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Grand Rapids Bicycle Company and Trailhead Cafe

Grand Rapids Bicycle Company and Trailhead Cafe

by Ryan McCarthy

Tom Smith, Sr. is not a bicycle man by nature, but by trade. His Grand Rapids Bicycle Company now also includes Trailhead Café, putting him in the food business as well. These are somewhat uncharted waters for Tom, but the bike company in the Knapp’s Corner compound was for sale and he was looking for a change. After scouting a possible new location at 1200 East Paris, he found it contained a bit of restaurant equipment that could also be included in the sale. The age-old Bill and Paul’s Sporthaus is conveniently located next door, ensuring him a built-in audience of outdoorsy types. He did the math and decided to purchase the space and bicycle company in January of 2012.

3rd Annual Michigan’s Statewide Sports Festival

3rd Annual Michigan’s Statewide Sports Festival

The Michigan Statewide Sports Festival takes place on Friday, June 22, through Sunday, June 24. An estimated 5,000 athletes from all corners of the State of Michigan will compete in over 30 sport events.

The Opening Ceremonies are scheduled from 7:00pm to 8pm at East Kentwood High School on Friday, June 22. Gates are open to the Public at 6:30pm.

Go to www.StateGamesOfMichigan.com for details.

You Got It: Mario Kart for Kids

You Got It: Mario Kart for Kids

We offer video game tournaments for teens, and we’ve been told that many younger kids want to particpate in a tournament as well. Guess what? The answer is yes!

This summer we are offering our first ever Mario Kart Tournaments for Kids! Children in grades 1-5 can enjoy Mario Kart, snacks, prizes and more. The tournaments will take place at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, June 26 at the Kentwood branch and at 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 28 at the Cascade Township branch.

Falcon Stadium hosts Kent County Girls on the Run this Saturday

Falcon Stadium hosts Kent County Girls on the Run this Saturday

From: http://www.kentwoodps.org/

The East Kentwood High School stadium will be packed Saturday when nearly 1,700 elementary-age girls take part in the Kent County Girls on the Run program.

The girls, along with family, friends and community members, will participate in a 5K celebration run to mark the completion of their involvement in the 10-week national nonprofit program. The program combines training for a 5K run/walk with a series of engaging, fun lessons that inspire girls to make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others.

The public is invited to join the girls in the noncompetitive 5K run, which starts at 9:30 a.m.

EKHS wins N. American Sports Surface of the Year Award!

EKHS wins N. American Sports Surface of the Year Award!

From: http://www.kentwoodps.org/

East Kentwood High School Wins North American Sports Surface of the Year Award in the K-12 Category!

"East Kentwood High School, an amazing high school field house installation featuring more than 66,000 ft2 of Robbins' sports flooring - padded polyurethane, GalaxyR and a padded polyurethane SportwoodR Ultra-Star Fusion floor."

Falcon Stadium Hosts Relay for Life - April 27 and April 28

Falcon Stadium Hosts Relay for Life - April 27 and April 28

From: http://www.kentwoodps.org/

Friday April 27 and Saturday April 28, Falcon Stadium will again be hosting the Relay For Life event.  This event goes from 1:00 p.m. Friday until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

This year there are even more teams from Kentwood Public Schools participating.  At  5:30 p.m. Friday evening, there will be a special "Kentwood Public Schools" Lap with a "Survivor Lap" immediately following.

Relay for Life Information

Survivor Invitation

Falcon Charity Classic June 18 at Stonewater Country Club

Falcon Charity Classic June 18 at Stonewater Country Club

From: http://falconcharityclassic.golfreg.com/

Gather your friends, family and coworkers, and join us for a fun day of golf to support the Kentwood Public Schools Educational Foundation!

Monday, June 18 at Stonewater Country Club.

Event Schedule
7:00am: Registration & Range
8:30am: Morning Shotgun
12:00 noon: Lunch & Afternoon Registration
1:30pm: Afternoon Shotgun
6:00pm Dinner, Auction, Prizes
 
Cost is $100 per golfer which includes a raffle ticket for the evening raffle and dinner.
 
Raffle Details
1st prize: Social Membership at Stonewater Country Club - Value $895
2nd prize: Flat Screen LCD Television
3rd prize: TBD