Local First Street Party this weekend

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The Local First Street Party is Saturday, June 4 outside of Bistro Bella Vita, from 3:00pm to Midnight.

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  • Veronica

    You know who should take a prominent role in the Local First movement? Fox17 should. They are a local media outlet. Not national, but local. People come to this website and turn on Fox17 on their TVs for local news and media. For national news and media they go to Fox.com and to Fox News on their TV. Why then does Fox17’s website contain so much local news from other parts of the country? News that holds no interest to us here, and no interest to people looking at a local news website!

    I would love for this local website to focus on local news. There is so much of it going on! Who in West Michigan cares that some bar in Chicago decorated itself like the Saved By The Bell set? Yet there is no mention of the decision by the St. Cecilia Music Society to pull out of ArtPrize this year! That is a major local news story, thousands (ok, hundreds) of people care about it, and you have nothing on it! At the very least, you could put the local news in its own section so that people who only want local news can go to that section. That is lame, but it is better than what you are doing now!

    Local First is a great movement and I am really very proud to support it. This area is full of awesome people doing really wonderful things. It is a shame that Fox17 doesn’t think so enough to even distinguish between local and non-local news and events, let alone put local first.

    • Daniel VanTuiten

      That would be very nice, yes.
      A return to providing a community service, as opposed to the community embarrassment our “local” stations are now.