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Opening Day Detroit Tigers Party at the Boat & Canoe Club

Opening Day Detroit Tigers Party at the Boat & Canoe Club

 

IT’S OPENING DAY FOR THE DETROIT TIGERS! COME JOIN US FOR A FUN PARTY!

The fun begins at 1:00pm on April 6th at the Boat & Canoe Club, sponsored by Auxiliary #356. The club is located at 401 North Park St. NE in Grand Rapids, MI.

For only $6.00 you can enjoy the game and indulge in some great ball park food. There will be Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs, Wing Dings, Popcorn, Peanuts, Pretzels & more.

Lots of Raffles & Prizes during the game. Tickets being sold for a Huge Tigers “Grill of Goodies.” Tickets sold throughout the celebration until the 7th Inning Stretch, when tickets will be drawn for the big prize. You need not be present to win the big prize.

Come one, come all and enjoy the afternoon.

Pet expo: DeltaPlex goes to the dogs (and cats)


WALKER, Mich. (WZZM)— The DeltaPlex is going to the dogs (and cats) this weekend, as the West Michigan Pet Expo returns.

The expo features everything a pet owner needs, including entertainment, educational seminars and dozens of vendors. Animal lovers can even adopt a pet at the expo; however, for the safety of the animals being adopted, organizers ask visitors to leave their other pets at home.

The expo is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children between 5 and 12 years old. Children age four and younger get in free.

WZZM 13 is a proud sponsor of the West Michigan Pet Expo.

My Town: 7 tips to protect your home from spring break predators

My Town: 7 tips to protect your home from spring break predators

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—With spring break fast approaching, many West Michigan families are fine-tuning their travel plans—and so are thieves.

Most West Michigan schools will be out of session April 3-10, so families can take a vacation.  East Grand Rapids Public Safety Director Mark Herald says this is the time homeowners need to step up safety measures.  Herald shares seven ways to make your home less attractive to thieves:

High-speed chase ends in rollover crash

High-speed chase ends in rollover crash


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A high-speed chase through Kent County ended with a rollover crash Friday evening.

The chase started in Byron Township around 8 p.m., when some Kent County Sheriff deputies were doing a routine business check due to a recent string of construction equipment thefts. In a building under construction in the 900 block of 74th street SW, they found a rear overhead door open and went in to investigate.

When inside, they found a man who they say ran to his vehicle when he saw them.

He drove away, and deputies chased him. The chase headed north on US-131 from the area of 76th St. Speeds reached 90 to 100 mph at times.

Investigators at one point called off the chase, but Michigan State Police later located the vehicle in Grand Rapids and chased it back on US-131 from Wealthy Street.

Roof collapses in business fire, neighbors helping out


TALLMADGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Workers at two Ottawa County companies watched helplessly Wednesday morning as their office building went up in flames.

It started around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday at Kleyn Electric on 1st Avenue NW near Lake Michigan Drive, just west of the Ottawa County line. It was so severe that firefighters had to pull back as the building's roof collapsed.

Now, some neighboring businesses have stepped in to help the employees who lost their building. Those neighbors are offering them office space.

The fury and destruction was difficult to watch, but it was also hard to look away for Nicholas Kleyn, who recorded video of his company's building going up in flames.

"That's when your heart sinks, because you can't do a thing about it," Kleyn said of watching the fire. He owns Kleyn Electric.

Meijer spinach recalled for listeria risk


WALKER, Mich. (WZZM) -- Some spinach distributed by Meijer is being recalled because it may be tainted with Listeria.

Twin City Foods, Inc. is recalling 16 oz. packages of frozen Meijer Organics Chopped Spinach. The recalled food has a UPC code of 41250 02362 and a best by date of February 2017 50415.

The spinach was distributed to warehouses in Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. Two other spinach brands sold outside of Michigan are also on the recall list, posted on the Food and Drug Administration's website.

My Town: Kent ISD throws support behind sales tax hike proposal

My Town: Kent ISD throws support behind sales tax hike proposal

KENT COUNTY, Mich.--- The Kent Intermediate School District is throwing its support behind a sales tax hike to fix Michigan’s roads and provide additional funding for schools and local governments.

Thursday, March 19, the Kent ISD Board approved a resolution in support of Proposal 1, which will be on the May 5 ballot.  In the resolution, the Board said Michigan ranks last in the nation in transportation spending per person.  The Board also noted money being siphoned from the School Aid Fund to higher education, since the previous sales tax proposal generating funding for schools did not include colleges and universities.