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Wedgwood Christian Services to honor David and Carol Van Andel for 20+ years of stewardship

Wedgwood Christian Services (www.wedgwood.org) announced the selection of David and Carol Van Andel as recipients of the prestigious Doug and Lois Nagel Leadership Award.  The Award is presented to those “who have been exemplary in the investment of their hearts, counsel and resources to ensure the services of Wedgwood’s ministry,” said Connie Frazier, Wedgwood’s Chief Advancement Officer.

The couple, who have been involved for nearly 25 years with the Grand Rapids nonprofit organization dedicated to helping hurting children, will be honored at Wedgwood’s 54th Anniversary Celebration Dinner set for Tuesday, October 28 at 7 p.m.

2014 Grand Rapids Walk for Farm Animals on October 5

2014 Grand Rapids Walk for Farm Animals on October 5

Rain or shine the community is invited to lace up their athletic shoes on Sunday, October 5 to join in this 2.9 mile Farm Animal Walk taking place the 6th Street Bridge Park located at 627 Monroe Avenue NW.

Check in time is scheduled for 1:00pm. There is a yoga stretch at 1:30pm provided by Michele Fife and the walk takes place from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Dogs are welcome at this event.

“Free parking is available south of the 6th Street Bridge on the west side of Monroe Avenue near the park.”

Visit www.walkforfarmanimals.org  for more information.

“Ride Out Tour” Tickets Go On Sale Saturday

 “Ride Out Tour” Tickets Go On Sale Saturday

In support of his first new studio album in eight years - Ride Out, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band are going out on tour. He will once again rock the Grand Rapids audience on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Van Andel Arena. Opening the show will be very special guest, the J.

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL ASSISTANT DEAN TRACEY BRAME TO RECEIVE THE WHITNEY M. YOUNG JR. SERVICE AWARD

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL ASSISTANT DEAN TRACEY BRAME TO RECEIVE THE WHITNEY M. YOUNG JR. SERVICE AWARD

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL ASSISTANT DEAN TRACEY BRAME TO RECEIVE THE WHITNEY M. YOUNG JR. SERVICE AWARD FROM THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Service award will honor Brame’s efforts in implementing youth Scouting opportunities

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Oct. 2, 2014 – The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will award both WMU-Cooley Law School Assistant Dean Tracey Brame and her husband, Kenyatta Brame, who is an adjunct professor at WMU-Cooley, with the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award for their implementation of youth Scouting opportunities. The service award will be presented at the Fulfilling the Dream fundraising luncheon on Monday, October 6 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.

 

The Whitney M. Young Jr.

It's Pulaski Days on Grand Rapids' Westside this Weekend

It's Pulaski Days on Grand Rapids' Westside this Weekend

Pulaski Days will be in full swing this weekend, October 3rd-5th on the West Side of Grand Rapids, MI when all the Polish Halls will be open to the public for dancing and good times. Most halls open at Noon, Friday through Sunday and there will be lots of Polish food as well as libations.

Today, October 1st, there is a Kiebasa Eating Contest at 7:00pm at Eastern Ave Hall

Thursday, October 2nd, the Polish Falcons Hall on Fulton St. NW opens mid-afternoon for their Thirsty Thursday tradition. At 5:30pm they will begin serving food and at 7:00pm the Diddlesticks Band will play. No cover charge for this event.

Saturday, October 4th, a Parade will take place on the East Side of Grand Rapids

Sunday, October 5th, the last event of the celebration is a Raffle Drawing at 7:00pm at Kosciuzko Hall

 

Crash’s Landing Fundraiser on September 24

Crash’s Landing Fundraiser on September 24

Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary invites the community to participate in this worthy cause.

Print a flier from Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary website below. On Wednesday, September 24 from 11am to 11pm the public is invited to present the coupon to any one of the 14 Pizza Hut locations and 20% of their total bill will be donated to Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary. This is included for Dine-in, Carry out or Delivery.

The Flier has the list & addresses of the 14 participating Pizza Hut locations on the North & South side.

Visit http://www.crashslanding.org for the flier & print the coupon.  

2014 MidWest Ferret Fellowship Faire on September 20

2014 MidWest Ferret Fellowship Faire on September 20

The Midwest Ferret Fellowship invites the public the chance to see the judging of a variety of Ferrets at their best. 

This Faire takes place on Saturday, September 20 at 9:30am at a new venue, Whiskers University located at 2855 29th Street, Suite D in Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512.

This Faire is sanctioned by the American Ferret Association and proceeds will benefit the West Michigan Ferret Connection.

Admission is $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for children 7-15 yrs. Free for children under 7 with paid adult.

For details, visit www.midwestferretfellowship.org.