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Road construction meeting Tuesday

Road construction meeting Tuesday

From the East Hills Council of Neighbors:

Road construction meeting for James, Henry, Union, and Evans this Tuesday 4/10/2012, 6:30pm @ Martin Luther King Park Elementary School cafeteria.
 
The upcoming ROAD CONSTRUCTION on James, Henry, Union and Evans will affect YOU!
 
Construction is planned for April - October 2012.

U.S.-131 lane closure Thursday in Wyoming

U.S.-131 lane closure Thursday in Wyoming

News Release:

A right lane closure for overhead sign placement will be in place Thursday, November 17th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on southbound US-131 at 36th Street.

The work is weather dependent (no rain, cold temps, etc.)

Annual Christmas Bird Count begins on December 14

Annual Christmas Bird Count begins on December 14

Every year tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations.  Families and students, birders and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists go out on an annual mission - often before dawn.  For over one hundred years, the desire to both make a difference and to experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people to leave the comfort of a warm house during the Holiday season.

Each of the citizen scientists who annually braves  the snow, wind, or rain, to take part in the Christmas Bird Count makes an enormous contribution to conservation.  Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations - and to help guide conservation action.

From feeder-watchers and field observers to count compilers and regional editors, everyone who takes part in the Christmas Bird Co

Calvin College students create inventory of 3,500 trees on campus

Calvin College students create inventory of 3,500 trees on campus

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - After one year of surveying, Calvin College biology and geography students have created an inventory and map of every tree on campus, west of the Beltline. The project began in the fall of 2010 under the direction of Calvin College biology professor Dave Warners and geography professor Jason VanHorn.

"As we start thinking about a more sustainable campus and trying to become carbon neutral, it seemed to make sense that we needed to document the trees on campus," Warners said. "In order to know how much carbon sequestration we have on campus, we have to know the number and size of trees.

The online tree map contains details of the size, species, location and age of more than 3,500 trees.

Among the summary statistics was the total number of trees (3,516), the number of species (112), the number of landscaped vs. natural trees (1138/2378) and the number of each type of tree: Norway Spruce is the most common at 305.

Charity Concert Series Celebrates Five Years

Charity Concert Series Celebrates Five Years

News Release:

The local concert series Musical Arts for Justice in the Community opens its fifth season with a world class band from Brooklyn.

Grand Rapids, MI – September 20, 2011 – Musical Arts for Justice in the Community, known as MAJIC, was formed by founder/director Carmen Maret in 2007 to both present high quality arts programming in West Michigan and help the poor and homeless in Grand Rapids.

This year MAJIC celebrates the start of its fifth season by presenting a world class group from Brooklyn, NY called Pachora which is a Balkan/gypsy/world-folk jazz instrumental group that formed in NYC in the 1990s featuring guitarist Brad Shepik, clarinetist Chris Speed, drummer Jim Black and bassist Skuli Sverrisson.

The inaugural IGNITE YOUR PASSION Workshop opens September 24th in Grand Rapids!

The inaugural IGNITE YOUR PASSION Workshop opens September 24th in Grand Rapids!

News Release:

 

Two for One ticket deal this week only!

 

IGNITE YOUR PASSION combines The Big Mind Process (first time ever presented in Grand Rapids) with Janet and Chris Attwood’s Passion Test, adds a dash of Jack Canfield’s Success Principles to create an exciting and illuminating event at The Wealthy Theater.

 

On September 24th facilitators of The Passion Test, Michelle Simmons, Shawna Bennett, and Barb VerCande, will join with Big Mind Process facilitator Blane Friest to present the first ever IGNITE YOUR PASSION in the Grand Rapids area. The Passion Test is a simple, powerful way to clarify your passion, define your life's purpose, and begin living the life of your dreams created by bestselling authors Chris and Janet Bray Attwood.

NFL Competition for youth comes to the Salvation Army Kroc Center

NFL Competition for youth comes to the Salvation Army Kroc Center

News Release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grand Rapids, Mich.,September 16, 2011 – Football season is here and the National Football League (NFL) excitement will be happening right in Grand Rapids at the local The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.

Established in 1961, the NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK (PPK) program is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 to 15 to compete separately against their peers in punting, passing, and kicking in a fun and engaging environment. The event is taking place at several venues around the country and the only location in Grand Rapids is at The Salvation Army Kroc Center at 2500 S. Division. The Punt Pass & Kick program is free, open to the public and is one of the oldest NFL Youth Football programs.