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Volunteers help rebuild Rizor bridge

By webmaster - Posted on Apr 9, 2012

Volunteers help rebuild Rizor bridge.

Larry Detter, steward of the Rizor Nature Sanctuary near Parshallville, worked with Roger Ealy of Parshallville to help repair the bridge. Roger and three friends from his church worked all day on Good Friday, shoring up the bridge for the safety of visitors. There had been two bridges but the one nearest the entrance washed out this winter.

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PCA Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 7

By webmaster - Posted on Mar 17, 2012

Last year's Easter Egg Hunt was a big success! Join us this year on April 7 at 11:00am at the Cider Mill

The 15th annual Parshallville Community Association Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday April 7th on the grounds of the Parshallville Cider Mill at 11:00 am.

Residents look forward to PCA's most popular event. Children of all ages from Parshallville gather on the Saturday before Easter to hunt for the approximately 900 candy-filled eggs hidden on the property. Parents and grandparents watch the fun while catching up with the latest news in the neighborhood.

Rizor receives special "Showcase Sanctuaries" designation

By webmaster - Posted on Mar 7, 2012

Parshallville residents taking a guided tour of the Rizor Sanctuary.

The Michigan Nature Association (www.michigannature.org) recently sent a letter to Parshallville's Larry Detter to inform him that the Rizor Memorial Nature Sanctuary has been designated as a "Showcase Sanctuary" by the organization.

The Showcase Sanctuary designation is awarded to only 20 of the 170 sanctuaries in the state -- it's quite an honor!

There will be a special Odyssey event to celebrate this designation that will take place on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Sanctuary. Please come out and show your support for all the work that Larry (our sanctuary's steward) and the other volunteers have put into this project. Representatives of the Michigan Nature Association will also be in attendance.

Soup Cook-off CANCELED

By webmaster - Posted on Feb 20, 2012

We are sorry to report that the Annual PCA Cook-off -- originally scheduled for Saturday, February 25 at 5:30pm -- has been canceled. If a new date is selected for the event, we will be sure and post the information here on our website.

Special Fundraising Concert Features Parshallville Resident

By webmaster - Posted on Jan 4, 2012

Parshallville's own Larry Detter will be one of the performers alongside special guest MSG Harry F. Watters.

A musical fundraiser for the Hartland Senior Center music department titled "Michigan's 175th Anniversary" will be held on Jan. 26 in the Grand Ballroom at Village Manor. Parshallville's own Larry Detter will be one of the performers alongside special guest MSG Harry F. Watters who plays in the U.S. Brass Band in Washington, DC. It should be a very special night, with tickets only $10. For more information, contact the Hartland Senior Center at 810-626-2135.

Rizor Sanctuary work days scheduled

By webmaster - Posted on Dec 13, 2011

Tentative work days have been scheduled for Rizor Sanctuary.

UPDATE: The work day has been officially scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 20, 2012 from 1:00pm-5:00pm. Please come out and join us!

Following are tentative work days scheduled for Rizor Sanctuary — weather permitting. Anyone is invited to attend. Please contact Larry Detter at lgdretired@comcast.net if you are interested in helping.

Parshallville resident, Carl Jennings, dies in boating accident

By webmaster - Posted on Nov 23, 2011

From Mlive.com:

TYRONE TOWNSHIP, Michigan — Family members said Carl Jennings died doing something he loved when his boat capsized while duck hunting near Lake Erie Tuesday.

Jennings, 75, of Tyrone Township had hunted since he was a child and especially enjoyed waterfowl, said his daughter, Dena Jennings-Dunn.

“He was doing what he loved to do and that’s the best we can hope for,” said Jennings-Dunn of Tyrone Township.

Planning Commission set to discuss changes to Cider Mill Crossings agreement

By webmaster - Posted on Nov 21, 2011

Special meeting set to address changes to the consent agreement and allow Sun Communities to deviate from the Zoning Ordinance.

A special meeting has been called by the Tyrone Township Planning Commission to address requests by the new owners of Cider Mill Crossings mobile home park. The special meeting will be held on November 29, 2011, 7:00pm at the town hall. Sun Communities, Inc. wants the township to consider several changes to the consent agreement and to be allowed to deviate from the Zoning Ordinance requirements.

Historical Society Dinner Meeting Nov. 14

By webmaster - Posted on Nov 14, 2011

Tyrone Township Historical Society November dinner meeting November 14th at the Tyrone Township Hall, Center Road a mile east of U.S. 23 just west of Hartland Road.

The group will meet at 6:30PM at the township hall for its annual harvest dinner and program following. Please bring a dish to pass if you can.

Harvest Dinner Recap

By webmaster - Posted on Nov 8, 2011

Over 35 people attended this year's Harvest Dinner

Did you miss it? Aw, too bad. It was a lot of fun! Not only was the food delicious ( three turkeys, three cranberry dishes, 20 pounds of mashed potatoes, seven desserts, to name a few) but there was also a funny quiz on the history of Parshallville and its characters. We learned some surprising facts:

Fun Fact

According to a long-time local man, the pond used to have lots of big fish and recreation. There were wooden rowboats for rent on the pond, upstream across from the “peninsula”. Also there were two docks and people came to fish the pond. Fish caught included: 5 and 6 pound bass; crappies (speckled bass); northern pike; catfish; blue gills; warmouth bass; walleye. There used to be no fence under the mill around the wheel, and the kids spear fished there. Crayfish were caught at night by the kids, using flashlights. It was an eerie sight seeing those lights below the dam. In the daytime, the kids stood under the dam, getting sprayed by the force of water. (I remember this-my kids did it.) Bullhead and catfish were planted in the pond. The walleye in our pond went to Lake Shannon when the dam broke.