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The Wizard of Oz coming for 8 performances!
April 19th, 2014 by Meghan Distel

Broadway Grand Rapids will host a special Family night performance of The Wizard of Oz on Wednesday April 23. Young guests will be treated to activities and crafts in the inner lobby of DeVos Hall prior to the performance. The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum will join in the fun with a special craft and the American Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids will have some weather-related educational activities as well. The lobby will open at 6:00 pm and the performance will begin at 7:30 pm.
For the family night performance, special four-pack pricing is available. Get four tickets for $140 in the Mid-Mezzanine (Zone 2) and save 40%. In the balcony, four tickets can be purchased for $90 (Zone 3), a savings of 30%. Tickets must be purchased in increments of 4 to receive the discount. Family four-pack ONLY available on Wednesday April 23. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Facility fee not included. [Read More]

Local Businesses say ‘Thank you’ to Wyoming’s Finest
April 18th, 2014 by Janice Limbaugh

Thank you. It’s not said enough by area businesses to Wyoming Police Officers and Firefighters according to Steve Sturnim, owner of Steve’s Antique Auto Repair on Farragut SW. That’s why the idea came to him to organize the first City of Wyoming [Read More]

WKTV to air the film “Jesus”
April 17th, 2014 by Kelly Taylor

This coming Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. WKTV will air the 1979 film Jesus, also called The Jesus Film. This motion picture depicts the life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Luke in the Bible. Filmed in Israel, the movie stars Brian Deacon in the role of Jesus, Rivka Nuemann as Mary, and Yosef Shiloach as Joseph. [Read More]

Childhood Cancer Research gets Boost from Volunteer Charity
April 16th, 2014 by Janice Limbaugh

On a typical Sunday, you won’t find Chubby’s Bar and Grill off Byron Center in Wyoming open for business. It’s the one day of the week they’re closed. On one Sunday recently, they weren’t open so much for business but for hosting a great charity – The St. Baldrick’s Foundation and their annual fundraiser [Read More]

Christmas in April with Civic production
Civic Theatre
April 15th, 2014 by Penny Notter

What happens when you team the beloved children’s book author Barbara Park’s work with the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre: It’s Christmas in April at the Civic! Straight from the storybook, the Theatre brings to life the world’s funniest first-grader, Junie B. Jones. The production takes the stage from April 18-27. [Read More]

Announcing the 2014 Eclipse Award Nominees!
April 14th, 2014 by Janice Limbaugh

After receiving a record number of entries, the nominees for The 2014 Eclipse Awards have been selected by judges in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles and London, based on a process of scores.
The Eclipse Awards showcase the best in West Michigan’s film, [Read More]

A Quiet Shooting Star
The quiet shooting star, Kaitlin Williams, is passionate about knowledge. Photo by Kathy Gray
April 14th, 2014 by Kathy Gray

There are high school students who make the front page with an amazing one-handed touchdown or a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, but there is a young lady who is a shooting star at East Kentwood and her specialty is academics.
Kaitlin Williams is sailing through her senior year at East Kentwood with a grade point average [Read More]

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