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LEED-certified Family Fare opens at Metro Health Village

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)- A new Family Fare Supermarket is set to open its doors at 2275 Health Drive SW in Wyoming on the Metro Health Village campus (near the intersection of Byron Center Avenue and Gezon Parkway) on Sunday.

The newly-constructed store and its satellite Family Fare Quick Stop incorporates environmentally-friendly features and Spartan Stores first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification. It is also Retail LEED certified in Michigan.

The store, which is open 24 hours, seven days a week, brought 80 new jobs to the community.  

Get Fit: Paws for Good Health

(WZZM) - A little bit of exercise can go a long way.  A new study has shown regular exercise can help reduce depression and fatigue in women who went throught breast cancer surgery.

Another found that something as simple as washing the dishes can help reduce your risk of Alzheimer's Disease.

An event in West Michigan is meant to get people moving with a little help from your pet.

Paws for Good Health was created by a partnership between Metro Health and Spartan Stores.  Lindsay Burkowski with Metro Health and Kasey Marr from Spartan Stores talked about the upcoming event and how the partnership between the two will help people in our area.

Click on the video link to watch the segment.

Armed robber caught hiding in garbage can

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - A Wyoming Police officer thought something was up at a gas station early Friday morning and he was right.

The officer was on patrol at about 1:30am when he saw a person enter the Admiral Gas Station at 3600 Clyde Park SW.  The officer watch the person follow the clerk around the counter.  When the officer pulled into the parking lot, the subject left the store and fled the scene.  After a short foot chase and other officers arrival, the 32-year-old Grand Rapids man was found hiding in a garbage can.  Meanwhile, the clerk of the store had called police informing them that she had been robbed at gunpoint.

Police say the suspect is on parole and is now in the Kent County Jail.  His name will be released after arraignment.

An undisclosed amount of cash was taken and recovered at the scene. The weapon has not yet been located.

KDL - Mango Mobile Now Available for Android

KDL - Mango Mobile Now Available for Android

Learn languages everywhere you go with Mango Languages! The free Mango Mobile Library Edition app is now available for both iOS and Android, offering a powerful language learning platform that delivers fast, easy and effective language learning wherever your travels take you. Full featured, it gives you access to all the Mango language courses offered through Kent District Library.

Wyomonig Schools to hold hearing to discuss proposed Bullying Policy

Wyoming Public Schools will be holding a school board hearing on April 30th at 5:00pm to discuss their proposed updated bullying policy. The meeting will be held at the Gladiola Elementary all-purpose room.

Questions and comments related to the policy should be directed to Matt Lewis or Dr. Thomas Reeder at the district's administration offices by calling (616)530-7550 or by  email to lewism2@wyomingps.org or reedert@wyomingps.org.

You can review the proposed policy by clicking here.

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Fire Staffing

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Fire Staffing

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

Over the past week, you may have heard we had a fire at one of our apartment complexes in the City.  This event prompted the media to create a story by engaging in a “what-if” debate based upon the response to this fire event.  Just for the record, let us be clear on the response.
 

Business Forum to Feature Chairman from Chicago Federal Reserve Bank

News Release:

After the success of the 2011 Business Forum, the Cities of Wyoming and Kentwood will partner with the Wyoming-Kentwood Chamber of Commerce in presenting the second annual Business Forum on Friday, May 11, 2012 at the Kentwood Library from 8:00 am – 10:30 am. 

William Strauss  -  is the Senior Economist for the FED in Chicago  and will be addressing manufacturing's performance in Michigan and his take on its future, trends and challenges. One main theme is that manufacturing is not dead.

 Ed DiEnno – is the plant manager at the Wyoming General Motors Components Holdings facility and will be speaking on how to create a competitive company  versus low cost overseas manufacturers.