Author Archives: Don Rogers

WMC girls will generate power through the post

The Western Michigan Christian girls basketball team will be replacing some key pieces from last year’s regional semifinal run in forward Cassie Kingma and Katelyn Wright. The Warriors went 13-10 overall and 5-5 in the Lakes Eight Conference last season, winning a district championship in the process. Now, WMC will have to rely on some of its returning contributors to carry the load in 2017-18. Senior forward Aubrey Goorman will be the headliner for the Warriors this season. As a junior, Goorman averaged 18.5 points and nine rebounds per game on her way to earning All-State honors from the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan, as well as Honorable Mention All-State honors from the Associated Press. The current Trinity Christian College commit was also named to the Lakes Eight All-Conference team. Joining her will be junior forward Anna Sytsema, who averaged seven points and five rebounds per game last season. “Aubrey and Anna were playing unstoppable at the end of the season last year,” said head coach Jeremy Goorman. “That tandem helped us go on a postseason run and beat Kent City in the district finals. “Aubrey showed what she was made of when she broke her nose in the first ...

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Light Night 2017 Full Flip Book

The full version of the Grand Haven Main Street – Light Night 2017 section in FlipBook format. Read, shop, and enjoy online or download the section to read as a PDF!

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Grand Haven Main Street Light Night 2017

Washington Avenue from harbor to beacon and Seventh Street (Centertown) Free to attend for all ages! In late November of each year, Grand Haven’s Main Street is all abuzz with holiday cheer as Washington Avenue and Seventh Street is brightened by an eye-catching display of seasonal lights during the all-illuminating Light Night event. As visitors marvel at the twinkling displays, Grand Haven’s own WGHN plays Christmas songs in the street and FREE hot cocoa and Main Street shopping bags will be given to the first 500 shoppers. Indoors, participating merchants host open houses with special promotions and their own treats and specials from mulled cider to facepainting, popcorn and chocolates. The complementary Harbor Shuttle will transport patrons from downtown to Centertown and back throughout the evening, where you can find gifts for everyone on your list. While there, you can even purchase evergreen wreaths from a Grand Haven Boy’s Scout troop. When Light Night comes around, the joy of the season is all around!

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Women In Business 2017

The full version of the Women In Business 2017 special section in FlipBook format. Read and enjoy online or download the section to read as a PDF!

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Women moving forward

By Becky Vargo Joyce Workman says she’s always loved the color green. She can’t remember ever loving another color. “It’s my color,” she explains. “I’m nearly always wearing it, collecting it.” Workman also loves antiques — knowing that each piece has its own story, that it was loved by someone and once treasured. Combining those two loves almost three years ago gave birth to Vintage Green, an affordable antiques store at 7 N. Seventh St. in Grand Haven. The former director of Advancement for Christian Schools said opening the store crossed an item off her bucket list.

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Barks & beer

Michelle Brolick reflects on 20 years as owner of Old Boys’ Brewhouse By Marie Havenga SPRING LAKE — Seems Michelle Brolick was destined to own a restaurant. She worked in one her entire working life, she majored in hospitality in college and she wanted to find a unique niche. So she built her own restaurant/brewery on a waterfront parcel in the Village of Spring Lake, years before breweries were bountiful. Old Boys’ Brewhouse, 971 W. Savidge Street, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

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Breast Cancer Awareness 2017

The full version of the Breast Cancer Awareness 2017 special section in FlipBook format. Read and enjoy online or download the section to read as a PDF!

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Fall Home 2017

The full version of the Fall Home 2017 special section in FlipBook format. Read and enjoy online or download the section to read! Click the Thumbnail above to open the FlipBook and read the full section. WHAT’S INSIDE

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Furnace maintenance 101: Check your filter

BY Matt DeYoung mdeyoung@grandhaventribune.com Cooler weather is just around the corner, and that means many families across West Michigan will be flipping the switch on their thermostat from “Cool” to “Heat.” Phil Zwier, service manager at Carmichael Heating and Air Conditioning, has some simple advice for those about to turn up the heat: Check your filter. “Of course, the No. 1 thing is always to check or change your filter,” Zwier said. “It’s always recommended that you should look at it once a month. If there’s a lot of dust or dirt build-up on your filter, you should change it. “For what they cost, that’s the No. 1 thing a homeowner can do to maintain their equipment.” Zwier explained that your heating system sucks cold air into your furnace, where it’s heated up before being blown into your home. “When you restrict that filter, you’re increasing the internal temperature of your furnace,” he said. “There is a safety on that, but you can wear out your safety, it costs more money, and you’re going to end up with a repair replacing a limit switch because you didn’t change your filter. “It also makes your system work a lot harder, which ...

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Football Preview 2017

The full version of the Football Preview 2017 special section in FlipBook format. Read and enjoy online or download the section to read as a PDF! Click the Thumbnail above to open the FlipBook and read the full section.

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