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My Town Grandville: Acton Family Chiropractic ribbon cutting May 8

My Town Grandville: Acton Family Chiropractic ribbon cutting May 8

GRANDVILLE, Mich.-- The community has the opportunity to welcome Dr. Courtney Acton of Acton Family Chiropractic during this ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 8.

Acton Family Chiropractic is located at 3584 Fairlanes Avenue SW in Grandville. Lunch will be provided from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Dr. Acton was born and raised in Michigan and is looking forward to building her practice in Grandville. In March, she challenged a graphic design class from Grandville High School to create a new logo for her business. She said what the students came up with was so amazing, it was difficult to pick just one.  

Dr. Acton is a chiropractor who is committed to providing patients of all ages with all-natural, safe health care.

My Town: Culver's to donate a portion of sales to Honor Flight

My Town: Culver's to donate a portion of sales to Honor Flight

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—A group of local restaurants are joining the effort to ensure veterans get a chance to see their war memorials in our nation’s capitol.

Seven area Culver’s restaurants will host fundraisers Tuesday, May 20 for the Honor Flight Network, a nonprofit group that transports veterans to the national monuments.  Ten percent of sales on May 20 will go toward the effort.

“We’re happy for the opportunity to support the Honor Flight network and we hope our guests will too,” says Craig Culver, co-founder of the restaurant chain. “Men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom are true heroes,” added Culver.

Participating restaurants are:

My Town: Outdoor Farmer's Market to feature more than 50 vendors

My Town: Outdoor Farmer's Market to feature more than 50 vendors

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— The Outdoor Farmer’s Market in downtown Grand Rapids will open for its second season this weekend.

Grand Rapids Downtown Market says the new season of outdoor shopping will start Saturday May 3.  The outdoor market will be open every Saturday in May, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The market will host its inaugural “Chefs at The Market” demonstration at 10 a.m.  A chef will showcase simple recipes you can follow using food available at the market.  This weekend’s demonstration will feature rhubarb.

Inside the market, visitors can take part in a free yoga session and enjoy live jazz music by Hugh DeWitt.  At noon, shoppers can also enjoy microgreens grown in the market’s greenhouse as part of a $5 tasting bar.

This year’s outdoor market will feature food and products from more than 50 vendors, including:

My Town Hudsonville: Volunteers needed to create butterfly haven

My Town Hudsonville: Volunteers needed to create butterfly haven

HUDSONVILLE, Mich.—Greenthumbs are needed to help create a new haven for butterflies in Hudsonville.

Gary Byker Memorial Library was recently awarded a grant by the Wildflower Association of Michigan to plant a butterfly garden in the lot in front of the library entrance.  The library is looking for volunteers to help plant the space with butterfly-friendly greenery on May 17 at 10 a.m. Those interested in helping should contact Ellie at 669-1255 ext. 4 for more information.

The Gary Byker Memorial Library is located at 3338 Van Buren Street in Hudsonville.

My Town: Rock & roll nutrition show tours West Michigan

My Town: Rock & roll nutrition show tours West Michigan

HOLLAND, Mich.—A rock and roll nutrition show has arrived in West Michigan.

“Jump with Jill” kicked off a series of performances at five area schools Monday, with a live show at Thomas Jefferson School in Holland.  It’s one of five schools that won a statewide contest, thanks to the generosity of Michigan’s dairy farmers and milk processors and the United Dairy Industry of Michigan as part of their Fuel Up to Play 60 program. 

“Dairy is one of easiest and richest ways that kids can get the calcium they need for strong bones,” says Amy Viselli with the United Dairy Industry of Michigan. “Jump with Jill has serious fun with a serious message. They even dress up a milk jug as a rapper named Calcium.”

My Town Grandville: Free community recycling event April 25

My Town Grandville: Free community recycling event April 25

GRANDVILLE, Mich.— In honor of Earth Week, Macatawa Bank is teaming up with local businesses for one final free community recycling event this Friday, April 25.

Recycling Days runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Macatawa Bank at 3191 44th Street SW in Grandville.  Rapid Shred and Comprenew will be on hand to help visitors securely destroy documents and electronics. Macatawa Bank’s Mac Snack Wagon will be serving snacks and handing out water from Grand Rapids-based Boxed Water is Better.  The first 25 visitors will receive a recycle tote.

My Town Hudsonville: Beer City Spring Fest debuts May 3

My Town Hudsonville: Beer City Spring Fest debuts May 3

HUDSONVILLE, Mich.—Holland is getting ready to host a new event celebrating Michigan’s growing craft beer industry.

The inaugural Beer City Spring Fest will take over the Hudsonville Fairgrounds Saturday, May 3.  More than 30 microbreweries, cider mills and distilleries will be showcasing their brews.  The event kicks off Beer Week in the Greater Grand Rapids area, which is the first week of May.

The American Legion Neal E. Fonger Post 179 is organizing the event, which will also include live music and food.  The proceeds will benefit local veterans and Autism Support of Kent County.

“Tickets went on sale Thursday, and we were amazed by the response,” said Joe Boyer of Fluid Art. “We nearly sold out of VIP tickets in the first two hours. [It’s] hard to believe this was a dry town just a few years ago.”