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Every Dress Has a Story Campaign Through November 14

 Every Dress Has a Story Campaign Through November 14

The Girls Scout of Michigan Shore to Shore, Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Goodwill Industries of West Michigan & Goodwill of Northern Michigan are teaming up to make this dress drive possible.

This campaign will make a difference for those giving & those receiving. Those giving, it will help clean out closets, which in-turn provides giving back to the community. So, donate your dresses to ANY Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan or Northern Michigan store through November 14.

Then, get social! Share the “Every Dress Has a Story” initiative with all your social networks. Post your commitment to this campaign with the hashtag #EveryDress & share a picture of the dress that you’re donating plus the story behind it.

Godwin Hardware offers plumbing skills

Godwin Hardware offers plumbing skills

(WYOMING) - Godwin Hardware is offering you the chance to learn some basic plumbing skills.

Join us for our annual free hands-on plumbing clinic where licensed plumber Brian Vance teaches how to repair the most common plumbing problems. We'll have snacks and a drawing for great prizes!

My Town: Gaslight Village retailer welcomes new name and location

My Town: Gaslight Village retailer welcomes new name and location

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—A Gaslight Village shop is getting a new name and location.

Beginning next month, the owners of Hot Mama will be switching the shop’s name to Evereve. 

“Hot Mama will always be my baby, but the company is growing up, and the name Evereve reflects that,” says CEO and founder Megan Tamte. “To us, Evereve means life, and we are devoted to helping all moms to feel fully alive, to live in the moment, as well as to look and feel their absolute best.”

The retailer recently changed its website evereve.com.

Hot Mama has four locations throughout Michigan, including a store in Gaslight Village.  That boutique will be moving to a larger new space in Breton Village mall in September.

My Town: City vehicles up for bid in July 17 auction

My Town: City vehicles up for bid in July 17 auction

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—The City of Grand Rapids is auctioning off some of its wheels.

Six vehicles used by the city will be up for bid beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 17.   The vehicles include three Ford Crown Victoria police cruisers, one Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck and two GMC Sierra pick-up trucks. 

The auction will take place at M & W Inc., located at 979 West River Center Drive NE in Comstock Park.  All buyers should be prepared to pay in cash or check.  To view the vehicles, visit the auction site here.

My Town: Gordmans to open in Wyoming July 17

My Town: Gordmans to open in Wyoming July 17

WYOMING, Mich.--  The date is set for the grand opening of Wyoming's newest store.

Gordmans will open its doors to customers at 9 a.m. on July 17.  The new 50,000-square-foot store sits next to The Home Depot in the Wilsontown Shopping Center, off Wilson Avenue.  The new retailer is expected to employ 100 people. Those interested may apply in person now through May 30 at Michigan Works, 121 Franklin SE, Suite 120 in Grand Rapids.

Gordmans will hold a grand opening celebration July 25-27. The Wyoming store is one of six Gordmans stores opening in the country this year. The discount department store opened its first West Michigan store in Norton Shores in March. 

My Town: Gordmans interviewing for new store in Wyoming

My Town: Gordmans interviewing for new store in Wyoming

WYOMING, Mich.--  Gordmans is looking to hire 100 employees for its newest store in Wyoming.

Construction is still underway on the facility, which sits next to The Home Depot, south of Rivertown Crossings Mall.  The Nebraska-based retailer will begin hold interviews May 19-30 at the southeast Grand Rapids Michigan Works Service Center, 121 Franklin SE.

The Wyoming store is one of six Gordmans stores opening in the country this year. The discount department store opened its first West Michigan store in Norton Shores in March. 

My Town GR South: Vintage Street Market opens May 11

My Town GR South: Vintage Street Market opens May 11

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— The Downtown Market’s Vintage Street Market opens to shoppers today.

Organizers say the Vintage Street Market is Grand Rapids’ only monthly vintage market.  The market will be open the second Sunday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Market dates are May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10 and September 14.  This year’s vendors include: