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HOLLAND — Greater Ottawa County United Way held a virtual luncheon last week to celebrate this year’s Week of Caring – an extension of the organization’s Day of Caring.

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Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph.

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LANSING — Michiganders seeking their 10-cent deposit on bottles and cans will soon have more options for redeeming their deposits, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

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Following the success of last year’s inaugural Grand Haven Hispanic Fiesta, organizers faced a challenge – how to organize a second festival without a large public gathering due to COVID-19.

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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said her use of emergency powers to manage the pandemic is not unique and she worries that efforts to take away her unilateral authority, if successful, could lead coronavirus cases to spike to dangerous levels in Michigan.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Upon recommendation from a selection committee, the Most Rev. David J. Walkowiak, bishop of Grand Rapids, has appointed David Bellamy as CEO of Catholic Charities West Michigan following a national search.

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JERUSALEM — Eating apples dipped in honey on Rosh Hashana is a Jewish tradition to symbolize a sweet start of the New Year. But in Israel, bitterness prevails for the holiday as the country faces a second nationwide lockdown to stem a raging coronavirus outbreak.

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Today: Sunny, with a high near 67. South-southeast wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

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Kick off the fall season with the Grand Haven Farmers Market during its annual Pumpkins at Chinook Pier event from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.

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Here’s how your local state lawmakers voted on legislation this past week:

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Michigan must count ballots that arrive post-election, judge says

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SPRING LAKE — They’re raising native flowers, plants and wings of hope in the Village of Spring Lake.

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Today: Sunny, with a high near 61. East-southeast wind around 8 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

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WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women's rights champion who became the court's second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.

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Grand Haven’s varsity football team kicked off its season Friday evening at Grandville. Spring Lake opened with a game against Hudsonville Unity Christian at Jenison, while Fruitport took on Hamilton. For complete coverage of Friday’s action, go online to grandhaventribune.com.

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A frost advisory is in effect for portions of central, south-central, southwest and west-central Michigan — which includes Ottawa County — from 2-9 a.m. Saturday.

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The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation has granted more than $625,000 to area for-impact organizations serving individuals, families and communities most impacted by COVID-19.

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Trump calls Michigan election official 'hater' in ballot mixup

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The Rev. John Kenny, pastor of First Reformed Church in Grand Haven, says there are a couple of unexpected blessings that have turned up since restrictions went into place for the pandemic in March.

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Frost is likely tonight/early Saturday over much of the area, with freezing temperatures also possible north of Big Rapids and Mount Pleasant. A threat of frost will exist Saturday night, as well.

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A shimmering smile isn’t the only thing toothpaste can be credited for. That little magical tube of paste can conquer everything from carpet and clothing stains to burns and water rings.

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Whitmer: No enforcement of virus rules at Trump rallies

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Ian Rant had a big smile on his face as he rode a wave toward the shore Thursday morning.