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Food for Thought Event on November 2

Food for Thought Event on November 2

The community is invited for the enjoyment of Mexican cuisine to benefit the Sparta Education Foundation.

This Foodie event is an opportunity to meet & greet incredible teachers, aides & administrators of the Sparta Public Schools System, while enjoying favorite Mexican dishes where all tips will be donated to the Sparta Education Foundation.

Ridge Cider Co Grand Opening Saturday May 16th

Ridge Cider Co Grand Opening Saturday May 16th

The Ridge Cider Co. in Grant Michigan on M-37 is celebrating their Grand Opening with live music, food, and hard cider from noon to 11pm on Saturday May 16th.  Blessing of the Bikes travelers are welcome to visit and gather in the nice big parking area to for your tour North.  Live music by the "Bear Creek Brothers" will entertain crowds as they fuel up with BBQ pulled pork.  Fifty cents of each food plate purchase will be donated to St Ann's Senior Nutrition Program in Baldwin, MI.  Ridge Cider is located at 351 W 136th in Grant - right on M37.  For more info, contact Matt DeLong at (231) 519-2402.

My Town Sparta: Eyesores eliminated for restaurant's expansion

My Town Sparta: Eyesores eliminated for restaurant's expansion

SPARTA, Mich.-- An eyesore in downtown Sparta is no longer.

Crews are demolishing two dilapidated buildings on East Division Street to make room for the expansion of Downtown Trini's and Margarita Joe's Restaurant.  The project includes adding outdoor patio seating, a new fascade, a larger kitchen and restroom and more indoor seating.  The restaurant will retain its Mexican fiesta vibe.

“We’ve been honored to be part of the Sparta community for 20 years.  It’s been an opportunity and a blessing and we are looking forward to many more,” said brothers Joe and Trini Paiz, who own the restaurant.   

Food For Thought Fundraiser

Food For Thought Fundraiser

Downtown Trinis is normally closed on Mondays but Monday, November 3 from 4pm thru 8pm, Trinis will be open for the Food For Thought fundraiser.

The Sparta Education Foundation invites the public to visit Downtown Trinis located at 148 E. Division in Downtown Sparta for dinner.

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.”

 

Caught Being Safe program launches statewide

Michigan State Police, local law enforcement and Michigan’s Field Neurosciences Institute have teamed up with McDonald’s of Michigan to once again launch “Caught Being Safe,” a statewide bicycle/scooter helmet safety program. Kids wearing helmets and “caught being safe” by participating law enforcement officials will treated to a free ice cream cone or Apple Dippers at McDonald’s. 

According to the Field Neurosciences Institute (of Michigan): “Caught Being Safe! has shown a significant increase in both helmet utilization and public awareness regarding the critical importance of wearing a bicycle helmet. This program has impacted not only children but adults as well.” 

My Town Sparta: Plans for three new State Street businesses approved

My Town Sparta: Plans for three new State Street businesses approved

SPARTA, Mich.—  Three new businesses in Sparta are getting the green light to break ground.

During their last meeting, village council members approved the site plan for a new Subway restaurant at 313 S. State Street, as well as an orthodontic office and Biggby Coffee down the street at 275 S. State.

Both Subway and Biggby plan to include drive-throughs as part of their new businesses. Village officials have already granted the necessary permits to developers, so construction can start anytime.