News & Events

Commercial Record Celebrates 150 Years in Business!

posted Fri October 19, 2018

The Douglas Dutchers extend a hearty “Hurrah” to The Commercial Record newspaper as they celebrate 150 years in operation.  The Commercial Record is Allegan County’s “oldest newspaper in continuous publication” (not counting two weeks off in 1886), through five different names and 20 different owners.  The Village (now City) of Saugatuck was incorporated in 1868, the same year The Commercial Record was founded. The Dutchers hope they will be around for many more years to come!

2019 Dudleyville Vintage Base Ball Festival at Beery Field

posted Sun September 23, 2018

ATTENTION: READ ALL ABOUT IT.  On the schedule for next season, the Douglas Dutchers will be hosting the Dudleyville Vintage Base Ball Festival at Beery Field on June 22 & 23, 2019.  Come out and join us for two days of fun, food, and fellowship with many vintage base ball clubs. Mark your calendars!

Root Beer Barrel Restored

posted Tue August 28, 2018

The Barrel is back in business, serving up hot dogs and root beer.  The Barrel had been a well known and loved landmark in the Saugatuck/Douglas area but had fallen into disrepair. The Root Beer Barrel had served suds from the mid-1950s through the 1970s.The stand is open weekends presently and is at Center and Ferry in Douglas.

Anniversary Celebration

posted Tue August 28, 2018

Congratulations to Steve & Tanya Sheridan as they celebrate their 47th wedding anniversary!  Steve “The Judge” Sheridan served for many years on the Board of Directors for the Dutchers and still remains a close friend and staple in the community. The Dutchers extend a hearty Hurrah! to many more years.

Dutchers Remember Pieter Lion As Community Mainstay

posted Wed June 06, 2018

Pieter Lion, long-time friend and supporter of the Dutchers, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 3, 2018.  Pieter was a member and Chair of the Douglas Planning Commission, and member of the Tri-Community Planning Commission. He was appointed to the Village of Douglas Council and served as President of the Douglas Council. Pieter loved dogs, photography, fly-fishing, reading & rare books, and classical music, especially Bach. He enjoyed studying logic, history, and military ethics. He was a fan of Manchester United and Netherlands National soccer team. The Douglas Dutchers send their thoughts, prayers, and condolences to his wife Patricia and family. 

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