Holt Farmers Market

launches updated website

Not only can you buy delicious foods at the Holt Farmers Market — now you can look to the market’s website to find inspiration for how to prepare them! Recipes are a new feature of the updated site. Also new are vendor profiles, providing more information about each vendor’s specialties. You’ll also find an expanded … Continued

Building Twentyone

Helping students find their passion and purpose

Benjamin Schartow had been laying the groundwork for developing a teen center when a tragic accident involving local teens put his goal on the fast track. Benjamin’s initiative, Building Twentyone, opened six years ago to provide a safe, supervised party space for teens. Since then, B21 has become much more: a free, supportive, after-school drop-in … Continued

Three Men and a Tenor

25 years of harmony

This is one of those “Who would ever have thought…?” stories. It all began 25 years ago, when Paul Felch, Chuck Colby, Mark Stiles and Glenn Williams were members of the Michigan State University Men’s Glee Club. One evening at a concert, the club needed to quickly assemble a group to sing just one song … Continued

Edru Skate

A family tradition for 60 years

It’s not exactly the circle of life, but the venerable wooden oval of Edru Skate figures prominently in the personal histories of many local residents. “We have families who’ve skated here for generations,” said general manager and marketing director Jackie Cortez, who loves to hear their stories. “It’s a great family place.” Ed and Ruth … Continued

Holt & Dimondale Insurance Agency

Moves to new location

Just weeks ago, the Holt office of Holt & Dimondale Insurance Agency moved to a larger space for the fourth time in its 57-year history. “Over the years, we’ve gone from one employee to ten,” said owner Pat Brown. But despite the agency’s growth and success, he said, one thing is for sure. “We’ll never … Continued

Meet Lonesome Pines Beef: All-natural grass-fed beef!

Holt Farmers Market - Vendor Profile

Lonesome Pines Beef is an environmentally conscious farm in Nashville, Michigan, that has been raising beef since 2005. Owners Jerry and Jackie Goddard and their son, Jerry Jr., raise only true beef cattle, free of antibiotics and growth hormones, and grass-fed and grass-finished the natural way. Lonesome Pines is committed to ensuring their customers receive … Continued

Metronet Telecom

Local telecommunications firm marks its 51st year

It’s a new generation of telecommunications — in more ways than one. The industry has changed dramatically since Joseph Choma founded the company — then known as Executone-Lansing, Inc. — and became the first distributor of intercom, nurse call and paging systems in the Lansing area. Fifty-one years later, his son, owner David Choma, is … Continued

Ram Trail II construction to begin

Our pedestrian trails are among Delhi Township’s finest and most-loved amenities. A great thing will soon get even better, because construction began on Ram Trail Phase II on May 30. The original Ram Trail runs along the north side of Holt Road from Eifert Road to the school complex at Campus Drive and Kahres Road. … Continued

Then & Now – Hope Middle School

For more than 140 years, Holt students have attended school on the site where Bernard L. Hope Middle School now stands. The original Holt School (pictured above left) was built on the site in 1875. But in 1914, tragedy struck: the school burned to the ground. While displaced students continued to attend classes in temporary … Continued