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White car to be bathed in pink during 'Aim for the Cure' August 24

White car to be bathed in pink during 'Aim for the Cure' August 24

WYOMING, Mich. – A white car will be bathed in pink paint Saturday,  August 24 as Car City hosts its  “Aim for the Cure” fundraiser.

The family-owned used car dealership is inviting people out to enjoy $1 hot dogs, free water and shooting paintballs at a white car.  Potential paintballers must donate $1 for each shot or pay $5 for 10 paintballs.  Car City will match all the proceeds, which will go to Susan G. Komen of West Michigan. 

“We look forward to our role in helping the Susan G. Komen of West Michigan in its mission to save lives and increase awareness,” said Jeff Baker, president of Car City. “This is a very important cause and we’re proud to be able to support the inspirational work of this organization.” 

Car City is located at 1515 28th St. SW in Wyoming.  For more information, call (616) 249-2000.

Lady Bow-hunters' Night Out August 15

Lady Bow-hunters' Night Out August 15

WYOMING, Mich.-- Stop in at Al and Bob's Sports for a meet and greet, refreshments and possible prizes during the Lady Bow-hunters' Night Out Thursday, August 15, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Many female hunting companies will be there answering questions and helping out with any of those bow hunting issues.  

Al and Bob's Sports is located at 3100 S. Division Ave. in My Town Wyoming.

Register now for 5th Annual Health Expo on Monday, August 19

Register now for 5th Annual Health Expo on Monday, August 19

BYRON CENTER, Mich.-- The community is invited to register by Wednesday, August 14 for the luncheon during this free Health Expo on Monday, August 19.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Byron Township Recreation facility, located at 2120 76th St.  Visitors will have an opportunity to stop by booths for materials and information on health, as well as enjoy lunch with friends.

The luncheon, catered by the Byron Family Restaurant, will take place at noon. The cost is $6.50 for resident and    $7.50 for non-residents.

Register by August 23 to take part in a free ice cream social, followed by Bingo, scheduled for Wednesday, August 28 at 1 p.m. Registered guests will receive two free bingo cards, with additional cards available for $0.25 each.

Free screenings and kids' activities during health festival August 17

Free screenings and kids' activities during health festival August 17

WYOMING, Mich.—A free faith-based health festival is coming to Lamar Park.

Michigan Blues is teaming up with the Grand Rapids Pastors Association and local churches for the August 17 event.  The health festival is part of the 15th annual Dia de Clamor. It will feature free health screenings, giveaways and kid-friendly activities, including face painting and a soccer clinic.

The health festival will run from noon until 4 p.m.  Lamar Park is located at 2561 Porter Street in Wyoming.

Kent County accepting household hazardous waste

Kent County accepting household hazardous waste

Kent County will be accepting household hazardous waste from residents Saturday, August 10. 

Residents with proper ID can drop off items from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 2908 Ten Mile Rd. in Rockford. The county will also accept drop-off items at the following times and locations:

  • August 24: 1500 Scribner Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
  • September 7: 5068 Breton Rd. SE, Kentwood
  • September 21: 2350 Ivanrest SW, Grandville
  • October 12: 2908 Ten Mile Rd. in Rockford
  • October 26: 1500 Scribner Ave. NW, Grand Rapids

Chemicals including weed killers, bug sprays, antifreeze, gasoline, oil-based paint, wood preservatives, paint thinner, pool chemicals, deck cleaners, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury thermometers and thermostats will all be accepted.  Latex paint, medical waste, prescription drugs, ammunition and fireworks are prohibited.

The Rapid holding bus fare forum August 7

The Rapid holding bus fare forum August 7

The Rapid will hold a public forum Wednesday, August 7 to address how it will handle bus fares in the future.

The bus transit service is drafting a policy for evaluating the public impact of any bus fare changes,  including when new services are added, like the Rapids  Silver Line on Division Avenue.  Officials with The Rapid say right now they are not considering raising prices, but more pass options.

Wednesday’s public forum will run from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The Rapid Central Station second floor conference room, located at 250 Grandville Ave. SW in Grand Rapids.  If you cannot make the meeting, you can comment on the issue by calling (616) 776-1100.

Communities celebrate National Night Out August 6

Communities celebrate National Night Out August 6

National Night Out is August 6, providing community members a free and fun opportunity to meet neighbors and local police officers.

National Night Out started in1984 as a way to encourage the community to get involved in crime-prevention, sending a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.  Organizers often fold food and family-friendly activities into the event.  This year’s participating communities include:

Kalamazoo County

·         Kalamazoo: Arcadia Neighborhood Assoc., Arcadia School, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

·         Kalamazoo: Eastside Neighborhood Assoc., Rockwell Park, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

·         Kalamazoo: Edison Neighborhood Assoc., 816 Washington, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.