Entries by Marie Orttenburger


Beer and biking go hand-in-hand at CRANK Festival

GRAND RAPIDS — The dreary drizzle on Saturday didn’t keep bike enthusiasts away from CRANK, The Spoke Folks annual fundraiser and bike celebration. The bicycle co-op took over Logan Street SW to take part in bike-related activities and socialize with fellow members of the biking community. Ultimately, the goal was to celebrate the fun in biking. […]

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Short’s shifts focus ‘back to the future’ at 11th anniversary party

Short’s Brewing Company celebrated its 11th year of business in Bellaire during their anniversary party on Saturday. Ticket holders to the sold out event flooded the Bridge Street to partake in the festivities. Where last year’s party celebrated ten years of steady growth, this year’s celebration turned the focus back to the future, and what the […]


Raising a glass to zombies

DORR — The first Zombie Beer Festival took place this weekend in at the New Salem Corn Maze. A sort of adult Halloween party, it was the first of its kind to take place in the Grand Rapids area, and one of the first organizer Joe Boyer has put together. “I’m a kid at heart,” […]