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Breakfast on the Go: Stella's Lounge

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)- This week's Breakfast on the Go takes us to "Rehab Brunch" at Stella's Lounge in Downtown Grand Rapids.

Rehab Brunch is only available on Sundays, but offers the perfect mix of delicious food and signature drinks to cure all ailments caused by a night out on the town.

 

Marine who lost two legs skates again

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)-Hockey fans Saturday honored a West Michigan marine, injured in Afghanistan.

Corporal Robert Lee Thrailkill Junior carried the American flag out onto the ice during the Griffins game. Thrailkill, 21, also joined the team for the singing of the national anthem.

Thrailkill was injured by a bomb in October of 2010. After spending 25 months recovering at Walter Reed Hospital, he returned to West Michigan on December 1. Soon after, he joined the Grand Rapids Sled Wings, a hockey team for athletes with disabilities.

"It feels great, being retired and able to do something I can do every weekend, keep my strength up and keep my body in shape and all that. It's great to be on a team like that," says Thrailkill.

Thrailkill is a native of Pentwater, but now lives in Grand Haven.

Celebrate the new year at SpeakEZ Lounge

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)- There are plenty of ways to spend your New Year's Eve, but how about you try it circa 1933.

This will be possible at the SpeakEZ Lounge in Grand Rapids. Tracey Walker and Ellie Frances joined us in the studio with the details!

You can find out more on the SpeakEZ Lounge website.

SB US-131 clear after morning crash

UDPATE - 11:30AM (WZZM) - All lanes of southbound US-131 have reopened after an earlier crash.

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Southbound US 131 has several lanes blocked in the S-Curve due to a crash that caused a fuel spill from a truck.

MDOT Traffic Cameras at US-131 and Pearl show Grand Rapids Fire Trucks blocking the right lanes at Market Street.

We have no other information at this time.

Click here to see Grand Rapids Real Time Traffic Cameras.

Start the year right, give blood

Start the year right, give blood

Michigan Blood wants you to continue the season of giving by donating blood to start the new year.

If you attempt to donate at one of these blood drives, you will receive a $10 gift certificate to Outback Steakhouse

       Grand Rapids
       December 31  •  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
       January 2  •  8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
       January 3  •  8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

       St. Joseph
       January 2  •  11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Free Christmas tree recycling starts Jan. 2nd in GR

Free Christmas tree recycling starts Jan. 2nd in GR

The city of Grand Rapids is once again offering free Christmas tree recycling.

From January 2nd through January 26th, you can drop off your tree at one of three locations:

  • Riverside Park north Entrance - 2001 Monroe Avenue NE
  • JAYCEE McKay Family Park - 2531 Kalamazoo Avenue SE
  • Huff Park - 2286 Ball Avenue NE

Collection hours will be from 7am to 7pm, Monday through Sunday.

Remove all ornaments, tinsel, nails, tree stands and any other decorations or plastic bags.

You can also dispose of your tree by attaching a purple Bulk Yard Waste tag and place it at the curb on your regular collection day.

 

Holiday Magic Laser Light Show

Holiday Magic Laser Light Show

Visit the Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium at the Grand Rapids Public Museum located at 272 Pearl Street NW on Saturday, December 29 at 1pm & 8pm and Sunday December 30 at 1pm to experience incredible laser lights & special effects accompanied by Christmas music. All ages will enjoy this 35 minute show.

Admission is free to members and non-members - Museum admission plus $3.

Call: (616)456-3663 or go on-line to www.grmuseum.org/planetarium for more information.