Old Nation Brewery has found its home in Williamston

 

Williamston may not be one of the biggest cities in the greater Lansing area, but to Old Nation Brewery owner Travis Fritts, it has an authentic close-knit community feel. It’s usually the smaller cities that have the more intriguing destinations, and for Williamston, its Old Nation Brewery that fits that mold. Travis Fritts and Rick Ghersi started working together in 2003 when they opened Detroit Beer Company in downtown Detroit. At the time, Fritts had a background in production, so he and Ghersi decided to get into a little bit of production with Fritts, where they focused directly on producing different beers, making them and selling it in small batches on the open market. “The pub did really well, so we decided to move into production and buy a building and some equipment,” Fritts said.

Sand wasps at McCormick Park Playground can’t be chemically treated

The weather outside has been quite a delight for Michiganders for the beginning of fall this year with slightly warmer than average temperatures according to The Weather Channel, but with great weather brings insects. The stinging kind. According to the city of Williamston’s website sand wasps at McCormick Park playground have been spotted and the area has been treated with non toxic, natural repellent, but this is nothing new for the city. Director of Public Works Scott Devries said the wasps are near the playground every year but this time it seems like more of a problem. “They’re a species of wasps that do not make a nest that have lots of wasps in them, it’s a single solitary little tunnel they make,” Devries said.

Williamston Red Cedar Garden Club is hard at work, even with end of summer

 

 

WILLIAMSTON – Although the summer may be coming to a close, this doesn’t mean the Williamston Red Cedar Garden Club is calling it quits for the chilly months ahead. The club purchases, plants and maintains six gardens owned by the city. These include the gazebo, butterfly garden, Blue Star Memorial, the area around the McCormick Park restrooms and two planters in downtown Williamston. They also maintain the Williamston Depot Museum and the Williamston U.S. Post Office. Williamston Mayor Tammy Gilroy said, “They have been very integral with keeping our community very colorful.”

In the cooler months, the 47-member club finds plenty of ways to stay busy when they can’t be outdoors beautifying the city.