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Take Advantage of the DTE Energy Offer

Take Advantage of the DTE Energy Offer

I am not a person for letting just anyone into my home but after talking to one of my neighbors, I think I would take DTE Energy up on this deal.

My neighbor told me her daughter had the Energy Checkup from DTE at no charge to her and was very pleased. What a great way to get ready for the cold winter months & save on air in the summer.

DTE will arrange for one of their employees to come to your home but before coming, they will contact you to let you know and the person will show up with proper ID. Once there, they will go through your home and point out things that may need to be addressed and help save you money. They will also put faucet aerators on both your kitchen & bathroom faucets, wrap your water pipes and replace your shower heads with water saving devices.

All of the above is done for you at no cost and well worth the visit according to my neighbor. The visit takes approximately one-half hour.

Grand Rapids Junior League Annual Fair

Grand Rapids Junior League Annual Fair

The Junior League of Grand Rapids, MI is hosting their Annual Gift Fair, Beneath the Wreath, on Friday, November 2nd through Sunday, November 4th at the Cultural Center of St. Nicholas, located at 2250 East Paris Ave. Friday hours are 9am-7pm, Saturday hours are 9am-4pm and Sunday, 11am-3pm.

The fair will feature fashions for women and children, handcrafted jewelry, gourmet foods and holiday décor.

Each year this fair raises money to support local service projects for women and children, including Kids in the Kitchen, YWA Domestic Abuse Center and The W.A.Y. Adventure Yard at the YWCA.

Wine will be served at a special evening on Friday, November 2nd from 4-7pm.

Admission cost is $5.00 for adults. Children 15 and under are free. Free parking also.

39th Annual GPNA Arts & Craft Fair

39th Annual GPNA Arts & Craft Fair

Saturday, Sept 8, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

On Saturday, September 8 Garfield Park Neighborhoods Association will celebrate another wonderful day of shopping and family fun at our 39th Annual GPNA Arts & Craft Fair. Besides the wonderful hand crafted items for purchase, the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center will be providing a family play area for children with face painting and other activities. With over 100 vendors our Arts & Craft Fair is one of the largest in West Michigan.

Goodwill Announces 2nd Grand Opening Location of blue Boutique

Goodwill Announces 2nd Grand Opening Location of blue Boutique

Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Inc. announces a second location opening for its newest retail concept – blue, a Goodwill boutique. Goodwill plans to open both blue boutiques in mid-April. The boutiques will be located at 974 Cherry in East Hills and in MoDiv at 40 Monroe Center in downtown Grand Rapids.

“The blue boutiques will offer new and upcycled merchandise in a hip eclectic setting,” says Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Jill Wallace. “Shoppers will enjoy a different Goodwill retail experience when finding unique items at the boutique locations.”

Fashion: Not Just for Women

Fashion: Not Just for Women

Written by Missy Black

A fashionable men's club is forming in Grand Rapids, and if you follow the finger pointing, key players include Jim Murray, general manager of A.K. Rikk's and Stylist Kev Couture, along with a slew of other personalities.

"Fashion is everything to me. I love being able to make someone feel good about themselves through fashion. That's my high," Couture said.

And it's not just Couture who's feeling good as a result of fashion. Many men about town are picking up on an oft-overlooked trend.

"Men are starting to take notice. They think, I need a crisp haircut and cologne. It's all in the details — from the watches to the socks," says Ryan Slusarzyk, corporate business travel manager for Amway Hotel Corporation.

Send us your Black Friday photos!

Send us your Black Friday photos!

The holiday season is upon us, but while many of us are enjoying our Thanksgiving days off by sleeping in and relaxing, there are some that brave the cold weather and dark skies among long lines and anxious attitudes in hopes of getting their hands on the best deals of the year.

If you're one of those brave Black Friday shoppers, we would like hear from you. Please send us you photos along with your name, location, and a brief comment about your experience to MyTown@wzzm13.com for our My Town Black Friday photo gallery to be published early next week.

Until then, good luck and safe shopping!!

Local First Online Holiday Auction starts Thursday

Local First Online Holiday Auction starts Thursday

From: http://www.localfirst.com

West Michigan's locally owned businesses have so much to offer during the holidays - and we can make a real impact by supporting them. This year, we're thrilled to present the first-ever Local First Online Holiday Auction - a great way to discover what's available this season from our local retailers, restaurants, and service providers.

WHAT: Local First Online Holiday Auction

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 3 - Wednesday, Nov. 23

WHERE: Online Auction Powered by Bidding for Good

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