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The Mitten Brewing Co. celebrates 2 years


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A Grand Rapids brewery is celebrating a milestone on Saturday.

The Mitten Brewing Company, built in an old fire station on Leonard St. reached their two year anniversary.

Fifteen special brews were on tap: the most they've ever had available to customers.

Since its first anniversary The Mitten's taproom has doubled in size, including the addition of a second floor and a patio.


West Catholic routs Reed City to win regional crown


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- West Catholic collected its fifth straight Division 5 regional title Friday, Nov. 14, after defeating Reed City 56-28.

The Falcons (12-0) scored 28 points in the second quarter and led 42-14 at halftime.

Senior quarterback Travis Russell threw for six touchdowns and rushed for two scores in the victory.

West Catholic will play the winner of Saturday's game between Menominee and Freeland in next Saturday's semifinals.


More-Self-Less needs sponsors for Christmas celebration


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) - More-Self-Less, a West Michigan non-profit organization devoted to encouraging community involvement, is hoping to give Christmas to those who otherwise couldn't afford it.

An event called I Dream Beautiful is a dinner and celebration to be held at NorthPointe Christian School.

More-Self-Less founder Brady Schmitz says the group invited 267 kids this year and their guardians. Supporters can help the effort in several ways; learn more in the video above and clicking

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Grand Rapids Public Schools Presents We Are GR School Choice Expo

Grand Rapids Public Schools Presents We Are GR School Choice Expo

Grand Rapids Public Schools We Are GR School Choice Expo

3rd Annual Round Up at the Rink Fundraiser Tonight, November 14

3rd Annual Round Up at the Rink Fundraiser Tonight, November 14

The Van Andel Arena’s in-house food & beverage provider, along with the Grand Rapids Griffins are again participating in this special wishes event at tonight’s hockey game against the Texas Stars. Fans will be asked if they would like to round up their concession order at any concession stand to benefit this great cause and help make children’s wishes come true.

Ryan Rabinowitz, a freshmen at Novi High School in 2012 created this Round Up at the Rink fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation that fulfills wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Ryan is a now a junior at Novi High School & plays for the varsity hockey team.

Snow causes early morning crashes


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- The weather is making road conditions slippery, and police are advising drivers to slow down.

A one-vehicle rollover crash briefly shut down the eastbound lanes of the I-196 Ford Freeway around 3 a.m. Thursday. The driver was injured, but there's no word on his condition.

There was also an accident that blocked traffic on U.S. 131 near Burton Street. Other trouble spots included U.S. 131 at 142nd Avenue in Allegan County, I-96 near Plainfield Avenue and U.S. 31 at Fruitvale near Montague.

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The Aquinas College Foundation Announces $2.5 Million Gift From Wege Foundation

THE AQUINAS COLLEGE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $2.5 MILLION GIFT FROM WEGE FOUNDATION

Gift to establish the nation’s first collegiate economicology program as envisioned by Peter Wege

Aquinas College and the Aquinas College Foundation today announced a $2.5 million gift from the Wege Foundation to establish the nation’s first-ever economicology program at the collegiate level; which the late Peter Wege envisioned for Aquinas. Peter Wege coined the term economicology to define the balance necessary between economy and ecology. He believed in the importance of educating the public about how a prosperous economy depends on maintaining a healthy environment.

“The Wege Foundation has long been a generous friend and supporter of Aquinas College,” said Juan Olivarez, Aquinas president.