Tag Archives: Grand Rapids MI

The Grand and the Betsie: Two Different Rivers

Joe Writes . . .  I recently stopped at an old friend’s cabin on the Betsie River in northern Michigan, not far from (as my brother might say) the nifty Lake Michigan town of Frankfort. I had not been at … Continue reading

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Glass Half-Full On The Grand

Joe Writes: It’s difficult to be optimistic about the future of the Grand during these last few weeks of winter, but I’m trying. First comes the story of 2 million gallons of sewage being dumped into the river just a … Continue reading

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Remove the Dams?

The North Lansing Dam on the Grand River Joe Writes . . .  There is an environmental movement afoot aimed at removing dams from rivers throughout America, the general premise being “the more natural, the better” in rivers as in … Continue reading

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Grandma Verschoor’s Chili Sauce (a slice of life along the Grand River circa 1935)

(Weather, work, and travel – in short, life – have kept us off the river for a month now.  We hope to get out on the Grand at least once more before the snow flies and will renew our quest … Continue reading

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