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Cascade Community Foundation Iron Chef Competition Tonight

Cascade Community Foundation Iron Chef Competition Tonight

Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education student chefs will be competing this evening, using the "secret ingredient," for the opportunity to take home the Iron Skillet Award and a College Scholarship. They will be preparing gourmet cuisine for the judges to savor.

Cynthia Kay Afendoulis will be honored at this year's event with the Claude and Marion Robinson Community Leadership Award. This is awarded to an individual who is committed to improving the community and the lives of neighbors. Cynthia is the owner of Cynthia Kay & Co., a media production and corporate communications company.

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East Grand Rapids slips past Grandville


EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- East Grand Rapids edged Grandville 34-28 Friday night.

The Pioneers improved to 3-2, while the Bulldogs suffered their third straight loss after a 2-0 start.


Aquinas College Honors Notable Alumni

Aquinas College Honors Notable Alumni

On Thursday, September 25, Aquinas College honored notable alumni as a part of its 13th annual Awards Gala. Brad Smith (’91), president and CEO of Intuit, a software company based in California, received the Outstanding Alumnus Award. Jacqueline D. Taylor (’80), Ph.D., a higher education administrator for more than 30 years, received the Outstanding Alumna Award.

“Both Brad Smith and Jacqueline Taylor are outstanding examples of Aquinas alumni,” said President Juan Olivarez. “In their fields they have set great examples for innovation and long term thinking. We’re proud to honor them both and to count them among our graduates.”

Smith earned his master of management degree from Aquinas College in 1991. Prior to joining Intuit, he served as the senior vice president of marketing and business development at ADP in Grand Rapids. In 2003, he joined Intuit as the vice president and general manager of the Accountant Central and Developer Network.

2014 AQ Run Thru: 5K Run & Two Mile Walk on September 27

2014 AQ Run Thru: 5K Run & Two Mile Walk on September 27

As part of the Aquinas College Homecoming, walkers & runners are invited to take part in this 2014 AQ Run Thru to benefit Mary Free Bed Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports.

This 6th Annual fun run course is a scenic route through Aquinas College, highlighting many new additions to the campus & the natural trails.

Aquinas College is located at 1607 Robinson Road SE in GR. Registration takes place at Lower St. Joe’s Parking Lot on Saturday, September 27 from 8:00-8:45am and the run starts at 9:00am.

Visit www.aquinas.edu/health/aqrun.html for more information & to download the Registration Form.

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Crash’s Landing Fundraiser on September 24

Crash’s Landing Fundraiser on September 24

Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary invites the community to participate in this worthy cause.

Print a flier from Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary website below. On Wednesday, September 24 from 11am to 11pm the public is invited to present the coupon to any one of the 14 Pizza Hut locations and 20% of their total bill will be donated to Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary. This is included for Dine-in, Carry out or Delivery.

The Flier has the list & addresses of the 14 participating Pizza Hut locations on the North & South side.

Visit http://www.crashslanding.org for the flier & print the coupon.  

Muskegon jumps out to early lead, routs EGR


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Big Reds jumped out to a 14-0 lead and cruised to a 37-7 victory over East Grand Rapids Friday night.

Muskegon improves to a perfect 4-0, while the Pioneers fall to 2-2.


GRPD finds suspects in Airsoft shooting incidents


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Grand Rapids Police say warrants have been issued for two men in recent Airsoft shooting incidents.

Ryan Lee Kooima, 20 and Taylor Alexander Ingram, 19, will be charged with three counts of Assault and Battery. Seven shooting incidents happened September 7 and 8 in Grand Rapids and two in East Grand Rapids. There were no serious injuries.

Police say that Kooima and Ingram were supposed to turn themselves in to police earlier, but had yet to do so as of Wednesday afternoon. Thursday morning, they did turn themselves in.

Grand Rapids Police thanks the public for helping identifying the suspects.