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Eggtoberfest on October 24

Eggtoberfest on October 24

Rylee’s ACE Hardware welcomes the public to experience a day of cooking with the outdoor grill, Big Green Egg.

Grilling Eggsperts, 6 cooking demo stations, food samples and more will be taking place during this free event. Visit Rylee’s Ace Hardware located at 1234 Michigan NE on Saturday, October 24 between 11am – 2pm.

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616 Lofts to hold open house at Medical Mile development

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Developers of an upscale apartment building in Grand Rapids are getting ready for their first renters.

There's an open house planned this weekend for 616 Lofts on the corner of Michigan and Eastern. The $22-million development is accepting applications and deposits for future renters. The new building offers 54 market-rate apartments.

Renters will begin moving in by the beginning of January.

Carly Glanzman Chosen as Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Carly Glanzman Chosen as Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Carly Glanzman has been chosen as the 2015 SHAPE Michigan Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the Board of Directors of the Society of Health and Education Educators.

Working on her eleveth year as a physical education teacher at Kenowa Hills, Glanzman provides students with a nurturing, positive & safe learning experience. She is also a mentor for other physical education specialist and an alumni, guest speaker for GVSU to name a few.

GRAAA offers Final Veen Observatory Public Night

GRAAA offers Final Veen Observatory Public Night

The Grand Rapids Amateur Astrological Association invite the public to experience the amazing night sky for the last time until next April. This is the opportunity to view a close-up of craters on the moon, the rings around Saturn and other night sky objects through several large & fully equipped telescopes.

Don’t miss the final public observing night on Saturday, October 24 from 7:30pm – 10:00pm for the opportunity to see Uranus, Neptune & Gibbous Moon.

Public Observing Night takes place at the James C. Veen Observatory located at 3308 Kissing Rock Ave. SE in Lowell Township. These Observing Nights are brought to you by the Grand Rapids Amateur Astrological Association.

Note: The Parking area is at the bottom of a quarter mile uphill walk. Ask parking lot attendant about available assistance. Public Observing Nights take place only when skies are clear on Saturday evening.

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Bagger Dave's opens East Beltline location

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Restaurant chain Bagger Dave's has a new location open on the East Beltline, located at Knapp's Crossing.

The 4,400-square foot tavern features an outdoor patio, as well as a full bar serving Michigan craft beers.

To celebrate the opening, the restaurant gave away free burgers for a year to the first 50 customers.


KDL Uncorked: Cider Company Tour & Tasting

KDL Uncorked: Cider Company Tour & Tasting

The Kent District Library invites adults 21 & older the opportunity to discover the steps of making & the tastes of West Michigan’s craft beverages from The People’s Cider Company.

This tour & tasting event takes place on Tuesday, October 20 from 6:00 – 7:00pm. Owner, Jason Lummen of The People’s Cider Company will give a tour, along with providing free tasting of their traditional barrel aged ciders at 600 Maryland Avenue NE Suite B in Grand Rapids. Pints will be available for purchase at $4 each.

Visit www.kdl.org for more details.

Local veteran receives Purple Heart for wartime service

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Retired Army Specialist Samuel N. Andres received six medals, including the Purple Heart, at a ceremony at Kent County Veterans Services on Wednesday.

Spc. Andres is a veteran of the Vietnam War.

The medals were presented by Rep. Justin Amash.

According to a press release, on Friday, September 13, 1968, Andres and his four-man squad were attacked while on night patrol south of Pleiku. Over the course of the nearly hour-long firefight, Andres was struck by two bullets, sustaining injuries to his right leg.

On the request and with the assistance of Andres's family, including his wife Mary, the United States Army approved Spc. Andres's medals, including the Purple Heart, in May 2015.