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Missing Kent County woman hasn't been seen since Friday


COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) -- Investigators are looking for a missing West Michigan woman who has not been seen or in contact with her family recently.

The Kent County Sheriff's Department says Teresa Lynn Curry, a 44-year-old Comstock Park woman, was last seen the morning of Friday, February 27 at the Speedway gas station at 4100 West River Drive, using the ATM.

Curry's family members say they're concerned for her well-being and that it's out of character for her not to be in touch with them.

She's described as white, 5'2", 120 lbs., with short brown hair. She's also hearing impaired and wears hearing aids in both ears. She was last seen wearing a pink coat, jeans or khaki pants, a black knit hat, and blue tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about where Teresa Lynn Curry might be should call the sheriff's department at 616-632-6357 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

My Town: Fox GMC partners with Read n' Give book drive

My Town: Fox GMC partners with Read n' Give book drive

Fox Motors is participating in a book drive to support local Grand Rapids students through the Read n' Give program from March 1 to March 31. Please join Fox GMC, located at 5977 Alpine Ave. in Comstock Park,  in this effort to help support thousands of local students in reading and raising awareness for community literacy programs. 


This program helps support literacy advancement by:

My Town: DNR awards more than $4 million in grants for projects battling invasive species

My Town: DNR awards more than $4 million in grants for projects battling invasive species

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced the award of 20 grant projects totaling more than $4 million, under the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program. 

The grant program is central to Michigan’s new invasive species initiative, which brings a multi-department, comprehensive approach to the ongoing problem of harmful, non-native invaders such as the Asian carp. The initiative enlists the expertise of the state departments of Natural Resources, Environmental Quality and Agriculture and Rural Development.

Projects funded in this round of grants include plans to:

My Town: Feeding America West Michigan Wins Grant from CSX, the Conservation Fund

My Town: Feeding America West Michigan Wins Grant from CSX, the Conservation Fund

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CSX and The Conservation Fund, partners in a program aimed at improving the transportation and distribution of fresh, healthy food to communities in need, announced grant awards to 10 charitable organizations in Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Tennessee. Each organization will receive $10,000 to enhance food delivery services so that they can bring fresh, nutritious food to their communities.

In many underserved communities food distribution organizations, such as food pantries, encounter difficulty getting fresh, healthy food. Many producers and organizations also face challenges retaining quality and safety as they sell, store, package and distribute fresh food. As a result, more than 23 million Americans across the country have limited or no access to fresh produce, dairy, meats and seafood.

My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards grants worth $14,125

My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards grants worth $14,125

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Feb. 23, 2015-- The Consumers Energy Foundation announced today it has recently awarded 28 volunteer grants worth $14,125 to nonprofit organizations in Kent County and the surrounding area to recognize outstanding volunteerism by Consumers Energy employees and retirees. 

The foundation awards Volunteer Investment Program grants to encourage and reward volunteerism by those who work or have worked for Consumers Energy.

The Consumers Energy Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Consumers Energy.  It provides funding for a variety of areas including education, community, civic and cultural development, social services, the environment, and emerging issues.

Michigan nonprofit organizations received more than $10 million in contributions in 2014 from Consumers Energy, its employees, retirees, its foundation and parent company CMS Energy.

My Town: Become a hero by giving blood during Red Cross Month

My Town: Become a hero by giving blood during Red Cross Month

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross reminds eligible blood donors that it doesn’t take a cape or super powers to be a hero. By donating blood, donors can become a hero for patients in need.

Red Cross Month is dedicated to the everyday heroes who support the Red Cross mission by giving blood, volunteering their time, learning lifesaving skills or making a financial contribution.

The need for blood is constant. The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes in communities across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors with all blood types are needed, particularly those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.

To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

10th annual Winter Beer Festival underway this weekend


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- This weekend is the tenth annual winter beer fest at Fifth Third Ballpark.

Thousands of people are braving the cold weather to enjoy a Michigan craft brew.

See more in the video above.

Friday night events wrapped up at 7 p.m., and tickets for Saturday's events (1 p.m. to 6 p.m.) are sold out.