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Immaculate Heart of Mary School celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Immaculate Heart of Mary School celebrates Catholic Schools Week

The theme for Immaculate Heart of Mary School's Catholic Schools Week is "A+ for America", promoting Catholic schools as an added value (A+) for their local communities and the nation.

On Monday, students celebrated A+ students by wearing comfy clothes - sweats, jeans, pajama pants and robes.

Other Catholic Schools Week events at Immaculate Heart of Mary School include:

Tuesday - Wacky, tacky Tuesday –jeans, crazy clothes, crazy hair; Diocesan Mass (those students attending will wear their  uniforms and change when they get back to school); 2:00 PM Senior Steppers presentation
CSW Mass at the Cathedral. Select students will accompany Mrs. Fraga.

Planned Parenthood Collects Goods for Domestic Violence Shelters to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Planned Parenthood Collects Goods for Domestic Violence Shelters to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

News Release:

MICHIGAN – In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of non-violence, helping those in need, and giving back to our communities; Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan (PPWNM) is collecting donations for domestic violence shelters in our local communities throughout the month of January. Together with Planned Parenthood affiliates across Michigan, PPWNM is participating in this special project in honor of the late Dr. King Jr.’s birthday, January 15, and national holiday, January 17.

“We see the result of domestic violence and sexual abuse at our Planned Parenthood health centers on a regular basis, so we want to show our support for victims with this project,” said PPWNM Vice President of Medical Services Bridget White. “Often women fleeing from domestic violence situations leave with nothing.

The Foremost Insurance 28th Street Metro Cruise® Planning Begins

The Foremost Insurance 28th Street Metro Cruise® Planning Begins

News Release:

The Foremost Insurance 28 th Street Metro Cruise® Planning Begins

Chamber prepares for the annual end of summer event

Wyoming-Kentwood, MI (January 12, 2011) – The annual event has grown through the years to over 300,000 visitors and over 15,000 vehicles. Last year, with beautiful weather, the event hosted record breaking numbers. Organizers are looking for an even larger turnout this year. There has been momentum within the 28th Street merchants’ community to increase event participation. Many of the businesses are reaching out to the visitors and welcoming them with specials, activities and event oriented activities. The Metro Cruise® was started as a method of helping businesses along the 28th Street corridor when highway M-6 opened.

This year’s venues are currently under development.

Laugh Fest Volunteers still needed

Laugh Fest Volunteers still needed

Gilda's Club on the west side of Grand Rapids is gearing up for a great Laugh Fest from March 10-20th and is in need of many more volunteers to make this event a great one. With over 50 Artists and over 20 locations, you can imagine all of the activity that will be happening mainly in the downtown area. There is a need for many, many positions and if you are interested in helping, go to laughfestgr.org and sign up.

Gilda's Club on Bridge St. NW, is the busiest club in the entire United States. This Laugh Fest event is to celebrate 10 years since the Gilda's Club in this location opened. The club is self sustaining and does not receive any funds from the many agencies that are in existence and they are truly grateful for any and all help they receive from volunteers. If you are able, please make a committment to help them for this great event.

Stability through Innovation: Securing the Wealthy Theatre’s Next 100 Years

Stability through Innovation: Securing the Wealthy Theatre’s Next 100 Years

By Erin Wilson, Wealthy Theatre Director(wealthytheatre) in NON-PROFIT

Wealthy Theatre, in Grand Rapids, MI, designed by prolific architect Pierre Lindhout (1891-1940), turns 100 in 2011. Operated by Grand Rapids Community Media Center (CMC), Wealthy Theatre is marking its centennial anniversary with a modest capital campaign (click here to visit the campaign's micro-site) to fund an ambitious series of upgrades, as a springboard into the theatre’s second century.  Our Centennial Campaign is about much more than a building turning 100 years old.

Big Top Juice Ball 2011 is January 8 in Grand Rapids

Big  Top Juice Ball 2011 is January 8 in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM)- Juice Ball returns to West Michigan on Saturday, January 8th.  The proceeds from the fundraising event go to the Juice Ball fund at Kids' Food Basket which provides meals for needy children.

The event starts at 7 p.m. at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids. The first Juice Ball was held last year at the same location with a school lunch lady theme.  This year the International Ballroom will be transformed into a big top circus. 

Guests are encouraged to dress up in circus themed costumes.  They will find carnival games, food booths, a cash bar, face painting, as well as music and entertainment. 


Admission is charged.  Click here to get more information from the event website.

2 Days Left to Vote to Win $1 million to Fight Hunger in Greater Grand Rapids

2 Days Left to Vote to Win $1 million to Fight Hunger in Greater Grand Rapids

NEWS RELEASE:

2 DAYS LEFT TO VOTE TO WIN $1 MILLION TO FIGHT HUNGER IN GREATER GR

GR/Wyoming market holds 5th place position in

Walmart's national "Fighting Hunger Together" Facebook campaign

 

WHAT:                  With just over 48 hours until the 7 p.m., Dec. 31st voting deadline, FightHungerGR.org is making a final push to win $1 million for area hunger relief organizations as part of Walmart's "Fighting Hunger Together" campaign.