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My Town: Wyoming CEO among finalists for Ernst and Young award

My Town: Wyoming CEO among finalists for Ernst and Young award

WYOMING, Mich.—The CEO of Grand Rapids Plastics, based in Wyoming is  a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Arthur J. Bott Sr. was selected from a group of more than 50 nominations.  The judges’ based their decisions on each finalist’s innovation success, financial performance and personal commitment to business and communities.

The award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 5 at the MGM Grand Detroit.  This is the 28th year for the award program, which now includes more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries worldwide.

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.

MSU’s second annual Gran Fondo cycling event raises funds for skin cancer research

MSU’s second annual Gran Fondo cycling event raises funds for skin cancer research

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Michigan State University College of Human Medicine announces plans for its second annual Gran Fondo on June 28, 2014.

Italian for “Big Ride,” proceeds from this this non-competitive cycling event go towards programs to increase awareness, prevention and detection of skin cancer and supports MSU’s skin cancer research.

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.

My Town Wyoming: Volunteers needed for golf course cleanup April 12

My Town Wyoming: Volunteers needed for golf course cleanup April 12

WYOMING, Mich.—The snow is melting which means it’s time to clean up West Michigan’s green spaces.

The Kent County Parks and Recreation Department is calling on volunteers to help rake and clean up L.E. Kaufman Golf Course, located off of Clyde Parke Avenue, south of 44th Street.  The cleanup effort will run from 10 a.m. to noon on April 12; participants can enjoy a lunch provided by golf course staff afterward. 

The Parks and Recreation Department will provide all supplies and tools needed for the cleanup, but registration is required.  The deadline is Wednesday, April 9.  To sign up, call Virginia Sines at (616) 632-7842.