After raining all morning – and most of the afternoon – the sun finally broke a few hours before game time and made for a beautiful night to usher in Comstock Park’s home opener against Wyoming. First year Wyoming Head Coach Sam Becker had his home opener spoiled by Byron Center in week one 44-26, but the Wolves showed flashes in their first game, especially from Michael Williams. Williams ran for over 100 yards and a touchdown and also scored on a 90-yard kickoff return. [Read More]
U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) announced that he has cosponsored the Women Veterans Access to Quality Care Act, a bipartisan bill to improve Veterans Administration (VA) health care services to better meet the unique needs of women veterans. According to the VA, as of January 2015 there are more than 46,000 women veterans in Michigan, and nearly 2.3 million women veterans nationwide. [Read More]
Two more Grand Rapids-area Secretary of State offices now allow you to reserve a spot in line via the Internet or by phone, saving you time.
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today that customers can schedule appointments and get in line from a home computer, with a phone call or text message at the following offices: Northeast Kent County PLUS, 3742 Plainfield Ave. NE in Grand Rapids and Southwest Kent County PLUS, 1056 Rogers Plaza SW in Wyoming. [Read More]
Kentwood Community Church together with Michigan Works! are hosting a Community Job Fair on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 9:00am to 12:00pm, at the WYOMING CAMPUS of Kentwood Community Church, located at 2950 Clyde Park Ave SW in Wyoming, Michigan (just south of 28th Street). September’s event is expected to include 40 businesses. Employers will be on hand, recruiting for over 700 jobs in professional & trade industries, which include sales, customer service, health care, auto tech, manufacturing, truck driving, management, quality assurance, warehouse, marketing, skilled industrial, construction, security, food service and more. [Read More]
Late August and early September mark the end of summer and the peak of the hop harvest season. Of the four main ingredients in craft beer, none of them boast the rabid following of the humulus lupulus, or hops. West Michigan Beer Tours, in collaboration with JW Marriott Grand Rapids, Hop Head Farms, of Hickory Corners, Walldorff Brewpub & Bistro, of Hastings, and Founders Brewing Co., of Grand Rapids, will offer a unique immersion into the exciting season with our Hop Harvest Beer Tour. Registration for the Hop Harvest Beer Tour will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Six.One.Six restaurant inside the JW Marriott Grand Rapids. [Read More]
Unlike Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj in The Big Bang Theory; I did not get kicked out of Comic-Con for doing something stupid. Unfortunately, I got in line for Hall H just a half hour too late, and since it only holds 6,5000 people, I did not make it inside. However, I did get into 4 smaller Star Wars panels. [Read More]
Meet Gwenn Dangerfield, Wyoming West Elementary’s new principal. The educator with 26 years in the field opens up about her priorities in the school, what inspires her, and why children are so funny. [Read More]