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 January Launch Event
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
6:00-7:30 pm
Wyoming Library (3350 Michael Ave. SW)

A new mentor training session will be offered.
Current mentors will share updates and help with planning for the future of our program.

Refreshments will be served!
Please RSVP to info@onewyoming1on1.org

Please come and invite a friend who might be interested in learning more or signing up to be a mentor!

Ideal Park Master Plan Meeting

The next citizen input meeting for the Ideal Park Master Plan process is scheduled for Thursday, January 8 at 6:30 pm at Ideal Park Christian Reformed Church (320 – 56th ST SW, Wyoming). Citizens can also send input via e-mail at parks_info@wyomingmi.gov or via the Wyoming Parks and Recreation Department’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/#!/WyomingParksRec

Mary Poppins Extended

The Grand Rapids Civic Theater production Mary Poppins has been extended through December 21! There are four additional shows that have been added:

  • Dec. 19 – 7:30
  • Dec. 20 – 2:00
  • Dec. 20 – 7:30
  • Dec. 21 – 2:00

Purchase tickets here! Just click the link.

Winter Reading Challenge

From December 15, 2014 – February 28, 2015, the Grand Rapids Public Library will be hosting a Winter Reading Challenge. Participants set their own reading goal and keep track of the books they read. Those who meet the challenge win a prize at the end. To sign up for this free program, participants can stop by any Grand Rapids Public Library location or simply log into their library account and click the button to sign up. Participants add the books they’ve read to an online book bag and are encouraged to stop by the library regularly to track their progress and discover fun surprises.

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Holiday tips for Safety and Gift Giving
December 19th, 2014 by Colleen Pierson

Want to save time, money and be safe this holiday season–here are some tips.

Electricity bills can grow during the holidays if you decorate with strings of lights. Consider switching to LED lights to save energy and money. In addition to the energy and cost savings, LED lights are much cooler than incandescent bulbs, reducing the risk of fires.

Every holiday season, fires claim lives and cost millions in damage. To prevent holiday fires in your home, use nonflammable decorations; do not overload electrical sockets; regularly water Christmas trees; and avoid the use of lit candles. As you should do year-round, ensure that your smoke alarms are working. [Read More]

Girls Only! STEM Event Shows Students Possibilities in Male-Dominated Fields
School News Network chocolate pudding
December 18th, 2014 by by Erin Albanese

Using a procedure involving test tubes, funnels and cheesecloths, Kentwood Public Schools fifth-grade girls separated light pink, mushy blobs from smushed strawberries.

“Oooh, it feels gross!” said Katherine Love, a Discovery Elementary student, as she jabbed the gunk.

The girls weren’t just playing with their food, but performing a precise strawberry dissection that involved learning about the long thick fibers that store information for the functioning of the chemistry of life.

“That clumpy stuff that looks like snot is the DNA from the strawberries,” explained Erin McNally-Goward, a Grand Valley State University adjunct professor of biology. “Take your wooden stick and now you can play with the DNA.” [Read More]

Harvest Festival Marks a Decade of Essential Farm Education
4th grader Jacob DeMaagd said petting a goat is similar to petting sheep, but minus the wool
December 17th, 2014 by Paul R. Kopenkoskey, School News Network

Unexpectedly, Sonny the horse lets out a high-pitched whinny to the delighted squeals of children gathered around him. The boys and girls ask the owner of the Arabian horse what his neigh means and her reply illustrates why North Godwin Elementary has for a decade poured time and resources into its Harvest Festival.
Now in its 10th year, the Harvest Festival included [Read More]

Marge’s Donut Den’s expansion is stopped
Exterior Marge's
December 16th, 2014 by Colleen Pierson

For almost 40 years Marge’s Donut Den has been a popular fixture in West Michigan. Donuts, cookies, cakes, and community involvement at its finest can always be found upon opening the doors. This week, Marge received a stop work notice for her plans on expansion by a Wyoming building inspector. She was going to take over two empty businesses which have been vacant for years right next door. Now, plans are on hold. [Read More]

Christmas Recipe: Eggnog French Toast
Eggnog French Toast
December 16th, 2014 by Christmas Recipes

This Christmas season, Wyoming Now Kentwood Now will be bringing you recipes to enjoy the holidays! Throw a little twist on french toast with some holiday spirit! Adding eggnog is enough to brighten anyone’s morning. [Read More]

Where the Flowers Grow
Where the Flowers Grow
December 15th, 2014 by Shelli Manning

Most parents set out to instill good traits into their kids, Michigan natives Greg and Lisa Flower are no different. Their two daughters – Dallie and Bailey – have benefited immeasurably from the work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit instilled into them by their parents. When combined with the passion for animals and agriculture the family shares, these are the traits that have helped to shape their lives. [Read More]

Christmas Recipe: Gingerbread Pancakes
Gingerbread Pancakes
December 15th, 2014 by Christmas Recipes

This Christmas season, Wyoming Now Kentwood Now will be bringing you recipes to enjoy the holidays! Gingerbread PancakesNeed an idea to spice up breakfast, something that won’t take long but everyone around you (yourself included of course) will enjoy? Try these gingerbread pancakes! An idea that’s as easy as it is tasty! [Read More]

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