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A Room and a Community: Garlic, Pottery, and Refuge

A Room and a Community: Garlic, Pottery, and Refuge

by Aemelia Tripp | photos by Two Eagles Marcus

Tami Vandenberg greeted me at the door on a snowy February day, ushering us into the warm front room of Well House.

Benefit for Abby Greer! March 2

Benefit for Abby Greer! March 2

Visit Pietro’s Italian Restaurant located at 2780 Birchcrest SE in Grand Rapids on Saturday March 2 from 4pm through 7pm to enjoy a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Abby Greer!  There will also be t-shirts available for purchase before & during this dinner, along with great raffle items & game for the kids.

Abby is a beautiful little girl who has been battling cancer. In March of 2012, she was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, an Ependymoma at 10 months old. It took 12.5 hours of surgery to remove the tumor, where she suffered a stroke during recovery and then went through 30 radiation treatments to erase the cancer. Doctors relayed to Abby’s family that her cancer had returned on December 6, 2012, discovering tumors on her spine & multiple spots on her brain. A parent’s worst nightmare became a reality for Kelli & Brandon Greer.

Grand Rapids Food Program Expanding To Include Kentwood

GRPS Receives Grant to Continue Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer Food Program; Expanding Program to Kentwood Public Schools

A pilot program that provides families in Grand Rapids with additional food benefits in June, July, and August received a grant to expand the program in 2013. The expansion will allow more families to receive the benefits and increases eligibility to include families from Kentwood Public Schools. The grant came from the US Department of Agriculture.

The program was created to provide low-income families with additional help in obtaining nutritious foods for their children in the summer months, when they are not in school, to reduce summer hunger and improve food security.

In 2012, GRPS selected 5,000 students to receive the additional benefits based on a random lottery. In order to be placed in the lottery, students had to be eligible for free or reduced lunch, and their parent had to return a consent form.

Fish Fry 2013 - Find A Lenten Fish Fry Here!

Fish Fry 2013 - Find A Lenten Fish Fry Here!

(WZZM) - You can find a 2013 Lenten Fish Fry by searching the data base below.  We do recommend that  if you have questions, please call ahead before heading out.


 

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Find your 2013 Lenten Fish Fry here

Find your 2013 Lenten Fish Fry here

(WZZM) - It is that time of the year for Lenten observances and that means it is time for area churches and organizations to hold Fish Frys on Fridays.


Below is a sortable list of area Fish Frys.  Many of these entries were added by the organizations themselves, so if you have questions, you may want to contact them before heading out.


If you have a Fish Fry to add to the list, click HERE.


 



 

The Big House – Snowman Festival Tomorrow!

The Big House – Snowman Festival Tomorrow!

There is free admission for all ages to this 1st Annual Snowman Festival at Mangiamo’s located at 1033 Lake Drive in Grand Rapids, Michigan!  The Snow came just in time for the SNOWMAN BUILDING CONTEST to show your skill & techniques. Bring your own snowman decorations. The Children’s contest runs 10am thru noon and the Adult Contest runs 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Prizes will be presented to adult & children for first thru third place. This contest takes place Saturday, February 9 with Sunday, February 10 as an additional day for viewing. There will be one free hot chocolate or hot spiced cider for each contestant. Mangiamo will also have 3 Topping Pizze Pies for $6.50.

PRIZES

Adults: (13 +)      1st Place -- Tour of the Gilmore Collection for 2

Fish Fry 2013 - Add yours here!

Fish Fry 2013 - Add yours here!

(WZZM) - It is the season of the Lenten Fish Fry.  If you have a Fish Fry to add to our database, enter it in the form below.


 

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