11:40 AM Sep 29, 2011
Daytime rain on Wednesday drizzled off in time for ArtWalk's Centertown block party and pig roast that evening. Hundreds of people gathered in the parking lot of the Frame and Mat Shop, 728 Washington Ave., to sample Centertown restaurant foods, take in some art and listen to music. "It was a huge turnout - the weather held out for us,' said Kelly Gates, a member of the ArtWalk committee. "It was a huge collaborative for local businesses and organizations in Centertown.'
10:48 AM Sep 29, 2011
Matt DeYoung - Last Week: 7-3; Season: 34-16, 68 percent Grand Haven over Grandville Spring Lake over Orchard View Fruitport over Fremont Lowell over East Grand Rapids Ohio State over Michigan State Michigan over Minnesota Wisconsin over Nebraska Alabama over Florida Notre Dame over Purdue Detroit Lions over Dallas Cowboys
10:41 AM Sep 29, 2011
It's nearly time for playoff baseball, so as a little refresher, I sorted through a box of dusty old VHS tapes in my basement and found a recording of the Tigers' American League Divisional Series-clinching win over the Yankees from back in 2006. Watching the Tigers bounce around Comerica Park in a state of euphoria after that win got me hyped up to watch this year's playoffs - but it also made me miss some of my favorite Tigers from that team that are no longer with the club.
7:08 AM Sep 29, 2011
Today: Rain and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 pm. Areas of fog before 10 am. High near 65. Breezy, with a west-southwest wind at around 10 mph increasing to 17-20 mph. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
1:08 PM Sep 28, 2011
Bus loads of students converged on Grand Haven to participate in the second annual ArtWalk scavenger hunt on Tuesday, as part of ArtWalk Education Day. The students started arriving at 10 a.m. at the ArtWalk headquarters, 18 N. Fifth St., for the scavenger hunt that had them searching for various types of art - including a watercolor painting, something made of wood, a two-dimensional piece and a sculpture.
4:00 PM Sep 28, 2011
An annual tradition on Grand Haven's east side, Eastown Fallfest is slated to take place this Saturday at East Grand River Park. The weekend event includes a variety of activities, a 5k run and a pancake eating contest at Grand Haven Christian School. At noon, the Parade-A-Palooza takes place, followed by the Big Wheel Race. Children activities including pumpkins, face-painting, a dunk tank, the Gabagouache historic canoe and bike safety demonstrations will take place from 1-5 p.m.
10:57 AM Sep 28, 2011
The health ministry team at Second Christian Reformed Church for the next four Sundays is offering sessions on youth and parenting issues. The public is invited to the sessions being presented by Dr. Brett Van Tol, a licensed psychologist with Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services (the first two sessions); and Dr. Robert Bulten, a behavioral pediatrician practicing in Grand Rapids (the last two sessions). The topics for the sessions are:
7:52 AM Sep 28, 2011
Today: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 62. East-southeast wind at 5-9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Tonight: A 30-percent chance of showers before 11 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Calm wind.
4:00 PM Sep 27, 2011
Loreen Niewenhuis, author of "A 1,000 Mile Walk on the Beach,' will present a discussion about her adventurous story from her walk around Lake Michigan at Loutit District Library at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. It will take place in Program Room A of the library, 407 Columbus Ave. The presentation will include a discussion about her 64-day, 1,000 mile adventure - with photos she took along the way, followed by questions and answers. Niewenhuis will have books available to purchase and sign following her program.
11:22 AM Sep 27, 2011
As the end of the first season for Community Garden No. 1 winds down, it is time to start planning and preparing for next season. There will be a meeting and work session at 9 a.m. Saturday at the garden, located behind The Salvation Army building, 310 N. Despelder St. in Grand Haven.