DARA creates scholarship fund for 2020 summer camp

Kids who attend the summer camp are taken on field trips. Each week has activities that correspond to a theme of the week. Photo courtesy of Chad Stevens. Starting in 2020, the DeWitt Area Recreation Authority (DARA) is offering scholarship funds for families in need of financial help with sending their kids to its growing summer camp program. DARA Executive Director Chad Stevens announced at the Sept.

Twiggies evolves in 22 years in DeWitt

Beth Herendeen didn’t want to be someone who kept saying “one day I’ll do it.” So 22 years ago she did it: She opened Twiggies in downtown DeWitt, and hasn’t looked back. Business owner, Beth Herendeen, in her store, Twiggies. Herendeen’s first business — event planning — started off in her Dewitt basement. As it progressed, she moved to a barn and then eventually opened up a storefront in downtown Dewitt. Wedding planning website, The Knot, referred to her store as “A charming experience for your senses,” then followed with a four-star rating.   

Some of her clientele includes weddings and corporate businesses.

Agency offers adult mental health first-aid training

Mental Health First Aid is the initial help given to a person showing symptoms of mental illness or in a mental health crisis. Trainings are targeted toward adults. They teach parents, caregivers, teachers, family members, human and health service workers and others citizens how to help individuals who are experiencing mental health challenges.

Therapy dogs giving a helping paw at library

Sometimes all you need is a helping hand, but in this case, a helping paw. In January, the Bath Public Library started a Paws for Reading program to help children get comfortable with their reading level while reading to therapy dogs.

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About the Sunshine Week 2019 project

What kinds of records are people asking for from area local governments?

That was one of the questions we aimed to answer as we mobilized students from four Michigan State University School of Journalism classes — three undergraduate public affairs reporting classes and a master’s level reporting class — to take on a joint project.