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My Town: Eight pointers reign supreme in second annual Sparta Buck Pole

My Town: Eight pointers reign supreme in second annual Sparta Buck Pole

SPARTA, Mich.--  More than a dozen deer were on display as the Sparta Buck Pole returned to Rogers Hardware this past weekend.

It was an 8 pointer taken down by Tony Smolinski that took the top honor.  Becky Rogers with Rogers Hardware says each deer was judged based on its weight, number of points and the measurement between each antler spread.  Bob Simmons’ 8 point buck took second place; third place went to Dan Rodriguez with his 8 pointer.

This year’s event also featured a doe pole, which Gaetano Vallone won. Randy Lockard and Caleb Mustee placed second and third, respectively.

Rogers says a total of 13 deer were on display during this year’s event, which organizers plan to bring back again next year. 

Holy Family Holiday Bazaar Returns November 1

Holy Family Holiday Bazaar Returns November 1

For the 26th year, 45 crafter will be showcasing one of a kind handmade gift items for the upcoming holidays or special occasions.

The Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts Announces its new Marketing Campaign!

The Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts Announces its new Marketing Campaign!

The Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts is excited to announce its new marketing campaign, “Love Muskegon – Every Ticket Counts”.  To celebrate the kick off, we will be presenting a local star-studded lineup of talent for “The Frauenthal Follies” Show on November 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm.  The lineup includes: Chris McGuigan and Patrick Johnson, Bob Lukens, Sheila Wahamaki, Andrew Zahrt, Chief Jeff Lewis, RC Productions Staff, Mike Olthoff & Company, Judy Hayner, Dale Nesbary, Carla Hill, Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Co., Miss Michigan, Miss Teen Michigan, Muskegon Civic Theatre, Blanche Smith and surprise guests!  Muskegon County Commissioner Bob Scolnik will be the emcee!

“We are thrilled and honored that so many community leaders and citizens have come together to give us their support,” says Linda Medema, Sales and Marketing Manager for the FCPA.  “To have all these people perform on our beautiful st

Crafts on the Ridge

Crafts on the Ridge

The community is invited to check out unique handmade and homemade items created by local artists for purchase in time for the upcoming Holidays.

Visit the Mamreland Lutheran Church Community Center located 4085 Lutheran Church Road in Kent City on Saturday, October 25 from 9:00am through 2:00pm.

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish Will Host Juried Arts and Crafts Show With 1,000 Items Nov. 14-15

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., OCT. 10, 2014―Over 1,000 arts and crafts items from among 50 vendors will be featured for the general public and Christmas shoppers during the St. Patrick―St. Anthony Parish Juried Arts & Crafts Show.  The event will be held Friday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, November 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the parish Family Center.

 

St. Patrick―St. Anthony Parish is located at 920 Fulton Street, directly off Highway 31 in Grand Haven.  Anyone is welcome to attend and there is no charge for admission.

 

The parish’s “MOM’s Group” will put on a festive luncheon both days, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Attendees may choose from among a display of hearty soups, salads, quiche and desserts available.

 

“We are encouraging anyone to come and make it a ladies day outing, as this event coincides with the opening day of deer-hunting season,” said Ellen Valdez, St.

My Town: Harvest on the Ridge returns Sept. 20

My Town: Harvest on the Ridge returns Sept. 20

SPARTA, Mich.—  A celebration of West Michigan's agricultural Mecca returns to Sparta this weekend.

Harvest on the Ridge festival will unfold at Rogers Park Sept. 20. This year’s event includes a couch racing fundraiser, the Dirty Apple Obstacle Run, a cupcake baking contest, an apple pie eating contest, hay rides, corn mazes, kids’ activities and a farmers’ market.  Johnny Appleseed is kicking off the event with donkey rides and his tale of how  “The Ridge” became filled with apple orchards.

My Town: Breweries help battle cancer and Parkinson's with 'Hops for Hope'

My Town: Breweries help battle cancer and Parkinson's with 'Hops for Hope'

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Knock back a beer and help knock out cancer this month with “Hops for Hope.”

 

During September, several West Michigan breweries will be donating $1 from each “purple beer” purchase to Van Andel Institute’s Purple Community.  Proceeds from sales of Hops for Hope growlers and refills will also go to the cause.

 

“It’s good to give back to the community,” Bob Bonga, owner of the family-owned and operated Jaden James Brewery in Kentwood. “It’s wonderful that VAI is in Grand Rapids, and 100% of what we raise goes to research.”