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Honoring Our Nation’s Heroes

Living Water Migrant Ministry and the Grand Rapids Veterans Home are hosting a Mexican Fiesta Cookout to feed about 450 Veterans.  The event takes place on July 11 and the cookout begins around noon.  Donations are accepted and welcomed. Also included is entertainment, folklore, and Mexican dances.  For further information or questions, please call: 616-834-1365

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guiding Light Mission Opens Third “Iron House”

Guiding Light Mission held a blessing and dedication service for their third Iron House in Kentwood, Michigan, on June 16, 2015. The Iron Houses are transitional housing for graduates of Guiding Light’s recovery program. Each building houses two men in each of the four apartments. The addition of the third Iron House allows for a total potential capacity of 24 men. There are rules to Iron House residency, each man is required to be employed, pay rent, and accept random drug testing. New graduates from the recovery program will begin to move in as soon as this week.

Don’t miss Kentwood’s Summer Concert Series on August 5 and 12 at 7:30p.m.

All ages are welcome to spend a relaxing summer evening enjoying the City of Kentwood’s exciting FREE Summer Concert Series!  You will be sure to enjoy our family-friendly music groups and environment!  Lawn seating available.  Please bring your own chair and blanket.  Held rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, please call our office at (616) 656-5270, our weather line at (616) 656-5280 after 4:00pm the day fo the concert for the most up-to-date information.  If the weather does not cooperate, the concerts will be moved inside to the Kentwood Library Community Room.  You are welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy during the concerts.  Please check out our Facebook page for updates on bands or call the Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department. On June 17,  join us for the Kentwood Palooza before the concert.  Details at the Library.

 

 

Concerts in the Park

Join us every Tuesday at 7:00pm at Lamar Park in Wyoming for Concerts In The Park. Grab your folding chairs and COME ON DOWN! What’s not to like about visiting with friends and neighbors and listening to great music! Enjoy the concerts and be part of the crew by contacting gene@wktv.org.  Can’t make it to the show?? You can still enjoy the bands by watching your favorite channel, WKTV, for the weekly airings: Wednesday@ 5:00pm and Saturday @ 11:00am & 10:00pm.

June 16 Brena
June 23 Mid-Life Crisis
June 30 Mark Sala Band
Hark Up! Choir
July 7 Harpeth Rising
July 14 Carl Webb Band
July 21 The Us Band
July 28 Kari Holmes Band
August 8 The Soul Syndicate

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Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Investment in Grand Rapids Transit System
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July 3rd, 2015 by

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that The Rapid’s proposal to construct a 13.3-mile bus rapid transit (BRT) line between downtown Grand Rapids and Grand Valley State University in Allendale was accepted by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Small Starts Capital Investment program. This highly selective program will give The Rapids’ Laker Line project the support it needs to develop a plan and apply for federal funding. [Read More]

Bipartisan Bill Would Eliminate Outdated Paperwork for Michigan Small Businesses
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July 3rd, 2015 by Allison Green and Zade Alsawah

U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, today cosponsored bipartisan legislation that would reduce burdensome paperwork and cut red tape for small businesses. The Microloan Act of 2015 eliminates three outdated provisions in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Microloan Program that have been unchanged since the program’s establishment in 1991 and only create unnecessary paperwork for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

After 33 Years, Scoreboard Show Still Honoring Little League Success
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July 2nd, 2015 by Mike DeWitt

The year was 1982 and Little League’s District 9 needed an effective and convenient way to release its tournament schedule and results to the rest of the public. The internet didn’t exist, phone calls left much to be desired, and snail mail slowed the spread of information to a crawl. The solution ended up being more successful than anticipated, a television show three decades in the making. [Read More]

Lee High School: A Tale of the Need for Equity
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July 2nd, 2015 by Erin Albanese

Lee High School freshman Paul Villarreal wrote down his vocabulary words: “zest,” “campaigner,” “poliomyelitis” and “delegate” while in the Scholastic READ 180 classroom. The program, which blends online and teacher-led instruction, helps students become better readers.
“It has helped me to read in a lot of ways and understand words I didn’t know.” [Read More]

Luna Atamian: Champion of Entrepreneurship
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July 1st, 2015 by Alan Headbloom

Polyglot Luna Atamian has many passions. Armenia, Uruguay, and France – the lands of her heritage. Opera – the art form that gives her solace and energy, whether singing or listening. Immigrant entrepreneurship – the life force that fosters creativity and dynamic companies. And New York City – her adopted city-nation and symbol of what multicultural paradise can look like. Join us as we talk about the spirit she shares with FWD.us founders Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. An inspiring look at what can happen when one embraces life across the oceans and into one’s dreams! [Watch Video]

Don’t Miss Kentwood’s 4th of July Parade!
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June 30th, 2015 by Colleen Pierson

Marching bands, classic cars, local businesses and community service groups will all be participating in Kentwood’s 4th of July Parade. It begins at 9:30a.m. and the route starts on Eastern Ave between 52nd and 60th.

WKTV Community Television will be there along with numerous volunteers and state of the art equipment to bring you parade coverage.. So if you can’t get there, watch it on Channel 25 at 12:30 and 7:30p.m. that day. [Read More]

Kentwood Rotary Member Serves God in Eradicating Leprosy and Polio in Nigeria
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June 29th, 2015 by Janina Pollatz

Would you think the man who helped eradicate leprosy and polio from the interior of Nigeria would live in your neighborhood? Dr. Dirk Vander Steen has been serving with Rotary International for 37 years, and the last 20 years with Kentwood since he moved back to the United States and the West Michigan area in 1990. [Read More]

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