Two of Michigan’s best-known brands – Michigan International Speedway and Pure Michigan – are extending their partnership to host the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, August 16, 2015. [Read More]
With curious faces, students in Kentwood Public Schools’ Newcomer Center Program greeted visitors to their classroom, some smiling shyly and others offering beaming grins.
The 5- to 7-year-olds were busy matching plastic letters to their friends’ names, learning the shapes and sounds of the English alphabet.
“Look at this!” yelled one student in accented English, as he showed his work to Miguelina Quinones, [Read More]
Construction has recently begun on a brand new full service kitchen and dining room at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave., in downtown Kalamazoo, adding about 130 seats. The gastro pub style space will occupy more than 6,600 square feet of space that most recently served as storage and warehouse space to the east of the original Café. [Read More]
“Parents are the single greatest influence on a young person’s safe-driving habits,” Johnson said. “I encourage parents and guardians to make the most of the time your teen spends driving with you. Take your teen driving in a mix of driving environments and conditions, such as on highways and country roads, and in rain storms and heavy fog. The more experience they get while driving with you, the more confident and safe they’ll be driving by themselves.” [Read More]
The word Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows’ Evening, also known as Hallowe’en or All Hallows’ Eve. With all the traditions to which we have become accustomed, (carving pumpkins, dressing up, handing out candy, eating food that feels squishy and screaming for fun), according to www.halloweenhistory.org, Halloween’s origins are born from the Gaelic culture preparing for winter.
“The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops.”
That just cries out for candy, doesn’t it? [Read More]
“Grand Rapids – a riverfront city just east of Lake Michigan – has at least a dozen breweries and its convention and visitor bureau does a bang-up job of enticing beer drinkers, brewers and connoisseurs to visit. We lift our glass in congratulations to Grand Rapids,” USA Today wrote. [Read More]
With more than $69.3 million in disaster recovery assistance approved for Michigan homeowners and renters, fake building contractors are angling to get their hands on some of it, state and federal officials warned.
Scam artists and other criminals often prey on survivors who have received money to repair their storm-damaged homes. Authorities in Michigan have already received isolated reports of people doing just that. [Read More]