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Register for Bark in the Dark

Register for Bark in the Dark

The Community can register soon to take part in this glow in the dark 5K Walk/Run to benefit the animals at the Humane Society of West Michigan.

Anyone who owns a pet, wants to own a pet, lost a pet or just enjoys the fun of a 5K, this is the chance to team up and raise money for the animals and share this incredible experience.  Strollers & Dogs, who are well-behaved with up-to-date vaccines & leashed are welcome to join in.

This Bark in the Dark event takes place on October 11 at 7:00pm at the Human Society of West Michigan located at 3077 Wilson Drive NW in Walker, Michigan.

Visit www.hswestmi.org to register & for more information.

Pulaski Celebrations Start Early


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The 14 Polish halls in Grand Rapids filled early Friday, as Pulaski Days celebrations got underway in earnest. At Diamond Hall on the northeast side, the parking lot filled by mid-morning; cooking had begun at 4:30 a.m.

Cook Paul Skrzycki said the celebration of Polish heritage is "good for the community; everybody's having fun -- be Polish for a little while!"

On the west side, people of all ages filled the Polish Falcons Hall on west Fulton for lunch. Ted Szotko was one of those looking forward to all the food.

"Kielbasa, they got perogi, they got golumpki, and the kapusta and all that good stuff," he said.

For a list of all the activities and locations, including details on Saturday's parade, go to http://www.pulaskidays.org.


2014 Grand Rapids Walk for Farm Animals on October 5

2014 Grand Rapids Walk for Farm Animals on October 5

Rain or shine the community is invited to lace up their athletic shoes on Sunday, October 5 to join in this 2.9 mile Farm Animal Walk taking place the 6th Street Bridge Park located at 627 Monroe Avenue NW.

Check in time is scheduled for 1:00pm. There is a yoga stretch at 1:30pm provided by Michele Fife and the walk takes place from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Dogs are welcome at this event.

“Free parking is available south of the 6th Street Bridge on the west side of Monroe Avenue near the park.”

Visit www.walkforfarmanimals.org  for more information.

“Ride Out Tour” Tickets Go On Sale Saturday

 “Ride Out Tour” Tickets Go On Sale Saturday

In support of his first new studio album in eight years - Ride Out, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band are going out on tour. He will once again rock the Grand Rapids audience on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Van Andel Arena. Opening the show will be very special guest, the J.

Varsity Football Game: Sparta vs West Catholic

Varsity Football Game: Sparta vs West Catholic

Sparta High School & West Catholic Varsity football teams take to the field tonight - Friday, October 3 at 7:00pm.  

Sparta High School Football field located at 465 S. Union Street in Sparta, Michigan comes alive tonight with athletes, cheerleaders, band members and fans. Concessions are available on the grounds. Don’t miss the fun & excitement!

Visit www.spartachamber.com or www.westcatholicsports.com for more information. 

Pulaski Days underway this weekend


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- West Michigan's Polish community will celebrate its heritage this weekend during the annual Pulaski Days celebration.

The Pulaski Days event is known for its mouth-watering Polish food and entertainment, including polka dancing and a big parade.

Thursday evening, members of the Polish community got a jump start at the Eastern Avenue Hall.

We spoke with organizers about the history of the halls where the celebrations take place.

"Most of these halls are over 100 years old," said Eastern Avenue Hall President Craig Cebelak. "They're rich in tradition. The atmosphere is live, and this weekend they're the place to be."

The Pulaski Days celebration ramps up Friday and runs through Sunday. Find more information about the festival at this link.


WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL ASSISTANT DEAN TRACEY BRAME TO RECEIVE THE WHITNEY M. YOUNG JR. SERVICE AWARD

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL ASSISTANT DEAN TRACEY BRAME TO RECEIVE THE WHITNEY M. YOUNG JR. SERVICE AWARD

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL ASSISTANT DEAN TRACEY BRAME TO RECEIVE THE WHITNEY M. YOUNG JR. SERVICE AWARD FROM THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Service award will honor Brame’s efforts in implementing youth Scouting opportunities

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Oct. 2, 2014 – The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will award both WMU-Cooley Law School Assistant Dean Tracey Brame and her husband, Kenyatta Brame, who is an adjunct professor at WMU-Cooley, with the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award for their implementation of youth Scouting opportunities. The service award will be presented at the Fulfilling the Dream fundraising luncheon on Monday, October 6 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.

 

The Whitney M. Young Jr.