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WAVE Award nominations open

WAVE Award nominations open

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Experience Grand Rapids and the Kent County Lodging Association have opened the 6th Annual WAVE Award nominations.

The annual awards program recognizes outstanding service providers in the Grand Rapids and Kent County hospitality industry. Nominations will be accepted from employers and guests from April 30 to Oct.7, 2013. One award will be presented in each of the following categories: Transportation, Retail & Service, Attractions/Events, and Nightlife. New categories to the 2013 awards program include: Restaurants/Breweries, Lodging, and Volunteer in Hospitality.

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

(Detroit Pistons) – Does your library or gym need a new look?

Here’s your chance to win a makeover in the School Makeover contest from the Detroit Pistons and NBA Live, Learn or Play, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

The School Makeover, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance and the Detroit Pistons, is accepting submissions from elementary and middle schools in the state of Michigan, through June 1. Submissions at www.nba.com/pistons/farm-bureau-school-makeover should include at least four images of the school’s library or gymnasium to be considered in the selection process.

“Farm Bureau Insurance agents are involved in their local communities all across the state. Michigan isn’t just a market for us, it is our home,” said Vic Verchereau, Farm Bureau Insurance vice president of Marketing. “We firmly believe in supporting safe and clean learning environments for our youth.

Cast your semi-final vote in our Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge

Cast your semi-final vote in our Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge

The WZZM 13 Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge  is in the semi-final round.

 RT London (My Town Grand Rapids North) is taking on Terryberry (My Town Grand Rapids Central). The winner of that match up will take on the winner of the battle between REY Longboard Trucks (My Town Muskegon)  and Hudsonville Ice Cream .

Click HERE to download the full bracket.

Celebrate Made In Michigan Products and Cast Your Vote!

Join us in celebrating Michigan products with the Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge. Click HERE to download the bracket.

Each day we'll have four matchups, one from each bracket, as we go through some of our great Made in Michigan products. If you don't know a product, you may want to search the products name in the search bar on the top of the page and check out a past Made in Michigan feature story that aired earlier.

Also, check our WZZM13 Facebook page starting March 25th for ways that you can win some Made in Michigan merchandise.

A new poll will be posted each day.

Here is today's poll, which is...

It's Tigers time at the Boat & Canoe Club

It's Tigers time at the Boat & Canoe Club

Legion Members, Mark your calendar for the Opening Day Party for the Detroit Tigers at the Boat & Canoe Club in Grand Rapids. The party starts at 4:00pm on Monday, April 1st and $5 will get you in the door for a big variety of Baseball Food, included.

The highlight at the 7th inning, besides the Tigers winning the game, will be the big raffle of the “Tub of Fun”. This tub is loaded with everything you can imagine to have fun. There are Tigers sweatshirts & T-Shirts, gift cards, caramel corn, soft sided cooler, hats and a big variety of spirits and libations, a $500 value. Tickets for this tub are $5 or 3 for $10, available at the club. You do not have to be present to win this great prize.

Come out and support your local American Legion Club.

Snowshoe Hike - Blandford Nature Center - Jan 19

Snowshoe Hike - Blandford Nature Center - Jan 19

Join this fun, friends & family hike on Saturday, January 19 from 2pm to 3pm in the wintery woods at Blandford Nature Center located at 1715 Hillburn Avenue NW in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the winter wildlife trails and learn basic snowshoeing techniques. This Hike is limited to 20 participants – snowshoes are available on a first come, first serve basis. This is a Family Program for ages 7 and above.

With rental: $10 member / $12 non-member – Without rental: $5 members / $6 non-members

Call (616)735-6240 for more information or go on-line to www.blandfordnaturecenter.org for more event listings.  

Free Navigation and Orienteering Clinic on Saturday

Free Navigation and Orienteering Clinic on Saturday


Free Navigation/Orienteering Clinic

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Organized by the Grand Rapids Urban Adventure Race