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Snow Party at Kentwood Library

With all of the snow on the ground, now is the perfect time to enjoy winter time fun. The Kentwood branch of the Kent District Library is holding a 'Snow Party' on Tuesday, February 8 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am featuring snow-themed crafts and games. 

This program is for young children.

Visit http://www.kdl.org/branches/12 for additional information.

Pinewood Middle School Student, Peter Cripps, in All-State Band

Pinewood Middle School Student, Peter Cripps, in All-State Band

Pinewood Middle School student, Peter Cripps, performed Saturday, January 22nd, with the Michigan All-State Middle School Band at Devos Hall. Peter plays the tuba in the Pinewood Middle School 8th Grade Band. He was one of over 90 students chosen by audition from across the state of Michigan to be part of this performing ensemble.  The Guest Conductor of the Middle School All-State Band was Cheryl Floyd, Director of Bands at Hill Country Middle School in Austin, Texas. 

Eric Hudson appointed Assistant Camp Director of Mark Wood's National Rock Summer Camp

Eric Hudson appointed Assistant Camp Director of Mark Wood's National Rock Summer Camp

Eric Hudson, orchestra director at Pinewood Middle School and ABC (Anything But Classical) Orchestra at East Kentwood High School, has been appointed Assistant Camp Director of Mark Wood's National Rock Summer Camp.  The camp will be held this summer in Kansas City.  Mark Wood is an award winning electric violinist.  He was an original member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and is the premier rock electric violinist of his generation.  A biography of Mr. Hudson is available at www.mwroc.com/faculty.  For more information on the camp refer to the web site www.mwroc.com.

 

The Foremost Insurance 28th Street Metro Cruise® Planning Begins

The Foremost Insurance 28th Street Metro Cruise® Planning Begins

News Release:

The Foremost Insurance 28 th Street Metro Cruise® Planning Begins

Chamber prepares for the annual end of summer event

Wyoming-Kentwood, MI (January 12, 2011) – The annual event has grown through the years to over 300,000 visitors and over 15,000 vehicles. Last year, with beautiful weather, the event hosted record breaking numbers. Organizers are looking for an even larger turnout this year. There has been momentum within the 28th Street merchants’ community to increase event participation. Many of the businesses are reaching out to the visitors and welcoming them with specials, activities and event oriented activities. The Metro Cruise® was started as a method of helping businesses along the 28th Street corridor when highway M-6 opened.

This year’s venues are currently under development.

A Seller of Lifestyle

A Seller of Lifestyle

AK Rikk's Jim Murray describes himself as a "seller of lifestyle." He talks about "finding cool" and passion, and how they relate to Rikk's success as one of the premier clothiers around.

Pinewood Middle School Presents Willa Wonka Jr.

Pinewood Middle School Presents Willa Wonka Jr.

Come on out to see a great performance of Willy Wonka Jr. by Pinewood Middle School students.  Tickets are available at the door.  Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, children 4 and under are free.

The performance times are:

Thursday, Dec. 2nd, 7:00pm

Friday, Dec. 3rd, 7:00pm

Saturday, Dec. 4th, 2:00pm

The performances are at East Kentwood High School Fine Arts Auditorium.

Photos provided by swobodapics.

January Series of Calvin College features impressive lineup

From: Matthew Kucinski, Calvin College

The award-winning January Series of Calvin College is back for its 24th year. From Wednesday, January 5, through Tuesday, January 25, 2011, Calvin College will continue a long tradition of bringing one of the nation's leading lecture and cultural arts series to west Michigan and abroad.

The 2011 January Series features an impressive lineup of speakers, covering a wide range of today's hottest topics, among them social justice, environmental justice and the future of the U.S.