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My Town: Menards looks to expand in Alpine Township

My Town: Menards looks to expand in Alpine Township

ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Community members are invited to weigh in on Menards' plans to expand.

The retailer wants to build a 40,000 square foot warehouse and lumber yard at 4235 Alpine Ave., near its current store.  The expansion would be within the same complex as the future Tim Horton’s restaurant and drive through and Sleep Doctor mattress store.  Developers hope to begin construction on both of those businesses in spring 2015.

A public hearing on Menards' proposed expansion will take place Thursday, Jan. 15 during the planning commission’s meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m.

My Town: Goodwill Industries of Greater G.R. offers 'Annie' donation deal

My Town: Goodwill Industries of Greater G.R. offers 'Annie' donation deal

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Clean out your closets, help people find jobs and get a deal on tickets for Broadway Grand Rapids with the new deal by Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids.

The nonprofit organization is offering $20 off tickets to “Annie” to people who donate gently used clothing or household items to any Goodwill store. You can find the list of locations here. The coupon is good for select seats during the Jan. 13 performance at DeVos Performance Hall.  Goodwill will also be accepting gently used coats at DeVos Hall on opening night.

“Annie” runs through Jan. 13-18.  The musical is centered on a determined orphan who journeys through New York looking for her parents.  Her adventure includes foiling the plots of Miss Hannigan, who runs the orphanage; meeting President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; and finding a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks.

My Town: Businesses hold holiday drives to feed families in need

My Town: Businesses hold holiday drives to feed families in need

CASCADE, Mich.—If you’re looking to give more than gifts to loved ones this holiday season, several businesses are accepting cash and canned food donations for families in need.

The food and funds will be shipped to Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. 

  • Nov. 24 - Dec. 19: Goldfish Swim School, 2845 Thornhills Avenue, Suite S, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • Nov. 24 - Dec. 22: KoKo FitClub 2845 Thornhills Ave. SE, Cascade, MI 49546
  • Dec. 1- Dec. 31: Hampton Inn and SpringHill Suites (5200 28th Street SE and 5250 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512)

For a list of most-needed food items, visit Feeding America West Michigan’s website.

My Town: Suit up and get ready to sweat during 'Go Santa Go' 5k

My Town: Suit up and get ready to sweat during 'Go Santa Go' 5k

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—Work off those Christmas cookies while helping families in need when the “Go Santa Go” 5k comes to Walker next month.

The family friendly 5k run/walk will unfold at Millennium Park.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank, which will be providing food to local families in need this holiday season.  Participants may also win prizes for best costume. 

For more information, visit the event page here.

My Town: Christmas Lite Show to feature more than 30k lights

My Town: Christmas Lite Show to feature more than 30k lights

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.-- Bring holiday magic to your family this winter season with the largest Michigan animated drive-through light display, which opens at Fifth Third Ballpark Nov. 26.

The one mile tour featuring more than 30,000 trail lights and 50 displays will be open 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Jan. 4.  The cost is $15 per vehicle, but discount coupons are available at www.ChristmasLiteShow.com.  

Fifth Third Ballpark is located at 4500 W. River Drive in Comstock Park.

Yule Run, I’ll Walk Returns

Yule Run, I’ll Walk Returns

Register your family soon for this 5th annual family oriented event. This fun activity gives participants the opportunity to “preview” the Christmas Lite Show at Fifth Third Ballpark located at 4500 W. River Drive in Comstock Park before it is open to the general public on November 26th.

This 5K takes place on Saturday, November 22 at 7:00pm, where the course will reveal approximately 1 million lights with over forty fun creations with animated capabilities.

 Visit www.YuleRun5k.com to Register.

Grand Rapids Public Schools Presents We Are GR School Choice Expo

Grand Rapids Public Schools Presents We Are GR School Choice Expo

Grand Rapids Public Schools We Are GR School Choice Expo