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New bakery honored for tasty airline creation

New bakery honored for tasty airline creation

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—  A new bakery in East Grand Rapids has earned a sky-high honor.

Cakabakery’s creation for Southwest Airlines’ inaugural event at Gerald R. Ford International Airport has been named “Cake of the Week” by Anna-Aero, an airline network and news analysis website.

The cake was presented Sunday, August 11, when Southwest began service out of Grand Rapids.  The dessert was designed by Jason Kakabaker, owner of Cakabakery, located at 1436 Wealthy St. SE.  Kakabaker was recently featured on Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars,” where he finished second.

The Rapid holding bus fare forum August 7

The Rapid holding bus fare forum August 7

The Rapid will hold a public forum Wednesday, August 7 to address how it will handle bus fares in the future.

The bus transit service is drafting a policy for evaluating the public impact of any bus fare changes,  including when new services are added, like the Rapids  Silver Line on Division Avenue.  Officials with The Rapid say right now they are not considering raising prices, but more pass options.

Wednesday’s public forum will run from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The Rapid Central Station second floor conference room, located at 250 Grandville Ave. SW in Grand Rapids.  If you cannot make the meeting, you can comment on the issue by calling (616) 776-1100.

Weigh in on Grand Rapids' streets June 27

Weigh in on Grand Rapids' streets June 27

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—What do you think about Grand Rapids’ streets?

Now is your chance to weigh in on road conditions.  The Sustainable Streets Task Force is holding a public forum Thursday, June 27 to help set final recommendations for the future of Grand Rapids’ street system.  The forum begins at 6 p.m.

Bike Rodeo promotes safety for summer fun at River City Scholars

Bike Rodeo promotes safety for summer fun at River City Scholars

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- The parking lot at River City Scholars Charter Academy turned in to a bike festival on Saturday, June 8.

The school partnered with Oakdale Neighbors and the Boston Square Community Bikes to offer a fun event to promote safe riding this summer. The Boston Square Community Bikes performed safety checks on all bikes and gave away free bicycle helmets. There was also bike decorating stations, games, prizes and of course, ice cream.

Grand Rapids Spring Auction June 6

Grand Rapids Spring Auction June 6

The city of Grand Rapids will hold its 2013 Spring Auction June 6.

M&W Incorporated will auction off the city’s used vehicles and construction equipment starting at 9 a.m.  M&W Incorporated is located at 979 West River Center Dr. NE in Comstock Park.Only cash or check will be accepted. 

For pictures and descriptions of the vehicles and equipment up for auction, click here.

 

WAVE Award nominations open

WAVE Award nominations open

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Experience Grand Rapids and the Kent County Lodging Association have opened the 6th Annual WAVE Award nominations.

The annual awards program recognizes outstanding service providers in the Grand Rapids and Kent County hospitality industry. Nominations will be accepted from employers and guests from April 30 to Oct.7, 2013. One award will be presented in each of the following categories: Transportation, Retail & Service, Attractions/Events, and Nightlife. New categories to the 2013 awards program include: Restaurants/Breweries, Lodging, and Volunteer in Hospitality.

Public meeting for Kent County road projects

Drivers may soon experience more traffic backups on a busy Kent County corridor.

The Grand Valley Metro Council wants to resurface Alpine Avenue NW, between Leonard Street and just beyond 4 Mile Road NW.  The construction proposals for 2014 to 2017 also include adding turn lanes, resconstructing and resurfacing portions of  4 mile Road  NW between Fruit Ridge Avenue NW and Alpine Avenue NW.  The Metro Council has already posted a ma