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Auction of Williams Furniture begins Thursday


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- A family-owned furniture store, forced to close after 67 years in business, is up for auction Thursday.

Online bidding on the former home of Williams Furniture begins at 8 a.m.

The property on 28th Street in Wyoming is valued at more than $500,000.

Williams closed late last year. The owners said the economic downturn was too much for the store.

The online site Biddergy.com is handling the auction.


My Town Wyoming: Construction underway on new restaurant

My Town Wyoming: Construction underway on new restaurant

WYOMING, Mich.—Construction is underway on a new restaurant expected to create up to 60 jobs in Wyoming.

The new McDonald’s will be located at 1115 Chicago Drive SW.  Mayor Jack Poll, joined other city and business leaders to help owner Tony Castillo break ground on the work on March 31.  Castillo owns three other McDonald’s restaurants in Holland, and was recently named the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Hispanic Business Person of the Year.

The new restaurant will feature a the latest technology and a contemporary design  including two drive-through windows to provide faster food service.  The new McDonald’s is expected to open this summer.

My Town Wyoming: Wyoming Concerts in the Park lineup unveiled

My Town Wyoming: Wyoming Concerts in the Park lineup unveiled

WYOMING, Mich.—Although there is snow on the ground, the Wyoming Community Enrichment Commission is already set for a summertime tradition.

The Wyoming Concerts in the Park series will return to Lamar Park June 3 at 6:30 p.m.  The series kicks off with a special Kids Night concert featuring “Zumbatomic” followed by the Grand Rapids First Church Youth Choir.  Kid-friendly activities are also scheduled.

The rest of this year’s lineup is as follows:

My Town: Anti-bullying concert tour arrives in West Michigan

My Town: Anti-bullying concert tour arrives in West Michigan

SPARTA, Mich.—A music tour aimed at preventing bullying among teenagers is making its rounds in West Michigan.

The Teen Nation Anti-Bullying Music Tour kicked off Monday morning at Sparta High School.  The 90-minute performances feature young Top 40 recording artists who are also speaking out against bullying.  This tour’s headliners include  former ‘X Factor’ contestant J Ryan, 14, of San Antonio, Texas; and Tristan Blaine, 14, of Frisco, Texas.  Additional guest performers include Faith Marie Shirley, 15 of San Antonio, Texas; Collin Kozola, 17, of Naperville, Illinois, Radio Disney star Celeste Kellogg, 18, of Smithville, Virginia; and Branden Mendoza, 20, of New Carney, Texas.

The school concert assembly schedule is as follows:

Orangeville Fire Department sponsoring Tigers Ball Game Trip

Orangeville Fire Department sponsoring Tigers Ball Game Trip

The Orangeville Fire Department, located in the Gun Lake Area, is sponsoring a bus trip to see the Detroit Tigers play the Los Angeles Angels on April 19, 2014. The cost is $65.00 for the bus trip and the game, to be paid at the time reservations are made. Everyone going is to meet at the Fire Department at 8:00am the day of the trip.

To make a reservation and for more information, please call: Art Ribble at 269-672-7274 or Mike Ribble at 616-481-4516.

Police seek suspects in strong-armed robbery


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - Wyoming Police are looking for help in identifying two suspects involved in a strong-armed robbery in March.

The robbery happened at about 9:00pm on Monday, March 24 near Byron Center Avenue and 36th Street. The victim, a 25-year-old man from Wyoming had just gotten off a Rapid bus when he was knocked down and assaulted by two men who had also been on the bus. The suspects took personal property from the victim.

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Wyoming Parks & Recreation Spring/Summer Services now available

Wyoming Parks & Recreation Spring/Summer Services now available

The Wyoming Parks & Recreation Department have a few newsworthy items that should be of interest to many. They want residents to be made aware of the following:

PARK RESERVATIONS for 2014: Pinery Park reservations are now being accepted for your family reunions, showers, graduation parties, etc. These are available from May 1st through September 30th. Please call 616-530-3164 or go to: www.ci.wyoming.mi.us/ParksRec/reservations%20info.asp for more information

CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS: These inspections will take place on Thursday, May 8th at Wyoming Fire Station #1, located at 1500 Burton St. SW from 5 - 8pm. Pre-register by calling Safe Kids of Greater Grand Rapids at 616-391-7233 x2.

YARD WASTE EXTENDED HOURS: The yard waste site is open Monday - Friday from 7:30am - 7:30pm and on Saturdays from 8am - 5pm through December 31st.