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Caught Being Safe program launches statewide

Michigan State Police, local law enforcement and Michigan’s Field Neurosciences Institute have teamed up with McDonald’s of Michigan to once again launch “Caught Being Safe,” a statewide bicycle/scooter helmet safety program. Kids wearing helmets and “caught being safe” by participating law enforcement officials will treated to a free ice cream cone or Apple Dippers at McDonald’s. 

According to the Field Neurosciences Institute (of Michigan): “Caught Being Safe! has shown a significant increase in both helmet utilization and public awareness regarding the critical importance of wearing a bicycle helmet. This program has impacted not only children but adults as well.” 

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: 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: Restaurant donating May 21 food sales to family of crash victim

My Town: Restaurant donating May 21 food sales to family of crash victim

GRANDVILLE, Mich.— A Grandville restaurant will donate a portion of its sales Wednesday night to help the family of a Grandville teenager killed in a crash.

Roman Aguilar-Emmons, 18, was killed May 3 when the SUV he was a passenger in ran a stop sign and collided with a pickup truck on 8 Mile Road and Northland Drive.  His cousin, 22-year-old Michael Jonathan Aguilar, was also killed in the crash.

Roman was a senior at Grandville High School, a school that’s already mourning the deaths of  hockey captain Ryan Fischer and Alyssa Arends, 15.   He planned to join the police academy after graduation.

Michael was a graduate of Coopersville High School.  Both men leave behind their parents, and numerous siblings, nephews and nieces.

My Town Coopersville: Buffalo Wild Wings sales to benefit Coopersville softball team

My Town Coopersville: Buffalo Wild Wings sales to benefit Coopersville softball team

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—It’s Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers, and what better way to celebrate than by dining in front of the big screen while helping other sluggers.

Throughout Monday, March 31, the Buffalo Wild Wings on Alpine Avenue is donating 20% of food and drink sales to the Coopersville High School softball team. Patrons must print out the above flyer and show it when ordering their meal for their bill to count toward the total donation.   The deal is only good at the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant located at 3050 Alpine Ave. in Walker.

My Town: Sams Joint restaurants closing; memorabilia auctions planned

My Town: Sams Joint restaurants closing; memorabilia auctions planned

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—The owner of Sams Joint restaurant is closing his remaining restaurants.

Sam Bravata plans to auction off all of the vintage and collectable items that decorate the four restaurants online, beginning Tuesday, March 25.  The first auction on Orbitbid.com will feature more than 600 items from the Sam’s Joint in Coopersville.  Subsequent online auctions will include memorabilia from the Middleville, Plainwell and Norton Shores restaurants.

Bravata opened the first of his nine Sam’s Joint restaurants in Caledonia in 1977.  The collectibles he used to decorate each restaurant came from all around the state of Michigan.

My Town Coopersville: Southside Bar & Grill hosts first patron wedding

My Town Coopersville: Southside Bar & Grill hosts first patron wedding

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.— A Coopersville couple who shared their first kiss at Southside Bar & Grill have now shared their vows at the very same restaurant.

Nicole Barrett and Rick Laug tied the knot at Southside Bar & Grill Thursday, March 6.  Barrett and Laug shared their first kiss on the restaurant’s porch a few years back. When the couple began talking about going to the Justice of the Peace during a recent visit to the restaurant, co-owner Scott Merveen suggested they hold the ceremony at Southside Bar & Grill. Southside Bar & Grill Co-owner Bob Sikkema says Merveen even became an ordained minister so he could officiate the wedding, which Sikkema recorded on his phone.

Sikkema says the restaurant was open to all patrons during the informal afternoon ceremony.  He says the couple left for their bowling league right after.