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New Business, New Jobs, coming to the Cascade, MI area

New Business, New Jobs, coming to the Cascade, MI area

A popular metro Detroit Restaurant known for its’ Coney dogs and Greek specialties is expanding to West Michigan. Get ready for some of the best Hot Dogs around; Leo’s Coney Island is coming to Cascade, MI. The news store is to be located at 6080  28th St. SE, formerly the Family Video storefront.

This is a great opportunity for a job in a fun atmosphere. Leo’s is looking for managers, line cooks, prep cooks, dishwashers, bussers, servers and cashiers. These positions offer flexible schedules, no late nights, competitive pay and opportunities for advancement. Resumes may be sent to LeosConeyIslandGR@gmail.com

“Grand Rapids has one of the best economies in Michigan and across the nation,” said Bill Krall, owner/operator of Leo’s Coney Island. “Not only did we see this as an opportunity to tap into a booming market but also the chance to give a new community a dining option it currently doesn’t have.”

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EGR man to run cross-state to raise money for children's hospital


EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- An East Grand Rapids man and emergency room physician will run 163 miles Friday to raise money for the Injury Prevention Program at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

Jim Trout, an ultra-marathoner, has been setting and breaking records all of his life. Participating in dozens of races, bike rides and marathons, Trout's new focus: exploring a part of Michigan he has yet to see.

"I look at the map and I kind of figure out all these things I can do," he said. "Then I figure out how, either by bike or running or kayak."

Starting at 4 a.m. Friday, Trout will run a 163-mile trek between Onekama and Tawas city. He hopes to complete the meager goal in under 40 hours.

Police receive dozens of fireworks complaints


EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Parts of West Michigan seemed like a war zone over the weekend, as people set off fireworks late into the night around Independence Day.

There were loud explosions, bursting with color to celebrate our freedoms. That includes the freedom to complain about fireworks.

"We respond to all complaints," said Captain Brian Williams with the East Grand Rapids Department of Public Safety.

Seven of the 24 fireworks complaints to Kent County dispatch came from East Grand Rapids.

"We had someone call, knowing that it was legal to light fireworks, but they had an elderly person in their home and it was scaring them," said Williams.

EGR celebrates the holiday with Reeds Lake run


EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich, (WZZM)-- The East Grand Rapids Community Foundation is celebrating this Independence Day with a 4.9 mile run/walk fundraiser. It is Saturday morning at 8:30 AM. The race starts at the East Grand Rapids Middle School.

Adult registration is $30, and Kids are $10. There are no late fees. For more information, visit the event's website.


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Independence Day message from your American Legion Clubs

Independence Day message from your American Legion Clubs

Happy Independence Day

 

This message is from your local American Legion Clubs all over our Nation:

 

We, as Americans, are blessed to live in the “Home of the Brave.” Join us this Independence Day in celebrating the freedoms we hold so dear, while thanking the brave men and women who fought at home and abroad, and their families who sacrificed along with them, to allow us this privilege.

On Independence Day and every day, display your American flag prominently and your American Legion Auxiliary membership proudly to spread your passion and dedication to our nation’s veterans and to the best and largest women’s patriotic service organization in the world!

May God bless America and each one of you. Happy Independence Day!

Dr. Robert Marko, of Aquinas College, named 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Scholar

Dr. Robert Marko, of Aquinas College, named 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Scholar

Dr. Robert Marko, professor and chair person of the theology department at Aquinas College here in Grand Rapids, MI., has been named a 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Scholar for the fall semester at the Ukrainian Catholic University in L’viv, Ukraine.

“Aquinas is very pleased and proud that Dr. Marko once again has been recognized with this prestigious award,” said Aquinas Provost, Gilda Gely. “It is extremely competitive on an international scale, so it is exciting to Aquinas making its’ mark in this global space.” Dr. Marko was also awarded a Fulbright in 2008, focusing then on what the Eastern Christian theological tradition brings to the West.

The Fulbright Program, aiming to increase mutual understanding between the people of the world, is the flagship international educational exchange program, sponsored by the U.S. Government.

Erykah Badu Concert Tickets on Sale Soon

Erykah Badu Concert Tickets on Sale Soon

Ticket sales for the Erykah Badu performance at Miller Auditorium go on sale Wednesday, May 13, 2015 on line at www.millerauditorium.com or by phone at 269-387-2300/800-228-9858 or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office. Group discounts are available at 269-387-2312.

Grammy Award-winning neo-soul musician, Erykah Badu will grace the Miller Auditorium stage for a one night only performance. Performance time is Friday, July 10, 2015 at 8:30pm.

This artist is best known for her eccentric style and cerebral music. She is a soul singer and songwriter. Her first album, Baduizm, released on February 11, 1997, was certified triple platinum and spawned the singles “On & On,” “Next Lifetime” and “Other Side of the Game.”

Additional information on Erykah Badu can be obtained at her website, http://www.erykah-badu.com/.