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WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

 

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR AND RETIRED BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL C.H. McDANIEL

PARTICIPATES IN WEST MICHIGAN DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

 

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To honor all those who sacrificed their lives during the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum hosted the 13th annual Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute from sunrise to sunset on September 11, 2014. WMU-Cooley Law School Professor and retired Brigadier General Michael C.H.

My Town Rockford: Art in the Park returns Sept. 6

My Town Rockford: Art in the Park returns Sept. 6

ROCKFORD, Mich.—Dozens of Michigan artists will showcase their talents once again this year during Rockford Art in the Park.

The exhibition is Saturday, Sept. 6 in the Garden Club Park between the Rogue River Dam and White Pine Trail.  Art will be on display, as well as for sale.  This year, 25 vendors will be offering up a variety of art, from pottery to jewelry and photography.  A panel of judges will award six “Best of Category” awards.

For more information, visit the Rockford Chamber website.

My Town: New art center opens in Rockford

My Town: New art center opens in Rockford

ROCKFORD, Mich.—A new arts center is now open in Rockford.

Business owner Meg Frantz is temporarily donating the space at 52 Courtland until she makes a decision on what to do with the downtown facility.  Frantz also owns Bow Dacious Designs at 27 N. Main Street.

Creative Art Center-Rockford has named the facility "Arts Rockford!"  The building, which opened Sept. 2, includes an office, art gallery and space for meetings, events and potential art classes.

“Meg is a great friend and a huge supporter of the arts,” said Creative Art Center-Rockford Executive Director Linda Humbert.  “She called and asked me, ‘What can I do to help?’  Being able to open a temporary facility downtown right now is a wonderful opportunity for our organization to be able to connect with the community as we work through our separation with the city government.”

My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- The 2014-2015 school year is officially underway for West Michigan students.

On Sept. 2, which was the official start of classes for most schools, State Superintendent Mike Flanagan released this statement: 

"It’s a great day to be Back to School in Michigan !

Let me take a moment to wish everyone a positive and successful school year.

Our team here at the Michigan Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and I appreciate the hard work and daily dedication teachers, administrators, school board members, and other school staff devote to our children in Michigan.

Village of Cannonsburg celebrates Labor Day with its 4th annual Duathlon extravaganza Sept. 1

Village of Cannonsburg celebrates Labor Day with its 4th annual Duathlon extravaganza Sept. 1

 

CANNONSBURG, Mich. (WZZM) - The village of Cannonsburg is celebrating Labor Day with its fourth annual Honey Creek Duathlon, a community fundraiser centered around the theme “locals helping locals.’’

“It is a unique and fun way to spend Labor Day with friends and family while helping others,’’ event organizer Don Kurylowicz said. “Last year we raised $3,500 for two local charities.’’

Participants cover a little more than 18 miles on bike and on foot through Cannon, Vergennes, Grattan and Ada townships. It starts with a 1.5 mile run, followed by a 13.6 mile bike ride and concludes with 3.1 mile run.

The race begins at 9:30 a.m. Monday, but the post-race celebration is the carrot at the end of the stick. Large tents fill the parking lot next to Honey Creek Inn, where racers and non-racers can sink their teeth into smoked chicken and smoked pork dinners, drink locally-made beer and listen to music from four local bands.

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 Farm Market vendor enlists high school students

My Town: Rockford Farm Market vendor enlists high school students

ROCKFORD, Mich.-- Local grower extraordinaire Jack Urben has come up with a way to sell his in-demand sweet corn at America's Favorite Farmers Market in Rockford on Saturday mornings.

Boasting the sweetest of sweet corn, hobby-farmer Jack Urben has built such a huge following of believers that he found it difficult to keep up with the demand of throngs of people who attend the iconic Rockford Farm Market every Saturday morning. In a collaborative venture with Rockford Public Schools, Urben has recruited six junior and senior student council members to staff his farm market stall during what appears to be a record corn harvest.

"These personable and enthusiastic students will be further educated by engaging in people-to-people skills the likes of eye-contact, greetings and thank yous, and money handling without having to resort to a computer or that "brain" that they carry around in their hands," said Urben.