Tag Archive for Grand Haven

Santa Bans Elves From North Pole In Hate-Filled Twitter Tirade – Toy Delivery In Doubt

With less than two days until Christmas, Santa Claus’s public meltdown on Twitter yesterday has given parents and children around the world good reason to fear there will be no Christmas toys this year, after Santa’s explicit threat to permanently ban Elves from the North Pole. In a series of angry and expletive-laden Tweets which…

Surprise Oprah Visit Shocks Grand Haven Carnival-Goers

Oprah Winfrey made an unannounced appearance in Grand Haven today, sampling local delicacies and enjoying carnival rides with shocked but delighted residents and visitors. Helena Hopewell, a 32-year-old Rockford woman currently camping at the Grand Haven State Park, got the surprise of a lifetime when she found herself standing in line for the Tilt-A-Whirl with none…

New Exhibit at Grand Haven’s Fire Barn Gallery Draws Protests & Lawsuits

A controversial new art exhibit at Grand Haven’s Fire Barn Art Gallery has triggered protests and lawsuits from local activist-groups as well as The Grand River Times, raising doubts as to whether the gallery’s red-carpet Opening Night Gala Event will still take place at 6:00 pm on Thursday evening (July 16). Three separate lawsuits against…

Grand Haven Celebrates ‘Light Night’ Despite Protesters Demanding A ‘Dark Night’ Event

Despite a threat from protesters, residents and visitors gathered last night in downtown Grand Haven for the annual Light Night celebration sponsored by the Grand Haven Board of Light & Power and the Downtown Development Authority. The gala was interrupted only once, by a small band of protesters who managed to unplug and destroy an…

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

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…

M.I.L.F. Opposes Effort To Remove Cross From Grand Haven’s Dewey Hill

After WZZM13 aired a story Friday about a new Facebook-driven protest movement attempting to force the removal of a Cross from Grand Haven’s Dewey Hill, local civic-activist group M.I.L.F. (Morally Indignant Liberty Foundation) issued a statement this morning protesting the new protest and vowing to oppose any and all efforts to remove the Cross. “The…

Tribe Versus Tribe For Muskegon Casino

The Manistee-based Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (LRBOI) wants to build a casino near The Lakes shopping mall in Fruitport Township, and the Grand Rapids-based Grand Rivers Band of Ottawa Indians (GRBOI) wants to build a casino in downtown Muskegon. As these two tribes vie for control of a Muskegon gambling franchise, the economic…

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

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…

Launch-Party For Grand River Times Gift Shop Marred By Police Raid & Arrest of Editor

Grand River Times Editor-in-Chief Duncan J. Stuart III anticipated that he might wake up this morning with a post-celebration hangover, but he never expected to spend the night in the Ottawa County Jailhouse, or to wake up facing arraignment in front of Chief Circuit Court Justice Edward Post. After launching the new Grand River Times…

Tri-Cities YMCA Facing Backlash After Name-Change to LMAO

Less than a week after changing their name to the Ladies’ & Men’s Athletic Organization (LMAO), Directors of the former Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) are working to address the community outrage and public-relations disaster triggered by their recent name-change. In a Press Release accompanying last Thursday’s introduction of new business cards, letterhead and outdoor…

This Day In History: Lakeshore UFO-Mania of 1973

When this now-famous photograph of an unidentified flying object near Grand Haven’s Coal Tipple was first reported by The Grand Haven Tribune on July 10, 1973, it landed Grand Haven in the national media spotlight and sparked a wave of Western Michigan UFO-sightings which lasted throughout that year and well into 1974. To this day,…

Electric Cart Casualties May Lead To Traffic Lights In Retail Superstores

In a comprehensive report released this morning, The Federal Transportation & Traffic Administration (FTTA) is recommending to Federal and State lawmakers that retail superstores be required to install in-store traffic lights and stop signs for electric-carts. The FTTA Report follows a 14-month investigation into the alarming rise in electric-cart casualties and associated incidents of violence…