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Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War fundraiser

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) - The Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War is trying to raise money, to buy and install markers and signs along the the newly constructed, "Sgt. Henry E. Plant Memorial Grand River Bridge Non-motorized Trail."

Sgt. Henry Plant is Ottawa County's first Medal of Honor recipient. He rescued his company's colors during the Civil War Battle at Bentonville, N.C. after the original standard bearer was mortally wounded.

The fundraiser is Wednesday, November 12th at the Grand Haven Eagles, 20 N. 2nd St. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with complimentary food and a cash bar. They are also selling raffle tickets for $5 or five for $20.

Killer testifies in murder-for-hire trial

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- The man who admitted to a brutal murder testified Friday against the woman accused of planning the whole thing.

Anthony Delagarza told the court that Maryann Castorena wanted her ex-boyfriend Jose Hernandez dead so that she could collect money on his life insurance policy.

When asked if he committed the January 5 murder, Anthony Delagarza said, "Yes." When asked why, he said it was all for a big pay out.

Then, Delgaraza went on to tell the jury details of the murder plan. He testified that Castorena was supposed to pay him some of the life insurance money she would collect after Hernandez was dead.

1st Bridal Show for the New Year, 2015

1st Bridal Show for the New Year, 2015

The Grand Rapids Art Museum will be host to the 2015 the 1st Bridal Show of the year, come January 5th from 5 – 9pm.  Additional information can be found at www.kohlerexpo.com

The area’s best bridal vendors will be on hand to help newly engaged brides put the finishing touches on their spectacular wedding day. Meeting vendors face to face is a real plus when planning such a special event.

There will be bridal exhibitors there to help with Ice Sculptures, Flowers and Decorations, Limousines, Honeymoons, Catering, Wedding Cakes, Reception Facilities, Wedding Dresses, Tuxedos, Photography & Videography, Favors, Photo Booths, DJ’s and Bridal Registry.

This event is open to the public with admission at the door. A $1 coupon is available at the site listed above. Information also available at www.GRBrides.com

Grand Haven volleyball defeats Fruitport in semifinals

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Fruitport lost to Grand Haven 3-0 in the semifinal round of playoffs.

Grand Haven will go on to play in district finals on Thursday, November 6 at 7pm.

Keep the Bowl Fundraiser & First Friday Gallery Walk on November 7

Keep the Bowl Fundraiser & First Friday Gallery Walk on November 7

C2C Gallery is hosting Keep the Bowl fundraiser event and teaming up with a non-profit organization, the Blue-Bird Cancer Retreats to raise money for their supportive retreats for individuals who are struggling with cancer.

The community is invited to visit the CRC Gallery located at 104 Washington Street in downtown Grand Haven on Friday, November 7 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm to check out a selection of hand crafted ceramic bowls that can be filled with warm homemade soup. These ceramic bowls are available for a suggested $35.00 donation.

Blues man Dave Rucks performs at the Loutit District Library November 9

Blues man Dave Rucks performs at the Loutit District Library November 9

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. - Loutit District Library continues its year-long centennial celebration and Sunday concert series on Nov. 9 as West Michigan Blues man Dave Rucks presents an afternoon of soothing sounds.

Using digital recording equipment with individual amplifiers, Rucks recreates the sound of a full band of artists in his unique one-man show. His past performances include opening for Teddy Pendergrass and most recently for Buckcherry and Vince Neil. Come, sit back, and enjoy the soothing sounds of Ruxy Muzik in a performance that will long be remembered.

This free concert will be held in LDL’s upper level lobby from 2-3 p.m.

Awards Ceremony for Bookmark Contest

Awards Ceremony for Bookmark Contest

Awards Ceremony to Honor Winners of SLDL Children’s Bookmark Contest


On Saturday, November 8, at 2:00 pm, the Spring Lake District Library will hold an awards ceremony to honor the winners of the 21st  Annual Children’s Bookmark Contest. This year children from preschool through 8th grade designed bookmarks illustrating the theme “I Love My Library!” The children’s colorful designs were judged by a panel of local artists and winning bookmark designs will be printed and available at the library throughout the year.


At the awards ceremony, the winners of the bookmark contest will be recognized and all bookmarks entered will be on display in the library. Guest author and illustrator Aaron Zenz will give a brief presentation at the celebration and Spring Lake Village President Jim MacLachlan will also be present to help congratulate the winners. The public is welcome to attend.