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Share Your Mango Story and Win!

Share Your Mango Story and Win!

Did you use Mango to learn French so you could converse with the locals on your “trip of a lifetime” to France? Or maybe you adopted a child from Korea and learned some key phrases in Korean  to help your daughter adapt to her new life. Perhaps you are a pastor who took a Biblical Hebrew class through Mango to prepare for an upcoming sermon.

No matter the reason, if you’ve tried our Mango Languages database, we want to hear from you!

Share your Mango story by July 31 using this form and you will get to choose a prize from our Mango treasure chest containing T-shirts, water bottles, tote bags and more! We will even send your prize to your local branch for easy pickup.

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Tax Abatement Process

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Tax Abatement Process

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

In the past, the City of Wyoming has provided 100% “PA 328” abatements for companies that are expanding employment and in most cases significantly.  Although we do not collect an income tax, the feeling has been that investments in new employment create “spin-off” in our community, for example, stronger property tax collections to support the services the City provides.  Similarly, 50% tax abatements provide a benefit to the business in addition to the income from tax dollars that support city services. 

UPDATE: Missing woman found in Indiana

UPDATE AT 3:55 P.M. (WZZM) -- Police say a Wyoming woman missing since Tuesday morning has been found safe in Indiana.

According to Wyoming Police Capt. Kim Koster, Maria Briceno walked into a police department office in Indiana and requested officers' help in returning home.

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)- Wyoming Police are asking for the public's help locating a missing woman.

Maria Delorous Briceno, 53, has been missing from a Wyoming adult foster care home since Tuesday morning. Police say Briceno left home Tuesday and rode the GRATA bus to the Heartside District of downtown Grand Rapids.

Briceno has very short black hair and brown eyes. She is 4'10' tall and weighs about 160lbs. Briceno was last seen wearing green pants with a blue ¾ length sleeve shirt with a white collar. Police say there are bleach stains on the clothing. While Briceno is pictured wearing glasses, she is no longer wearing them.

Police: Man supplied alcohol to Wyoming Park teens

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - A recent Wyoming Park High School graduate is charged with providing alcohol to minors contributing to the crash that killed two students last month.

Shane Harlan of Grand Rapids appeared in court Wednesday morning. Authorities say he held a party on May 19 at his Allendale apartment, which students from Wyoming Park attended.

Takunda Mavima, 17 crashed his car while on his way home from the party. The vehicle rolled down an embankment at the Chicago Dr. exit ramp from I-196, killing and Krysta Howell, 15, and Timothy See, 17.

Harlan faces 30 days in jail for the misdemeanor count of supplying alcohol to minors.

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Water

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Water

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

With the recent heat and dryness, I thought this would be a good opportunity to highlight our Water Department.  The City of Wyoming utilizes water pumped from Lake Michigan to serve the residents of Wyoming.  On average, we pump around 40 million gallons a day from Lake Michigan, however, as the summer heats up and dry weather sets in we have found ourselves in the last few weeks pumping on average roughly 80 million gallons a day. This is  approximately a 100% increase per day.  Where does most of this water go?  It goes on lawns as people start sprinkling in earnest to keep their lawns nice.  This is the first time in several years we have experienced this type of usage as we anticipate pumping nearly 1.5 BILLION gallons of water in June.

Arrest made in homeless man's beating death

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police say a 45-year-old man is under arrest for the beating death of a homeless man.

Officers are not releasing the suspect's name until he appears in court on a second-degree murder charge on Wednesday.

Edward Schmeling, 54, was found dead at a homeless camp in a wooded lot in the 1500 block of 28th Street SW on June 20.  An autopsy determined Schmeling had been beaten to death.

Capt. Kim Koster of the Wyoming Police Department says Schmeling and the suspect knew each other, and that the suspect had been to the homeless camp in the past.

Women at Risk International's Summer Reading Club

Women at Risk International's Summer Reading Club

From: http://warinternational.org

Looking towards summer, most people find themselves giddy with anticipation over VACATION. Long trips in the car, warm days on the beach, hiking through the forest, fishing on the lake, or maybe, even barbequing in the backyard are among the adventures that await. Summer is a time we slow down and give ourselves a breather. What better breather than to read for a purpose! WAR, Int’l wants to offer you another way to be involved! We are going big this summer with our first ever Summer Reading Club.