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My Town: City vehicles up for bid in July 17 auction

My Town: City vehicles up for bid in July 17 auction

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—The City of Grand Rapids is auctioning off some of its wheels.

Six vehicles used by the city will be up for bid beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 17.   The vehicles include three Ford Crown Victoria police cruisers, one Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck and two GMC Sierra pick-up trucks. 

The auction will take place at M & W Inc., located at 979 West River Center Drive NE in Comstock Park.  All buyers should be prepared to pay in cash or check.  To view the vehicles, visit the auction site here.

My Town Comstock Park: Farm market offers up asparagus

My Town Comstock Park: Farm market offers up asparagus

ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich.-- The cooler spring weather has slowed strawberries down at Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm Market, but two other crops are coming in right now.

Asparagus and rhubarb are for sale at the market, located at 3025 6 Mile Road.  The market is open Monday throughFriday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

According to the business' website, strawberries may finally start coming in around June 20.

 

 

My Town: Outdoor Farmer's Market to feature more than 50 vendors

My Town: Outdoor Farmer's Market to feature more than 50 vendors

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— The Outdoor Farmer’s Market in downtown Grand Rapids will open for its second season this weekend.

Grand Rapids Downtown Market says the new season of outdoor shopping will start Saturday May 3.  The outdoor market will be open every Saturday in May, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The market will host its inaugural “Chefs at The Market” demonstration at 10 a.m.  A chef will showcase simple recipes you can follow using food available at the market.  This weekend’s demonstration will feature rhubarb.

Inside the market, visitors can take part in a free yoga session and enjoy live jazz music by Hugh DeWitt.  At noon, shoppers can also enjoy microgreens grown in the market’s greenhouse as part of a $5 tasting bar.

This year’s outdoor market will feature food and products from more than 50 vendors, including:

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 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.

New community center opens to the public Jan. 18

New community center opens to the public Jan. 18

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—  A new community center will officially open to the public this Saturday, Jan. 18.

The York Creek Community Center is located at 3999 Alpenhorn Dr. NW.  The center services as a meeting place where local organizations can provide a variety of classes, programs and community events, free of charge.

The new facility features meeting rooms, a common area, a kitchen and a computer room equipped with 10 computers. The center is provided by York Creek Apartments but all classes and programs are run by partner organizations, including:

Help State Police 'Stuff A Blue Goose For Christmas' Dec. 15

Help State Police 'Stuff A Blue Goose For Christmas' Dec. 15

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—Michigan State Police are looking for help in stuffing a blue goose.

Blue goose is really what they call a State Police patrol vehicle.  On Sunday, Dec. 15, troopers from the Rockford post will be stationed outside Wal-Mart stores in Comstock Park and Grand Haven, stuffing donations into their patrol vehicles for families in need.

New toys, clothing and non-perishable food items are needed.  All the donations will be turned over to the Salvation Army to be distributed to families in Kent and Ottawa counties.

The donation drive runs from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday.