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My Town Comstock Park: Book Sale to support library programs this weekend

My Town Comstock Park: Book Sale to support library programs this weekend

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.— Support literacy while getting a good deal on gently used books during the Kent District Library’s Book Bash Giant Warehouse Book Sale this weekend.

More than 20,000 books and many other items will be available for $0.50 to $1.00 each.  Shoppers who visit Sunday can get as many items as they can fit into a bag for $5.  All proceeds from the sale will support Summer Reading @ KDL and other branch programs.

The Book Bash Giant Warehouse Book Sale will take place at the KDL Service Center at 814 West River Center Drive NE in Comstock Park.  Sale hours are Friday, April 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Sunday, April 27 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

My Town Alpine Township: Master Plan open house April 22

My Town Alpine Township: Master Plan open house April 22

ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (Alpine Charter Township)--Alpine Township needs your help in updating the community’s Master Plan.

The Master Plan lays out the vision for the community’s desired future and outlines the policies and steps to get there. The Township needs to hear your thoughts and ideas about what you would like for your community’s future.

To receive your input, the Alpine Township Planning Commission will host a final open house at the Township Center, 5255 Alpine Avenue, NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321 on April 22, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Planning commissioners and staff will be on hand to answer questions and take comments. Stop by for a bit, let us know what you think and help guide the direction of your community!

For any questions, please call the Planning Director, Sue Becker at 784-9090.

My Town: Kent Intermediate School District gets health program grant

My Town: Kent Intermediate School District gets health program grant

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—  The Kent Intermediate School District is getting a federal boost to physical and nutritional education programs. 

 U.S. Department of Education has awarded 67 grants totaling more than $33 million to local education agencies and community-base organizations.  Only two groups in Michigan were awarded funding; KISD is getting $429,404 for programs to help K-12 students develop healthy lifestyles and meet state standards for physical education.

“A healthy, active lifestyle is an important ingredient of academic success,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “These grants are a resource to help schools and communities develop programs that teach students the importance of staying active and developing healthy lifestyles. We need more states, districts, schools and communities to recognize the critically important role of physical education in improving student engagement and achievement.”

My Town Comstock Park: Resellers needed for Mom2Mom Sale

My Town Comstock Park: Resellers needed for Mom2Mom Sale

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.— The halls of Comstock Park High School are normally empty on Saturdays,  but that won’t be the case on May 3.

The high school will be hosting two events that day: a Mom2Mom Sale sponsored by the Comstock Park Band Boosters and the Spring Carnival, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Right now, organizers are looking for renters/resellers looking to get rid of gently used children’s clothes, toys and other child related items.  To sign up, contact Debbie at 784-0026 or email benjdt@sbcglobal.net.

My Town: Anti-bullying concert tour arrives in West Michigan

My Town: Anti-bullying concert tour arrives in West Michigan

SPARTA, Mich.—A music tour aimed at preventing bullying among teenagers is making its rounds in West Michigan.

The Teen Nation Anti-Bullying Music Tour kicked off Monday morning at Sparta High School.  The 90-minute performances feature young Top 40 recording artists who are also speaking out against bullying.  This tour’s headliners include  former ‘X Factor’ contestant J Ryan, 14, of San Antonio, Texas; and Tristan Blaine, 14, of Frisco, Texas.  Additional guest performers include Faith Marie Shirley, 15 of San Antonio, Texas; Collin Kozola, 17, of Naperville, Illinois, Radio Disney star Celeste Kellogg, 18, of Smithville, Virginia; and Branden Mendoza, 20, of New Carney, Texas.

The school concert assembly schedule is as follows:

My Town: Volunteers needed to help 'Stamp Out Hunger'

My Town: Volunteers needed to help 'Stamp Out Hunger'

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—Feeding America West Michigan is looking for people to help with its biggest volunteer event of the year, one month from today.

The National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive, also known as “Stamp Out Hunger”,  is scheduled for Saturday, May 10.  Feeding America is looking for volunteers to help move food from the post office to the Food Bank.  Help is needed from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at multiple locations around Grand Rapids.  To sign up or learn more, send an email with “NALC” in the subject line to Dena Rogers at DenaR@FeedingAmericaWestMichigan.org.

Roll the Dice and Beat the Odds Against Cancer!

Roll the Dice and Beat the Odds Against Cancer!

The Comstock Park High School Captain America Team is hosting a Bunco Blast as a fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Comstock Park on Thursday, May 1, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.