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Civil War Artist & Exhibit in Grand Haven


Cubism to Realism - Paintings by Tim Kurtz

Fire Barn Gallery

18 North 5th Street

Grand Haven, MI

Opening Thursday, January 19th - February 4th, 2012



UPDATE: Horse show to honor Privacky children

UPDATE (6:00 P.M.)-- A 4H group is honoring two teenagers, killed in an accident last month.

Bruce Privacky, 16, and his sister Toni, 13, died December 14 when their car hit the back of a school bus. Toni was a member of the 2b Determined 4H club in Nunica. Saturday, the group held a horse show in her and Bruce's memory.

"[Toni] was a student of mine, a friend of mine, and she was a family member to the farm out here," reflected club co-leader Gabrielle Deters-Snider.

The Privacky's parents also turned out for the benefit. Nancy Privacky is a leader of the 4H club.

Proceeds from Saturday's show will pay for a trophy and scholarship in Bruce and Toni's names.

NUNICA, Mich. (WZZM) - The 2B Determined 4H club is hosting a benefit memorial horse show Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

Auto shop gutted by fire

ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM)-An Allendale Township auto shop is likely a total loss after a fire Saturday morning.

Around 10 a.m., firefighters were called to Beck Auto and Truck Body, located at 9556 Lake Michigan Drive. The smoke could be seen for miles.

The first firefighters that arrived found flames shooting through the roof of the shop. Several fire departments battled the flames, which gutted the business.

No one was injured. The cause of the fire remains unclear.

Benefit for The Privacky Family

Coopersville MI -Breakfast Benefit and Live Auction – On Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to noon, the Coopersville VFW located on 511 N. 68th Ave. in Coopersville, will be having a Breakfast Benefit with proceeds going to the Privacky family. 

The Privacky family lost both of their children to a car accident in December.

This yummy breakfast consists of: Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links, coffee and juice will be served.  Cost is by donation only.  Live Auction begins at 1:00 p.m.

Announcing two exhibits through March 31 at the Coopersville Farm Museum

Announcing two exhibits through March 31 at the Coopersville Farm Museum

Two new exhibits have opened at the Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center; oil paintings by Therese Berrington fill the ‘Art of Rural Life Gallery’ in an exhibit entitled ’Circles’ and the annual display of ‘Dolls of Our Lives’ has returned with rag dolls, paper dolls, baby dolls, modern dolls, antique miniature dolls, International dolls, and china head dolls which have just arrived from New England.  The Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and for groups of eight or more with reservations. Visit www.coopersvillefarmmuseum.org or call (616) 997-8555. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.

Annual Meeting of the Coopersville Area Arts Council

Annual Meeting of the Coopersville Area Arts Council

The Annual Meeting of the Coopersville Area Arts Council has been set for Monday night, March 12, from 6pm – 8pm at 327 Pizza & Pub, 327 Main Street, Coopersville, Michigan.   A silent auction, elections, and membership drive will take place during this event.   Menu items, Pizza Buffet, and beverages are available for purchase.  There is no admission fee.   All are welcome to attend.

If you are interested in joining the Coopersville Area Arts Council, plan to attend the annual meeting on March 12.  Elections will take place to fill two positions on the board of directors and nominees must be an active member of the Coopersville Area Arts Council.

Chili Cook-off Contestants Wanted!

Chili Cook-off Contestants Wanted!

Register now for the 8th Annual Chili Cook-off, the official fuel of the Outhouse 500!

The day of wacky, wonderful, winter competitions will be held on February 25, 2012 in downtown Coopersville.   The Chili Cook-off  is held inside the Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center, 375 Main Street, Coopersville, Michigan.   Two people to a team.  Teams may be sponsored by groups, organizations, or businesses.  Early deadline to register is February 11, 2012. Number of spots for teams is limited, so don’t delay!

Serve samples of your homemade chili to earn votes.  A list of all ingredients must be provided.  Votes are 2/$1 or 12/$5 so it’s a very affordable event for families to attend (no admission fee).   Each team must have at least four gallons (six is preferred) of chili on hand to provide samples to hundreds of visitors between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturday, the 25th.