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WANTED: Local chefs for WZZM 13 News

WANTED: Local chefs for WZZM 13 News

WZZM 13 News at Noon is looking for local chefs to be involved in cooking segments airing on Fridays and Wednesdays.

Wednesday’s segments will focus on healthy recipes, so please specify if you’re interested in healthy cooking.

For the segments, chefs should arrive at the station (645 3 Mile Road NW) at 11:45 a.m., and stay until the segment airs around 12:20 p.m. WZZM 13 will provide a gas stovetop, but chefs should bring all equipment/ingredients needed to make their dish.

Interested chefs should email Erin at ezacek@wzzm13.com

My Town: Metro Health farm markets return for the season

My Town: Metro Health farm markets return for the season

WYOMING, Mich.---  The Metro Health Farm Market is back open for the season in Wyoming.

The market opens to shoppers at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 8.  Visitors can shop for locally-grown foods and handmade products from farmers and artisans.  The market will hold special activities for Kids Day (June 19), Christmas in July (July 24) and Health and Wellness Day (July 31).

The Metro Health Farm Market is located in the parking lot of Metro Health Hospital off Byron Center Avenue.  Market hours will be the same this year- Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Metro Health Aquinas Farm Market will return to the college campus May 12.  The market will be open in the Brown Center parking lot Mondays from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. through August 18.

My Town: Kent Career Tech Center names first National Tech Honor Society members

My Town: Kent Career Tech Center names first National Tech Honor Society members

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—A dozen students from Kent Career Tech Center are now members of the National Technical Honor Society.

The students were inducted into the Tech Center’s inaugural NTHS class for demonstrating outstanding skills in their program and overall academic achievement.  The NTHS is similar to the National Honor Society, but with tougher requirements, including involvement in a career or technical education program, a 3.5 or higher GPA and community service hours.

My Town: Wyoming Senior Center opens newly renovated community room

My Town: Wyoming Senior Center opens newly renovated community room

WYOMING, Mich.--   The newly renovated Wyoming Senior Center Community Room is once again welcoming visitors.

The remodeling project included updates to the flooring, walls, ceiling, lighting and furnishings as well as adding a new state-of-the-art bingo machine that allows participants to use computer tablets along with traditional bingo cards.

The $240,000 project was paid for using a Community Development Block grant, WSC’s Senior Fellowship Club and the Parks and Recreational Department’s operational millage.

“The WSC was originally built in 1977, and with the growing number of individuals in our community over the age of 50, it is important that we find creative partnerships to update recreation facilities like the WSC when possible,” stated Wyoming Mayor Jack Poll.

My Town: Kent Intermediate School District gets health program grant

My Town: Kent Intermediate School District gets health program grant

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—  The Kent Intermediate School District is getting a federal boost to physical and nutritional education programs. 

 U.S. Department of Education has awarded 67 grants totaling more than $33 million to local education agencies and community-base organizations.  Only two groups in Michigan were awarded funding; KISD is getting $429,404 for programs to help K-12 students develop healthy lifestyles and meet state standards for physical education.

“A healthy, active lifestyle is an important ingredient of academic success,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “These grants are a resource to help schools and communities develop programs that teach students the importance of staying active and developing healthy lifestyles. We need more states, districts, schools and communities to recognize the critically important role of physical education in improving student engagement and achievement.”

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: