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Cast Your Monday Vote and Win Made In Michigan Products!

Cast Your Monday Vote and Win Made In Michigan Products!

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.

Celebrate Made In Michigan Products and Cast Your Saturday Vote!

Celebrate Made In Michigan Products and Cast Your Saturday 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 Wednesday Vote!

Celebrate Made In Michigan Products and Cast Your Wednesday 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.

Easy one-hour color tours are nearby

Easy one-hour color tours are nearby

West Michigan is exploding with fall colors and you don’t have to go far from Forest Hills to enjoy nature’s color show.

Start your fall color tour at the Fredrick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids Township.  The gardens give us a unique combination of colorful leaves mixed with many beautiful chrysanthemums.

When you leave Meijer Gardens turn right onto East Beltline to Grand River Drive NE and turn right and follow it to Ada.  You’ll find the trees are bursting with color along the river.  Make a quick stop at the Ada Covered Bridge before getting onto Thornapple River Drive for the beautiful drive to downtown Cascade.

If you want to bring some of the fall color to your home, turn left on Cascade Road and follow it out to Lowell Township, where you’ll find folks selling pumpkins, squash and corn stocks at roadside stands and farms.

Finally, take Alden Nash Ave SE into Lowell.  From downtown Lowell, you have two options:  take N

Crosswalks and the law

Crosswalks and the law

From: Ada Township Online

Ada Township’s growing non-motorized trail system and the increasing attractiveness of Ada Village as a pedestrian destination have resulted in greater potential for conflicts between pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. Many drivers seem unaware of their responsibility to yield to pedestrians using designated crosswalks in the community. In particular, the striped crosswalk adjacent to Leonard Field Park at the intersection of Thornapple River Dr. and Fase St. is particularly daunting for pedestrians wishing to cross the street.

Sec. 257.612(1)(c)(ii) of the Michigan Motor Vehicle Code states that:

“vehicular traffic shall yield the right of way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection.”

A fall color tour takes you back in time

A fall color tour takes you back in time

The leaves are beginning to change color in West Michigan, and you don’t have to go far to catch the fall colors.  One beautiful route starts in Ada and ends in Lowell.  This tour takes leaf lookers back in time because the route includes three covered bridges:  the Ada, Fallasburg and Whites.

Color Tour Directions Starting from Ada:

Ada:  Take M-21 east, south on Ada Dr, east on Bronson to view Ada Covered Bridge.  Left on Thornapple River Dr, right on Ada Dr to M-21 east. North on Hudson (becomes Lincoln Lake Ave). East on Fallasburg County Park Rd, follow signs to cross Fallasburg Covered Bridge.  Right on McPherson (becomes Potters Rd), north on Whites Bridge Rd (becomes gravel) across Whites Covered Bridge.  East on Belding Rd (also M-44), north on M-91, east on M-46.

Transportation Website Expands to Four County Area in West Michigan

Transportation Website Expands to Four County Area in West Michigan

West Michigan residents in a four county area can now visit one website to find a variety of public and private transportation options if they need a ride for work, school, medical or social service visits, or intercity travel.

The Ottawa County Transit Coalition recently expanded its website, www.lakeshoreridelink.org, to include the counties of Allegan, Ottawa, Kent and Muskegon.  The website, which was first launched in 2010 with transportation providers for Ottawa County only, now includes more than 50 transportation providers with detailed information on their services and costs to help residents find a ride.