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My Town: Breweries help battle cancer and Parkinson's with 'Hops for Hope'

My Town: Breweries help battle cancer and Parkinson's with 'Hops for Hope'

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Knock back a beer and help knock out cancer this month with “Hops for Hope.”

 

During September, several West Michigan breweries will be donating $1 from each “purple beer” purchase to Van Andel Institute’s Purple Community.  Proceeds from sales of Hops for Hope growlers and refills will also go to the cause.

 

“It’s good to give back to the community,” Bob Bonga, owner of the family-owned and operated Jaden James Brewery in Kentwood. “It’s wonderful that VAI is in Grand Rapids, and 100% of what we raise goes to research.”

 

My Town: Meijer to hire thousands ahead of holidays

My Town: Meijer to hire thousands ahead of holidays

 

WALKER, Mich.—  A Walker-based retail store is hiring thousands more workers ahead of the holiday season.

Meijer recently announced it plans to hire more than 10,000 additional employees for stores in five states. Nearly half of the new hires, approximately 4,800 people, will happen in Michigan. The additional employees are needed to cover duties newly opened stores, as well as the upcoming busy holiday shopping season.  Meijer opened or is opening nine new stores in 2014; the retailer plans to open additional locations in 2015.

The openings will be for a variety of positions, from cashiers to meat cutting.  The majority of positions will be part time and seasonal.  Interested candidates can apply online on Meijer’s website

Meijer currently operates 213 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

Whitecaps stay alive to force decisive Game 3 in series


COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) - The West Michigan Whitecaps will play at least one more game in the 2014 Midwest League playoffs.

Bennett Pickar's seventh-inning sacrifice fly scored what turned out to be the game-winning run in a 2-1 victory over the Fort Wayne TinCaps in Game 2 of their first round series.

Game 3 is Friday at Fifth Third Ballpark. The winner advances to the Midwest League semifinals.

Whitecaps ace Kevin Ziomek struck out nine in five innings for the win.

Montreal Robertson finished the night with a five-out save.


My Town Comstock Park: Holy Trinity Parish Festival Sept. 6 and 7

My Town Comstock Park: Holy Trinity Parish Festival Sept. 6 and 7

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.-- There’s fun for everyone at Holy Trinity Parish Festival this weekend!

This annual festival each day features a Las Vegas theme party, live music, a chicken barbecue, BINGO, a kids tractor pull and 50/50 raffle every hour.

Holy Trinity Parish is located at 1200 Alpine Church Road in Comstock Park.  For more information, visit the church  website here or call (616)784-0677.

My Town: Johnny Appleseed helps kick off Harvest on the Ridge Sept. 20

My Town: Johnny Appleseed helps kick off Harvest on the Ridge Sept. 20

SPARTA, Mich.—Johnny Appleseed is on his way to Sparta to share his story of how “The Ridge” became filled with apple orchards.

Johnny will bring his trusted donkey, Levi for rides while entertaining children with his story and song.    His tale helps kick off this year’s Harvest on the Ridge festival in Sparta on Sept. 20.  This year’s event will include a couch racing fundraiser, the Dirty Apple Obstacle Run, a cupcake baking contest, an apple pie eating contest, hay rides, corn mazes, kids’ activities and a farmers’ market, all located in Rogers Park.

Whitecaps playoff home-opener tonight


COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) - The West Michigan Whitecaps are back in town and ready for some baseball. The team hosts game two of their series against the Fort Wayne TinCaps in their playoff home-opener tonight at Fifth Third Ballpark.

The Whitecaps lost to the TinCaps 5-7 in Fort Wayne Wednesday night. With three games in the series, tonight is a do or die match.

Besides the baseball, plenty of activities are planned for the fans tonight. Tickets are still available online and at the door. The game starts at 7 p.m. and the gates will open at 6 p.m.