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My Town Wyoming: Wild turkeys invade neighborhood

My Town Wyoming: Wild turkeys invade neighborhood

WYOMING, Mich.-- Families living in a Wyoming subdivision got quite a surprise when they looked out their windows Tuesday morning.

Around 9 a.m., at least a dozen wild turkeys paraded through the neighborhood near Gezon Parkway SW and Burlingame Avenue SW. WZZM 13 reporter Steve Zaagman captured this video of the flock of fowl.

My Town Wyoming: Dozens go bald to support children with cancer

My Town Wyoming: Dozens go bald to support children with cancer

WYOMING, Mich.--  Saturday, dozens of people who enter Chubby’s Bar & Grill with a full head of hair will leave bald.

More than 35 people have volunteered to shave their heads to support children with cancer and raise money for life-saving research through St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Last year, St. Baldrick's Foundation donated $50,000 to Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.  Saturday, Dr. Giselle Sholler and Dr. James Fahner from the hospital will be on hand for the head-shaving event.  Another doctor, Dr. Peter Sholler will have his head shaved in solidarity.

“We are extremely thankful to St. Baldrick’s for their grant support of our Innovative Therapeutics Clinic in pediatric oncology at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, helping bring new therapies to children with cancer in Grand Rapids,” says Dr. Sholler.

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings

(WZZM) - Find your 2014 Lenten Fish Fry here!

If you have any questions or need some clarifications, be sure to call the locations ahead of time.

 

Click here to add your organization's Fish Fry. We'll update the list periodically.

 

My Town: Governor joins volunteers to fight student hunger

My Town: Governor joins volunteers to fight student hunger

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--  Gov. Snyder traded in his suit coat for an apron Tuesday to help fight childhood hunger at Kids’ Food Basket.

The governor and his staff joined volunteers from AmeriCorps Grand Rapids in packing meals for Grand Rapids-area students to take home from school.

Kids’ Food Basket provides about 6,000 sack dinners for children in 31 schools.  Each day, approximately 200 volunteers prepare sack suppers for students in schools in Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Godwin Heights, Wyoming and Muskegon Heights.

Last summer, the nonprofit also served food to more than 2,000 children at 29 parks and schools each day for nine weeks.

My Town: Grand Rapids-Wyoming among fastest growing places to retire

My Town: Grand Rapids-Wyoming among fastest growing places to retire

WYOMING, Mich.—The Wyoming area is among the nation’s fastest growing places to retire.

That’s according to nerdwallet.  In a report released Thursday, March 13, the financial publication highlighted the Grand Rapids-Wyoming market’s growing population of residents who are 65 or older. Nerdwallet also mentioned the Senior Neighbors centers scattered across the region, providing health and wellness resources, as well as the retirement living communities popping up ion the area, including Clark Retirement Community.

The Grand Rapids-Wyoming area ranked 10 on the list; the greater Detroit area ranked fourth on the list. The Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale metro area in Arizona took the top spot.

My Town: Volunteers needed for Kent County Parks clean-up projects

My Town: Volunteers needed for Kent County Parks clean-up projects

KENT COUNTY, Mich.-- The Kent County Parks Department is looking for volunteers to help clean up parks this spring.

The 2014 Kent County spring clean event has not been scheduled for a specific day,  because of lingering snow cover.  However, volunteers are encouraged to sign up with he Kent County Parks Department and let them know what projects they'd like to work on, when the time comes.

People interested in pitching in to improve any of the county's 34 parks should contact Volunteer Services at (616) 632-7842 or email park.volunteers@kentcountymi.gov .  Volunteers can explain what work they'd like to do, and the Parks Department will then organize the clean-up effort.  The spring clean event provides an opportunity to meet new community members and make a difference throughout Kent County.

My Town Wyoming: City considering extending parking rules

My Town Wyoming: City considering extending parking rules

WYOMING, Mich.--   The City of Wyoming is considering extending its odd-even parking rules.

The city council will take up an ordinance amendment that would make the odd-even parking effective Dec. 1 through March 31 each year and during any declared snow emergency.  That’s one month longer than the current ordinance.

If the amendment is adopted during the city council meeting Monday, March 3, the revised ordinance would be declared an emergency ordinance, which would take effect the very next day.

The odd-even parking rules are as follows:

  • Park on the side of the street on which addresses that are odd or even align with the date being odd or even.
  • On a cul-de-sac, parking shall only be on even-numbered calendar days.
  • After midnight, your vehicle must be parked on the correct side of the street for that date.
  • Parked cars will not be ticketed from 7 p.m. to midnight.