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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: Voters to decide three school district millages in May

My Town: Voters to decide three school district millages in May

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PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. --- A special election is being held May 6 for three Plainfield Township school systems:  Comstock Park, Northview and Rockford public schools.

Comstock Park Public Schools Superintendent Ethan Ebenstein said, “We are asking voters to renew our... sinking fund millage for another ten years on May 6.  This important source of special revenue helps the district make annual repairs and meet ongoing maintenance needs without taking funds from our operational classroom budget.” 

Ebenstein added, “We have an outstanding supportive community that takes great pride in our grounds and facilities, and we are seeking their assistance in helping maintain the facilities we have.”

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.

My Town: Sign up now for Access Hunger Walk

My Town: Sign up now for Access Hunger Walk

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—Feeding America West Michigan is looking for people to join its team for the Access Hunger Walk.

This year’s walk will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at Park Church in downtown Grand Rapids.  Proceeds from the event will go to Feeding America West Michigan and other anti-hunger agencies in the area.

To join the team, visit the sign up page here.

My Town Comstock Park: Whitecaps 2014 season roster includes a Verlander

My Town Comstock Park: Whitecaps 2014 season roster includes a Verlander

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—The younger brother of Tigers’ star Justin Verlander will grace the outfield during the West Michigan Whitecaps’ 2014 season.

The Whitecaps announced its roster Saturday.  The lineup includes pitchers Jonathan Crawford and Kevin Ziomek, who were the Tigers’ first and second-round selections in the 2013 draft. Austin Kubitza, Buck Farmer and Chad Green will round out the rotation for the Whitecaps season opener.

Joining them is outfield is Ben Verlander, the younger brother of 2011 American League MVP Justin Verlander, as well as 2012 NCAA batting champion Raph Rhymes and speedy center field prospect Austin Schotts.  The infield will include 18-year-old Javier Betancourt, the nephew of former Major Leaguer Edgardo Alfonzo.  Dominic Ficociello and Curt Powell will also return to the infield.

The club will be led by new manager Andrew Graham, who helped lead the Whitecaps to a Midwest League championship as a player in 2004.

My Town: Whitecaps offering Opening Day ticket special and Tigers watch party

My Town: Whitecaps offering Opening Day ticket special and Tigers watch party

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COMSTOCK PARK, MI - Baseball season in Michigan kicks off Monday and the West Michigan Whitecaps are celebrating the return of America’s Pastime with a party to watch the AL Central champion Detroit Tigers and a ticket special for the Whitecaps home opener!

For the ninth straight season the Whitecaps and 97 LAV are opening the Pepsi Stadium Club at Fifth Third Ballpark to watch the Detroit Tigers start their season against the Kansas City Royals. Game time is 1:08 p.m. and the doors to the Pepsi Stadium Club open at noon.

This is a free event with food and beverage available for purchase. WLAV morning show host Tony Gates will be on hand to emcee. There will be prizes given away throughout the game including tickets to future Tigers games this season.