Because of an early heat treat, maple syrup producers were forced to tap in early if they wanted to do their pancakes proud.
According to a spokesman for the Michigan Maple Syrup Association, this was the earliest sap season on record, and many producers came up empty.
A boatload of candidates have applied to become the next Spring Lake Village manager - including one from the Tri-Cities.
A total of 44 candidates are vying for the position vacated by former Village Manager Ryan Cotton, who started his new position as Holland's city manager on March 27.
Grand Valley State University rowers took the overall points and therefore the Spring Lake Yacht Club trophy following the 17th annual "Don" Lubbers Regatta held Saturday morning at the Spring Lake Yacht Club.