Artist prepares a new sculpture for Mason

By Terri Powys
The Mason Times

Internationally acclaimed sculptor Doug DeLind is building Mason a new sculpture to be unveiled in the spring of 2016. The exhibit will be by a newly installed bridge at the Maple Grove Cemetery next to the Mason Community Garden. The sculpture will consist of two figures on each side of the new bridge holding a bar with two birds, a man and a fish perched on top. As a Mason resident for 35 years, DeLind is excited to have a piece of his work on display in his hometown. “My work is recognizable as mine … contemporary, figurative, and unique.

WOW! representative addresses rate increase

By Terri Powys
The Mason Times

Earlier this fall Mason’s city council heard from representative Dominick Silvio in regards to the recent programming rate increase by WOW! Internet & Cable. As General Manager of WOW! Mid-Michigan, Silvio was sent to address recent complaints concerning the lack of communication between WOW! and their customers in Mason.

Bi-annual Rayner Park clean up

By Terri Powys
The Mason Times

Mason’s Rayner Park Rally Club is preparing for the bi-annual Rayner Park Fall Clean Up Event. Happening Saturday, the clean up continues to be a great way for the people of Mason to volunteer their time towards helping the community. “We organize this event twice a year: once in the fall and once in the spring. We usually have a pretty great turn out including older community members as well as the Honors Society students that need to get some of their community service hours done. The seniors from high school typically come to the spring clean up event when they need to get their community service hours as well,” says Diann Jackman, member of the Rayner Park Rally Club.

Biggby Coffee

By Terri Powys
The Mason Times

Mason’s Biggby is home to a unique location; previously a bank, this coffee shop has a sitting area with massive windows that radiate natural sunlight. This sitting space pairs perfectly with a cup of pumpkin spice, or even spiced apple cider, while gazing at the vibrant red and orange leaves blanketing the wildlife surrounding the parking lot. Barista Taylor Tilley described to me the volume of customers that Biggby gets on a daily basis: “easily over one hundred cups an hour during the morning rush.” Equipped with a drive through, this location is a hotspot for commuting professionals especially during early hours of the morning. Nurses and paramedics are regulars. Biggby also has the option to create a drink of your choice.

Dansville gathers for community center grand opening

By Terri Powys
The Mason Times

Families and members of Dansville’s community gathered last week for the unveiling of the Dansville community center. What was formerly the Dansville Methodist church has been renovated into a multi-purpose building with space for a variety of activities. One of the most important functions of the community center is to give children a place to gather after school, whether to do homework or to spend time with friends. “The kids in town don’t really have a place to go and spend time after they get done with school. We want them to use this center as a resource for studying and just for hanging out, “ says community member and volunteer Deana Seng.