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31 houses on display at Fall Parade of Homes

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - It's officially autumn which mean's it's time for the Fall Parade of Homes.

This is the first year the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids and Holland are teaming up for the show. Visitors can tour 31 homes in 17 communities, including 27 new homes and two conceptual homes.

Jerry Nelson of J&J Concepts in Hudsonville says business good in the West Michigan.

"The homes that we're seeing people building right now range anywhere from $200,000 to about $600,000-- it is a real hot market right now. If you look right now, there are people actually starting to put subdivisions back in. And having lots for sale. And homes are going up in multiples on streets."

Developers say wifi and energy efficiency are at the top of the list for home buyers.

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Former volleyball trainer sentenced for CSC

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - A former volleyball trainer from Grandville, who sexually assaulted six teenage girls, is going to prison. Thursday, a Kent County judge sentenced Florencio Castillo, 42, to two to 15 years in prison.

Castillo previous pleaded guilty to third degree and fourth degree criminal sexual conduct in return for a lighter sentence.

Detectives say Castillo inappropriately touched girls while working at Impact Dynamic Training on 28th Street. The investigation began in May, after two 15-year-old victims came forward.

As part of his punishment, Castillo must register as a sex offender.

RoboDawgs To Visit Grandville Mall

RoboDawgs To Visit Grandville Mall

The Grandville High School RoboDawgs will be at the Rivertown Crossings mall on Saturday, October 13 from noon to 9 p.m. and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 14.

The group will be promoting the impact of robotics on the educational and career paths of students and will be set up in the space outside the entrance to Celebration Cinema.

If you're out shopping, be sure to stop by and see the RoboDawgs in action!

October Hot Titles at KDL

October Hot Titles at KDL

If you want it, we’ve got it! At KDL, we are committed to providing the popular materials you want to read, listen to or view. Look what’s new this month:

The Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell
The Racketeer by John Grisham
Mad River by John Sandford
Moonrise Kingdom (DVD)
Madagascar 3 – Europe’s Most Wanted (DVD)

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Grand Raggidy Roller Girls double header Oct 27

Grand Raggidy Roller Girls double header Oct 27

Visit http://grandraggidyrollergirls.com for additional information.

Q&A with Andy Steerbergen, Brewer at White Flame Brewing Company

Q&A with Andy Steerbergen, Brewer at White Flame Brewing Company

Written by Ben Darcie

White Flame opened early this year. What's the biggest risk you've taken as a brewer there?
Making brewing my career; getting out there and doing it.

You've been open long enough to experience the different beer seasons. Which one is your favorite?
Fall. It just puts me in the mood (for beer). I love a good Michigan fall.

What is your favorite of the four beer ingredients to work with?
Hops, hands down. I love the aroma, and I love the flavor.

What do you do on your days off?
I love to take my kids to the park. I really love shooting guns, going to shows.

Do you listen to music while you brew?
Yeah, definitely I do; it's a must. Right now, I'm all about The Black Keys.

What's your favorite meal after a long day...

KDL - We’re Going Greener: What You Need To Know

As of November 1, KDL will no longer mail courtesy overdue and fine notices via the U.S. Postal Service.

Customers who currently receive notices by mail will be automatically switched to our telephone notification system.  If you aren’t sure we have your correct phone number, please call us at 616-784-2007, or visit any KDL branch.

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