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Relay for Life a success

Relay for Life a success

Rockford Relay For Life raised $318,000 for the American Cancer Society, making it one of the most successful fundraisers in the state.

Other West Michigan communities are doing their part.  During the Wyoming-Grandville Relay For Life on May 10, participants raised at least $54,857.  That same day, participants in the Grand Haven-Spring Lake Relay For Life collected at least $45,984 for the American Cancer Society.  Runners and walkers in East Grand Rapids raised at least $56,531 during their Relay For Life May 17.  On May 18, the Relay For Life of White Lake generated at least $43,211 for the American Cancer Society, while Relay For Life of Comstock Park raised at least $42,815.

And don’t count local colleges out.  In April, Grand Valley State University raised at least $85,263 during its Relay For Life, Western Michigan University collected at least $32,083 and Aquinas College raised $5,670.

Plenty more communities are planning Rel

Creston High hockey player accomplishes a school district first

A Creston High School junior is on her way to the Meijer State Games.

Cynthia Davis, who is also the Grand Rapids Flames varsity hockey associate captain, earned a spot on the 19 and under girls/women’s Team West.  Her team will compete against three other teams made up of athletes from across the state. 

Davis is the first hockey player from Grand Rapids Public Schools to take part in the fourth annual event.  She was selected after an on-ice tryout earlier this month.

The Meijer State Games of Michigan 19u Girls/Women’s Hockey Tournament will be held June 21 through June 23 at the Georgetown Ice Arena in Hudsonville.  The competition is a signature event of the West Michigan Sports Commission, and includes opening ceremonies, a parade of athletes and the lighting of the cauldron.

WAVE Award nominations open

WAVE Award nominations open

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Experience Grand Rapids and the Kent County Lodging Association have opened the 6th Annual WAVE Award nominations.

The annual awards program recognizes outstanding service providers in the Grand Rapids and Kent County hospitality industry. Nominations will be accepted from employers and guests from April 30 to Oct.7, 2013. One award will be presented in each of the following categories: Transportation, Retail & Service, Attractions/Events, and Nightlife. New categories to the 2013 awards program include: Restaurants/Breweries, Lodging, and Volunteer in Hospitality.

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

(Detroit Pistons) – Does your library or gym need a new look?

Here’s your chance to win a makeover in the School Makeover contest from the Detroit Pistons and NBA Live, Learn or Play, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

The School Makeover, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance and the Detroit Pistons, is accepting submissions from elementary and middle schools in the state of Michigan, through June 1. Submissions at www.nba.com/pistons/farm-bureau-school-makeover should include at least four images of the school’s library or gymnasium to be considered in the selection process.

“Farm Bureau Insurance agents are involved in their local communities all across the state. Michigan isn’t just a market for us, it is our home,” said Vic Verchereau, Farm Bureau Insurance vice president of Marketing. “We firmly believe in supporting safe and clean learning environments for our youth.

New Bicycle Business Open in Hudsonville

New Bicycle Business Open in Hudsonville

 Main Street Bicycle Company has opened in downtown Hudsonville. Doors opened on March 1, but the Hudsonville Area Chamber of Commerce is participating in an official ribbon cutting on April 9 at 8am that anyone is welcome to join.

Celebrate Made In Michigan Products and Cast Your Vote!

Join us in celebrating Michigan products with the Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge. Click HERE to download the bracket.

Each day we'll have four matchups, one from each bracket, as we go through some of our great Made in Michigan products. If you don't know a product, you may want to search the products name in the search bar on the top of the page and check out a past Made in Michigan feature story that aired earlier.

Also, check our WZZM13 Facebook page starting March 25th for ways that you can win some Made in Michigan merchandise.

A new poll will be posted each day.

Here is today's poll, which is...

Lego Block Party - April 6

Lego Block Party - April 6
Lego Fun at the Library

The library is the place for Lego fun!  Lego Family Block Party in April at Grandville library. Drop in and make your own Lego or Duplo creations. All materials are provided by the library, so come, design and create!

Wednesday, April 6 at 1:00 pm – Grandville branch