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Local college and university students offer free tax filing service

Local college and university students offer free tax filing service

KENTWOOD, Mich.—Tax season is almost here and Davenport University is ready to help.

Student and faculty volunteers from Davenport will begin offering free income tax preparation sessions to low- and middle-income tax filers Thursday, Jan. 23.  The service is available on a first come, first serve basis to families making less than $55,000 in total household income.  People who want to utilize the program should bring the following materials:

Careerline Tech Center opens newly renovated culinary classroom

Careerline Tech Center opens newly renovated culinary classroom

HOLLAND, Mich.—Nearly 6,000 square feet of newly renovated space is now open to a new generation of chefs.

Last summer, Careerline Tech Center began transforming the space into a teaching arena like no other high school in Michigan.  The new facility allows students to train on commercial grade equipment typically found in elite culinary colleges.  The equipment includes a steam/convection oven, new fryer and two broiler ovens.  Construction crews also added a demonstration lab with tiered seating and video monitors for optimal viewing.

“Our program is at capacity and the students are amazed at the new facilities,” says Joe Carmolli, culinary and pastry arts instructor for CTC. “Recent graduates told me they wish they could come back to experience the new lab. They are a little jealous.” 

St. Michael's holds Second School Sale Jan. 18

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.-- St. Michael's is cleaning out its classrooms for a Second School Sale Saturday, Jan. 18.

Classroom items not needed by the church will be on sale from 9 a.m. until noon.  Proceeds from the sale will go toward purchasing new playground equipment for the preschool.

St. Michael's wants to raise $8,000 for the playground project.  Collection buckets are located in the church.  Checks for larger donations can be sent to the parish office.  St. Michael's is located at 17150 88th Avenue in Coopersville.

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.  

Coopersville Area Public Schools seek Emerald Awards nominations

Coopersville Area Public Schools seek Emerald Awards nominations

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. - Is there someone who impacts Coopersville Area Schools that you wish you could honor?

Is there someone that is "Living it!" every day, everywhere, being one of the “compassionate citizens who contribute to the global community” for our students? Together we accomplish the CAPS mission statement. We have businesses, organizations, employees and  volunteers that do both small and large things every day, everywhere for this school district, from business discounts, to volunteering in the classroom, to creatively and cost-effectively solving problems. This is your opportunity to acknowledge them. 

Lakers hold canned food drive during Saturday game

Lakers hold canned food drive during Saturday game

ALLENDALE, Mich.-- The Grand Valley State University Lakers encourage the community to come out to support their team while helping hungry families during Saturday's game against Kentucky Wesleyan.

Tip-off is at 1 p.m. in the Fieldhouse Arena on GVSU's Allendale campus.  

Original ticket prices are as follows:

  • Adults: $9 each
  • Children ages 4-17: $5 each
  • Seniors ages 55 or over:  $5 each
  • Children ages three and under: Free

Bring two non-perishable food items and get tnto the game for free!

For more information, call (616)331-3200 or visit www.grandrapids.org/community-calendar .

Five tips to create a learning-friendly home from Michigan Connections Academy

Five tips to create a learning-friendly home from Michigan Connections Academy

With school in full swing, many students are spending lots of time outside of the classroom working on homework or studying.

Families can improve regular study habits by following are a few household tips from educators at Michigan Connections Academy, a tuition-free, K-12 public virtual online school.

1.  Reduce clutter and get organized