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Spaghetti Dinner – HCNC Fund Raiser

Spaghetti Dinner – HCNC Fund Raiser

Make plans to visit Kent City for the Howard Christian Nature Center Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser taking place on Sunday, October 14 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Bring the family to 16190 Red Pine Drive NW in Kent City to enjoy good food for a great cause to benefit Howard Christian Nature Center's programs! The menu includes spaghetti, bread and delectable dessert.

Donations: $5/per person, $20/Families of 4 or more.

Author Daniel Boerman to visit the Sparta Library

Author Daniel Boerman to visit the Sparta Library

From the Sparta Library Facebook page:

Author visit and book signing, Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30pm, in Sparta Twp. Library's conference room. Books are available for $15.00.

Street Art Review AUCTION – Oct. 17

Street Art Review AUCTION – Oct. 17

Looking for the Barn Raisin’ Street Art Review that lined mainstreet Sparta this summer?  They are on display at 109 E.

Allendale 34, Sparta 7

SPARTA - (WZZM) - Our Allendale Hot Shot got us video on the road at Sparta Friday.  Watch the attached video for highlights.

2012 Barn Raisin' sculpture auction

2012 Barn Raisin' sculpture auction

From the Sparta, Michigan Facebook page:

The auction of the 2012 Barn Raisin' sculptures in downtown Sparta will be Wednesday, Oct. 17 online at www.orbitbidcharity.com. All proceeds of these sculptures will fund the 2013 Street Art Review art competition. Hmmm, wonder what the 2013 art sculptures theme will be?

Try It Before You Buy It: Perfect Tortilla pan

SPARTA, Mich. (WZZM) -- When you go to a restaurant, taco salad in an edible shell is always something special you can't get at home. But the Perfect Tortilla pan says you CAN make them at home in your own kitchen.

I took the Perfect Tortilla pans to Downtown Trini's in Sparta where owner Trini Paiz helped me test it out. Trini showed me how they deep fry their taco salad shells. The Perfect Tortilla shells are baked, so there's less fat.

At first we thought the Perfect Tortilla pans were small, but we used the same 10-inch flour tortillas that Trini uses. We baked them for 10 minutes and they came out crispy and ready to fill with toppings and were the same size as the restaurant's.

Sparta leaf pick-up for 2012

Sparta leaf pick-up for 2012

VILLAGE – WIDE LEAF PICK-UP FOR FALL 2012 IS SCHEDULED TO START MONDAY, OCTOBER 8TH THROUGH THE END OF NOVEMBER

Residents are asked to rake their leaves into piles between the curb and sidewalk or area next to street if there is no curb and sidewalk.

PLEASE DO NOT RAKE LEAVES INTO THE STREETS.

If you put your leaves in the street you will be asked to remove them. If you mix pet waste in your leaves they will not be picked up. If you prefer an alternative to the Village picking up your leaves you may bring them to the Village Garage at 276 w. Division. If you chose to bring them to the garage please remove from plastic bags.

THIS IS A LEAF PICK-UP ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT SET OUT BRUSH, ROOTS, STUMPS OR GARDEN WASTE AS THE LEAF VAC CAN NOT EXCEPT THESE ITEMS.