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Check out the Heritage Hill Association Events-2015

Check out the Heritage Hill Association Events-2015

Event planning is under way for the Heritage Hill Association in Grand Rapids, MI. Here a few things on the calendar.

Starting off, the 46th Annual Heritage Hill Weekend Tour of Homes will be held on May 16 and 17.  Eight private homes will be open to share their architecture, design, are and the history of the homes.

There is an opportunity for anyone to get a FREE ticket for the tour by signing up to be a tour guide right up until the days of the tour to cover any cancellations. For more information about this and tour times, please call 616-453-8950 or e-mail: heritage@heritagehillweb.org

June 6th will find many people milling around at the Heritage Hill Yard Sales. You may get more information by using the phone number and web site posted above.

Cameron Gouin Wins Concerto Competition

Cameron Gouin Wins Concerto Competition

Congratulatons to Cameron Gouin on winning the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony Skip Gates Concerto Competition.  The Grand Rapids Youth Symphony holds this contest every year for Youth Symphony and Classical Orchestra.  One student from each group is picked to perform a solo concerto with that group at the May concert in DeVos Performance Hall.  Cameron will be performing Vivaldi's G Major Concerto, first movement, with the Grand Rapids Classical Orchestra.  The public is encouraged to attend to concert at 3:00pm on Sunday, May 3rd, in DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids.

My Town: Your masterpiece could grace the walls of the U.S. Capitol

My Town: Your masterpiece could grace the walls of the U.S. Capitol

GRANDVILLE, Mich.—Congressman Bill Huizenga is looking for student artwork to adorn the U.S. Capitol.

Now through April 17, high school students from the Second District are encouraged to submit their entries in this year’s Congressional Art Competition.  Each student may only submit one entry to Congressman Huizenga’s office, located at 4555 Wilson Ave. SW in Grandville.

"The Congressional Art Competition is an excellent platform for young artists to challenge themselves and explore their artistic ability as well as their creativity,” said Huizenga. “Students from across West Michigan have impressed thousands of visitors to the U.S. Capitol with their artwork and I cannot wait to see what this year’s competition has in store.”

My Town: East Kentwood High School Presents CATS

My Town: East Kentwood High School Presents CATS

KENTWOOD, Mich.-- Cats are about to take over the stage at East Kentwood High School.

The school's fine arts department will be performing the musical "CATS" on March 19, 20, 21, 27 and 28.

"CATS", by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is one of the most successful musicals of all time.  It has been seen throughout the world by over 73 million people.  Now is your chance to see a production put on by some very talented high school students.  It's time to make a new "Memory."

All shows will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium at East Kentwood High School, located at 6230 Kalamazoo Ave., SE.  Tickets are $10 each and are available at the door or by calling the switcboard at East Kentwod High School  at (616) 698-6700.

 

My Town: Girl Scout cookie munchers will have to wait

My Town: Girl Scout cookie munchers will have to wait

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— The start of spring usually signals the return of the Girl Scouts’ traditional boxed treats, but cookie connoisseurs will have to wait even longer this year.

The Girls Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore says local cookie deliveries will be delayed by four weeks.  Little Brownie Bakers, which churns out the treats, blames unexpectedly high demand for cookies.

"[Our forecast] has resulted in a tightness in cookie inventory and an inability to meet cookie orders at the dates originally requested," explains sales director Brenda Smith. "The situation was made worse by winter weather that resulted in a plant shutdown for two days in February and an ingredient delivery delay in late February."

Little Brownie Bakers is working around the clock to fill all orders.  All requested boxes should arrive in West Michigan the week of April 13. 

Meijer generates nearly $6 Million for Midwest food pantries in 2014

Meijer generates nearly $6 Million for Midwest food pantries in 2014

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The Meijer Simply Give program – held three times a year – generated nearly $6 million in 2014 for food pantries throughout the Midwest, bringing the program’s overall donation total to nearly $14 million since it began in November 2008.

The retailer’s most recent campaign, which ended in January, was the most successful holiday campaign in the program’s history, resulting in a total of more than $1.8 million for hungry families.

My Town: West Ottawa High School earns top ratings at Solo & Ensemble Festival

My Town: West Ottawa High School earns top ratings at Solo & Ensemble Festival

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Twenty-one soloists, two duets, a trio, three quartets, three choirs and two ensembles from West Ottawa High School received first division ratings at the Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association District 10 Solo & Ensemble Festival at East Kentwood High School on January 31, 2015.

By earning the first division (or excellent) ratings, they qualified to participate in the MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble Festival to be held March 21 at Grandville High School.

“The number of first division medals have been steadily increasing over the past decade,” noted Michael Hamann, band director. “I think this may be the most first division medals our kids have ever earned at this event.”