City Council Approves Grand Haven’s First ‘Adult’ Toy Store In Nearly Half A Century

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Nooks & Crannies, the long-vacant Jackson Street property now under new ownership, will soon re-open as an adult toy store and dispensary of relationship enhancement equipment; Grand Haven’s first such establishment in more than forty years. In a special City Council session called on short-notice Thursday evening, Council Members voted to approve a permit for the town’s first sex-shop since The Pussycat’s Sandbox was closed amidst public outrage and brisk sales in 1969. The City Council has rejected many applications during the intervening years, most recently voting down a 2009 proposal for opening a shop…

Carnival Leaves Grand Haven While One Carny Stays Behind For Love

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As the early dawn caravan of carnival trucks and motorhomes left Grand Haven yesterday, one carny stayed behind to start a life here with the newfound love of his life.  Despite attempts to contain his emotions, a solitary tear rolled down the cheek of 43-year-old ride-operator Eddy Rankin as he waved goodbye to the only real family he’s known for more than twenty-five years.  “Those carnival-folk taught me almost everything I know about life”, said the visibly choked up Rankin. “At 17, I lost my virginity to a bearded-woman working for Barnum & Bailey, and…