Meridian Farmers’ Market Holds Weekend Event, Reflects on 50 Years of Operation

The Meridian Farmers’ Market held its biweekly sale at the Meridian Mall on Saturday, March 16. Vendors old and new from across the state attended the event and sold various baked goods, flowers and produce, crafts, and food to-go. Herb Confer, owner of Sandy Ridge Maple Products, had his stall set up at the market on Saturday. As a maple syrup producer, Confer can sell more than your average maple syrup: he sells everything from maple sugar to maple cotton candy. “I’m a maple syrup producer.

Using Change to Make a Change: The Meridian Township Community Resources Commission’s successful fundraiser

From Feb. 1– Mar. 1., The Meridian Township Community Resources Commission and Meridian Cares completed their newest fundraiser, the Baby Bottle Boomerang. The fundraiser aimed to use spare change to drum up funds for community members in need. The fundraiser’s process was quite simple: find a bottle pickup location, take a bottle home, fill it with change, cash, or checks, and return it to the Meridian Township Municipal Building.

“That should horrify everybody in this community”: Lead found in water, dust particles in Okemos Public Schools

Parents and teachers expressed their concerns over the recent lead discovery found in several classrooms at Okemos Public Montessori at Central, an elementary school within the Okemos Public School District. Repeated testing found lead in both the drinking water and dust particles in various classrooms across OPM, and on Jan. 22 several teachers, parents, and community members spoke at the biweekly meeting of the Okemos Board of Education. A two-part test first took place on Oct. 19 and Nov.