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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.

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.

Reed Kamyszek, former Kenowa Hills Track/CC Star, still Running

Reed Kamyszek, former Kenowa Hills Track/CC Star, still Running

Syracuse runner Reed Kamyszek hopes to continue athletic career at graduate school

By Sam FortierAsst. Sports Web Editor

5 days ago

Reed Kamyszek’s dad knew something big had happened. His son had never been one to get very excited.

My Town: Spaghetti helps Sled Wings skate through Midwest

MARNE, Mich. (WZZM)—The spaghetti was flowing at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marne Saturday night, as the Grand Rapids Sled Wings raised money to pay for team equipment and travel costs.

The Sled Wings consist of a junior and adult team with physical disabilities.  The teams are sponsored by Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.

This was the ninth year for the dinner benefit. The players say they’re happy to help out.

“They’re excited to be able to participate in things that fund raise for their team, so that they have equipment so that they can travel out of state to different tournaments,” explained Alicia Hass, coordinator for the Sled Wings.

“It helps our travel greatly.  We travel out of state to Columbus, Toledo, Cincinnati, Buffalo, Detroit, Fort Wayne, so it helps our travel immensely,” added team coach Steve Kozlowski Jr.

My Town: Berlin Raceway president gets back behind the wheel

MARNE, Mich.—The president and general manager of the Berlin Raceway and Entertainment Complex is returning to the race track Friday night.

Mike Bursley will get back to his racing roots and get behind the wheel during the Battle of Berlin .251.  Bursley was the 2007 Super Stocks champion of Berlin Raceway, but no longer races regularly.  He will be racing Friday in honor of his friend, Kurt Dietrich, who was diagnosed with a golf ball size brain tumor last fall.  Dietrich has had brain surgery and is doing well.  Bursley is going to donate all of his prize money Friday to brain tumor research at Spectrum Health.

“That’s what racing really is that we are one tight group, little family here. And this is just something that I want to do to help out and show that we are one big family here,” says Bursley.

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.

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.”