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Fish for free June 8 & 9

Fish for free June 8 & 9

All anglers can fish for free June 8 and 9.

As part of Free Fishing Weekend, the state is waiving all fishing license fees for residents and out-of-state visitors. Free Fishing Weekend applies to all species of fish in inland waters and Michigan’s Great Lakes.  All other fishing regulations still apply.

Michigan is home to more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, over 11,037 inland lakes and 36,350 miles of rivers and streams.  To find inland lakes in your area, click here.

Wyoming Memorial Day ceremony May 27

Wyoming Memorial Day ceremony May 27

WYOMING, Mich.—The city of Wyoming will hold its Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 27 at the Veteran’s Memorial Garden.

The 7 p.m. event will feature music from the  Lee High School Band and an address from retired Lieutenant Colonel David Britten, who is the current superintendent of Godfrey-Lee Public Schools.  The Wyoming Police Department Honor Guard will also take part in the ceremony.

 

Relay for Life a success

Relay for Life a success

Rockford Relay For Life raised $318,000 for the American Cancer Society, making it one of the most successful fundraisers in the state.

Other West Michigan communities are doing their part.  During the Wyoming-Grandville Relay For Life on May 10, participants raised at least $54,857.  That same day, participants in the Grand Haven-Spring Lake Relay For Life collected at least $45,984 for the American Cancer Society.  Runners and walkers in East Grand Rapids raised at least $56,531 during their Relay For Life May 17.  On May 18, the Relay For Life of White Lake generated at least $43,211 for the American Cancer Society, while Relay For Life of Comstock Park raised at least $42,815.

And don’t count local colleges out.  In April, Grand Valley State University raised at least $85,263 during its Relay For Life, Western Michigan University collected at least $32,083 and Aquinas College raised $5,670.

Plenty more communities are planning Rel

8th annual Metro Health Farm Market opens for the season

8th annual Metro Health Farm Market opens for the season

Metro Health,  located at 5900 Byron Center Ave. SW,  is hosting a weekly open-air market on Thursdays  through October 10,  from 9 a.m. through 2 p.m.

Vendors will be selling locally grown and  produced food items for purchase, including vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants and flowers, along with handcrafted candles, jewelry  and soap.

Join Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell for a ride May 21

Join Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell for a ride May 21

All community members  are welcome to participate in a free family-friendly bike ride with Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell on Tuesday, May 21.

The Mayor's Bike Ride kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Kroc Center,  located at 2500 S. Division Ave. Participants will have their choice of three routes that will start and end at the Kroc Center, including a two mile or six mile ride along Plaster Creek Trail, or a 24 mile ride to Millennium Park, which will be led by Alger Bikes.  All routes are round-trip on pave surfaces.

There is no need to register but helmets are required.  For more information, call (616) 588-7200 or visit http://www.grkroccenter.org/.

Kroc Center offers pass deal to participants in Mayor's Bike Ride

Kroc Center offers pass deal to participants in Mayor's Bike Ride

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is teaming up with the city of Grand Rapids to show just how bicycle friendly our area is.

The Kroc Center will offer a buy one, get one pass deal to bicyclists on Tuesday, May 21, as part of the Mayor’s Bike Ride.  The annual ride starts at 6:30 p.m. at the entrance to Plaster Creek Trails at the Kroc Center, located on 2500 S. Division Ave.

The 5th annual Mayor’s Bike Ride introduces the average bike rider to Grand Rapids’ bike trail system.  Participants can travel 2 miles or 6 miles from the Kroc Center, or choose a 24 mile ride to Millennium Park, led by Alger Bikes.  All paricipants are required to wear a properly fitted helmet.

Wienermobile arrives in West Michigan

Wienermobile arrives in West Michigan

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is making its way through West Michigan this week.

Anggie Dogg and Kevin Bacon Bits will offer tours of the Wienermobile May 16 at the Family Fare on West State Street in Hastings.  The Wienermobile will also be available for public tours May 17 at the Family Fare on Kalamazoo Avenue SE in Kentwood, and May 19 at the Family Fare on Health Drive SW in Wyoming.  The pair will also be handing out collectible Wiener Whistles.

The  Wienermobile has been doing cross country tours since 1988.  The first Wienermobile made its debut in Janesville, Wisconsin in 1936.