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Cedar Springs wins at home against Forest Hills Eastern


CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Cedar Springs beat Forest Hills Eastern 38-14.

Zach Wamser had 204 yards rushing to help the Redhawks to victory.


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Forest Hills Northern ousts Wyoming


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Forest Hills Northern bounced back from a disappointing loss last week to defeat Wyoming 42-27 Friday night.

The Huskies jumped out to an early 28-7 lead en route to the win.

FHN finished the regular season 7-2, while Wyoming went 1-8.


Ada family divided over Michigan, Michigan State


ADA, Mich. (WZZM) -- It is a rivalry that has brought out the nastiest of emotions throughout our state, but there is evidence that both Michigan and Michigan State fans can co-exist peacefully under one roof.

The DeHaan family of Ada -- Laura, Brian, and their four young children -- has divided loyalties when it comes to the rivalry.

Half of the family will be decked out in maize and blue Saturday, the other half in green and white.

You can watch the Michigan-Michigan State game right here on WZZM 13. Kickoff is just after 3:30 on Saturday.


Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Awarded AdvancED Accreditation

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Awarded AdvancED Accreditation

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids, a “blended” tuition-free public high school for students in grades 9-12, has been awarded accreditation from the national accreditation commission, AdvancED. The accreditation report praised Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids for its ability to: effectively use technology to align student schedules based on needs; provide students with immediate feedback on assignments; and to operate the school in an efficient manner for student success.

“Receiving the AdvancED accreditation demonstrates our commitment to excellence and the high quality of our school,” said Dan McMinn, Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids principal.

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Team hired for new restaurant

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (October 21, 2014) – RedWater Restaurant Group Chief Operating Officer Craig Smith is pleased to announce three women for the top management positions at Gravity, the newest RedWater Restaurant Group restaurant to opening to the public in mid-November. Gravity is the new 64-tap craft beer, handcrafted food restaurant at 3210 Deposit Drive next to Northpointe Bank at the East Beltline and I-196 interchange. Gravity will be among the largest “all craft beer on tap” restaurants in the area.

Kristin Kent, formerly of Reds on the River, was hired as the new General Manager at Gravity, while Laurel Deruda, former Executive Chef at Honeycreek Inn and the Women’s City Club, is its new Executive Chef.  Angela Steil has been named House Certified Cicerone® and Beer Director for Gravity.

Village at Knapp's Crossing again moving forward


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Development plans for the Village at Knapp's Crossing, on the East Beltline near Knapp, are finally moving forward -- with a new team and a new plan after the previous developer declared bankruptcy.

Lormax Stern is partnering with Visser Brothers, Inc., to turn the area around P.F. Chang's and the D&W store there into a new complex that contains high-end restaurants and more retailers.

Bill Mast is the president of Visser Brothers, Inc . He has worked with Lormax Stern before, transforming Centerpointe Mall.

"Between P.F. Chang's and Knapp St, there is a potential for two or three new buildings," explains Mast. By the pond, "a more traditional retail space." This is more than 150,000 square feet of new construction.

Chris Brochert at Lormax Stern says they are still courting businesses for the project.

Fundraiser for Crash’s Landing & Big Sid Sanctuary

Fundraiser for Crash’s Landing & Big Sid Sanctuary

Make a difference on Wednesday, October 22 for the precious cats of Crash's Landing by visiting one of 14 different Pizza Hut’s.

Print the flier from Crash Landing & Sid’s Sanctuary web site. Present the filier to one of 14 Pizza Hut locations from 11am – 11pm for Dine-in, Carry-out or Delivery to get 20% of your bill donated to Crash’s Landing and Sanctuary for their assistance with stray cats.