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Paddle Smart
Paddle Smart
Paddle sports are the fastest-growing segment of recreational boating, with more than 300,000 paddle craft, primarily kayaks, being sold annually in the U.S., according to the Water Sports Industry Association and the U.S. Coast Guard. Kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, rowing, rafting and various other paddle sports are thrilling, exciting and fun. Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandvi
Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Remember That Personal Watercraft Is a Boat [Sponsored]
Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Remember That Personal Watercraft Is a Boat [Sponsored]
There's plenty of summertime left and lots of boating still to be done. Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges you to say safe as possible when boating. Caution and common sense are necessary, regardless of whether you're using a powerboat, a sailboat, a pontoon, a fishing boat, a ski boat or personal watercraft.
Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Stay Afloat, Don’t Sink [Sponsored]
Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Stay Afloat, Don’t Sink [Sponsored]
While the long Independence Day weekend may be over, there's still plenty of summer left and boating to be done. Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urge you to keep yourself, those around you and others as safe as possible when boating. One main tip: Keep your boat afloat; don't sink out there. And if you do or must, there are steps to take when that happens to prot
Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Don’t Drink and Boat [Sponsored]
Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Don’t Drink and Boat [Sponsored]
The festive and summery Independence Day weekend is here! Celebrating the Fourth of July holiday this year means a three-day weekend for many and some extra time to truly relax, enjoy and play out on the water. Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges for you to keep you, those around you and others as safe as possible on the water when out boating. Embrace the thre
Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Follow the Rules of the Water [Sponsored]
Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Follow the Rules of the Water [Sponsored]
Summer is here! It officially arrived last Saturday, and this is truly the season when many love to relax and play out on the water. Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating. In embracing summer and enjoying the great outdoors on the water and at the beach, here's another tip good for boaters and beach-g
Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Be More Wary of Lightning in Summer [Sponsored]
Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Be More Wary of Lightning in Summer [Sponsored]
This is the time of year when many love to relax and play out on the water. Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating. Summer officially arrives at 10:51 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office. In embracing summer and enjoying the great outdoors on the water and ev
Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Be Weather Ready [Sponsored]
Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Be Weather Ready [Sponsored]
Many look forward to relaxing and playing out on the water. Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating. Michigan Safe Boating Week runs through Saturday and National Marina Day is Saturday. In embracing those campaigns and seeking to help you enjoy getting out on the water for relaxation, recreation and t
Is Michael Phelps The Greatest Olympic Athlete Of All Time?
Is Michael Phelps The Greatest Olympic Athlete Of All Time?
Michael Phelps has made Olympic history. Phelps' total of 22 medals is the most anyone has ever won and has many talking about where he ranks among the all-time Olympic greats. Phelps has finished the 2012 Olympic Games with 6 medals, 4 gold and 2 silver.  That gives Phelps 18 gold medals over his Olympic career.  Amazing.  But is it enough to be considered the greatest ever? Is Michael Phelps the

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