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Mom 2 Mom Sale at Lakes Mall in Muskegon

Mom 2 Mom Sale at Lakes Mall in Muskegon

The Lakes Mall announces the upcoming Mom 2 Mom Sale taking place at The Lakes Mall on Saturday, April 11, from 9am – 2pm.  The free event will feature over 55 vendors, character appearances, car seat installations and much more.

Mom 2 Mom Sale is a first-time event offering a large selection of gently used children’s clothing, accessories, toys, gear, furniture, strollers and more sold by Muskegon-area Moms.  In addition, local nonprofit organizations geared towards families will participate in the event including March of Dimes, Muskegon Community Health Project, Catholic Charities West Michigan, Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, Birth Quest Services and many more.

My Town: Kent ISD superintendent candidate withdraws application

My Town: Kent ISD superintendent candidate withdraws application

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—The Kent Intermediate School District will continue screening its lone finalist for superintendent.

Monday, West Ottawa Schools Superintendent Tom Martin announced he is withdrawing his application for the job.  Martin was one of two finalists for the position with Kent ISD. 

In a statement released to WZZM 13 Monday, Martin said, “After talking with West Ottawa’s board president who urged me to stay and hearing the same support through numerous emails, notes and phone calls, I’ve decided to withdraw from the Kent ISD search. We have come so far in this district, and with the continued support of staff and community, we can and will build on that improvement for all of our students. College, career and life ready is a vision that’s becoming a reality, and I look forward to continue being a part of that success.”

My Town Sparta: Free photos with the Easter Bunny April 4

My Town Sparta: Free photos with the Easter Bunny April 4

SPARTA, Mich.—The Easter Bunny will take a break from hiding eggs to hop into Sparta this weekend.

Families are invited to visit the Easter Bunny Saturday, April 4 at Sparta Community House, 80 N. Union Street. Children can pose for free pictures taken by the North Kent Camera Club.  Family Farm & Home will have baby chicks and ducks available to entertain the kids while they wait to visit the harbinger of spring. 

The Easter Bunny’s visit will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parking is available in the library lot.

My Town: Date set for the Sparta Rodeo's return

My Town: Date set for the Sparta Rodeo's return

SPARTA, Mich.—Get your cowboy hats ready—the date is set for the return of the Sparta Rodeo.

This year’s event will take place Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6 at 5 p.m. at the Sparta Rodeo Grounds, located at M-37 and 13 Mile Road.  Organizers plan to prepare the grounds beginning August 29.  No glass bottles or dogs will be allowed at the event.  All seating will be on the lawn.

Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for youth ages 6-17 and free for children up to age five.  Camping will also be available from Sept. 2 through Sept. 7; for rates, visit the event site here.

Michigan virtual school hosts informational events throughout March

Michigan virtual school hosts informational events throughout March

OKEMOS, Mich.-- As families continue to seek school options featuring greater flexibility and control for their children’s education, one of Michigan’s statewide virtual schools – Michigan Connections Academy – has scheduled a variety of information events throughout March.

Interested families are encouraged to attend upcoming events to learn more about how virtual learning works, meet teachers and familiarize themselves with the schools’ award-winning curriculum.

My Town: Spring Church Bazaar returns Saturday

My Town: Spring Church Bazaar returns Saturday

KENT CITY, Mich.-- Spring is here, which means it's time for the Spring Church Bazaar.

The event showcases booths filled with one-of-a-kind gifts made available by artists and vendors.  The bazaar is open Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests will also have the opportunity to check out delicious baked goods and experience lunch during this spring craft show. Proceeds from the luncheon and bake sale will benefit the Adopt-A-Family program.

Admission is $1.  The Spring Church Bazaar will take place at Mamrelund Church located on 4085 Lutheran Church Road in Kent City.  For more information, call (616) 887-8873 or visit www.mamrelund.weebly.com.

My Town: Search for Kent ISD's next superintendent down to two

My Town: Search for Kent ISD's next superintendent down to two

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—The search for Kent Intermediate School District’s next superintendent is down to two people.

After the first round of interviews this week, the Kent ISD School board whittled down the pool of four finalists to two- Ron Caniff, superintendent of Grandville Public Schools; and Tom Martin, superintendent of West Ottawa Public Schools.  Superintendents Dr. Curtis Finch of the Mecosta-Osceola ISD and Dr. Sara Magana Shubel of East Grand Rapids Public Schools were not selected for second round interviews.

Caniff and Martin will be interviewed a second time Tuesday, March 31.  The person selected for the job will replace Kevin Konarska, who is retiring on June 30, after nine years of leading Kent ISD.