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My Town: IMMER5E museum exhibit to open at Harrison Park School

My Town: IMMER5E museum exhibit to open at Harrison Park School

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—A group of fifth grade students from Harrison Park School is opening its own Grand River exhibit, created in partnership with the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

Teacher Abbie Marr’s students were among the ten classes to participate in this year’s IMMER5E program, which takes children out of the classroom and into the museum for a week of learning.  As a culmination to the program, Marr’s class created their own museum exhibit, which opens at Harrison Park School on April 16.

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My Town GR South: Meet In The Image's new Executive Director

My Town GR South: Meet In The Image's new Executive Director

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Community members are encouraged to meet the new executive director of In The Image during a spring open house event on April 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The In The Image Board of Directors recently appointed Bethann Egan to the post.  Egan has an extensive background in nonprofit leadership and fundraising, most recently with the Boy Scouts of America.  Prior to that role, Egan served as the engagement director at In the Image, from 2011 to 2012.

As executive director, Egan will oversee an organization that serves more than 900 families a week, providing necessities including clothing, bedding, appliances and other household goods.  In the Image also distributes new athletic shoes to at-risk children through the S.H.O.E.S. program each August.

In The Image is located at 1823 S. Division Ave. in Grand Rapids.

Orangeville Fire Department sponsoring Tigers Ball Game Trip

Orangeville Fire Department sponsoring Tigers Ball Game Trip

The Orangeville Fire Department, located in the Gun Lake Area, is sponsoring a bus trip to see the Detroit Tigers play the Los Angeles Angels on April 19, 2014. The cost is $65.00 for the bus trip and the game, to be paid at the time reservations are made. Everyone going is to meet at the Fire Department at 8:00am the day of the trip.

To make a reservation and for more information, please call: Art Ribble at 269-672-7274 or Mike Ribble at 616-481-4516.

Give Cats a Hand/Texas Hold ‘Em Event April 14-17

Give Cats a Hand/Texas Hold ‘Em Event April 14-17

The community can benefit Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary Cat Rescue & Placement Center by taking part in this Texas Hold Em’ event on Monday, April 14 through Thursday April 17 from 6:00pm to 2:00am each day.

This Benefit event takes place at TJ’s Charity Poker Room located at 6211 S. Division in Grand Rapids.

Volunteers are always welcome to Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary! Interested, cat lovers are welcome to come out on the 2nd Sunday of the month for a New Volunteer Information tour.

Contact: volunteer@crashslanding.org

Call: (616)821-6065 or visit www.crashslanding.org for more information.

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Jakes Music Festival Returns on April 12

Jakes Music Festival Returns on April 12

The Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids comes alive on Saturday, April 12 from 6pm to 11pm with a variety of performers & old favorites for the community to enjoy for FREE. There will be free cake samples from Connie’s Cakes, a silent auction, along with adult beverages for sale at the concession stand.

Jake was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 6 years old & now at 23, he has been battling this disease for 17 years.

My Town GR South: Vintage Street Market countdown begins

My Town GR South: Vintage Street Market countdown begins

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— The Downtown Market’s Vintage Street Market opens to shoppers in exactly one month.

Organizers say the Vintage Street Market is Grand Rapids’ only monthly vintage market.  The market will be open the second Sunday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Market dates are May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10 and September 14.  This year’s vendors include:

Dog attacks, seriously hurts two in Grand Rapids


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A man and a woman were hospitalized with serious bite wounds to the arms after they were attacked by a loose dog Thursday evening.

The attack happened just after 6 p.m. in the 1800 block of Stafford Avenue SW.

Grand Rapids police say the dog, a Rhodesian ridgeback, lived in the same home as the victims and belonged to the woman's mother.

The victims were taken to a hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Animal control officers captured the dog; the animal's fate was not known.