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Looking For a Window Air Conditioner?

I never really needed an AC unit... until this summer as humidity pressed it's sweaty-ness firmly upon me. Of course, I waited until everyone and their puppy wanted one as well.  I thought it wouldn't be that hard since there are a number of big stores within a short drive down 28th Street, and I figured, "hey, it's hot and these stores want to make money."  Well, I was wrong!  Don't waste your time going anywhere else but Sears. I do not shop at Sears very often, but when it came to my last two appliance needs, Sears has been the place.  Great sales reps, competitive prices, and a very easy transaction. They even have an easy to access loading zone and helpful stock guys.

Big Lots to celebrate opening

Big Lots to celebrate opening


Big Lots, the nation’s largest broadline closeout retailer, continues to grow with its newest location set to open in the Kentwood Towne Centre at 4254 28th Street SE, Kentwood. The grand opening celebration begins on Friday, July 29 at 9:00 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and donation of $2,500 made to Crestwood Middle School.

Every Big Lots is specially designed so customers can easily find the brand-name products on their shopping list. The new Kentwood Big Lots will stock merchandise that typically sells for 20 to 40 percent less than discount stores and up to 70 percent below traditional retailers. At 25,000 square feet, customers will find thousands of products available from everyday consumables, seasonal goods, home decor, electronics, toys, and one-time closeouts other stores just can't match. Big Lots also offers great values on a full assortment of brand-name furniture and Serta mattresses.

ALDI hiring at new Kentwood store

ALDI is looking to hire more workers at its new Kentwood store. 

The national grocery chain will host a job fair on Monday, June 27.  The company is looking for cashiers, shift managers and manager trainees.  The positions would page between $10.50 and $20.45 an hour.

The job fair runs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the ALDI located at 5114 28th St. SE, Suite B.  All applicants must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or GED.   Applicants must be available to work anytime between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., and must pass a drug screening and background check.

ALDI opened its first store in 1976.  Since then, its expanded to more than 1,100 U.S. stores in 31 states.

Community Holds Huge Plant Sale

KENTWOOD, Mich.  The Bailey's Grove Retirement Community is holding its 2nd annual perennial plant sale this weekend.  The plant sale is a fundraiser for the low income senior community which is HUD subsidized.  Organizers say they will a wide variety of perennials on sale ranging in price from $6 to $10.

Buyers will have 700 plants to choose from.  The sale is located at Bailey's Grove Retirement Community located at 5252 Bailey's Center Dr. SE in Kentwood.  It is behind the Childtime Day Care Center at 52nd street and East Paris.  The plants are on sale from May 13th through May 17th between 9:00am and 7:00pm.

A similar sale is going on at Oak Ridge Retirement Community located at 3781 Giddings Avenue SE in Grand Rapids.

Kentwood Community Holds Garage Sales

Kentwood, Mich.    Bailey's Grove Property Owners Association (BGPOA) will have its annual Spring Garage Sales next weekend.  The community garage sales will be held between 9am and 4pm Saturday, May 21st at homes inside the subdivision.  Bailey's Grove is located off 52nd street between East Paris and Breton in Kentwood.

Kentwood store offers popular wedding fashion

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) -- The royal wedding happening later this month between England's Prince William and Fiancée Kate Middleton has captured the attention of people around the globe. As their big day gets closer speculation about who will design Kate's dress and what it will look like gets bigger.

Even though Kate is keeping that little secret well under wraps, the future princess is already inspiring other brides on their big day.

"There is a heightened awareness and a heightened thought about the fact that this wedding is coming up," said Jenna Weisman, store manager for Alfred Angelo Bridal in Kentwood. "I think it does bleed in. I think girls are definitely thinking gosh i would love to be a princess. I would love to have all that."

For a bride, few things are more important than having the perfect dress on her wedding day. Weisman says it's a day most women start dreaming of as little girls.