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NEW YORK — Don’t look for plastic partitions or faraway benches when visiting Santa Claus this year. The jolly old elf is back, pre-pandemic style, and he’s got some pressing issues on his mind.

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After the Doss family sold Muskegon County-based Structural Concepts in 2018, there was a full-fledged assumption that they had washed their hands with the company. The paperwork was finalized, the keys were handed over and life would go on.

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Brett Gish says he’s very much a skeptic when it comes to paranormal activity. But when he received the keys to the upstairs portion of the Grand Haven Elks Lodge a few Sundays ago, all it took was a handful of steps for his perception to flip.

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DETROIT — How do you bring together 74 Vincent van Gogh works worth millions of dollars from museums, foundations and private collections all over the world for one massive exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts?

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GRAND RAPIDS — With the first day of fall singing true to its name, the world’s most attended public art event is well underway in West Michigan.

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Grand Rapids’ biggest art festival is back with hundreds of venues and artists spread all across the city’s downtown and beyond.

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Despite the forecast of wet weather and a rainy start, Art on the Riverfront still managed to draw plenty of people to Grand Haven’s waterfront Saturday.

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Art on the Riverfront is an annual outdoor, juried art show held along Grand Haven’s waterfront. This year’s show is Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The “Beat” went on Saturday, despite persistent storms that pounded the Lakeshore.

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Grand Haven’s Central Park on Friday was filled with vendors selling and showing off their handmade products for the annual Coast Guard Festival Craft Fair.

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SPRING LAKE — This past weekend, the Spring Lake District Library brought the outdoors inside with the annual Tri-Cities Garden Club Flower Show.

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A show of art pieces made out of trash picked up from the Grand Haven State Park beach and surrounding area is open now at the Grand Haven Community Center.

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MUSKEGON — The award winners in the 58th annual Muskegon Community College Student Art and Design Exhibition, featuring artwork of outstanding merit produced by leading student artists over the past academic year, were announced during a June 1 reception.

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This past weekend, the 61st Grand Haven Art Festival flooded the downtown with more than 70 art vendors displaying and selling their works.

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The Grand Haven Human Relations Commission recently made a gift of a work of art to Loutit District Library to honor retiring Library Director John Martin.

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Central Park Players will perform the play, “A Piece of My Heart,” at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Ave., this coming Friday and Saturday, May 20-21. Performances are at 7:30 p.m.

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MUSKEGON — The 58th annual Muskegon Community College Student Art and Design Exhibition in the Overbrook Art Gallery begins Monday, May 16, and runs through Sept. 8.

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WEST OLIVE — The Lakeshore Visual Arts Collective will transform the Nature Center at Hemlock Crossing County Park into a one-night-only, pop-up art venue on Saturday, April 16.

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FRUITPORT — Two years ago, the Fruitport school district's theater program was gearing up toward one last shebang — a final performance of “The Little Mermaid” in the auditorium the program called home for more than 60 years.

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PHILADELPHIA — As Russian forces were closing in on Kyiv last Thursday, Oksana Maslova, a Philadelphia Ballet dancer from Ukraine, was exchanging text messages with friends and family nearly 5,000 miles away. Her mother, who had gone to Kyiv to be with Maslova’s sister, spent the previous tw…

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HOLLAND — The annual campus-wide, 24-hour Dance Marathon fundraiser organized by Hope College students is returning to an in-person format — although still with adjustments – when it runs on Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5, in the Dow Center.

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It’s taken more than two years, but the Midwest Miniatures Museum is poised to finally open in Grand Haven.

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The Grand Haven Schools Foundation was once again the beneficiary of the Art at the Yard fundraiser.