Duly Noted


Michigan Harvest Gathering will provide 2.2 million meals

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and the Food Bank Council of Michigan announced that donations for the 26th Annual Michigan Harvest Gathering Giving Campaign reached $308,000 and 403,000 pounds of food, which will provide 2.2 million meals to families across Michigan.

“While many of us are looking forward to a Thanksgiving table overflowing with food, many families in Michigan don’t know where there next meal is coming from,” said Schuette.  “My wife Cynthia and I founded the Michigan Harvest Gathering with the hope of ending hunger in Michigan. I want to thank everyone who has joined us in that goal...”

This year’s total was announced at a luncheon which also honors individuals making a difference in hunger relief across Michigan.

To donate or find out more, visit feedmichigan.org.


Smith Haughey welcomes attorney Patricia Sheltrown

Smith Haughey Rice and Roegge is pleased to announce that attorney Patricia A. Sheltrown has joined the firm’s Grand Rapids office.

Sheltrown comes to the firm from Monarch Milestones, LLC and will be joining Smith Haughey’s family and divorce law and estate planning practice groups.

She graduated from Grand Valley State University with a B.S. in Political Science and went on to earn her J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Michigan and in the U.S. Western District Court.

Sheltrown has over a decade of experience and does pro bono work with the Western Michigan Naturalization Clinic on immigration and on family law matters. Additionally, she has been active in numerous community and charitable organizations.