11:14 AM Aug 22, 2011
Artists from across the region flocked to the Grand Haven Municipal Marina on Saturday for the 11th annual Art on the Riverfront. Sponsored by the Grand Haven Area Arts Council, the one-day exhibit showcased the work of regional artists in a variety of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, glass, wood and metal. Brad Patterson, whose work is showcased at both Gallery Uptown and at his home studio in Grand Haven, has been exhibiting his pottery at the show for the nearly a decade.
11:09 AM Aug 22, 2011
It was a bargain hunter's paradise in downtown Grand Haven, as Washington Avenue was filled with shoppers looking for the best deal during the Grand Haven Annual Sidewalk Sale on Saturday. Washington Avenue from Harbor Drive to Third Street was filled with both bargains and bargain hunters during this year's sale. The sale not only featured businesses from downtown, Centertown and Grand Landing, but also Chinook Pier.
9:39 AM Aug 18, 2011
About 3,000 tickets were handed out over the past few weeks at different locations in Ottawa County to attend a free breakfast and tour a local dairy farm. The breakfast and tour at Daybreak Dairy LLC, 4861 Adams St. in Zeeland Township, was held Aug. 13. Seven farm tractors and wagons hauled visitors from a makeshift parking lot to the breakfast and barns.
12:40 PM Aug 16, 2011
Spring Lake Country Club's weekend-long Think Pink 2011 event raised over $40,000 for Susan G. Komen For the Cure - the nation's largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to curing breast cancer. Think Pink 2011 included a Cookout for the Cure on Sunday, which also featured a silent auction. The event continued with Monday's Swing for a Cure golf outing in which 32 teams enjoyed a sunny day on the beautiful 18-hole course at Spring Lake Country Club. Following the event, a check for just over $40,000 was presented to Susan G. Komen for a Cure.
12:01 PM Aug 16, 2011
John Potter's freshman season at Western Michigan University is one he'd like to forget. Now, heading into his senior year, Potter is wrapping up a very memorable career with the Broncos. He's set numerous school records as the team's kicker, and hopes a strong senior season will propel him into the National Football League.
3:36 PM Aug 15, 2011
A wedding at Central Park forced the pirates to Loutit District Library's parking lot, and a thundershower Saturday afternoon forced them indoors to the library. "It was drenching rain,' said Andrea Jones, one of the vendors at the Michigan Pirate Festival. "However, being pirates, we're used to life aboard ship - and being on the sea, we get wet. So we're used to it.' The library closed at 5 p.m. Saturday, sending the pirate fest back outside to the library's parking garage.
10:35 AM Aug 15, 2011
Coopersville City Councilman Rodney Lloyd was at work at 3:40 a.m. Saturday, parking cars for the Coopersville Summerfest Del Shannon Car Show. When the first storm went through around 5 a.m., Lloyd said he thought the show may be canceled - considering rain was in the forecast all day. "At 5 a.m., it was really coming down,' he said. "But there was a lot of cars out here, even though it was raining.'
1:03 AM Aug 13, 2011
The lower level of Loutit District Library turned into an art gallery on Friday, filled with colorful paintings and pieces of art all with a pirate theme. Andrea Hendrick, who was visiting the gallery with her children - Dallis, 5; Annabelle, 2; and Hudson, 9 months - said the pirate art gallery was interesting. "It's beautiful,' she said of all the art on display. "They have tons of great art.'
11:35 AM Aug 12, 2011
Manufacturing a product in the U.S. today can be as easy as going to a website, finding the materials you need and having them shipped to your door the next day. But as Grand Haven Township resident Jon Moroney discovered, finding basic materials in other places of the world is like a scavenger hunt.
12:01 PM Aug 11, 2011
Children in eye patches, pirate hats, and skull-and-crossbone bandanas filed into the basement of Loutit District Library on Wednesday. What would have been a startling sight any other day is expected during the Michigan Pirate Festival, which runs all week at the Grand Haven library.
11:12 AM Aug 11, 2011
Editor's Note: This is the third in a three-day series looking at the Tribune's area prep football teams. FRUITPORT TROJANS 2010 Record: 7-3 (6-1 Lakes Eight Conference, 1st) Playoffs: Lost in the opening round to Zeeland East, 52-6 Key Returning Starters Offense: 6 (senior Josh Hulka, OG; senior Cody Bayle, OT; junior Amelio Flores, TE; senior Zach Goldman, HB; senior Mike Reyes, HB; senior Logan Six, FB)
11:20 AM Aug 10, 2011
Editor's Note: This is the second in a three-day series looking at the Tribune's area prep football teams. The Fruitport Trojans will be featured on Thursday. SPRING LAKE LAKERS 2010 Record: 7-3 (6-1 Lakes Eight Conference, 1st) Playoffs: Lost in the opening round to Grand Rapids Catholic Central, 45-34 Starters Returning
1:40 PM Aug 9, 2011
Editor's Note: This is the first in a three-day series looking at the Tribune's area prep football teams. Spring Lake will be featured on Wednesday, and Fruitport on Thursday. GRAND HAVEN BUCCANEERS 2010 Record: 8-2 (6-1 O-K Red Conference, 1st) Playoffs: Lost in the opening round to West Ottawa, 23-21 Starters Returning Offense: 4 (senior Dakota Smith, RB; senior Danny Cotter, WR; senior Torrey Appel, OT; junior Matt Mulcahy, C)
1:36 PM Aug 9, 2011
The boom of a pirate cannon and a taste of pirate cuisine greeted visitors during the opening night of the Michigan Pirate Festival. Monday night's Loutit District Library program included an arms demonstration at Grand Haven's Central Park - where small pistols, as well as a cannon, were fired. Austin Durham, a re-enactor from Niles who goes by the pirate Hookah Joe, said he enjoys going out to the public to demonstrate vintage firearms and weaponry.
7:20 AM Aug 9, 2011
The unexpected rain showers Saturday morning that lasted into the early afternoon didn't stop the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Grand Parade. But the TV meteorologists that braved the parade route got their fair share of heckling from the wet crowd. "On target? Not so much today!' Grand Haven resident Belinda Clark shouted to the WZZM-TV "On Target Weather' van as it passed her on Seventh Street at Pennoyer Avenue.
10:53 AM Aug 8, 2011
Despite rain on Tuesday and during the morning on Saturday, organizers of the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival said this year's event was a success. "Everything went as planned with the exception of the weather, but you can't control that,' Mike Smith, Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival executive director, said. Smith said the threat of rain and thunderstorms caused them to cancel some of the opening night events on Tuesday, but they were able to be rescheduled.
11:54 AM Aug 6, 2011
Maura Krueger sat in the front row of the U.S. Coast Guard National Memorial Service clutching the hands of her husband, Dave, and son, Matt - who sat on each side of her. The three were there to honor their son and brother, Lt. Sean Krueger, who died while serving in the Coast Guard. "It means a great deal,' Maura said.