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My Town: More houses on display during Spring Parade of Homes

My Town: More houses on display during Spring Parade of Homes

 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—From toxin-free to maintenance free, dozens of West Michigan homes will be open to the public this Memorial Day Weekend as part of the Spring Parade of Homes.

Even more houses and condominiums will be on display this year- 78 homes from West Olive to Ada.  The homes will be on display through June 7.  They range in price from $100,000 to more than $1 million. This year’s listings include homes in Ada, Alpine Township, Allendale, Alto, Belmont, Byron Center, Caledonia, Cascade, Coopersville, East Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Holland, Hudsonville, Jenison, Kentwood, Lowell, Plainfield, Rockford, Walker, West Olive and Wyoming.  For a complete list of homes, click here.

My Town: Restaurant donating May 21 food sales to family of crash victim

My Town: Restaurant donating May 21 food sales to family of crash victim

GRANDVILLE, Mich.— A Grandville restaurant will donate a portion of its sales Wednesday night to help the family of a Grandville teenager killed in a crash.

Roman Aguilar-Emmons, 18, was killed May 3 when the SUV he was a passenger in ran a stop sign and collided with a pickup truck on 8 Mile Road and Northland Drive.  His cousin, 22-year-old Michael Jonathan Aguilar, was also killed in the crash.

Roman was a senior at Grandville High School, a school that’s already mourning the deaths of  hockey captain Ryan Fischer and Alyssa Arends, 15.   He planned to join the police academy after graduation.

Michael was a graduate of Coopersville High School.  Both men leave behind their parents, and numerous siblings, nephews and nieces.

My Town: Dozens of companies hiring at Veterans Job Fair May 16

My Town: Dozens of companies hiring at Veterans Job Fair May 16

MUSKEGON, Mich.—Approximately 90 businesses will be looking for employees during the Muskegon Veterans Job Fair this Friday, May 16.

The hiring event will take place on the U.S.S. LST 393 Veterans Museum Ship, docked at 560 Mart Street in Muskegon.  This is the third year for the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Job openings range from engineering to grocery store cashiers.  Participating businesses include:

My Town: Lamont Spring Festival May 17

My Town: Lamont Spring Festival May 17

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—The Lamont Civic Association is getting ready to celebrate spring with antique cars, live music and barbecue.

The Lamont Spring Festival is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lamont Christian Reformed Church in Coopersville.  Visitors can check out antique vehicles and tractors, crafts and children activities, a bike contest and parade, carriage rides, river cruises and live music while dining on barbecue chicken and kettle corn.

Best of all, the festival is free.

My Town: Ten advance in 2014 Bishop Baraga Film Festival Competition

My Town: Ten advance in 2014 Bishop Baraga Film Festival Competition

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Student filmmakers are getting ready for the final round of the 2014 Bishop Baraga Film Festival Competition.

Students in grades 8-12 submitted short videos about their Catholic faith.   The competition has been whittled down to ten finalists from four districts.  During Champions Night on May 13, their films will grace the big screen at Celebration Cinema North in Grand Rapids.    A panel of judges will pick the top three films, which will receive cash prizes. The grand prize is $2,000.

The ten finalists include:

My Town: Coopersville Cares shares donation wish list for families in need

My Town: Coopersville Cares shares donation wish list for families in need

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—Coopersville Cares is looking for donations to restock its shelves for families in need.

The organization is looking for the following items:

  • Rice
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Dried beans
  • Jelly
  • Ramen noodles
  • Baby food
  • Diapers (sizes 1-4)

Coopersville Cares is located at 180 60th Ave. in Coopersville.  Those interested in making a donation or utilizing its services should call (616) 997-8602.

My Town: Ottawa County millage renewal up for discussion

My Town: Ottawa County millage renewal up for discussion

FERRYSBURG, Mich.—Voters may soon decide whether to renew a millage for the North Ottawa Council on Aging.

During its regular meeting Monday night, the Ferrysburg City Council will discuss and possibly vote on whether to add the proposed renewal to the August 5 ballot.  The proposal is for .2500 mills from 2015 through 2024.

The North Ottawa Council on Aging provides resources and support to seniors living in North Ottawa County.  Service areas include Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg, Allendale, Coopersville and Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Polk, Chester, Wright and Crockery townships.    

Monday’s meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at Ferrysburg City Hall, located at 17290 Roosevelt Road.