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Rockford photographer's work now on display at Diana's Cafe

Rockford photographer's work now on display at Diana's Cafe

ROCKFORD, Mich.—A fresh collection of photographs by Tom Scott is now on display at Diana’s Café in downtown Rockford.

The pieces will be available for viewing at the café, located at 9 N. Main St., through October 14.  Visitors can check out the exhibit during the café’s regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Scott says his love of photography began more than a decade ago with snapshots of nature. Today, he also works on portraits because he simply enjoys photographing people.

Belmont Company Helps Retirement Community Save $92k in Energy Costs

Belmont Company Helps Retirement Community Save $92k in Energy Costs

The building management and residents at Clark Retirement Community in Grand Rapids, MI, are feeling good for a lot of reasons.  They’ve partnered with Hurst Mechanical (Belmont, MI) to make a commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability and the pay-off has been more than they imagined (or asked for).

The journey began when Hurst Mechanical performed an energy benchmark for Clark Retirement Community (Clark) in early 2012.  The 106-year-old building scored 12 out of 100 on the ENERGY STAR rating scale.  Mike Ignatoski, Clark’s Director of Capital Projects and Facilities, was already taking steps to make changes to the buildings, but was surprised to find out how much room Clark had for improvement. 

Rockford Resale Shop Takes Kid Fashions On The Road in West Michigan

Rockford Resale Shop Takes Kid Fashions On The Road in West Michigan

The high overhead of a brick-and-mortar shop had gotten too high, so Cindy Palmreuter closed up her store, Double Take Resale, and will take it on the road in true gypsy style this summer.

Palmreuter bought a U-Haul truck and converted it to a mobile shop that offers boys' and girls' fashions, shoes, and accessories for pre-teens, teens, and young adults.

"If you're not making sales, why just sit there waiting for your customers?" Palmreuter says. "Why not go to where your customers are? Put calendars out there on your website, Twitter, and Facebook. Customers can see where the truck will be that day or the next week. It's exciting."

Free Legal Advice For Kent County Renters

Free Legal Advice For Kent County Renters

If you're renting a house or an apartment and have an issue with your landlord, what happens if you can't afford to move or hire an attorney?

While most landlords respect their tenants' privacy and maintain the homes they own, unfortunately not all do. And when there is little money to move or pay for legal advice, sometimes renters feel stuck and are unsure what to do.