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My Town Coopersville: Quilts start coming in July 8

My Town Coopersville: Quilts start coming in July 8

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.-- MaryLou Pals is shown here with a memorial quilt made to honor her husband, Corky, who came up with the idea to start Jam Night at the Coopersville Farm Museum in 2004.

Corky was very patriotic and would have loved to have been part of the Red, White and Blue Jam Night on July 1, 2014.  His wife, MaryLou, stands next to a quilt that she started making shortly after his passing, before macular degeneration started affecting her.  Coopersville Farm Museum's Administrative Assistant, Kaitlyn Landon, finished the quilt so that MaryLou could have it for the patriotic Jam Night and so she could put it in the upcoming exhibit at the museum.  

My Town: Coopersville Connections

My Town: Coopersville Connections

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.-- Phyllis Beroza lives at The Depot apartments and celebrated her 91st birthday at the Coopersville Farm Museum on July 1st with her son, Steve, his wife, Annie, and longtime friend, Fran Wiegerink. 

It happened to be Jam Night, which she has been attending for many years.  A lot of residents from The Depot attend Jam Night twice a month, and have for more than ten years now.  It’s one of the largest, regularly scheduled social events in Coopersville, on the first and third Tuesday of the month.  

My Town: Berlin Raceway honors seniors and service members with free admission

My Town: Berlin Raceway honors seniors and service members with free admission

MARNE, Mich.—Berlin Raceway and Entertainment Complex will celebrate the July 4 holiday weekend by treating seniors, military members and veterans to a free race night, capped off with fireworks.

Lee Anderson Memorial Night on Saturday, July 5 will feature Budweiser Outlaw late models, Engine Pro super stocks, Enterprise Iron and Metal Sportsman as well as fireworks presented by Van Andel Propane. 

General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.  The show starts at 6 p.m. with the first flag dropping at 6:30 p.m.  For a link to tickets, visit the Berlin Raceway website here.

My Town: Coopersville home to Michigan Agriculture Exporter of the Year

My Town: Coopersville home to Michigan Agriculture Exporter of the Year

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—Coopersville is home to Michigan’s Agriculture Exporter of the Year.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will visit Continental Dairy’s West Randall Street facility Wednesday morning to honor the company.

‘“Continental Dairy's focus on quality and innovation has leveraged their expansion into new markets and significant export sales growth,” said Jamie Clover Adams, MDARD director. “We applaud Continental Dairy for their industry leadership and the key role they are playing to grow and diversify our state’s economy.”

Michigan is second in the nation for agricultural diversity and exports.  In 2012, state exports generated $3.25 billion and were responsible for more than 20,000 state jobs.

My Town Coopersville: Paulina's Mexican Restaurant celebrates grand opening

My Town Coopersville: Paulina's Mexican Restaurant celebrates grand opening

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—The newest member of the Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its grand opening Saturday, June 21.

Paulina’s Mexican Restaurant is located at 4 East Randall Street.  The family-owned restaurant served up fresh, authentic Mexican food to its first patrons on May 3.  

The restaurant is owned by Pauline Linscott and her twin sister Paulette, who cook up their mother’s recipes.  You can find the full menu on the business’ website here.  Paulina’s Mexican Restaurant is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony begins at 3 p.m. Saturday.

My Town Coopersville: eReading challenge could add up to bigger library collection

My Town Coopersville: eReading challenge could add up to bigger library collection

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—The more electronic books you read, the bigger the collection may get at the Coopersville Area District Library.

The library is taking part in the OverDrive Challenge.  For each patron who checks out an ebook using the OverDrive app, the library is one step closer to winning $1,500 to $2,500 to purchase more eBooks and audiobooks.  As of June 14, the library was just 240 checkouts away from earning funding.

The contest runs through June. To download the OverDrive app, visit http://omc.overdrive.com/

My Town: Inside Coopersville's newest family-owned restaurant

My Town: Inside Coopersville's newest family-owned restaurant

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—The newest member of the Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its grand opening later this month.

Paulina’s Mexican Restaurant is located at 4 East Randall Street.  The family-owned restaurant served up fresh, authentic Mexican food to its first patrons on May 3. 

The restaurant is owned by Pauline Linscott and her twin sister Paulette, who cook up their mother’s recipes.  You can find the full menu on the business’ website here.  Paulina’s Mexican Restaurant is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Linscott invites all community members to celebrate the new business during a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, June 21 at 3 p.m.