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Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

The State Park in Grand Haven comes to life with incredible kite performances this weekend. Don’t miss the fun!

For the 28th year, the world’s best kite flyers - individuals, pairs & teams will be performing continuously on Saturday, May 21 from 10am – 5pm & Sunday, May 22 from 11am – 5pm.

Kite enthusiast and their families are invited to experience different size kites with amazing capabilities controlled by professional kite handlers. There will also be an Open Flying Field to fly your own kite.

Grand Haven State Park is located at 1001 Harbor Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan 49417.

Call: 1-866-428-2335 or visit www.mackite.com for more information.

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

For the Valentine’s weekend, it’s a free fishing weekend for residents and out of state visitors.

All fishing license fees are waived for two days in Michigan, February 13 & 14 from 6:00am – 10:00pm. This allows fishing enthusiasts to enjoy the chance to catch all types of fish on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters during their respective open season. Just remember that all regulations still apply.

Call: (517)284-5839 or email walters@michigan.gov for more information. Visit www.michigan.gov for details.

Going on now through March Dekes and Dangles Pond Hockey Tournament

Going on now through March Dekes and Dangles Pond Hockey Tournament

The Dekes & Dangles Pond Hockey Invitational was established in January 2016, and will feature multiple tournaments over the course of the winter months. These tournaments will be 3 vs 3, no goalie, double elimination. Our goal with this event is to make it a winter staple for all those that enjoy hockey, but also enjoy the outdoors. This tournament is played on a 85' x 50' rink, with different brackets playing on specific weekends. The event is held at For the Kidz Gymnastics in Wyoming, Michigan located at 1391 Gezon Parkway, Gezon Pkwy SW, Wyoming, MI 49509.

Available Brackets: A Bracket, B+ Bracket, B Bracket, C Bracket, COED Bracket, Women's Bracket, 30+ Bracket & 40+ Bracket

Reed Kamyszek, former Kenowa Hills Track/CC Star, still Running

Reed Kamyszek, former Kenowa Hills Track/CC Star, still Running

Syracuse runner Reed Kamyszek hopes to continue athletic career at graduate school

By Sam FortierAsst. Sports Web Editor

5 days ago

Reed Kamyszek’s dad knew something big had happened. His son had never been one to get very excited.

Human Interest Story - What a Difference a Letter can make

Human Interest Story - What a Difference a Letter can make

In this day and age, a personal letter from someone seems to be a rarity. Not so though with my friend and former neighbor, Sally Howard.

Sally has a hobby of collecting autographs from “Potentially Famous People” and has done it for years, knowing that one day one of these autographs will pay off, whether in notoriety or value. She has hundreds of them filed away in order.

Just recently, Sally told me a story about an unusual experience she had and how it turned out. This is her story:

Sally attended the Michigan State Diving Championship meet in March of this year being her grandson, Cameron, a sophomore, was diving for Grandville High School. She said, “While I was attending, I got the chance of a lifetime to experience the true meaning of what it takes to be outstanding in performance and character. Sally is referring to Will Brenner who is a senior at Huron High School in Ann Arbor, MI.

My Town Walker: Grand Rapids Drive welcomes art on the court

My Town Walker: Grand Rapids Drive welcomes art on the court

WALKER, Mich.—Your art could grace the hardwood next week, as the Grand Rapids Drive host their inaugural Artist Showcase at the DeltaPlex Arena.

Artists of all ages are encouraged to submit their work, which will be displayed directly on the court before thousands of spectators.  Judges from ArtPrize and the Grand Rapids Art Museum will provide judges for the competition.  The winner of each age division will be announced during halftime of the March 17 game.

My Town: Terryberry Partners with Grand Rapids Drive to fight childhood hunger

My Town: Terryberry Partners with Grand Rapids Drive to fight childhood hunger

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Local Grand Rapids company and Drive partner Terryberry, will host a Charitable Jersey Takeover Night on Fri., Feb. 27 as the Drive battle the Delaware 87ers at 7 p.m. at the DeltaPlex Arena.

Players will wear customized GR Drive/Terryberry jerseys to be auctioned off post-game

with all proceeds benefitting Kids’ Food Basket. The post-game auction will feature white and lead jerseys with the top five overall bidders getting a photo and meet-and-greet with the player. Those interested in purchasing a jersey can bid throughout the game with final call 10 minutes post-game.

“Terryberry is thrilled to partner with the Grand Rapids Drive to support Kids’ Food Basket and children throughout West Michigan through this fundraising effort and additional awareness of childhood hunger in our community,” said Mike Byam, Terryberry managing partner.