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Register for Bark in the Dark

Register for Bark in the Dark

The Community can register soon to take part in this glow in the dark 5K Walk/Run to benefit the animals at the Humane Society of West Michigan.

Anyone who owns a pet, wants to own a pet, lost a pet or just enjoys the fun of a 5K, this is the chance to team up and raise money for the animals and share this incredible experience.  Strollers & Dogs, who are well-behaved with up-to-date vaccines & leashed are welcome to join in.

This Bark in the Dark event takes place on October 11 at 7:00pm at the Human Society of West Michigan located at 3077 Wilson Drive NW in Walker, Michigan.

Visit www.hswestmi.org to register & for more information.

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to Dedicate Hand-Crafted Peace Pole

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to Dedicate Hand-Crafted Peace Pole

GRAND HAVEN, MICH., SEPT. 18, 2014―In observance of United Nations’ “International Day of Peace” worldwide, the general public is invited to a local observance at St. Patrick―St. Anthony Parish to join in the dedication of a hand-crafted Peace Pole on Sunday, September 21st at 4 p.m. on the outdoor south side of the church, at 920 Fulton Avenue in Grand Haven.

“Pope Francis has asked all people to observe the upcoming International Day of Peace no matter whether they attend church or not and we welcome anyone who is interested to join us as we dedicate this long-lasting monument to peace,” said Sally Moser, an International Day of Peace event organizer with St. Patrick-St.

My Town: Volunteers needed for Grand River cleanup on Sept. 21

My Town: Volunteers needed for Grand River cleanup on Sept. 21

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- The annual Mayor’s Grand River Cleanup takes place Sept. 21.

Volunteers are encouraged to make a difference in their community by taking part in this clean-up effort focusing on sites in Grand Rapids, Grandville, Plainfield Township, Walker and Wyoming.

Registration takes place on Sept. 21 at Sixth Street Park located at 647 Monroe Ave. on the corner of Monroe Avenue and Newberry in downtown Grand Rapids. Arrivals after 9:15 a.m. may not be guaranteed a place on the bus. Buses leave at 9:35 a.m. sharp from the Sixth Street Park.

Call Becky Brown at (616) 451-3051, e-mail her at bbrown@wmeac.org or visit www.grandrivercleanup.com for more information.

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

 

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR AND RETIRED BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL C.H. McDANIEL

PARTICIPATES IN WEST MICHIGAN DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

 

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To honor all those who sacrificed their lives during the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum hosted the 13th annual Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute from sunrise to sunset on September 11, 2014. WMU-Cooley Law School Professor and retired Brigadier General Michael C.H.

My Town: Meet Blandford Nature Center's new president and CEO Sept. 13

My Town: Meet Blandford Nature Center's new president and CEO Sept. 13

WALKER, Mich.—Community members are encouraged to meet Blandford Nature Center's new president and CEO this Saturday, Sept. 13.

Jason Meyer recently took over the post for the nonprofit group.  Meyer previously worked at Fenner Nature Center in Lansing.

The meet and greet event will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the nature center, located at 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW.  The event is free with regular admission.  Visitors can also enjoy a fall scavenger hunt as well as refreshments.

My Town Walker: Humane Society of West Michigan breaks ground on expansion Sept. 9

My Town Walker: Humane Society of West Michigan breaks ground on expansion Sept. 9

WALKER, Mich.— The Humane Society of West Michigan is growing to accomodate more cats.

On Tuesday, Sept. 9, the nonprofit organization will break ground on its Bissell cattery expansion project. The larger space will allow HSWM to accomodate the many felines it currently admits, which are often housed in several rooms. The space issue is often compounded during summer, when many litters of kittens are typically admitted.

The expansion project is named after Cathy and Mark Bissell, who have committed to donating $100,000 to renovate and improve the cattery as long as HSWM can raise $25,000 by Oct. 1.   So far, the nonprofit organization has raised $20,000.

Cathy Bissell will be on hand for the ground breaking ceremony, which will take place at 10 a.m. at HSWM, located at 3077 Wilson NW in Walker.  Visitors can tour the current cattery and enjoy refreshments.

My Town: Blandford Nature Center names new president and CEO

My Town: Blandford Nature Center names new president and CEO

WALKER, Mich.—A new person is at the helm of Blandford Nature Center. 

Jason Meyer recently took over as president and CEO of the nonprofit group.  Meyer previously worked at Fenner Nature Center in Lansing.

Community members are encouraged to meet Meyer during a welcome event Sept. 13 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.