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3rd Annual Round Up at the Rink Fundraiser Tonight, November 14

3rd Annual Round Up at the Rink Fundraiser Tonight, November 14

The Van Andel Arena’s in-house food & beverage provider, along with the Grand Rapids Griffins are again participating in this special wishes event at tonight’s hockey game against the Texas Stars. Fans will be asked if they would like to round up their concession order at any concession stand to benefit this great cause and help make children’s wishes come true.

Ryan Rabinowitz, a freshmen at Novi High School in 2012 created this Round Up at the Rink fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation that fulfills wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Ryan is a now a junior at Novi High School & plays for the varsity hockey team.

Snow causes early morning crashes


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- The weather is making road conditions slippery, and police are advising drivers to slow down.

A one-vehicle rollover crash briefly shut down the eastbound lanes of the I-196 Ford Freeway around 3 a.m. Thursday. The driver was injured, but there's no word on his condition.

There was also an accident that blocked traffic on U.S. 131 near Burton Street. Other trouble spots included U.S. 131 at 142nd Avenue in Allegan County, I-96 near Plainfield Avenue and U.S. 31 at Fruitvale near Montague.

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The Aquinas College Foundation Announces $2.5 Million Gift From Wege Foundation

THE AQUINAS COLLEGE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $2.5 MILLION GIFT FROM WEGE FOUNDATION

Gift to establish the nation’s first collegiate economicology program as envisioned by Peter Wege

Aquinas College and the Aquinas College Foundation today announced a $2.5 million gift from the Wege Foundation to establish the nation’s first-ever economicology program at the collegiate level; which the late Peter Wege envisioned for Aquinas. Peter Wege coined the term economicology to define the balance necessary between economy and ecology. He believed in the importance of educating the public about how a prosperous economy depends on maintaining a healthy environment.

“The Wege Foundation has long been a generous friend and supporter of Aquinas College,” said Juan Olivarez, Aquinas president.

It's time to get your Tires Checked for Winter Weather

It's time to get your Tires Checked for Winter Weather

I know winter is near; I keep getting wrong number calls here at WZZM13 when people are trying to call Discount Tire on Alpine. The numbers are different by one digit.

It’s that time of year again, time to either check or get your tires on your vehicle checked for the winter conditions we will soon have. It is a fact that many, many accidents that happen soon after the first few snowfalls, are the result of bad tires with very little tread on them. Below are three ways you can test your tires for tread to see if it’s time to get them replaced.

There are several popular ways to check your tire tread depth. One easy way is the penny test. Simply insert a penny into your tire's tread groove with Lincoln's head upside down and facing you. If you can see all of Lincoln's head, your tread depth is less than 2/32 inch and it's time to replace your tires.

Inside Gilda's Club Grand Rapids


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)- Headliners for the fifth year of LaughFest was announced early this morning. But how does the ten-day festival truly help with what Gilda's Club Grand Rapids tries to do everyday.

Gilda's Club President Wendy Wigger takes us behind the red door, inside Gilda's Club to talk about how LaughFest has evolved and how it helps to continue free programming to its guests.

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Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids to Host College Financial Aid Informational Night

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids to  Host College Financial Aid Informational Night

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids, is hosting a free college financial aid seminar on Tuesday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m. featuring a representative from Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC). The event, which is open to the public, will help educate parents and students on financial aid, the FAFSA application, and scholarship options for any student considering college.

Families interested in learning more about the college application and financial aid process should RSVP for the event on the Nexus Academy of Grand Rapid’s event page.

The event will be held at the Nexus Academy campus in Grand Rapids, located inside the Clark Place building at 801 Broadway Ave. NW, Suite 225.

Girl Scouts to take part in Gerald R. Ford Tree Lighting tonight

Girl Scouts to take part in Gerald R. Ford Tree Lighting tonight

Make it a point to stroll downtown this evening for the Annual Presidential Museum Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7pm at the Gerald R. Ford Museum at 303 Pearl St. NW in Grand Rapids, MI.

For the first time in its history, Girl Scouts, with Rockford Service Unit 322, will be included in  performing the Flag Ceremony at the outdoor event.

Immediately following the tree lighting, there will be live music, a sing-along and the announcement of the 2014 Community Tree Awards.