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My Town Zeeland: Peddler's Market returns Sept. 6

My Town Zeeland: Peddler's Market returns Sept. 6

ZEELAND, Mich.—The second and final Peddler’s Market of the year opens in Zeeland this weekend.

From 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, visitors are invited downtown to enjoy “artfully & tastefully curious faire,” which includes handmade children’s toys and clothing, jewelry, gifts, vintage and handmade furniture and décor, live music, local food, antiques and repurposed finds from more than 30 area vendors. 

Admission is $3. The open air market will be located on Main Street between Elm and Church streets.  The event will move to the gym at CitySide Middle School if inclement weather occurs. For more information, visit Zeeland’s website.

My Town: Guiding Light Mission thrift store reopening June 17

My Town: Guiding Light Mission thrift store reopening June 17

KENTWOOD, Mich.—Guiding Light Mission will celebrate the grand reopening of its thrift store and a new partnership with Holland Rescue Mission on Thursday, June 17. 

The celebration will start at 12 p.m. at the store. Appetizers and refreshments will be available.

Guiding Light Mission Upscale Thrift Store carries a variety of items for all ages, including dishes, hardware, sporting goods and jewelry, as well as new furniture and mattresses, which come with free delivery.

Donations can be dropped off at the Guiding Light Mission Upscale Thrift Store, where donors can receive a tax deductible receipt for their contributions. The store is located at 1435 60th Street SE in Kentwood.

For information about how to volunteer for Guiding Light Mission, contact Marcia at (616) 451-0236 ext. 14.

My Town: Outdoor Farmer's Market to feature more than 50 vendors

My Town: Outdoor Farmer's Market to feature more than 50 vendors

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— The Outdoor Farmer’s Market in downtown Grand Rapids will open for its second season this weekend.

Grand Rapids Downtown Market says the new season of outdoor shopping will start Saturday May 3.  The outdoor market will be open every Saturday in May, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The market will host its inaugural “Chefs at The Market” demonstration at 10 a.m.  A chef will showcase simple recipes you can follow using food available at the market.  This weekend’s demonstration will feature rhubarb.

Inside the market, visitors can take part in a free yoga session and enjoy live jazz music by Hugh DeWitt.  At noon, shoppers can also enjoy microgreens grown in the market’s greenhouse as part of a $5 tasting bar.

This year’s outdoor market will feature food and products from more than 50 vendors, including:

My Town: Lawyer launches new fashion line in East Grand Rapids

My Town: Lawyer launches new fashion line in East Grand Rapids

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--  A Miami lawyer turned  East Grand Rapids entrepreneur is launching her luxury lounge wear line in West Michigan.

Jamie Loeks Duffield came up with the idea for Duffield Lane when she and her mother couldn’t find appropriate pajamas to wear during their traditional Christmas Eve gathering with family.   

My mother and I were looking for quality, appropriate and stylish lounge wear that we would want to wear past December 25th. There just wasn’t anything out there that was fashionable and comfortable,”says Duffield.

The entrepreneurial spirit runs deep in Duffield’s family.  Her Jim and Barrie Loeks, founded Star Theater and her uncle, John Loeks, founded Celebration Cinema.

Duffield is currently teaming up with Michigan- based Fashion Pronto to develop a new line that will be available this summer. 

My Town: Guiding Light Mission to celebrate thrift store reopening

My Town: Guiding Light Mission to celebrate thrift store reopening

KENTWOOD, Mich.—Spring cleaning time is here and Guiding Light Mission needs your old items to help fill the shelves of its upscale thrift store.

Donations can be dropped off at the Guiding Light Mission Upscale Thrift Store, where donors can receive a tax deductible receipt for their contributions. The store is located at 1435 60th Street SE in Kentwood.

Guiding Light will celebrate the store’s grand reopening and a new partnership with Holland Rescue Mission on Thursday, June 17. The celebration will start at 12 p.m. at the store and appetizers and refreshments will be available.

Guiding Light Mission Upscale Thrift Store carries a variety of items for all ages, including dishes, hardware, sporting goods and jewelry, as well as new furniture and mattresses, which come with free delivery.

For information about how to volunteer for Guiding Light Mission, contact Marcia at (616) 451-0236 ext. 14.

My Town Zeeland: Vendors needed for inaugural Spring Peddlers' Market May 17

My Town Zeeland: Vendors needed for inaugural Spring Peddlers' Market May 17

ZEELAND, Mich.—If you’ve been crafting the winter away, now is your chance to sell your wares.

Downtown Zeeland will host the inaugural Spring Peddlers’ Market May 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Church Street.  Right now organizers are looking for vendors to take part in the event.  The Spring Peddlers’ Market will feature fresh flowers and plants, gifts, goods, apparel, accessories, vintage furniture and decor, salvage items, foods and other items for sale.  Live music will also fill the air as visitors shop.

For additional information or to become a vendor, email kvandorp@ci.zeeland.mi.us .