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WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

 

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR AND RETIRED BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL C.H. McDANIEL

PARTICIPATES IN WEST MICHIGAN DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

 

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To honor all those who sacrificed their lives during the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum hosted the 13th annual Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute from sunrise to sunset on September 11, 2014. WMU-Cooley Law School Professor and retired Brigadier General Michael C.H.

My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- The 2014-2015 school year is officially underway for West Michigan students.

On Sept. 2, which was the official start of classes for most schools, State Superintendent Mike Flanagan released this statement: 

"It’s a great day to be Back to School in Michigan !

Let me take a moment to wish everyone a positive and successful school year.

Our team here at the Michigan Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and I appreciate the hard work and daily dedication teachers, administrators, school board members, and other school staff devote to our children in Michigan.

My Town: Pizza to help pets Aug. 27

My Town: Pizza to help pets Aug. 27

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary invite the community to help rescued cats Wednesday, Aug. 27 by picking up a pizza.

Print a flyer from Crash's Landing's website and present it to employees at any of the 14 participating Pizza Hut locations Wednesday to donate 20 percent of your total bill to Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary.  The benefit runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 27 and includes dine-in, carry out or delivery orders.

The flyer has the list and addresses of the 14 participating Pizza Hut locations in the Grand Rapids area.

My Town Plainfield Township: Triathlon draws nearly 1,000 to Versluis Park

My Town Plainfield Township: Triathlon draws nearly 1,000 to Versluis Park

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—More than 450 athletes filled Versluis Park last weekend to take part in Michigan’s only full iron distance triathlon.

It took more than 500 volunteers and numerous sponsors to pull off the ISI Michigan Titanium Sunday.  Approximately 60 percent of the athletes who participated are from Michigan, but some competitors came from as far away as Peru.  The triathlon consisted of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a marathon run.  Some athletes were on the course for nearly 17 hours.

This year’s top triathlon finisher for men was Jimi Minnema, with a time of 9:26:04; Josephine Weeden was the first female to cross the finish line, with a time of 11:27:46. In the half triathlon, David Vanbold finished first for men, with a time of 4:19:30; Kaitlyn Patterson was the top female finisher in the half triathlon, with a time of 4:53:57.  

My Town Plainfield Township: Supporter of Michigan Titanium challenges employees to compete

My Town Plainfield Township: Supporter of Michigan Titanium challenges employees to compete

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PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Want to work for a company that embraces healthy living? Here is one amazing example.

Ryan Leestma, owner of ISI, the new title sponsor of the Michigan Titanium,  truly embraces this philosophy. He has not only committed to support Michigan’s only full iron distance triathlon for years to come as a sponsor, but also walks the talk when it comes to his employees.

Leestma has encouraged his employees to get involved with the ISI Michigan Titanium, Michigan’s only full iron distance triathlon. If they do, he will not only purchase a bike for them, but will provide other equipment and personalize training to ensure they have a great race. Why? He knows that triathletes rank among the top earners, driven, successful personalities out there, according to a recent study by USA Triathlon.

My Town Plainfield Township: Shelly Wind-Bell benefit Aug. 20

My Town Plainfield Township: Shelly Wind-Bell benefit Aug. 20

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.-- Flo's Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar will host a benefit for the family of a dying woman.

Shelly Wind-Bell has end stage renal disease and both of her kidneys are failing. To help her family cover expenses, Flo's will donate 15 percent of food sales on Wednesday, Aug. 20 to her family.  Patrons must show their server a flyer for the benefit to have a portion of their paid bill donated.  Donations for the family can also be made at any Huntington Bank Branch under  the Andrew Tolley Memorial Foundation.

Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar is located at 1259 Post Dr. NE in Belmont.  For a flyer, visit  www.facebook.com/AndrewTFoundation.

My Town: West Michigan Archery Center grand opening celebration Aug. 16

My Town: West Michigan Archery Center grand opening celebration Aug. 16

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—  Community members are invited to check out the newest sporting attraction now open in Kent County.

Phase I construction of the West Michigan Archery Center recently wrapped up.  The site includes a 10,000 square foot facility, parking lot, rain gardens and practice range.  Archers can also test their skills on a world-class 3-D range.

WMAC will host a grand opening celebration and community open house Saturday, Aug. 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome to try out shooting and meet the facility's coaches during the event. WMAC is located at 3500 10 Mile Road and shares a driveway with the Art Van Sportsplex.