On an ordinary Sunday afternoon in the spring of 2014, Davide Uccello visited his brother Dan at his home just outside of Cedar Springs — a regular weekly visit between brothers from a very close family. But this visit, as it turns out, would end up leading to an opportunity the two would never forget. Owners of three successful restaurant franchises — Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante in Grand Rapids, Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar in Belmont and Catering Concepts in Holland — the brothers promote a proud Italian history, having grown up in a small town in Sicily, Italy.
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After two years of operating outside of the city limits, the Tivoli Beer Gardens will be moving directly into the heart of downtown Greenville for this year’s Danish Festival. The Greenville City Council voted Tuesday evening to approve a one-year request from the Danish Festival and Greenville Rotary Club, which oversees and runs the Tivoli Beer Gardens, respectively, to move the event from its previous location at Klackle Orchards in Eureka Township to an open lot downtown.
As spring weather begins to make an appearance throughout Montcalm County, so do signs of blight begin to become more evident. During Monday night’s meeting, the Fairplain Township Board discussed the blight issues facing the township and tried to come up with solutions to help citizens clean up their properties.
Looking out at the audience of about 70 high school students Friday, it was as if Justin Yost was looking through a mirror to a time he wishes he could return to. Standing in the gymnasium of Grattan Academy, the 32-year-old Greenville resident recounted the days of his own youth, a time before drug addiction led to a spiraling road full of destruction and despair.
On the Mount Rushmore of jazz music legends, a space will surely be forever reserved for the master of swing, Duke Ellington. One of the most influential musicians of his time, Ellington’s impression on the culture of early 20th century jazz had no bounds, spreading from coast to coast across America.
More than 3,600 Montcalm County residents were without power following an ice storm that began late Wednesday and continued through Thursday morning, accompanied by high winds and some snow. According to Consumers Energy, power also was out for 3,509 customers in Kent County, 2,745 in Newaygo County and 644 in Muskegon County.
Middle school students in Greenville are reaching out to peers with special needs in order to offer support and to help such students conquer the barriers they face. Two students enrolled in the peer-to-peer outreach classes, Cassandra Kleck, 12, and Luke Swanson, 13, presented to the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education during Monday evening’s meeting. Kleck and Swanson have been part of the program, which pairs participating students with different students who are dealing with disabilities, since before it was officially a class.
Anyone who has ever picked up a prescription at the Meijer store pharmacy on Greenville West Drive knows there’s room for improvement. Long lines are the norm, rather than the exception.
The Michigan Education Corps, in affiliation with Americorps, has partnered with Meijer stores to help Greenville children in kindergarten through third grade become better readers.
As Michigan’s booming craft beer business continues to grow at a rapid pace, so too does the agricultural industry responsible for the ingredients that come together to create each cold, fresh beverage.
One of those in the industry witnessing a growth in land use and clientele is Hopyards of Kent, one of the largest family-owned hops farms in the state.