Welcome New Chamber Members!

Welcome to our
Newest Chamber Members


Beagle's Cafe 
214 S. Bridge Street, GL  *  517-622-4600  *  Check them out on Facebook

TCC - The Cellular Connection
669 E. Saginaw Hwy, GL  *  517-627-1419  *  

Rich Michaels Financial Services
1093 Charlevoix Drive, GL  *  517-999-8888  *  richmichaels.com


The Hayes Select Ensembles of
Hayes Middle School 
present a concert on

Tuesday, May 24

The Opera House
121 S. Bridge Street

The Hayes Select Ensembles are the premier groups at Hayes Middle.  The school’s Select Men and Women are made up of auditioned 7th and 8th graders, while Fermatas is comprised of just 8th grade students.  Meeting after school, the ensembles perform a variety of repertoire on varying concerts through the year.
At District Choral Festival this year, two of the ensembles received a rating of Excellent with Superior Distinction and another received an Excellent.  Members of these ensembles will be performing in Cincinnati this June. 
Some song selections for this concert include Select Men:  Good Timber-Jeffery, Barbara Ann-Beach Boys.  Select Women: Shenadoah-arr Goetze, Lollipop-Chordettes. Fermatas:  Shut DeDo-Stonemill, Don’t Stop Believing-Journey.
The choirs are directed by Zachary Lindquist who hails from Chanhassen, Minnesota.  He received his Bachelors of Music from Michigan State University and has been directing choirs for three years.  This is his first year at Hayes Middle School. He loves all things music and is constantly inspired by his students’ creativity, humor and passion for singing.
Mrs. Carmen Karkau has accompanied the Hayes choirs for 8 years.  She is a graduate of GLHS and holds a B.M. degree from Capital University.  She also teaches piano, is a church organist/pianist/Accompanist at Emmanuel Lutheran Church and accompanies many band and choir students for Solo and Ensemble.   Mrs. Karkau loves working at the Middle School program at Hayes.
Presale $5.00: Opera House, MacDowells’s Floral & Fireplace and Ace Hardware.  
​At the door $7.00 or $15.00 Immediate Family. 
For further information call 517-627-1443 or 517-627-5170.  Visit www.gloperahouse.com and Like us on Facebook. 
Sponsored by Eaton Federal Savings Bank

Ribbon Cutting

Welcome to Grand Ledge!
Ribbon Cutting
Applegate Home Comfort
Wednesday, June 1 at 11:30am 

400 1/2 S. Bridge Street
phone 517-925-2000


Click Here to Register Online.
It's Simple & Quick!

FRIDAY, May 27

Concert on the Grand 
will take place on the
Commons of the Opera House
Friday, May 27 at 6 p.m.  
The Grand Ledge Concert Band, the High School Symphony Band and the High School Wind Symphony are directed by Risa Hsu.  They will be joined by the Grand Ledge Community Band directed by Matt Zerman.  Some of the songs to be played are Jupiter -- Hoist, Juurassac Park -- John Williams and Fantasy on  a Theme  by Sousa --Boys en.
Combined numbers with all of the groups include Armed Forces Medley, On the Mall and America the Beautiful.  Special Guest Narrator will be Jeff Jackson.
A simple supper including hot dogs, chips, drinks and cookies will be for sale by the Band Boosters. Bring a chair or a blanket, sit on the hill and enjoy this free concert given as a gift to the community by the Opera House and the bands.
For further information contact 517-627-1443, www.gloperahouse.com or Facebook.

June 3 - Grand Opening!

TCC – The Cellular Connection

Join us for the
Grand Opening 
Ribbon Cutting
Friday, June 3
12:00 Noon

669 E Saginaw Hwy
Grand Ledge, MI  48837

Summer Concert Series!

Check them out on Facebook for info and photos!

