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Osgood Brewing celebrates opening with Stanley and Calder cups

Osgood Brewing celebrates opening with Stanley and Calder cups

GRANDVILLE, Mich.—A new brewery in Grandville is celebrating its grand opening with the Stanley Cup and Calder Cup.

Osgood Brewing opened its doors to the public Thursday, September 5.  Because of the overwhelming response and the anticipated crowds of cup onlookers, the brewery has extended its hours this weekend; it will be open from 4 p.m.  to 12 a.m. Friday and 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday. 

According to the Osgood Brewing Facebook page, the Stanley Cup is expected to arrive at 4 p.m. Saturday.  The Calder Cup should arrive shortly thereafter.

Osgood Brewing is located at 4051 Chicago Dr. SW in Grandville.

'Stuff the Bus' challenge to help 3,000 students

'Stuff the Bus' challenge to help 3,000 students

The “Stuff the Bus” community challenge is back.

 Now through August 9, Hand2Hand Ministries and the Student Advancement Foundation will be collecting school supplies and personal items for children.  The donations will be distributed to about 3,000 middle school students in the Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Wyoming, Godfrey Lee, Jenison and Hudsonville school districts.

 “Soap, Socks and Supplies” is the theme for this fourth annual campaign. Donations can be dropped off Fifth Third Bank locations throughout metro Grand Rapids.  Financial donations are also being accepted.

 "Each year Fifth Third supplies the backpacks for the students, and we look forward to working together with the community to fill them," said Scott Stenstrom of Fifth Third Bank.

Georgetown Little League heads to World Series

Georgetown Little League heads to World Series

GRANDVILLE, Mich.—  Georgetown’s 50-70 Little League team is on its way to the World Series.

Tracie Lang says the District 9 All Stars won their first game against Minnesota Saturday, 5-4.  Georgetown closed out the central region championship at Milwood Park in Kalamazoo, with a second game score of  9-1.

The 2013 Intermediate 50-70 World Series will take place July 30 to August 5 in Livermore, California.  Georgetown takes on California’s Pleasanton National Little League at 6 p.m. Tuesday. You can find the standings by clicking here.

Fishing event for kids and families in Ottawa County

Fishing event for kids and families in Ottawa County

Saturday, July 27 is the day that kids and some family members can fish for free at Grand River Park, in Ottawa County.

This event is sponsored by friends of Ottawa County Parks and runs from  9 a.m. to noon. Anyone wishing to fish is asked to meet at the pond that is located in Georgetown Township, just north of the intersection of Fillmore St. and 28th Ave.

Supplies including bait and extra poles will be provided, along with experienced fishermen to help those interested in learning. Fishing licenses are required for people 17 years and older.

Refreshments will be served at this event.

Libraries offer free passes to state parks

Libraries offer free passes to state parks
 

Now’s your chance to enjoy the “MI Big Green Gym” by picking up free state park passes at your local library.

The Michigan Recreation and Parks Association is teaming up with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to offer free passes, allowing visitors to experience free recreation  programs many of the parks offer.

'Gran Fondo' in West Michigan Saturday, June 29

'Gran Fondo' in West Michigan Saturday, June 29

There will be some “Gran Fondo” in West Michigan this Saturday, June 29.

Roughly 1,500 cyclists have registered to ride in the inaugural Gran Fondo, which will benefit skin cancer research by the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Participants are coming from Canada and 15 states, including Oregon.

 Riders will choose between three courses spanning 12 miles, 40 miles and 80 miles. The 80-mile route takes cyclists through the Grand River Valley, which cuts through My Town Grand Rapids Central, My Town Walker, My Town Grandville and My Town Coopersville.  They’ll turn around near Lake Michigan at North Ottawa Beach.

Fish for free June 8 & 9

Fish for free June 8 & 9

All anglers can fish for free June 8 and 9.

As part of Free Fishing Weekend, the state is waiving all fishing license fees for residents and out-of-state visitors. Free Fishing Weekend applies to all species of fish in inland waters and Michigan’s Great Lakes.  All other fishing regulations still apply.

Michigan is home to more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, over 11,037 inland lakes and 36,350 miles of rivers and streams.  To find inland lakes in your area, click here.