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Christmas Light Show

Christmas Light Show

For the 19th year, the public is invited to drive thru West Michigan’s largest animated light show thru January 2nd.

Bring the family to the Fifth Third Ballpark located at 4500 West River Drive in Comstock Park from 6pm to 9pm to experience over 50 animated displays with 40,000 lights, stretching out over a mile.

After 4 decades of police service, Walker police chief to retire


WALKER, Mich. (WZZM) -- Walker Police Chief Catherine Garcia-Lindstrom, who broke barriers when she became the first woman to head a city of Kent County police force, announced today she is retiring from the position she's held for 15 years.

"I feel really blessed for the time and experience I've had with the city and its residents,'' she said today. "I'm ready to move forward with a new chapter in my life.''

Her retirement, announced in a joint statement with the City of Walker, takes effect Feb. 1. Garcia-Lindstrom will remain as a consultant through 2016 to assist in the transition of leadership.

"Bottom line is we're moving forward and I'm waiting for the city to sign the documents,'' she said.

Walker church serves Thanksgiving dinner to motel residents


WALKER, Mich. (WZZM) - A Walker motel that's been the scene of criminal activity over the years is trying to improve with help from a local church.

America's Best Value Inn is under new ownership, and it's formed a partnership with Orchard Hill Church.

Thursday afternoon, residents were invited to the church for Thanksgiving dinner.

"I appreciate the church doing this," said Katie Davis. She and her boyfriend are living at the motel. "Even though we're in the predicament we're in, I still believe in people. I still believe we are wonderful humans that need to come together, and I appreciate the church doing this."

"We wanted to find a way to show hospitality and share God's love. We said there's a really great community down the road, so why not reach out there," said Laura Claus, the church's outreach coordinator.

Free Meals for Military Personnel for Veteran's Day-2015

Free Meals for Military Personnel for Veteran's Day-2015

Brann’s is offering a free 6oz.  Sirloin and two sides on Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11th.

Bob Evans-Free Breakfast all day for Veteran’s and Active Military. Choose from 5 different plates.

Golden Coral-Appreciation for Veterans and Active Military: Dinner is free November 11th from 5 – 9pm.

Applebee’s will be serving 7 different free meals to Veterans and Active Military on Wednesday, November 11th.

Red Robin Restaurants will be offering a free Tavern Double Berger with Bottomless Steak Fries at all of its restaurants on November 11th. They will also be offering a 20% discount at participating restaurants from November 12 – December 31.

Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer and dessert from Monday, November 09, 2015 to Thursday, November 12. They have put together a special menu for both items.

DeltaPlex Hosts 2nd Annual Home Design and Remodeling Show


WALKER, Mich. (WZZM) -- The 2nd annual Home Design and Remodeling Show is happening at the DeltaPlex in Walker. If you are looking for a little inspiration to finish that "Do It Yourself" project, then look no further.

A representative from TruMedia joined the WZZM 13 weekend morning news team to explain the latest in SMART home technology, which allows you to control your whole house from an iPad or iPhone.

Organizers say with vendors ranging from flooring, furniture to ideas for the DIYer, the Home Design and Remodeling Show is a one stop shop.

Hours:

Saturday, November 7th: 10:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday, November 8th: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission is $7.

Man enters plea in Walker motel meth cook, explosion


WALKER, Mich. (WZZM) – A Kentwood man with a history of drug abuse admitted to running a methamphetamine lab at a Walker motel that resulted in an explosion and small fire that left him with burns to his hands.

Jason Edward Vroma appeared in Kent County Circuit Court today where he pleaded guilty to operating a methamphetamine lab. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dropped a habitual felony offender charge.

The methamphetamine operation took place in a bathroom at America's Best Value Inn & Suites at Alpine Avenue and Three Mile Road NW.

Myers ran out of the bathroom Feb. 24 with his hands on fire and extinguished the flames in a snowbank, according to earlier testimony. Myers and a co-defendant were on the run until police caught up with them a month later.

Diaper Drive

Diaper Drive

The month of October is almost through but before it passes you have an opportunity to help struggling young families, diaper their little ones.

Drop off any size new diaper packages to any of the five participating YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids during regular business hours on Thursday, October 29 or Friday, October 30 to help make a difference for those in need. 

Call: (616)632-1007 or visit: www.diaperdrivekent.org for more information.