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Get a glimpse of West Michigan during 'House Hunters' September 26

Get a glimpse of West Michigan during 'House Hunters' September 26

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—A segment of HGTV’s “House Hunters” filmed in Grand Rapids will make its national debut Thursday night.

Realtor Marilyn Hazard, who helped Holland native Diane Travis make the move to Grand Rapids, says the segment will air at 10 p.m.

Hazard’s realty company is based at 4949 Plainfield NE in Plainfield Township, but she says crews also shot scenes at Bistro Bella Vita in Grand Rapids and G.B. Russo & Son International Grocery in Kentwood.

New Pumpkin Passport kicks off Pumpkinfest 2013

New Pumpkin Passport kicks off Pumpkinfest 2013

ZEELAND, Mich. - This year’s Pumpkinfest is starting early with the addition of the Pumpkin Passport.

Nine local restaurants are featuring a custom pumpkin dish or drink from now until October 5 that people can try, and then be entered into a drawing for free gift cards. 

Participating Pumpkin Passport restaurants include: Frank’s, Public, Main St. Beanery, The 6 Eight, Vitale’s, The Farmhouse, City on a Hill Café, Zeeland Bakery, and Community Restaurant.  Dishes and drinks will include things like: soup, pastas, desserts and coffee drinks, all of which will have a pumpkin theme.

Downtown Holland Groovewalk features bands, bars and breweries

Downtown Holland Groovewalk features bands, bars and breweries

HOLLAND, Mich.-- Downtown Holland’s Groovewalk featured 13 bands at 13 venues and included great local breweries, beer bars and a variety of both national and Michigan acts.

The cost for a wrist-band was $15 and basically served as the cover charge for all of the locations plus free rides on the "GrooveXpress" (if preferred, although most of the locations were in easy walking distance also for those who preferred a pub crawl.) Live musicians entertained patrons.

Pilot Malt House in Zeeland to produce artisan malts for area brewers

Pilot Malt House in Zeeland to produce artisan malts for area brewers

 Brewing 101 will teach you the four basic ingredients of beer: barley, water, hops, and yeast.

 Being a Great Lakes state, one large reason for the great success of Michigan breweries is certainly a tremendous abundance of one of the key brewing ingredients: water. In recent years, Michigan-grown hops have become quite a commodity as well, with many local breweries seeking out the freshest and best ingredients wherever they can be found. One essential ingredient in Michigan that is in the greatest demand: malt. Malt is the scientific process of altering grains, most often barley, to develop the enzymes that are required to turn starch into sugar.

Survey: One summer weekend brings $2.3 million to Holland

Survey: One summer weekend brings $2.3 million to Holland

 

HOLLAND, Mich.—The Holland Area Visitors Bureau is hoping for another successful season of tourism, as Tulip Time approaches.

According to a recent survey by Michigan State University’s Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Research Studies, residents and visitors spent $2.3 million dollars during a three day period last August.

 MSU researchers gathered their information from five events, six locations and many hotels during August 2-4.  The survey found that the most common travel groups were married couples with children, who had a household income of $90,000 or more, with an average age of 49 years.  The top reason for visiting Holland during that period was the beach.  The average visiting party spent $82 on day trips, mostly on food and shopping.

Celebrate Made In Michigan Products and Cast Your Sunday Vote!

Celebrate Made In Michigan Products and Cast Your Sunday Vote!

Join us in celebrating Michigan products with the Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge. Click HERE to download the bracket.

Each day we'll have four matchups, one from each bracket, as we go through some of our great Made in Michigan products. If you don't know a product, you may want to search the products name in the search bar on the top of the page and check out a past Made in Michigan feature story that aired earlier.

Also, check our WZZM13 Facebook page starting March 25th for ways that you can win some Made in Michigan merchandise.

A new poll will be posted each day.

Celebrate Made In Michigan Products and Cast Your Friday Vote!

Celebrate Made In Michigan Products and Cast Your Friday Vote!

Join us in celebrating Michigan products with the Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge. Click HERE to download the bracket.

Each day we'll have four matchups, one from each bracket, as we go through some of our great Made in Michigan products. If you don't know a product, you may want to search the products name in the search bar on the top of the page and check out a past Made in Michigan feature story that aired earlier.

Also, check our WZZM13 Facebook page starting March 25th for ways that you can win some Made in Michigan merchandise.

A new poll will be posted each day.