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Holland man’s attempt to swim across Lake Michigan called off

Holland man’s attempt to swim across Lake Michigan called off

You probably heard about it earlier this year. A man from Holland was going to attempt to swim across Lake Michigan, from Wisconsin to Michigan. Well, that is no longer happening. According to a report from 13 On Your Side, Bryan Huffman, 50, was in the water for about 13 hours, swimming about 12 of…MORE

Grand Rapids Nonprofit Getting Ready for Annual Back-to-School Shoe Give-away

Grand Rapids Nonprofit Getting Ready for Annual Back-to-School Shoe Give-away

Grand Rapids’ nonprofit, In The Image, is preparing to help get West Michigan kids ready for the new school year with their 27th annual Shoes Help Our Elementary Students (S.H.O.E.S.) giveaway. This year the nonprofit organization is hoping to help 4,000 Kent County Elementary students with their annual giveaway happening August 9th at their free…MORE

Buddy’s Pizza giving away free pizza for the year

Free pizza for a year? Sign us up. FOX 17 is reporting that Buddy’s Pizza on 28th street in Grand Rapids is giving customers a chance to win free pies for a year. The reports mentions that it’s their 77th anniversary, and they’ll be giving away this prize to the first 77 people in line…MORE

Buddy’s Pizza giving away free pizza for the year

Free pizza for a year? Sign us up. FOX 17 is reporting that Buddy’s Pizza on 28th street in Grand Rapids is giving customers a chance to win free pies for a year. The reports mentions that it’s their 77th anniversary, and they’ll be giving away this prize to the first 77 people in line…MORE

Michigan’s Adventure opening this weekend

It’s finally back! 13 On Your Side reports that Michigan’s Adventure is reopening for the holiday weekend. The water park will open June 10. According to the park’s Facebook page, they are letting U.S. military in for free this weekend in honor of Memorial Day. READ FULL STORY: https://www.wzzm13.com/article/news/community/michigans-adventure-opens-memorial-day-weekend/69-74a70d19-2e7d-4ea3-8b5c-73f72c388f21MORE

Memorial Day events happening near you

Monday, May 29 is Memorial Day where we remember those who lost their lives serving in the United States military. If you’re looking for something to do for the holiday, WOOD TV8 has put together a list of events taking place around the area. The list includes the United Veterans Council of Kent County hosting…MORE

Grand Rapids among Top 20 best places to live in U.S.

U.S. News & World Report gave high praise to the city of Grand Rapids. According to 13 On Your Side, the publication’s yearly report on best places to live in the United States has named Grand Rapids once again. This year, the city comes in at No. 20 on the list they’ve created this year.…MORE

City of Grand Rapids looking for new lifeguards, offering free certification courses

The city of Grand Rapids is looking to hire 75 new lifeguards this year. 13 On Your Side is reporting the city’s Parks and Recreation department will even cover costs for potential candidates to get all proper certifications. New lifeguards will be working at Briggs, Martin Luther King, and Richmond Park. FULL STORY: https://bit.ly/3I3hVATMORE

Three killed, five injured following campus shooting at Michigan State University

13 On Your Side is reporting that there was an active shooter on the campus of Michigan State University last night. As of now, three are confirmed dead and five are hospitalized from the incident. The suspect was found dead outside of campus from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. FULL STORY: https://bit.ly/3Impq7vMORE

West Michigan business sending aid to Turkey, Syria following tragic earthquake

SpartanNash is helping Syria and Turkey with their earthquake recovery efforts. According to WOOD TV, the local business located in Byron Center is donating two truckloads worth of bottled water and baby diapers. FULL STORY: https://bit.ly/3JW0pRH Currently, the death toll from the earthquake has passed 20,000 people. If you’d like to donate to the cause,…MORE