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Eight decades after the closure of Holland's lakeside amusement park

HOLLAND — The name “Jenison Electric Park” probably doesn’t evoke pictures of lakefront roller coasters, carousels, and bowling alleys. But on a lush parcel of land along the south side of Lake Macatawa, just a half-mile from Lake Michigan, that’s exactly what it was. Aptly named for its place along...
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Food Network spotlighting Eastown Cereal Cafe

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — If you’re into having options, you might want to check out Eastown Cereal Cafe, a Grand Rapids restaurant attracting national attention. “Right now, you see over 100 boxes of cereal up here,” says 18-year-old Taylor Kyle, the owner of the cereal bar. “Downstairs we have way more.”
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Hudsonville Nature Center Is An Outdoor Gem Hiding Right Off The Highway In Michigan

Are you ready to spend quality time among the great outdoors without venturing too far into the wilderness? Michigan is home to nature centers and parks galore, but few are conveniently located off a major highway. When you’re looking for a great excursion that offers fresh air and fun for everyone, make your way to […] The post Hudsonville Nature Center Is An Outdoor Gem Hiding Right Off The Highway In Michigan appeared first on Only In Your State.
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Local Eats: Midnite Patisserie in Grand Rapids grows ‘secret neighborhood bakery’ through word of mouth

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A “secret neighborhood bakery” in Grand Rapids continues to see success with its inventive pastries and unique pickup model. Anna Varchola started Midnite Patisserie late last year when she began serving pastries out her living room window on Saturdays. A baker with seven years of experience, Varchola thought she would only be selling treats to her neighbors.
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West Michigan's famous Rosie's Diner is ready for its next life

ROCKFORD — Just off 14 Mile Road stand three diner cars — abandoned, at first glance, with rusted metal, faded signs and boarded-up windows. Out-of-towners driving by might think nothing of it. But right in the center, still standing tall, is Rosie’s Diner. Rosie’s, first established in the 1940s in...
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Women-owned tattoo parlor aims for safe, inclusive environment

Three women tattoo artists are branching out from the exclusionary nature of tattoo parlors to create a more welcoming environment for people wanting to decorate their bodies with meaningful work. Balm Tattooing opened earlier this month at a 1,100-square-foot former barbershop at 1054 W. Fulton St. Grand Rapids. Co-owners Sarah...
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Local rescue seeing spike in returned pets

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WOOD) — A lot of people adopted pets during the pandemic. Now that they’re returning to work, a local pet rescue says they’re seeing a lot of families returning the pets. The staff at Unleashed Love find homes for around 200 dogs on a yearly basis. In...
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71-year-old launches bakery business

In her retirement, Charlotte Touchette is finding a way to give back to the community while doing something she loves: baking. The 71-year-old West Michigander started her business, Charlotte Touchette’s Gourmet Coffee Cakes, in December. The bakery offers cinnamon vanilla-, amaretto- and cherry cheesecake-flavored coffee cakes based on Touchette’s mother’s recipe. They are available for purchase at local stores, including Horrocks Market, Ada Fresh Market, Forest Hills Foods, Bridge Street Market and the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.
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Get Mitten Brewing pizza, Amore pasta at new Rockford-area restaurant

CANNON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The Mitten Brewing Company is teaming up with Amore Trattoria Italiana to launch a new restaurant concept near Rockford. Mitten Pizza Co. Rockford will be located at 6051 Belding Road NE, west of Egypt Valley Avenue. The space previously housed a Sheldon Cleaners. Mitten co-owner Max Trierweiler told News 8 that demolition is already underway.
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Broadway Bar to thank those who helped saved them

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A West Side staple is going to host a customer appreciation day Saturday to thank those who helped them survive during the COVID-19 pandemic. “When we had that benefit going people donated that we never even heard of. I went to bed crying because I couldn’t believe it, it kept our doors open,” said owner Cynthia Berrington.