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Governor Appoints Grand Rapids Woman to State Board

Governor Appoints Grand Rapids Woman to State Board

A Grand Rapids woman is one of the latest appointees by Governor Rick Snyder to the Michigan Board of Speech Language Pathology.

Lynée Wells is a community planner and project manager for Williams & Works, a position she has held since 2005. Previously, she served as a senior planner for Consensus Planning in Albuquerque, N.M. and as a project assistant and historian for the University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture and Planning. Wells received a certificate in international business and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in community and regional planning from the University of New Mexico.

Winter Weather Driving Safety Tips

Winter Weather Driving Safety Tips

We may finally get the kind of winter weather we are used to in West Michigan.

Register for Fat Bike Races - Jan 20 and Feb 3

Register for Fat Bike Races - Jan 20 and Feb 3
Fat Bike Series FatbikeGRR

Registration:


Single Race - $20
Duo - $40


T-shirt (online) - $10
T-shirt (onsite) - $15

* Each r

Time To Get Your Dog's New License

Time To Get Your Dog's New License

 

2013 Dog Licenses available in Kent County.

Michigan law requires that all dogs four months of age or older be licensed.

A dog license is considered late if your animal is 5 months of age or older and you have owned the dog longer than 30 days. Dog licenses are discounted for senior citizens, and if your dog has been spayed or neutered (See fees here). To qualify for senior prices a person has to be 62 years old at the time of purchase and provide proof of age.

The fees through March 1, 2013 range from $6-26. After March 1, the costs of licenses doubles.

Flu Closes Lake Michigan Academy in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - The flu outbreak in West Michigan is causing two schools to close Wednesday.

At Lake Michigan Academy in Grand Rapids so many staff members have the flu the school can't open. Palo Community Schools in Ionia County report bus drivers and children are sick. Staff members still have to report there.

Janitors at both schools will spend the day cleaning the buildings.

The Kent County Health Department reports the confirmed number of flu cases in Kent County has reached 463 this season-- a slight increase from last week.

Winter Classes can beat the "Blahs"

Winter Classes can beat the "Blahs"

With another Holiday Season behind us, it’s time to think about getting some wholesome exercise to avoid that season of the “blahs” so many people have issue with.

Grandville Schools offers many Community Education Opportunities for people of all ages, one being Aqua Aerobics. They offer High, Medium and Low Intensity sessions that could be of benefit for your needs.

Adult Ballroom and Line Dancing Classes are available also, a great type of exercise.

Punch passes are $20 for 10 visits to the pool. Please call 616-254-6553 to get more information on these classes and others available.

Start the year right, give blood

Start the year right, give blood

Michigan Blood wants you to continue the season of giving by donating blood to start the new year.

If you attempt to donate at one of these blood drives, you will receive a $10 gift certificate to Outback Steakhouse

       Grand Rapids
       December 31  •  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
       January 2  •  8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
       January 3  •  8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

       St. Joseph
       January 2  •  11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.