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My Town: Help families with 'Simply Give' program through Sept. 27

My Town: Help families with 'Simply Give' program through Sept. 27

ROCKFORD, Mich.-- The North Kent Community Services is partnering with Meijer to help local families with a much-needed hunger relief program called “Simply Give.” 

The Simply Give campaign helps to replenish shelves of more than 200 food pantries in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Make a difference with a visit to the Rockford Meijer on 10 Mile Road now through Sept. 27 for the opportunity to purchase $10 Simply Give donation cards. Your donation cards are then converted into Meijer food-only gift cards and given to a local food pantry in the stores community.

Visit www.nkcs.org or call (616) 866-3478 for more NKCS information.

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Sun Title Agency Named to Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing private companies list

Sun Title Agency Named to Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing private companies list

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Sun Title, Michigan’s most innovative, customer-focused, tech-savvy title companies, Wednesday announced it has been recognized on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the country.

Sun Title made this prestigious list based on the company’s remarkable 123 percent growth rate over the past three years.  This is the first time that Sun Title has been named to the list.

Rockford wins season opener


ROCKFORD, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Rams opened up the 2014 campaign with a 28-10 home win over Utica Eisenhower.


From foreclosure to finished: Sable Homes set to complete neighborhood nearly a decade in the making

From foreclosure to finished: Sable Homes set to complete neighborhood nearly a decade in the making

 

ROCKFORD, Mich.– Sable Homes is set to add 13 new homes as part of the final phase of the Stone Crest neighborhood, which they began working on in the spring of 2013. Once completed, the last phase will bring the Stone Crest neighborhood to a total of 69 homes.

Sable Homes initially purchased the unfinished development out of foreclosure and began construction on new homes in June 2013. The company has been working to fill the empty lots surrounding existing neighbors to complete the development.

“We’re looking forward to getting going on this final phase and wrapping this project up,” said John Bitely, president of Sable Homes. “This is a positive step toward a beautiful neighborhood for those neighbors who have been here since before the downturn.”

In the final phase, most of the new homes will back up to open acreage available for communal use, which Sable Homes donated $10,000 to assist in completing in 2013.

My Town: Pizza to help pets Aug. 27

My Town: Pizza to help pets Aug. 27

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary invite the community to help rescued cats Wednesday, Aug. 27 by picking up a pizza.

Print a flyer from Crash's Landing's website and present it to employees at any of the 14 participating Pizza Hut locations Wednesday to donate 20 percent of your total bill to Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary.  The benefit runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 27 and includes dine-in, carry out or delivery orders.

The flyer has the list and addresses of the 14 participating Pizza Hut locations in the Grand Rapids area.

My Town Rockford: Gas leak leads to driving detours

My Town Rockford: Gas leak leads to driving detours

ROCKFORD, Mich.— Public Safety Officers are encouraging drivers to avoid a section of Rockford Tuesday, as utility crews work to seal a gas leak.

Public safety officers sent out an alert to drivers just before 8:45 a.m.  The leak is on Summit between Rockview and Riverchase.  That section of the road is expected to be closed to traffic until approximately 10:45 a.m.

It’s unclear what led to the gas leak.

My Town: Storms likely to blame for hundreds of power outages

My Town: Storms likely to blame for hundreds of power outages

ROCKFORD, Mich.—Summer storms were likely the cause for hundreds of power outages across West Michigan Monday.

According to Consumers Energy, as of 3:30 p.m., 225 homes and businesses between Alto and Clarksville were without power.  Approximately 212 customers in the Hudsonville and Georgetown Township areas were also affected, as well as 86 homes and businesses in between Kent City and Sparta.  In Rockford, the Krause Memorial Library was among the approximately one dozen homes and businesses left in the dark.  The library opted to close for the rest of the day, with plans to reopen Tuesday.

It’s unclear when power will be fully restored.