Friday Night Lights Experience

Week 3: Union Red Hawks versus East Grand Rapids Pioneers For the last two weeks, FNLE has covered games that included the Rockford Rams. Well this week we left the comfort of the OK Red and headed to Memorial Field to watch the East Grand Rapids (EGR) Pioneers host the Union Red Hawks. Even though […]

CROP walk fights hunger

Sunday, October 2, at 2 p.m. is the date and time for the Belmont/Comstock Park Communities Responding to Overcome Povery (CROP) Hunger Walk. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Wolverine World Wide YMCA, 6555 Jupiter Ave. NE, Belmont. Donations collected help the Loaves & Fishes food pantry at the Church of the Holy Spirit […]

Animals star at second Pet Festival


Food, activities, giveaways, free microchipping  by BETH ALTENA Even stuffed animals receive star treatment at a festival that celebrates the importance of animal companions in our lives. Plainfield Pet Hospital, 4609 Plainfield Avenue, invites animal lovers of all ages to visit their second Pet Festival 2011, Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]


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Sierra Miller wins gold at USCA Nationals event


by STEPHANIE MILLIS Sierra Miller won the gold medal in the kayak event at the United States Canoe Association (USCA) Nationals, held in Newaygo on August 9. Fifteen-year-old Sierra lost her leg in a lawn mower accident at seven years old. Initially, doctors told Sierra’s parents that even though her leg would be amputated below […]