Amberrose Hammond believes everyone probably has a wicked family skeleton or two hiding in a closet.
The Grand Haven Township woman found hers while researching her second book, "Wicked Ottawa County, Michigan.'
While October is widely inundated with the color pink, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month - from ribbons to water bottles to pink newspaper - this month is also symbolized with the color purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Five weeks after the 2011-12 Community Campaign officially kicked off, Greater Ottawa County United Way has tallied more than 20 percent of its $2.3 million goal, thanks to results reported this week from workplace campaigns held in area companies.
A wind advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. today for much of Lower Michigan, including Ottawa County.
The National Weather Service said west winds will gust to 45-50 mph across the advisory area this afternoon.
Driving in high winds will become difficult, particularly with higher-profile vehicles. Scattered power outages are possible this afternoon due to downed tree limbs onto power lines.