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Fundraiser for Crash’s Landing & Big Sid Sanctuary

Fundraiser for Crash’s Landing & Big Sid Sanctuary

Make a difference on Wednesday, October 22 for the precious cats of Crash's Landing by visiting one of 14 different Pizza Hut’s.

Print the flier from Crash Landing & Sid’s Sanctuary web site. Present the filier to one of 14 Pizza Hut locations from 11am – 11pm for Dine-in, Carry-out or Delivery to get 20% of your bill donated to Crash’s Landing and Sanctuary for their assistance with stray cats.

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Rockford Leaf Pick-Up News & Farm Market Reminder

Rockford Leaf Pick-Up News & Farm Market Reminder

There is no set schedule when city crews will pick up leaves in the neighborhood but residents are welcome to place leaves neatly in the parkway area (between the street & sidewalk). Crew will continually loop through the City.

Leaves should not be placed in the street. Biodegradable paper bags are acceptable & encouraged during this time and will be picked up on the normal schedule day.

Pine Island bridge gets historic designation


ALGOMA TWP., Mich. (WZZM) - A Kent County bridge has earned a rare distinction.

A new Michigan historical marker was dedicated today at the Pine Island Drive Bridge. The 90-year-old 'camelback-style' bridge is between Ten and 11 Mile Roads in Algoma Township.

Kent County Road Commission engineers say the structure is likely the only remaining concrete 'rainbow arch' bridge in the country.

The bridge was completed in 1927 at a cost of $27,000.


Musicians mourn death of GVSU saxophone student


Allendale, MI (WZZM) - Impossible to replace. A mentor and role model. The heartbeat of a saxophone quartet.

Those are some of the ways classmates and teachers at Grand Valley State University are remembering Alex Aninios.

"It's impossible to replace someone of Alex's caliber," says friend and classmate Mike Mitrovich. "We went to high school together at Walled Lake Northern. We were very close.


The 22 year old Grand Valley senior was killed Monday morning when his car collided with a semi, on Belding Road in Cannon Township near Rockford.

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Rockford teaching assistant killed in Belding Rd. crash


ROCKFORD, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Metro Detroit man has died after his vehicle was broadsided by a semi truck on Belding Road near Ramsdell Avenue NE.

Kent County Sheriff's deputies say Alexander Aninos, 22, from Commerce Township, was leaving the Bostwick Bakery and Coffee Shop around 8 a.m. Monday when he turned into the path of a truck on Belding Road.

The force of the crash pushed his white car into a yard across the street and snapped a power pole. Utility trucks were on the scene working to repair the downed wires.

The truck driver was not seriously hurt. Belding Road was closed from Young Avenue to Ramsdell for several hours.

Aninos was a student at Grand Valley State University and a music teaching assistant at Lakes Elementary in Rockford.

Sable Homes Brings New Life to Oakfield Township Neighborhood

Sable Homes Brings New Life to Oakfield Township Neighborhood

Sable Homes Brings New Life to Oakfield Township Neighborhood

Energy efficient neighborhood centrally located between Rockford, Cedar Springs and Greenville Schools

 

ROCKFORD, Mich., Sept.  13, 2014 – Sable Homes is beginning construction on another neighborhood left unfinished during the recent recession. North Rockford Estates, located on 14 Mile in Oakfield Township between Ramsdell Drive and Harvard Avenue, can expect to see building beginning again by October.

 

The neighborhood was initially designed to be an energy efficient development consisting of 34 homes each on one acre lots. With only six homes currently built, Sable will build new homes on the remaining 28 lots to complete the community. The new homes are expected to earn a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) 5+ star rating.

First annual Rockford Ninja Warrior competition underway


ROCKFORD, Mich. (WZZM) -- The first annual Rockford Ninja Warrior competition is underway this weekend. The most serious competitors are finishing the final day of an intense obstacle course.

The Competition runs from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. today on Childsdale Avenue, near the site of the old paper mill on the Rogue River. Admission is free to spectators.


For more information visit the Rockford Ninja Warrior website at http://www.rockfordninjawarrior.com/.