Saturday, February 2, 2008

Sydney Riffle, 7, of Belding gets cozy inside a snow cave Saturday at the John Ball Park Zoo during Winterfest 08. Ice sculptures, snow shoeing and behind-the scenes tours were a few of the options for families to take part in during the free event.

The Sad Time

"We love each other from the heart," says Gregory Shingola of Grand Rapids, giving a kiss goodbye to his girlfriend Virginia Simon of Wyoming while waiting for her bus on Thursday. He calls this the sad time of day, when Simon leaves him. Simon, who is blind, visits Shingola every day at Ferguson Apartments. The two wish to be married.