NORTON SHORES — Michigan high school winter athletics might be in the midst of yet another delay, but a mammoth facility in Norton Shores is aimed at providing everything in its arsenal to support the community.
Muslims and Arab Americans in metro Detroit cheered the repeal of the Muslim travel ban by the administration of President Joe Biden, a move they hope will signal a change in how the U.S. government deals with their communities.
ROME — The French doctor who discovered the genetic basis of Down syndrome but spent his career advocating against abortion as a result of prenatal diagnosis has taken his first major step to possible sainthood.
WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden’s first stop Wednesday was a church service at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, the seat of Washington’s Roman Catholic Archdiocese and titular church of Cardinal Wilton Gregory, who recently became the first Black American cardinal.
As an emergency physician, Dr. Eugenia South was in the first group of people to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. She received her second dose last week – even before President Joe Biden.
A genealogy hobby slowly evolved into a passion for connecting discarded pictures of unknown people with family before Denise Boerman realized what was happening.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — Margaret Reynolds’ sewing output has come in waves. As a new mom, she made color-coordinated T-shirts for her three boys. When she retired, she sewed dresses for her granddaughters. And during last spring’s shutdown, Reynolds, 77, dug out her machine once again, fashi…
PORT SHELDON TWP. — A St. Clair woman and her 4-year-old daughter were injured when their sled struck a tree Sunday morning at the VanBuren Street Dunes.
PETERSBURG, Va. — The downtown Petersburg icon known fondly as “St. Joe” is turning 145 this Sunday. Alumni share their thoughts about the oldest continuously operating school in the Richmond Diocese.
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Thousands of Orthodox Christian worshippers in Bulgaria on Jan. 6 ignored warnings issued by health authorities to abstain from mass gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic and kept instead to their centuries-old Epiphany traditions.
The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation has granted $223,927 from its Community Relief & Recovery Fund to 14 area for-impact organizations serving individuals, families and communities most impacted by COVID-19.
Ice fishing has been quite a hot commodity since the new year began, flocking fisherman and filling buckets with a variety of panfish and the occasional northern pike.
Put your creative skills to the test by creating a snowman using any materials – just not snow – in Grand Haven’s first Snowmen on Main Street competition.
Representatives from Ottawa County’s Children’s Advocacy Center distributed gift bags to detectives from area police agencies in advance of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which is today.
Every day, Brother Dennis Gibbs sits by a window in the living room of his monastery in the San Gabriel Valley and pens a letter or two to people behind bars.
Twenty people clad in winter coats and Yak Traks wandered the North Shore area dunes for two hours Thursday morning, working off the lactic acid from 2020 and looking ahead to a better 2021.
More than 3,000 toys were collected and turned over to two local churches for distribution to more than 300 children in the Grand Haven area through the Lakeshore Marine Corps Toys for Tots, according to local volunteer Bill Peake.
One is thriving after switching from online public school to in-person private education. The other is struggling, stuck in her virtual classroom.
FERRYSBURG — The most challenging months for international students in West Michigan are approaching, as their homesickness intensifies, weather becomes bitter and daylight shortens; along with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic resulting in additional challenges, according to Western Michigan Ch…
Keith and Claudia Williams typically get a live tree for Christmas, but this year they decided to put it outside and invite their neighbors to help decorate it.
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: We typically host several family members and their children in our home for a visit each December. But due to COVID-19 we have decided to avoid social encounters. How can I tell my siblings that they and their children can’t come without creating a rift? Also, do you have a…
I read a book several years ago called “Skipping Christmas.” It was an enjoyable short novel by John Grisham, usually known for legal thrillers. The gist of the plot was a couple who were fed up with all the commercialism of the season and the high cost of buying all the presents. So, they d…
LINXIA, China — The morning ritual began as dozens of men filed quietly into mosques in traditional white skullcaps, nodding to one other in the chill of an autumn twilight.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — Several of Spring Lake High School’s National Honor Society students collected donations and distributed gifts to local teens last week.
EL PASO, Texas (TNS) — The Catholic Diocese of El Paso is setting up a prayer hotline amid the coronavirus pandemic and making three priests available for visiting COVID-19 patients. The phone number for the hotline is forthcoming.
MURDOCK, Minn. — The Murdock City Council voted Wednesday night to grant a permit allowing the Asatru Folk Assembly (AFA) to use an abandoned Lutheran church in the Swift County town as its third “hof,” or gathering hall, in the United States.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Rev. Andrew Jaspers walked into the hospital room of a man dying of COVID-19 with a mask over his mouth, a shield over his face and a prayer in his heart.
As the month of December ushers in colder weather and less sunshine, and as high schools continue to be closed to in-person learning, local psychologist Sarah Lewakowski urges students, school staff and the public to address their mental health needs.