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My Town: School districts look to hire nearly 100 bus drivers

My Town: School districts look to hire nearly 100 bus drivers

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The Kent Intermediate School District is looking to add to its team of bus drivers.

Kent ISD will be holding a bus driver job fair July 10, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nearly 100 positions are available, covering nearly a dozen school districts, including:

  • Caledonia Community Schools
  • Cedar Springs Public Schools
  • East Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Forest Hills Public Schools
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grandville Public Schools
  • Kelloggsville Public Schools
  • Lowell Area Schools
  • Sparta Area Schools
  • Wyoming Public Schools
  •  Kent ISD Special Education

 The job fair will take place at the Kent ISD’s Educational Service Center, located at 2930 Knapp NE in Grand Rapids. Candidates must be at least 21, have a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record and pass a drug test and criminal background check.

My Town Hudsonville: Vendors needed for Saladbowl Bash's return

My Town Hudsonville: Vendors needed for Saladbowl Bash's return

HUDSONVILLE, Mich.—Hudsonville Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for vendors for this year’s Saladbowl Bash

Each booth space is 10 square feet and costs $30.  The chamber says the event provides a great opportunity to introduce your venture to thousands of people.

This is the second year for the Saladbowl Bash, which celebrates Hudsonville’s agricultural history.   Organizers plan to expand this year’s event to include a singing contest, cooking demonstrations, a corn on the cob eating contest, the Great Garden Games and a fireworks display.

This year’s bash is Saturday, July 26 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

My Town: Celebrate Independence Day by making a life-saving donation

My Town: Celebrate Independence Day by making a life-saving donation

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Americans are encouraged to celebrate the upcoming Independence Day by rolling up their sleeves to make a life-saving donation.

Blood and platelet donations from all types of donors are needed, as the American Red Cross deals with a summer shortage.

“Vacations and other summer activities often conflict with donation appointments for regular blood donors, which makes summer a very difficult time to collect blood donations,” said Todd Kulman, communications manager for the Great Lakes Blood Services Region. “Donations decline further near summer holidays like Independence Day. A blood or platelet donation now can help sustain an adequate blood supply this summer.”

 The Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations daily to meet the needs of patients across the country.  From June 30, through July 7, all donors will receive a commemorative Red Cross t-shirt, while supplies last.

My Town: Slip-n-Slides take over Rosewood Park June 21

My Town: Slip-n-Slides take over Rosewood Park June 21

JENISON, Mich.— Runners will be in for a cool reward this weekend as Slip-n-Slide 5K Run returns to Rosewood Park.

The race starts at 8:15 a.m. Saturday.  At noon, participants can ditch their sneakers and throw on a swimsuit as four 150-foot-long plastic water slides lining the Soccer Bowl open to visitors.  Admission is $1 and includes additional activities for all ages.

Registration for the 5K will be open Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.  The slides will be open until 5 p.m.

My Town Grandville: MudVenture 5k to include free mud pit for kids

My Town Grandville: MudVenture 5k to include free mud pit for kids

GRANDVILLE, Mich.-- Playing in the mud becomes a challenging adventure during this 5K FUNdraiser on Saturday, June 21.

The mud obstacle run for ages 12 and up will benefit the Walking By Faith broadcast ministry.   Resurrection Life Church, located at 5100 Ivanrest Ave., will open up its property for this fun test of athletic endurance.

There will also be a kids mud pit; the MudVenture Jr. course will be open to ages 6 through 11. Parents must be present when their child is in this designated area.  The course is free and there is no start time.  

For more information, visit www.mudventure5K.com.

My Town: Fish for free June 7 and 8

My Town: Fish for free June 7 and 8

MUSKEGON, Mich.— Grab a rod and head out onto the big lake this weekend for Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend.

On June 7 and 8, the state will be waiving fishing license fees.  Free Fishing Weekend applies to residents and out-of-state visitors on inland and Great Lakes waters for all species of fish.  All fishing regulations still apply.

According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, our state offers some of the finest freshwater fishing in the world, with more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, more than 11,000 inland lakes and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams. To find inland lakes in your area, click here.

My Town: West Michigan Flight Academy Fly-In June 7

My Town: West Michigan Flight Academy Fly-In June 7

JENISON, Mich.—From the road to the sky, there will be something for everyone during the West Michigan Flight Academy’s celebration this Saturday, June 7.

EAA Chapter 145 will provide free airplane rides to children ages 7 to 17.  The Misty Blues, an all-women parachute team, will also perform.  Visitors can also check out a car show and airplane display while enjoying music, raffles and door prizes.  A steak and eggs breakfast will also be available for purchase.

Proceeds from the event will go toward airplane fuel and maintenance costs for the West Michigan Flight Academy.  The event also serves as a way to raise awareness about the academy, which has served approximately 900 students.