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Alpine Township Business Association Cleaning Supply & Personal Hygiene Drive

The Alpine Township Business Association (ATBA) is conducting a cleaning supply and personal hygiene drive to assist local families in need.  ATBA kicked off the drive on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at our monthly membership meeting by asking members to bring a cleaning or personal hygiene item.  ATBA is now expanding the drive to the community by asking for our support.

When we think of giving back, our thoughts tend to focus on food, clothing and toys.  Basic needs such as bath wash, tooth paste, deodorant, shampoo, laundry detergent, floor cleaner, bleach, etc. are items that are all too often forgotten but very much needed for these families. 

If you would like to help ATBA provide cleaning and personal hygiene products to our local families, bring an item to one of the follow drop off locations prior to January 31, 2016.

 

Culver's - 4280 Alpine Ave. - open daily 10:30 am - 10:00 pm

Christmas Light Show

Christmas Light Show

For the 19th year, the public is invited to drive thru West Michigan’s largest animated light show thru January 2nd.

Bring the family to the Fifth Third Ballpark located at 4500 West River Drive in Comstock Park from 6pm to 9pm to experience over 50 animated displays with 40,000 lights, stretching out over a mile.

Man who broke infant's leg, arm gets new hearing


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Kent County man imprisoned in child abuse case that left an infant with 13 broken bones has won a new hearing that could alter a sentence that has him in prison for at least 11 years.

Andrew Pedro Valdez, 29, was convicted in the Oct. 2011 beating that left his then-girlfriend's son with a broken arm, broken leg and multiple rib fractures.

The incident occurred at York Creek Apartments in Comstock Park as Valdez was removing the boy from a car seat. Kent County investigators at the time said Valdez was upset with his girlfriend for "making him get the child ready,'' court records show.

His mother took him to the hospital after a babysitter noticed something wrong with the boy's leg. Staff at DeVos Children's Hospital notified police.

Gunman runs from gas station after trying to steal money


ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) --

UPDATE: After seeing his picture on the news, the family of the suspect was able to convince him to turn himself into the Kent County Sheriff’s Department. The suspect is a 22 year old from Grand Rapids and he was lodged at the Kent County Jail on the charge of armed robbery. 

Original story:

The Kent County Sheriff Department is looking for the gunman who tried stealing from an Alpine Twp. gas station.

Deputies were called to the Mobil gas station on Alpine near Lamoreaux Drive around 6:30 p.m. Friday. A man had showed the clerk a black, semi-automatic handgun and demanded money. The clerk didn't give him any money, though, and he ran away, investigators said.

Steel City Rovers to perform in New Era, Michigan

Steel City Rovers to perform in New Era, Michigan

Steel City Rovers are bringing their show, “Winter Tidings” to Morat’s Bakery and Pub Stage in New Era, MI on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 7:00pm.

This group from Canada, performs a mix of old world Celtic seasonal standards, secular and non-secular works and some of their new compositions tailored for the season. An energetic show of toe tapping jigs, reals and uplifting songs. A great seasonal outing.

The cost for this great show is a $5.00 cover charge; dinner prices from $10.00 - $15.00 from the dinner menu.

Any additional information can be obtained by calling Mark Fletcher at 226-227-1064 or by e-mail at sadsquirrel@sympatico.ca

Whitecaps offering virtual ballpark tours


COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) -- The West Michigan Whitecaps are now offering virtual tours of Fifth Third Ballpark.

The team is working with Fox Virtual Tours and Google to allow fans to get a digital look inside the ballpark. A Google photographer spent several days taking pictures of the ballpark's exterior and interior to create the virtual tour.

The virtual tour lets users see 360-degree panoramas of the entire ballpark, including the view from the playing field.


1st Annual Reindeer Ride on November 20

1st Annual Reindeer Ride on November 20

West Michigan’s largest, animated light show welcomes families to join in on a non-competitive, fun bike ride thru the Christmas Lite Show on West River Drive.

There is no pre-registration needed & you might want to decorate your bikes to possibly win a prize.