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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. 

It's Pulaski Days on Grand Rapids' Westside this Weekend

It's Pulaski Days on Grand Rapids' Westside this Weekend

Pulaski Days will be in full swing this weekend, October 3rd-5th on the West Side of Grand Rapids, MI when all the Polish Halls will be open to the public for dancing and good times. Most halls open at Noon, Friday through Sunday and there will be lots of Polish food as well as libations.

Today, October 1st, there is a Kiebasa Eating Contest at 7:00pm at Eastern Ave Hall

Thursday, October 2nd, the Polish Falcons Hall on Fulton St. NW opens mid-afternoon for their Thirsty Thursday tradition. At 5:30pm they will begin serving food and at 7:00pm the Diddlesticks Band will play. No cover charge for this event.

Saturday, October 4th, a Parade will take place on the East Side of Grand Rapids

Sunday, October 5th, the last event of the celebration is a Raffle Drawing at 7:00pm at Kosciuzko Hall

 

It's Apple Picking time on the Ridge

It's Apple Picking time on the Ridge

While driving on Cordes Ave NW, just off 4 Mile Rd, I was amazed at how many apples are on the trees and looking so pretty. They look like they are ripe and ready to be picked.

This is a great time of year to take the family out to get your fall and winter supply of apples, especially if you have a cool place to store them. It's an opportunity to get out into the fresh country air, pick some apples and let the kids know just where those apples they eat come from.

Crash’s Landing Fundraiser on September 24

Crash’s Landing Fundraiser on September 24

Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary invites the community to participate in this worthy cause.

Print a flier from Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary website below. On Wednesday, September 24 from 11am to 11pm the public is invited to present the coupon to any one of the 14 Pizza Hut locations and 20% of their total bill will be donated to Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary. This is included for Dine-in, Carry out or Delivery.

The Flier has the list & addresses of the 14 participating Pizza Hut locations on the North & South side.

Visit http://www.crashslanding.org for the flier & print the coupon.  

Religion & First Amendment discussed during Constitution Day at WMU-Cooley Law School

Religion & First Amendment discussed during Constitution Day at WMU-Cooley Law School

RELIGION AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT DISCUSSED DURING CONSTITUTION DAY

EVENT AT WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL IN GRAND RAPIDS

 

On Wednesday, September 17, the State Bar of Michigan Law Student Association hosted speaker Ray Nothstine at a Constitution Day event at the WMU-Cooley Law School Grand Rapids campus. Nothstine, the current managing editor of Religion & Liberty at the Acton Institute, spoke about religion and the First Amendment to a standing-room only crowd.

2014 MidWest Ferret Fellowship Faire on September 20

2014 MidWest Ferret Fellowship Faire on September 20

The Midwest Ferret Fellowship invites the public the chance to see the judging of a variety of Ferrets at their best. 

This Faire takes place on Saturday, September 20 at 9:30am at a new venue, Whiskers University located at 2855 29th Street, Suite D in Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512.

This Faire is sanctioned by the American Ferret Association and proceeds will benefit the West Michigan Ferret Connection.

Admission is $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for children 7-15 yrs. Free for children under 7 with paid adult.

For details, visit www.midwestferretfellowship.org.

My Town: Volunteers needed for Grand River cleanup on Sept. 21

My Town: Volunteers needed for Grand River cleanup on Sept. 21

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- The annual Mayor’s Grand River Cleanup takes place Sept. 21.

Volunteers are encouraged to make a difference in their community by taking part in this clean-up effort focusing on sites in Grand Rapids, Grandville, Plainfield Township, Walker and Wyoming.

Registration takes place on Sept. 21 at Sixth Street Park located at 647 Monroe Ave. on the corner of Monroe Avenue and Newberry in downtown Grand Rapids. Arrivals after 9:15 a.m. may not be guaranteed a place on the bus. Buses leave at 9:35 a.m. sharp from the Sixth Street Park.

Call Becky Brown at (616) 451-3051, e-mail her at bbrown@wmeac.org or visit www.grandrivercleanup.com for more information.