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Sable Homes to build 20 new homes to help spur Sparta's economy

Sable Homes to build 20 new homes to help spur Sparta's economy

SPARTA, Mich. Rockford-based Sable Homes announced Thursday that construction on their newest development will begin in late September.

The land, located in the Village of Sparta near the intersection of North State and East Division, will feature 20 homes, along with a new model and housing design center which will help continue the economic growth in downtown Sparta. 

“Recently, Sparta has seen substantial growth in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors,” said John Bitely, president of Sable Homes. “We want to help stimulate this growth by bringing families downtown and boosting the village economy.”

Sable Homes reached out to the community via Facebook and Twitter to solicit help naming its new development opening in downtown Sparta.

Sparta's Green Tree Orchards Verified in Farmstead System

Environmental Assurance Program Verifies Local Farms

Kent County Farms Recognized by MAEAP

 

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is recognizing two farms in Kent County for implementing appropriate pollution prevention practices. The program assists farmers to comply with state and federal environmental regulations and with Right to Farm practices. Technical assistance was provided by Rob Stein of the Ottawa Conservation District.

 

The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) recognized:

· Country Blessings Studio Store, of Gowen, as a verified farm in the Cropping and Farmstead Systems.

· Green Tree Orchards, of Sparta, as a verified farm in the Farmstead System.

 

Free Legal Advice For Kent County Renters

Free Legal Advice For Kent County Renters

If you're renting a house or an apartment and have an issue with your landlord, what happens if you can't afford to move or hire an attorney?

While most landlords respect their tenants' privacy and maintain the homes they own, unfortunately not all do. And when there is little money to move or pay for legal advice, sometimes renters feel stuck and are unsure what to do.