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Senior Citizens: Trivia Helps keep your Mind Alert

Senior Citizens: Trivia Helps keep your Mind Alert

About two years ago, I received an e-mail asking if I was interested in getting a Trivia Question on a daily basis? I was very skeptical with all that can happen with a computer when replying to the wrong person or site. Anyway, I replied with a YES and since that time, I get one or two Trivia Questions each day. In fact, not only do I get the questions, I usually receive another e-mail that gives information about subjects that are very interesting.

I look forward to learning something new each day by answering these questions without cheating. No looking it up on GOOGLE before answering. The site keeps track of my answers and my score stays up in the upper corner where I can see it.  Why not try this? trivia@triviatodayemail.com

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Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

The State Park in Grand Haven comes to life with incredible kite performances this weekend. Don’t miss the fun!

For the 28th year, the world’s best kite flyers - individuals, pairs & teams will be performing continuously on Saturday, May 21 from 10am – 5pm & Sunday, May 22 from 11am – 5pm.

Kite enthusiast and their families are invited to experience different size kites with amazing capabilities controlled by professional kite handlers. There will also be an Open Flying Field to fly your own kite.

Grand Haven State Park is located at 1001 Harbor Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan 49417.

Call: 1-866-428-2335 or visit www.mackite.com for more information.

Eco Stewardship Work Day on Saturday

Eco Stewardship Work Day on Saturday

The community has the opportunity to volunteer to spruce up Blandford Nature Center this coming Saturday.

Volunteers will be involved in working on Saturday, May 21 from 9:00am – 12:30pm on several sections of the 143-acres site through trail maintenance, habitat restoration, removal of invasive species and stream clean up. This also gives volunteers the chance to become educated with plants on their own property.

Blandford Nature Center is located at 1715 Hillburn Avenue in Grand Rapids, 49504.

This program is FREE but wear warm clothes and sturdy shoes to work off the trails.

Call: (616)735-6240 or visit www.blandfordnaturecenter.org for more information.

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

For the Valentine’s weekend, it’s a free fishing weekend for residents and out of state visitors.

All fishing license fees are waived for two days in Michigan, February 13 & 14 from 6:00am – 10:00pm. This allows fishing enthusiasts to enjoy the chance to catch all types of fish on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters during their respective open season. Just remember that all regulations still apply.

Call: (517)284-5839 or email walters@michigan.gov for more information. Visit www.michigan.gov for details.

Coopersville mother describes attack, baby's kidnapping


COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Coopersville mother is sharing her horror story of being strangled and seeing her daughter kidnapped.

Police arrested her estranged husband, Joseph Dunn, just as they were about to issue an Amber Alert. 

Investigators say Dunn broke into Shelby Dunn's home on Main Street in Coopersville around 5 a.m. on Monday. A short time later, police found him in Kent County with the 16-month-old girl unhurt.

Shelby showed WZZM 13 the cuts on her face and the scratches on her neck.  She described being attacked, beginning her story with the harrowing start.

Ride the rails while visiting Santa Claus


COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Santa Train in Coopersville is giving all the kids on the good list a chance to get their final gift requests to Santa himself.

A few of Santa's elves will escort the children to sit with Santa and a story-telling Princess will read from the book, "The Polar Express" which was written by Grand Rapids native, Chris Van Allsburg.

All children who come aboard will also get a present from Santa.

December 12th and 13th train rides are sold out, but there are seats available for December 19th and 20th.

For departure times and to purchase tickets, click here.

Ticket Prices:

Adults $17.00,

Senior $16.00,

Children (2-12) $15.00,

Under 2 FREE


Nighttime Christmas Parade marches through Coopersville


COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- It's a long-standing tradition in Ottawa County: the Nighttime Christmas Parade through historic downtown Coopersville.

This is the 35th year for the parade, making it one of the longest-running nighttime parades in the entire state.

Kids were also able to meet some reindeer!

"The kids love petting them," said Tricia Bush with the Chamber of Commerce. "They're beautiful. The two we have this year are 8 months old, and they're really beautiful reindeer."

"We're thankful for our community and the sense of belonging that it has for all of our residents," said Chamber of Commerce executive director Rose Zainea-Wieten.

The parade is run by volunteers. Planning for the parade takes months; they started getting ready back in August.