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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: How to bridge the summer learning loss gap

My Town: How to bridge the summer learning loss gap

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (National Heritage Academies)—Every child will lose a portion of the academic growth they experienced this school year during the summer break; It’s called summer learning loss. The problem is becoming so apparent the National Summer Learning Association has designated Friday, June 20, Summer Learning Day.

“It is so easy for students to slip into a summertime routine that doesn’t involve reading, writing, or using their math skills,” said Ridge Park Charter Academy Principal Emory Wyckoff. “We are challenging our students to set aside time each day to devote to a book or write about a summer experience they have enjoyed. Summer should be fun and educational.”

Wyckoff has some tips to help parents curb the summer slide:

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.

My Town: Faster Pastor Challenge June 5

My Town: Faster Pastor Challenge June 5

MARNE, Mich.-- As part of Faith Night, the public is invited to see 40 pastor and ministry leaders from West Michigan congregations, strapped into modified 4-cylinder race cars.

They will be competing at the Berlin Raceway track on Thursday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. Berlin will provide the cars, helmets, race suits and anything needed to race.  

Find out which pastor/minister comes out ahead while enjoying worship music, speakers and even the chance for churches to win great gifts.

Tickets are $12. Every ticket purchased is submitted into the raffle for three prizes, like a trip to Israel for two in November,  a $1000 gift card to Family Christian Stores or a 12 passenger van.

The Berlin Raceway is located at 2060 Berlin Fair Drive, Marne, Mi 49435.  For more information, call (616) 677-5000 or visit www.berlinraceway.com.

My Town Coopersville: Class of 2014 prepares for a new chapter

My Town Coopersville: Class of 2014 prepares for a new chapter

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—A new chapter has begun for Coopersville High School’s graduating class of 2014.

On Wednesday, May 28, 178 seniors accepted their diplomas. Approximately 2,500 people attended the ceremony, which lasted about 90 minutes.

Principal Pete Bush says 83 percent of the graduating class will be continuing on to higher education.  Bush says one-third of the graduates will attend community college; the remaining students will be spread across vocational schools as well as 30 four-year universities, including Grand Valley State University, Ferris State University, Central Michigan University, Baker College, Davenport University and Michigan Tech. 

My Town Coopersville: Berlin Raceway celebrates 80's Night May 31

My Town Coopersville: Berlin Raceway celebrates 80's Night May 31

MARNE, Mich.-- If you loved the 80’s, this race at Berlin Raceway is for you!

From 4 p.m. to  6 p.m. and after the race,  80's DJ Keller will be cranking out the tunes. The next race includes the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS Late Models, The Enterprise Iron & Metal Sportsman, along with The Model Coverall Modified and the Kalamazoo Vapor 4-Cyl Divisions.

The gates will open at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31 for the race. Teams and spectators are invited at 3:30 p.m. Pre-Race activities start at 6 p.m. and the first race takes off at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15. Get your tickets today at www.berlinraceway.com.

My Town Coopersville: Troop Train rides free for veterans May 26

My Town Coopersville: Troop Train rides free for veterans May 26

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—The Coopersville & Marne Railway Company is  honoring  this Memorial Day weekend with a deal for veterans.

The Troop Train will pull in on May 26 and veterans ride free. General admission is $9.50 and children under 2 years are free.

Veterans are encouraged to wear their uniform while taking in this  re-enactment of the famous Troop Trains of  World War II. 

Train rides will take place at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  At the end of the trip, passengers will be met with patriotic music by the Hometown Brass Band.   Visitors are encouraged to come early for the Memorial Day parade, which starts at 9:30 a.m.  For additional information, visit the Coopersville & Marne Railway page here.