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Extended Days & Hours at Alpine Township Library

Extended Days & Hours at Alpine Township Library

The Kent District Library is increasing hours for Alpine Township, Caledonia Township & Spencer Township branches for a total of 35 hours per week for all three branches. The Alpine Township Library will be open on Thursdays, along with an additional hour on Friday’s beginning on Monday, September 29.

The new open hours schedule is:

Mondays: 12:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesdays: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Wednesdays: 12:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursdays: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Fridays: 12:00 – 5:00 PM, Saturdays: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM & Sundays: Closed.

Visit www.kdl.org for more information.

Let’s Kick Hunger - Million Meal March on September 27

Let’s Kick Hunger - Million Meal March on September 27

For the 3rd year, with your participation, this popular 10K will help benefit the Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank in Comstock Park.

Although the event is free to attend, participants are encouraged to raise $100, which is the equivalent to 400 meals for Feeding America West Michigan.

Be a part of the fight against hunger this Saturday, September 27 at 10:00am on the White Pine Trail, across from the Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank located at 864 West River Center Drive in Comstock Park.

Register or donate at www.feedingamericawestmichigan.org.

Crash’s Landing Fundraiser on September 24

Crash’s Landing Fundraiser on September 24

Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary invites the community to participate in this worthy cause.

Print a flier from Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary website below. On Wednesday, September 24 from 11am to 11pm the public is invited to present the coupon to any one of the 14 Pizza Hut locations and 20% of their total bill will be donated to Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary. This is included for Dine-in, Carry out or Delivery.

The Flier has the list & addresses of the 14 participating Pizza Hut locations on the North & South side.

Visit http://www.crashslanding.org for the flier & print the coupon.  

My Town: Harvest on the Ridge returns Sept. 20

My Town: Harvest on the Ridge returns Sept. 20

SPARTA, Mich.—  A celebration of West Michigan's agricultural Mecca returns to Sparta this weekend.

Harvest on the Ridge festival will unfold at Rogers Park Sept. 20. This year’s event includes 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.  Johnny Appleseed is kicking off the event with donkey rides and his tale of how  “The Ridge” became filled with apple orchards.

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 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.