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Comstock Park hosts 6th annual Cancer Classic Jan. 24

Comstock Park hosts 6th annual Cancer Classic Jan. 24

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.-- The 6th annual Cancer Classic basketball games will take place Friday, Jan. 24 with proceeds benefiting Relay For Life of Comstock Park.

This year's opponent is Wyoming.  The varsity girls' game will be at 6:00 p.m. followed by the varsity boys' game.  Cancer Classic T-Shirts and crew sweatshirts will be available in the high school, Mill Creek and Pine Island offices for $10 (T-shirt) or $20 (crew sweatshirt) starting Tuesday, Jan. 21.  Admission to the games will be $3 with the purchase of a 2014 Cancer Classic T-Shirt or Crew Sweatshirt.

Meet a Harlem Globetrotter for free during anti-bullying event Jan. 20

Meet a Harlem Globetrotter for free during anti-bullying event Jan. 20

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—A Harlem Globetrotter is taking a break from the court to help prevent bullying in West Michigan.

“Flight Time” Lang will present the “ABCs of Bullying Prevention” at The Salvation Army Kroc Center on Monday, Jan. 20 at 1 p.m.  During the 40 minute program, Flight Time will show off some of his incredible ball-handling skills while talking about the bullying prevention program the Globetrotters created in coordination with the National Campaign to Stop Violence.

The ABCs of Bullying Prevention are Action, Bravery and Compassion.  The program is meant to help elementary school children become more aware of the various types of bullying and how to stop them before they begin.  The event is free and open to the public.

The Salvation Army Kroc Center is located at 2500 S. Division Avenue.

New bike path to cut through Grand Rapids

New bike path to cut through Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—A new bike path will soon take shape in Grand Rapids.

The city is getting a $618,514 grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation to create the Seward Avenue Bikeway.  The 3.5 mile bike route will cut through the heart of Grand Rapids and connect nearly 190 miles of regional trails, including the White Pine Trail, Oxford Street Trail and Kent Trails. The path will run along Seward Avenue from Wealthy Street to the Riverside Park trailhead and include a bike shelter, bike lockers, bike signs and signals and an upgraded pedestrian bridge over Indian Mill Creek at Broadway Avenue.

The project is expected to cost just over $1 million.  Additional funding will come from the City of Grand Rapids, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., Bikes Belong and Freewheeler Bike Shop.  The city commission will recognize all financial supporters during its meeting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.    

Wyoming Public Schools millages fail again

Wyoming Public Schools millages fail again

WYOMING, Mich.—A revised version of the school improvement millage that failed before voters in May failed again Tuesday night.

Wyoming Public Schools  divided the original millage into two bond proposals.  Proposal I was for $37 million to remodel and refurnish school facilities, add secure entryways, and add new technology to the high school, as well as build/improve playgrounds, athletic facilities and fields.  The millage was  for up to 2.36 mills, being repaid within 25 years.  That millage narrowly failed among voters, 1,896 votes to 1,816 votes.

Proposal II was for $12.2 million to build an addition onto the high school for a performing arts center.  The bond would have also paid for  technology needed for the performing arts center, as well as improving athletic facilities and playfields.  The millage was for 0.78 mill, being repaid within 15 years.  Voters turned that tax down, 1,929 votes to 1,738 votes.

Wyoming Public Schools millages up for vote November 5

Wyoming Public Schools millages up for vote November 5

WYOMING, Mich.—A revised version of the school improvement millage that failed before voters in May will be back on the ballot in November.

Wyoming Public Schools has divided the original millage into two bond proposals.  Proposal I is for $37 million to remodel and refurnish school facilities, add secure entryways, and add new technology to the high school, as well as build/improve playgrounds, athletic facilities and fields.

Fall Classes at Kentwood Parks & Recreational Center

Fall Classes at Kentwood Parks & Recreational Center

Kentwood Parks & Recreation Fall Classes are about to get underway beginning November 1, 2013. This is a listing of the classes:

Fridays, November 1st thru December 13th: (Skip 11/29) from 6-7pm, Dog Obedience classes will be held. This class is for dogs 5 months and older who have never had formal obedience training or as a refresher course for others. The cost is $60.00.

Mondays, November 4th through the 18th from 6:30-8:00pm, Ballroom Dance will be taught to beginner couples and those who may need a tune-up. Cost: $99.00 per couple.

Mondays, November 4th through December 9th, from 7-8:30pm, Introduction to Pottery will be taught with a variety of techniques working with clay in this fun, hands-on class.

Wyoming High School Dig Pink Surpasses Prior Fund-Raising Amounts

Wyoming High School Dig Pink Surpasses Prior Fund-Raising Amounts

For the fourth consecutive year, Wyoming High School joined forces with the Side Out Foundation in the annual  “Dig Pink” campaign to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.  Wyoming’s volleyball teams hosted Belding for the annual “Pink Out” game on October 17.