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My Town: Restaurant Week GR to include specials from 66 restaurants

My Town: Restaurant Week GR to include specials from 66 restaurants

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Restaurant Week is about a month away, but you can start making your plans by salivating over the menus.

The 5th annual event runs from Aug. 13 to Aug. 24 at 66 Grand Rapids restaurants. This year, the theme is "Perfect Pairings" to showcase beverages that pair well with foods.

Restaurants are now taking reservations for Restaurant Week Grand Rapids. This year, 44 restaurants will offer 3-course locally inspired menus for $28 per person, including:

 

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My Town Rockford: 'Color of Spain' piano concert July 20

My Town Rockford: 'Color of Spain' piano concert July 20

ROCKFORD, Mich.-- The First Congregational Church in Rockford invites the community to this evening performance by pianist/organist Stuart Leitch.

He will play “Impressions of a Diverse Land” by Falla, Granados and Albeniz.

This concert is one of a series of bi-monthly piano concerts. Donations will be accepted at this performance taking place Saturday, July 20 at 7 p.m. inside the church sanctuary located at 192 Bridge Street in Rockford.

For more information, call (616) 866-2412 or visit www.fccofrockford.org

My Town: Rogue River Blues Series returns July 15

My Town: Rogue River Blues Series returns July 15

ROCKFORD, Mich.— The Huntington Rogue River Blues Series returns Tuesday night with Little Frank & The Premiers.

The band will take the Garden Club Park Stage at 7 p.m.  The two-hour performance is free to the public.  Visitors should bring their own lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.  The remainder of the tentative schedule also includes:

  • Tuesday July 22, 2014: Thirsty Perch Blues Band


After the Blues

  • Tuesday July 29, 2014: Black Jake & The Carnies
  • Tuesday August 5, 2014: Kari Lynch Band
  • Tuesday August 12, 2014: The Crane Wives

Christian musician gives free outdoor concert in Rockford Sunday evening

Christian musician gives free outdoor concert  in Rockford Sunday evening

ROCKFORD, Mich. - Rockford Christian musician Marty Miller is perfoming a free concert tonight (Sunday, July 13) at Rockford's Garden Club Park by the Rockford Dam.

The concert begins at 6 p.m. and features original music by Miller, who has two CDs and has performed throughout Michigan, in eight other states and Ontario.

To learn more about Miller and his music, visit www.martymillermusic.com.


 

My Town: August voters to decide funding for Kent District Library branches

My Town: August voters to decide funding for Kent District Library branches

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KENT COUNTY, Mich. (Kent District Library)-- On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Kent District Library residents will vote on a 1.28 mills ballot proposal to provide funding for KDL for 10 years.

The 1.28 millage rate consists of a renewal of the 0.88 mills levy, which has been in place since 2000 and expires at the end of 2014, and an additional 0.4 mills. The Kent District Library property tax millage provides 90% of the funding for services offered at 18 branch locations and online, including all library materials, technology, staff and programs.

My Town Rockford: New plans for former site of Rockford Area Museum

My Town Rockford: New plans for former site of Rockford Area Museum

ROCKFORD, Mich.--  The old Rockford Area Museum is no more.

Demolition of the former building at 9 East Bridge wrapped up late last month.  City officials say the property will be incorporated into Garden Club Park.  This year, it will be turned into a grassy space; next year, the city hopes to build an open-air pavilion on the space, similar to the structure on the opposite side of the dam.

Rockford’s history is not lost.  The museum moved into the old 63rd District Court building last year.  The first phase of the museum, which tells the history of Rockford, opened to the public Sept. 26.

My Town: North Kent Community Services introduces new outreach program

My Town: North Kent Community Services introduces new outreach program

ROCKFORD, Mich.—North Kent Community Services is expanding its community outreach.

The nonprofit is looking for women and children for its new program, called Thrive.  Thrive is aimed at helping struggling Kent County residents become self-sufficient through education and training.  The program starts Monday, Sept 22 with weekly classes from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Those interested do not need to be a current client of NKCS to take part in Thrive. For more information, contact program director Cherie Elahl at (616) 866-3478 ext. 109.

North Kent Community Services currently serves low-income families in the Cedar Springs, Rockford and Sparta areas through a comprehensive food pantry and resource center.