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Program Provides Job Training for Grand Rapids, Kentwood, and Wyoming Residents

The Pathways to Prosperity program will be hosting the final awareness sessions from now until the end of March.  The program, ending in July, is available to job seekers interested in pursuing training in the green jobs sector.  Interested job seekers must attend an awareness session in order to be qualified for participation in the program.  Training is offered for many green job types, including: truck driving, deconstruction, welding, customer service, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and advanced battery manufacturing.

Upcoming Awareness Sessions:

March 21: Kentwood Activity Center, 355 48th St. SE, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

March 22: Urban League, 745 Eastern Ave. SE, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

March 26: Family Network of Wyoming, 1029 44th St. SW, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

March 28: Baxter Community Center, 935 Baxter St. SE, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

March 29: Family Network of Wyoming, 1029 44th St. SW, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Wyoming Library After-Hours Material Pick-up

Have you ever needed to pick up a book, but the library was closed? Try the after-hours pick-up at the Wyoming branch. Patrons may request to have their library items placed in a locker to be picked up at their convenience. You will need to call the library during open hours to obtain passcodes for the door and locker.

Please have your library card number ready when you call to arrange the pick-up.  For more information, call 784-2007.

Wyoming Library Book Sale

Wyoming Library Book Sale

The Wyoming Friends of the Library will be holding a two day used book sale on Friday and Saturday, April 20th and 21st. Items for sale include withdrawn library materials as well as donated books, videotapes, DVDs, audio books. The book sale begins at 9:30 AM and ends at 4:00 PM. The last two hours on Saturday will feature a Bag Sale; buy a bag for $3 and you can fill it up with sale items. The proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Library and will be used to fund library projects.

The Wyoming Friends of the Library have decided to no longer accept magazine donations. They will still accept books (except encyclopedias), videotapes, DVDs, and audiobooks. Items should be in good physical condition as the Friends sell them in the semi-annual book sales.

If you have magazines you wish to donate, please consider dropping them off at one of the local paper gators.  Many of the schools in the area use them as fundraisers.

Local school helps take the struggle out of homework

Local school helps take the struggle out of homework

Students at Vista Charter Academy, recently enjoyed a night of math games with their parents to learn skills they can use at home together. Over 200 parents and students attended the evening to promote parental involvement and better equip parents to help their children with math homework.

WPS High School Consolidation "Blueprint"

Last night, the Wyoming School District decided to consolidate schools in an effort to save the district more than $1-million. The full "blueprint" outlining all of the changes that will be taking place can be seen by clicking the link bellow.

WPS High School Consolidation "Blueprint"

Public Invited to Medicare and Medicaid Dual Eligibility Discussions

Residents across the area are invited to join the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB) at two forums to discuss the state’s proposed plan for those that are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid services.

Last year, Michigan was awarded a federal planning grant to examine “dual eligibility” and how to provide better integrated care and create a more efficient health care system. The proposed plan was released in Lansing on March 5, and will cover services and benefits for persons with both Medicare and Medicaid eligibility. The forums will give persons with dual eligibility an opportunity to review the proposed plan, and to ask questions of representatives from the Michigan Department of Community Health’s Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities administration.

What's Happening - Echoes of Pink Floyd, Laugh Out Loud and Golden Gloves

GRAND RAPIDS, (WZZM) - Another weekend brings another round of fun events across west Michigan.

Today, Watermark 920 Live is welcoming a popular tribute band to the historic Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts tonight.

Fans will experience some of the most influential classic rock hits in a very unique way.

Sarah Rooks of Watermark 920 said, "Luke's bringing Echoes of Pink Floyd down at the Frauenthal downtown in March."

The event's organizer, Luke Sass said, "They're one of the most premiere tribute bands for Pink Floyd and with Roger Waters coming to town in June I believe it is and you know tickets are so expensive I was thinking you know, what can we do that's kind of the next best thing."