Stay safe during severe weather!

8 07 2014

Wyoming MI tornado

With most recent events in Kentwood and Wyoming Michigan, it stands to reason we should review how to properly respond to inclement weather while driving.  Thankfully, the American Red Cross has already gone to the effort of making simple to follow instructions.

Might go without saying that the safest possible position would not be to operate a motor vehicle during a major storm, but if you must these are very important factors to keep in mind.

Error on the side of caution, always.  It’s not worth risking your life, or perhaps somebody else.

Photo credit: Bill Smiewec, courtesy of Mlive


Local First Street Party 2014!

12 05 2014

This is one of our favorite local events of the season, every year. If you haven’t been, there’s no better time than NOW to make the necessary preparations. Here’s just a few reasons this is an event you don’t want to miss:

-outdoors (and the weather usually cooperates)
-amazing local food and drink
-incredible regional music and art showcase

If that’s not convincing enough, please direct your attention to the official lineup for this year’s party:

Local First Street Party 2014!

06.07.2014 / 3pm – midnight, in front of Bistro Bella Vita

Food vendors:

A Moveable Feast
Bandit Queen
Grand Rapids Pizza & Delivery
LINC Up Soul Food Cafe
Love’s Ice Cream
Montello Meat Market
Twisted Rooster
What the Truck

Entertainment lineup:

Grand Rapids Soul Club
Wazobia Grand Rapids
61Syx Teknique Street Dance Academy
Nathan Kalish and the Wildfire
Root Doctor
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
Rick Chyme
Mustard Plug

(embedded video previews last year’s event, please note date/time change for 2014)

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