On New Year’s Resolutions   When picking New Year’s goals, we often choose something we’ve failed at before.   That’s just the nature of it. Why would we choose something we’ve already had success with? But because of this, it can be hard each year to tell ourselves “This time, I will. No, really!” and…

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Ah, Halloween. The best holiday. Will there be trick-or-treaters this year? Are folks going to wear a mask over their mask? Underneath? Whatever the evening holds, I hope everyone reading has a great time. … .. . Boo!

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I was feeling a bit cooped up during this lockdown. So I hatched a plan to keep myself occupied. After a brooding over it a bit I drew up plans for a new chicken coop that I would build from scratch. One that wouldn’t run a-fowl of the permit rules or raise the neighbors’ hackles.…

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A couple weeks ago, my wife, Katie, and I welcomed our daughter into the world. She was born a little early at 6 pounds, 10 ounces, with a big mop of brown hair. This is our first. We are so happy and a little tired, but are starting to get a handle on the new…

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With real estate restrictions set to ease up tomorrow, May 7, I thought it might be interesting to take a look back and see how the stay-at-home restrictions announced March 23 have affected our local market. The big picture Overall, market activity has been significantly reduced compared to the same period in the previous year.…

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The weather is starting to warm up and with that come many seasonal activities. Now is a better time than any to add some of these to your calendar. Gardening When to plant depends on what you want to plant. The Old Farmer’s Almanac estimates May 4th is Grand Rapids’ last frost date and they…

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