Our network

Restaurants

Caught Being Safe program launches statewide

Michigan State Police, local law enforcement and Michigan’s Field Neurosciences Institute have teamed up with McDonald’s of Michigan to once again launch “Caught Being Safe,” a statewide bicycle/scooter helmet safety program. Kids wearing helmets and “caught being safe” by participating law enforcement officials will treated to a free ice cream cone or Apple Dippers at McDonald’s. 

According to the Field Neurosciences Institute (of Michigan): “Caught Being Safe! has shown a significant increase in both helmet utilization and public awareness regarding the critical importance of wearing a bicycle helmet. This program has impacted not only children but adults as well.” 

My Town Holland: American Homebrewers Association holds beer rally March 23

My Town Holland: American Homebrewers Association holds beer rally March 23

HOLLAND, Mich.— Home brewers and other enthusiasts are invited to rally around beer this Sunday, March 23 at New Holland Brewing.

The rally is being organized by the American Homebrewers Association.  The event will include brewery tours, beer samples, prizes and more.  Hop farmers and local maltsters will also be offering educational sessions on the homebrewing process.  Participants are also encouraged to bring their best homebrew to share during the brewery tour. 

My Town Whitehall: 2014 White Lake Area Visitors Guide now available

My Town Whitehall: 2014 White Lake Area Visitors Guide now available

WHITEHALL, Mich.—The 2014 White Lake Area Visitors Guide is officially out.

The White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has had 50,000 copies of the guide printed.  The copies will be delivered to area businesses over the next couple weeks for patrons to pick up.  The guide is also available online here.

The 40-page guide includes a list of this year’s events, area entertainment and attractions, recreational and travel accommodations, businesses, and a map of local parks, trails and boat launches.

Restaurant employee accused of stealing customer credit card information

Restaurant employee accused of stealing customer credit card information

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich.—A Taco Bell employee will face charges for using a customer’s credit card information to make purchases throughout the Muskegon County area.

On Jan. 10, officers say the suspect was working the drive through window at the Fruitport Township Taco Bell at 5425 Blueberry Lane when they took a customer’s credit card and copied down the information on it.  The employee then returned the card to the customer.

Police say the suspect presented a faulty credit card at businesses.  When the card was declined, the suspect would offer to call the credit card company to straighten things out.  The suspect would then present the handwritten account number, saying the credit card company provided that information to complete the transaction.

The Taco Bell customer saw the suspicious transactions listed on their account and contacted police, who tracked the crimes to the employee.

Whitehall B&B's award-winning breakfast earns national recognition

Whitehall B&B's award-winning breakfast earns national recognition

(Chris Garsson, USA TODAY Best Years magazine)--It's considered the most important meal of the day, and at bed and breakfasts across America, it's also the most celebrated.

For its 2013 Best B&B Breakfast Tournament, BedandBreakfast.com solicited recipes from inns throughout the country, narrowed them down with the guidance of judges Anne Banas of Smarter Travel Media, Susannah Chen of PopSugar.com and Adrien Glover of Travel + Leisure, and then put the finalists to a vote on Facebook earlier this year. Here's a mouth-watering look at the winning recipe and some of the finalists.

TOURNAMENT WINNER: LEMON SOUFFLE PANCAKES WITH BLUEBERRY COMPOTE

From 1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor, 2941 Perryville Road (U.S. 150 E.), Springfield, Ky.

Healthy alternative foods to grace school menus this fall

Healthy alternative foods to grace school menus this fall

Some healthy, new foods will grace the lunch menu at elementary schools in Montague and Whitehall when classes begin September 3.

This summer, Chef Jamie Paquin, owner of Mia and Grace in Muskegon, spent several weeks training the schools’ kitchen staff on how to make alternative, healthier foods, including:  penne pasta with chicken and parmesan, hummus with vegetables and pita chips, roasted chicken salad sandwiches, southwest chipotle wraps, rotini pasta with broccoli and chicken, chicken taco salad wraps, and quinoa with roasted chicken, cranberries and apples.  All of the foods are part of Chef Paquin’s “Fresh” school lunch menu.

Lakeside Inn Resort's restaurant opens for its 74th season

Lakeside Inn Resort's restaurant opens for its 74th season

WHITEHALL, Mich.—Lakeside Inn Resort’s restaurant is officially open for the season.

This is the 74th year for the restaurant, which is owned and operated by the Groessl family.  Patrons will encounter a new menu that will offer many new options along with Lakeside’s classic entrees, including Great Lakes perch and slow roasted prime rib.  The restaurant will be serving dinners 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday from now until Labor Day.

Lakeside Inn is located at 5700 N. Scenic Drive, overlooking White Lake.  It’s a popular destination for weddings, receptions, class and family reunions and other special events.