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My Town: Become a hero by giving blood during Red Cross Month

My Town: Become a hero by giving blood during Red Cross Month

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross reminds eligible blood donors that it doesn’t take a cape or super powers to be a hero. By donating blood, donors can become a hero for patients in need.

Red Cross Month is dedicated to the everyday heroes who support the Red Cross mission by giving blood, volunteering their time, learning lifesaving skills or making a financial contribution.

The need for blood is constant. The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes in communities across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors with all blood types are needed, particularly those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.

To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Lenten Fish Fry List - 2015

Lenten Fish Fry List - 2015

(WZZM) - Lent is underway and we have a list of area churches and organizations offering fish on Friday's for the next 40 days.


Some churches are having events on Good Friday (4/3) and some are not.  For further details and confirmations on any listing, you may want to call ahead.


If you have a Fish Fry not listed here, send details to webmaster@wzzm13.com.


 If the database is not displaying for you, check this link on a desktop computer.


Online Database by Caspio

My Town: In Library Derby, Every Horse Wins

My Town: In Library Derby, Every Horse Wins
-----NEWS RELEASE----KENT COUNTY, Mich. –Kent District Library is kicking off its second annual Genre Derby, an online crowdfunding effort aimed at reducing wait times for print and digital books by growing the library system’s collection of its most popular items. And every horse in this race wins; all money collected for a specific genre will be spent on materials in that genre only.

My Town Kentwood: Local Author Night Jan. 29

My Town Kentwood: Local Author Night Jan. 29

KENTWOOD, Mich.-- Schuler Books invites the public to a night dedicated to local authors.

On Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. there will be four featured authors: Tobin Buhk, author of "Poisoning, The Pecks of Grand Rapids"; Linda Gordon, author of "Nine Months of Spiritual Maturity"; Kris Kaiser, author of "Proclivity"; and Peter Welmerink, author of "Transport."

During this special evening, each author will give a short presentation before taking questions from the audience.  Patrons may also get their books signed.

Schuler Books is located at 2660 28th Street SE.  For more information, call (616) 942-2561 or visit http://www.schulerbooks.com/.

My Town Kentwood: Hotel grand reopening and ribbon cutting Jan. 15

My Town Kentwood: Hotel grand reopening and ribbon cutting Jan. 15

KENTWOOD, Mich.-- The community is invited to visit to The Courtyard by Marriott Grand Rapids Airport located at 4741 28th Street SE on Thursday, Jan. 15 from 4 p.m. for the ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration of their newly remodeled facility.

For more information about Kentwood-Wyoming happenings, call (616) 531-5990 or visit www.southkent.org.

My Town Wyoming: Businesses at Jan. 14 fair looking to hire hundreds

My Town Wyoming: Businesses at Jan. 14 fair looking to hire hundreds

WYOMING, Mich.—West Michigan businesses are on the hunt for hundreds of new workers.

More than two dozen companies will be represented during a job fair hosted by Kentwood Community Church.  The event will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.14 on the church’s Wyoming campus, at 2950 Clyde Park Ave. SW.  Altogether, the businesses are recruiting for more than 500 jobs in sales, retail, customer service, health care, auto tech, manufacturing, truck driving, marketing, skilled industrial trades, food service and other fields.

This is the seventh job fair Kentwood Community Church has hosted at its Wyoming Campus, which opened Oct. 6, 2013 in the former Wyoming Adult & Community Education building.  Kentwood purchased the property from Wyoming Public Schools.

For additional job fair information, visit the event website or call the church at (616) 827-3267.

My Town: Time to trash the tree! Free Christmas tree recycling locations

My Town: Time to trash the tree!  Free Christmas tree recycling locations

Christmas is over, which means it’s time to trash the tree.

Many municipalities are offering free tree recycling services to residents with a natural tree.  Some communities are planning to put the trees through a chipper and use the remnants to cover park trails and other green spaces.  Here is the schedule for live tree drop-offs:

Ada Township (Through Jan. 12)

  • Ada Township Park, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Alpine Township (Through Jan. 31)

  • Behind Township Hall, 5255 Alpine Ave. NW

 

Cannon Township (Through Jan. 10)

  • West side of the township building; RHS Honor Society will help unload trees Jan. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (donations encouraged)

 

Courtland Township (Through Jan. 31)

  • Fire Station #1 on 14 Mile Road