Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pizza, anyone?

One thing offered in Alpine Township is lots of choices for pizza.  Beginning with award winning pizzas from Fricano's and special pizzas from Amore's,  Alpine Avenue has a number of pizza establishments including Little Caesar, Hungry Howie's, and Papa John's.  The fact that JT Pizza and Mafia Mike recently closed shop did not stop some young entrepreneurs from trying their hands at success.

Clicker's Pizza opened up recently at 4438 Westshire NW, the location vacated by J.T.'s Pizza when the owners retired.  In fact if you like J.T.'s Pizza, like so many people do, you will like Clicker's Pizza also.  The owner Mike Taylor and manager Mike Peters grew up with J.T.'s Pizza, both having worked there for years, were raised up in the neighborhood and both Mikes graduated from Comstock Park High School.  According to them, business has been good and they are eager to serve the Comstock Park/Alpine Township community.

Mike Taylor, (Owner) right and Mike Peters (Manager) are both local talents
Opening up tomorrow, Wednesday August 1,2012 will be RJ'S PIZZA, once the home of MAFIA MIKE'S, 3772 Alpine Avenue NW.  Owner Randy Sharp has been in the pizza business for over 20 years and knows it inside out.  His pizzas are unique as well and some are deep dish Chicago style pizzas. 

Randy Sharp

Both places also offer great tasting subs and offer delivery.

CLICKER'S PIZZA AND SUBS - (616) 784-3620
RJ'S PIZZA (616) 784-5200


There's a sign that summer is drawing to a close as teen volunteers who helped with the Alpine Township Library's Summer Programs got together this Tuesday afternoon to enjoy a pizza party.  Most of the major summer programs have been completed, giving the teens an opportunity to take some time off for themselves before school starts again.  Laura Wells, Manager of the Alpine Township Library (second from the right), is very appreciative of the youth and their contributions towards making the summer programs very successful.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Why are so many people running?

They are running for the love of soccer (fusbol) and for good health.  The Alpine Township Sports Complex was busy all day.

No, not a fieldgoal attempt

Butting heads

Dangerous attack

There was a car wash to raise a little extra money for the Select Team
Car wash

Ballet or Fusbol?

Friday, July 27, 2012

Bloom Sluggett Morgan Counselors and Attorneys Host Open House

Crystal Morgan
Recently a group of attorneys who have assisted Alpine Township with legal issues over the years left a larger firm in order to keep their focus on municipal law. Partners and attorneys for the new law firm of Bloom Sluggett Morgan Counselors and Attorneys have all guided the Township Board, committees and staff through some difficult positions over the past years and Alpine Township is pleased to be able to continue to retain them.
Yesterday the firm hosted an open house at their new location at 15 Ionia Avenue SW in downtown Grand Rapids.  Alpine Township appreciates the staff of the new firm and looks forward to continuing the fine relationship.

Jeff Sluggett with Walker City Manager Cathy VanderMeulen

Cliff Bloom and Dick Butler with Alpine Township Clerk Jean Wahlfield 

Cliff Bloom (center) with Kentwood Mayor Richard Clanton (left) and Planning Consultant Tim Johnson (right) 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sewer Line Construction on Westshire

The area of Westshire Ave between Kittery and Biddeford looked more like a giant sand box than a street as a construction crew from Kamminga and Roodvoetz Excavating worked feverishly on the major sewer trunk replacement underneath the road.  The road is expected to be re-opened by Friday night.  Restoration is to follow.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

And the Winner Is......Jet Pizza's Famous Sub!

There must be an element of truth to the fame of Jet Pizza subs as expert teens from the Alpine Township community took on the task of judging our community's sub sandwiches and voted JET's subs to taste the best.  This was all done as part of the Alpine Township Library Summer Program. The vote was not unanimous as some preferred subs from SUBWAY, JIMMY JOHN'S and VITALES.  However, by the time this writer offered to throw in his opinion, there was nothing  from JET PIZZA subs left to sample, making them the obvious winner.


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Gonzo Baseball and Migrant Soccer

John Gonzales
Sunday was the second day of the Gonzo ball tournament that started Saturday with baseball teams of 10 year olds from across the state and ended up being fought out between two local Grand Rapids Diamond Baseball teams.  Despite going into the final game undefeated, the FLAMES were no match for the FORCE this Sunday afternoon.

Construction for adding additional parking should begin soon, and none too soon, as cars had to park along the road today.  In addition to the baseball tournament, there were about fifteen soccer games from adult men, women, teen and youth teams of the Migrant league action.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Gonzo Ball Challenge

Alpine Township was pleased to once again host the Gonzoball Baseball Challenge. Teams of 10 year olds from across the State competed to win this year. The tournament was created by sportswriter and food critic John Gonzales, a local Alpine Township resident. began at 8:00 a.m. and will continue through Sunday July 22nd at the Alpine Township Sports Complex, 1850 Alpine Church Street in Comstock Park.