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WinterWest participants busy assembling their cardboard sled contraptions.

WinterWest participants busy assembling their cardboard sled contraptions. /Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

<a href="">Picturesque</a>, brought to you by West Michigan winters.

Picturesque, brought to you by West Michigan winters.

That was a hard title to type, especially in light of a blizzard on the horizon, descending upon us at dusk today.

"Snowpocalypse" and "snowmageddon" have been bandied around, so this reminder of what we love about West Michigan winters couldn't be more timely. According to Picturesque:

  • Being indoors

  • Good eats

  • The details

  • So much fun to be had



  • Winter can be nature's beautician

  • Jump in! The water's nice!

  • The promise of warmer seasons

This edition of Picturesque has ended, but head over to the gallery to see even more images in this community photo album. And on the flip/west side, the WinterWest festivities at Richmond Park (1101 Richmond Park) run through mid-February. Hot toddies, hot chocolate, cardboard sled competitions... Are you planning anything fun to get through the blizzard?

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Pretty sure that the FoGRP are not promoting public alcohol use on municipal property.

Maybe they're virgin? It's listed on both their Rapidian article and the Facebook fan page.

It's "Hot Toddies" (but not at the park). Register for the adult 3v3 Hockey Tournament next weekend and then head to your favorite Westside watering hole!  First weekend is "Hot Chocolate" focusing on events for kids.  Second weekend is "Hot Coffee" focusing on events for young adults. FInal weekend is "Hot Toddie" focusing on events for adults.