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Ice Skating Party in Summer?

Ice Skating Party in Summer?

Thinking about maybe having a party for either kids, adults or both? Look no further than the Walker Ice Arena, located at 4151 Remembrance Rd. in Walker, MI.

Walker Ice Arena offers open skating most days of the week. Fees for open skating are as follows: Adults, $4 – Students (under 18 yrs), $3 – seniors (55 yrs and older), $3 – Skate Rental, $3 – Skate Mate (guide to hold on to) $2. To gather more information call 616-735-6286.

For Skate Rental time, please contact Mike Fountain at 616-735-6286 X12. To set up a party for 10 or more people, please contact Mary Kay Sherman at 616-735-6286 x13.

Most people would not think of having an ice skating party in the middle of summer but this just may be the answer to something different during the warm summer months!

Reed Kamyszek, Kenowa 2010 Graduate chalks up more Honors

Reed Kamyszek, Kenowa 2010 Graduate chalks up more Honors

This latest bulletin from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY:

Junior Reed Kamyszek has been rewarded for his hard work in the classroom by being named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Third Team. The biochemistry major was honored on the Academic All-District team which made him eligible to be named an Academic All-American. The award honors Kamyszek for his performance in the classroom, in the community and on the track.

The Grand Rapids, Mich. native was named to the All-BIG EAST Academic Team in both 2010-11 and 2011-12. Kamyszek is studying biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Kamyszek was named All-BIG EAST in cross country after finishing 10th at the BIG EAST Championship this past season.

Reed Kamyszek named to Syracuse Academic All-District

Reed Kamyszek named to Syracuse Academic All-District

Three Named Academic All-District
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Capital One Academic All-District Men's and Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Teams

Three members of the Syracuse track and field/cross country teams earned 2013 Capital One Academic All-District honors for their performance in the classroom, in the community and on the track.

Fish for free June 8 & 9

Fish for free June 8 & 9

All anglers can fish for free June 8 and 9.

As part of Free Fishing Weekend, the state is waiving all fishing license fees for residents and out-of-state visitors. Free Fishing Weekend applies to all species of fish in inland waters and Michigan’s Great Lakes.  All other fishing regulations still apply.

Michigan is home to more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, over 11,037 inland lakes and 36,350 miles of rivers and streams.  To find inland lakes in your area, click here.

WAVE Award nominations open

WAVE Award nominations open

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Experience Grand Rapids and the Kent County Lodging Association have opened the 6th Annual WAVE Award nominations.

The annual awards program recognizes outstanding service providers in the Grand Rapids and Kent County hospitality industry. Nominations will be accepted from employers and guests from April 30 to Oct.7, 2013. One award will be presented in each of the following categories: Transportation, Retail & Service, Attractions/Events, and Nightlife. New categories to the 2013 awards program include: Restaurants/Breweries, Lodging, and Volunteer in Hospitality.

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

(Detroit Pistons) – Does your library or gym need a new look?

Here’s your chance to win a makeover in the School Makeover contest from the Detroit Pistons and NBA Live, Learn or Play, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

The School Makeover, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance and the Detroit Pistons, is accepting submissions from elementary and middle schools in the state of Michigan, through June 1. Submissions at www.nba.com/pistons/farm-bureau-school-makeover should include at least four images of the school’s library or gymnasium to be considered in the selection process.

“Farm Bureau Insurance agents are involved in their local communities all across the state. Michigan isn’t just a market for us, it is our home,” said Vic Verchereau, Farm Bureau Insurance vice president of Marketing. “We firmly believe in supporting safe and clean learning environments for our youth.

Radio veteran and doctor will head up Arthritis Walk May 4

Radio veteran and doctor will head up Arthritis Walk May 4

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Arthritis Foundation)-- Join Gary Allen (Grand Rapids) and Thomas A. Malvitz (Grand Rapids) in the fight against the nation’s leading cause of disability at the Arthritis Foundation’s Arthritis Walk on May 4, 2013, at the John Ball Park Zoo, Grand Rapids. This family-friendly walking event raises awareness and funds to support the Arthritis Foundation’s research, education, and life improvement programs in Michigan.  <?xml:namespace prefix = o />

A respected radio veteran, Gary Allen hosts “West Michigan’s Morning News” on award-winning WOOD 1300 A.M. & 106.9 F.M. “I have a loved one who has severe arthritis. It’s very painful and debilitating,” says Allen.