Category Archives: Kim St. James’ Blog

Free Summer Lunch For Kids At Kent District Library

The Kent District Library is teaming up with Feeding America to offer free lunches to kids this summer.  Meet Up and Eat Up is a summer food program at 12 KDL locations. Anyone 18 years old and younger can come and pick up a free lunch.  The program runs through August 14th. https://www.kdl.org/blog/meet-and-eat-returns-kent-district-library Schedule Alpine Township, Weekdays from…MORE

Garth Brooks One Night Only Show At Getty Drive-In

Garth Brooks once again is giving his fans what they want…live music!  Brooks announced a one night only show playing at 300 drive-in theaters across the country.  Eight theaters in Michigan will be playing this once-in-a-lifetime experience, and the Getty Drive-In in Muskegon is one of them.  The show is scheduled for June 27th with…MORE

Faster Horses Festival Rescheduled For 2021

The Party of the Summer, as it’s known, has decided to reschedule the 3-day event.  Faster Horses Festival has announced they will return to Brooklyn, MI with original 2020 headliners Jason Aldean, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett on July 16, 17 & 18, 2021.  All passes already purchased for 2020 will be honored in 2021.  Full…MORE

Sing For St. Jude

We here in Thunder Country are big fans and supporters of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Families of patients never see a bill when being treated at St. Jude.  They  are uniting with several Country artists online for #SingForStJude to bring joy to patients and families in song.  Follow us on Facebook as we bring…MORE

The Critter Barn Collecting Cans For Critters

The Critter Barn in Zeeland is collecting cans for critters.  They have a variety of animals they feed including goats, chickens, rabbits, ducks, donkeys and more.  Due to the stay-at-home order, they are currently closed, however the animals still need to be fed.  The cans collected will go towards that.  The Critter Barn is dedicated…MORE

George Strait Postpones Notre Dame Concert To 2021

We are going to have to wait until 2021 to see George Strait perform at Notre Dame Stadium.  He was set to play with special guests Chris Stapleton and Brothers Osborne on August 15, 2020, but has rescheduled for August 7, 2021. Note from George Strait: For the safety of fans during the ongoing pandemic,…MORE

Krispy Kreme Giving Free Doughnuts To Graduates

Krispy Kreme once again offering FREE doughnuts!  This time to any graduate that shows up in their cap and gown on May 19, 2020 will get a free dozen doughnuts.  Since graduates won’t be able to cross the stage this year, Krispy Kreme is offering a new 2020 Graduate Dozen that will be available for…MORE

Non-Profit Will Take Returnables Off Your Hands

Tired of tripping over all your empty cans and bottles?  Here is a non-profit that will gladly take those off your hands for you.  H.U.G.S. Ranch in Byron Center is a non-profit organization that helps kids struggling with mental, emotional, physical and social-hurts through relationships with horses, mentors and prayer.  Clean your garage or home…MORE

May Is Morel Month In Michigan

Growing up as a kid in Michigan, my family would hunt for the coveted Morel Mushroom every Mother’s Day weekend.  My dad was the best at it.  We would pack our bags and head to our cabin in Dublin, Mi for a weekend of hunting.  It brings back such fond memories.  Even though I’m not…MORE

RIP Yogi The Bear

The bear we’ve all come to know and love in the Walker area has died.  Yogi, as he was named, was struck and killed by a truck Tuesday morning along I-96 ramp near Alpine Avenue.  Yogi was often seen eating out of bird feeders in the backyards of neighborhoods.  The driver of the truck was…MORE