13th Annual Josh Spalsbury Memorial 5K

Ledge Craft Lane

JUNE Artist of the Month
Artist Reception - Saturday, June 4th
Watching artists on TV helped Judy DeBolt learn how to put her creative ideas onto canvas.  This led to winning a contest and now to being June’s Artist of the Month at Ledge Craft Lane.
For Judy, those creative ideas came from viewing the world.  She says “beauty in nature has always been a personal fascination and started for me at a very young age.  I’ve always appreciated being out in nature and exploring all the visual possibilities it has to offer.  Camping was an excellent time for watching how the natural world changes.”  Her view of the world is reflected in her paintings.
Judy says she is not classically trained in art nor has she had any lessons until more recently.  In the past she would tune into WKAR and watch Helen VanWyke, Jerry Yarnell and Bob Ross.  For the past three years she has taken lessons with Kerri Goodman at Ledge Craft Lane. She’s gaining informative art insight including mixing colors and thinking outside the box. 

Judy’s work will be on display for the entire month. Her artist’s reception will be on Saturday, June 4th from 2-4pm at Ledge Craft Lane, 120 S. Bridge St in GL. Judy says “it’s been a great journey working on the paintings and I look forward to a continuation of learning and observing all that is around me.  I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it.”

Farmers Market is Open!

GL Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9am-1pm
Bridge Street Plaza
Produce, baked goods, eggs, soaps, lotions
and so much more.

See you there!!

Check them out on Facebook

Kids Summer Park Programs


Sneak peek at some of the events...

Thursday - June 16
FREE Admittance - Open to the Public!
6:00 Entertainment Tent Open
Food All Night by A&W of Grand Ledge
6:30pm-7:30pm  GL Area District Library presents Drummunity
Music in the Park - Under the Tent! Free - All Ages
7:30pm-10:30pm  Live music with Brian Lorente

Friday - June 17
5:00pm Entertainment Tent Open for a special Happy Hour - Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Business, Networking Event!  sponsored by the Chamber Ambassador Team
7:00pm  $5 Admittance and MUST BE 21 with VALID ID to enter the tent.
Food All Night by the GL Masons
8:00pm-Midnight  Live Music with Life Support

Saturday – June 18
8:30am  13th Annual Josh Spalsbury Memorial 5K Comet Chase
9:00am  Farmers Market at the Opera House parking lot.
GL Area Retailers “Sidewalk Sales” and “Window Decorating Contest”
10:00am Breakfast food items in front of the tent
11:00am​  Parade Downtown
12:00pm​  Pulled-Pork-A-Palooza  All-day BBQ, plus burgers/brats/dogs -GL Masons

Kids Day - Opera House Lawn & GL Fire Dept.
TONS of Activities          
Pony rides     
Over 30 video games                                                    
WLNS Channel 6 Storm Tracker    
Touch a Truck                                                    
Magician that includes YOU in the magic trick
Eaton Co. 4-H petting zoo                                                                   
Clowns & balloon animals
C.A.R.D.S  - drones & small planes on display.                                                  
Local police K-9 dogs                                                                           
Children carnival games                                                                     
3 Dunk Tanks with the GLFD & GLPD and GLPS Teachers & Cheerleaders
A&W hot dogs & root beer floats too!
Kiwanis Duck Draw 
Make-It & Take-It Crafts & Face Painting at Ledge Craft Lane 12-2pm
Capital Area Radio Drone Squadron Community Day! See below.

12:00pm​  Grand Princess Riverboat Rides begin and run every hour.
6:00pm​  Entertainment Tent Open
$5 Admittance and MUST BE 21 with VALID ID to enter the tent.
Food All Night by the GL Masons
8:00pm​  Grand Princess Fireworks Cruise
9:00pm​  Live music with Global Village
10:00pm​  Fireworks Show
Sunday – June 19
FREE Admittance - Open to the Public!
Noon-5:00pm Entertainment Tent Open  

The Fledge - Live Music Event!        

SATURDAY - Kids Can Fly Real Drones!!
                            C.A.R.D.S. Airfield - 8328 Otto Road


Island Art Fair

for the
43rd Annual Island Art Fair 

August 6th on the Island
Downtown Grand Ledge

- Artists, crafts people, print artists, and photographers are invited.
- Media - sculpture, painting, drawing, prints, craft, photography. 
- All art and craft items must be the creation of and assembled by the exhibitor. 

**Commercial/manufactured items (kits) food and drink are not eligible. 
For information go to www.ledgecraftlane.com/island-art-fair.html or call (517) 627-9843, Wednesdays-Fridays.

Living in the Ledge

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