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Opening Day Detroit Tigers Party at the Boat & Canoe Club

Opening Day Detroit Tigers Party at the Boat & Canoe Club

 

IT’S OPENING DAY FOR THE DETROIT TIGERS! COME JOIN US FOR A FUN PARTY!

The fun begins at 1:00pm on April 6th at the Boat & Canoe Club, sponsored by Auxiliary #356. The club is located at 401 North Park St. NE in Grand Rapids, MI.

For only $6.00 you can enjoy the game and indulge in some great ball park food. There will be Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs, Wing Dings, Popcorn, Peanuts, Pretzels & more.

Lots of Raffles & Prizes during the game. Tickets being sold for a Huge Tigers “Grill of Goodies.” Tickets sold throughout the celebration until the 7th Inning Stretch, when tickets will be drawn for the big prize. You need not be present to win the big prize.

Come one, come all and enjoy the afternoon.

Family identifies body found in Grand River


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Grand Rapids police say a body has been found in the Grand River near the Kent Trail. It was found just South of O'Brien Road where I-196 goes over the river.

Police kept the body in the river, while they waited for a team from the Kent County Sheriff's Department.

The Grand haven Tribune is reporting that the victim is 39-year-old Timothy Groenhout. Groenhout went missing on January 21st from downtown Grand Rapids. His family believes he was on foot that day, heading to cash a check and go to a second round of job interviews at a downtown restaurant.

A medical examiner is expected to perform an autopsy today.


My Town: 7 tips to protect your home from spring break predators

My Town: 7 tips to protect your home from spring break predators

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—With spring break fast approaching, many West Michigan families are fine-tuning their travel plans—and so are thieves.

Most West Michigan schools will be out of session April 3-10, so families can take a vacation.  East Grand Rapids Public Safety Director Mark Herald says this is the time homeowners need to step up safety measures.  Herald shares seven ways to make your home less attractive to thieves:

High-speed chase ends in rollover crash

High-speed chase ends in rollover crash


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A high-speed chase through Kent County ended with a rollover crash Friday evening.

The chase started in Byron Township around 8 p.m., when some Kent County Sheriff deputies were doing a routine business check due to a recent string of construction equipment thefts. In a building under construction in the 900 block of 74th street SW, they found a rear overhead door open and went in to investigate.

When inside, they found a man who they say ran to his vehicle when he saw them.

He drove away, and deputies chased him. The chase headed north on US-131 from the area of 76th St. Speeds reached 90 to 100 mph at times.

Investigators at one point called off the chase, but Michigan State Police later located the vehicle in Grand Rapids and chased it back on US-131 from Wealthy Street.

West Side districts unite under new logo


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The West Side of Grand Rapids is giving itself a new logo to unite several business districts and neighborhood associations.

The logo was unveiled Tuesday evening. Along with the new logo, organizers say the West Side is changing for the better, and they encourage businesses to consider the area.

"If you're a business owner, the West Side is ideal, because you have a business district that is absolutely growing at lightning speed," said Michael Lomonaco of both OST and West Side CID. "You have neighbors that are taking notice and getting involved."

Many city leaders, including Mayor Heartwell and several city commissioners, attended Tuesday's event.


My Town: Kent ISD throws support behind sales tax hike proposal

My Town: Kent ISD throws support behind sales tax hike proposal

KENT COUNTY, Mich.--- The Kent Intermediate School District is throwing its support behind a sales tax hike to fix Michigan’s roads and provide additional funding for schools and local governments.

Thursday, March 19, the Kent ISD Board approved a resolution in support of Proposal 1, which will be on the May 5 ballot.  In the resolution, the Board said Michigan ranks last in the nation in transportation spending per person.  The Board also noted money being siphoned from the School Aid Fund to higher education, since the previous sales tax proposal generating funding for schools did not include colleges and universities.

My Town: 3 ways to inspire your online learner

My Town: 3 ways to inspire your online learner

Whether learning online or in a traditional classroom, keeping your student motivated is important—it offers the opportunity for innovation and powerful learning experiences.

Alexandra Negrete, a teacher at statewide virtual public high school Great Lakes Cyber Academy, shares three tips to help challenge students to reach their highest potential.