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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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The next First-Friday Dance will take place Oct. 7, from 7-9 p.m., in the gym and multipurpose room on The Salvation Army campus, 310 N. Despelder St., Grand Haven.

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NEW YORK — A mint condition Mickey Mantle baseball card sold for $12.6 million Sunday, blasting into the record books as the most ever paid for sports memorabilia in a market that has grown exponentially more lucrative in recent years.

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After a two-year hiatus due to a nationwide pandemic, organizers and participants refused to let a bit of rain dampen their spirits at Saturday’s Sand Sculpture Contest on Grand Haven’s City Beach.

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The Lighthouse Quilt Guild’s annual Coast Guard Festival show took place in-person this year after it was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic and was a “virtual” event last year.

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There is more than just one doorway into the world of fandom. For Rosemary Bono, that was anime – a popular and influential style of Japanese animation.

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I love to be outdoors. I enjoy running, hiking and swimming. Often in the summer, I take my family camping, and we go kayaking, canoeing and do other activities. With the temperatures anticipated to be above average this summer, what advice do you have for making sure we av…

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Outside the small Texas town of Elsa, a sheet metal fence too tall to see over surrounds a few acres of prime Rio Grande Valley land. In front of the compound’s drab, gray gate, bright orange letters spell out “Nature’s Resort.” The gate opens to reveal a seemingly ordinary community. RVs an…

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The COVID-19 pandemic with its long months of quarantining and gathering restrictions had people getting creative, starting new hobbies and finding fun ways to get together safely. That’s exactly what sparked the inspiration for Jackie Rowland to get started with axe throwing.

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Not long after Randy King parked his 1920s-style revamped car with an exposed engine on Grand Haven’s Washington Avenue to grab some coffee Wednesday afternoon, he was approached by a fellow car lover and people who stopped to take pictures and admire the unique vehicle.

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For years, even when I lived in Indiana, the SS Badger carried me, and my auto, across Lake Michigan. I’ve loved it from cruise No. 1.

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Bicycles of all shapes and sizes could be seen in Grand Haven on Saturday during a new event, Cycle Back to Centertown.

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CHICAGO — With spring migration picking up and warmer days ahead, researchers are preparing for another season of bird banding – an effort to understand how local birds are faring and future challenges they may face.

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GOLETA, Calif. — Seven days a week, dozens of retirees, college students, children and working parents flock to a sunbaked patch of pavement in this oceanside city just west of Santa Barbara. They’re here to play pickleball, a nearly 60-year-old sport that’s seen a surge in interest during t…

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For years, Nathan Patterson worked with a group that organized a charity hockey game. It was a ton of work for a relatively small payout at the end, he said.

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PITTSBURGH — If you happened to be wandering through the halls of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh’s Irene Kaufmann Building Wednesday afternoon, you might have heard an unfamiliar sound emanating from one of its ballrooms and seen a few people wandering around who might not…

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Joyce Lehman of Grand Haven looked closely at the fence in the photo. It was near the shore of Lake Superior, just about where the Au Train River runs into the lake.

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Jennifer Huizenga knows sewing machines – all kinds of sewing machines, because she is the manager/service technician for the sewing machine department at Field’s Fabrics in Spring Lake.

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FERRYSBURG — The Ottawa County Parks Foundation recently received a $2.5 million gift, which will help build overnight camping and other amenities at Ottawa Sands County Park.

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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.