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Steve Vai at The Intersection Nov 7

Steve Vai

Renowned multi-platinum winning recording artist Steve Vai graced the stages of Grand Rapids own Intersection this past Thursday Nov 7th. Playing over two hours Vai entertained an almost sold out crowd to an assortment of music spanning much of his lengthy career. Vai has recorded and toured with such artists as public Image Ltd.-Alcatrazz-David Lee Roth-G3-Whitesnake as well as started ...

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Top 5 Festival Fun


By Krystle Wagner     Summer is over, but fun festivals and event continue year-round in the Tri-Cities.   From kicking off holiday seasons to getting through winter blues, here are five festivals and events you won’t want to miss:     1. Zombie Walk – Oct. 26 The Halloween festivities really kick off in Grand Haven with the ...

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Top 5 Color Hikes


By Becky Vargo   Looking for a chance to get some exercise and take in a fall color tour?   Ottawa County has an abundance of parks with miles of trails that will take you through the blazes of orange, red, yellow and purple of the season. The county parks “have a multitude of maples, sugar maples, red maples, ...

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Holiday Romance


By Marie Havenga   Northwest Ottawa County has a full date card of opportunities for romance and togetherness this holiday season. You can spend a night at a local bed and breakfast, stroll the beach bundled up or relax with a romantic novel in front of the fire at the Spring Lake District Library. Here are some ideas to ...

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Holiday Lights


By Becky Vargo     It just wouldn’t be the holidays without the twinkle of colored lights draped across homes and trees in the Tri-Cities area.   Area residents can kick off the holiday season Nov. 15 with Grand Haven Light Night in downtown Grand Haven. The event, from 5-9 p.m., will feature Christmas carolers and treats from downtown ...

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Fishing Fun


By Matt DeYoung   As the days grow shorter and the leaves begin to turn from vibrant green to muted oranges, yellows and browns, most outdoorsmen turn their attention from the water to the woods. But deer, turkey and small game aren’t the only worthwhile pursuits this time of year.   The water that was crowded all summer long ...

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Fall Colors


Make the most of road trips to enjoy fall foliage   By Alex Doty   Jaunts to view fall colors are popular excursions come autumn. The vivid color on display in forests and parks is simply too much for many motorists to resist.   There are many areas people can go in the West Michigan area, from along Lakeshore ...

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Coopersville Train

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By Alex Doty   COOPERSVILLE — For rail travel lovers, the Coopersville-Marne Railway has just the ticket for people looking for seasonal fun.   The railroad offers a themed ride aboard the historic railroad for its annual Pumpkin Train.   During the train ride, local actress Eva Swietec and her cast of wacky characters will sing and dance, treating ...

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Cider Pumpkins


By Alex Doty   Fall is almost here and with the season comes one of Michigan’s most famous fruits — apples.   In fact, reports indicate that Michigan’s apple growers are likely to see a big harvest this year after weather destroyed most of last year’s crop.   According to the Michigan Apple Committee, a crop estimate of 30 ...

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Indie Rock Music Fest


Downtown Grand Haven was filled with music Saturday night during the Indie Rock Music Festival. The event featured bands from around West Michigan and the Midwest, all performing at the end of Washington Avenue for a crowd filled with people of all ages.   By Alex Doty       All photos by Alex Doty.

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