Happy holidays

Join us for the best Christmas party in the area this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. @Fallasburg.

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Old-fashioned Christmas in Fallasburg

Fallasburg, MI – Come to the best Christmas party in the area complete with music, a Christmas buffet, libations and a bonfire. Bring a friend to enjoy the old-fashioned atmosphere.

Just cross the Covered Bridge into the 1850s Fallasburg pioneer village. You will step back in time enchanted by the magic of the holiday season. The one-room schoolhouse will be decked out for Christmas for you to enjoy.

The public is invited to the “Christmas in Fallasburg” party on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the one-room schoolhouse. The party will be topped off by a roaring bonfire at the Fallass Field across from the schoolhouse. You can’t miss it. You will be able to hear it crackling into the crisp night, as it melts the snow around it.

Holiday music provided by Hawks & Owls, libations, refreshments and the famous Fallasburg Christmas…

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Shop Fallasburg village bazaar

Emma’s Book Signing this weekend at the Fallasburg village bazaar inside the beautiful one-room schoolhouse. Stop by for an autograph.

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Find your treasure this weekend among the 30 vendors at the Fallasburg village bazaar this weekend on Sept. 14 & Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Directions from Lincoln Lake Rd coming from Lowell

Take a right onto Fallasburg Park Rd, once you come to the Kent County Fallasburg Park sign hang a right onto the Covered Bridge Rd. Cross the Covered Bridge into the village to shop more artists.

Directions  from McPherson Bridge fork

Take a right on McPherson, cross the concrete McPherson Bridge and turn right onto Covered Bridge Rd. into the Fallasburg village.

Emma’s Book Signing at the one-room schoolhouse from noon to 5 p.m. on both days.

You will be charmed by the historic ambience of the village and the historic buildings: the schoolhouse, the Tower Farm, the Misner House and the Fallass House.


Two Hot Tamales- Food truck, Authentic Mexican Food


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Christmas magic in Fallasburg

Christmases of the past all come together into one during the annual “Christmas in Fallasburg” party set for tomorrow Dec. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The public is always welcome. Join us for an evening of camaraderie, food and music.
This party in the 1850s pioneer village is worth traveling to.
ThePatina of time has settled in.

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Christmases of the past

By Emma Palova

Fallasburg, MI – The weather outside is frightful with an arctic invasion coming our way, but I am definitely looking forward to tomorrow’s Christmas party in Fallasburg.

It has become a tradition much like baking, shopping and writing Christmas cards. It’s like recapturing part of the past magic of Christmas that we all have experienced as kids.

It’s all the Christmases of the past coming together into one. We each have special memories of Christmas tied to our childhood past.

Every year we meet out there inside the old Fallasburg one-room schoolhouse to share camaraderie, to break bread and enjoy Christmas music.

First you have to cross the Covered Bridge at the speed of no more than a walk. And then you immerse yourself into the magic of the pioneer village.

I live three miles from the village, and I have discovered it…

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A personalized book campaign

I am lining up my next round of book signings & other author’s events in the Greater Lowell Area. My goal is to be present at the area events to deliver a personalized Storyteller2017 book campaign. Stay tuned for more details. Being a local author in Midwest Michigan is very exciting.
Thank you for following me on my author’s journey.

Edition Emma Publishing

As I Launch the second phase of my Storyteller 2017 book marketing campaign, I am looking forward to more physical encounters with readers during book signings and other author’s events.

“You cannot bypass the excitement of meeting a live author,” advised my neighbor, who works with authors during the formatting of their books.

During my book signings of Shifting Sands Short Stories at Fallasburg, Tina Siciliano Cadwallader, vice-president of the Fallasburg Historical Society agreed.

“We like having a local author here,” she said.

In an era of the Mighty Internet, it is too easy to hide behind its anonymous face without ever stepping out of the author’s shell.

And even though, there are millions of authors around the world, each author is unique with a unique voice and a unique set of experiences.

The same goes for the reader, who seeks to fulfill various desires by reading different books. Each…

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Lake Michigan circle tour, part 1

Watch for part 2 of the Lake Michigan Circle Tour: Pirates of the Great Lakes.


Crossing Lake Michigan aboard the S.S. Badger carferry as stories like waters Unfurl

By Emma Palova

Ludington, MI – We crossed Lake Michigan aboard the S.S. Badger on Aug. 14 from Ludington to Manitowoc, WI. It was a four-hour long voyage across the 60 miles of calm waters, as we enjoyed the breeze and the sun in the lounge chairs on the bow of the ship.

