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The Great Brew Ha-Ha returns to the DeltaPlex

The Great Brew Ha-Ha returns to the DeltaPlex

WALKER, Mich.—The Great Brew Ha-Ha is taking over the DeltaPlex this weekend.

More than 100 craft beers will be available for tasting, as well as the Brew Olympics and performances by comedians Al Jackson, Pat McGann and many others.  The event was established in 2009 by 101.3 the Brew. Country music station B-93.7 also plans to broadcast live from the event.

DeltaPlex employees say a Groupon deal for the event has been very successful for ticket sales. 

The Great Brew Ha-Ha runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.  For more information, visit the event website here.

Proposal for Alpine Avenue Tim Hortons renewed

Proposal for Alpine Avenue Tim Hortons renewed

ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich.— When it comes to bringing Tim Hortons to Alpine Avenue, the third time may be the charm.

A proposal for a Tim Hortons along the busy corridor is being renewed by a different developer. Visser Development, Inc. will present its preliminary plan to the Alpine Township Planning Commission on Thursday, Feb. 20.  Visser Development President Bill Mast says his company wants to work with the township and a local franchisee to transform the empty union hall at 4235 Alpine Ave. NW into a Tim Hortons restaurant, complete with a drive-through.

Brewery surprises animal shelter with large check

Brewery surprises animal shelter with large check

WALKER, Mich.—The animals at the Humane Society of West Michigan are getting a boost, thanks to beer drinkers.

The Mitten Brewing Co. named HSWM its charity partner for the month of December.  This week, the business surprised the shelter with a giant check for more than $1,600 in donations.

In a post on Facebook, the Humane Society of West Michigan says, “We are so grateful to receive this donation and encourage all of you to stop by this awesome vintage baseball-themed microbrewery!”

The Mitten Brewing Co. is located at 527 Leonard St. NW.  This month, the company will be donating a portion of sales to Paws With A Cause.  On Jan. 27, half of food sales at The Mitten Brewing Co. will go to the organization. 

Rep. Rob VerHeulen to hear community concerns Nov. 23

Rep. Rob VerHeulen to hear community concerns Nov. 23

SPARTA, Mich.—State lawmaker Rob VerHeulen will visit Sparta Saturday, November 23 to hear community concerns.

VerHeulen, who represents the Walker area, will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Maxine’s Family Restaurant, located at 370 N. State Street.           

"I always look forward to my office hours each month," VerHeulen said. "It gives me an opportunity to leave the office and meet residents in person."

Those who cannot attend VerHeulen’s office hours are encouraged to contact his Lansing office by calling (517) 373-8900 or emailing RobVerHeulen@house.mi.gov.    

Local restaurants serve up free meals to veterans November 11

Local restaurants serve up free meals to veterans November 11

Some West Michigan restaurants are honoring miliatry members  this Veterans Day by serving up free meals.

Lakeshore Partnership is also offering a free meal to veterans at 19 of its local McDonald’s restaurants.  Military identification is preferred, but not required.  Participating locations include:

Kent County honors cleanest restaurants with Food Safety Awards

Kent County honors cleanest restaurants with Food Safety Awards

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—Where are the safest places to eat in Kent County?

The county health department is answering that question with the 2013 Food Safety Awards.   The agency whittled down the list of 1,654 eligible restaurants to just 269 facilities, based on routine restaurant and food service inspections over the past year.  Under the county’s criteria, restaurants that earn the award must have a certified food safety manager, no confirmed violations of the Michigan Smoke Free Law and no confirmed foodborne illness outbreaks during the year.

Fundraiser September 22 for scholarship in honor of late chef

Fundraiser September 22 for scholarship in honor of late chef

A fundraiser to establish a scholarship fund in honor of Chef Mark Noseda will take place September 22.

Noseda passed away August 16, a day before the soft opening of Freighters in Port Huron.  Noseda was an executive chef for Meritage Hospitality Group, which includes Twisted Rooster in My Town Ada/Cascade and Crooked Goose in My Town Walker. He was 35 years old.

A scholarship fund in Noseda’s name is being established to support culinary students attending Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.  Sunday's fundraiser will run from noon to 3 p.m.  at Amore Trattoria Italiana Restaurant, located at 5080 Alpine Ave.