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UPDATE: Plans for shuttered school approved

UPDATE: Plans for shuttered school approved

UPDATE (Thursday, Jan. 16)-- Walker Community Development Director Frank Wash says Feyen Zylstra has been given the green light to begin obtaining building permits to transform the former Fairview Elementary.

The planning commission approved the Grand Rapids' electrical contractor's final site plans Wednesday night.

Feyen Zylstra wants to transform the former Fairview Elementary into its corporate offices. The Grand Rapids firm plans to work with an architectural company to maintain the building’s historical design during the transformation.  Feyen Zylstra also plans to add a warehouse on the southeast corner of the property, located at 2396 Hillside Dr. NW.  

Wash says no community members showed up for Wednesday's public hearing about the proposed plan.

Public hearing Jan. 15 over plans for shuttered school

Public hearing Jan. 15 over plans for shuttered school

WALKER, Mich.—  An electrical contractor will present its final site plans Wednesday night for a shuttered school in Walker.

Feyen Zylstra wants to transform the former Fairview Elementary into its corporate offices. The Grand Rapids firm plans to work with an architectural company to maintain the building’s historical design during the transformation.  Feyen Zylstra also plans to add a warehouse on the southeast corner of the property, located at 2396 Hillside Dr. NW.  

A public hearing over the proposed project will take place during the planning commission meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. inside the Walker City Commission Chambers, 4243 Remembrance Road NW.

Consignment Sale for Used Prom Dresses

Consignment Sale for Used Prom Dresses

All high school gals should check out their closets to see if they might have a formal dress or two they are interested in selling.

West Catholic High is holding their 8th Annual Formal Dress sale on January 11th from 11am to 2pm and anyone is welcome to bring their dresses to sell. All dresses must be in good condition; no missing buttons, broken zippers, holes or stains. The sale does not accept bridesmaid’s dresses but will sell small clutches and wraps. The parents club keeps 25% of the sale for special events at school.

Drop off your dresses on January 8th & 9th from 9am to 3pm in room 103 at the school, located at 1801 Bristol NW in Grand Rapids, MI. Additional information is available by calling Liz Miklosi at 616-887-0087.

Walker food drive nets thousands of donations for families in need

Walker food drive nets thousands of donations for families in need

WALKER, Mich.—Thousands of West Michigan families will have something more to eat, thanks to the hard work of Walker area schools and businesses.

Community Officer Gil Redzinski says 14 businesses and students at Kenowa Hills High School, Central Elementary, Zinser Elementary and West Michigan Academy collected approximately 6,000 non-perishable food items, which were delivered to 30 struggling families Dec. 17.  Approximately 2,000 of those items were collected by Kenowa Hills High School students alone; as a reward, the winning class got a pancake breakfast served by Officer Redzinski and two principals.

Avoiding winter break brain drain: Tips to keep students focused

Avoiding winter break brain drain: Tips to keep students focused

With the winter break approaching for students across Michigan, so too approaches the end of one semester and the beginning of another.

To facilitate a smooth transition while keeping students’ minds sharp and focused during their time off, Great Lakes Cyber Academy educators recommend a series of time-tested tips for maintaining the momentum so  the second half of the school year is even better than the first.  

Superheroes - finishing the fight against cancer

Superheroes - finishing the fight against cancer

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.-- It is relay season!  Are you ready to relay? 

The 2014 Relay For Life of Comstock Park Committee is excited to begin the planning process for our May 16, 2014 event.  Teams re now forming and registration has started.

The theme for 2014 is Superheroes, which should be tons of fun to decorate and create entertaining games around.  Relay For Life of Comstock Park 2014 is all about fun while finishing the fight against cancer!  Whether you have an interest in being the captain of your team, a team member, a committee member or a volunteer, we invite you to join in the fun.