By taking the car ferry, which is part of the U.S. 10 highway system across the Midwest, we sailed a piece of history. The Badger was officially designated a National Historic Landmark (NHL) in February 2016 by the Secretary of the Interior in recognition of the American transportation technology in the mid-twentieth century.

The designation is rare, making U.S. 10 one of only two U.S. highways with a ferry service connection.

We sailed aboard the 410-foot ship complete with a museum, gift shop, game…

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Message from FHS president Ken Tamke

News from Fallasburg Historical Village. Visit with us this spring for a self-guided tour or visit our one-room schoolhouse that will open in May with Spring into the Past Tour.

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News from the pioneer village of Fallasburg

Dear friends and visitors,

fallas ken headshot FHS president Ken Tamke

Fallasburg, MI -The Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS) is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation to replace the badly worn Fallas House roof. The award came just in the nick of time, as critters had struck again, opening a large hole in the roof.  The oldest home still standing in Vergennes Township will be weather-tight and critter-free very soon thanks to the grant.

wp-image-1785494201jpg.jpeg The Fallas House

 Calvin College intern to catalogue Fallasburg artifacts for “The Past Online”

For the second year in the running, the Calvin College history department arranged for student Brianne Lynn to assist the FHS in the digital cataloging of Fallasburg artifacts, documents, and pictures.

This information will be used in “The Past Online” website developed by the Lowell Area Historical Museum (LAHM). Ms…

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Evil choices

Read this eye opening document.


Political showdown heats up

By Emma Palova

EW Emma’s Writings

Lowell, MI-Now, that all hell has broken loose with former speaker of the House John Boehner calling Ted Cruz Lucifer, while some voters are calling Donald Trump the Satan and all the rest are devils, we’re moving into the final showdown.

The platform has been laid out for us. We’re in political hell. You can either vote for a billionaire or a multi-millionaire. That is Republican Donald Trump versus Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Following social media, most people do not want either one of them. And I quote:

“Well, people. It’s pretty much over. In November, it’s going to be Clinton and Trump.

A narcissistic, pandering, manipulative liar with a lifetime of scandals who has been gunning for the White House for decades.
A narcissistic, dismissive, contradictory, thin-skinned bully who doesn’t hesitate to step on those who disagree with him.

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What is blooming in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory?

I sincerely love the Frederick Meijer Gardens. They were one of three reasons why the New York Times picked Grand Rapids as no. 20 place to visit out of 52 in 2016. Do come, Grand Rapids is a vibrant city. Watch for a story about Grand Rapids on my Emma Blogs, LLC portfolio.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Even though butterflies won’t start appearing for a few more weeks, our Horticulture staff has been busy preparing the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory for the upcoming Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies are Blooming exhibition. This year’s display will feature a bounty of lush, tropical blooms offering a dazzling display of beauty while providing nectar and habitat for our visiting butterflies.

We recently checked in to see what was blooming and fruiting in this area of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park:

Wild Tropical Petunia Ruellia brevifolia – Wild Tropical Petunia

cleroquadcloseup Clerodendrum quadriloculare – Shooting Star

Pentas_flowers Pentas

maxresdefault Aechmea gamosepala – Bromeliad

4712877830_6f2ec25791_b Clerodendrum thomsoniae – Bleeding Heart Vine

CoffeeBerry Coffea arabica – Coffee tree

We have also recently completed upgrades and renovations to our irrigation and curtain system in the Tropical Conservatory. While these changes will more than likely go unnoticed by our guests, they were much needed. Did you know that prior to these renovations, all of the…

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December newsletter

All is good again. December newsletter done.The Christmas party last week was a success. Tomorrow is the last day of the 30 Day Content Challenge. Don’t miss the final post #30,

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All good news

By Emma Palova

Lowell, MI- All is good again on the Western front. The Christmas party in Fallasburg  last week was a success. We enjoyed good food and company.

New people came to the party, as well as old timers. I ran into many friends like Tamela Spicer and Dave Emmette.

The December E newsletter Fallasburg Today is in your inboxes. Add to your address book. Check your junk folders.

Sign up for it on this site. Thanks to Fallasburg Historical Society for a great year 2015. Looking forward to 2016.

Check us out on and join our public Facebook group Fallasburg Today. Join the conversation on twitter @fallasburg #fallasburg.

Stay tuned for FHS president Ken Tamke’s vision for the next 50 years of historic preservation.

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