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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."

Local grocers: No 'pink slime' in their beef

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Two locally-based grocery chains say they do not carry the product known as "pink slime" in the ground beef they sell.

ABC News recently reported that pink slime, also known as "Finely Textured Lean Beef" (FTLB), is in the ground beef at 70% of supermarkets in the U.S. It can make up to 25% of each hamburger patty.

Career Transitions Workshops at KDL

Career Transitions Workshops at KDL

Want to brush up on your job-hunting skills? We can help with a series of Career Transitions Workshops occuring this spring! The four-part series will take place at the Wyoming branch in March, the Kentwood branch in April and the East Grand Rapids branch in May.

Vanguard students learn small business practices to benefit Devos Children's Hospital

Vanguard students learn small business practices to benefit Devos Children's Hospital

As a part of their lesson on micro-economics, Vanguard Charter Academy middle school students have formed business teams to come up with a product that they can manufacture, market and sell for a profit. The students have decided to produce and sell beaded key chains with all the proceeds of sales being donated to the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Throughout their business plan, students are considering production costs, price points, marketing strategies and their competition to better understand the workings of a small business.

Wyoming Police Department offers Citizens Academy

Wyoming Police Department offers Citizens Academy

Wyoming Police Department Official Press Release

The Wyoming Police Department will be offering a Citizens Academy Program to enhance citizen awareness and understanding of the role of law enforcement in our community and to strengthen police community partnerships. This program is designed for persons of all backgrounds and occupations, and is patterned after successful programs in other parts of the country.

Suspects involved in armed robbery of pizza deliveryman arraigned

Suspects involved in armed robbery of pizza deliveryman arraigned

FROM WYOMING POLICE DEPARTMENT

Two suspects were arraigned in the Wyoming 62A District Court this morning in connection with the armed robbery of a pizza deliveryman which occurred on March 5, 2012.

PAUL GARCIA, 18 years, from Wyoming was arraigned on three charges:
COUNT 1: Armed Robbery (Felony - Life or any term)
COUNT 2: Conspiracy to Robbery (Felony - Life or any term)
COUNT 3: Carjacking (Felony - Life or any term)
HABITUAL OFFENDER
BOND: $150,000 cash/surety

SUSPECT #2: 16-year old male from Wyoming was waived to adult court and arraigned on the same three charges: Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to Robbery and Carjacking. The identity of the juvenile suspect will not be released. He is also being held at the Kent County Jail on $150,000 cash/surety bond.

Wyoming’s Parks and Recreation Department addresses community interest in athletic facility use

Wyoming’s Parks and Recreation Department addresses community interest in athletic facility use

With the recent revocation of the South Kent Recreation Association’s Recreational Facilities and License Agreements with the City of Wyoming, organizations and individuals are contacting the City of Wyoming seeking information about how they might be able to access Gezon Park’s athletic facilities.  
 
In response to those requests, the City has developed a temporary application form for those interested in pursuing facility use at Gezon Park, as well as other City athletic facilities, for the upcoming spring and summer seasons. “With a high level of interest already being shown, our plan is to gather information and make the most equitable decisions possible in a very short time period as spring use is just under two months away,” said Rebecca Rynbrandt, Director of Community Services. “Our primary focus will be to support services for Wyoming citizens,” Rynbrandt added.