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DeVos Place is Celebrating 10 Years with an Open House for Everyone

DeVos Place is Celebrating 10 Years with an Open House for Everyone

DeVos Place, West Michigan’s Premier Entertainment Destination in Grand Rapids, MI. is celebrating their 10th Anniversary with a celebration for everyone. This event takes place Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10am – 5pm.

This event will feature a Ferris wheel, carousel, fun, family activities and games, prizes, mascots and much more! Parking will be free under the convention center (as space allows) during the event.

The first 10,000 people inside the doors will received a FREE hot dog and Pepsi. Entertainment will feature music and entertainment from bands, Jump with Jill, a magician and more. You might be the winner of one of the gift cards or concert tickets to be given away hourly.

From 10am – 5pm the Northeast Stage will present acts from Alysha Sha, Jump with Jill, Freehand GR, Gabriel Estrada III “ El Charro Del Norte”, Jeremy Verwys, Lefty Malone and The Diemakers.

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Billboard: Homosexuality not a civil right

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- A billboard on US-131 near 36th Street in Wyoming is turning heads. The message on it says homosexuality is not a civil right.

The billboard is sponsored by the Michigan Oak Initiative, a branch of a church based South Carolina.

The message on it shows people of different races, next to a face with rainbow facepaint. It says people are born with their skin color but homosexuality is a behavior.

"You don't have to be a Christian, or a Jew, or a person of faith of any kind," said Mark Gurley, "it just means that things go better when there's a moral code underlying everything, and our Constitution is based on a moral code, and based on the Bible. I just don't want to see that undermined."

Meanwhile, the same message is on a billboard in the Detroit area.

GM to add 300 new jobs at Wyoming plant

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- General Motors announced Monday morning it will invest $119 million in tools and equipment at its Grand Rapids Operations plant on Burton Street SW in Wyoming, creating 300 future jobs.

The plant currently has about 500 employees on three shifts and produces engine components used in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles.

The investment is part of GM's $5.4 billion in investments in U.S. facilities the company announced April 30. The 300 jobs represents nearly half of 650 planned employee additions within GM.

"This investment in the future recognizes the excellent workforce at Grand Rapids Operations" GM North America Manufacturing Manager Scott Whybrew said in a statement. "It also demonstrates GM's collaboration with our UAW partners to innovate and bring tangible benefits to our customers."

Kent County Household Hazardous Waste Collection on May 30

Kent County Household Hazardous Waste Collection on May 30

Aerosol cans, gasoline, motor oil, cleansers, fluorescent light bulbs, pesticides, fertilizer, fire extinguishers, mercury thermometers & thermostats and pool chemicals are all considered hazardous and should be disposed of safely.

On Saturday, May 30 from 8:30am – noon, residents can bring these hazardous household waste items to the Wyoming Clean Water Plant located at 2350 Ivanrest.

Latex paint, medications, needles or fireworks are not accepted.

Call: (616)336-2570 or visit www.recycleKent.org for more information.

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Gypsy Moth Spraying set for June in Wyoming, MI.

Gypsy Moth Spraying set for June in Wyoming, MI.

The City of Wyoming, MI, in partnership with Hamilton Helicopters Inc., has announced the 2015 targeted Gypsy Moth suppression spray will take place the first week of June. Rain and wind will play a part in determining exactly when this spraying will take place. Under ideal conditions, spraying should be completed in one day.

Identified areas will be treated with an aerial application of the insecticide Bacillus Thuringiensis or BT. This will only affect the caterpillars and does not affect other non-leaf-eating insects.

For additional information, call the City of Wyoming at 616-530-7272 or visit the City website at www.wyomingmi.gov. Follow the City on Twitter @WyomingCityHall and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/City of Wyoming.

Memorial Day Ceremony Returns to the City of Wyoming

Memorial Day Ceremony Returns to the City of Wyoming

The community is invited to the Annual Memorial Ceremony taking place on Monday, May 25 at 7:00pm at the Veteran’s Memorial Garden located at 2300 DeHoop SW.

Experience this special evening to remember with your host, Mayor Jack Poll, along with enjoying the performance of the Lee High School band, as well as the Wyoming Department of Public Safety Honor Guard. The guest speaker will be the 5th District Chaplain, Harriet Sturim with her address entitled “Voice for our Veterans”.

Visit www.wyomingmi.gov & click on news for more information.

Bikers hurt in Wyoming motorcycle crash

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)-- Two bikers are recovering after a motorcycle crash Saturday morning.

It happened around 1:30AM at Chicago Drive and Grandville Avenue. Police say both bikers were taken to the hospital for minor injuries. They believe speed was a factor in the crash.