Sunday, June 22, 2014

Alpine Township Soccer and World Cup Mania

It wasn't World Cup competition at the Alpine Township Sports Complex but the quality of play was as good as it has ever been with players from around the globe participating in the Liga Gigante.  To get caught up in the World Cup fever, a good place to be was Perrin Brewing Co. on Comstock Park Drive.  There soccer fans could enjoy three World Cup games, including USA vs Portugal.  In addition to some excellent specialized brew, there were some great sandwiches, including a turkey burger loaded with goat cheese, guacamole, and fresh strawberries from our own Dunneback and Girls farm.

Turkey burger with goat cheese and fresh strawberries at Perrin Brewing


From a 0-1  deficit to a 2-1 lead only to end up with a 2-2 tie with seconds remaining as the USA played Portugal

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Start of Summer and Strawberries

Fresh homegrown strawberries are available at numerous Alpine Township farm markets, or ready your picking at local farms like Morse Brothers

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Fun at the Alpine Township Library

There is always something fun going on at the Alpine Township Library.
Last week, kids of all ages learned how to create spa products such as foot scrub, bath salts, and body glitter.  Wednesday was a full house as about 100 participants learned all about bats and bat preservation projects.  Learn more about upcoming events at Alpine Township Branch, Kent District Library.



Friday, June 6, 2014

A good way to finish the week and get motivated for the future

Alpine Township Supervisor Alex Arends attended the Board Meeting of the Grand Valley Metro Council Friday morning and had the opportunity to listen to Governor Rick Snyder address the Board and representation from the West Michigan Prosperity Alliance Steering Committee.  Governor Snyder created prosperity Regions throughout the State.  The West Michigan  region covers 13 Counties and 341 Units of Government with a population of 1,532,851. 

Introducing the Governor was Grand Valley State University President Tom Haas

Governor Snyder listening intently
The Governor with GVMC Executive Director John Weiss
While in Grand Rapids, enjoyed the opportunity to have lunch at Festival!
Alpine Township Friend Naveed serving Pakistani Food

A local presence at the Festival
Can't pass by a pretty Dutch girl in costume without taking her picture