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2011 - Page 7

Fennville continues to shine in the midst of losing one of its star atheletes
Wes Leonard's jersey #35 (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Fennville Advances To District Final! [Video]

If you don't know this about me by now ... you will soon find out that I am sports challenged!  But, I can appreciate everyone else's talent and success.

Following the Fennville basketball team and Wes Leonard's family since he fatally collapsed of a heart attack last week has been bitterSweet with a capital 'S'.  Sweet because I have witnessed a loving community lift up Wes' family, friends and teammates.  People from all over have driven for miles, to attend both the boys first and second games, to cheer them on to victory.

Last night, Fennville advanced to the district final on Friday

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Space Shuttle Discovery Continues On Its Last Mission
(Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Florida Grandma Gets Call From Outer Space!

The Space Shuttle Discovery is on its last mission ... and Colonel Eric Boe is on board the spacecraft making calls to his Nana in Florida...

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Can your child tie his or her shoe?
(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Kids Are Techies, Not So Much Into Life Skills!

It should be no surprise to any of us that kids are practically growing up with a keyboard attached to their fingers!

A new study confirms that 58% of the kids they surveyed are better at computer skills than riding a bike!  Some of their other findings will also grab your attention!

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Thousands attend 16-year old basketball star Wes Leonard's funeral in Holland
Wes' jersey #35 (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Wes Leonard, Remembered. [Video]

It's been a more than emotional week for Wes Leonard's family and community family as the Fennville High School star basketball player died of a heart attack after leading his team to the playoffs with a winning shot in overtime.

Fennville High School freshman Marlene Jaimes, 16, is pictured above and was one of over 3,400 people who packed DeVos Fieldhouse at Hope College on Monday to watch her team defeat Lawrence to advance in the MHSAA Boys Class C Basketball tournament.

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Pink & Mariah have 'pink' in common!
Mariah & Nick Cannon (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI)

Pink & Mariah Carey Are Expecting Spring Babies!

A year ago, Mariah's hubby -- Nick Cannon -- was trying to get her help for a drinking problem.

This weekend, the couple celebrated the upcoming birth of twins they're expecting to arrive later this spring!!

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Get out and have some fun ... it's time to spring forward!
Gettin' outdoors! (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for American Eagle)

Feelin’ A Little Sassy This Spring?

It's time to spring forward and set your clock an hour ahead on Sunday! 

I couldn't be more happy with the time change because it means that we're one day closer to warmer weather in West Michigan!

Apparently, there is 'scientific' proof that we're also sexier come Springtime ... seriously!

Check out how from our friends at MSN Dating!

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Mary Lefere remains in critical condition following Saturday's car crash.
(Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

Catholic Central Basketball Player Remains Critical

Catholic Central basketball player, Mary Lefere, remains in critical condition today after hitting a pick-up truck on Saturday.

Police say a witness confirms the 17-year old did run a red light just before the crash.

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Fennville teammates play in State Tourney after death of star athlete!
Standing strong! (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Fennville Boys Basketball Team Advances In The Playoffs!

Thousands rallied inside DeVos Fieldhouse at Hope College last night to support Fennville's boys basketball team as they faced Lawrence for their Class C district opener.

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Topher Grace has a tender moment in Ryan Seacrest's studio!
Topher Grace (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Topher Grace Matches Donation for Chris Medina!

It's true!  Take Me Home Tonight star, Topher Grace, did make a donation to help a former American Idol contestant.

America got to intimately know Chris Medina and his fiancee when the judges voted him through to auditions in Hollywood.

Although Chris didn't break the top 24 his story remains on many of our hearts after American Idol profiled his personal life to reveal that his fiancee is wheelchair bound after a serious car accident. 

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Donald Rumsfeld discusses his new memoir in Grand Rapids today!
Rumsfeld (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former Secretary Of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, In GR Today!

Who was the Newsweek journalist who said Grand Rapids is a dying city?

Last week alone, Jay Leno talked with Betty White about her headlining at Laughfest that kicks-off this Thursday AND last Thursday, the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel hosted a premiere party for the ice sculptors debut of a seven episode series of Ice Brigade on the Food Network!

Today, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is in town to talk about his new book! 

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A Catholic Central Basketball player is critically injured in a car crash!
(Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

A High School Athlete Fights For Her Life

Two days after Fennville basketball player Wes Leonard fatally collapsed (of an undiagnosed enlarged heart) after making the winning shot for his team on Thursday ... Mary Lefere of Catholic Central was hospitalized after being critically injured in a car crash in Wyoming.

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Got three, four million for a new purse??
Purse Shopping! (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

World’s Most Expensive Handbag!

What takes ten people to make, a thousand hours to complete and costs just under four million dollars?

The 1001 Nights Diamond Purse, of course...

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