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Wyoming Concerts in the Park Announces 2015 Lineup

Wyoming Concerts in the Park Announces 2015 Lineup

The Wyoming Community Enrichment Commission (WCEC) has unveiled the lineup for its popular series, Concerts in the Park presented by Kentwood Community Church.  The schedule includes a variety of family-friendly performances from a diverse lineup of entertainers.  The ten-week concert series kicks off with a special Kids Night concert and closes out the season with the Music & More Fest.  The shows take place at Lamar Park (2561 Porter Street SW, Wyoming, Michigan) on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

SCHEDULED PERFORMANCES:

June 2:           Deep Fried Pickle Project - FIRST Day, brought to you by Grand Rapids First Church, will feature kid's themed music, activities, and FREE chili dogs to everyone in attendance!

Update: Man killed crossing Broadmoor Ave.


KENTWOOD (WZZM) -- A pedestrian was killed after being struck while crossing Broadmoor Avenue at 44th Street SE. The incident happened around 5:20 a.m., Kent County Sheriff's deputies say.

Kentwood Police say Ernest Poole, 52, was attempting to cross Broadmoor heading east when he was struck by a southbound vehicle, driven by a 60-year-old Grand Rapids resident. Poole was crossing at the crosswalk. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A family member tells WZZM that Poole was walking to work. The family is raising funds for his funeral through Gillapsie Funeral Services.

The driver was taken to the hospital for injuries. The driver's name is not being released, pending the full traffic crash investigation.

The intersection was closed for several hours Monday morning.

East Kentwood Jazz Bands Earn Honors

East Kentwood Jazz Bands Earn Honors

The jazz bands at East Kentwood have been busy performing and earning honors.

Jazz Band I was invited to perform at the Purdue Jazz Festival at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.  The band received Superior ratings.

Jazz Band I and Jazz Band II traveled to the jazz festival at Central Michigan University.  Jazz Band I received the award for Outstanding Brass Section and was 1st Runner Up for Outstanding Band.  Courtney Merritt, from Jazz Band II, was 2nd Runner Up for Outstanding Soloist.

Jazz Band II and the Jazz Combo performed at the District Jazz Festival at Comstock Park.  Jazz Band II received a rating of Excellent and Jazz Combo received a Superior rating.

Congratulations to all jazz band members on a great year.

 

Jewelry store employee shoots at attempted robbers


GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- A jewelry store employee fired a shot at three men who attempted to hold up a Grand Rapids Township jewelry store Friday morning.

The would-be holdup happened around 11:15 a.m. at Juhas and Sullivan Jewelry, located at 1100 East Paris SE. The store sells Rolex watches, which have been the target of recent heists at other local jewelers.

The masked men fled southbound on East Paris Avenue in a blue or gray Dodge Intrepid. The vehicle's license plate was traced to a home in southeast Grand Rapids. Officers stopped the suspected vehicle at Hall Street and Eastern Avenue SE and took two people into custody.

The Kent County Sheriff's Department says no one was hurt in the shooting. Officers recovered a hammer at Juhas and Sullivan.

Airport police find loaded gun in passenger's carry-on


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- He says he was running late and forgot to take his loaded gun out of his carry-on.

James Osterhaven was arrested at Gerald R. Ford International Airport after authorities found the gun during security screening Monday. Airport police also confiscated the gun.

Osterhaven has since been released from jail but has not yet been arraigned.

An airport spokesperson says this is the first firearm recovered at the airport this year, after five were found in 2014.


New Wausau Homes Builder Opens Design Studio to Serve Area Homebuyers

New Wausau Homes Builder Opens Design Studio to Serve Area Homebuyers

(Ada, MI)  (April, 1 2015)

 The hammering has stopped and the dust has settled for new Wausau Homes builder Michael Nosko to celebrate his new showroom  located at 6739 East Fulton Street, Suite D10 in Ada.

 

Visitors can tour the new, state-of-the art Design Studio that showcases a welcome area where homebuyers can share their life story and vision for their new home.  It also features everything from cabinets and countertops to siding and shingles while providing the latest technology to help homebuyers plan and customize their new homes.  Among the highlights is a 3D viewer that allows homebuyers to see their home plans take shape before their eyes so they will know exactly what their new home will look like before it’s ever built.    

 

FOX SUBARU IS NOW OPEN

FOX SUBARU IS NOW OPEN
GRAND RAPIDS, MI, April 24, 2015 – Dan DeVos and Diane Maher, President of D.P. Ventures, along with the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce will be cutting the ribbon promptly at 11:30 am this morning for the Grand Opening of Fox Subaru, a state-of-the-art, 25,000 square foot stand-alone Subaru dealership and 3,200 square foot detail center located at 6045 28th Street, Grand Rapids, MI.The new Fox Subaru facility includes express service lanes that are dedicated to basic maintenance including oil changes and tire rotations. The express lanes decrease wait times and improves the ability to make basic maintenance easier and more convenient for customers. New technological advancements include LED super-efficient lighting throughout the facility, Hormann high-speed service doors and upgraded outdoor display areas with heated pads.