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My Town Wyoming: Businesses at Jan. 14 fair looking to hire hundreds

My Town Wyoming: Businesses at Jan. 14 fair looking to hire hundreds

WYOMING, Mich.—West Michigan businesses are on the hunt for hundreds of new workers.

More than two dozen companies will be represented during a job fair hosted by Kentwood Community Church.  The event will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.14 on the church’s Wyoming campus, at 2950 Clyde Park Ave. SW.  Altogether, the businesses are recruiting for more than 500 jobs in sales, retail, customer service, health care, auto tech, manufacturing, truck driving, marketing, skilled industrial trades, food service and other fields.

This is the seventh job fair Kentwood Community Church has hosted at its Wyoming Campus, which opened Oct. 6, 2013 in the former Wyoming Adult & Community Education building.  Kentwood purchased the property from Wyoming Public Schools.

For additional job fair information, visit the event website or call the church at (616) 827-3267.

My Town: Time to trash the tree! Free Christmas tree recycling locations

My Town: Time to trash the tree!  Free Christmas tree recycling locations

Christmas is over, which means it’s time to trash the tree.

Many municipalities are offering free tree recycling services to residents with a natural tree.  Some communities are planning to put the trees through a chipper and use the remnants to cover park trails and other green spaces.  Here is the schedule for live tree drop-offs:

Ada Township (Through Jan. 12)

  • Ada Township Park, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Alpine Township (Through Jan. 31)

  • Behind Township Hall, 5255 Alpine Ave. NW

 

Cannon Township (Through Jan. 10)

  • West side of the township building; RHS Honor Society will help unload trees Jan. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (donations encouraged)

 

Courtland Township (Through Jan. 31)

  • Fire Station #1 on 14 Mile Road

 

My Town Wyoming: Businesses at Jan. 14 fair looking to hire hundreds

My Town Wyoming: Businesses at Jan. 14 fair looking to hire hundreds

WYOMING, Mich.—West Michigan businesses are on the hunt for hundreds of new workers.

More than two dozen companies will be represented during a job fair hosted by Kentwood Community Church.  The event will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.14 on the church’s Wyoming campus, at 2950 Clyde Park Ave. SW.  Altogether, the businesses are recruiting for more than 500 jobs in sales, retail, customer service, health care, auto tech, manufacturing, truck driving, marketing, skilled industrial trades, food service and other fields.

This is the seventh job fair Kentwood Community Church has hosted at its Wyoming Campus, which opened Oct. 6, 2013 in the former Wyoming Adult & Community Education building.  Kentwood purchased the property from Wyoming Public Schools.

For additional job fair information, visit the event website or call the church at (616) 827-3267.

My Town: Goodwill Industries of Greater G.R. offers 'Annie' donation deal

My Town: Goodwill Industries of Greater G.R. offers 'Annie' donation deal

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Clean out your closets, help people find jobs and get a deal on tickets for Broadway Grand Rapids with the new deal by Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids.

The nonprofit organization is offering $20 off tickets to “Annie” to people who donate gently used clothing or household items to any Goodwill store. You can find the list of locations here. The coupon is good for select seats during the Jan. 13 performance at DeVos Performance Hall.  Goodwill will also be accepting gently used coats at DeVos Hall on opening night.

“Annie” runs through Jan. 13-18.  The musical is centered on a determined orphan who journeys through New York looking for her parents.  Her adventure includes foiling the plots of Miss Hannigan, who runs the orphanage; meeting President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; and finding a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks.

Family Night at the KROC on Friday

Family Night at the KROC on Friday

WYOMING, Mich.-- The Salvation Army KROC Center welcomes community families for an evening of fun at this Family Night on Friday, Dec. 19.

From 6 p.m. through 8:30 p.m., families can enjoy activities, along with games and the movie begins at 7 p.m.

The Salvation Army Kroc Center is located at 2500 S. Division Avenue in Grand Rapids. Admission: Adults - $7.50; Childre 11 years and under - $5; members – free. Visit www.grkroccenter.org for details.

My Town: Protect your child - free car seat safety checks

My Town: Protect your child -  free car seat safety checks

LOWELL, Mich.—Two out of three child car seats are being used incorrectly, and with holiday travel ramping up in the coming weeks, now is the time to make sure your little one is protected on the road.

The Lowell Fire Department will be hosting a free car seat safety check this Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Officers and community volunteers will check each infant car seat and child booster seat to make sure they are correctly installed in your vehicle.  Qualified families can also purchase a discounted replacement seat, while supplies last.

The car seat safety check is part of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital’s Injury Prevention program. Similar events are planned for 2015 at the following times and locations:

My Town: Police call on public to stuff a 'blue goose'

My Town: Police call on public to stuff a 'blue goose'

WYOMING, Mich.-- While many people will be stuffing turkeys and chickens this Christmas, Michigan State Police are getting ready to stuff a blue goose, with the community's help.

The blue goose is actually a Michigan State Police patrol car, and the stuffing isn't made of bread.  Troopers are collecting new toys, clothing and non-perishable foods to fill the vehicle.  The donations will be turned over to the Salvation Army for distribution to Kent County and Ottawa County families in need.

Two patrol cars will be parked at the Wal-Mart stores in Grand Haven and Wyoming on Dec. 14.  Troopers will be collecting donations from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.