City of Grand Haven Defies Protesters With Bigger Cross on Dewey Hill

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After weeks of prevaricational indecisiveness over the fate of Dewey Hill’s controversial cross, the City of Grand Haven today answered critics and opponents of the cross with bold and defiant action in support of the cross and its future atop Dewey Hill. As the sun rose over Grand Haven this morning, local residents and merchants were treated to the sight of a new, larger cross on the Hill, along with several prominent nativity statues for the Christmas Season; all transported and erected during the night by city work crews who braved sub-freezing temperatures, lake-effect snow…

BLOW HARD 2014: Pro-Am Leaf-Blowing Tournament Opens in Grand Haven

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Round One of this year’s BLOW HARD Tournament kicks off in Grand Haven tomorrow morning, with excited spectators expected to crowd all sixteen Ottawa County neighborhoods playing host to one of the Tournament’s designated Leaf-Blowing Courses. The five-day competition, now in its ninth year, features 72 teams competing for a $150,000 Grand Prize, and will conclude on Monday afternoon, with the BLOW HARD Finals taking place along a 1.5 mile course through central Grand Haven. Forty-two-year-old Grand Haven resident Barry Gillespie, who was awarded the amateur position on this year’s Black & Decker Team with a…