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For a few hours each week, Kevin Benedicto inhabits an otherworldly realm: Icewind Dale, a perilous land of tundra and frost, wizards and orcs, white dragons and crag cats. His domain is the universe of Dungeons & Dragons, the addictive tabletop role-playing game that made its debut more…

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Family Video, the Chicago-based video rental chain that outlasted Blockbuster, VHS tapes and the “be kind rewind” mantra, is closing its stores and calling it quits after 42 years.

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The Armory Art Center, which has been operating for five years out of the Armory Building in Grand Haven, is adding a second location called the Armory Art Center Studio 2.

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Mike Smith, executive director of the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival, said he’s eagerly looking forward to the 2021 event, which is scheduled to take place July 30 through Aug. 8.

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Local Coast Guard personnel received a holiday surprise last week, thanks to the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival staff.

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NEW YORK (AP) — In the most seismic shift by a Hollywood studio yet during the pandemic, Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday announced that all of its 2021 film slate — including a new "Matrix" movie, "Godzilla vs. Kong" and the Lin-Manuel Miranda adaptation "In the Heights" — will stream on H…

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Sorry, amateur cardboard sled artisans, but Grand Haven’s premier snow-season entertainment, Winterfest, is the latest in a long string of delays, cancellations and postponements caused by COVID-19.

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Santa and Mrs. Claus cruised through the Tri-Cities in a bright-blue convertible Saturday evening, waving to crowds of people who lined the route.

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A book on “Prohibition in Southwestern Michigan” written by Grand Haven residents Norma Lewis and Christine Nyholm is now available from Arcadia Publishing.

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At Lake Effect Kitchen – a meal prep and catering business near the corner of Fulton Avenue and Beechtree Street – the kitchen is where the love starts, but not where it ends.

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Off the Record, nestled at 1114 Washington Ave. in Grand Haven’s east-side Washington Square business district, is a vinyl maelstrom.

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Reacting to Sunday’s announcement of the state health department’s decision to implement a three-week closure of restaurant dining rooms, some local restaurant owners and managers say it’s necessary for public safety. Others say it’s a strong-arm political move.

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MUSKEGON — Local musicians and vocalists are encouraged to participate in Muskegon Community College’s Virtual Music Gift, an online celebration that will replace the college’s traditional holiday concert at the Frauenthal Center.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest restrictions on indoor social gatherings has local restaurant owners scrambling to determine the legality of the order, and ponder what effect the restrictions will have on already suffering businesses.

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is playing tricks on families’ plans to celebrate Halloween.

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FRUITPORT — Students at Edgewood Elementary School have a new source of motivation this fall – a book vending machine.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — The Grand Haven area’s local movie theater, the Grand Haven 9, has an uncertain future as theaters across Michigan are allowed to reopen today.

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Following the success of last year’s inaugural Grand Haven Hispanic Fiesta, organizers faced a challenge – how to organize a second festival without a large public gathering due to COVID-19.

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Kick off the fall season with the Grand Haven Farmers Market during its annual Pumpkins at Chinook Pier event from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.

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A few hundred people took advantage of a pleasant Sunday afternoon to stroll through Grand Haven’s Duncan Memorial Park for a pop-up art show hosted by the Lakeshore Visual Arts Collective.

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SPRING LAKE — Stefanie Herder says she knew she was on to something when she recommended that her family should do a “nacho table” – a tabletop full of tortilla chips, cheese, taco meat and peppers.

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Most microbreweries in Michigan have tip-toed into the hard seltzer game since White Claw boomed in summer 2019, releasing a craft seltzer here and there to go with a smorgasbord of beers.

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In a year where a global pandemic has wiped out most art shows, a group of local artists put their heads together and came up with a new type of event this past weekend.

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Dancing on the Grand celebrated a masked birthday this summer, but that didn’t stop the event from being a successfully social-distant slew of dancing and live music.