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East Kentwood Students Perform with Grand Rapids Symphony

East Kentwood Students Perform with Grand Rapids Symphony

Several students from East Kentwood High School performed recently with the Grand Rapids Symphony at DeVos Hall in downtown Grand Rapids.  These students were selected to participate in the Mosaic Scholars Program for the 2015-16 school year.  Mosaic Scholarships are designed to provide talented African-American and Hispanic instrumental students in the Grand Rapids area with the opportunity to develop their musical skills and to immerse them in the world of classical music.  All of these students have been studying privately with professional musicians from the Grand Rapids Symphony. Mosaic Scholars perform with the Grand Rapids Symphony at the annual Symphony with Soul concert at DeVos Hall in downtown Grand Rapids.

March 3 - Taste of Kentwood

March 3 - Taste of Kentwood

The Kentwood Parks & Recreation invite the community to sample some incredible eats this Thursday.

Two sessions will be held at the Kentwood Activities Center located at 355 48th Street SE, Session l from 4:30pm – 6:00pm & Session II from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

Tickets in advance are $5.00 & $7.00 at the door with kids 5 & under free.

Visit www.ci.kentwood.mi.us for more information.

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

For the Valentine’s weekend, it’s a free fishing weekend for residents and out of state visitors.

All fishing license fees are waived for two days in Michigan, February 13 & 14 from 6:00am – 10:00pm. This allows fishing enthusiasts to enjoy the chance to catch all types of fish on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters during their respective open season. Just remember that all regulations still apply.

Call: (517)284-5839 or email walters@michigan.gov for more information. Visit www.michigan.gov for details.

Freeze Fest – Disc Golf Event & Food Drive on January 30

Freeze Fest – Disc Golf Event & Food Drive on January 30

Kentwood Parks & Recreation invite the community to a fun Saturday of disc golf.

Pre-register at the KPR Dept. located at 355 48th St. or call (616)656-5270 to take part in this fun golf event on Saturday, January 30 at the Old Farm Park located at 2350 Embro St. SE in Kentwood, Michigan. Cost is $20 per person plus a canned food donation to benefit The Pantry.

On-site registration / Check-in at 9:00am & a player meeting is scheduled for 10:00am.

Visit: http://business.southkent.org for more information.

Going on now through March Dekes and Dangles Pond Hockey Tournament

Going on now through March Dekes and Dangles Pond Hockey Tournament

The Dekes & Dangles Pond Hockey Invitational was established in January 2016, and will feature multiple tournaments over the course of the winter months. These tournaments will be 3 vs 3, no goalie, double elimination. Our goal with this event is to make it a winter staple for all those that enjoy hockey, but also enjoy the outdoors. This tournament is played on a 85' x 50' rink, with different brackets playing on specific weekends. The event is held at For the Kidz Gymnastics in Wyoming, Michigan located at 1391 Gezon Parkway, Gezon Pkwy SW, Wyoming, MI 49509.

Available Brackets: A Bracket, B+ Bracket, B Bracket, C Bracket, COED Bracket, Women's Bracket, 30+ Bracket & 40+ Bracket

Kentwood police: Man exposes himself to woman on sidewalk


KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) -- Kentwood police are looking for the man accused of exposing himself to a woman Monday afternoon.

Just before 3 o'clock, officers were called to the area of Heathwood and West Grove, a little southwest of the East Paris Ave. SE & 52nd St. intersection.

A woman there told police she'd been walking on the sidewalk when a completely naked man exposed himself to her. She described him as white, heavyset, with brown hair, and in his late 20's or early 30's.

The woman ran away. Police said it was reported the suspect may have driven away in a black Toyota.

1 person taken to hospital after being hit by car


KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) -- One person is hospitalized after being hit by a car on 28th Street in Kentwood, Saturday night.

The accident happened at 8:41 p.m. between Patterson Ave. and E. Paris Ave.  

Kentwood Police say the vehicle was going west on 28th Street when it hit a 21-year-old woman, who was crossing the road. 

The woman was taken to an area hospital in critical condition. The driver was not hurt.