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Boosters Brewing Wildcat Coffee

From: http://www.nvps.net

As part of our ongoing effort to raise funds for vital athletic programs at NHS, the Athletic Boosters will roll out a new program that is sure to be a winner…our own Northview signature coffee! The benefits are many. For the small-scale farmers in East Africa who produce the coffee, each purchase improves their livelihoods. At the same time Northview Boosters generate needed funds for athletics. Northview friends and families have the distinct pleasure of drinking freshly roasted, full-bodied, gourmet coffee packaged in specially designed custom bags!

Boosters make it easy for you to purchase the Northview Wildcat Blend. Available in both regular and decaf, the coffee is offered for sale at the first home varsity football game on September 10, at the NHS Open House on September 14 and at the Spirit Store. Beginning in October, folks can order coffee online!

Off duty firefighter helps woman attacked on the street

Plainfield Township, Mich. (WZZM) - An afternoon enjoying the great weather turned into much more for an off duty Plainfield Township firefighter.

Matt Van Dyken was driving with his mom and fiance when his mom saw a man attacking a woman.

She pulled the van over and started honking her horn.  That's when Matt jumped out and tried to stop what he says was a man choking a woman that had been thrown to the ground.

"And the female patient was laying right here and I just quickly looked down at her just to see if I could see her breathing," said Van Dyken.  "But my goal was to make sure that that guy was going to be stopped because I didn't know if he had a weapon or what his intention was, if he was just going randomly around attacking people, I didn't know what the situation was so I knew that guy needed to be stopped. 

Woman killed in Plainfield Twp. crash

PLAINFIELD TWP., Mich. (WZZM) - A 56-year-old woman was killed this morning in a crash on Cannonsburg Road.

The woman was traveling east on Cannonsburg when her vehicle collided with an SUV driven by a 16-year-old that was traveling west. 

Investigators are currently looking for witnesses to determine what happened to cause the crash.

The 16-year-old was taken to the hospital with a leg injury.

We'll have more information when it becomes available.


Northview Public Schools planning for Black Out Pediatric Cancer event

Northview Public Schools is encouraging the community to participate in "Black Out Pediatric Cancer" day on October 8th.

The district's website describes the day as "a time when all of our students and community can come together to celebrate the health of our students and help those who are less fortunate and are experiencing trial in their life with Pediatric Cancer."

Northview public schools will be selling Black Out Cancer t-shirts to be worn at the high school football game that night, along with Blackout 2010 wristbands.

The varsity soccer team and varsity football team will also be auctioning off black jerseys to raise funds.  All the money raised through the auction and the t-shirt and wristband sale will be donated to the DeVos Children's Hospital Pediatric Oncology Unit.

Grand Rogue Encampment coming to Belmont

If you drive on West River Drive west of Northland, you will see a small sign announcing that there will be an historic encampment coming on September 18th and 19th.

The Grand Rogue Campground at the confluence of the Rogue and Grand Rivers will host the living history weekend event, sponsored by West Michigan Living History.

According to the group's website, "At the Grand Rogue Encampment, history buffs from all over the Midwest, wearing authentic period clothing and living in period shelters, will present programs throughout the weekend.  Activities will include musket and cannon firing, men's and women's period fashion shows, and tactical demonstrations."

Activities will run from 10am to 5pm on Saturday the 18th and 9:30 to 4pm on Sunday the 19th.