Sunday, September 14, 2014


The owners of the local Five Guys Hamburger Restaurant say its staff is ready and waiting to help you beginning this Monday September 15th.  How good are their hamburgers?  You will just have to experience them for yourself.  Open 7 Days a week from 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM, the restaurant is located at 3850 Alpine Ave. NW.

Brian Adelman and Michael Abrams 

Fiesta at the Park

The Alpine Township and Kent City branches of Kent District Library sponsored a Fiesta hosted at the Alpine Township Sports Complex.  Kids had a chance to play games. do paint facing, request animal balloon, free hot dogs and much more.  There was health information available, a booth from Sparta Public Schools for adult education classes and other groups. Special thanks to branch managers Shaunna Martz (Alpine), and Liz Knapp, Kent City, and all the other Kent District Library employees and volunteers who assisted.  Thanks also to the Fire Department and Kent County Sheriff's Department for their participation.

There was also futbol.  There was a kids tournament and later in the day the two top adult men team in the Liga Gigante battled each other for the championship.  Team :United" won 3-1 with "Kent City" taking second place.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Patrica Josephine Maguire - Rest in Peace

The danger of offering public recognition is that sooner or later you are going  unintentionally slight someone.  There are so many great stories in our Township.
One person who is entitled to such recognition is Pat Maguire. She was laid to rest today at Holy Trinity Cemetery at the age of 74.
Pat grew up on Alpine Church Road as Pat Scheidel and married George Maguire and settled in on 7 Mile Road.  She was devoted to her family and to her faith. She volunteered.  She became a fixture to those frequenting "Mr. Fables" (now Fricano's Pizza) where she worked as a hostess and became manager.
Pat was both well known and loved by the staff at Alpine Township.  After retirement, her and George performed janitorial duties at the Township Museum and Community Center located near their home.
More recently before she became ill, Pat and George could be found for breakfast with friends at the Filling Station after Church.  Pat had many friends and offered comfort to many before she herself suffered serious illness.
Perhaps an even larger influence was her singing.  Her beautiful voice lifted many spirits as she sang as part of the choir, song leader, or offering solos.
We have lost a wonderful person..  A choir of angels gained a beautiful voice.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Alpine Applebee's Hosts Fundraiser for American Red Cross

All day Saturday September 20th, Alpine's Applebee's at 3851 Alpine Ave will be teaming up with Founders to hold a benefit for the American Red Cross.  Instead of asking for blood they will be offering 6 of Founder's brew on tap (while they last) while donating 10% of your food purchase to the American Red Cross of Grand Rapids.  You're invited!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dedication of New Head Stone at Alpine Cemetery

Sunday, September 21 at 2 p.m. the Alpine Township Historical Committee will be dedicating the new cemetery stone, which represents all those graves which are not marked at the Township Cemetery on the corner of 7 Mile Road and Walker Ave.  Thomas Dilley, local historian and cemetery history expert will give a talk on cemeteries. Everyone is invited and refreshments will be served.

The cemetery is located by the Township Museum, 2400 7 Mile N.W. Comstock Park


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Holy Trinity Parish Harvest Festival


It was a beautiful weekend for Holy Trinity Parish's Annual Festival. Great food, drink, games, events, and people made for another great annual event.
Alpine Township firefighters Tim Schweitzer and Steve Alt were on hand were on hand to promote public safety and give kids and parents an opportunity to tour the fire and recue engines.

Steve Alt and Tim Schweitzer