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Upcoming Community Events

Statewide Photo Competition

Saturday, May 25 is the entry deadline for the annual NCCA Artsplace Statewide Photography Competition. Michigan photographers age 18 and older are invited to submit one or two photographs for the entry fee of $30. Competition guidelines and entry forms are available at NCCA  Artsplace at 13 E. Main Street in downtown Fremont or by calling 924-4022. The guidelines and forms may also be printed from the website


Croton library book sale

The Croton Townshp Library will hold a Used Book Sale May 30 through June 1. The sale will include hardcovers in excellent condition. Stock up for summer reading. The library is located at 82660 S. Croton Hardy Drive, in Croton.

Concert at the Patchwork Pear Place

Performances by the Outhouse Band and by Mick Hanna will be featured in a free outdoor concert to be held at the Patchwork Pear Place at 308 N. Division in Fremont on Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. Pizza and breadstix from Spanky’s will be offered along with the music.

“Q&A w/ VA”

Representatives of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Battle Creek will be in Newaygo on Thursday, May 23  to answer questions about VA eligibility and enrollment and to offer onsite enrollment for VA benefits. The “Q&A with VA” event for veterans and their caregivers will be at VFW Post 4249 at 45 W. Gene Furgason Lane on the south side of Newaygo. The event is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Educator award nominations

Michigan people are invited to nominate outstanding public school educators for the Michigan Lottery’s 2023-24 Excellence in Education awards. Nominations are currently open, and parents, students, school staff members and others are encouraged to submit nominations online at

White Cloud history

Copies of the new book “Images of America: White Cloud” are now available for purchase at the White Cloud Community Library.

Language learning online

Newaygo Area District Library cardholders can learn foreign languages online with Transparent Language, a web-based learning tool. The link to the service is available online at

Book donations

Local people tackling their spring cleaning are invited to consider donating their used books, music and movies to the Fremont Area District Library at 104 E. Main St. The  donations can benefit the community by adding materials to the library’s collection and to the Friends of the Library benefit book sales. Donation forms for tax deductions are available at the library’s front desk.


Old bundles of newspapers

The TimesIndicator has old bundles of newspapers available for free. Great for packaging material for moving or storage, animal bedding, craft and piñata projects, school or church crafts, and painting projects. Self-serve, you load them yourself, please call before you come, 231-924-4400.

Fremont library’s hours

The Fremont Area District Library is open on Sundays through May.  The library’s current hours are: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

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