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Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Spring time in Wyoming

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Spring time in Wyoming

From: http://www.ci.wyoming.mi.us

What a great time of the year to be in Wyoming.  Driving around town, I see trees with new leaves, people enjoying our parks, citizens walking on sidewalks, and kids playing in their neighborhoods.  In my area, one of the surest signs of spring is the long lines at the Dairy Dip at Burlingame and 36th.  This is the time of the year when I find Wyoming to be the most vibrant and welcoming; you can see the good in people all around. 

Smoldering cigarette starts apartment fire in Wyoming

WYOMING, Mich (WZZM) - A smoldering cigarette is to blame for starting a massive apartment fire in Wyoming early Saturday morning.

Fire crews from Wyoming and Kentwood responded to the call at Boulder Ridge Apartments just after 3:30 a.m.

Wyoming Fire Lt. John Nauta says a tenant on the third floor deck of the three-story apartment left a cigarette burning on top of other old cigarettes in a plastic astray. He said the fire started on the deck, then spread to all three floors.

The fire damaged 12 apartments, destroying six. Firefighters were able to rescue two people from inside the building safely and no one was injured. 

The American Red Cross was at the scene to provide help for those affected. Tenants we spoke with said they didn't have renters inusurance.

Get Fit: De-stressing with Massage

(WZZM) - Life can be stressful and sometimes, all that stress can be a little too much to deal with.

April is Stress Awareness Month. In this week's Get Fit, Terence Reuben, a physical therapist with Metro Health, joined us to talk about a few simple ways to relax, and relieve some of that stress.








To watch the segment, click the video link. For more tips on how to de-stress, click here. For more information on massage techniques, click here.

Area Charter Schools Host Open House Meetings

Vanguard Charter Academy and Knapp Charter Academy, local tuition-free public charter schools managed by National Heritage Academies, will host open house meetings for prospective parents in the coming weeks.

Founded in 1996 and located at 1620 52nd St. SW in Wyoming, Vanguard Charter Academy will host an open house on Friday, April 20 at 12:30pm, while Knapp Charter Academy, which was founded in 19997 and is located at 1759 Leffingwell NE in Grand Rapids, is scheduled to hold its open house on Friday, April 20 at 9:00am. Both schools serve nearly 750 students in grades Young5 and K-8.   

Staff members will be on hand at both schools to present information and the meetings will include an informal question and answer period.

GR Parish on Closing List not closing soon

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Reverend Charles Dautremont has been the pastor at St. Dominic in Wyoming for the last 16 of his 52 years in the priesthood.  St. Dominic was on the list released Thursday by the Diocese of Grand Rapids as closing "when pastor retires."

Father Dautremont, who turns 78 soon, has no plans to retire.  "Obviously if something changes health-wise - if I get senile somebody will inform me that I'm senile and will remove me but - there are no signs of any of that," he joked to WZZM 13's Peter Ross.

So, parishioners at St. Dominic need not look for a new church anytime soon, it seems.

Vietnam Memorial Wall Parade this Saturday

Vietnam Memorial Wall Parade this Saturday

From: http://www.ci.wyoming.mi.us

The Michigan Moving Vietnam Memorial Wall Parade is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2012 beginning at 10:40 AM.

The route to be followed is: Staging at Metro Hospital on Village Drive at 9:00 AM; Start parade at 10:40 AM North on Byron Center to 56th St; West on 56th St to Wilson Ave; North on Wilson to NCL; Grandville City will pick up parade and continue North on Wilson to 28th St; NW on 28th that turns into Wilson again entering City of Walker; Walker will escort to American Legion.

Visit http://www.ci.wyoming.mi.us for additional information.

Wyoming Spring Carnival May 4-13

Wyoming Spring Carnival May 4-13

From the City of Wyoming Facebook page:

Join us next month for a few days of rides, games and food at the Spring Carnival. The carnival will take place May 4-13 in the south parking lot behind the former Studio 28 Theater. Proceeds from this event will benefit Stepping Stones and The Greater Wyoming Community Resource Alliance. Watch our facebook page for $3.00 off coupons.