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Jenison Street Dance to be held Saturday, August 18

Jenison Street Dance to be held Saturday, August 18

From the Jenison Street Dance Facebook page:

This event will be free (with the exception of Food Booths and Beer Tent) to the community and with the help of sponsors and raffle ticket sales will be a self sustaining event.

Local Bands - 2nd Shift Band, www.2ndshiftband.com and Cover Story, www.coverstoryband.com will keep us all entertained... with top 40’s from the ‘80’s to present including Country/Motown/Blues and Rock. The Alive Ministries Band will appeal to all ages playing Swing Dance and Big Band Music. A variety of Dance Lessons will also be featured for those wishing to participate.

Local Food Vendors - a variety of foods including Jets Pizza, Culvers Custard, Biggby coffee and more will be available. The entire family will enjoy Local Dance Teams, A Mascot Dance Off, Kid Friendly Games, Bounce House and a Culver’s Custard Contest.

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Would you like to help our school and the Hudsonville Community?

Would you like to help our school and the Hudsonville Community?

From: http://www.hudsonville.k12.mi.us

Please consider volunteering to work at an entrance gate at the Hudsonville Fair. Anyone high school age or older is encouraged to sign up. There are four days that still have positions available. Please contact the appropriate individual:
  • Tuesday, August 21st = Tara Meeuwenberg (662-9602)
  • Wednesday, August 22nd = Heidi Besteman (896-7972)
  • Friday, August 24th = Heidi Besteman (896-7972)
  • Saturday, August 25th = Mary Cornn (896-6758).  
Thank you for making Hudsonville a great place to live and learn.

Groups donate van to Special Olympics

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - Special Olympics athletes in Ottawa and Allegan counties have something to celebrate-- a new mini-van to take them to and from events. Two local businesses made it happen.

State Farm Insurance and Auto Body Xperts presented the Special Olympians with a 2009 Toyota Sienna van. It replaces a 1997 van which had been used to transport athletes around the state. Now Special Olympics Area 12 can focus its resources on other ways to help the athletes.

"Program like this would cost us 20-thousand dollars or more, that we can now use for taking our athletes to events and to buying equipment that we need to provide programming for our athletes," says area director Mark Dalman.

State Farm donated the van after it was involved in an accident while Auto Body Xperts repaired the vehicle free of charge, making it as good as new.

The parts and paint were provided by LKQ Industries of West Michigan and PPG Industries.

From the KDL Director: How Are We Doing, Really?

From the KDL Director: How Are We Doing, Really?

Maybe you’ve heard about KDL’s new quality standards achievement project. I want to tell you what this “multi-year effort to document performance strengths and gaps against national indicators of excellence” means to you.

First, it means simply that we want to always be doing better. Our patrons and the library industry have told us we do a great job, and now we’re asking a third-party organization, the Michigan Quality Council – a 19-year-old organization that helps businesses and organizations improve their products and services – to weigh in.

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Police veteran continuing on in race for sheriff

KENT COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM)- A former deputy of chief for the Grand Rapids Police Department is continuing on in the race for Kent County Sheriff.

The primary race was called in favor of James Farris Tuesday night. With 50 percent of precincts reporting, Farris had 4,533 votes; Democratic contender Michael Scruggs garnered 2,413 votes.

Farris will face Republican Incumbent Larry Stelma in the November election.

Keeping Pets Safe in the Summer

Camp Bow Wow Kentwood
137 Stonehenge Drive
Grandville, MI
616-977-9247
Kentwood@campbowwow.com

KDL - Why Did My Library Move My Stuff?

KDL - Why Did My Library Move My Stuff?

You might be passably familiar with the Dewey Decimal system, but the chances that your kids and grandkids know about the library materials classification system that’s been around since the late 1870s are getting slimmer by the year.

It’s a fact: bookstores and online searches (even grocery stores!) are organized by category, not a string of numbers. So in an effort to make finding what they need as simple as possible for patrons, a number of U.S. libraries – including Kent District Library – are aligning themselves with the “search by subject” method.

It’s called BISAC – book industry standards and communications – and by the end of the year all 18 KDL branches will be organized according to this system.