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My Town EGR: Final 'Concerts In The Park' performance July 15

My Town EGR: Final 'Concerts In The Park' performance July 15

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— A Michigan musician will take the stage this Tuesday for the final Concerts In The Park performance, sponsored by United Bank of Michigan.

Jim Shaneberger will give the last of the six free performances at 7 p.m. in John Collins Park.   Shaneberger is a mainstay in the Michigan music scene for 15 years and counting. Best known as a bass guitarist and vocalist, he is making his songwriting debut. His songs boast a bluesy, funky, soulful combination and showcase his diverse range of musical interests. 

My Town EGR: West Catholic students to earn credits from Aquinas College

My Town EGR: West Catholic students to earn credits from Aquinas College

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Students of West Catholic High School will have a new opportunity to earn college credits beginning this fall.

The school is teaming up with Aquinas College to create a dual enrollment pilot program.  Eligible juniors and seniors will have a chance to take Principles of Accounting in the fall and Principles of Management in the spring.  The college courses will have the same rigor and expectations as those taught on Aquinas’ campus, but will be taught at the high school by Aquinas faculty.  West Catholic students will not need to pay additional tuition for the classes, but will be required to purchase their own books.

My Town EGR: Free performance by The Puddle Sharks July 8

My Town EGR: Free performance by The Puddle Sharks July 8

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Time is running out to enjoy a free summertime tradition in East Grand Rapids.

Concerts In The Park returns Tuesday, July 8 when The Puddle Sharks take the stage.  The 7 p.m. performance will take place at John Collins Park.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair and picnic basket to the performance. No barbecues, grilling, open fires or alcohol will be allowed.  Due to construction on Lakeside Drive, drivers will need to seek alternate parking.  If inclement weather occurs, performances may be cancelled.  To find out the status of a concert, call (616) 940-4800 ext. 300.

Concerts In The Park is sponsored by United Bank of Michigan. Jim Shaneberger will give the final performance of the season on July 15.

My Town EGR: More town homes proposed for Croswell Avenue

My Town EGR: More town homes proposed for Croswell Avenue

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Another new development slated for Croswell Avenue SE will go before the planning commission this week.

Kevin Brant wants to demolish the existing homes at 715 Croswell and 721 Croswell and build two two-story town homes, each with two units.  The two-phase project would include a basement and roof top access, as well as an attached garage for each building.

In April, Mosaic Properties began clearing a portion of Croswell Avenue to make space for a new residential development, which included 10 town homes, a standalone home for a family and retail space.

Planning commissioners will review Brant’s site plans during their regular meeting Tuesday, July 8, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Fourth of July: Find fireworks displays in your area

Fourth of July: Find fireworks displays in your area

 

(WZZM)- The Following is a list of area fireworks displays as found on michiganfireworks.com as well as communities WZZM 13 contacted. Check with local municipalities for details. All times are dusk unless noted.

 

July 1

 

Wyoming - Lamar Park - Concerts in the Park

 

July 2

 

Comstock Park - At Fifth Third Ballpark after the Whitecaps game

 

Hart, Michigan - John Gurney Park Beach over Hart Lake

 

July 3

 

Allegan, Michigan - On the riverfront

 

Comstock Park - At Fifth Third Ballpark after the Whitecaps game

My Town: Piece of Michigan history returns to the streets

My Town: Piece of Michigan history returns to the streets

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--- A piece of Michigan history will return to the streets of Southeast Grand Rapids this holiday weekend.

Organizers of the Hollyhock Lane Parade say it’s the oldest continuing Fourth of July procession in the state.  The parade was founded in 1934 by the Calvin-Giddings Patriotic Association.  This will be the event’s 80th anniversary.

The Hollyhock Lane Parade will kick off at Calvin Avenue and Alexander Street SE at 8:30 a.m.  on July 4. The procession will end at Franklin Street and Giddings Avenue.  A patriotic ceremony will begin in the backyard of 847 Giddings shortly thereafter.  Float awards, refreshments and live music will also be featured.

Caught Being Safe program launches statewide

Michigan State Police, local law enforcement and Michigan’s Field Neurosciences Institute have teamed up with McDonald’s of Michigan to once again launch “Caught Being Safe,” a statewide bicycle/scooter helmet safety program. Kids wearing helmets and “caught being safe” by participating law enforcement officials will treated to a free ice cream cone or Apple Dippers at McDonald’s. 

According to the Field Neurosciences Institute (of Michigan): “Caught Being Safe! has shown a significant increase in both helmet utilization and public awareness regarding the critical importance of wearing a bicycle helmet. This program has impacted not only children but adults as well.”