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Kent Harvest Trails

Kent Harvest Trails

Fourteen farms are participating in this fun fall adventure for families to experience!

Each farm offers its unique experience from corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, harvested home-grown fruits & vegetables and so much more. Families won’t want to miss all the excitement of this colorful season!

Visit www.kentharvesttrails.org for the list of participating farms.

Fall Harvest Festival on September 8 & 9

Fall Harvest Festival on September 8 & 9

The town of Kent City is showing its joyous colors at the end of this week for a Fall Harvest extravaganza.

Bring the family to the American Legion on Friday, September 8 from 5-8pm for a delicious Fish Fry to start off the festivities. Saturday, September 9 to kick off the day, stop by the Kent City High School for a delightful pancake breakfast, starting at 7am-10am sponsored by the Casnovia / Kent City Lions Club

There is so much to experience with a Community Yard Sale from 8am to dusk, a Car, Truck & Bike Show beginning at 12:30pm, Arts & Craft Show, a Fall Parade, Kids Street Fair, a Pedal Tractor Pull, a Spaghetti Dinner and so much more that your family will not want to miss.

Last but not least, enjoy the beautiful display of fireworks around dusk at the Kent City High School Football Field.

Visit: www.facebook.com/events/111225022888707 for details.

Dinner & Concert Tonight

Dinner & Concert Tonight

Roger’s Park explodes with musical entertainment and great eats, tonight, while relaxing under the stars!

The 50/60’s Sea Cruiser’s will light up Rogers Park beginning at 6:30pm and Peace Lutheran Church will be offering a Beef & Pork Dinner along with mashed potatoes & gravy, cowboy baked beans, green beans, roll & butter, beverages and ice cream sundaes. Cost is $10 for Adults, $5 for Kids 4-10 years of age.

Visit: www.spartachamber.com for a schedule and any last minute changes.

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

As more people take their dogs outside to enjoy the summer weather, Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) is launching its “Always Ask” campaign, sharing safety advice for interacting with dogs. More warm and sunny days means more dogs on the streets, and HSWM believes it’s important that the community knows how to approach dogs to protect themselves and the animals.

“The goal of this campaign is to make a habit of respecting the animal’s needs over our own,” said Trudy Jeffers, Executive Director at HSWM. “Animals, especially dogs, have boundaries just like humans and simply need their space. They will let you know if they don’t want to interact by giving basic cues.”

HSWM provides the following tips when meeting a dog:

Elzinga & Volkers Completes $3.2 Million Renovation of Hope Church

Elzinga & Volkers Completes $3.2 Million Renovation of Hope Church

Elzinga & Volkers (E&V), a leading provider of construction management services, announced today the firm has completed a $3.2 million renovation of Hope Church located at 77 W 11th St. in Holland. The project included a 10,000-square-foot renovation of the youth area, nursery, gathering area, meeting rooms and administrative offices, and a 3,900-square-foot chapel addition provides an alternate worship area for parishioners.

The project, which began in April 2016, will be revealed to the community on Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. The celebration will begin with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony and conclude with an open house featuring group tours.

Study Highlights Continual Upward Growth of Online Education

Study Highlights Continual  Upward Growth of Online Education

Across the country, enrollment in online learning has increased by 80% the past five years, with more than 2.7 million students currently choosing online learning. In a recent study by Research and Markets, virtual learning is expected to become even more prominent in the future. Across Michigan, schools such as Michigan Connections Academy (MICA) and Great Lakes Cyber Academy (GLCA) – statewide, tuition-free, public online schools – are meeting the growing demand from students and families.

As Online Learning Continues to Grow in Popularity, Parents Invited to Attend Info Sessions

As Online Learning Continues to Grow in Popularity, Parents Invited to Attend Info Sessions

As enrollment in online learning continues to increase across the county – by 80% over the past five years – two statewide, tuition-free, public virtual education schools, Great Lakes Cyber Academy (GLCA) and Michigan Connections Academy (MICA), are inviting the local community to learn more about the benefits of virtual education. Families that attend can expect to meet with staff and/or families from the school and gain valuable insight on the rigor and flexibility of virtual education and how it may be the solution for their child’s individual learning needs..

If interested, RSVP for any of the upcoming information sessions below:

Great Lakes Cyber Academy:

Pizza Party with Great Lakes Cyber Academy

Tuesday, May 9, 6:00 p.m.

Fricano Place

1050 W. Western Ave., Ste. 210

Muskegon, MI 49441