Wyoming to Hold Ideal Park Planning Meeting

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On Tuesday, December 2 at 6:30 p.m. the City of Wyoming Parks and Rec Department will hold a community planning meeting to gather input from the neighborhood on the redevelopment of Ideal Park at the Ideal Park Christian Reformed Church Activity Center. The public is invited to share ideas and opinions on the future of the park including input on the park’s design, program needs, public uses and facilities. Ideal Park suffered catastrophic damage from the EF1 tornado that touched down on July 6, destroying its playgrounds and approximately 98 percent of its trees.

Share Holiday Traditions with Us!

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With the holidays coming as quickly as diving temperatures, we want to warm the cockles of our hearts with your favorite family traditions for the holidays! Whether it’s a recipe, a ceremony, a gift, or a story that’s told year after year, send it to us so we can post it on our Holiday Tradition Exchange. Email your tradition description to Holiday photos sent as jpeg files are also encouraged. The more holiday exchanges the merrier! Please include your name and city of residence in your email. Now let’s get this 2014 Holiday Party started!

Don’t miss Grand Rapids Wine, Beer and Food Festival

A celebration of culinary crafts! The largest wine, beer and food tasting event in the Midwest comes together on November 20-22!  Measured by 1,200+ wines and 200+ beers, plus ciders and spirits! Now in its 7th year, this festival has established itself as Michigan’s premier event for the celebration and tasting of the finest foods, wines, beers, ciders and spirits. From the connoisseur who lives and breathes for the finer things in life to the novice looking for an introduction to the world of food and spirits, the International Wine, Beer & Food Festival will deliver a grand experience that is sure to please every palette.

Kentwood’s Northeast Park Boardwalk set to open

Join the Kentwood Parks and Recreation department in celebrating the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of the Northeast Park Boardwalk on Tuesday, November 25th from 10 – 11 a.m.  Northeast Park is located at the end of Middleground Drive.  Take Forest  Lake Drive off of Forest Hill Avenue, just north of the I-96 crossing,  and then turn right on Middleground Drive which ends at the entrance to Northeast Park. Northeast Park is approximately 64 acres and has a variety of amenities within its borders. The Boardwalk Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting will have doughnuts, coffee and hot cider for all who attend.

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Happy 40th anniversary WKTV!
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November 20th, 2014 by Colleen Pierson

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Santa Train Returns to Coopersville & Marne Railway for 2014 Season
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November 18th, 2014 by Staff at Coopersville & Marne Railway

The historic, Coopersville & Marne Railway is continuing its 25th year of providing family-friendly fun with the annual running of The Santa Train. Uniformed Conductors and Trainmen will assist you during your ninety-minute journey. The clickity-clack of the iron wheels and the sound of the locomotive horn at each road crossing will add to the special feeling. A blanket of snow in the passing woods and farmer’s fields completes the experience. Christmas carols are sung along the way.

City Wants more Questions Answered from Beckmaze Historical Society
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Before reporting on the update of the historical Dewey-Wedgewood Home at Beckmaze, I need to acknowledge the citizen journalist , Dorothy Simon-Tibbe who told us about Wyoming’s oldest residence. Thank you Dorothy!
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Jinane Itani: Itinerant Who Found a Home
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