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Lenten Fish Fry List - 2015

Lenten Fish Fry List - 2015

(WZZM) - Lent is underway and we have a list of area churches and organizations offering fish on Friday's for the next 40 days.

Some churches are having events on Good Friday (4/3) and some are not.  For further details and confirmations on any listing, you may want to call ahead.

If you have a Fish Fry not listed here, send details to webmaster@wzzm13.com.

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My Town: Real estate professionals to give back to public servants

My Town: Real estate professionals to give back to public servants

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.A group of real estate professionals have come together to create a service that is giving back to those who serve the public in the Grand Rapids area.

"U Deserve" has brought together several professionals who are dedicated to lowering costs associated with buying, selling or refinancing a home for active military members, veterans, firefighters, police officers, EMS providers, health care professionals and educators.

“Growing up with a father who served in the National Guard and as a police officer, I was able to see first-hand how much public service individuals give back to their communities,” said Kevin Wildman, founder of U Deserve.  “U Deserve is a way of saying ‘thank you’ to those individuals.”

Woman killed in bike-SUV crash

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Grand Rapids-area woman is dead after a crash involving a bicycle and an SUV in Kent County.

It happened around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday on Plainfield Avenue near Rockhill Drive, northeast of Five Mile Road NE.

Deputies were called to the scene on a report of a cyclist hit by a vehicle. They found Anita Daugavietis, 58, on the ground with what were described as severe injuries.

Investigators determined Daugavietis was riding her bicycle southbound on Plainfield. The driver of the SUV, also southbound on Plainfield, did not see the bike and hit the woman from behind. Deputies say the bike did not have any lights.

Daugavietis was taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, where she died from her injuries.

Deputies say the driver of the SUV had not been drinking. They say speed is not believed to be a factor in the accident.

G.R. Kia dealership sold, moved

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The dealership that used to be called Keller Kia now has a new owner and a new location.

Auto retailers Bill Doraty and Jeff Johnson announced Monday they've bought the dealership, rebranding it as Kia of North Grand Rapids. They've also moved the business from Alpine Ave. to Plainfield Ave. near 5 Mile.

They tell us the move will expand the dealership, adding about 30 new jobs. Doraty and Johnson say their sales staff will be paid a salary without any commissions.

Keller Ford tells WZZM that they sold Kia brand to Doraty and Johnson to focus solely on Ford and pre-owned vehicles.

The owners are still planning an official grand opening.

Village Motorsports cleaning up after semi backs into building

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Grand Rapids business is cleaning up after management says a semi truck driver backed into the building, heavily damaging a wall, and then drove away.

It happened around 6 o'clock Monday evening at Village Motorsports, 3700 Plainfield Ave. NE.

General Manager Brad Schroeder told WZZM 13 it sounded like "a bomb went off," and when employees ran out to investigate, they found heavy damage to an outside wall. Schroeder says the truck driver denied responsibility and then drove away.

"It was obvious that he did it, the damage was [also] to the trailer he was driving," Schroeder said. "By the time I went to get my phone out of my office and came back, he decided he had other plans."

Employees were able to get photos of the semi, which they have turned over to police.

My Town: TV recycling no longer free in Kent County beginning Feb. 16

My Town: TV recycling no longer free in Kent County beginning Feb. 16


GRAND RAPIDS – It seems most households now have flat-screen televisions these days, but many people may still have an older Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) television in their home. Kent County Department of Public Works (DPW) has collected 5.6 million pounds of electronics, including televisions, since 2001, without charging residents a fee. These items are processed by a third-party recycler. CRT televisions contains approximately 5-10 pounds of lead, a toxic component for our environment that can cause a variety of health issues. Due to the increasing cost of recycling televisions, Kent County DPW will begin charging a recycling fee starting February 16.

Meijer generates nearly $6 Million for Midwest food pantries in 2014

Meijer generates nearly $6 Million for Midwest food pantries in 2014


The Meijer Simply Give program – held three times a year – generated nearly $6 million in 2014 for food pantries throughout the Midwest, bringing the program’s overall donation total to nearly $14 million since it began in November 2008.

The retailer’s most recent campaign, which ended in January, was the most successful holiday campaign in the program’s history, resulting in a total of more than $1.8 million for hungry families.