Passion meets creation: Four local teens create wakeskate business


Ty Dalton and Logan Burns, both age 16, teamed up with their friends Zach Burns and Max Dalton, both age 13, to create “Lo-Tyde Wakeskates.” Lo-Tyde creates homemade, wooden wakeskates. They are located on Lake Bella Vista. Wakeskating is a water sport adapted from wakeboarding. “Wakeskating is basically wakeboarding without any bindings or boots to […]

Spring Break Saturday


These 2 pictures are Jane George from Kimberly and Sarah Ables from the WAR CHEST Boutique with Patty Shear of Rockford who won the 2 night stay with meal vouchers to Little River Casino and Resort during the Spring Break Saturday event in downtown Rockford. The winner of the Go pro camera donated by the […]


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., â March 25, 2015 â Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park prepares to welcome its nine-millionth guest today between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The organization has seen higher than average crowds this year. Meijer Gardens welcomed over 625,000 visitors in 2014, making it the most successful year on record. All media […]

Join Us for Barrels and Brews

What do rain barrels and a business making great beer have in common? Clean water for the Rogue River. A rain barrel is a system that collects and stores rainwater (stormwater) from your roof that would otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to storm drains and streams. Stormwater is the leading source of water […]

A generous donation by 6-year-old Clara Stuive made to Wigs 4 Kids.


A generous donation by 6-year-old Clara Stuive made to Wigs 4 Kids. On February 2, 2015, Clara permitted Kim Visser of Studio 3 to shear off her curly, golden tresses. The curls are on their way to Wigs 4 Kids in St. Clair Shores, Michigan (, where they can be used to create a wig […]