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Fresh Vegetables in the Fall

Fresh Vegetables in the Fall

Michigan apples and other fruit took a hit this year because of the unusual weather we had but don’t forget about the fresh vegetables.

In speaking with a gal at Brechting’s Farm Market on 6 Mile NW, just west of Alpine Ave NW here in Grand Rapids, MI she told me their market traffic is down. She said most people refer to farm markets as a fruit stand but she was quick to point out, we may not have all the fruit we want to sell this year but we have lots of fresh vegetables at our stand.

The market is open Monday-Saturday from 9-6 and Sunday from noon-6 through the month of November.

Community Wide Garage Sale Friday & Saturday at Royal Vista

Community Wide Garage Sale Friday & Saturday at Royal Vista

WALKER, Mich. (WZZM)- If you enjoy a good garage sale you'll appreciate the community wide sale this Friday and Saturday at Royal Vista Apartments and Townhomes. Residents throughout the neighborhood will offer you the chance to purchase some of their treasures at rock bottom garage sale prices.

The sale begins Friday, June 22 at 9 a.m. It continues Saturday, June 23rd at 9 a.m.

Royal Vista is located off of 3 Mile Rd. between Walker and Fruit Ridge. Please call the rental office for more information.

Click here to visit the community's website.


Great Retail Weather

Great Retail Weather

While out doing some last minute shopping this noon, I stopped by Penzy’s Spices on Alpine. It was all a bustle with customers, a good thing to see.

One of the clerks in the store told me it has been a great year for them, citing the weather as a main factor for people getting out to shop.

Knowing they have been busy assures us also that there are some good smells in kitchens all over the area, with getting ready for Christmas.

Send us your Black Friday photos!

Send us your Black Friday photos!

The holiday season is upon us, but while many of us are enjoying our Thanksgiving days off by sleeping in and relaxing, there are some that brave the cold weather and dark skies among long lines and anxious attitudes in hopes of getting their hands on the best deals of the year.

If you're one of those brave Black Friday shoppers, we would like hear from you. Please send us you photos along with your name, location, and a brief comment about your experience to MyTown@wzzm13.com for our My Town Black Friday photo gallery to be published early next week.

Until then, good luck and safe shopping!!

Humane Society of West Michigan offering free pet adoptions

WALKER, Mich. (WZZM)—The Humane Society of West Michigan is holding an end of summer special on pet adoptions.

According to the non-profit organization’s Facebook page, all rabbits are free with a cage included, all cats over one year of age are free and come with free food, and all cats under one year of are buy one, get one free, and also come with free food. 

HSWM officials say they have an over abundance of animals at their Walker facility and need to free up space while providing forever homes for pets.

Dessert Obsession Now Open

Dessert Obsession Now Open

Standale has a new place for cakes and desserts. Dessert Obsession is now open for business. The owner and cake designer, Sarah Coulson, has set up shop in the Standale mall, behind Walgreens. She designs cakes for weddings, birthdays, and every other occasion inbetween. Also on the menu are cake truffles which range from Pina Colada flavour to Triple Chocolate.

Hours are Monday through Friday, 11 am - 8 pm; and Saturday from 9 am - 6 pm.

Strip mall approved on Alpine Ave. in Walker

From the City of Walker:

A new strip mall, anchored by a Happy's Pizza franchise, has been approved at 2505 Alpine Ave. in front of Meijer.  This is the site of the former 5th 3rd Bank drive-thru facility.  Building permits are on hold, as the developer may be changing the building size and number of tenants.