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.
I scream, you scream, DeWitt residents scream for Scoopy Doo’s ice cream!
Scoopy Doo’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream is an ice cream shop located in the heart of downtown DeWitt. The smells of warm, fresh-cooked waffles and hand-dipped ice cream lure people in from the city sidewalks. There is no denying the shop’s long reputation for successfully satisfying any ice cream connoisseur’s appetite. Olivia Thurner, a senior at DeWitt High School, has been coming to Scoopy Doo’s since her family moved to DeWitt in 2011.
“I remember when we moved here, we went on a field trip at school to Scoopy Doo’s when it was across the street,” Thurner said. “We walked over there and everything, it was fun.
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.
Voters in Michigan will get the choice to vote and make it recreation marijuana legal in the upcoming election. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol has officially gotten the approval to get proposal one on the ballot for the November election. The initiative was approved by the State in May of 2017. Between May and November last year the campaign collected more than three hundred and sixty thousand signatures which exceed the minimal amount of two hundred and fifty two thousand, five hundred and twenty three signatures. “Up to two and a half ounces on your possession, and up to 10 ounces stored in a locked container at home,” Joshua Honey, the Coalition Communicative director, said.
DeWitt Charter Township hasn’t raised taxes is over 40 years. That could change soon. At the Feb. 26 township council meeting, a resolution was proposed. This would allow special voting for the police and fire millage on the next ballot.
While active shooter classes are ongoing at DeWitt High School, the idea of a full-scale active shooter drill has been met with mixed reviews from parents, law enforcement and school officials. According to DeWitt Township Chief of Police Brian Russell, law enforcement and the school have been having ongoing conversations about school safety, but the idea of an active shooter drill has yet to come up. “I think they should train for the real world,” said Russell. “You learn things by repetition, I think it would be a good thing for them, but if something really happened, I think they’d at least be more prepared for it. I just think it’s a good thing for life, period, it’s good training.