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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.

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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.