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St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry Passes 150 Mark in Donated Items To Community

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., MAY 14, 2015--Since 2007, an informal group of women from St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish has been knitting and crocheting hand made shawls, lap robes, afghans, hats, mittens, scarves and similar items to give veterans, infants, middle schoolers, hospitalized persons, those in nursing homes, parish members and community friends comfort.  Now in its eighth year, the group--known as the Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry--has passed a major milestone of donating 150 items to persons in the lakeshore community and as far away as Haiti.

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to Host Summer Celebration May 29

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., May 14, 2015--When St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish opens its doors to the general public for a special "Summer Celebration" on Friday, May 29, from 6 p.m. to midnight, those in attendance will be welcomed to find their place by the bandshell being brought in for a toe-tapping party in the parking lot, food, drinks, dancing and entertainment.

The event will be held on the parish grounds at 920 Fulton Street in Grand Haven.  Cost of admission is $5 per person.  Hot dogs, brat's, Jet's pizza, pop and water will be available for a minimal fee.  A full cash bar also will be available, serving keg and canned beer, wine and a variety of mixed drinks.

Live music will be provided by performers with the Scottville Clown Band from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by Soul'd Out Band, featuring lead singer and parishioner Bubba LeClair, from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

49 million people face hunger every day, including 16,000 million children. The month of May is time for the Stamp Out Hunger Drive sponsored by the Postal Service.

You have a chance to make a difference for those in need & put smiles on faces this Saturday, May9! Place non-perishable food items in a bag or box by your mailbox for the letter carriers in your area to pick up, while they drop off your mail.

These food items will be sorted & delivered to area food banks or pantries for families less fortunate.

Visit www.usps.com for more information.

Founder of Keller Ford passes away

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - A Grand Rapids auto dealer, a "great, great guy," has passed away.

Jack Keller, the founder of Keller Ford, died April 30 at the age of 88.

According to his obituary, Keller was a World War II veteran before moving to St. Clair Shores in the early 1960's as a salesperson for Roy O'Brien Ford. He moved to Grand Rapids in 1966 and bought his first dealership at the corner of Jefferson and Cherry and called it Keller Ford.

The visitation for Keller will be Saturday, May 16 at St. Robert of Newminster Catholic Parish in Ada from 10:00am - 11:00am, with the memorial service following.

Whitecaps to host Relay for Life event at May 16 game

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) -- Spring at a ballpark: it's an analogy for hope and renewal--that something will be better than it once was.

This season, the West Michigan Whitecaps are scheduled to play 70 home games at Fifth Third Ballpark, but one game day in May will be unlike any other this year, or any year before.

In October 2012, Anne Chamberlin married Lew Chamblerin, one of the Whitecaps' founders. Immediately after she got sick.

"Went to the doctor right before our honeymoon and I was diagnosed with stage four non-Hodgkin's lymphoma," she said.

What followed was a long, grueling regimen of chemotherapy, radiation and a splenectomy. But she finished that and ran the Riverbank Run, raising $15,000 for the American Cancer Society, in honor of a friend who died of ovarian cancer.

First Graduates of Kenowa Hills Middle College - 2015

First Graduates of Kenowa Hills Middle College - 2015

The Board of Education of Kenowa Hills Public Schools is pleased to announce the savings of college expenses valued at $512,126 by the first Kenowa Hills High School/Davenport University Middle College graduating class. The first students scheduled to complete the program this spring have participated in classes valued from $30,361 to $35,076.

From Allison Polkowski, a student who will be graduating in May. “For the past three years, Middle College has impacted me in a way I had never considered. Taking a blended schedule of high school and college classes simultaneously has challenged, driven and progressed me more than many students the same age. I am incredibly confident in the interpersonal, professional and medical skills that I have gained in this period of time. I have also discovered possibilities for future careers with no college debt.”

Rain clears, Whitecaps start season with win

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) - After rain kept the West Michigan Whitecaps from holding Opening Day festivities Thursday, the team went into a rain delay ahead of Friday's game, too.

Shortly after 8 p.m., though, the Whitecaps and the Dayton Dragons lined up for the national anthem and the game got underway.

Gates opened at 5 p.m., and mittens were given away to the first 1,000 fans. Post-game fireworks are scheduled, too. The game itself was scheduled for a 6:35 p.m. start, but rain moving into the area prompted the grounds crew to pull out the tarps shortly after 6 p.m.

By about 11 p.m., the Whitecaps won, 5-4.