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4th Annual “State of Our Schools” Address is March 26

4th Annual “State of Our Schools” Address is March 26

From Grand Rapids Public Schools: The 4th Annual State of Our Schools address is Saturday, March 26 from 9:00am to 10:00am at Ottawa Hills High School. Seats may be limited and RSVPs are required. Please call 819-1005 or email at rsvp@grps.k12.mi.us

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GRPS Winter Parties and School Choice Open Houses

GRPS Winter Parties and School Choice Open Houses

News Release:

GRPS Winter Parties and School Choice Open Houses
 
 
WHAT:                    GRPS Winter Parties and School Choice Open Houses
                                
GRPS students, parents, friends, families and staff are encouraged to attend the GRPS Winter Parties and School Choice Open Houses to learn more about school choices in the district and enjoy free food and entertainment.

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.

One Book One City for Kids Announces 2011 Selection

One Book One City for Kids Announces 2011 Selection

NEWS RELEASE:

GRAND RAPIDS (January 10, 2011) One Book, One City for Kids, a citywide reading initiative for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, announces this year’s selection is "Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School" by Ruth McNally Barshaw.

One Book, One City for Kids is an annual reading program encouraging 4,5 & 6th grade readers to read and discuss the same book each winter. The program also strives to encourage a life-long love of reading among middle school-age readers, inspire readers to bring story ideas and themes to life through discussion, and build collaborative ties between public libraries, school libraries, and area schools.

This year the entire city will be reading "Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School" by Ruth McNally Barshaw.

Volunteers needed for Gilda's LaughFest

Volunteers needed for Gilda's LaughFest

NEWS RELEASE:

Volunteers needed for Gilda’s LaughFest

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 3, 2011 –  Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids will hold 3 informational meetings this week for individuals wishing to volunteer during Gilda’s LaughFest. The inaugural event is being held in Grand Rapids March 10 through March 20. Over 400 hundred individuals have already shown interest in volunteering. More information regarding volunteer opportunities can be found at laughfestgr.org.

What: Volunteer Informational Meetings

When: Jan.4, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. and Jan.5, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. or Noon – 1:30pm

Where: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, 1806 Bridge St.

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.