Young entrepreneur an old timer in pizza biz

Tony Griffin knows his pizza. Griffin is the new owner of B.C. Pizza in Belmont, his second restaurant. He has been working in pizza since he was 14 and took a job at a B.C. Pizza.

Belmont B.C. Pizza under new ownership by BETH ALTENA The good news, bad news about being very good at something is that you are likely to be doing a lot of it. That’s all good to Tony Griffin, who has a degree in culinary management from the program at Grand Rapids Community College—the third-ranked program […]

MAIN STREET — by Roger Allen, publisher

New direction? Let’s hope the new direction will be out—of Afghanistan. Ever since our Navy Seals delivered Osama bin Laden his just desserts, it seems like the Taliban has been busy killing other Afghans. Sounds like a civil war to me. I’m not sure why, at this point, we’re in the middle. It seems time […]

BIRTHDAYS — May 27-June 5

27th Conrad Burnham, Esther Clark, Tim Huff, Nina Kettelhut, Virginia Deters, Fred Taylor 28th Dan Emelander, Gordon Frost, Cathy Norton, Frances Rieckman, Bud Rieckman, Larry Rogers, Mike VanOeveren 29th Connie Butler, Mickey Geldersma 30th Jill Corstange, Cass Rodriguez 31st Lee Greenland, Nicholas Hunt, Libby Rice JUNE 1st Helen Riemersma 2nd Jason Corstange, Michael Douglas, Lynsey Maharry, Sherry Palmer, Renae Venman 3rd Esther Carpenter, Barb Smith, Robert Tryon  

MacGregor school art contest winners announced

Rep. MacGregor poses with students from Sue Elenbaas’ third-grade class at Birch Elementary School in Cedar Springs.

Winning classrooms awarded with pizza parties State Rep. Peter MacGregor recently announced the winners of his elementary school student art contest. MacGregor extended this contest to all elementary school students within the 73rd District and winners earned a pizza party for their entire class. “I am extremely impressed with the talent and creativity of the […]


In memory of Charlie and Mary (Codman) Brunett, who would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 27, 2011. 	Mom, you were a saint. Dad, we miss your sense of humor.  Love, Margaret, Ed, Tom, Charles, Will, Matt, Dave, Kathleen and Jane