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Mike Hessman song chronicles his storied 20-year career

by (hjn929)

Submitted 04-14-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Retired slugger Mike Hessman is the subject of a new song I wrote and is included on my most recent album, When You’re Happy. Titled “The Ballad of Mike Hessman (Minor League Home Run King),” it chronicles his 20-year baseball...

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Food bank invites community to receive food for the holidays

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Thursday, Dec. 22, Feeding America West Michigan will open its doors to community members who need a little extra food this holiday season. Food for the Holidays will begin at 2:30 p.m. and conclude at 4. Guests are asked to arrive no earlier...

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Food bank hosting fresh food giveaway before Thanksgiving

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan will host a special Fresh Food Giveaway at its Comstock Park headquarters the day before Thanksgiving. Guests of the Nov. 23 distribution can expect to receive a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products,...

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Traverse City students practice faith by packing potatoes in Comstock Park

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Each year 3-4,000 volunteers serve at Feeding America West Michigan. For much of the past decade, that number has included about 100 fifth graders from Immaculate Conception Elementary School, part of the Grand Traverse Area Catholic School system....

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Food Bank announces third-consecutive record year

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan just finished up its third record year in a row, distributing 27.6 million pounds of food in 2015, the equivalent of 22 million meals. That’s an increase of 1.1 million pounds over 2014. “I’m...

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With help from community, Food Bank feeds half a million each year

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 06-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

Each year Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank provides food to half a million people in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Volunteers, farmers, grocery stores and fellow hunger-relief nonprofits are all key to that effort. Watch this new...

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Winter Beer Festival to pour over 800 kinds of local beer varieties

by (MaddieForshee)

Submitted 02-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The 10th Annual Winter Beer Festival is returning to Grand Rapids on the last weekend of February. This year, the Michigan Brewers Guild has extended the event to span two days instead of just one, like it has been in previous years.  Beer...

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Perrin brewers show brief overview of brewing process

by (andreemi)

Submitted 08-21-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

John Stewart has been Perrin Brewing Company's head brewer for about a year and a half. Before that, he brewed for New Holland Brewing, Saugatuck Brewing Company and as a homebrewer. Perrin Brewing is located at 5910 Comstock Dr NW.  In the...

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Comstock Park Community Celebration

by (Pilgrim Manor)

Submitted 08-07-2014 under

Local organizations have partnered together to host a community celebration starting at 7 p.m. Friday, August 8 at Dwight Lydell Park. The free celebration includes music, ice cream, a photo booth, school supply giveaways, community resource tables...

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