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DETROIT — Jessica Trotter went from working on a heritage Girl Scouts badge in elementary school to tracing back her lineage three centuries.

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The Lighthouse Quilt Guild will continue its tradition of hosting a show in association with the annual Coast Guard Festival, but with a twist this year.

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LOS ANGELES — When Evan Mobley declared for the NBA draft in April, he didn’t go the traditional route. Mobley eschewed a news release or Players’ Tribune post, instead making his announcement by releasing an NFT.

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Mark Reenders has had a passion for restoring cars since he was a kid – a passion he picked up working alongside his grandpa, Arthur Reenders.

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A group of eight Spring Lake Middle School boys are dispelling the stereotypes sometimes associated with dirt bikers.

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An 18-foot totem pole may seem a little out of place in a Spring Lake neighborhood – but to the man who carved it, the pole honors the son he lost, the daughters he loves and the neighbors who welcomed him with open arms.

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Dozens of birders armed with binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras made their way to Grand Haven’s north pier Monday to watch a rare bird – a royal tern – intermingle with the gulls and other terns in the area.

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Melissa Slorf says she was nervous but excited about opening a store that showcases not only her work, but also that of others trying to make their way in the home business world.

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FERRYSBURG — When the weather gets nice, it’s not unusual for retirees Hank McCollum and Jeff Zokoe to find themselves fishing next to each other.

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Thirty-six years after Tim Meyer left the food service industry and opened up a bicycle shop in Grand Haven, the reins have been turned over to his sons.

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Bill Currier says he hopes that Grand Haven Township doesn’t spend too much money trapping the nuisance beaver out of Pottawattomie Bayou.

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When he was 10 years old, Dennis Kimball sold his first baseball card. He remembers the excitement he felt at the time, and still gets giddy nearly 30 years later when talking about, buying and selling collectibles.

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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…

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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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Working to help others is actually turning out as a means to help some people get through the pandemic and feel good about themselves.

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Confirmed sightings of five new bird species in Ottawa County are part of a five-year update recently released by the Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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Family members clad in cloth face masks applauded, cheered and rang cowbells as two “senior citizen” paddlers worked their way to the Grand Haven pier heads early Monday afternoon, completing a multi-year journey to traverse the entire length of the Grand River.

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With gyms still closed throughout the state and people anxious to get moving outside, the businesses supporting outdoor activities have been booming.

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Pop-up fireworks sales tents are exploding with business with Fourth of July celebrations on the horizon.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — With the construction currently taking place on Robbins Road, many more motorists are forced to utilize Comstock Street in Grand Haven Township this summer. And that brings them past John Green’s home.

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SPRING LAKE TWP. — Driving down 152nd Avenue in Spring Lake Township, it’s hard not to notice the Dornier 328 airplane fuselage sitting beside Kase Knochenhauer’s garage. But when he saw the unusual hunk of metal for sale online, he had to have it.

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Bicycle shop owner Tim Meyer said that he was hoping to have the Rock ‘n’ Road stores in Grand Haven and Holland open to do repairs on May 1, but was happy to be back in business almost immediately after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last Friday added bicycle shops to the list of essential businesse…

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I grew up watching fishing shows on TV – Roland Martin, Bill Dance, the Lindner brothers on “In-Fishermen” and Flip Pallot on “The Walker’s Cay Chronicles.”

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The Northwest Ottawa Recreation Authority held its annual Dads and Daughters Masquerade Dance. The event is held for girls in fifth grade and older, created to fill a gap for those who are too old to attend the Dads and Daughters Dance for girls in kindergarten through fourth grade. For more…

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Debbie Voorhies and her dog, Primrose, enjoyed the sunshine and unseasonably mild temperatures Monday with a walk through downtown Grand Haven. Voorhies recently moved to Grand Haven from Hudson, Massachusetts, just outside Boston. Her favorite part about West Michigan? “The traffic here is …

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When he was in fifth grade, Gavin Hubner’s friend brought a yo-yo to school.

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The Sytsma family recently moved to West Michigan, and learned about the Winterfest Family Dog Pull while perusing Facebook.

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The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Alice in Wonderland, Captain Ahab and Moby Dick, and a replica of Ted Nugnet’s zebra-print Ford Bronco sped down the slopes at the Ski Bowl during Saturday’s Winterfest Cardboard Sled Race.

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The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Alice in Wonderland, Captain Ahab and Moby Dick, and a replica of Ted Nugnet’s zebra-print Ford Bronco sped down the slopes at the Ski Bowl during Saturday’s Winterfest Cardboard Sled Race.

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The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Alice in Wonderland, Captain Ahab and Moby Dick, and a replica of Ted Nugnet’s zebra-print Ford Bronco sped down the slopes at the Ski Bowl during Saturday’s Winterfest Cardboard Sled Race.

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The Winterfest Family Dog Pull was once again a hit, with eager dogs racing across the finish line with their happy owners in tow. 

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Singer/songwriter to perform at Tri-Cities Historical Museum

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LANSING (AP) — As promised, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed legislation Thursday that would have ended Michigan's ban on using bait to hunt deer or elk, saying the restriction is needed to curb the spread of animal diseases such as chronic wasting disease.

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Some of the best sailors from across the country will converge on Spring Lake Yacht Club this weekend for the 34th annual MC Blue Chip Regatta.