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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. 

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The last pair of purple martins nesting in the gourds at Grand Haven State Park may have a tough time getting their young ready in time for the flight south to the Amazon rainforest.

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The Lighthouse Quilt Guild has not only provided a place to share knowledge, but has become a meaningful community for many women in the area.

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FERRYSBURG — Area residents participating in a regularly scheduled bird walk were treated to a colorful fly-by Wednesday morning when an incoming storm pushed the migrating birds across the big lake.

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Steve Karsch was in bed Tuesday night reading a memoir when he had the urge to check Twitter just before falling asleep. The social media platform was abuzz: President Trump had tweeted a few hours prior about how big his nuclear button is.

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FRUITPORT — The Winter Olympics are set to begin in about four weeks, and while the best of the best will be skiing, luging and bobsledding in South Korea, a duo from West Michigan is busy introducing a new winter sport — ice bowling.

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A solid foot of base, cold temperatures and a constant barrage of fluffy white snow have combined to start a banner season for winter outdoor activities.

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HOLLAND — The specific origin of the toy known as the yo-yo is uncertain. One reference point is at the National Museum in Athens, Greece. On display inside the museum are several vases dating back to 500 B.C., depicting young Greeks playing with discs tethered to a cord.

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Cindy and Don Anderson have done their share of traveling, but it was a 2013 trip to Uganda that produced — as Cindy would say it — her epic fail and her greatest joy.

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At 22 years old, Justin Stielstra is one of the youngest mushers in the field at this year’s Iditarod sled dog race – one of the most physically and mentally demanding challenges a person can endure.

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Every year I am up early preparing for the early morning gift giving. I want to be ready to capture the many wonderful memories that would soon unfold. So since it’s just a few short days from Christmas and I just wanted to send you happy greetings and a few easy tips to improve your Christm…

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Walking through the parks and along the waterfront of Coast Guard City, USA and you may notice a relatively new phenomena — people of all ages suspended and swinging in the air.

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TRAVERSE CITY — A sign in the Dunckley deer camp kitchen reads, “Gino’s Café.” It’s both a tribute to the camp cook and a warning to those who might encroach on his territory.

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Donna Kooistra, AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser, will speak to the Lighthouse Quilt Guild on Monday, Nov. 9, to help those in attendance better understand what is involved in the jurying and judging process, and the competitive process of a quilt show.