotten treasures, a historian’s dream

By Emma Palova

Fallasburg, MI – During the recent digital cataloging of Fallasburg artifacts, the historical team discovered forgotten treasures from Vergennes Township.

20180509_1058542030589065.jpg The treasure hunters: Lisa Plank, Ken Tamke and Calvin intern Grace Bolt.

These included  a remarkable collection of Women’s Committee for the National Council of Defense index cards filled out by women from Vergennes Township in support of World War I in 1917. The Vergennes Township Clerk/Registrar was responsible for undertaking this survey and completing the index cards from women in the community. The collection includes many recognizable names in the community.

Calvin College history intern Grace Bolt resumed the painstaking process of entering the data for Fallasburg artifacts at the Lowell Area Historical Museum (LAHM).  She was working under the mentorship of Lisa Plank (LAHM) executive director and Ken Tamke, Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS) president for 14 weeks.


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George Town, Penang

This is a very helpful post about Penang in Malaysia.

James's travel and photos

Ask anyone in South East Asia which city has the best street food, and they’ll tell you it’s their town! Ask them to nominate another city, and chances are Penang will be their second choice. In addition to the allure of the food, I also wanted to check out the preserved colonial-era architecture, particularly the shop houses. The street art scene in Penang makes for a fun treasure hunt, following the tourist map to find all the key locations.

Key standout locations that I visited

  • Fort Cornwallis, a well preserved British defense fortification which gives a little insight into the historic need to defend the strait.
  • Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, an impressive clan-house for the Khoo family of Chinese immigrants.
  • Street art, which is liberally placed around the historic old town. Get hold of a tourist map to find all of the sites.
  • Little India has a vibrant shopping…

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V roce 2018, In the year 2018

Czech festive kolache. Visit Czech Republic and don’t forget to try this treat for the palate.


Sledujte nas v novem roce 2018. Follow us in 2018.

Budeme zverejnovat vybrane recepty, nase i od Vas. Tesime se na spolupraci s nasimi fanousky. Recepty budou publikovany i v USA na Western Herald, coz je krajansky casopis.

We will publish selected recipes including your favorites. Send us your recipes today. They will also be published in the Western Herald magazine.

Zobrazeny na hlavni strance jsou svatecni kolace.

The recipes Evoke memories from Czech homeland.

Copyright (c) 2018. Emma Blogs, LLC. All rights reserved.

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A September Day Shooting Photos at Sleeping Bear

Sleeping Bear Dunes as the fall approaches.

Photography by Rodney Martin

I headed north early yesterday morning to the Sleeping Bear Dunes trail in Glen Haven, Michigan. It was a beautiful morning. I had climbed to the top of a dune an hour before sunrise and got to enjoy the stars as I planned my first shots of the day. As always, the stars were beautiful, with Orion and his belt showing off in the southern sky. (Click on a photo to see a larger view.)

IMG_0732 Sleeping Bear Bay from atop the dune on the Sleeping Bear Dune Trail.

After shooting across Sleeping Bear Bay, I headed further along the the Sleeping Bear Dune Trail to the Ghost Forest, which is always fun to shoot in the morning light. To me, photos of these trees that were once buried in sand and have now risen from the dead look best in black and white.

There were few signs of color up…

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FHS president’s summer message

Visit Fallasburg this summer for reprieve from hustle and bustle of big cities.

Fallasburg Today

Summer is almost here as spring winds down.  It’s been a busy and productive time in the pioneer village for the Fallasburg Historical Society. (FHS)  March and April showers have in fact brought May flowers, but the rains also delayed our much-needed roof replacement on the Fallas House.

fallas ken headshot FHS president Ken Tamke

Through the benevolence of the late Harold Englehardt of Lowell and his bequest, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Lowell Area Community Fund, awarded monies to FHS to get the job done in what we hoped would be mid-March.  Mother Nature strikes again, yet Villagers and volunteers came to the rescue.  Craig Wood’s young crew scaled the slippery slope and patched new critter invasion routes which just seemed to appear as soon as we got the last ones secured.  Not to worry.  The weather did improve and Risner’s Roofing & Home Improvement of Lowell installed a beautiful new roof. …

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