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Popcorn, always a favorite treat

Popcorn, always a favorite treat

In searching the web today, I found the Grand Rapids Popcorn Company and a few interesting facts.

Did you know that popcorn itself only has 35 calories per cup? Of course, that does not include the butter, caramel, chocolate, nuts, etc. Just popcorn!

This company has a Kids Club Page on the web where the young at heart can get details about contests. They also give a free 16oz Flush Puppie drink for bringing back your colored picture. More about that on their web:

http://www.grpopcorn.com/flavors_month.asp

Grand Rapids Popcorn has a Flavor of the Week also. For the week of July 8-14: Americana, 4oz bag-$2.10; Americana 1# bag, $4.75. This is a combination of Cherry, Blue Raspberry and Vanilla popcorn. Sounds delicious.

Krupp Farms announces start of their asparagus season

Krupp Farms announces start of their asparagus season

If you're looking for fresh asparagus, Krupp Farms is ready for your business.

Krupp Farms sent out an email today announcing the start of their season.  The cost is $1.50 per pound for fresh-snapped asparagus.

You can call 616-887-8271 to place your order, or go to KruppFarms.com for more information.

Delightful Displays and Shopping at Alpine Township Library

Delightful Displays and Shopping at Alpine Township Library

Have you visited your KDL library branch lately? All branches are helping with your holiday shopping by selling:

Book Lover’s Calendars for 2012: $5.00 each (Funds help support the Alliance of Friends’ projects and programs.

KDL Tote Bags: $1.50 each (Funds help support the Alliance of Friends’ projects and programs.

Friends of the Library Ongoing Book Sales: Gently used books make great gifts!

 

Many staff members and Friends of the Library groups have been busy creating new seasonal displays. Here is a sampling:

Alpine TownshipA great selection of Christmas books, music, and movies.

Send us your Black Friday photos!

Send us your Black Friday photos!

The holiday season is upon us, but while many of us are enjoying our Thanksgiving days off by sleeping in and relaxing, there are some that brave the cold weather and dark skies among long lines and anxious attitudes in hopes of getting their hands on the best deals of the year.

If you're one of those brave Black Friday shoppers, we would like hear from you. Please send us you photos along with your name, location, and a brief comment about your experience to MyTown@wzzm13.com for our My Town Black Friday photo gallery to be published early next week.

Until then, good luck and safe shopping!!

Neigborhood Sears store opens on Alpine Ave.

Neigborhood Sears store opens on Alpine Ave.

A new Sears Hometown Store has opened on Alpine Ave in a strip mall in the front of the Art Van parking lot. The franchised operation is owned by Bruce Hawley and is partner Mike Vanderhyde who also owns a Hometown store in Ionia and previously owned one in Big Rapids.

Sears Hometown Stores are a franchised store that is usually placed away from mall stores and are predominately in rural settings. The smaller store typically stocks TVs, Appliances, Craftsman tools and lawn and garden equipment. Anything not in the store can be ordered through a kiosk at the store.

The store also serves a a service center for products by Sears.

The store should be a welcome sight for folks in the northern communities of Rockford, Sparta and Cedar Springs. It will eliminate a trip to either Woodland or Rivertown Crossings mall.

Consignment Sales offer super cheap prices

Consignment Sales offer super cheap prices

School may have already started but it never hurts to have extra clothes on hands for your kids.  You never know what might happen to the clothes they just got and they never usually know either.  Depending on the age of your kids it's also a good idea to have extras on hand because they grow so quickly.  But how do you do that without killing your budget?  Try consignment sales!  You can often find great items at super cheap prices.  This weekend we're having two of them right here in town!

Coming Soon: Sears Hometown Store

Coming Soon: Sears Hometown Store

It won't be long and Alpine Township residents will have its own Sears Hometown Store.  The store will be located on the strip mall in front of Art Van's at 4251 Alpine Ave. NW and is expected to open sometime in September.  It will offer household appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools, home electronics, fitness equipment, catalogue orders, weekly specials and more.  Manager Bruce Hawley and his staff are looking forward to serving you...

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